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Town Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.townsc.com
  • Phone: (650) 595-3003 x7
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Monday-Friday - Mid-Day Menu: 2:30pm-5:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Bar: 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Cheng
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cherry Street
  • Public Transit: Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking in the front of Town on Laurel Street. Also there is a large free public parking lot in the rear of the restaurant.
A word from Town
Town opened in March of 2006. Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos. Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I brought a friend here for her birthday, and they had preprinted menus with her name on them. She framed it. Nice touch, indeed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Town never disappoints. Their food is consistently outstanding and the service fast and friendly. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Sat outside. Tried the Benedict sampler. Just great. Crab was the best. Always order the bacon. To die for!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I had to cancel my 8:30 dinner reservations due high volume traffic and accidents on my drive from Los Angeles. I finally met my date at Town at 10:30 and even though the bartender was already counting his money drawer, he made our fancy cocktails with a smile and even offered another round. Well done Town."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our daughter selected TOWN for her graduation dinner. We had been here before, but not in a long time so didn't know what to expect. The bar scene was energetic, but once we were tucked in our cozy booth, the noise was not a problem. We had a bit of a wait for our table, but nothing outrageous. The manager came over to apologize and checked in with us frequently to make sure all was going smoothly. The food was outstanding. The garlic bread and bbq shrimp were great starters and our entrees were flavorful. I would definitely return to TOWN as well as recommend to family & friends."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The foods always good, as well as the service. Like to bring friends and family here for a nice dinner out or to celebrate birthdays!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Made reservation for 1:00 to sit outside only to find out when we got there at 1:00 there would be a 45 minute wait for outside table."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food is average, the noise is unpleasant, ??? The place is packed. Prices are too high for the quality."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Rough night for them, and $161 later for us... terribly disappointed. Working in the service industry, I know you can have one of those nights, but you take care of your guests when things go wrong. After a series of missteps, the manager apologized but never really went out of his way to make it right. It's too bad, but we won't be back after that."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Had the lunch special, it was the perfect amount of food."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Hands-down Town is one of our most favorite restaurants. We met up with another family and brought our college-aged kids along. Though we had 8, we were allowed to squeeze into a space for 7. Booths for the larger parties are in the back away from the bar, providing a bit more privacy. We had a variety of appetizers - CA roll, Ahi roll, deviled eggs - which were tasty and served quickly. All the entrees were up to usual Town standards including the steaks, salmon and halibut. Good wine selection. Great value - looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our service was prompt but not over bearing. We have been coming to Town since it opened its doors and I honestly can say that the food continues to impress us even after all these years."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food is consistently good, clean and the staff is friendly."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I am a huge fan of TOWN, but this night was an exception. I ordered my usual ribeye on the bone, which is my favorite dish at TOWN. It came and it was well done after I had asked for medium rare. The waiter told us the manager would come over, but apparently she walked by and saw it rather than talking with us. They did credit us for the steak, but at a nice restaurant like TOWN, you'd expect for the manager to come and talk with us since we are regular customers and spend alot of money there."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "A must dining experience in San Carlos. Fantastic service."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The price of the food does not match the quality. A main dish for lunch was in excess of $30 and was just about average. (The fish was dry) The cocktails were good but very expensive. If you have a glass of wine you are paying for the entire bottle ($16). Not a place to frequent too often. It is VERY noisy inside and outside eating is along side the street with foot and car traffic."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Mests are delicious as are desserts. Sides are descent but pricey for what they are. Vegetarians have very little options. Vegans practically none. Too dark in the restsurant. Service is great but will not be going back"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First time in a while for lunch. The Power Lunch option is perfect for the price and what you get for the $$. I had a spicy tuna and avocado roll starter with the spit grilled chicken enchilada's for $17. Such quick, efficient service and a perfect meal as always!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I would love to see new stuff on the menu - especially for brunch - Their dessets need some work as well - I really loved their brownie with strawberry ice cream - but that is no longer on the menu - Overall a great place to come - fun atmosphere, and great drinks!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We love the food at Town! Especially their Philly Cheesesteak Spring Rolls, Napa Cabbage Salad is always a favorite and their zucchini salad was seasonally refreshing. Our choice of wine, Stags Leap Cabernet went great with the meal. Steak, Steak and more Steak!! You can never go wrong with their steak cuts. Our favorite server is Okay, he is so personable and his service really makes for a a memorable meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in San Carlos, CA. The cuisine is superb, and the service is excellent. TOWN is perfect for business events, social group events, and dinner for two."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Everything is delicious!!!! The service is great! Great ambience. Amazing dining experience every time!