I love Attic. The food is
I love Attic. The food is always fantastic and the service is very friendly and always make me feel like they remember me.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unique find in a crowded area
Came here w/ a date & had a good time! Surrounded by a bunch of other restaurants in the area, it can be somewhat hidden, but once you know where it's located, it's much easier to find. To start off, I would recommend that you make reservations for this place, since it gets crowded during dinner time. The restaurant is located in a 2-story building, with the first floor being a bar area. The appetizers we ordered (particularly the musubi with quail egg) were delicious, and their bread pudding w/ ube topping dessert was awesome! In between, they had a nice assortment of entrees to select from, and the service was also friendly. I would recommend the adobo wing lollipops; they were full of flavor and distinct from all of their other dishes.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
When you walk into a restaurant
When you walk into a restaurant and is greeted by two friends, whom are having dinner, it is a coincidence. While those two friends leave and 10 minutes later 4 other friends show up it is no longer a coincidence but underlining the fact that this is one of the best restaurants around San Mateo.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and drinks,
Delicious food and drinks, and very attentive/polite staff. Great experience. As we left ~10pm it also seemed to have a fun bar vibe downstairs.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great take on Filipino-Asian fusion
Had dinner here on Saturday night, celebrating a girlfriend's birthday. We had a great time, the food was really good. In particular we enjoyed the adobo chicken wings, the shaking beef, the garlic noodles with crab, and the ube tapioca bread pudding for dessert. All of us ladies really enjoy good food, especially different and unique Asian dishes. We found the food really comforting.
It was a little noisy and loud for us, but still had a great time. The service was good, they were trying hard to be welcoming and accommodating, so I certainly appreciated the efforts.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attic gave good dining experience
Food was great. We were a party of four and shared the dishes. We had about 2 appetizers and 4 entrees. We were very full at the end and had to pack some food. Don't get deceived by quantity of the dishes. They look small but fill your appetite.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Attic
My husband I had a date night and tried the Attic. We ordered the sweet potato fries, adobo chicken lollipops, bone marrow, and crab fried rice. Everything was very good. The service was also very good. Our server was attentive but not overly so. We will be returning again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the service at
The food and the service at Attic are always good. The staff is so friendly and make you feel like they know you. The atmosphere is fun and hip.The dishes are fresh, interesting, and delicious. It is one of my favorites and I always love to bring new people to try it.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little spot
We loved all the flavors. We had ceviche, calamari, garlic noodles and Korean beef and all was yummy with great flavors.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filipino Food with Flair
Filipino food is a completely under-appreciated Asian gem. Combining flavors from its Spanish colonial legacy with those native to Asia, the result is a spectacular array of interesting dishes using ingredients that range from fish sauce to banana ketchup to olive oil! Attic has managed to modernize and expand upon this special cuisine in a way that appeals to a broader audience. Their Sizzling Sisig (pork) and Gindara (black cod) are must haves. And the lumpia is an old standard favorite with a twist.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place!
The food is great!!!! We always order the brussell sprouts and pork sisig with an egg, but there are many items on the menu that should not be missed. Not only is the food good, but the owner and staff are phenomenal! Marco, Melvin and the others really make you feel at home.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have a great night out with friends
I enjoy coming to Attic with a bunch of friends, and ordering several dishes to share (I generally go with the number of people at the table, plus one - and then some rice). We always have fun trying a bunch of different food, with wonderful flavor and friendly service. Do note that the wings take a bit longer to come out, so if you're really hungry, be sure to order other items in addition (everything else comes out very quickly). Also try the garlic noodles and the gambas.
I also recommend arriving earlier than your reservation and meeting up at Under Attic for their fantastic and super long happy hour (and if that's crowded, go next door to B Street Station -- it's owned by the same folks).
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun restaurant, upstairs from their lively downstairs bar. Right across from the movie theater and adds to the revamped downtown San Mateo scene. It seems like it's a newer kitchen and the service isn't all that well coordinated. Minor negatives, like a confusing set up/host area, mistakes with the ordering, lack of things like sparkling water or coffee/espresso. But what they do have is great food. We had the adobo chicken lollipops, pork sissig, lumpia cigarillos, butter crab fried rice, garlic noodles, and a sizzling beef dish. All of it was fantastic. For dessert we had the nutella flan and coconut ube bread pudding, along with Thai iced tea. There wasn't a dish that wasn't excellent. Definitely worth a try for anyone.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Attic is always
The food at Attic is always interesting and delicious. I have never ordered a dish I didn't like. The beef Salpicao is my favorite. The atmosphere is young and upbeat. The staff are all friends and are wonderfully personable to their customers. They have a way of making you feel like you are one of their personal friends. If you go often, Mel will remember what you like to eat or drink and may have it on the way before you've had a chance to order it! Really, the food is delicious but the service makes you come again and again.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is served to share -- tapas/family style -- so order a few mains and starters for everyone at the table to share. This is a fun way to try everything! Attic is a gem in the busy restaurant row of South B street. Although this restaurant is categorized on FB and Yelp as Chinese..that it is not. It is more of a Pan Asian-fusion with a heavy emphasis on the Filipino roots it build upon. Chef Tim Luym mixes traditional Filipino food with other Asian influence and comes up with wonderful, mouthfuls of bliss. The brussels sprouts are amazing; Gambas al ajo (garlic shrimp) pair will with the garlic rice are a must try; Long Life Garlic Noodles and Crab Butter Fried Rice are life changing -- food Nirvana!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM