With my office not too far away from Park Place (at the Cypress Hotel) for over three years, I have had the opportunity to go to the place multiple times. Interestingly though, all my trips have been with large groups and the menu has been a bunch of appetizers and drinks. I have had their lunch menu only twice in all this while and this time, I had the pictures to write a review. Without further ado, my review of Park Place, Cupertino, CA.
We arrived fairly late by a work day lunch standards at 1 pm. We managed to get seating outside. It was a pleasant and breezy afternoon. I scrounged the menu for good vegetarian lunch type food. As luck would have it, the soup of the day was tortilla soup and it was not made with chicken stock (always the first question with soup). They also offered a falafel burger which looked exotic enough for me to order.
Complimentary bread arrived instantly. The food arrived in about 10 minutes and the soup piping hot. Worked very well for the outdoor breezy ambiance. It had a spicy kick to it and felt great. The burger was very interesting. It was a pita sleeve with a falafel inside. It also had some olive relish in it which was very tasty. Overall, the lunch was excellent. Unfortunately for me, the menu does not offer very many lunch options that are designed to be vegetarian. They can do a bunch of swaps and replacements but nothing that is originally expected to be vegetarian. And therein lies the only downside to an otherwise great restaurant for lunch.
Ambiance: 9/10. As befitting a good restaurant and business meeting place, the ambiance is just great.
Service: 8.5/10. Service was great. Prompt and friendly.
Food: 9/10. What I ate, tasted fantastic. The menu is limited for vegetarians though.
Price: 8/10. This is not a cheap place but for the lunch special which is reasonable at $12. For $12, the food and ambiance is great.
Overall: 8.5/10. The lunch I had was very tasty and the place was very nice overall. Hope to make the trip one more time.