Best American Restaurants in San Mateo

Central Park BistroCentral Park Bistro
(804)
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula
Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
(1715)
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2215)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
TownTown
(4304)
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American | San Carlos, Peninsula
John Bentley's - Redwood CityJohn Bentley's - Redwood City
(1575)
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American | Redwood City, Peninsula
ASAASA
(153)
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American | Los Altos, Peninsula
The Van's 'On The Hill'The Van's 'On The Hill'
(1262)
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American | Belmont, Peninsula
Copenhagen RestaurantCopenhagen Restaurant
(254)
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American | Burlingame, Peninsula
Firehouse BistroFirehouse Bistro
(137)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
Terrace Cafe and Veranda Bar - Best Western El Rancho InnTerrace Cafe and Veranda Bar - Best Western El Rancho Inn
(78)
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American | Millbrae, Peninsula
Scratch (Mtn View)Scratch (Mtn View)
(1610)
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula
Dan Gordon'sDan Gordon's
(52)
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Barbecue | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
(1095)
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American | Mountain View, Peninsula
Cafe FlorianCafe Florian
(58)
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American | Foster City, Peninsula
Menlo Grill Bistro & BarMenlo Grill Bistro & Bar
(902)
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American | Menlo Park, Peninsula

Best Italian Restaurants in San Mateo

Vespucci Ristorante ItalianoVespucci Ristorante Italiano
(351)
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
Pausa Bar & CookeryPausa Bar & Cookery
(355)
$$$$
Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
Luceti's on 25th AvenueLuceti's on 25th Avenue
(405)
$$$$
Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
La Lanterna RistoranteLa Lanterna Ristorante
(386)
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
Pizzeria Delfina BurlingamePizzeria Delfina Burlingame
(27)
$$$$
Italian | Burlingame, Peninsula
DelizieDelizie
(353)
$$$$
Italian | San Carlos, Peninsula
Pasta MoonPasta Moon
(2568)
$$$$
Italian | Half Moon Bay, Peninsula
Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
(701)
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Quattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons HotelQuattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
(980)
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Vivace - BelmontVivace - Belmont
(1259)
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Italian | Belmont, Peninsula
888 Ristorante Italiano888 Ristorante Italiano
(157)
$$$$
Italian | San Carlos, Peninsula
OsteriaOsteria
(350)
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Original Joe's WestlakeOriginal Joe's Westlake
(507)
$$$$
Italian | Daly City, Peninsula
Rocca RistoranteRocca Ristorante
(928)
$$$$
Italian | Burlingame, Peninsula
Donato EnotecaDonato Enoteca
(1831)
$$$$
Italian | Redwood City, Peninsula
Piccolo Ristorante ItalianoPiccolo Ristorante Italiano
(132)
$$$$
Italian | Menlo Park, Peninsula
DivinoDivino
(683)
$$$$
Italian | Belmont, Peninsula

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San Mateo Locals Are Talking About
What’s iconic about San Mateo?
San Mateo has an emerging food scene but the sidewalks roll-up mighty early.
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What do you love most about San Mateo?
San Mateo has an inviting small town feel. With the variety of a city.
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What’s great about the dining scene in San Mateo?
Wonderful downtown San Mateo, now has numerous B St. restaurants. Thus, parking is increasingly difficult. Recommend using movie theater/public parking lot, if no street parking.
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San Mateo Restaurants

Izakaya GinjiIzakaya Ginji
49 reviews
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Japanese | San Mateo, Peninsula

It was fantastic! It’s probably my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. This dinner is special for my husband and I since we celebrate our anniversary of meeting for first time which was on Valentine’s Day at the university of Houston in 1986. Izakaya Ginji has the best service and we love the variety of dishes they offer. Everything is delicious and fresh in this restaurant. Izakaya Ginji has the perfect food for a perfect palate. I totally recommend coming for a beautiful experience. More

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Vespucci Ristorante ItalianoVespucci Ristorante Italiano
351 reviews
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

The food was outstanding and the ambience of service was really great. Will go back in a heartbeat More

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Pausa Bar & CookeryPausa Bar & Cookery
355 reviews
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Nice job. A different approach. Antonio's service A+ Great specials of the day Steve very helpful. Congratulations on one year! More

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Gyu-Kaku - San MateoGyu-Kaku - San Mateo
338 reviews
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Japanese | San Mateo, Peninsula

It would have gotten 5 stars, but the service was very inattentive!! More

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La Lanterna RistoranteLa Lanterna Ristorante
386 reviews
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

This local Italian restaurant always satisfies. Attentive maitre d' and exceptional service. Food is delicious. More

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All Spice – San MateoAll Spice – San Mateo
947 reviews
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Contemporary American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Needed a spot for a business dinner and this worked out perfectly. All guests enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Service was excellent despite restaurant being busy. Food was great and vegetarian guest had plenty of choices. Favorites were the Fritter appetizer, the Kulfi ( never had it before but it. Was amazing) and the pork belly main course. Will definitely come back for business and personal. Only issue I have is same with all nice restaurants—wine is grossly marked up. More

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North Beach PizzaNorth Beach Pizza
2 reviews
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Great food and lots of it. It was hot so I know it was served immediately upon completion. I'm going back!! More

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Amour Amour Wine BarAmour Amour Wine Bar
13 reviews
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Wine Bar | San Mateo, Peninsula

My favorite place to eat! And the pork belly is back. The foie gras is amazing. More

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ViognierViognier
940 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | San Mateo, Peninsula

My executive team members loved the set up as well as how attentive the restaurant team members were to them. I will most definitely use this restaurant for future business meals. Thank you! More

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PorterhousePorterhouse
847 reviews
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Steakhouse | San Mateo, Peninsula

It was our first time here,but definitely returning. Everything was great! Food,service,ambiance, oh and ice cream out of this world!! More

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Vault 164Vault 164
1153 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Always a good choice! Consistently excellent food in a nice environment. Try the brussel sprout chips! More

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Luceti's on 25th AvenueLuceti's on 25th Avenue
405 reviews
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Love it there, foods great. We had crab salads and calamari yummy More

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Central Park BistroCentral Park Bistro
804 reviews
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula

I was pleasantly surprised by Central Park Bistro - the food was fantastic, service was great, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The prices are a bit high, but at the same time the food was so good that I wouldn't necessarily say it was over-priced. Maybe it just felt a bit high for San Mateo (seemed more like SF prices). But overall, we loved it! More

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Pacific Catch San MateoPacific Catch San Mateo
608 reviews
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Seafood | San Mateo, Peninsula

Enjoyable place to talk and relax. More

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Three Restaurant & BarThree Restaurant & Bar
666 reviews
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Contemporary American | San Mateo, Peninsula

My husband were at Three for breakfast. Food was delicious, lots to choose from on the menu. Our waitress and staff were friendly and great. Will go back to try dinner. More

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Top of the Market - San MateoTop of the Market - San Mateo
490 reviews
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Seafood | San Mateo, Peninsula

'Top of the Market', sits above their sister restaurant, a quiet space with a view overlooking the water. Seafood is the key, fresh & hot. Shellfish appetizer, and swordfish entree were very good. I've dined there multiple times and can recommend the food and location. More

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Kaori Sushi & Sake BarKaori Sushi & Sake Bar
37 reviews
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Japanese | San Mateo, Peninsula

Great food. I went back the next day for lunch to have more ribs. Very clean and fantastic service. More

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The Melting Pot - San MateoThe Melting Pot - San Mateo
1981 reviews
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Fondue | San Mateo, Peninsula

Overall good service, good food, good experience. A bit pricey for what you get in meat portions, but it is good for a date night or special occasion. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
1715 reviews
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula

We chose Paul Martin’s American Grille for our Valentine’s Day outing. The food was excellent as always. The ambience is Good though the staff could be a bit less formal. We eat here with friends when we want to show our guests a good time. More

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TannourineTannourine
342 reviews
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Lebanese | San Mateo, Peninsula

gOOD lEBANESE FOOD, great stuff, friendly environment. More

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Fusion Peruvian GrillFusion Peruvian Grill
9 reviews
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Peruvian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Food was very good. Tasty fresh and just simply good More

