Celebrate Graduation 2024 With Us
BIRD DOG is now accepting reservations for group arrangements in June, with special hours on Sunday, June 16th, to welcome you. Inquire here

Eater’s Best Restaurant List
We were thrilled to be included on Eater’s list of the Essential Restaurants on the Peninsula, which features “the best places to eat” from South San Francisco to Mountain View.

Congratulations, Chef!
Chef/Owner Robbie Wilson was recently nominated as James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef: California.

"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

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420 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Tuesday - Saturday
5:30 - 9:30pm



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