4269 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
Opened in 2001
Closed in 2012
by 3 people
When the Palo Alto Trader Vic's opened, it was the first new Trader Vic's in the U.S. in 28 years. It was a bit of a departure from the core Trader Vic's concept -- rather than a moody, mysterious interior chock-full of items from the four corners of the globe, the look was bright, airy and relatively streamlined. The U.S. Trader Vic's that have opened since have returned to a more rich, elegant feeling, but are still relatively sparse compared to the Trader Vic's of old.
The Palo Alto Trader Vic's housed a rather large collection of stunning Papua New Guinea art, courtesy of the franchise owner (who also owns the neighboring Dinah's Court hotel).
The Palo Alto Trader Vic's location closed in August 2012.
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