Three Restaurant & Bar - FKA Astaria
Three Restaurant & Bar - FKA Astaria

Three Restaurant & Bar - FKA Astaria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.threesanmateo.com/
  • Phone: 6503449444x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast/Lunch: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 1:30pm;
    Bar Service: Monday-Friday 1:30 pm-5:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm;
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Happy Hour daily 5:00-7:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alicia Petrakis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: attentive... creative... unforgettable.
    Three Restaurant & Bar and the Peninsula Dining Room offer two unique venues in one historic location. Ideal for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, corporate events and meetings.

    Select from seasonal menus designed to meet a wide range of tastes and budgets.
  • Private Party Contact: Alicia Petrakis 8779256315

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Camino Real
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Adjacent Street Parking. 2 major lots within 1/2 block of restaurant.
A word from Three Restaurant & Bar - FKA Astaria
Open and inviting. Innovative and energetic. Playful surprises are found throughout the menu, as well as the restaurant itself. The menu has been designed to give you options, is perfect for sharing and you are encouraged to order however the mood strikes you, so don’t be shy about ordering more of… Well, anything. Salads and pastas created with greens and veggies from the rooftop garden should please locavores. While burger lovers will appreciate the balance of the house grind that blends brisket, short rib and sirloin. Between bites be sure to take a look at the beautiful, “Living Wall”. A wall of plants and herbs living and growing inside the restaurant itself. Take a peak at the “Peninsula Room”, an homage to the Hotel Benjamin Franklin located directly in front the exhibition kitchen.
The beverage program takes a backseat to none. Eight rotating craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and a first-class wine program.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Three Restaurant & Bar - FKA Astaria reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (59)great for brunch (57)great for lunch (54)neighborhood gem (52)good for groups (50)kid-friendly (31)special occasion (28)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (24)late-night find (7)romantic (5)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great service and yummy food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Great service and yummy food - an unusual, interesting menu inspired by the Mediterranean. The night we were there they had live music and it was WAY too loud for the size of the restaurant but I think that was due to the "Wine Walk" in the town. I'd go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Large restaurant. Not loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/23/2008
    Large restaurant. Not loud like so many Bay Area restaurants. Food was very good. Service was, too. I would recommend it highly. My only disappointment was the menu. Not a single chicken dish. Seems odd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great staff, vegetarian options,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Great staff, vegetarian options, very good food, value
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Father's Day brunch at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Our Father's Day brunch at Astaria was good. The food was great, but the service was quite slow. The restaurant was maybe a quarter-full when we arrived, yet we waited over 30 minutes for our order to arrive at the table. While they do a nice job of catering to families with children, that is a long time for two little ones to wait for their food. It was hard for the adults as well. Overall though, the brunch was very good and we will likely return to Astaria again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out....delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/9/2008
    Great night out....delicious food and warm atmosphere. Our waitperson was very attentive but in a relaxed way. I look forward to the hotel next door being completed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, outstanding personalized
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    Food, outstanding personalized service for a special occasion....always consistent and a treat. Banquet room available as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Blood Orange Cosmopolitans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    The Blood Orange Cosmopolitans were delicious, as was the Halibut entree and the shrimp appetizer dip. We'll be going back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Astaria is a pleasant restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    Astaria is a pleasant restaurant, but we were there on Thursday evening and they had a combo playing music which was loud enough that all the patrons had to raise their voices to hold conversation at their tables. I would guess the noise level is better other evenings. The hostess was very accomodating, our waiter was knowledgeable and reasonably attentive. The food was enjoyable. I had an excellent French Onion Soup dish and I understand the Napoleon was quite good. The lamb sirloin was tough and the Spring Rolls were so-so. I would return and try some of their other offerings.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent, delicious
    wine4diningVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    Food was excellent, delicious and attractively if not elegantly presented. Service was efficient, timely and friendly. Wine list is very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our appetizers and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Our appetizers and drinks were great. Except my pasta was so full of garlic, I couldn't eat it. It literally burnt my mouth. Not sure I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent service, and a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    Consistent service, and a menu that changes specials with the seasons. You can count on your standard favorites on the menu, and some new items to enjoy. The service is very attentive, and helpful at making suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and ambiance.
