Located in the heart of Palo Alto’s California Avenue Business District, Calave is a wine bar appropriate for just about any occasion.  It has both a contemporary and vintage feel, where you can enjoy wines by the glass and on tap found both locally and globally.  Calave also offers a selection of innovative craft beers with a variety of delicious bar bites to keep you satisfied.

CALAVE, "WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME"

MAYFIELD BREWRY (CIRCA 1868-1920) STOOD ON THE CORNER OF LINCOLN &

2ND, NOW CALIFORNIA & BIRCH 

THE PARTNERS OF CALAVE

In 2015, Dave, Lori, Becky and James set out to create a neighborhood bar with a focus on elevating the wine bar experience.  Cultivating relationships with their patrons is central to their vision.  Their hard work and creativity resulted in a unique establishment where locals and out of town visitors can unwind with the best wine, craft beers and tasty food, all served in an inviting atmosphere without pretense.

 

WHITES

 

SPARKLING

NV Desiderio Jeio Prosecco                                         $12  |  $39

VALDOBBIADENE, Italy

 

2012 Domaine Pfister Blanc de Blancs                       $15  |  $53

Cremant D Alsace, France

 

NV Gossett Brut                                                             $26  |  $91

Champagne, France

 

NV Pierre Sparr Cremant D’Alsace Brute Rose        $12  |  $42

Alsace, France

 

2008 Veuve Clicquot                                                     $164 a bottle

“Ponsardin” Brut Champagne

Champagne, France

 

2006 Dom Perignon                                                      $275 a bottle

Champagne, France

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC

2016 MIDDLE EARTH                                                          $11  |  $39

Nelson, New Zealand

 

2015 TRIONE “RIVER ROAD RANCH”                                  $11  |  $39

RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

 

ROSE

2016 Domaine De La Fouquette                                 $12  l  $42

Cotes De Provence, France

 

2016 Ryder Estate Pinot Noir Rose                             $12 [tap]

Monterey County, California

 

CHARDONNAY

2015 JEAN-MARC BROCARD “ST. CLAIRE”                           $14  |  $49

CHABLIS, FRANCE

 

2013 Lynmar Estate                                                       $20  |  $70

Russian River Valley

 

2015 Ryder Chardonnay                                                $12 [tap]

Monterey County, California

 

OTHER WHITES

2014 DOPFF & IRION GEWURTZTRAMINER                            $13  |  $46

ALSACE, FRANCE

 

2016 Soalheiro Allo                                                        $11  |  $39

Minho, Portugal

 

2015 Milbrandt Vineyards Pinot Gris                           $11 [tap]

Columbia Valley, Washington

 

2015 RIESLING AUSLESE, HEINZ EIFEL                               $11  |  $39

MOSEL, GERMANY

 

DESSERT WINES

 

 

2010 Late Harvest Semillon                                         $18  a glass

Long Board Vineyards, Sonoma Valley

 

2011 Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, La Fleur D’or         $13  a glass

Sauternes, France

 

2014 Famiglia Zuccardi  Malbec Malamado “Port”   $9  a glass

Mendoza, Argentina

 

 10 YEAR TAWNY PORT                                                       $12 a glass

DUORO VALLEY, PORTUGAl

REDS

 

PINOT NOIR

2014 LEMELSON VINEYARDS                                                       $18  |  $63

Willamette Valley, Oregon

 

2013 Cal Ave                                                                              $14 [tap]

Monterey County, California

 

2014 Albert Bichot Savigny Les Beaune                               $17  |  $60

Bourgogne, France

 

2015 Copain “Tous Ensemble”                                                $16  |  $56

Mendocino County, California

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2014 Edge                                                                                  $16  |  $56

Napa Valley, California

 

2014 Leese-Fitch                                                                      $12 [tap]

California

 

2014 Pine Ridge Vineyards                                                      $28  |  $98

Napa Valley, California

 

OTHER REDS

2013 Malbec, Red Schooner Voyage 4                                  $18  |  $63

Mendoza, Argentina

 

2015 Petite Sirah Vinum Cellars                                              $13 [tap]

Clarksburg, California

 

2014 Pago Ayles                                                                        $14  |  $49

Argon, Spain

 

2014 Chateau Mongravey Cru Bourgeois                             $26  |  $91

Margaux, France

 

2014 Cannonau Di Sardegna, Giovanni Cherchi                  $16  |  $54

Italy

 

2014 “Mercury Rising” Cinnabar Winery                                $13 [tap]

Saratoga, California

 

