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About Attic

An attic is where lost treasures are rediscovered, realized and re-imagined. Some of the most exciting flavors and culinary gems are hidden throughout Asia, where the cultures have mastered the art of cooking for centuries. With that in mind, we cordially invite you a unique exploration of food, décor, and service in San Mateo's Attic restaurant, bar and lounge.

234 South B Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Southeast Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar: 4:00pm - last call

Cross Street:
3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 342-4506

Website:
http://www.atticrestaurant.com/

Catering:
For catering, buffets, large party dining, after hour cocktail parties, or venue rental needs, please contact info@atticrestaurant.com or (650) 342-4506.

Parking Details:
Closest Parking Lot is off of Main St. between 1st and 2nd Ave. Street parking is free after 6pm, Monday-Saturdays.

Public Transit:
SamTrans, Caltrain

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Level 236, a nightclub/ lounge venue next door to Attic, is also available for your private event needs. For rental and venue info, please contact info@atticrestaurant.com or (650) 348-8008.

Attic Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.6

ambience

3.4

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (4)
Good for a Date (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2012

Great cocktails, loved the tuna poke, brussel sprouts, sweet potato french fries with banana ketchup. The entrees were superb - filet mignon, scallops, chicken lollipops, crab and garlic noodles. And the service was excellent. So happy to have the Attic in our neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2012

Been here multiple times. Enjoyed the unique menu items. Service is usually better than this particular eveing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2012

Went with a small work group. Everything we ordered was delicious and the manager was very attentive. Drinks were a bit slow but the manager comped the second round with us asking since they were so delayed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2011

This was my fourth or fifth dinner at The Attic. I have always been very pleased with the food and this time we had a female server who was truly outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2011

The food was great, we ordered the lettuce wraps and the filet mignon with fried onions, and our server was super sweet. Great place for a date. The only bad thing was that there was a large party popping those little confetti poppers. They popped off like ten or so and they were so loud. It would have been nice if they did only one or two and finished the rest outside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2011

Extremely loud and hard to hear the person across from me, but I'd like to go when there aren't as many office holiday parties going on because I think it may be a quiet spot on most evenings. Great food and decent wine list, though I wish there was more crab on the crab fried rice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2011

Great place to order family style. We had: Tuna Poke - fresh, delicious, & spicy; Brussels sprouts - one of the best we've had; Chicken with Lettuce Cups & Korean Beef with Lettuce Cups - both great; Sizzling pork with Egg - nice flavors if you like pork; Adobo Chicken lollipops - A must get item; Grilled Edamame - much better than the boring boiled type.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2011

The food is always great and interesting. I love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2011

Portions too small, food very good

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2011

We had heard great things about Attic being fit for foodies, however, our food was only average. Service was fast, but not particularly friendly. Quite disappointing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2011

This Asian fusion place has great entrees! Everyone will be able to find something they love from the menu here. It's a great place to hang out and bring friends to and is a place I continue to come to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2011

I love this place! made my dinner date unforgettable :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Attic is a hidden gem. The food was delicious and the portion size was good. You get good value for the money. It's a pan-Asian tapas style restaurant that samples from all corners of Southeast Asia. A definite must for those who want to try out something different in downtown San Mateo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Most of the dishes were good. A few of the deep fried dishes were overcooked and a little dried out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2011

Amazing bone marrow and shredded oxtails that melted in your mouth.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Food and service is consistently excellent. Small plate portions which don't leave you
feeling "stuffed" Reservations a must.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2011

I visit Attic several times per month because the food and service are always great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2011

The food was very good and service was outstanding. Out waiter gave us some very helpful recommendations. Food portions were small.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2011

Food and wine was very good. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful; however, the restaurant lacks certain basics such as they do not serve bottled water of any kind and they do not serve coffee of any kind. The food is served as it becomes ready so my friend's appetizer came first, then mine, then both main courses were ready before our appetizers were finished (as a result, mine was no longer hot when served). The was no effort to get the timing right. It felt rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 8, 2011

We always enjoy the Attic for our annual girls' birthday and movie night. The food is excellent and they can get you out the door quickly, if necessary, to catch a movie across the street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2011

Nothing special about this place. Poke was good but a bit salty. I probably will not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2011

Main floor is where to bar area is, didn't spend time there but looks like it might be a good hang out.
The actual dining Area is upstairs (the attic),which is interesting. The view is only of the street and the century movie theatre across.
We were running late, but luckily our friends got there on time. They seated them and didn't give them any problems about not having the entire party there. They were fAst to get our drink order. Food came out pretty fast too. Portions were fine for me, but I tend to eat smaller meals compared to others. overall decent place, not sure if i would go again.
What I liked: butter fish seviche (small portion), garlic noodles with crab

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2011

I asked for a quiet table but our neighboring table was quite noisy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2011

Excellent decor,service, food, & reasonably priced !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2011

Great place for authentic Pilipino food w/an urban twist. You'll definitely return for more!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2011

Awesome food and great drinks! Had a great time. Was a little noisy on a Friday night so it wasn't exactly the best place for a quiet conversation if that's what you're looking for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2011

We first dined at Attic a year ago and this was our first return visit. We kept asking ourselves why we had waited so long. We ordered every appetizer and they were outstanding. We will be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2011

Very tasty dishes. not the largest of portions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2011

I was so blown away by the amazing food, drinks, and people at the Attic (and Under Attic!) that I went two nights in a row- bringing a whole group of people the second night! I'm already craving it again- I can't wait for my next visit!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2011

Dishes were small and overpriced. Service was awful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2011

Service was beyond excellent (Leroid is fantastic). Food was wonderful.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2011

Looking forward to returning to try some more dishes. Go with a group so you can order more, and taste everything!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2011

Great Great Place. We sat upstairs by the open window and loved every minute! We will definitely go back! The food was delicious and the watermelon beer on a hot day was the icing on the cake!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2011

The family-style eating at Attic was a wonderful surprise - it gave all 4 in my party the chance to try different dishes. We couldn't get enough of the Beef Salpicao, and even those who didn't care for mushrooms gobbled up the chicken and mushroom lettuce wraps. The sweet pea stir fry with tiger shrimp was a great touch of greens, and the garlic noodles with crabmeat was excellent as well. We topped it all off with the bread pudding, which was absolutely heavenly. The wait staff was attentive, but not hovering - one friend gave me kudos on my selection of restaurant, which was wonderful, since I had never been there before. Definitely make a reservation ahead of time, though!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2011

OMG. This was the best pan-Asian food I've had since Slanted Door. Pork & shrimp cigarellos, filet mignon w/ crispy onions in soy w/ meyer lemon olive oil, scallops served on a bed of buttered corn, sauteed sweet pea greens, and my first Mangosteen cocktail, which was fantastic. Worth finding parking and climbing the stairs!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2011

They have a pretty good cross Asian selection of menu itmes. The tuna appetizer and the lettuce wrap we had were both very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Food was GREAT .... the wait staff friendly and not overbearing! Really a great restaurant find!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Love Attic! Each dish is tastier than the last! It's hard to decide which is the "favorite".

Amazing!

The staff is so friendly and nice, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2011

Great service! Prices are reasonable. I would come back to try the other items I couldn't fit in my tummy :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2011

Food was very good. There's no air conditioning, so if it's a hot evening, try to get a table by the window. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Make sure to get a glass of Calamansi juice and don't forget to try the Rainbow Papaya Salad and the Adobo Chicken Lollipops.

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