March 10, 2010 > Restaurant Review: Spin-A-Yarn
Restaurant Review: Spin-A-Yarn
By J.D. Wolfe
Before I share my recent breakfast experience and what is new at Spin-A-Yarn, I would like to address a comment recently made about this column, especially since last month began our second year. An avid reader shared how much they loved the reviews we write for you and we want to say thank you for your support.
We recognize that not every place we visit is an upscale dining establishment. Rather, our goal is to review a wide range of places from fine dining to the local family hangout that offer good food, reasonable prices and excellent hygiene. In these economic times, people are much more aware of how they spend their dining dollars. With that said, we encourage you to enjoy all the places we review!
When we first began STARR over a year ago we opened with Spin-A-Yarn and their recent remodel. At a monthly group meeting STARR reviewers decided to revisit the restaurant to see what was new.
By coincidence a friend who lives in Almaden Valley recently called and we decided to meet for breakfast. He mentioned Spin-A-Yarn and I asked him how knew about them. He often commutes to an office in Oakland in the mornings and stops at Spin-A-Yarn for lunch on the way back because of associates who live here and also dine at Spin-A-Yarn. He knew about their new breakfast service so off we went.
The real mark of a fine-dining establishment is what it looks like during the day when bright sun floods the place. Spin-A-Yarn shines, really shines. There are not enough words to describe how nice it is to sit in such a fine place and eat a great breakfast at very reasonable coffee shop prices. Nice! The menu is complete with everything you typically want for your morning meal: a variety of omelets, pancakes, French toast and more. Breakfast service begins at 7 a.m. every day
We ordered the steak omelet. It IS steak and it IS delicious. The omelet comes with hash browns or country potatoes - order the country potatoes. It also comes with two fluffy buttermilk pancakes, French toast, an English muffin or toast. What a great way to start a day! The service is as always first class and the owner, Saki, even came by to say 'hello.' I shared my perspective and he casually mentioned what else was new.
Spin-A-Yarn now offers family nights on Sunday and Monday nights. You should call for the hours but I believe it starts around 4 p.m. on Sunday and 5 p.m. on Mondays, and ends around 10 p.m. on both nights. The menu is unbelievable and prices are very fair. For $20 per adult and only $10 for each child, you get Bottomless Salad, Minestrone Soup, Bottomless Pasta, Choice of Entrees, and Spumoni Ice Cream. The key to this simple but complete family night menu is the choice of entrees. For everyone who has dined there you all know how great the entrees are at Spin-A-Yarn.
We are indeed fortunate to have a wide range of local dining establishments ranging from the corner dining grill to upscale restaurants like Spin-A-Yarn. My wife and I are more watchful than ever about the money we spend dining out and from comments shared by TCV readers we are not alone. So, with no reservations, whatsoever, I definitely recommend breakfast and family nights (Sunday and Monday) at Spin-A-Yarn. Call for your reservation today!
Reviewed: March 3, 2010
45915 Warm Springs Boulevard
P.S. Spin-A-Yarn offers a great meeting facility for a breakfast service club or a company business meeting.