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Town Restaurant

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Contemporary
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716 Laurel St, Ste 8, San Carlos, CA 94070-3155 (Cherry Street)
Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
650-595-3003
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wow

Went here for dinner while traveling on the west coast. It was wonderful. Had the steak tacos with a small salad and it was plenty! Got the bread pudding to go which was delicious! I highly recommend this place and it was fun to sit at the chef's table and watch the guys in action. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
DawnandMark
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Went here for dinner while traveling on the west coast. It was wonderful. Had the steak tacos with a small salad and it was plenty! Got the bread pudding to go which was delicious! I highly recommend this place and it was fun to sit at the chef's table and watch the guys in action. The previous comment about the... More 

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venice, Fl
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We have been to Town before, and it does not disappoint, You really should have a reservation,which we did not have.They managed to seat us as a party of 5 at a high table.The place is very popular, so it is a little noisy. Our service was very good.The food is always so attractive and beautifully served.I had the Chinatown... More 

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San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Decent food and service, but a little dark for my liking. Seems more of a pick up bar and restaurant in the evenings, and lately they start charging on refills of Iced Tea and a mystery charge for health initiative. I wish it was listed at the front door, or on the menu, vs a surprise on the check Decent... More 

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant has great food so make your reservation because everyone knows it. My husband had the ahi tuna and he is still talking about it. The ribeye steak was so large that my son (30 yrs. old) and I shared it with 2 absolutely loaded baked potatoes. It was one of the best steaks I have ever had. My... More 

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San Carlos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My two sons took me here for my birthday last June and its reputation did not disappoint! I don't drink much for their Pomegranate Martini is to die for! So good that I went back again with one son for that drink and sushi appetizers at the bar. Awesome! All our meals on the first visit were excellent: filet mignon... More 

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South San Francisco
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had been here many moons ago, when it was A Tavola and then when it re-opened as Town about 10 years ago. My memories of those dinners in the past were quite pleasant, so I was expecting a lot during this recent visit. And I was not disappointed. I went there for a business meeting and it was mid-day... More 

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San Carlos, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great food,loud so fine to bring kids cuse nobody will here them. Hard if you want to have a quiet conversation. Good cocktails

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Foster City, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You have to try the warm cabbage salad, it's to die for. We all had it and loved it. Lunch size is big. The spicy Ahi Tuna roll was really good, especially not being a Japanese restraunt. Their soup was very tasty. We all enjoyed everything and would go back again. Price was about $22.00 per person with tip.

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San Carlos, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I personally wouldn't recommend brunch here, but lunch and dinner are excellent! Great steaks and wine selection.

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Redwood City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is very good. I have had good service and bad service here. The management should pay more attention to the staff interaction with the patrons. I would never fault the cooks or the food but for these prices, I expect decent service. That is not always the case here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 716 Laurel St, Ste 8, San Carlos, CA 94070-3155
    (Cherry Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-595-3003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?