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Town Restaurant

716 Laurel St, Ste 8, San Carlos, CA 94070-3155
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Ranked #2 of 114 Restaurants in San Carlos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cherry Street
Transit: Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
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114 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Palm Springs
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a regular stop for me when I'm in the bay area. The food is always good. A little disappointed with my last visit due to a sleight of hand by the waiter. I ordered two bottles of wine, he brought out two and had me taste one and had another person taste the second, which - was not... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Town Restaurant in San Carlos, CA has some of the best food in the Bay Area. There steaks are good quality beef along with great sides to go with the meat and they have a great variety of other meals. The ambiance is fantastic with very comfortable booths. The bar area is nice with TV's that always have sports on.... More

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San Carlos, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Too loud. Not good for families, unless you yell. The bar and TVs are the central focus, which takes away from the open kitchen if you sit on the bar side. Food is just ok.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Trendy and fun steakhouse that offers an upscale ambiance with a nice bar. Food: Great. Shared grilled artichoke and ribs. Drinks: wine list offers 1/2 bottles really good wine. The bar has popular craft beers on tap. Tip: sat outside and avoided the hour plus wait.

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San Francisco
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great spot for the professional mid 20s to mid 40s crowd, for either just drinks or a nice sit down dinner for date night. The last time I went, it was for a sit down dinner. Be warned, dinner for two with drinks will be around $200 or more after tax and tip, but it's well worth... More

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I Was in the area for business so I stopped by for dinner. The place feels like a bar which is a steakhouse. Service was good, for 18$ I got half of a rotisserie chicken with two sides. To that I added a cool pint of beer. Good time.

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Surprise, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Last night the family assembled at a great restaurant. The steaks were all fantastic and the service staff was exceptional. Only complaint would be the noise level as the pace and movement was rapid fire. We ordered one of each of the desserts for this "graduation" party and were not disappointed. Really a great restaurant and experience for carnivores.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Steak was perfect. Atmosphere is lively. The service is friendly. The price is expensive but it is value for money. I recommend for that special night out. You will need to book as it is usually full.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was staying in San Carlos on business and whenever I am in the US I do look forward to a good steak. Town delivered just what I needed. Dining alone I was delighted to sit at the Chef’s table overlooking the kitchen. On seating I ordered a beer (Mirror Pond Pale Ale) and told my server that I needed... More

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Redwood City, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Decent service, very experienced wait staff, delicious steaks. My wife and I visit here about once every six weeks. We have yet to have a bad experience. The only small complaint is that it is generally very crowded so be prepared to wait if you don't have reservations.

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