THE MENU

The menu at the REFUGE exists on many levels to truly offer something for everyone. It is constantly changing and evolving, so please see our current PDF below.

It’s anchored by our house-created navel Pastrami, Daily-Ground Hamburgers, and Fresh-Sliced Ribeye Cheesesteaks.  The appetizers bring higher-end offerings. These dishes demonstrate the depth of talent that permeates the REFUGE kitchen, and is considered Michelin Star caliber. Hearty salads and seasonal soups round out the items in this ever-changing section that is another restaurant unto itself.

PastramiMushroom & Brie BurgerCheesesteakSeared Foie GrasCheese Plate

NEW! The Refuge Catering Menu (PDF)

The Refuge San Carlos

Download The Refuge Menu (PDF)

Download The Refuge Dessert Menu (PDF)

Download The Refuge Draught & Wine List (PDF)

Download The Refuge Bottled Beer, Cider and Mead List (PDF)

The Refuge Menlo Park

The Refuge Menlo Park Menu (PDF)

The Refuge Menlo Park Dessert Menu (PDF)

The Refuge Menlo Park Draught & Wine List (PDF)

The Refuge Menlo Park Bottled Beer List (PDF)

*Prices and availability  subject to change

The REFUGE thrives in the quiet, unassuming towns of San Carlos, CA and Menlo Park, CA where the hand-carved, meltingly tender, boldly flavored navel pastrami is sending shockwaves through the gastronomic consciousness of patrons who call it “the greatest this planet will see in some time.” If that wasn’t enough, the REFUGE boasts the most Belgian Ales on draught (18 in San Carlos and 24 in Menlo Park) in the Bay Area, with more in bottles.
But wait, just for good measure, we grind our own blend of hamburger on a daily basis as well as slice Ribeye for our Authentic Cheesesteaks.
Not to mention, we also offer honest Old World wine, dazzling salads and appetizers, a 35,000 song iPod library, and an owner and staff crazy (and skilled) enough to pull it all off. Casual connoisseurs unite! This place is the real deal. Whether it’s a quick lunch or a raging evening, the REFUGE experience is unlike any other place at any one time.
The originality and pathos are immediately apparent. We care about every detail, and it means a lot to us when the REFUGE is chosen to spend a piece of precious time.

We care about every detail, and it means a lot to us when the REFUGE is chosen to spend a piece
of precious
time.

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