Shoreline Lake Boathouse & American Bistro, Mountain View

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  • August 9, 2017
    This man-made lake has excellent water sport facilities like canoeing,boating ,kayaking et all.Vast lake inside a natural park is an excellent place to hang around apart from performing various water ...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Wonderful place to come spend a few hours. Rent paddle boats, canoes, windsurfers or sailboats. Great walking and Biking trails.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Happened upon this place while looking up a breakfast place close to Mountain View. The Lakeshore Cafe had many yummy options and the view of the lake from the patio was priceless! It was so easy to r...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    The Lakeside Cafe of the American Bistro sits right on the lake shore, besides the boathouse. The view is super relaxing, and glass panels eliminate most of the wind chill. The cafe offers a compelling brunch, including some tasty waffles. I would happily give it 5 stars, but limited parking and crowds make it a bit unpleasant on weekends.
  • April 29, 2017
    We went for a walk around shoreline in one of the trails and ended up starving at 3pm so stopped at this cute cafe for a quick bite and we were happy that they closed at 4pm woohoo. We had the shoreline burger (which was great although the bun was a little big) that came with fries (happy me!!!), the veg burger (which was a bit dry), the veg panini with red peppers which was superb and the grilled chicken sandwich was great too. We were psyched they had the stone IPA as well!!! When we ordered the guy was super nice to tell us the food we were originally ordering was too much so that was much appreciated!!! Good food and great view outside. It can get loud as there are couples with kids but we didn't mind.
  • May 5, 2017
    This is the only bistro you would find on shoreline park. I ordered a latte chai here. It was good and different from a usual tea I am accustomed to. View of lake from bistro is awesome.
  • March 31, 2017
    I love this area, but the stocky guy who owns the place is pretty rude. I came one with some food and casually asked if I could please buy a drink and eat my own food there, since there were plenty of extra seats. I said it in a very polite way, and was a little surprised that his reply was a rude no. A polite no I might understand, but in fact I was doing the right thing by being upfront and offering to buy a drink (money they otherwise wouldn't get), and instead he was very terse in his reply.
  • March 31, 2017
    A beautiful secluded lakefront oasis that completely removes you from the Bay Area grind. Friendly and skilled staff, yummeh burgers. Coming here is like taking a tiny vacation.

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