BIRD DOG now requires proof of vaccination
from all guests.* 

The safety of our guests and team is priority. We’re grateful for your understanding, and look forward to welcoming you.

*Kindly note, we no longer accept proof of vaccination via email. Guests may bring to the restaurant in the form of a photo, hard copy, or QR code.

"Chef Robbie Wilson is one
of the ten superheroes of the
Bay Area Dining Scene"

- Zagat

"One of the brightest spots"

- San Francisco Chronicle

"Most exciting new restaurant…
earning well-deserved raves"

- Modern Luxury Silicon Valley

"Most exciting opening of the year"

- Palo Alto News

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, although 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 and shortly after their wedding, Emily returned to the food & beverage industry
to work beside her husband. Emily 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.

Thomas Powers Director of Operations

Rebekah Bennett General Manager

Andre Sierra Bar Manager

Joe Hou Culinary Development Director

Aaron Balin Administrative Director

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420 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Thursday – Saturday
5:30pm – 9:30pm


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