2013 Cabernet Franc, Valdivieso                                            $16  |  $54

Colchagua Valley, Chile

 

2011 Tempranillo, Museum Reserva                                      $17  |  $60

Cigales, Spain

 

2014 DAOU “THE PESSIMIST”                                                      $14  |  $49

PASO ROBLES, California

WINE LIST

BUBBLES

 

NV Desiderio Jeio Prosecco   |  VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY

 

2012 DOMAINE PFISTER BLANC DE BLANCS  |  CREMANT D'ALSACE, FRANCE

 

NV GOSSET BRUT  |  CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE

 

$22

 

THE ROUNDS

 

2015 JEAN-MARC BROCARD CHARONNAY  |  CHABLIS, FRANCE

 

2014 Ryder Chardonnay  |  Monterey County

 

2013 LYNMAR ESTATE CHARDONNAY  |  RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

 

$22

 

ROSE’ ALL DAY

 

2016 Domaine de la Fouquette  |  Cotes de Provence, France

 

2016 Ryder Estate  |  Monterey County

 

NV Pierre Sparr Cremant D’AlsacE  |  Alsace, France

 

$18

 

PINOT DIVINO

 

2014 Albert Bichot Savigny Les Beaune  |  BOURGOGNE, FRANCE

 

2014 LEMELSON VINEYARDS  |  WILLAMETTE VALlEY, OREGON

 

2015 Copain “Touse Ensemble”   | Mendocino County

 

$25

 

CALL ME A CAB

 

2014 LEESE-FITCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON  |  SONOMA

 

2014 EDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON  |  NAPA VALLEY

 

 2014 PINE RIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON  |  NAPA VALLEY

 

$24

 

EUROPEAN VACATION

 

2011 Museum Reserva Tempranillo  |  Cigales, Spain

 

2014 CHERCHI CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA  |  SARDINIA, ITALY

 

2014 Chateau Mongravey Cru Bourgeois  |  Margaux, France

 

$29

 

 

CRAFT BEER ON TAP

 

Allagash Tripet Reserve  9%                                     $9

Portland, Maine

 

Calicraft Oaktown Brown Ale 6.7%                          $8

Walnut Creek, CA

 

Port Brewing Co. Mongo Double IPA  8%               $9

San Jose, CA

 

Seasonal IPA  (ask your server)                                $9

 

Flight of Draft Beers (5 oz. pours)                            $12

 

CRAFT BEER BY BOTTLE

 

Dogfish head Indian Brown Ale  7.2%                      $7

 

Heretic Shallow Grave Porter  7% (22oz)                $13

 

Affligem Belgian Blonde Ale  6.7%                          $7

CRAFT BEER BY BOTTLE  (cont.)

 

Gavroche French Red Ale  8.5%                                             $10

 

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA  7.5%                                             $7

 

Reissdorf Kolsch  4.8% (500 ml)                                             $12

 

Gluten free beer available upon request                             $6

 

SANGRIA!

 

CALAVE’S FINEST HOUSEmADE SANGRIA                                    $9

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

 

Soft Drinks                                                                                 $3

Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite

 

Sparkling  Water:  Pelligrino                                                   $3  |  8.5 oz.

                                                                                                    $6  |  17 oz.

 

Orange Juice                                                                             $3

 

 

 

|| Wine & Beer List subject to change without notice and it often does ||

 

 

|| Happy Hour 4 - 6 PM everyday.  $2 off wine & beer by the glass and select Bar Bites ||

 

BEER LIST

WINE FLIGHTS

BAR BITES

 

SHARE A BITE

 

HH MEDITERRANEAN Olives

Marinated and infused with our house spices

$7

 

HH TRUFFLE Popcorn

Freshly popped with a hint of truffle oil and sea salt

$7

 

HH Orange-coriander Spiced Nuts

Mixed nuts with sea salt, cracked pepper, cumin,

paprika, cayenne, coriander roasted

with clarified butter,fresh rosemary, thyme,

oregano and sundried orange zest

$6

 

HH HOUSEMADE DEVILED EGGS

 WHIPPED YOLK WITH SWEET DILL, MUSTARD, AND

DUSTED WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA

$8 (4 pieces) |  $16 (8 pieces)

 

HH Bruschetta

TOASTED LOCALLY BAKED FRENCH BREAD, ROMA TOMATOES,

RED ONIONS, GARLIC & BASIL, TOPPED WITH PARMESAN,

SEA SALT AND A BALSAMIC REDUCTION

$8 (4 pieces) |  $16 (8 pieces)

 

HH PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED DATES

MEDJOOL DATES STUFFED WITH BLUE CHEESE

WRAPPED WITH FRESH PROSCIUTTO & DRIZZLED WITH HONEY

$8 (3 pieces) |  $16 (6 pieces)

 

CROSTINIS

Melted manchego over caramelized apple

GREEK OLIVES AND ROSEMARY OVER A FETA CHEESE SPREAD

cherry TOMATOES, BASIL, AND MOZZARELLA

all SERVED ON TOASTED FRENCH BREAD

$13

 

SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS

Freshly sliced cucumber topped with

smoked salmon, red onion & cream cheese.

