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Top of the Market - San Mateo

1855 S. Norfolk Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403
650-349-3474
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Ranked #14 of 356 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fashion Is. Blvd.
Transit: Public transit stops at South Norfolk directly in front of the restaurant.
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English first
Roseville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you are in staying near the San Francisco airport, we can highly recommend Top of the Market restaurant in San Mateo. My husband and I had a great dinner tonight. He had the Canadian Petrale Sole and I had the Northeast Haddock fish & chips - both were excellent. The fish is fresh as well as the side dishes.... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Excellent food and definitely a few steps up from downstairs. Completely worth the extra $$. Sitting at the bar is fun because you can watch as your food is being prepared.

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great food good price I would go back. service was off but I think that was do to the help. Sword fish, Deviled eggs and oysters all very good.

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San Francisco
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Literally a step up from the fish market because it is upstairs. It offers a quieter and more intimate atmosphere. You can sit at the counter by the grill and watch the chiefs cook if you like. Top of the Market has a great variety of fish to choose from.

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Littleton, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I wouldn't call this a destination restaurant. Or even a 4 out of 5 star restaurant. The food was good, lobster tail for me. It was quite large and a very reasonable price. The oysters were small and nothing outrageous, but considering where this place is, not restaurant row, it was enjoyable. If you find yourself nearby, this upstairs restaurant... More

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Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is a fine restaurant that has a wide selection of drinks and dishes . The service is very good ,you are made to feel welcome as soon as you arrive ! I was there with a group on business about 15 of us ,the staff were very customer friendly and graceful in their delivery.

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Menlo Park, CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Located on the second floor of the Fish Market is the latest stab at a good, upscale seafood restaurant. For those of you who have "experienced" the Fish Market, this is definitely a step up (literally and figuratively). One enters the Fish Market restaurant and waltzes past the lines and noise to travel up one flight of stairs to another... More

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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I took a friend here tonight who was just in town and wanted seafood. I live in the City but she was staying at a hotel near the airport and it seemed to far to drive to the city and back. Found this on Open Table...had been to the Fish Market before but not their more "high end" dining location.... More

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San Mateo, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The food is fresh, well prepared and tasty. The meat dishes are even delicious. The service is attentive. One of the best in San Mateo.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Had a very pleasant surprise when a client from S San Fran selected this restaurant in San Mateo. Never having visited this town, I was a bit skeptical of a restaurant on top of an active fish market. We were all very pleased by the selection of fresh seafood and the skill in preparing it simply and deliciously, It is... More

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