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222 E Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 685-3727
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Ranked #22 of 364 Restaurants in San Mateo
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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Key West, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Reston, Virginia
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271 reviews 271 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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Additional Information about Viognier

Address: 222 E Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone Number: (650) 685-3727
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Californian

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