The Van's 'On The Hill'
A view to remember.This classic restaurant located in an historical buillding, with views from every window, can best be remembered for fine food and a friendly atmosphere. A pleasure to dine there.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFor Ladies who Lunch!Loved the view, the waiter, the owner and the food & cocktails! Will be back soon!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great at Van's for lunch!My friend & i always meet at Van's for a luncheon occasion. We are well taken care of & the service & food are very good.
Sand Dabs & Scallops were very good.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove their cream of chickenLove their cream of chicken soup, thai chicken salad and white chocolate banana cream pie.
Keep up the good cooking !!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area with a beautiful view.
Love coming here on Wednesdays cause of their awesome tasting Cream of Chicken soup.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice evenigMade reservations with open table, confirmed by email, smooth. The restaurant has a great view of the bay all around. The menu has a large selection to choose from, steaks, pasta, seafood. We shared a Caesar salad and I had the BLT onion ring salad- very novel and I enjoyed it. Our 4 top had 2 pastas, beef stroganof, and the pork chop. My pork chop was perfectly cooked- nice and moist. My daughter added a bowl of clams to her fettucini- no problem. Xyzinfandle was $20.00 and was very nice. Deserts were tasty and pretty. It was he Sat evening before Mother's Day and everything was neat and clean, we enjoyed our visit and were not rushed at all.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVan's reviewNice surprise! Quality food! Our son discovered this restaurant although we meant to try it years ago.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful view...ask to sitBeautiful view...ask to sit near the window! Food & service were great. I will be returning again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good!We always enjoy Van's. It is a regular stop for us.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dinner as always.A wonderful dinner as always. If you want a great steak you will find it at the Van's.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the $40 meal whichWe ordered the $40 meal which came with salad, an appetizer, filet mignon or prime rib, and dessert. Way too much food -- the portions are very large -- even the salad. The filet mignon was 1/2 lb and the prime rib was 3/4 pound. This was a bargain meal and everything was good, but for me the portions were too big ( yes, I know, very few people complain about too much food )!
I liked this place because of the variety of the menu. What I liked most is that it opens all day long so after a golf game, we could just go and have linner ( lunch or dinner depending on your perspective). We came here to celebrate a golf buddies birthday and it did not disappoint. The $40 menu is a great bargain when compared to a la carte prices.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the place & like the food!Wish they existed in my community. Classic dinner house; historic feel, and hasn't tried to mess it up with updates. The story of the building the history behind this gem are fabulous... Food was as I predicted - reminded me of decades ago, classic, my parents would've loved it! Scallop and salmon cakes; house dressings on our salads, very well made cocktails - made for a great night. Also - BONUS! - open late! We landed at SFO late (weather delays) and got a res at 10:30. SO happy! Only took about 12 minutes from our hotel. The waiter obviously knows and loves the history of the place - honest direction on the menu came easily for him. If you like classics you'll love the place! Will return. View are great! Rotary meets here, too.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI call this restaurant "oldI call this restaurant "old school", it has an old-fashioned ambience and the service is impeccable. Our dinner lasted almost 2 1/2 hrs because we wanted to take our time. Our waiter understood this and his timing was spot on. We never felt rushed, were just able to relax and enjoy each other's company, the good food and beautiful view.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBusy restaurant, booking advised.Busy restaurant, booking advised. That said, they have lots of tables spread over several rooms so you could get lucky. Great view of the bay. Been there a couple of times now, owner always there keeping an eye on things which is good sign. Happy to tell you the history of the restaurant / area if you have time. Worth a visit.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal at TheAlways a great meal at The Vans! The service is terrific!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great place to go.Always a great place to go. Excellent food and service.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was the perfect place forIt was the perfect place for 6 friends, who have not seen each other for a while, to have a delicious dinner and be able to visit. The food was excellent and our waiter was efficient, but not intrusive--gave us ample time to visit as well as place our order. We had a great time and will definitely return!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at The Van'sUsually have dinner at The Van's, but found lunch to be equally good.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was great excepteverything was great except my husband ordered the prime rib, which is usually delicious but not this time, we had to send it back because it was tough, he had the filet mignion instead and it was very good3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPrawns & Sand Dab entreesPrawns & Sand Dab entrees were very good. Service was great & the owner was very friendly to his customers of all ages!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Home RunSuperb NY strip steak, prepared perfectly. Outstanding service, best view in mid-San Francisco Peninsula. I recommend you schedule your time there before and after sunset for the best viewing. The ambiance is uniquely odd, but totally enjoyable.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest local steak to the RedwoodBest local steak to the Redwood Shores, San Carlos, and Belmont area hands down. Had the NY strip. Wonderful!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNow this is a steak restaurant!I found myself surrounded by men wanting a good steak =) We ordered the filet and the "Cowboy Style" Rib Eye. Both were perfectly cooked and full of taste. We started with the pea soup and a salad; both wonderful. The bread was crispy on the outside and perfect on the inside. The sides that came with the dinner are a little outdated but worked (garlic or regular mash potatoes, seasonal veggies or something else I can't remember). Wine list was pleasant. Most of all, our server was wonderful and knew the menu! He knew the wine and food menu very well, had good recommendations and represented the restaurant very well.1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBay Area FavoriteOur favorite Bay Area restaurant. Brought a couple of out of town friends for their first visit; they were impressed. They liked the variety offered by the menu; something of which we 'veterans' of The Van's dining experience have grown accustomed.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVan's on the Hill has a greatVan's on the Hill has a great view of the surrounding valley and at night the lights are spectacular. The food is consistently good. The wine list is adequate for almost anyone to find a bottle or a glass to his/her taste. The Van's is great for special occasions. The crowd is more mature but the place is always busy.12/28/2012 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal, excellentExcellent meal, excellent service, wonderful ambiance! We'll be back!12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMwe had the best Christmaswe had the best Christmas eve dinner, I had their prime rib and it was delicious, quite a generous portion too! The service was great!12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM