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Viognier

$$$$
American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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222 E Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 (B St. and Ellsworth)
Cal Train / San Mateo Stop 1 block away
(650) 685-3727
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and wine, strange location...!

Very weird combination of good food, good wine (red too cold), clinical interior and strange location inside a super market. This restaurant certainly delivers good food from an extensive menu; the wine list is impressive, but they ran out of the red selected before the end of our dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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  • Doing business
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very weird combination of good food, good wine (red too cold), clinical interior and strange location inside a super market. This restaurant certainly delivers good food from an extensive menu; the wine list is impressive, but they ran out of the red selected before the end of our dinner. Nevertheless the dining was great. Our private room was just that...... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My first time to go for a business dinner event. it's a bit difficult to find as it's located on the 2nd floor of a grocery shop. However, it has a extensive list of wines to match your food. Tried Zuckerman’s Melon Salad. Very artistically structured first course. For entree, I had roasted duck leg. It was tender and lean.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I travel to San Mateo to visit our kids at least 3-4 times a year. Finding a decent restaurant is always a headache. Been here twice so far. Once on the Boxing day for dinner and liked it. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it now serves lunch as well. After the recent fiasco of dining out 2... More 

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friend reserved a valentine dinner for us last minute and they were nice enough to squeeze us in a day before valentine. But it's an early one since that's the only one available, Since it's an early one, there were very few customers yet it's so hard to find a waiter to wait on us. The food is good.... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 E Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
    (B St. and Ellsworth)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train / San Mateo Stop 1 block away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 685-3727

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?