Menlo Park, California

Refuge is a downtown gastropub—with an emphasis on pub. Twenty-four taps spout a river of mostly Belgian ales: dubbels, tripels, blondes, and Flemish reds, any of which tastes better when friended by one of the kitchen’s enormous Reuben sandwiches. Chef Matt Levin obsesses over his pastrami, made tender after a weeklong process of intense brining, smoking, and steaming. Hence the sandwich’s $15 price tag. But it’s worth every penny.

Last Reviewed
April 2016


1143 Crane St.
Menlo Park, CA