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Bombay Garden - San MateoBombay Garden - San Mateo
14 reviews
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Indian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Got together with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and we met at Bombay Garden. Food was great and service was very good (never had to ask to have our water glasses refilled, dirty plates were removed and brought new plates, we never felt rushed). We ordered the vegetable pakoras, Goa fish Curry , Chicken Tikka Masala. Rice and Garlic Naan. Everything was absolutely tasty, no complaints whatsoever. I highly recommend this place to eat; only wished that they had a restaurant like this near my home in Nevada (near Reno). There is nothing like this over there. So I travelled 4 hours to get good Indian food. More

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AtticAttic
301 reviews
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Pan-Asian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Enjoyed an early dinner with a friend on a weeknight. We had the place to ourselves for the first hour and enjoyed attentive wait-staff, tasty small plates, and the World Series on the TV. Restaurant is upstairs above the bar in a surpringly large space. More

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Qube Bar and GrillQube Bar and Grill
5 reviews
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Contemporary American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Both of us had breakfast. Plenty of food and delicious. Waiter was very attentive. Will be back!! More

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Eden Silk Road- San MateoEden Silk Road- San Mateo
25 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Very good food and service More

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El Sinaloense- San MateoEl Sinaloense- San Mateo
3 reviews
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Mexican | San Mateo, Peninsula

This restaurant never disappoints for authentic Mexican cuisine! While everything I've tried so far on the menu is delicious, my favorite is the tamales. Whether you choose pork or chicken, you cannot go wrong with tamales from El Sinaloense! Definitely one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in the Peninsula. More

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Tomatina - San MateoTomatina - San Mateo
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

You’re always welcome at San Mateo’s Tomatina, our family-friendly Italian restaurant at the corner of 4th and B Streets in the heart of downtown San Mateo just off Highway 101. Located just 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, minutes from the San Mateo Event Center and a block from Century 12 San Mateo, we are here for any occasion.More

San Mateo Diners' Choice Winners

San Mateo's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Izakaya GinjiIzakaya Ginji
49 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | San Mateo, Peninsula

It was fantastic! It’s probably my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. This dinner is special for my husband and I since we celebrate our anniversary of meeting for first time which was on Valentine’s Day at the university of Houston in 1986. Izakaya Ginji has the best service and we love the variety of dishes they offer. Everything is delicious and fresh in this restaurant. Izakaya Ginji has the perfect food for a perfect palate. I totally recommend coming for a beautiful experience. More

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Pausa Bar & CookeryPausa Bar & Cookery
355 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

Nice job. A different approach. Antonio's service A+ Great specials of the day Steve very helpful. Congratulations on one year! More

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ViognierViognier
940 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | San Mateo, Peninsula

My executive team members loved the set up as well as how attentive the restaurant team members were to them. I will most definitely use this restaurant for future business meals. Thank you! More

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Vespucci Ristorante ItalianoVespucci Ristorante Italiano
351 reviews
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

The food was outstanding and the ambience of service was really great. Will go back in a heartbeat More

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La Lanterna RistoranteLa Lanterna Ristorante
386 reviews
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula

This local Italian restaurant always satisfies. Attentive maitre d' and exceptional service. Food is delicious. More

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All Spice – San MateoAll Spice – San Mateo
947 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Needed a spot for a business dinner and this worked out perfectly. All guests enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Service was excellent despite restaurant being busy. Food was great and vegetarian guest had plenty of choices. Favorites were the Fritter appetizer, the Kulfi ( never had it before but it. Was amazing) and the pork belly main course. Will definitely come back for business and personal. Only issue I have is same with all nice restaurants—wine is grossly marked up. More

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Gyu-Kaku - San MateoGyu-Kaku - San Mateo
338 reviews
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Japanese | San Mateo, Peninsula

It would have gotten 5 stars, but the service was very inattentive!! More

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PorterhousePorterhouse
847 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | San Mateo, Peninsula

It was our first time here,but definitely returning. Everything was great! Food,service,ambiance, oh and ice cream out of this world!! More

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Central Park BistroCentral Park Bistro
804 reviews
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula

I was pleasantly surprised by Central Park Bistro - the food was fantastic, service was great, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The prices are a bit high, but at the same time the food was so good that I wouldn't necessarily say it was over-priced. Maybe it just felt a bit high for San Mateo (seemed more like SF prices). But overall, we loved it! More

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Vault 164Vault 164
1153 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Always a good choice! Consistently excellent food in a nice environment. Try the brussel sprout chips! More

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