Permanently Closed - Mandaloun

3.9
447 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. With a casual, warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere, Mandaloun brings to the peninsula ethnically diverse flavors of the Mediterranean. Our Chef's passion for his food is well represented in all of the dishes on the menu both in his small plates as well as his entrees. Every dish on the menu is exceptional in its presentation as only the freshest and finest products are used to prepare each dish. Mandaloun believes in supporting the local trade as we works directly to bring to the restaurant outstanding sustainable products. Our unique wine list prepared by LeeAnn Kaufman is the perfect complement to the unique food. A full bar with specialty drinks, a warm fireplace to gather around, Mandaloun is the place to come home to. Connect with Mandaloun community on FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mandaloun/145622346229
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm Dinner: Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Sunday 4:30 - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 367-7974
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Mann
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Private party facilities
We have large tables in the dining room which can be arranged to seat up to 80 guests. Two Semi-private front of the restaurant seating areas that could be arranged to accommodate up to 24 guests each that feature a fireplace or a running fountain. Patio seating is available for large groups of 40-55 guests.
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Private party contact
Basim Nimri: (650) 367-7974
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Main and Jefferson
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Parking details
Metered parking in all downtown areas. There is a parking garage located across the street along with a large parking lot located behind Mandaloun.
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Public transit
Caltrans Train stops at Sequoia station and we are just a brief walk in the southeast direction.
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Special events & promotions
Happy hour at the bar; 4:30 - 6:30PM.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 447 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked this place for our anniversary a month in advance however, the restaurant was closed once we got there!

EG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was closed for RENOVATION! Bummer . . .

MJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was closed for remodeling so Open Table made a reservation for me and my friends to a CLOSED RESTAURANT!!! Mad at Open Table....the restaurant, I have no idea how it would have been!

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

One of the worst services we had on Valentine's day. Menu choices were quite limited

C
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was here 2-3 years ago. Wonderful food, large servings. We split the salad and one entree and we were more than full. Nice room, perhaps too cool for February. Perfect location before a concert at Fox Theatre. Will go here again.

C
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner with an out-of-town business associate. There was a lively neighborhood bar scene but the noise was muted. The atmosphere is lovely, very welcoming.
The cuisine is Greek/Mediterranean. The service was at a perfect pace.
Recommended for business or casual dining.

D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Consistently great food and service.

F
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, authentic and tasty. Kabobs are superb.

I
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

great for a big party - had my birthday party here and everyone was happy with the food :)

DB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a very mixed experience at Mandaloun. We had to wait at hostess stand for almost 15 minutes before being recognized and seated....waited 15minutes before they took our drink order, 15-20 minutes before receiving our drinks, and around 30 minutes to get our food. That said, the service people were very nice. The food was very satisfactory....I had the Bronzino, which was delicious. Perhaps they were short on help..... I would suggest they work on their service, and lower the lighting, it was very bright, complete with a flickering florescent can !

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Not good. The menu online and in the restaurant is not updated which was a problem for us because there were no vegetarian options and food was quite bad but expensive

JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is great and service was pretty good. However, the waitress told us the restaurant will soon change to a steak house. That was bad news.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food is plentiful, healthy and very Mediterranean.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s very quiet and cozy place. We ordered chicken and salmon and both were amazing! I highly recommend this place.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It smelled like cigarette smoke and the lights were way too bright inside! The happy hour drinks were good.

DL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mandaloun has a lovely dining room, great service and food.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent cuisines.

JC
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the ambiance at Mandaloun, with a pleasant golden glow to the room, and a view to the kitchen with the open oven. The menu is varied, and I've never been disappointed with my choice. This time, I had the moussaka, which is the best I've ever had !

n
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Greek/Mediterranean food. A bit pricey but portions are big and quality is good. Would definitely return.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty Middle Eastern and Med foods. Very generous portions. Truly professional service at the bar and on the dining floor from a crew of Parisians. Reasonable prices. I'll be back for sure.

