It's really hard to find anything wrong with place. This little restaurant in downtown Palo Alto with outside seating available right on Emerson Street during summer hours has all the majors covered. The cuisine is exquisite. The menu is quite simple, but what St. Michael's Alley offers, it delivers well.
Reservations are generally required for dinner, for lunch and breakfast they don't seem to be as busy. The menu is available on the restaurant site http://www.stmikes.com/ The service was excellent, ready with recommendations, and open to discussions on what's included in the dishes. The carafe of the grapefruit juice that we ordered was delicious as well.
The restaurant is clean, dimly lit to create private atmosphere. The awards on the wall happily inform you that it's been awarded The Best Romantic Restaurant in Silicon Valley year after year. Overall, the food is great, the service is friendly, this is a must visit.