Finished with fresh dill, olive oil and capers

$12 (6 pieces)

 

Mezze Plate

Hummus, feta cheese with olive oil and cracked pepper,

dolma, house olive medley, sliced cucumbers

served with warm pita slices.

$16

 

THE CALAVE PEANUT BUTTER ONION & CHEESE

CARAMELIZED ONIONS, GRUYERE CHEESE, & PEANUT

BUTTER SERVED ON TOASTED WHITE BREAD, WITH FRESH FRUIT

$13

 

HH = Happy Hour  (4-6PM Everyday)

 

CHEESE FLIGHTS

 

Served with honey comb, dried/fresh fruit & locally baked french bread

 

WEST SIDE STORY

 

ORIGINAL BLUE  |  POINT REYES, CA

TANGY, CREAMY, FIRM, COW’S MILK

 

WAGON WHEEL  |  COWGIRL CREAMERY, CA

LUXURIOUS, RICH, BUTTERY, SEMI-HARD, COW’S MILK

 

BERMUDA TRIANGLE  |  CYPRESS GROVE, CA

TART, TANGY, PEPPERY, SOFT, GOAT’S MILK

 

$18

 

THE EUROS’

 

GORGONZOLA DOLCE, CASTEL REGIO  |  ITALY

CREAMY, BUTTERY, SWEET, SOFT, COW’S MILK

 

Brie  |  Saint Andre, France

Triple cream, Decedent, Smooth, soft cow’s milk

 

MANCHEGO, CORCUERA FAMILY  |  SPAIN

SALTY, BRINY, AGED, HARD, SHEEP’S MILK

 

$17

 

CHEF’S CHOICE (changes often)

 

Big Sur, Stepladder Creamery  |  California

Luscious, rich, soft, blend of goat and cows milk

 

Chimney Rock, Cowgirl Creamery  |  California

Earthy, piquant, blommy rind, soft cow’s milk

 

Gouda, Oakdale Cheese  |  California

Aged, creamy, nutty, semi hard cow’s milk

 

$21

 

CHARCUTERIE PLATE

 

SERVED With FRENCH BREAD, STONE MUSTARD, JAM, & DRIED FRUITS

Sopressata, Prosciutto, Corrizo, Spicy Coppa, Cooked Salami Rosa

 

$20

 

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE COMBOs

 

WEST SIDE CHEESE FLIGHT + CHARCUTERIE PLATE

$38

 

THE EUROS’ CHEESE FLIGHT + CHARCUTERIE PLATE

$38

 

CHEF’S CHOICE CHEESE FLIGHT + CHARCUTERIE PLATE

$42

 

PANINI

 

Steak & White Cheddar

All natural top round roast beef, coated with salt,

pepper, garlic, sharp white cheddar cheese,

lettuce, tomato and horseradish aioli.

Served with garden salad.

$15

 

Turkey & Avocado

Skinless turkey breast slow roasted and

lightly smoked,  hass avocado, tomato, lettuce

and cranberry mayo sauce.

Served with garden salad.

$14

 

CHICKEN & PEPPER JACK

FREE RANGE FIRE BRAISED CHICKEN BREAST,

TOPPED WITH PEPPER JACK CHEESE,

LETTUCE, TOMATO, AND FINISHED OFF WITH

A MILDLY SPICED CHIPOTLE PEPPER SAUCE

Served with garden salad.

