San Mateo County Restaurants
Grill & VineAddress: 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Milbrae, CA 94030
Oh Baby SushiAddress: 2139 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061
The Village PubAddress: 2697 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062
The Village Pub not only serves the appetite for food, but it also hopes to satisfy the entire being. Whether you’re looking to tread new ground, or you’re simply hoping to be greeted by the familiar, The Village Pub has the menu and character to keep you intrigued. Executive Chef Mark Sullivan constructs his contemporary American cuisine by drawing from classic French and Mediterranean traditions, and locally cultivated ingredients. The dinner menu highlights dishes like the Shaved Foie Gras Torchon, while the pub menu offers lighter fare – the Pork and Garlic Sausage is made in-house. The truly staggering wine …
231 EllsworthAddress: 231 South Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
If you’re looking for a night complete with adventure, significance, simplicity, and balance search no further than San Francisco’s 231 Ellsworth. Located in downtown San Mateo and just minutes south of SFO airport, 231 Ellsworth provides an intimate dining experience that resonates throughout the restaurant’s décor, atmosphere, and contemporary American cuisine. Infused with global inspiration, Chef Isaac Miller creates unique menus in which sometimes unexpected ingredients converge in harmony. The restaurant tends to use locally grown produce and offers a prix fixe tasting menu nightly with optional wine pairings and a choice of a 3, 5, or 7-course dining experience. …
Cafe GibraltarAddress: 425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94019
This gem of the San Mateo coast sparkles with the numerous honors and awards it has enjoyed throughout the years. Fresh, authentic, and intriguing Mediterranean fare is served up in an equally fresh and intriguing dining space. Rich earth tones bath the walls, and flowing panels drape down from the ceiling to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Similarly, the menu entices patrons with culinary delights that span the entire Mediterranean region. The Tunisian Kaskasu Bi’l Lahm is a slow-braised Victory Ranch lamb sholder, and the Manti is a Turkish dish of house-made dumplings. There is much to explore and …
CetrellaAddress: 845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
$$$ Top 10
Just south of San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean lies the city of Half Moon bay where agriculture and big wave surfing are the popular attractions in town. When it comes to food, Cetrella is the areas destination point. With French and Mediterranean undertones, Cetrella draws from local growers and purveyors to seasonally create dishes from land and sea. Freshly harvested Oysters on the Half Shell, Mussels, Grilled Octopus and the Beet Salad are light items that represent its closeness to the ocean and plentiful fields. Entrees like the Lamb Shank, Pork Chop, Duck Confit and Gnocchi Parisienne also allow …
FlavorAddress: 10151 North Cabrillo Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94018
Flavor offers guests great dishes that are known as California comfort food. Just like their name, their dishes are full of flavor utilizing local produce. Flavor’s menu has a wide choice of starters and main dishes that range from nuclear family favorites like chicken pot pie to a daily seafood special that their chefs prepare with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Flavor also offers vegetarian entrees like vegetable pizza and burgers and guests can also choose gluten free options as well. By using California grown ingredients, Flavor shows new side of comfort food that is unique and satisfying.
Pasta MoonAddress: 315 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94019
Pasta Moon has made it their main priority to source out the most fresh and seasonal ingredients possible using local farmers to create delicious Italian cuisine for their guests. Their sustainable outlook is hard to achieve, yet Pasta Moon creates pleasing flavor combinations nonetheless. Pasta Moon has ongoing events and live music by local musicians and artists. They strive to consistently provide an enjoyable environment while construction Italian cuisine using their sustainable and fresh philosophy.
Navio at The Ritz CarltonAddress: 1 Miramontes Point Road, San Francisco, CA 94019
Enjoy fine dining at its finest at Navio located inside the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay. Navio offers guests Northern California coastal cuisine that features the freshest catch from neighboring town Princeton Habor and California’s best varietals and produce grown along the Bay Area coastline. Navio has floor-to-ceiling windows featuring a breathtaking ocean view and an open kitchen for guest to view what’s happening behind the grill. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Navio offers guest a fine dining experience that will take your breath away.
La CostaneraAddress: 8150 Cabrillo Highway, San Francisco, CA 94037
La Costanera is a hidden pearl awarded with the highly esteemed Michelin Star. Translating to “The Waterfront”, this secluded destination is nestled along the shoreline of Half Moon Bay, with breathtaking views of the rolling ocean waves. Chef Carlos Altamirano, a native of Southern Peru, crafts contemporary Peruvian cuisine inspired from the tastes of home. Menu selections include a medley of fresh seafood, chicken, pork, and beef concepts, in addition to mouth watering desserts. Floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light for an open, airy feel. The nautical accents gracefully mirror the exterior oceanic paradise, with white …
Di Napoli Pizzeria and RistoranteAddress: 202 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Donato EnotecaAddress: 1041 Middlefield Road, San Francisco, CA 94063
KaygetsuAddress: 325 Sharon Park Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025
This venue is no longer open.
John Bentley'sAddress: 2915 El Camino Real, San Francisco, CA 94061
Tucked away in Redwood City just south of San Francisco is John Bentley’s, a new American restaurant focusing on sustainably seasonal ingredients, meat and seafood. Whether it’s appetizers like the Molasses Lacquered Pork Belly, Grilled Watermelon Salad, Spicy Tuna Tartare or the Baby Iceberg Salad, over 10 different starters cover the first course of freshness. Entrees are very encompassing with Seared Day Boat Scallops, Grilled Marinated Rib-Eye, Crispy Sweet Breads and House made Spinach Fettuccine. While learning from his mentor Joseph Roettig at Lipizzaner in The City, Bentley grew to love the connection between the customer and the kitchen and …