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New Dining Experience, Sand Hill Sundeck, Brings Elevated and Gourmet Offerings to Menlo Park

The latest restaurant addition to DivcoWest’s Sand Hill Collection  pays homage to the past and offers a fusion of signature northern Californian dishes, reimagined pizza and deli classics, and sun-filled happy hours. 

Menlo Park, CA (June 21, 2024)San Francisco-based DivcoWest, a DivCore Capital Company, in partnership with Bon Appétit Management Company, is proud to announce the opening of Sand Hill Sundeck, a new multi-faceted restaurant concept located in the heart of The Ranch campus within the Sand Hill Collection (“SHC”). Set high on the crest of Sand Hill Road, and unlike any other restaurant in the area, the Sand Hill Sundeck pays tribute to the original Sundeck restaurant on Sand Hill Road by Tom Ford, a central figure in the emergence of Menlo Park as the center of Silicon Valley investment capital and delivers a modern and sophisticated dining experience. Guests at the Sundeck will experience a new menu that draws inspiration from the classic traditions of an East Coast delicatessen with San Francisco’s iconic Italian North Beach favorites. 

Originally a power lunch spot of the 70s for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, the reimagined Sand Hill Sundeck today delivers three distinct experiences in the same premier location at 3000 Sand Hill Road including a full-service modern eatery with an elevated lunch menu drawing inspiration from the Bay Area’s seasonal ingredients, a gourmet deli and boutique market for on-the-go options, and for those who want to enjoy the beautiful California weather, a large sun deck that will be the perfect spot for happy hours, lunches to go, and social gatherings.  

As you enter Sand Hill Sundeck you are greeted by a laid back, yet upscale, New York deli style counter and market with California affluence where you can order to go artisanal sandwiches made with premium meats and cheeses, hand-tossed pizzas, farm-to-table composed salads, and gourmet goods. The interior seamlessly makes its way to a seated dine-in area touting modern luxury and offers an ideal place for business lunches and casual get togethers with homemade pastas and pizzas, thoughtfully composed sandwiches, small plates, and more. The spacious outdoor deck, its namesake, welcomes a relaxed vibe with a fire pit and seating areas to soak up the Bay Area sunshine and enjoy a variety of signature dishes, craft beers, and a selection of fine wines. 

“We’re excited to bring this new concept to Menlo Park,” said DivcoWest’s Associate Director of Brand Experience, Marina Encinias. “The Sundeck has a great history and we wanted to preserve that while creating a new and special space where people could gather for any occasion, whether it’s a private business lunch, a quick snack, or a leisurely happy hour with friends. This creative combination of offerings is unique to the area and positions the Sand Hill Sundeck at SHC as a sought-after destination for those near and far.” 

DivcoWest has once again partnered with the award-winning food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Company, and Culinary Director Nicolai Tuban, who also oversees culinary operations at Sand Hill Kitchenat SHC, to deliver another great offering within the Sand Hill Collection. Together, the teams developed the culinary vision for the Sand Hill Sundeck, inspired by the variety and nostalgia of the NY market deli experience, the exclusivity and upscale feel of a supper club, and the chill California vibe of the outdoors.  

“What I want to bring to Sand hHill Road with the Sundeck is that delicious, exploratory energy of the deli while using the world’s pantry in a really creative way,” says Tuban. “I want you to be able to see the ingredients and what we’re doing, want you to be able to see the chefs cooking on the line, want you to see people slicing prosciutto. Then you can take that perfect creation out to the patio and enjoy it in the incomparable California sun. The Sand Hill Sundeck is a celebration of the Bay Area, from a Bay Area guy.” 

 

Culinary Director Nicolai Tuban shares his vision of Sand Hill Sundeck. 

The fresh and innovative menu will feature composed salads, sandwiches, house-made pastas & pizzas, and farm-to-fork entrées, including reimagined classic deli favorites including: 

House-made Pastrami with western Chinese spice, hot mustard, on rye
As a Reuben with Swiss, carrot kraut & black garlic Russian dressing

Mortadella with burrata, arugula, pistachio pesto, peppers, on focaccia

Melted Artichoke Pappardelle with lots of lemon, makrut lime,
garlic confit & pecorino fonduta

Lamb Burger with western Chinese spice, whipped feta, coriander,
ginger slaw, ma la, & house chips

San Gregoria Pizza with molinari coppa, fingerling potato, pistachio pesto, & sweet peppers

Baby Kale Caesar Salad with caper & pecorino dressing, dried lemon, frico, & rye crouton

Matzah-Masa Ball Soup with chicken & chile de arbol broth, carrot, dill & cilantro 

Sand Hill Sundeck is located within The Ranch at the Sand Hill Collection at 3000 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park and will welcome the public from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm for coffee service, lunch, and happy hour. 

 

To learn more, visit sandhillsundeck.com or follow along on Instagram @sandhillsundeck. 

High-resolution imagery is available here. Credit for all photos: Michelle K. Min.