Last night, with our friends, Karen and George, we went to a new restaurant in downtown Pleasanton, The Silver Palate. This restaurant is owned by the same people who owned Baciâ€™s down the street. Unfortunately, the food is nowhere as good. As starters we had mushroom soup, butternut squash soup and a Caesar salad. The mushroom soup was quite disappointing, thin with a strange vinegary taste. For main courses, George had halibut with a Thai salad, very cabbage-y and an odd combination. Karen had steak and shrimp, good shrimp and spinach, adequate steak. John had a mushroom risotto which he said was merely okay due to the fact that it was not very creamy. I had veal marsala which had no marsala taste but was overwhelming acidic with tough veal that seemed to have been boiled rather than sauteed. On the plus side, the waitstaff was very nice and helpful.
Grade for The Silver Palate – D+ (+ for the waitstaff and the spinach side)