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222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079 (B St. and Ellsworth)
+1 650-685-3727
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17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Palo Alto, California
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Over the years, I've eaten here. This visit was an unpleasant surprise. While the staff was gracious and the table looked very nice, the food was many steps down from what it had been. My companion and I had four dishes, three of which were not the gourmet experience expected. The very small caesar salad was built of four minute... More 

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Key West, Florida
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Walked in as a tourist on a business trip on a Sat night without a reservation (a must on Sat night anywhere, we tried walking in 3 other places and calling 2 others). We were able to be seated in the bar area right away which would have been our choice anyway, still very quaint, quiet and romantic. Wow, the... More 

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San Francisco
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208 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

My husband and I walked in and got a table right near the fireplace in this cozy, very quiet restaurant for a birthday occasion and were very happy with the experience. There are choices of fixed prix menus, but you can also order any individual dish. The wait staff is experienced and friendly and each dish was delicious. My husband... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

My wife and I had a truly delightful meal here. The restaurant is located on the second floor over Draeger's Market, which was a little tricky to find. We called the Maitre'D, Michael, who was very helpful. We chose the three course meal with wine pairings, which we will definitely do again! The food was exquisite and the wines were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

With tip, wine and 3 or 4 courses, the meal will run you about $100/per person. Good quality food and well executed. Dessert was not my favorite. The cod entree I had was fishy smelling but cooked just right. Really enjoyed the appetizers - tomato bisque had a rich tomato flavor, the bone marrow was very big but not much... More 

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Hong Kong
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Enjoyed my meal at Viognier, which came highly recommended by my Bay area friends. Did the 'standard' 3-course meal and charcuterie board to start - all very good. (chose the steak as a main course and it was superb.) Service was efficient, wine was good, didn't have to wait long in between courses. Price tag expensive for California but in... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Pretty high-end food. Interesting choices on the menu. Delicious taste. Great for gourmet lovers. You will not find anything cheap here. Money wise, not a place I could go to often. Had a great experience.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

I have eaten here many times over the past several years and found the service and quality very consistent and excellent. The menu changes and is a tasting menu (you choose selections for each course; they offer 3, 4 and 5 course meals, with and without wine). There is also a Chef's menu of the day with 5 courses. Service... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

For the most part, the food was very, very good, but the portions were too meager for the likes of me. But then I am from Milwaukee! : ) I ordered the stuffed quail and was a little anxious that the stuffing wasn't hot upon being served - never a good sign as far as I'm concerned (I was a... More 

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Oakland, California
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the second floor of Draeger's Market in downtown San Mateo. The food was well presented and included interesting flavors. The Farm Apple Salad included firm and tasty apple slices, other fruits, delicate greens in a creamy dressing. The Flounder was well cooked, tasty and served on a bed of beans and mushrooms. After a slow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
    (B St. and Ellsworth)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train / San Mateo Stop 1 block away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-685-3727

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?