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Stunning indoor-outdoor dining spaces and creative California cuisine are on the menu at DivcoWest’s dynamic Sand Hill Collection.
San Francisco-based DivcoWest, together with its partners, is celebrating the opening of Sand Hill Kitchen, a brand-new regionally inspired dining concept located within The Quad at Sand Hill Collection (SHC) in Menlo Park. The restaurant pairs an inventive menu featuring sustainable and seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients with bright, modern design and ample outdoor dining space. It’s the newest addition to Sand Hill Collection’s vibrant ecosystem of world-class offices, activated open spaces, and standout amenities along a coveted stretch of Sand Hill Road.
Situated among rolling, oak-studded hills overlooking Stanford University and the surrounding valley, Sand Hill Kitchen’s airy interior is adorned with lush greenery and modern California ranch-style décor thoughtfully designed to complement the site’s iconic architecture and seamlessly connect with the adjoining outdoor atrium. To start, the full-service restaurant will welcome the public for breakfast and lunch, offering indoor and outdoor seated dining and a grab-and-go counter, with plans for liquor service and a dedicated happy hour menu in the near future.
“We didn’t decide on the word ‘kitchen’ by accident,” said Benjamin Elder, Managing Director at DivcoWest. “We envisioned the space as an extension of this most important place in one’s home, a first and last stop of the day in the heart of the campus where the community can grab a quick cup of coffee, enjoy a casual business lunch with colleagues, or come together to laugh, debate, and pitch ideas.” Sand Hill Kitchen is part and parcel of DivcoWest’s overall vision for Sand Hill Collection – creating places that bring people together and foster wellness in all its forms, where life and work can be effortlessly integrated and mutually fulfilling.
“We’ve taken great care in curating an experience that aligns with what our Sand Hill Collection members and Menlo Park neighbors are looking for,” said Elder. “Sand Hill Road has a long history as a place for Silicon Valley innovators to gather and collaborate. We’re thrilled to build upon that legacy and offer a new place of connection, relaxation, and inspiration.”
To help bring this concept to life, DivcoWest has tapped award-winning food service partner, Bon Appétit Management Company (www.bamco.com), and placed Executive Chef Nicolai Tuban at the helm. “Sand Hill Kitchen is all about celebrating the Northern California lifestyle and offering a fresh perspective on farm-to-table cuisine, starting with the ingredients,” said Tuban. “In addition to featuring local produce, Sand Hill Kitchen will serve humanely raised meat, certified cage-free shell eggs and responsibly sourced fish. Further, we’re looking at ways to reduce food waste and trim transportation, including a planned on-site garden to provide hyperlocal harvest and a peaceful space for our guests to explore.”
The menu will feature wholesome salads, sandwiches, and entrées, including elevated classics and inventive new dishes like:
Bodega sandwich with local farm egg, cheddar, arugula, herb aioli & house-made miso pork sausage
Greek yogurt parfait with house-made maple granola, berries, local honey & bee pollen
Brined Chicken Paillard with crumbed Mary’s chicken breast, caper aioli, frisee, & meyer lemon
Thai salad with herb mix, carrot, green papaya, cucumber, candied cashew, & sweet chili vinaigrette
Grilled wild-caught salmon with blistered peppers, toasted farro, parsley, lemon & salsa verde
Grass-fed beef burger with American cheese, house dressing, konbu pickle, shaved onion & bibb lettuce
Sand Hill Kitchen is located within The Quad at Sand Hill Collection, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Suite 203 Menlo Park, California and is currently open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 2:00 p.m.
High-resolution imagery is available here. Credit for all photos: Michelle K. Min.