Zola + BarZola

  • Address:
    565 Bryant St
    Palo Alto, CA 94301



Enjoy a French Californian menu at Zola, located in Palo Alto, California. BarZola offers a variety of cocktails, beer, and wine in a sophisticated environment. Dinner is offered Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00-10:00 PM. Private dining is available for 8-18 guests.

"Seven years after neighborhood gem Zola opened on Bryant Street, Proprietor Guillaume Bienaimé debuted BarZola within the same space in 2021, delivering  exceptional drinks completed by nostalgic French cooking from Zola’s kitchen. Dishes like poulet forestiere (forest chicken) and beef cheek bourguignon trace Bienaimé’s childhood summers spent in France, cooking and eating with his mother and grandmother. Cocktails, conversely, speak to global flavors. Garden Party, crafted with vodka, Pimm’s, Gentian amaro, watermelon, cucumber and lime, calls to mind memories of strolling in an English park; Rude Boy’s evocative rhum agricole and pineapple rum, stirred with gomme and tiki and orange bitters, inspires a spontaneous trip to Caribbean shores. Designer Charles DeLisle’s striking green interiors, taken from Moore's Williamsburg collection, are as celebrated as BarZola’s culinary programming. Bienaimé is a self-confessed design nerd and keen eyes might note GUBI bar stools and pendant lamps and wall sconces by Atelier de Troupe–a nod to the evolving aesthetic ambitions DeLisle is helping him to pursue." - Gemma Zoe Price

“Strong cocktails? Bistro moderne vibes? Casual streetside people watching? They have everything here. BarZola’s wine list also has some classics and some funky selections… My family enjoys a visit here as a substitute for a trip to Paris.”
– Chef Kuzia-Carmel

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  • Cuisine:
    • French
  • Private Dining and Banquet Rooms:
  • Min Group Size: 8
  • Max Group Size: 18