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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
  • "Town is a great restaurant for San Carlos, especially if you live in San Carlos. However, if you have to travel any distance it gets an overall "good" rating. I had the seared ahi, perfectly seared (as in barely) very nice sushi grade. My wife had the steak au poivre, she asked for medium, some parts were medium,other parts were very rare. With the steak you get two sides, which were not memorable. The sides are prepared in separate dishes and are delivered when ready, so everything shows up separately, not late, but you end up with 3 dishes for one order. It's like an assembly plant in that regard. Pricing wise, there is no point to travel to San Carlos when you can get a better meal in SF for about the same price point."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The cocktails are awesome as is the food! I had the hamburger, my friends had the skirt steak and the halibut - tasty all around."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our waitress was outstanding, attentive without being intrusive and very friendly. The bussers were very nice too and packaged leftovers separately! Paid attention to detail. Food was outstanding as well."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Another wonderful breakfast at Town. The sugar bacon is the "must have" dish -- had the country benedict - just great. Sat outside and had a great time, while car was in pep boys getting new tires. Sat a little longer and never felt pushed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Very nice...from the minute we walked through the door to the time we left was a very pleasant lunch!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "TOWN is simply amazing - steaks, seafood, Mexican, Sushi - they do it all and all perfectly which other restaurannts don't do. Severs are attentive but non- ontrusive, scene is energic, reservations a must for dinner every night of the week. This place us a real hotspot!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. A little noisy, but that's just because lots of people love to eat here - as the restaurant well deserves."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband's steak benedict was great even though the eggs were overcooked. Staff was happy to provide him with another set of eggs that were cooked perfectly. Our server was prompt refilling the bottomless mimosas. Their gluten-free menu was great!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Before comin to Town I heard nothing but good things about it. When I first walked in I was impressed. The food was really GOOD. Definitely have to come back to try other the other entrees."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Loved the food. Server was very nice, helpful and fairly attentive, but it was fortunate we weren't in a hurry. Ambience is 4 instead of 5 stars because it's pretty loud inside. And it got kind of warm when the front door was closed, but chilly when the door was left open. Service is 4 instead of 5 stars because we had hoped to sit outside; had noted it in OpenTable reservation and told person who called to confirm reservation. But, when we arrived, we were told it would be a 50 (!) minute wait for an outside table."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the ambience is outstanding. The restaurant is always full of cusotmers so there is a constant high energy level in the place. If you are looking for a great steak or other entrees, Town is the place to go if you want awesome food in an accelerating atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Absolutely love this place. This is my third dining experience and it continues to exceed my expectations. The staff are all exceptional. Only down side is it is hard to get a reservation on a whim. We had the skirt steak med rare and it is amazing. Their drink list is really impressive if you haven't tied Town, you are missing out."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Took a friend here for her birthday; menus were printed with her name on them. Beautiful and delicious bread pudding came with a candle. Very nice indeed."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Very popular place with the after work hang out crows as well as locals. We eat here several times per year and the food and service are consistently good. Skirt steak is one of my favorites, but it is large and very rich - bring your appetite! We have tried many of the appetizers and other entrees, which are always good. I'm not a huge bread pudding fan, but you don't want to miss theirs on the dessert menu - it's definitely not zero calorie, but it is worth the price of admission."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience at Town. It is at the top of our list when it comes to steak. We compare all other steak restaurants to Town ("was it as good as Town?"). The others simply do not measure up... even the more expensive restaurants. Town is the best."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We've been customers of Town for years. So it was disappointing that not only was the service very poor (had to ask twice for drinks to come, this after waiting more than 30 mins after ordering them). Our creamed spinach arrived cold (unheated) and had to be sent back. Steaks were good as always. Did notice that the wood ledge bordering our booth was filthy with a layer of dust, and both the entry to the restaurant and the floors had a lot of debris. The place needs a good clean up."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Lunch celebration of my repdigit birthday... perfect! Food preparation and presentation was missing the love..."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food and cocktails here were awesome! The San Diaz was an amazing drink, and the baseball cut was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Sadly, even with an early reservation at 6:30 there was no rare or medium rare prime rib left, so some of us didn't get what we came there for. We also had several times servers bring us the wrong items or forgetting to bring out items. All worked out in the end, but the service should have been a bit smoother. The restaurant was also rather dark. But we would return for the food regardless of the glitches."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As usual, we had an extraordinary dinner! If I could give this restaurant more than 5 stars I would. Every person in our party of 4 was exceedingly happy with their dinner choice. I had asked before going to Town if we could have a table where we could talk since a few of us hadn't seen each other in many years. Our booth was perfect and our server was excellent. We were never rushed and we had plenty of time to catch up with each other. The whole experience at Town was exceptional from beginning to end -- the person who greeted us, the table where we were seated, the server, the dinner, and, of course, the bread pudding. Thank you Town for yet again a truly excellent experience. You are NUMBER 1 in my book!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "very average food not sure why so popular with locals FUL of people drinking at lunch"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have eaten at town at least 3 to 4 times and food has always been good. This particular night it took forever to get our drink order and then the waiter was very rushed and didn't even ask if we wanted starters he wanted to take our dinner order right away. Then after another longer than normal wait for our salads, the dinner came out too close to the salad course. Great food but not happy with service that night."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food is average, the noise is unpleasant, ??? The place is packed. Prices are too high for the quality."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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
  • "Had the lunch special, it was the perfect amount of food."
    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
  • "brunch was fantastic, I had the Joe's Special and my son had the Waffles and Chicken - both were finger lickin good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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