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About Martins West Pub

Martins West is a Scottish inspired Gastropub in the heart of downtown Redwood City. We have a commitment to serving fresh, local and innovative cuisine, in the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that you would find in a traditional pub.

We take pride in being a Gastropub. To us, it means taking our food seriously, but not ourselves. It means serving refined food in a cozy pub atmosphere. We’re happy to take advantage of Northern California’s bounty of local produce, fish and meats to bring you seasonal dishes alongside classic Scottish pub fare year round.

Our bar program features over 100 premium whiskies alongside classic & seasonally inspired cocktails. We also offer an extensive beer and wine list.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff looks forward to hosting you.

831 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, Californian

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:00pm

DINNER: Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

LATE NIGHT MENU: Fridays and Saturdays 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 366-4366

Website:
http://www.martinswestgp.com/

Public Transit:
Cal Train Redwood City

Executive Chef:
Bob Cina

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Martins West Pub Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great Beer (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Interesting items on the menu, but I don’t think I ordered the right thing. I had the sautéed snapper sandwich, which sounded healthy, but the bun was way too bready and big. It would have been nice to have a whole wheat bun that didn’t have so much bread. I will try the shrimp salad next time. Many of the menu items sounded like they included Middle Eastern spices, which was appealing. The catsup included with my French fries must have been homemade and was nice. The ambiance is very casual and like a pub. It could have been nicer for the prices, which were a little high.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was very nice. Lamb burgers delicious and french press coffee a nice touch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

a great Tuesday night place to get good food in a casual environment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good cocktails, the food was rather oily. Deserts were fantastic. Quick and friendly service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is a nice pub. The homemade pickles (both an app and also sides/toppings with entrees) are the star of the show. My lamb burger was delicious, but my friend was disappointed that the carmelized onions promised with his burger were cooked in, losing the appeal.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Not appropriate for our age group (80+). Way too noise!
Not fault of restaurant !

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I've never had a better martini! The food was flawless. Came out hot and everything was excellent! Couldn't of found a way to improve upon it... Went twice in one week...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a larger group (7) and were seated towards the back of the restaurant, which was great. The service was a bit confusing, however as the waitress was taking appetizer orders from half of us, main dish orders from the rest, so the food was coming out in fits and bursts.
I ordered the chicken and waffles. The chicken is cooked in a sous vide method and the waffles were savory with herbs in them. Rather than syrup, the sauce was a savory sauce that I could not even begin to describe but was not delicious at all, and my food was room temperature at best.
My daughter ordered the fish and chips, and they tasted fine. The dessert menu pricing did not match up with the pricing in the hand out menus so there was some confusion there. This is a good place if you're interested in a mediocre attempt at being different and delicious, I've given it a few chances, and really am not interested in coming back.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Real nice servers, but not attentive once the initial order was taken. We waited forever for drink refills, the opportunity to order more bites and drinks, dessert menus, and the check. Scouting missions came up empty at times because we didn't know where the servers or the manager were hanging out. Maybe that's just the deal on a slow-ish Monday night. Everything else was awesome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Overall the cocktails were good and the beef and lamb burgers were really good. The meat was really good quality, good size and actually cooked to medium rare! My date had the Black Pearl (rum) and I had the JNF (mescal). His was very good; mine was nondescript. Mine needed a better presentation. Came in a tall glass, no decoration. Needs improvement in these times of unique cocktails. Both had a good amount of alcohol. When we arrived it took a bit long to get waited on but she was very good after the initial introduction. We had reservations at 6:15 so it was quiet enough to have a conversation. By 7:00 a party of 18-20 had arrived and the noise level naturally rose. Decently priced, very casual, kid friendly.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was creative and delicious. The chicory salad was delightfully refreshing and a nice counterpoint to the savory bonemarrow starter. We ordered a wide variety of starters and one entree, the duck - which was tender and juicy, to make an eclectic, fulfilling fall meal for the entire table of 4. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem and look forward to sampling their burger next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been going to Martins West for years now and it is a local fave. Whether on a date with my hubbie, dinner and cards with my kids, a drink and quiet lunch by myself, it's at the top of my list. The food is creative and the environment spirited.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and cocktails were great. We had the porcini croquettes, charred carrots, cauliflower fritters and shepherd pork pie. All were quite good with out of the ordinary presentations and spices. The desserts were excellent also. Will definitely go back. Service was very efficient and friendly.

