Top of the Market - San Mateo
We had an excellent Mother'sWe had an excellent Mother's Day lunch. The seafood was fresh and well prepared and the atmosphere of the restaurant itself was perfect. Lovely lagoon view. There is no bad table in this upstairs restaurant. Also want to note that the service was perfect. Never had to ask for water refills, and when we did ask for more sourdough bread and parmesan cheese, it was delivered immediately. Only complaint was that the menu was very limited; Maybe it was because of the occassion. Can't wait to try this place for dinner on a regular night. We will be back5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat!The Top of the Market is always a treat. You can count on the fish to be the absolute freshest possible and prepared to perfection. At the last minute, I decided to have the fresh dungeoness crab salad for an entree since we had several appetizers to start. It was delicious.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect venue for a nine-partyA perfect venue for a nine-party family reunion. The service was outstanding. All aspects of fine dining were well balanced.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner was great. drinks weredinner was great. drinks were great. service was very good too.
among other things, we had the seafood stew (ciopino). the shrimp and calamari were chewy. Could have been cooked less. Also, the scallpos tasted like whatever they were cooked on. The texture was perfect, however it had a flavor on the outside that was not so pleasant and some black discoloration from the cooking element as well. if these issues can be improved, it will be a 5 star dish.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was flavorful andThe food was flavorful and well-prepared and the service was friendly and attentive.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM