Food was overall very good!!
Food was overall very good!! The only thing was that the server we got was not too friendly and she also told us that there was no charge for the salad then when we got the bill we saw that she did charge for it then she tried to explain saying that there was no charge for splitting the salad but she didn't explain herself correctly!! But our overall experience was good we will go back because the margaritas calamari warm bread chocolate cake and the food were really good!!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a 6:45 reservation,
We had a 6:45 reservation, I explained to the waitress that we had tickets to the theater at 8:00. We chose items from the appetizer menu that provided more than enough for us. We were served promptly and completed our meal in plenty of time for the show.
We had the shrimp, calamari, and saganoci(sp?), all of which were very good.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice waitress,
We had a very nice waitress, good service. however, the kitchen was very slow. We ate on the patio. would recommend that the restaurant clean up the patio. In addition to serving food there, it appears that it is also used as a storage area for excess tables, mops, etc.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very early time for
We had a very early time for dinner at 5:00 because we had a show to get too. Sat in the patio out back. It was quiet and very comfortable. Food was good - had the Lamb shankes and a salad. My wife had recently come back from vacation in Greece and wanted to have some more. It was very good (I had bites). Would go again.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique and Good!
Well done, 4 of us went to dinner at Mandaloun and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
The food was not your everyday meal and had many interesting flavors.
My only complaint was the chairs were uncomfortable.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mandaloun: over the Moon!
What a FABULOUS FIND in Redwood City!
Wood-burning oven makes everything taste better.
Attentive but unobtrusive service with dishes perfectly timed, generous portions and the freshest ingredients. The back patio is an absolute gem with a gurgling fountain and vibe covered walls
We could have been in Southern Europe but everyone spoke English!
Close-by parking, validated at several nearby businesses make visiting Mandaloun a piece if cake instead of a hassle.
Can't wait to return to try more dishes.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found the table service attentive
Found the table service attentive and very pleasant. The salads are delicious and meal in themselves. The Santa Barbara Pinot is simply the best. The atmosphere is casual, romantic, spacious, and you have no trouble having a conversation here - very comfortable.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
much better than the usual mediterranean restaurant. some off-the-beaten-path items that are done nicely (fried smelts....i'm looking at you!). waiters very pleasant and personable, waterboys keep your glasses full. only fault was that the baba ganoush didn't have much flavor...needs some of those great middle-eastern spices! very reasonably priced. strongly recommended!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mandaloun is beautifully designed
Mandaloun is beautifully designed & is worth a look inside, whether you're dining or not. Two of us had the same dinner, sharing the hummus as a starter. The portion was very generous & extremely tasty. Next came the salmon in parchment with artichokes, olives, a delicious sauce & cooked to perfection. My husband began with the mussels which he rated as "fair", followed by the sousaka(?) which, again, he considered "fair" since the pieces of filet mignon were slightly tough. Service was excellent! Our waitress, Cassandra, added enormously to our enjoyment. She's bubbly, fun, knowledgeable, helpful & obviously knows how to make her customers feel special. Note to management: Be sure to keep Cassandra happy. She's a great asset to Mandaloun!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, and even better food. Our server was very helpful and friendly. I ordered a drink that had an aftertaste from an liqueur that I have never tried before and ordered a different drink, not expecting it to be comped. He was kind enough to do so.
We'll definitely be back.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place to have a romantic dinner before a theater show. The staff was great to recommend special dishes and the food was outstanding. We will definately be revisiting Mandaloun in the future.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tony's Birthday Treat
I phoned Mandaloun and a lovely young lady invited us to come in on such short notice. We arrived, the hostess welcomed us with a beautiful smile and seated us promptly. Our server was Cassandra-very pleasant to work with and another great smile. Our water guy was kind and had an upbeat attitude. I would say this is a restaurant that where employees enjoy what they do because in addition to the service, the food was fantastic-FRESH!
We'll be back for dessert, soon.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Service, and Ambiance
With a small but diverse menu, there's something to please everyone. I always peruse the entire menu, but come back to my longtime favorite - the funghi pizza with caramelized onions. The pizza is generous-sized enough to feed 2 for a light meal, but I always bring home half for my lunch the next day. The ambiance, particularly in winter if you sit near the cheerful fireplace, is quite warm and inviting. Mandaloun is a neighborhood gem, contributing to the revitalization of downtown Redwood City. Take a stroll after dinner to see what is happening in the vibrant downtown area.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Sunday evening choice
We started looking mid Sunday afternoon on Yelp for a good restaurant to meet up with another couple for dinner and a movie in Redwood City. We considered a few other places but two were closed on Sundays and the others didn't sound good to all of us. I found Mandaloun with decent reviews and it was open on Sunday evening. The menu sounded wonderful. We sat at a window table near the entrance with no other guests around us. The place didn't seem very busy. The lighting was romantically dim. I didn't pay much attention to the decor as I was excited to visit with our friends. We ordered several of the "Small Plates" to share and all were awesomely good! The servers were attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Will go back!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM