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“Watch the Culinary Action at the Kitchen Bar”
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Town Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 135 Restaurants in San Carlos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cherry Street
Transit: Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Watch the Culinary Action at the Kitchen Bar”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is our neighborhood date night restaurant. It's always a vibrant scene and we like the energetic atmosphere. We prefer to sit at the kitchen bar so we can watch how they prepare the food and the finishing touches. We are creatures of habit, usually ordering the crab crusted filet, parmesan potato gratin and sauteed brussels sprouts. This is one of our favorite meals. On previous occasions I've had the California Roll with fresh crab as an appetizer and the Ahi Tuna Salad for lunch. I've enjoyed every dish I've ordered here. The service is always swift, friendly and knowledgable.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Mateo, CA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service on Peninsula”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a great restaurant with the best food especially the skirt steak and prime rib dinners. Their napa cabbage salad is out of this world - yummy!!! Excellent service also!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Marla_SanMateo
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SF Bay Area California
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Town is consistently good”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you CAN get a table here, go! Food is great, very "clubby" wood interior. My favorite dish is the flank steak wrapped around mashed potatoes, topped with fried onions.

Visited July 2012
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Thank tradgirl
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Redwood City, CA
Level 6 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“My favorite local restaurant!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

TOWN in San Carlos, CA is my absolute favorite local restaurant. Town has a great menu with many different types of foods. If you have a special occassion coming up, you can call Town and they will create a event specific menu for your special occassion. The service is always great and they do their best to make your meal special. If you don't have a reservation, it is a good idea to grab a seat at the chef's counter where you can watch the meals being prepared by the kitchen staff. The inside of the restaurant can get loud, but I think it adds to the lively atmosphere. There is also heated sidewalk seating if you prefer. A great place to eat!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Doug R
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Bay Area
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great food, great people”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

I've been to Town multiple times and each time I leave happy and full. The food, although pricey, is excellent. The bar is the must go place after a long days of work. Service is always excellent. I just wish it didn't cost so much but I guess you pay for what you get and what you get is quality food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank jaynic_09
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