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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
  • "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
  • "great food for our 36 wedding anniversary. You guys made it special."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Jen H was extremely nice. We were so glad she recommended the strawberry shortcake dessert. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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