Situated in the heart
of downtown Palo Alto,
Bird Dog serves the food of the modern day Peninsula.

Our menu is influenced by the rich cultures of Northern California, Japan and wherever we recently traveled to eat.
The passion in our cooking has been nurtured
by a “multi-cultural pile-up” of sorts,
and we finish it with our contemporary approach. Our sleeves are rolled up.
Our food is simple. Within our walls there is no pomp or ceremony;
though our music may be a little loud, at times. Spirit and vigor are paramount.
Welcome to BIRD DOG.

Robbie Wilson Chef / Partner, Bird Dog

Chef Robbie Wilson showcases Northern California’s bounty via Bird Dog, with the simple allegiance to create a cuisine that he wants to eat. 

A Texas native, Wilson first discovered his passion for cooking during his senior year of college at Texas Tech University, where he attended on a soccer scholarship. He spent the year working under Gabriel Rosseau at Gabriel’s, a local, old-school French restaurant, where he was inspired to deviate from his family’s generations-long law school path to become a chef. 

Rosseau encouraged Robbie to hone his skills by cooking his way through restaurant kitchens in France, and Wilson relocated and traveled extensively throughout the country. He then landed in Roanne, and received a classical French training under the tutelage of chef Michel Troisgros at his Michelin-starred Maison Troisgros. 

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Emily Perry Wilson Managing Partner

A native from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Emily
grew up in a European, food-centric family, where many
fond memories were created at the table. Naturally, Emily enjoyed working in restaurants throughout school and young adulthood. Beyond that, she enjoyed a successful career in luxury real estate development sales in Aspen, Colorado. It was here she met Robbie. Shortly after their wedding, Emily returned to the food & beverage industry
to work beside her husband, and has been Robbie’s partner in business and marriage ever since. While overseeing operations for Bird Dog, Emily feels grateful every day, as she loves time with her husband and son, as well as connecting with the community of Palo Alto.

Brian Bowen Chef de Cuisine

Born in Connecticut and raised in Southern California, Brian’s younger years featured a stint as a professional skateboarder. He then discovered cooking by chance at
age 17, and has been passionate about all things gastronomy ever since. Prior to working alongside Chef Wilson, Bowen spent a year in the Basque region of Spain working at the three-star rated Michelin restaurant, Martin Berasategui, and further cut his culinary teeth in Michelin-starred kitchens in Mexico and downtown San Francisco. Outside of the restaurant, Brian can most likely be found outdoors backpacking, camping, and of course, skateboarding.

Brent Jones Sommelier

Over twenty years ago, Brent fell in love with the hospitality industry and has been creating memorable experiences for his guests ever since. Brent has worked harvests in Burgundy, helmed wine operations for concepts in Aspen and Las Vegas, played a pivotal role in the Nantucket Wine Festival each year, and, most recently, worked as a sommelier at the ever-popular Galley Beach on Nantucket. Jones joined the opening team at BIRD DOG in 2015 with the desire to further expand his industry knowledge and to work closely with Chef Wilson, as well as the innovative minds that call Palo Alto/Silicon Valley home. During free time, Brent relishes the opportunity to visit wine country or hop on his bike.

Now Playing at BIRD DOG

Enjoy this evening’s inspired Play List

Address

420 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Dinner Hours

Nightly @ 5PM

Contact

650.656.8180
Bird Dog
420 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301