Japanese/sushi bar. $$. Nigiri and maki treasures are gracefully presented at this attractive restaurant. Beer, wine. 250 Third St, Los Altos, CA. 650.941.8150.
American grill. $$. Expect bold, carnivore-pleasing food in this pizzazzy diner--spit-roasted chicken, apple-cured pork tenderloin and grilled artichokes are highlights. Upscale casual. Wine, beer. 233 Third St, Los Altos, CA. 650.948.3524
Continental. $$$. Elegant seafood, meat and game dishes lean toward reducing fat without compromising taste. Call for resv. Full bar. 170 State St, Los Altos, CA. 650.948.1382.
Chinese. $$. Speedy service, superb preparation and the ability to cater to varied tastes keep this landmark in business. Casual. Full bar. 1067 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA. 650.948.2696.
Italian. $$. Over-the-top country Italian ambience draws more attention than the ambitious but uneven Italian specialties. Good service, a full bar and a reasonable wine list augment the dining experience. 376 First St. 650.917.0300.