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Mistral Restaurant & Bar - Redwood City

4.4
558 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Neighborhood Gem
Mistral’s California cuisine is very Mediterranean-influenced, and focuses on serving the best local ingredients available. Chef Tim Fabatz serves up an immensely popular daily fresh fish special and has excellent seafood and shellfish offerings on the seasonally current regular menu. Mistral is committed to being responsible to the environment and to the people around us; therefore our seafood is from sustainable sources, our beef is hormone-free Certified Angus, naturally-raised pork, lamb and chicken are of the best quality available, organic produce is used wherever possible, and no trans fats are used in any recipe preparations. Mistral is a destination restaurant for anniversaries & birthdays, and has an off-the-beaten-path ambiance with year-‘round patio dining and water views, an outdoor fireplace, and plenty of outside heaters. Two private rooms and the covered patio are available for private dining, business dinners, banquets, cocktail parties, weddings, and special events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm and mid-day menu available 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 802-9222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tim Fabatz
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Parking details
There is free parking in front of the building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 558 People Are Saying
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service
4.3
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I ordered the filet mignon medium and it was a really piece of meat. Usually this cut is tender and juicy. This one was not. Not sure if the quality of meat was bad or it was over cooked. Other than that it was a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service, great location!!
Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had a great dinner with friends from overseas. Good was so tasty and attentive service on the patio.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always enjoy a night at Mistral. Food is consistent ... not to mention yummy, service is great, and easy parking too. Love mistral,

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Food, Amazing service! Love this place. Will d definitely be back again!!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We waited longer than we thought was acceptable before a waiter came over.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food & service

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Everyone commented favorably on the food

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Never disappoints. Good Happy hour and bar menu. Regular menu is great too.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Mistral Team,
Thank you so much for a great lunch! Everything was so good. Tim, you are more than generous, that was up and beyond! We look forward to dining with you guys again soon. Compliments to your team.
Cheers,
Frankie

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Super pleased to see Mistral finally changing up the menu to include main dishes other than beef and seafood - the pork chop, Beef bourgignon, and Irish lamb "stew" special were welcome additions! Unfortunately, the pork chop was waaaay overdone, but the flavours were lovely; the "stew" was not really a stew, it was sliced lamb with a sauce, so left my husband feeling a little disappointed. The bourgignon was excellent, but needed more sauce for the pasta. Our server was FANTASTIC however, and that made up for the somewhat mediocre prep on the food. Regardless of this latest experience, we will certainly give it another go - really nice to see management taking the feedback of some of their most loyal customers and making good changes!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our second visit and just as good as the first. We will be back

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service was the worst i have ever seen and i didn't expect it in a place like Mistral Restaurant. Don't understand why they call this place restaurant and can have such a bad service.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Ant's on the interior window seal out in the indoor patio

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always great. Visit at least once a month. Often more!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Mistral has a varied and interesting menu. The seafood chowder was excellent and the server accommodated my request for a plain Caesar salad and my companion's request for one with everything but the chicken. It seemed like a good idea to sit in the enclosed patio, but it turned out to be quite noisy as there were several large groups there and there is no sound proofing in the ceiling. I will go back and next time will asked to be seated inside.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Celebrating 16th birthday. Gave a complementary dessert! Great food and service. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great food. Relaxed but nice dining room. Tableware and linens are great. Loved the specials. Bus staff and host were polite and gracious. Two out of three of the waiters have been kind of pushy and snarky. Seemed out of character with what is a really enjoyable restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Nice friendly atmosphere, John the waiter was attentive and conveyed genuine concern that we have an excellent experience. The food was prompt, came as exactly as ordered and was delicious. Greatly enjoyed the lunch and would strongly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This is a traditional Redwood Shore restaurant. It is consistently good, you actually see some of the same people working there for the last decade at least. It is comfortable, with authentic food well though out and prepared, in general. Menu changes, so you don't have to always be getting the same thing. Decent wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Staff and management are amazing

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

After many enjoyable lunches at Mistral's I was very disappointed in my most recent experience. It was a treat for a dear friend. I was distracted several times looking for our server to ask for bread, more iced tea, the dessert menu, and our check. I appreciate having time to visit but I like having someone come by to check on our needs occasionally.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Reliably good food overall. But they're now charging for the bread plate! Come on guys, it's bread!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great location, attentive waiter and good food.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Went for a midweek business meeting with 5 other people. Overall it was one of the better locations we have experienced for similar meetings. Moderate noise, but we could actually have a conversation and not be shouting...better than average acoustics. Also, easy parking, reasonably sized bar for waiting, and overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Steak and lobster was perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a great experience at Mistral’s

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's Day & we had a great experience.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Mistral is an excellent restaurant located in Redwood Shores area off Hwy 101. Food is tasty and served at the perfect temperature, especially the Sea Scallops. Great for a business lunch with indoor and outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing service and food! Above and beyond attention for our group! I recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

It was nice and service was great!

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2.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Left broke and underwhelmed. My husband and I had two glasses of wine, two appetizers and two cups of soup and it was $136 including tax. The French onion soup wasn't good and the ahi appetizer was tasteless . The smoked salmon appetizer was good tho. I had ordered the blood orange crush, a signature cocktail but sent it back because it was awful. The server only came around every 15 minutes and it was a slow Monday evening, so I don't understand why he wasn't overly attentive. Overall very disappointed and probably won't go again.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Definitely returning to their former glory. Since getting the smoker, the specials have been outstanding. Great the return to an old friend.

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

All of our food was really tasteless and we left it. We had been there previously and it was delicious. .maybe a new chef??

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Despite checking in at host stand, and 20 feet away at the bar, we were forgotten, then marked as a "no show" and thus very slow to get seated. Food was not up to prior Mistral standards. Service suggested that they were quite understaffed. Lunch there is the safer choice.

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2.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Scallops were overcooked (staff brought out new order). The salmon burger was breaded and devoid of any salmon flavor. Bun overtook most of the burger. Only winning part of the meal were the fries

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The place was packed with large groups, making it very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation. We would have chosen an alternative date had we known so many business groups would be there.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

This is still a little hidden gem for very nice dining and fortunately it’s not in the mainstream area so we are able to come here last minute and still get a large table.
The service is always excellent here and they definitely strive to accommodate. The food is usually very good.
I just feel the prices are a bit higher than they should be.
With that said we will continue to come here and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere right on the water.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Best place ever.

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