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 (London)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Waiter had no idea what was on the menu, recommending items that weren’t there. They were then out of an item that was on the menu, after he recommeded that as well, and then charged for it anyway. The cauliflower fritters were too greasy/oily to detect any presence of cauliflower.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This place is excellent for amazing craft cocktails and appetizers. It is ideal for happy hour (4-6pm). The dinner entrees are kinds meh.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Creative menu. Great service!!! Staff is friendly and has been well-trained. They care about doing a good job.
Jacob is an excellent bartender!! Thinks outside the box.
Perfect for pre and post movies in downtown Redwood City

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always very energetic, a lot of drinks to choose from, and great food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was well prepared with a different use of spices and ingredients not normally seen. The presentation was very nice and the taste/quality was wonderful. A definitely worthwhile visit which will happen again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service is excellent. Our waitress and other servers that assisted our table were very diligent and prepared to take care of us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We visited Martin's West based on a review on KQED's Check Please. Unfortunately, we were greeted by a surely hostess which did not set a good tone. However, our server was very friendly and attentive. They have an interesting cocktail menu, my wife and I both were pleased with our choices. The pickled vegetables and dungenes deviled eggs were very tasty appetizers. We both had fish and chips...the batter on the fish was very light, similar to a tempura. The ambiance was nice, but nothing special. Overall, we enjoyed the food and would return if we were already in the area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Tapas, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Overall, we had a nice time at Martins West. The cocktails are great, and their food is creative and fun. It's a very, very loud place, though, so not ideal for a date or intimate conversation. We were also surprised at how understaffed they were for a Friday evening. Our poor server had a large area/number of tables. She handled it well, but service was very slow.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Way too noisy! There was a table behind us with kids running around. I think in deference to safety I would think mgmt would develop the nerve to speak to the parents of these little darlings. What does it take? A tray of plates and food dumped on some child's head?

Tags: Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Casual, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The Happy Hour menu and drinks were great. The main course was completely on point. Hadn't been here in a while, the kitchen has truly stepped their game up! Well done Martins West! Well done!

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Redwood. Great history, nicely decorated, food was fantastic! Only change I would consider was service. We got our salad when our meal was done because they forgot and the staff seemed stressed out. This wouldn't stop me from returning, its simply a great location and I've had great times here. I just hope next time it's less stressful on staff as this does effect how customers feel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We came for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. It was a nice evening and great poutine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have been a loyal costumer since they first opened years ago. I am now starting to withdraw my loyalty. I love the food. I love the spirits and wine. I love that I can take my teenager and toddler here. The last three times I have come in for dinner (over a year-long period), the services is becoming worse and worse. It shouldn't take 30 minutes to order food (appetizers included). A second drink should be offered long before the end of the entree in order to keep up alcohol sales. The place is loud. It is hard to have a conversation over dinner, so that last few times I have brought near-and-dear guests, I find I am apologizing for the service. Martin's needs to step up service (as it used to have in the beginning) or loose fiercely loyal clientele , like myself.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

First time here since the owner change. It was just as good if not better than it used to be. A little loud, but that masked the screams of my children. No kids menu, but my kids don't really eat from a kids menu often, I just give them parts of my food.

All in all it was great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great gastropub in Redwood City. My hubby and I enjoyed a fabulous meal before a movie. The Mac 'N Cheese was delicious as was the steak & frites. The frites were meant to be tandoori spiced but couldn't taste any unique flavor to them. The ambiance was nice and cozy, though the space is quite big. The portions were more than enough. The cocktails were okay though their whiskey selection is extensive. My husband ordered a sazerac that came out too sweet, and even upon asking for it to be less sweet for the 2nd round, it was still too sweet. My Martins Mule was decent. I enjoyed my wine more. I'd go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Fun ambiance

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great place to eat before watching a movie nearby. Wonderful cocktails and elevated American staples.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very noisy, lively good bar scene, not the place for a quiet conversation- food average, good service but overall nothing memorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I am a long-time customer of Martins. They are as good as ever, which is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food; great - so many interesting varieties and always delicious. Drinks; great. Ambiance; fine - though the noise level is a bit high. Wait staff; ok, but it took a long time after we were seated before we were acknowledged and offered to order a drink. Martins West is a great place to eat, and we always enjoy ourselves there. It's one of our favorite standbys.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Decent place to grab a drink with a friend. Food wasn't the greatest, and it was overpriced for the quality. Wine pour was generous. Happy hour every day from 3-6. They have a very large selection of whiskey, which I did not try.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I am very happy that Martin's West has started this bottomless brunch. The food is very good, and the price is not unreasonable. While it's not something that I can afford very often, it has been nice for one holiday and one special occasion so far. I'll no doubt bring friends to try it as well, and I've spoken high praises on facebook too. I like having a place like this in my neighborhood.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

my family had a wonderful father's day brunch, menu was simple but awesome, the only thing missing was cut up fresh fruit platter.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The service was very slow and the food was meh (over priced, small portions, not much flavor). They also got our bill wrong twice. We were so tired of waiting that we just paid the incorrect amount.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We dined for Sunday brunch, day after mother's memorial service
Out of state family and Cali family, party of 12 with additional of 3 children

Food was awesome and staff was top of the line
Absolutely will go back and recommend to friends

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Favorite soup in America. My boyfriend has always enjoyed his meals too.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great gastropub in Redwood City!
Great atmosphere and attentive waitstaff. We've been coming here for awhile. Some can't miss items on the menu are: "The Rogue" cocktail, scotch eggs, and the poutine is to die for.
The menu changes frequently which is sometimes be a bummer, especially when you really enjoyed something on a previous visit (chicken schnitzel!). Casual and always tasty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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