Town
Town

Town

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.townsc.com/
  • Phone: (650) 595-3003 ext. 7
  • 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, Californian, Steakhouse
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Town reviews from OpenTable diners
304 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (182)special occasion (164)fit for foodies (144)vibrant bar scene (136)hot spot (127)great for lunch (111)good for groups (109)great for brunch (106)great for outdoor dining (92)romantic (65)notable wine list (58)kid-friendly (43)late-night find (26)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Consistently good Prime Rib any night of the week. Good quality, good flavor, and generally cooked perfectly. Town is one of the few restaurants where you can get Silver Oak by the glass, too. If you're going solo, sit at the counter and watch the food prep line for entertainment. Make sure you book ahead. They're busy most nights of the week. Service people are always friendly and on it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calf
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Town made this a special Birthday for my husband. Not only was the food excellent but the service was awsome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service w/ free dessert..
    ALbert
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    It was a bit dark for me to see the menu. Luckily, I had my tactical LED flashlight & eye glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat...
    Cheryl
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    TOWN never lets me down! Food is delishious, service is great. I always look forward to joining friends and family here knowing the experience will be enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it - come hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had a great time - the hostess, waitress, and busboys were all very friendly and helpful. The restaurant can get noisy. The food was good - come hungry because the portions are large. I had the ribs, my wife had the risotto. We both took home food for lunch the next day. Both entrees we very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Town for Birthday lunch.
    MrsBill
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Not a good as usual - service was slow and did not check in on us. Food was just OK this time, we were still eating our soup/salad and they dropped off our entrees. I love this place but yesterday just was not the best it's been. And it seems like the prices went up again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice brunch!
    PS41
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Had a wonderful time with friends for brunch. Service was attentive and well timed. We were a few minutes late, but it was not a problem. Food was very good. I appreciate the fact that we were able to occupy the table for a good two hours.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    THIS PLACE HAS IT ALL. WE HAVE FANS OF "TOWN" FOR MANY YEARS. OUR EXPERIENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MEMORABLE ONE TRY THESE ON YOUR NEXT VISIT---------WE HAVE A RESERVATION TONIGHT! SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS CREAMY CHEESY LA BREA GARLIC BREAD BASIC COSMOPOLITAN BASIC LEMON DROP
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Steakhouse
    casualdiner
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Went here for an anniversary. We had prime rib and the warm Napa cabbage salad. We finished off the evening with the bread pudding. Everything was great. The bread pudding was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love town
    servicefoodiefreak
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great service, great food, & great ambience. Town is one of my top 10 favorite restaurant in bay area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Town is absolutely my favorite place to dine. The Teriyaki Skirt Steak is amazing for dinner, eggs benedict for brunch is to die for, and the bread pudding for dessert is out of this worlddddd. You can't go wrong with anything here
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    Eatgood13
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've heard so many great things about Town I couldn't wait to try it myself. My family of 4 went for dinner and every one of us enjoyed a delicious dinner. We can not wait to go back and try other dishes on the menu. The 6 layer chocolate cake was heaven! Town did not disappoint. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service, noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    dinner for 2, not too hungry so ordered 2 appetizers (spicy tuna roll was good) and split the prime rib, which was very good, could have been great if there was less nearly uncooked fat in it. we cut out the fat and the rest was tasty. Decent wine by the glass selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Town is has changed. :(
    SanCarlosLadyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have been a Town loyalist for nearly 10 years. It has been my go-to for date night with hubby, meeting the girls for a drink and special occasions. The lively atmosphere can't be beat, 7 days a week. Over the past year, I've noticed a significantly decline in the food preparation, which is baffling considering the menu hasn't changed much in many years. Last night I ordered the seared Ahi, a menu staple. The sauce was poorly blended and tasted of pure wasabi. Instead of menu stated sticky jasmine rice and pea shoots, I received a basmati type rice and with I identifiable greens thrown on top. Hubby's baseball cut filet was over cooked to order. This is our 3rd meal at Town in the past couple months that has left us disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    From service to cuisine TOWN delivers the BEST. Amanda is one of your best servers! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JackAre
