Shop Talk: What is the future for MacArthur Park? Restaurants, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm
MacArthur Park, one of Palo Alto's oldest and grandest restaurants, has shown its determination to survive throughout its 31 years. While the restaurant was once considered a Peninsula hot spot, its future is now uncertain.
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Posted by going-going-gone, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Alison Bakery was not likely to succeed because of its location. Even though Starbucks and sandwich shop are big draws, the bakery didn't offer much to compliment these two draws. The products were somewhat overpriced.
Posted by PA Native, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on Aug 6, 2012 at 2:04 am
I never understood the appeal of MacArthur Park. Parking is terrible, food was never good and service was snooty. I think their success was due to their uppity atmosphere, something new for the 80's. I'll be first to wave bye-bye.
Posted by neighbor, a resident of another community, on Aug 6, 2012 at 9:43 am
I adore MacArthur Park. Good food, quiet, sophisticated -- and the historical building and setting is a gorgeous bonus. It's a lovely gateway to the University and a good buffer between the increasingly dense/ugly development along University Ave.
Are the "low density/no parking" freaks going to protest a high-rise going onto the site?
Posted by helene, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:57 am
Several years ago MacArthur Park restaurant was delicious with a lovely atmosphere. I no longer care to dine there as I find the food is not very good. Bring in a new chef with great ideas, and I think the restaurant could turn around.