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222 E Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 685-3727
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Ranked #19 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
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Price range: $30 - $80
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: B St. and Ellsworth
Transit: Cal Train / San Mateo Stop 1 block away
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Bergen, Norway
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Pretty high-end food. Interesting choices on the menu. Delicious taste. Great for gourmet lovers. You will not find anything cheap here. Money wise, not a place I could go to often. Had a great experience.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have eaten here many times over the past several years and found the service and quality very consistent and excellent. The menu changes and is a tasting menu (you choose selections for each course; they offer 3, 4 and 5 course meals, with and without wine). There is also a Chef's menu of the day with 5 courses. Service... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

For the most part, the food was very, very good, but the portions were too meager for the likes of me. But then I am from Milwaukee! : ) I ordered the stuffed quail and was a little anxious that the stuffing wasn't hot upon being served - never a good sign as far as I'm concerned (I was a... More

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Oakland, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the second floor of Draeger's Market in downtown San Mateo. The food was well presented and included interesting flavors. The Farm Apple Salad included firm and tasty apple slices, other fruits, delicate greens in a creamy dressing. The Flounder was well cooked, tasty and served on a bed of beans and mushrooms. After a slow... More

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Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a business dinner at Viognier and very much enjoyed it. I liked the restaurant's design, lots of wood and natural things; it felt comfortable yet elegant. The menu was sufficiently broad with some surprises and the food was excellent. (To be fair I should note that one member of our party asked for well done steak, it came... More

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Newburgh, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

I attended a business dinner here with several colleagues. The food was outstanding and the optional wine pairing was a great way to sample a variety of wines. The service was excellent even with a larger party. The dinner was pricey, but it would be worth it for a special occasion.

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Washington, DC
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Save your money. Food just ok, service inattentive. Waiter acted like he could care less if we stayed or left. Desert was highpoint of dinner. The rest mediocre.

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