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31st Union

) #46 of 344 Restaurants in San Mateo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
5 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3910
+1 650-458-0049
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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LOCATION
5 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3910
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We had the duck confit for dinner which was full of flavour but would have wished the duck skin was crispier as that is the best part of the meal. There is a good range of beers available and interestingly wine on tap as well.

Thank daddy-0h
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Went here with family who lives in San Mateo. The food was excellent, nicely prepared. Two f the dishes of our party of 6 were lukewarm, however which was disappointing for them. We did not send back, however. The drinks were delicious, It was a...More

Thank Betsie49
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

First of all I was unable to eat at this restaurant due to a reservation error on their part. Because of this I will not attempt to eat here. I really wanted to try this place and made a reservation 3 days in advance for...More

Thank Denielle A
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice, we were seated quickly,and our wait staff was friendly. That is the limit of the positive comments. Two of us ordered hamburgers which had to be sent back because they were severely under cooked (let's say super rare). When the burgers...More

Thank kcs r
31stUnion, Owner at 31st Union, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Thank you for lending your feedback, kcs. We are sorry to hear you were not satisfied. We take pride in changing the oil in our fryer with absolute regularity every 2 days. It's hard to say exactly what you experienced, but it certainly was not...More

Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great place for good, farm to fork food. We had try - tip sandwich and braised chicken tacos with home made lemonade. Yummy!

Thank Copperbed83
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Good food, attentive service although portions are a little small for the price. Will return to eat here again.

Thank Dooglas99
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have wanted to try 31st Union since they opened as we regularly walk past the corner restaurant. We recently visited and unfortunately was disappointed. Yet, there were some positives so I still rate the restaurant 3 stars overall. The Vibe: 4 stars We went...More

Thank TravelBugged33
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This could be our new favorite restaurant! My husband is very particular. He said this is probably the best restaurant he can remember ever eating in. I agree. Nice cocktails. Very attentive and polite servers. Food was spot on. Nothing to criticize here. We ordered...More

Thank sjansenavon
31stUnion, Owner at 31st Union, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Wow! Thank you so much, sjansenavon! What we do is very much a labor of love; we are so grateful for patrons like you who get so much joy from your experience! Looking forward to seeing you again. Cheers, The Team at 31st Union

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went here with a friend who lives local. We had several of the tapas style dishes and they all were very flavorful. Good local beer on tap.

Thank scorro1
31stUnion, Owner at 31st Union, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you for the great review, scorro1! We will look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, The Team @ 31st Union

Reviewed 15 June 2016

Small place with close tables, so not a date place, but a place to hang out with good food. We did the small plates to share and it worked well with our group of four. We enjoyed everything we ordered including the starting meat and...More

Thank nursedave8
31stUnion, Owner at 31st Union, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Please forgive the delayed response to your review. We are so very grateful to patrons like you. We strive to make each meal memorable and enjoyable and agree that it gets warm in our space on warm days. This is the downside of being in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-458-0049
  • E-mail
Description
31st Union is the Peninsula's hottest eatery. As seen on KQED's "Check, Please!" & Recommended by the 2014 Bay Area Michelin Guide, raved about by food bloggers and locals alike, 31st Union has developed a cult following. 31st Union offers local, seasonal comfort food, a full bar featuring hand crafted cocktails, wines featuring the best California wine and craft beer. Open for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Available for private parties and catering.
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