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Town Restaurant

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$$$$
American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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716 Laurel St, Ste 8, San Carlos, CA 94070-3155 (Cherry Street)
650-595-3003
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Georgia
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158 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I got here around 2:30 since I am from the East Coast so I was starving. They were serving the mid-day menu. I sat at the bar since they were switching over to dinner and had tons of reservations. The pomegranate martinis were amazing! The bartenders were very attentive. I also tried their Loaded Prime Rib Dip - it was... More 

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Thank Victoria S
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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377 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can go along with the reviewers that say "overpriced and overrated". The service was so-so, but we did enjoy our food there - except for putting chips in a tall cup, but that may be 'trendy' to some! The beer I chose ("Prohibition") was excellent and they did let me keep the souvenir bottle. We sat outside as we... More 

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california
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed every dish we had including chicken, ribs, roasted cauliflower, deviled eggs, prime rib, filet topped with crab, and a REAL hot fudge sundae. The restaurant is clearly very popular so you need a reservation....we dined there on a Saturday night and it was packed. There are tables on the streets, seats at the center bar area, and banquets... More 

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Redwood City, California
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat here at least once a month and it's definitely name favorite, Love the weekend brunch with eyes in the Eggs Bebedict and the Hazelnut French Toast. Terrific non-alcoholic drink alternatives that are delicious with brunch. Service is consistently great. Make a reservation if you want in at prime time!

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Thank Kate197065
San Mateo, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch there for the second time. Ordered a cup of soup and a burger. Wife ordered a salad. Burger and salad came, no soup. Waitress who served us (not the one who took the order) fell all over herself apologizing. A hostess offered a free soup. The robot who took our order never said a thing. Hope he is... More 

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Thank Joe C
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have enjoyed fancy, celebratory dinners here, brunches with endless mimosas, and casual bowls of chili, and everything was just what was wanted at the time. Very popular! Beautiful decor, with a Metropolitan vibe...dark wood, booths...inside. Some tables with heaters out in front. We love having our meatloaf or steak, a good bottle of wine, cocktail or beer, while watching other... More 

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Thank Mary Jo S
San Carlos, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The food is inconsistent and boring. Food was delivered either over cooked or under coooked. I think management has taken their eye off the ball Wait staff is excellent.

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Thank Steve S
san carlos,
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The menu is plentiful, you can get almost anything you want. Had lunch with two friends and everyone was happy with their salads and their cocktail selections. The servers are friendly and the restaurant offers outdoor seating. The portions are large - no reason not to leave there full. Make reservations since TOWN is very popular!!

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Thank lindadrew13
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Town is a great steakhouse. The only downside is they won't seat you until your whole party is there. The food is excellent and the service is great! I had the broiled Alaskan halibut and we all split the banana pound cake. The ambience is nice - it's lively and the bar area was packed. Our table was a bit... More 

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Thank Lesley B
Los Altos, California
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153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The Town had some amazing food that I normally would not have know was in San Carlos. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful in knowing their menu. All the dishes had amazing presentation that were checked on their way out of the kitchen. In addition to amazing food, their specialty drinks were some amazing new concoctions that I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 Laurel St, Ste 8, San Carlos, CA 94070-3155
    (Cherry Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-595-3003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?