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Consistently a great place for the food, atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service skills
    LMIAR
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    1. We were rushed through our dinner, entrees on top of starters 2. Seven of us were crammed into a small booth - very uncomfortable 3. Extremely loud
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mouth Watering
    lovequality
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I invited 4 business associates for dinner here, the atmosphere is great and Town is lively but not loud. The food was delicious, each person commented on how good their entree was, i personally had the napa cabbage salad and the Steak Au Poivre and it was cooked to perfection. I ordered mash and mushrooms for my sides and overall the meal was mouthwatering. I followed up with the warm bread pudding for dessert and although full, i wanted more. I highly recommend Town, the staff were great, attentive but the food was off the charts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and ambience
    WaiSee
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food and drinks were priced on the high end but overall had a great experience here on my first visit on a Sunday night. I would come back here again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    KARANDTARVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been to Town a couple of times and it gets more disappointing each time we go. The service was absolutely horrible. We had to wait 1/2 hour for drinks, and then when a second drink was ordered and hadn't come after 15 minutes, my husband finally talked to a manager. This helped, but the server had an attitude the rest of the evening. It's just too busy and loud to have a decent evening. The food was good. My husband enjoyed his teriyaki skirt steak, and our guests enjoyed their prime rib and steak. My sea bass was really fishy smelling, so I don't believe it was the freshest. Not recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great again!
    AtoZVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We treat ourselves to Town about once a month. This visit they cooked my BF's steak well vs medium. Immediately the waiter noticed, my BF said it was fine because he would never send anything back (but it wasn't, he likes ha steak medium) next thing the manager came over and encouraged him to let them prepare a new one, he agreed. The steak came, it was medium, and tasted awesome! We were shocked to get our bill and they took the whole steak off the bill! We never expected this and asked them to let us pay since the ultimately made the situation right. So, we tipped the waiter the full price of the steak! Hopefully we made his night! Thanks again Town for always making our visit a great one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Consistent
    SoccerGirl
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been to Town numerous times for dinner and brunch. It never disappoints. Very consistent. The offerings are nice twists on typical favorites for both brunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks
    Gauvs
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The baseball cut fillet topped with crab was awesome! Nice wine selection.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • etknoxVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Another favorite restaurant of mine in the peninsula. Food is great and the staff is always so accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, drinks and service!
    TryAlexandersVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good menu and the food is prepared very well. They also have a good bar drinks menu and wine list. Somewhat romantic atmosphere, but a little noisy to truly set the mood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect birthday treat to myself
    docofsoc1
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Booked a table for my 55th birthday. We were concerned about missing the Giants World Series game, but for naught --it was a raucous night at Town with a restaurant packed with fans. We were also hooting and hollering in this lovely restaurant as the Giants went nuts and the patrons followed suit. We had outstanding service, excellent cocktails (pomegranate martini). Warm cabbage salad a big hit. Classic fav marinated skirt steak was yum (green beans tasty but overly darkened...by sauce?) And the comped bread pudding astounded us again (we don't even like bread pudding...how can this heavenly dish make sense?) The prices are a real ouch for us, but worth it on a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was more than disappointing!
    LReneeR
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The service was good. I liked the atmosphere except for the TVs in the bar. The was was horrible. All 4 of us were disappointed in the food. I brought my folks, who were visiting from the Midwest, and even they were disappointed in all dishes except one. They are not even foodies!!!that kitchen needs HELP!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • steak house
    family
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Been a while since I had first gone there. Much improved. Definitely a steak house.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    John
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I am addicted to the Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls and The warm Napa Cabbage salad! But the Entree's are just as Great. The Skirtsteak is one of my Fav's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you, Town!
    ShawnaOMVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We celebrated our 5 year anniversary here the other night. We weren't able to get a babysitter so I needed something child-friendly, but also worthy of a celebration. The Town Team went out of their way to make us feel appreciated. Over-the-top service! I'm so happy we chose to celebrate here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Town
    Ronnie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Town is one of the few Gems in San Carlos. Food, Service and Ambiance are excellent. the Following are a must try Starters: BBQ Shrimp, Philly cheesesteak eggrolls Entree: Teriyaki Skirt Steak, Seared Ahi Tuna or any of the hand cut filet mignon Desserts: Bread Pudding is a must try. and if you happen to go on a sunday brunch, don't forget the unlimited mimosa's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sounds like the whole TOWN is here
    Ducky
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is not the place if you want a romantic dinner with your lady. That goes double if she's a vegetarian. (Even though this IS the Bay Area.) The place was deafeningly loud, but this could have been because there was a Giants game on. (Still, it's not a sports bar.) We were seated in a booth right by the door, where large groups of desperate housewives hovered over us until they were seated. By the time we got to order around 8:30, they had already run out of all the vegetarian options. They don't even have any vegetarian entrees, so my date was left with basically one option. On the bright side, our server was awesome. He was busy but very helpful and pleasant. My food was delicious. We made it work, but we probably won't return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brunch in Bay Area
    ItsAlwaysFriday4me
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been very fortunate to have been invited to Town on several occasions. The food and drink offerings for Brunch are second to none. I typically order the chilaquiles but decided to try the Moco Loco this time. the Chorizo, Beef Patty, Rice, Eggs, and Rings with the gravy make this a spectacular experience. One of the many hidden gems is the Bacon. Do yourself a favor and order some bacon. It is pure Hog Heaven. I am not sure why it is so good but it phomazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BOMB Brunch!
    lexylou
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Town's Brunch menu is one of the best around not only for the quality, but for the extensive variety. There was something on there for taste buds across the board. I went with 4 others (strategic move so that I could taste a little bit of everything!) I ordered the chicken and waffles and it was a perfect portion that wasn't overwhelming or doused in syrup and gravy. The service was great--- never saw the bottom of my bottomless mimosa :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, special birthday lunch
    happayoshie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's birthday there, and she was treated with remarkable attention throughout the meal. First of all, we received menus especially printed for her special day, with a birthday greeting and her name at the top. How many restaurants do that? My daughter is on a wheat-free diet, and was delighted to be able to choose from a gluten-free menu. An extraordinarily delicious and gluten-free birthday dessert (house-made pumpkin-spice & vanilla soft-serve with hot caramel sauce & praline pecans) was given to us free of charge. The meal was "foodie" enough to delight my culinary-trained daughter. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yeah Gluten-Free!
    kkes422
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The waiters did their best to assure a gluten-free and dairy-free experience for us. Both of us were gluten-free. While it was disconcerting to see that the chef put breaded scallions on my friend's gluten-free salad, the waitress spotted the inconsistency after she brought the salad out and went back pronto to get a new salad for my friend. I ordered the King Salmon and it was delicious and filling and was glad that they were adaptable on the menu so I could get a different side than the one that usually comes with the dish. And best of all, I felt good afterwards and savored the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Town never let's ya down
    Lebouche
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Perfect day for lunch ala fresco. Service was good food was great! It's a go to spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food / Great atmosphere
    Town
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I always regard a trip to Town as a special treat. Whether I'm at the bar with appetizers (which are wonderful) or sitting down to a full meal, I've never been disappointed with this restaurant. The service is friendly and checks in when you want them to. The skirt steak salad for lunch is delicious. AND Town is one of the few restaurants I've found that really knows how to make a green apple martini. What more can you ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Up to Its Usual
    Tony
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had reservations for a Sunday evening at 5:00. Dinner was served almost an hour after placing order. My filet was overcooked and returned. Second steak was perfectly prepared. Not Town's best showing and very unusual for their normally high standards of quality and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like a sports bar
    Marcus
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Not to be negative, but the atmosphere and the massive bar in the middle made it feel like a sports bar. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.