$12

 

GRILLED CHEESE

 

BRIE & APPLE

MELTED DOUBLE CREAM BRIE & CARAMELIZED APPLES,

SERVED ON TOASTED WHEAT BREAD SPRINKLED WITH CINNAMON

Served with fresh fruit

$10

 

WHITE CHEDDAR & ONION

MELTED WHITE CHEDDAR & CARAMELIZED ONIONS,

SERVED ON TOASTED WHITE BREAD

Served with fresh fruit

$11

 

CHEFS SPECIALS

 

Sous Vide Tri-tip

Marinated 6 oz tri-tip steak sous vide cooked to perfection,

drizzled with a chimichurri sauce and

served with a fresh mixed green salad

$17

 

DESSERT

 

Crème Brûlé

$13

PAIRS WELL WITH

2011 LA FLUER D’OR 3 oz pour  |  $13

 

 

VALRHONA CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE

$12

PAIRS WELL WITH

2013 FAMIGLIA ZUCCARDI MALBEC MALAMADO 3 oz pour  |  $9

 

 

BREAD PUDDING

Served with vanilla bean ice cream

$11

PAIRS WELL WITH

10 YEAR TAWNY PORT 3 oz pour  |  $12

 

|| Menu subject to change without notice and it often does ||

 

|| Happy Hour 4 - 6 PM everyday.  $2 off wine & beer by the glass and select Bar Bites ||

 

|| Kitchen stops serving food 1 hour before close ||

WHERE TO WINE  |  Your Guide to Midpeninsula Winebars

. . . the decor marries a mid-century, cozy lounge feel to a slicker, glitzier, comtemporary ambiance.  The mood is festive and spirited, urban sophisticated, but not pretentious . . .

 

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PALO ALTO WEEKLY   JULY 2017

BEST OF PALO ALTO 2017

Winner of best Happy Hour and best Bar/Lounge

 

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METRO SILICON VALLEY    OCTOBER 2016

DATE NIGHT CRAWLS

Spice up the usual pre-dinner drinks by sampling the sparkling and wine flights at Calave.

 

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PALO ALTO WEEKLY    JULY 2016

BEST OF PALO ALTO 2016

Winner in 4 categories:  Happy Hour,  Nightlife,  Bar/lounge,  New food/drink establishment

 

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SILICON VALLEY MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINE    JUNE 2016

TRAIN SPOTTING

...the name is a mashup of California and Avenue—is the perfect spot to take a load off.  Once home to the pre-Prohibition Mayfield Brewery, the space is now dominated by a sleek black granite-topped bar, the ideal perch from which to enjoy 10 craft beers and 40 boutique wines by the glass.

 

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PALO ALTO WEEKLY    4 DECEMBER 2015

MIXED NUTS AND MERLOT

. . . I've heard many people say Calave would fit right in in London or New York.  They're right. The 35-seat space exudes a sophisticated, urban feel, headlined by a U-shaped bar with rows of wine glasses hanging above, evoking a chandelier. . .

 

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SF WEEKLY    2 SEPTEMBER 2015

Labor Day Peninsula Dispatch

. . . Calave’s wine list is all over the world.  I’d steer you towards the “European Vacation” flight that visits Barolo, Bordeaux and Rioja, or stay near home and enjoy a glass of the Santa Cruz Mountains-sourced “Lost Weekend” Sangiovese-Merlot blend on tap from Beauregard Vineyards . . .

 

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THE CULTURE TRIP    2015

The Top 10 Bars Around Palo Alto & Stanford

A wine bar that also serves fancy craft beer?  Absolutely.  This modern and spunky new spot is sure to elevate the students’ drink palate.  Its menu wins points for diversity and for a range of prices that’s student-friendly . . .

 

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DAILY POST    26 AUGUST 2015

CALIFORNIA AVENUE AMPS IT UP

. . .They offer local and international wines with great craft beers.  Their food offerings include truffle popcorn, a variety of artisan peanut butter sandwiches, a great charcuterie plate and more!  California Avenue has definitely received an upgrade with Calave! . . .

 

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SAN FRANCISCO KRON    13 AUGUST 2015

Yelp community manager on best Bay Area wine bars

Trying to find a place to enjoy a nice glass of wine can be challenging.  There are so many to choose from, especially here in the Bay Area. Add to that, so many wines to choose from — Red, white, rose.  Here to help us out is Yelp community manager Candice Gatlin . . .

 

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PALO ALTO WEEKLY    29 JUNE 2015

Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto

...Owner Lori Romero lives in Campbell, but spends much of her time in Palo Alto, where both she and her husband work. She said they often griped about not having a lot of places for people their age (she's in her 40s) to get a nice glass of wine and socialize . . .

 

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PRESS

DELISH   OCTOBER 2017

HOURS

 

M-W  4p - 10p

Th-Sa  4p - 12a

Su  4p - 9p

HAPPY HOUR 4-6p everyday

 

No reservations taken unless an event is booked for a party of 8 or more.

See RESERVED EVENTS page for large parties.

 

Only 21 years and older permitted.

PHONE US

650.521.0443