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The Van's Restaurant On the Hill

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815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013 (El Camino Real)
650-591-6525
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good happy hour eats

We visit here a couple times a month for the bar bites and cocktails at the bar. Friendly service and great view. The escargot is delicious. 😎🍹🍷

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
CaliforniaLosthiker
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Redwood City, California
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Sacramento, CA
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great view from the restaurant. Can see from San Francisco, Mount Diablo, to the south bay. Place looks like it was builtin the 1960's or 1970's and needs a facelift. Food was ok.

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visit here a couple times a month for the bar bites and cocktails at the bar. Friendly service and great view. The escargot is delicious. 😎🍹🍷

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Foster City, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Atmosphere, very warm and inviting. This is an historical building, finely restored to show off its vintage. Menu choices are varied with many choices. Well prepared, served with perfection, will come back.

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Simi Valley, California
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A client suggested this restaurant for lunch. Apparently it is one of his favorites. Now, it will be one of mine as well. Location was great - view was amazing - historical background of restaurant building was quite interesting, and the food was great! Our server, Charlie, was very attentive but not overly so and took care to make sure... More 

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San Carlos, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great "old time" American food with some good international flavors as well. This place is a real gem - a historic Japanese pavilion transported from the World's Fair at the turn of the century. Shockingly good view over the redwood shores/Foster city area with the nice lights of the cities. Wait staff that has worked there for decades, not months... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We have been here a few times and always for a special occasion. The food is amazing, the views are awesome and we love the history behind this restaurant. Plus the service is always impeccable!!!

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife and I had heard about The Van's from some friends and decided to give it a try. As a comparison, we have been to "The Iron Gate" in Belmont a couple of times, and for my money, they have the best steak anywhere. That is our "special occasion" place. The Iron Gate has a different kind of a... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

High up in the hills of Belmont CA, this restaurant has great views and lots of ambiance. I have had dinner and lunch in this restaurant and decided to celebrate my birthday at The Van's on the Hill. It was spectacular and the food and drinks were great.

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Tracy, California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant has been on that hill for a long time and so has the menu. Went there for Mother's Day brunch. Our reservation's were for 10:00 AM. The brunch menu was very limited. It also happened to be my son's birthday. I started to tell the gentleman that was showing us our table but he said I had to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our party of four had a reservation, but waited 30 minutes to be seated. Host not overly friendly has an attitude of “do not care if we have your business" The bar and dining room could use up dating. Extensive menu, food fair, plating is stuck in the ‘70’s. Our server was excellent, however that would not make me revisit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 650-591-6525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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