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Viognier

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Californian, 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Food overpriced, but HAVEN'T SEEN a wine list like this anywhere!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Beachkattt
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Key West, Florida
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  • Doing business
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Foster City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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58 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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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: Californian, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Californian, 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?