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Top of the Market - San Mateo

1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Excellent selection of fresh fish served elegantly. White linens and excellent service. If you are early you can have a drink in the popular bar downstairs.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is the Place I was referencing inside the Fish Market. Very good, fun atmosphere, great food and excellent people. Totally worthwhile.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Located Upstair of the Fish Market, they have tablecloth and a few higher end dishes, plus you can order all the items in the downstairs menu. If you want a bit more privacy, this is a good choice.

Thank Kallen C
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Higher end than Fish Market. Top of the Market has better service and better fish selection. Very good, excellent for date night.

Thank piyo
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I were very pleased. We considered downstairs (The Fish Market) but choose upstairs instead (Top of the Market). It was quiet and overlooking a lagoon. We choose a booth and STILL had a nice view. Collin's service was attentive, knowledgeable and personable....More

Thank CMLGFX
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I'd driven by this restaurant at least 100 times and never went in. One day recently, I was looking for a quiet lunch spot that was close to a meeting location in San Mateo and found this restaurant on Open Table. I was delightfully surprised....More

Thank AbsJ
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Top of the Market is the "restaurant inside a restaurant" at the Fish Market on Norfolk Street in San Mateo. The Fish Market maybe a chain but only a few locations have the "Top of the Market" restaurant inside. In San Mateo, the staff are...More

Thank CTPreview
Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I met another couple for dinner at The Fish Market, and with a wait there, we opted to go upstairs to Top of the Market. It's a very different vibe up here, more quiet, understated, and upscale. The view overlooking the lagoon...More

1  Thank mcgowan06
Reviewed October 11, 2015

We ordered 3 soups (clam chowder), 2 kid meals, Canadian Lingcod with rice and roasted vegetables and Pacific Ono with au gratin potatoes and roasted vegetables. The interior of the "restaurant" is cheap in comparison to the food prices and not very inviting. Roasted Vegetables...More

Thank travellerde33
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Views are great and our tuna poke salad was a hit. My entree of linguini and seafood was overpowered by too many onions and garlic for my taste. It ruined the delicate flavor of the scallops and crab which should be enhanced not covered up....More

Thank JBR888
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
    (Fashion Is. Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops at South Norfolk directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474
Description
Although a Peninsula landmark since 1982, Top of the Market in San Mateo is almost a secret discovery above the bustling Fish Market downstairs. This intimate restaurant overlooking a quiet lagoon evokes the sophisticated charm of the classic, timeless bay area fish house. The seasonal American menu features the finest seafood, meats and local produce complimented by an exceptional wine list.
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