    Guitarman
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Great service and ambiance. The appitizers and entrees were really good. My steak was perfect. Sadly, the dessert was not very good. The crepe lacked any flavor and seemed under cooked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am not usually a buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I am not usually a buffet fan but Astaria's was very good. The food was delicious and hot. It was a lovely place to celebrate Mother's Day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Astaria is solid. This visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Astaria is solid. This visit was for Mother's Day brunch -- It was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic experience - we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Fantastic experience - we went for Mother's Day brunch in 2008. Food was outstanding,and the staff was exceptional. We will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Astaria advertises some Greek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Astaria advertises some Greek dishes. I ordered mousaka - which was a recommended dish - and it was a disaster. I should have refused the meal but I was in the middle of a business discussion and did not have time to wait for a proper mousaka. Instead of a baked dish of layered eggplant and beef or lamb mince, what I got was a gamey beef mince fried up with eggplant. Some of the other lunches appeared to be rather better. Maybe the restaurant should delete its Greek menu - the chef on Friday lunch clearly either didn't have a clue of couldn't care less, not sure which. However, the restaurant has potential but management should take a closer look at what is happening in their establishment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant is one of
    SallynessVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    This restaurant is one of my local very favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter dulled our experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Our waiter dulled our experience. We have had him before and he is not as professional and polished as he should be. The table busser was more friendly and polite than our waiter.The food is always consistently good so we tried to put the waiter's inattention and rudeness behind us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delicious fusion mediterranean
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    A delicious fusion mediterranean meal with great service from Chuck who recommended tasty wines and menu selections. Overall a positive and enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was outstanding;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The service was outstanding; we had a doting server and all other servers were attentive without being intrusive. The menu is diverse, a lot of salads and interesting entrees. I would definitely dine here again. S
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Always a great dining experience at Astaria. Am a frequent customer. After questionable time at La Laterna on 4/15 wi no acknowledgement of Open Table, I checked "My Profile" immediately. Astaria points were already posted...La Laterna still 'Pending'. Have already communicated wi you re this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been here before, but
    aceatsVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    We've been here before, but tonight the service was awful and the restaurant was not crowded at all. I don't know if they were short-staffed in the kitchen, but it took at least 40 minutes to get salads and then another wait of 30 minutes after the salads were done to get our main courses. I might try one more time, but if the service doesn't improve, we're not coming back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very friendly and personal
    Donna
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Very friendly and personal service. Only been once, so don't know many menu items. The burgers were great - a surprise!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and drinks that we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The food and drinks that we ordered were excellent. Our cocktails were innovative and delicious, too. Excellent waiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Astaria's menu meets the needs
    mikesVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Astaria's menu meets the needs of a wide variety of diners. There are a number of vegetarian selections as well as choices for carnivores and seafood lovers. Portions are very generous and food is well prepared. We did split some of our selections among our group. Servers are remiss in not providing implements to make it easier to split appetizers and entrees. There is a good wine selection with inexpensive, moderate, and expensive selections. Markups on wine are on the high side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Geat food at affordable prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Geat food at affordable prices. Wine list by the glass is separated by price which is quite a change and offers a nice variety. Quantities are generous and presentation is five star caliber. Pastry chef is excellent. Very fine tastes. Love the fact that they have live music on Thursday nights.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We went for Easter Brunch when they had a great buffet. Awesome find!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been there before and
    Tapp
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We've been there before and will go there again. Thanks, Dave
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The paella tasted like it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The paella tasted like it had been sitting around for a few days. The lamb was sinewy and the sauce was so tart it tasted medicinal. The waitress was clueless and abrasive. Skip this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The most memorable part of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The most memorable part of my meal was the excellent service. The staff is VERY attentive, friendly and accommodating. It's not often that I tip over 25%, but, the staff was sure worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet