Flavors has lots of flavor
Very much enjoyed our visit, dinner was prefect. Loved it so much went back for many return visit, had to try something else on the menu, wow!!! Just wish they would stay open longer.
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Flavor Lives Up to Its Name
Flavor has a variety from which to choose--from hamburgers to fresh fish of the day. Two ordered the halibut special, which was good, and one had the double pork chop, which is not only delicious, but enormous. I had soup and salad--soup of the day was creamy asparagus, and it was very good--rich and thick.
Flavor has hit a sweet spot that works for both tourists passing through and those who live on the coast who want a reliably good meal.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always enjoy our meal at
We always enjoy our meal at Flavor. The food is great, as is the waitstaff!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Coast Dining
Love the revamped menu. Delicious food, tasty wine, and friendly service. Always a great meal!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
They've taken their comfort
They've taken their comfort food excellence and applied it to brunch on Saturday and Sunday. very delicious. Gratefully, they make home fries without the tomato sauce. the benedicts were lovely.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently moved to Half
We recently moved to Half Moon Bay and have now found our favorite place to eat. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a drive down from SF
Took a drive down from SF to try Flavors because I had saw it one day driving down the coast. Had an amazing waitress (cant remember her name) and the food was great. Will def come back again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was very good.
The service was very good. The food was very good also -- a blend of simple dishes to more gourmet.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love This Place!!!
Every time we seem to go here...the folks working there are always friendly and make you feel so welcome... The food is never a miss its always spot on!! Just love coming back to this place its always a good time.... unless you don't go!! ;)
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great quality comfort food
Fantastic selection of meats, fresh local vegetables. We have lived in the area for a while and had tried other area restaurants first such as Sam's, Mezza Luna etc. and had been disappointed. The skirt steak and fresh local salmon were outstanding as well as the service. We will definitely return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome as always.
Just as I said awesome as always. Excellent food! Good service, great to be right across the street from the harbor. Just a great restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We'll be back
Don't let first impressions scare you off. From external appearances, this nondescript building along 101 looks like a reclaimed family restaurant, complete with a large parking lot, no landscaping, and completely exposed the elements and eyes of all passersby. Once inside, the ambiance significantly improves. We were greeted by an efficient and friendly wait staff, and our server did a great job of answering every question we had abou the menu.
My wife had a salmon while I opted for roast chicken. Both were outstanding, accompanied by seasonal veggies. I started with a simple salad that was large enough to share. Beverages are limited in choice but of excellent quality.
We will definitely return. Nice to have another option for HMB.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Flavor has done a nice job fitting into the El Granada area. The food is decent, good size portions. Service is a little off, never was quite sure who our waiter was, food was delivered by different people and no one ever checked back in on us during the meal. Prices are a little on the high side. It is not one of our regular restaurants that we frequent but we will return at some point.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've enjoyed dining here several times. The food is consistently delicious, tonight's Seafood Chowder was outstanding! Friendly waitstaff, lots of free parking, just a nice comfortable place to enjoy time with family and friends.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful Surprise
I did not expect the food to be of such quality. I read several reviews and figured I would have to try it and the food lived up to my expectations. The Jambalaya was more a cross between a Jambalaya and Ciopino but that is a good thing. The quantitiy of fresh seafood and flavor of the broth was simply amazing. My wife had a vegi burger and enjoyed it as well. The service was also very good! Our waiter took time discussing the menu and he certainly had a passion for many items on the menu which is good. Anyway...well done Flavor!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a surprise for us--we had no idea that this was a restaurant with a real chef and artistically prepared food. The butternut squash soup was perfect, the short ribs as well. We think that short ribs and the accompanying sauce tells whether or not the chef is highly skilled, and these were perfect, so hats off to the chef and staff. The staff was friendly and responsive; just a very good experience overall. All of this, and at decent prices for such well prepared food. We're glad we have a new place to add to our list on the coast.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfort food for a rainy day
Whenever it rains, my appetite turns to chicken pot pie at Flavor. With a nice fluffy crust over saucy chicken, carrots and other veggies, it really hit the spot. I couldn't resist the seasonal warm crab bisque. Needless to say, the meal is the epitome of comfort foods. My family had the chicken Parmesan that was relative large portioned. Tasty leftovers for later.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Comfort Food
Flavor is one of my favorite restaurants in the Half Moon Bay area. It's across from the harbor. Their comfort food is outstanding. I love the skirt steak, ribs, and the pork chop, and their sides are great. Try that yummy balsamic glaze they serve with the bread. This is a place where you can actually have a conversation while dining.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Friendly, Low Key, Delicious
This unpretentious but dependably tasty restaurant could get to be a habit. With consistently tasty preparations of salads, soups, seafood and braised short ribs, we have been pleased each time. Small desert selection but our group enjoyed each one thoroughly. Nice enough for a special occasion like a birthday, it is a great neighborhood find. Heading North along the San Mateo coast before the tunnel? Take a break, skip the thought of "What do I have for dinner at home?" and enjoy a great seafood chowder (Much better than Sam's) or jambalaya on your way home. No cocktails, but good wine and beer selections. Very pleasant staff, nice relaxed mood.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Flavors 6 times for brunch and lunch. we have not been disappointed. We will return many times.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live here on the coast and check out every restaurant that opens; Flavor is the top!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and lively
Great food, very quick service, fun vibrant restaurant scene. We will be back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavor lives up to expectations
I have been to Flavor and have enjoyed it every time. The staff is very friendly, the food is tasty, and the ambiance is great for a dinner with friends or a date night with your significant other.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't be put off by the outside of the property, the food delivers.
After several days of seafood we needed a break and decided to try Flavor. My husband had the braised beef ribs and I had the skirt steak, both were very good and delivered on the flavor. Their wine selection is small but is a great compliment to the menu and fairly priced. My only regret was not having room for desert because they really looked delicious.
If you need a break from seafood in HMB, I recommend trying Flavor.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really diverse menu
The menu was filled with really interesting choices, it was so hard to choose. The hamburger was really good, served with a side on mac n cheese and garlic French fires. Jambalaya was packed with seafood and spicy but not overwhelmingly so. Can't wait to go back and try some different things. Big thank you to the restaurant for hosting a fundraiser for Rotocare. It's the reason we went in that night but we will definitely be back to try more.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavor is the BEST
Simple as the name of the restaurant, simply THE BEST! I take all my guests to Flavor when they visit; there are many many restaurants on the Coastside and NONE of them are as consistently GREAT as Flavor
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely comfort food dinner
Flavor is well named. The food was delicious. Expected left-overs, but we ate it all. Had to wait >20 minutes for the waiter to start our evening, but we went with it, and the food and service was really good. We had the buratta on polenta and mac 'n' cheese with bacon to start. The mac 'n' cheese was AMAZING. The bacon was crispy and delectable. For dinner we had short ribs and chicken, both excellent (though I was not a fan of the garlic mashed potatoes and would swap them out if I go back). Dessert and coffee rounded out a tasty meal and a lovely evening. I'd recommend you try it out, and go hungry. You will be glad you did.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another coastside keeper
We had avoided Flavor for a while, having been burned before by new restaurants on the coast, but were quite happy we finally checked it out. The fresh halibut special was wonderful! It was served with grilled broccoli and amazing potato cakes. All food was prepared well and the fresh ingredients shone through. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable. The small wine lst s carefully chosen; we had a red Zinfandel and a Chardonnay and both were quite good. We re looking forward to trying the chowder and short ribs when we return!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant everyone we bring loves it no complaints.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm blessed with living close to Flavor but that isn't the reason why it's so great. The food is very flavorful and awesome comfort food. The mac and cheese is delicious especially with the options to have additions to it. The staff is very friendly and attentive. My favorite is the braised short ribs. The meat is so tender and the sides that come with it are 5 star restaurant quality. They also have home made ice cream for dessert.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coastal Great spot
The food here is always excellent, a great choice with attention to detail on preparation & presentation. The olive oil/balsamic vinegar dip for bread is WONDERFUL! How do they do it?
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the charts good!
Great food for dinner. Green Goddess salad, delish. Short rib, pork shop and both beef dishes, wunderbar. Desserts are great. Always love the specials. Friendly service.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will eat here again. Reasonable prices; creative, well-rounded menu; great beers on tap; and several interesting wines. Everything was delicious. Only snafu: the meal they brought out for my fiancée was not what she ordered. It was quickly resolved.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed dining experience
We had an excellent experience here. Food was fresh, well prepared and just plain yummy! Our server was delightful, very attentive and a great personality. Will return and recommend to others.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our lunch/brunch
We loved our lunch/brunch meal. Great hamburger, tons of good fries and a delicious corned beef benedict.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Last time I was there Flavor was average at best, but what an improvement.
Service was excellent as they had a lot of waiters for the size of the restaurant. I would upgrade their dress code, but that is probably just me.
My wife had the N.E. clam chowder and the portion was enormous. She brought home more than she was able to eat. I had the pot pie and it's about as good as pot pie can be. I would also recommend the mac & cheese that has multiple items to choose from that can be added to jazz it up.
Reservation highly recommended during weekends. Great spot for lunch as well. If you find yourself on the coast side with an appetite you'll be pleased you stopped by.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch spot
I took my friend there for her birthday. The food was delicious and the waiter was supper nice and attentive.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM