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Viognier

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222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079 (B St. and Ellsworth)
(650) 685-3727
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there last night on my husband's birthday, very DISAPPOINTED! Viognier was always high on my list before and we've always gone there for special occasions like birthdays and valentines day but they change the menu to a fixed menu and a very limited menu instead of a full array of list of ala carte menu. Price was high... More 

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Sacramento, California
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

First time there but parking is easy in the underground parking lot. Got there before reservation but were actually late as we were walking around the home goods and supermarket Draegers and lost track of the time. The menu is divided into a 3 course menu with two choices for each course and a 7 course menu without choices. Both... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I had a reservation on July 21st at the Viognier (party of 6) and I had the worst experience ever. To start with, I asked for the wine menu and I had to implore the waiter to get the wine. The wine arrived after we finished the third course. Most of the time the plates were not taken out of... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My wife's sister turned 70 this year and we hosted an early dinner for her at Viognier on 18 May. The food, service and room were all excellent. There were plenty of cocktails consumed (the Palomas were a big hit and the birthday girl had three really well prepared Negronis). We ordered right off of the regular menu and the... More 

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Thank Faxon B
San Francisco, California
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Inconsistency in the design of the menu and in execution, but some good moments in between... This really sums it up. Some dishes on the menu look like they came from the rustic Italian joint and some from a very fancy french place so unfocused impression was created. Prices were quite high and that was consistant :) Some food tasted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Stay away from this place. Terrible food and small portions. Best to go some place else for better cuisine. It is a supermarket of poor pretentious food.

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Thank Linc P
Saint Charles, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

The food was good but the prices are very high. I given the price I expected great service. I ordered a bottle of wine, cheese plate and some of the cured meats.... Nothing that required any cooking... I waited at least 30 min for everything to show up. The restaurant was empty.

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Thank Vitoav
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We dined here on Thanksgiving, not realizing there was a special menu. I had already planned my meal, having spent time researching Viognier specialties so it was a bit disappointing having to settle for anything else - though all the food was delicious. Getting to the restaurant was a bit difficult. Draeger's Market was closed so we could not enter... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Loved the variety of food and gin liquor collection. The duck board plate with duck bacon, confit & pate was outstanding. The tempura squash dish was very good. The server was friendly and knowledgeable.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, great ambiance, great wine pairings in the Peninsula. The Bay Area has some of the best dining options in the world (and I've been fortunate enough to have experienced much of the world), and Viognier offers very good food, nicely plated, in an upscale ambiance for a fun night out. Yes, it shares a building with an upscale... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
    (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

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