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This place is one of our favorite places to go for a special occasion. There was an issue with my husband's dinner, but it was resolved to our satisfaction. We had a wonderful waitress, Jen. She was super friendly, patient with our questions about certain dishes and on top of any request we had. The noise in the restaurant is very energetic; full bar with a television. Yet, the food here trumps the sound issue. The dishes are a bit pricy, but that is why we use it as a special occasion restaurant for our family."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "great food for our 36 wedding anniversary. You guys made it special."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Town is one of our local favorite places, never fails. Great as always. My son loves the streak."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "When checking in I was told my reservation had been canceled that morning at 11:00 AM and they didn't have a table available for my party of 4. I make the reservations for our foursome who meet monthly and I didn't cancel the reservation! The 2nd host found a table and coincidentally it was located in the back of the restaurant, which is where I had specifically requested in my reservation. Just know that this is a very noisy restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a group of 5 of us and each ordered steak or fish. Steaks were meh, fatty and came with oily, overcooked sides. The fish was probably the best dish at the table, and it wasn't anything special. For starters, we tried the artichokes, which were undercooked and inedible (sent them back), and the hard boiled eggs were deviled eggs with deep fried jalapeño peppers on top. Our cocktail were over-crafted, sweet and I didn't even finish mine. We didn't order dessert. All in all, I'm not a fan of this restaurant, but it was in a convenient location and received good reviews on Opentable so we gave it a try."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've always been a HUGE fan of Town but I feel that every time I go there the food continuously misses the mark. For instance, last Thursday we had a double date and 3 of 4 of us ordered filet mignon (rare to medium rare) and all 3 of us found it overcooked and unflavourful. Even the California roll app was disappointing."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Made reservations for 8:15, approached the front desk and they claimed my reservation was at 7:30, and that they "seated someone already" so I had to open my email and show them the time the actual reservation was. They did not apologize, but did get us seated right away. The staff isn't professional or friendly. You don't come to hear to get a great experience. Our server never checked us, and it took forever to get our food. The food is okay, but nothing worth coming back for."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We ate there on Saturday night and enjoyed it immensely! All the food was wonderful. Pomegranate Martini Beet Salad Philly Cheese Steak Spring Roll - delicious Asparagus Risotto - creamy/wonderful Ribeye steak -amazing Point Reyes Blue Cheese filet Halibut Bread Pudding - yum! The ribeye was overcooked, but tasted so good we keep eating. When we mentioned it was overcooked, the waiter and manager immediately responded by offering another steak, which was declined because we already were full, so they removed the charge from the bill. It can be a loud restaurant, however we were seated in the back, and it was a little quieter allowing us to visit and talk. The food and service were wonderful. We will definitely return to Town!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I love this restaurant and have been coming here since it opened years ago. Delicious and consistent dining experiences. I hold a lot of office birthday parties here for my firm and bring many friends to dine here. Great food, great for special occasions. The bar scene is great when you are single and looking for a little fun nightlife but if you are looking for a quiet dining experience just come in earlier."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Jen H was extremely nice. We were so glad she recommended the strawberry shortcake dessert. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Quite noisy. Good place for a group dinner and have fun. Not for a couple trying to space from the hectic activities at home with the kids trying to catch up with each other. Service is suboptimal. Either they are under-staffed to keep up with the increasing crowd coming to this place, or the are not well trained. The best of the food are the appetizers (the tuna hand roll and the fried rolls with goat cheese inside are superb), how the main course and dessert are average. Nevertheless, great place to have in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderful time. The food and service was excellent. Brunch entries were exceptionally great tasting. Top quality of foods used in their kitchen. Can't recommend it enough. Will return for dinner soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We dined at Town on a Thursday night. I didn't realize it, but the Farmers Market was there and RIGHT in front of Town. It didn't hinder our experience with Town at all..................just the parking! So we were a few minutes late for our reservation, but they were nice about it and sat us right away. The food was delicious, as usual, and there was lots of laughing and people having a good time. Noise level was little high, but I think the Farmers Market activity might have had a little to do with that. I can't wait to go again! The banana pound cake was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The menu at TOWN never is disappointing. My last visit I had the steak top with Crab. WOW!!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food can be good/very good to mediocre. This visit my companion and I both had the halibut: it was almost perfect. Oh-so slightly overcooked, but not fatal. The accompanying vegetables, however, were outstanding: excellent texture, flavorful, and hot. They have some of the best fries around and we ordered a side: excellent. They're always hot and they taste wonderful. Do they use duck fat? Standard desserts were OK. I had the hot fudge sundae and it was OK (not sure they use ice cream with eggs) and the banana pound cake judged as fair; he didn't finish it. The interior is way too loud and too dark, but a leisurely lunch outside can be satisfying. Great place for lunch (if you can tolerate the noise level); good/fair place for dinner. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Town honored my request for a table in the front (for five) and made us feel as if it was ours for the night. Our waiter was super cool, confident and accommodating. The food was very good, but the sushi was just a little off. Better off sticking to broiled and grilled foods at town."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants because it never fails to wow me. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and made us feel welcome. The food is always fantastic and tonight was no different. We love the deviled eggs, the filet was cooked perfectly and the waiters suggestion for me to try the Bone In Rib Eye was a very smart move - it was awesome. Town is the place to go for great steaks and awesome service. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014