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Vault 164

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320 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4020
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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San Mateo
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182 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Would have been nice...if the waitress had shown ANY interest in us. She was robotic and cold and could not care less attitude. Too bad. Food - fish and chips very nice - crispy better and soft fish; coleslaw good. Spaghetti squash so so. Salmon good. Nice flavor. If you get a table by the bar forget having a conversation.... More 

Thank Fulldistance
Sunnyvale, CA
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a little bit of everything-appetizers-brussel sprout chips (A), bacon wrapped dates (B-), blacken salmon salad (B), skirt steak (B), Fish & Chips (B), Steak (A). Wine, cocktails, desserts-key lime pie (A), baked Alaska (for birthday-did not order & had to ask to remove, A). The food -all good. Service was decent. We stayed late to talk since we... More 

Thank magicraider
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a yummy dinner at The Vault last night. Everyone loved their meal which we finished with Baked Alaska. I visited the women's restroom at about 9 p.m. and it was a disaster. No TP, paper towel. Counters and floor a mess. In my mind the restroom is a reflection of the resturant. I had to use a toilet... More 

Thank Leslie R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was delicious. We tried the brussels sprout chips, the bacon wrapped dates, green salads, the mac and cheese, crab cakes, cobb salad and salmon salad. Every bite was delicious. This was our first visit and we will definitely go back. We were there on a Saturday night and parking was horrible. That was the only down side, trying... More 

Thank JWO55
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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239 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely setting in a cavernous old bank building. Delicately refined and delicious food. Calamari fried not oily in aioli. Branzino on a bed of couscous and spinach perfectly fried. Steak well prepared. Good variety on the menu. Good wine list. Small but good desert list. Only down was lackadaisical service. Didn't offer further drinks after the initial drink order... More 

Thank Bcobert
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The best thing about this place was the brussel sprout chips. The server was unenthusiastic, the salad soaking in dressing, the prices were steep for what was offered, the beer menu was limited.

Thank KPDevine
Menlo Park, CA
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We are locals and the competition here is fierce for restaurants, but this one puts up a very good fight. Nice presentation, good service and, yes, the burger is really as good as you may have heard (I personally could do without the sweet caramelized onions, but that's just me). The salmon was presented complete with a wooden plank and... More 

Thank ParadiseAdvice
San Ramon, California
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208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We recently ate at Vault 164 which appears to be in a former Bank of America location. The food and service were very good. If you check in on Facebook you receive a free appetizer of brussel sprout chips ($9.00 on the menu). This is a signature dish and it is delicious. Many people don't like brussel sprouts because they... More 

Thank awm1
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Picked for a group of four to discuss business opportunities. Great food and service suited for casual yet professional environment

Thank Julianna D
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109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place had a family friendly, but cool vibe for our Saturday night dinner. There was a large group celebrating a birthday next to us, and plenty of other folks, including couples out for a date night. Our food was very good. I had a glazed salmon dish, which was good not great. The real star of the dinner was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-348-8164

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?