About Us

Fine Dining in Silicon Valley

Founded in 1982, Lion & Compass instantly became the clubhouse for the movers and shakers of a flourishing tech industry in a young Silicon Valley. A precedence of excellence in service and cuisine filled the needs of its sophisticated and well traveled diners.   Lion & Compass was the place to see and be seen.  Blending contemporary and traditional styles, the restaurant incorporated authentic nineteenth century objects from the original Lion & Compass pub in Halifax, England.  The New York Times compared its prominence in Silicon Valley to Sardi’s in Manhattan’s theater district. Business travelers felt a trip to Silicon Valley was incomplete without at least one meal at the Lion & Compass.  Thirty-two years later, the Lion & Compass maintains its reputation as “the barometer of Silicon Valley.”  With the original ownership and management still in place, the Lion & Compass plans to extend its legendary reputation well into the future.

From business dining and banquets, private corporate events, wedding receptions, to a fine dining experience for two, the Lion & Compass is a culinary oasis in the Silicon Valley.

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Monday – Friday
Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm

Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Bar 11:30am – 9:30pm

Saturday Open for special events.
Call to inquire.

1023 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94089

Telephone: (408) 745-1260
Fax: (408) 747-0548

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