B
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were going to the theater very nearby and had an excellent leisurely dinner. The waitress was super. Food great. We'd even go for the 45 minute drive from the city to go again!

SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great drinks- super unique and definitely worth trying. DO NOT ORDER THE GRILLED ARTICHOKE. They were not cooked properly and lacked in flavor. The service was amazing and the staff was very kind. We were quick to receive our dishes and the portions were quite big. The quality of the food was great- healthy. The hummus lacked flavor and the zaatar was a bit dry (might be a personal preference though). The fungi pizza is great but you have to like pita pizzas to enjoy this type of pizza. Overall the experience was pleasant but I don't know if I would come back since it lacked in vegetarian options.

P
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We introduced some fiends to this restaurant the night we went to dinnet. Very authentic Eastern Mediterranean food plus items inspired by that area. Small plates or full dinners. The panchetta wrapped dates and the calamari are great. Their wood burning oven makes for great pizzas, chicken and fish. Their Moscow Mule is the best we ever had.

DS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very attentive and helpful with menu and wine selections. The octopus appetizer was spot on perfect. Served on a perfectly seasoned bed of arugula. I could eat it everyday. Portions are large. The roasted chicken is a must according to my chef daughter. Appetizer sampler was enjoyed by everyone and all of us gave it two thumbs up.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Jaques, for taking such good care of us.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service in a fun environment. Highly recommended!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was pretty good, but food was just alright

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends (foodies) from out of town. They picked a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco to try. I showed them Mandaloun's website and menu and convinced them to give it a try. We shared four appetizers, which were all delicious. We all loved our entrees. We took the waitress' suggestion on which two desserts to share and were not disappointed! The service was great.

I've been in a few times for lunch as I work nearby and love the place.

R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Really loud and hot. Need some air movement.

MG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am vegan and had a lovely meal at Mandaloun. The chef made a vegan risotto that was so creamy and delicious. We also had grilled artichokes, asparagus, Greek salad (minus the feta), bread and amazing hummus. Delightful!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good

WD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a last minute choice and we were very pleased!

c
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

First time at this restaurant.
Food was good, very authentic.
Be sure you like Mediterranean food.
Went for lunch, only about 4 other tables
had people , service was friendly but slow.
Beautiful decor!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A business meal with a vendor and they were very impressed with the ambiance and how great the food taste. They enjoyed the food, especially the sampler appetizer. If you want to impress out of towners and showcase all that is great about Redwood City, take them here!

G
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My sister and I are not familiar with Redwood City but found ourselves there with an opportunity to catch up over dinner. We decided on a few glasses of wine and several appetizers to share. $70 total.
The ahi was delicious, our favorite in fact. We also got the sampler with loads of dips. The banbganoush was great, as was the humus. Not crazy about the taziki or whatever the white dip was- not quite sure what it was trying to be.
Lastly we had the grilled artichokes which still had the fuzzy centers in. Those need to be removed before serving! The artichoke needed more seasoning - lemon and salt please- and more cooking. They weren't soft enough.
Overall the food wasn't as good as expected, but it's a lovely atmosphere and terrific service. We didn't have anything beyond the appetizers so I will give this place another try when I can explore the menu more.

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. I also loved the ambience. The server was really nice and quite helpful in suggesting dishes according to our taste.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there twice for dinner and they have exceptional food for the price, top notch service and a nice variety. This is my choice of places to go in this area if I am having a business or casual meeting. The facility is beautiful and we can hear each other talk!

F
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress easily accommodated our request to move farther away from a large group which came in after we did. My wife's ribs needed a darker sauce, but my souvlaki was superb. Dessert was home-made and also noteworthy. The wine list included a good zin at a modest price.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The two of us enjoyed a meal before an event at the Fox Theater, which is close by. We would do that again. There a plenty of choices on the menu and a lengthy wine list.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the food, the interiors and the service. We all ordered different dishes and each one was delicious! The restaurant is beautiful but it is a little noisy. Might not be the best place if you want intimate conversation. If only they could put a few carpets around to absorb sound it would be PERFECT!

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