For over a quarter of a century, the Lion & Compass has maintained a special status in the Silicon Valley. Opening in 1982, the Lion & Compass quickly ... More
Lion and Compass
For over a quarter of a century, the Lion & Compass has maintained a special status in the Silicon Valley. Opening in 1982, the Lion & Compass quickly established its reputation as the premiere business dining restaurant for the high-tec cognescenti. Combining sophisticated urban cuisine with a tropical English environment, a New York Times article from the 1980's noted, "the Lion & Compass is to the Silicon Valley what Sardi's was to the theater district." From business dining and banquets, private corporate events, wedding receptions, to a fine dining experience for two, the Lion & Compass is a culinary oasis in the Silicon Valley.
The food was good, and quite a large serving. We ordered a salad and an entree, which was sufficient for two people.
Some of the venison was a little tough, but the flavour of the plum sauce came out well. The bread they served was a little dry though, but that's possibly because we got there just before closing time. Service was friendly, even though it was closing time, and staff probably wanted to get home.
A tad on the expensive side though, expect to pay about $25 per head, more if you include a drink.
We live in a townhome nearby and walk over a couple times a month. Yeah, it costs more, but the food and people there are great! It's one of the few restaurants I can recommend with confidence that they'll deliver, no mater what the person's tastes are. Well worth the try!