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Mistral Restaurant & Bar - Redwood City, Redwood City, CA

Mistral Restaurant & Bar - Redwood City

4.7
4.7
1275 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Mistral’s California cuisine focuses on serving the best local ingredients available. 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.

A note on waterfront tables:

WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS
We kindly ask that you and your party follow our dining limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes on our waterfront tables.
Your time limit starts from your reservation time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 802-9222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tim Fabatz
  • Private party facilities
    PRIVATE EVENTS UP TO 180 PEOPLE. Our Waterfront Patio can set up to 110 PEOPLE . Main Dining Room can hold 70 people. Private WINE ROOM SEATS UP TO 40 PPL. Our private CHALK ROOM SEATS UP TO 22 People. PRIVATE DINING ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE WITH A/V (MOUNTED SCREENS) & COMPLIMENTARY WiFi & SELF-PARKING
  • Private party contact
    Gin Tanseco: (650) 802-9222
  • Neighborhood
    Redwood City
  • Parking details
    There is free parking in front of the building.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Peninsula

    Californian

1,275 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Skirt steak entree was cooked perfectly and delicious. Our waiter Sal was excellent.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably the only quality restaurant in the area. Food choice was good with three "specials" on addition to the published menu. Service was good although we did feel a bit rushed at the end and were surprised to find the restaurant emptying from 8pm onwards.

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  3. CatherineH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Mother’s Day dinner. Food very good. Service Excellent. Friendly. Not rushed but efficient.

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  4. eajb

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area and this time didn’t disappoint. The meal and wine were delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. Thanks Mistral!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, friendly staff, very accommodating especially with our large party! Food was good as well as the desserts. Steaks were huge. Would definitely dine here again!

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  6. Macwater

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as usual!! Delicious drinks, dinner and service. Thank you.

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  7. cody

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Short ribs were excellent, steak on the surf and turf was not very good, fisherman’s catch was good but only had 2 small shrimp and a big piece of fish, a smaller piece of fish and at least one more shrimp would have been a better balance. Waiter was very very nice but had too many tables so service was slow. Beautiful restaurant and ambience.

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  8. Tencars

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve dined here occasionally over the years. It’s been a little while however, and we’re so glad we came back! We both felt the level of the food/preparation was a step up from before - everything was truly exquisite! They always had an A game, but now they’re an A+ in my book.

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  9. MarcoF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the Bay. The Ahi Tuna is the best I've had.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, good food. Did not like the 5% tax that is added for employees' insurance. The insurance should be covered by the employer and not by the customer.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambiance on patio is beautiful…plenty of patio heaters to keep you warm. Ashley was a very attentive server. My marinated skirt steak was deelish and cooked medium rare as I like it. Our friends enjoyed their meals. Hubby had the surf and turf special. Steak was so-so. Overall a really nice evening, except for the mandated 5% employee health care fee added to the bill. Prices are pretty high to begin with and this fee just irked us. It was stated on the menu, but still seems exorbitant.

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  12. Rich

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good. I thought the restaurant was pricey. I think adding 5% for employee insurance to the already high prices was a turn off. Insurance should be paid by the employer and not the customer.

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  13. Heidi

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered an assortment of appetizers all of which were excellent. We were especially pleased that we could hear each other. The noise level in the outdoor area (which is enclosed) was acceptable. We expect to return soon.

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  14. SuzieQ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, personal service, yummy food

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  15. AmyH

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What stood out most here was the wonderful service. Our server was just the perfect balance of attentive without being overbearing. He was kind, helpful and knowledgeable too. The food was fine, nothing standout, all fresh and well prepared. The portions are huge so go hungry!

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  16. Minnie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience. Prices have increased but worth a splurge once in awhile.

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  17. whyfor

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the very best restaurant experiences in a very long time. Have travelled widely, eaten in a number of Michelin rated establishments and woule consider the experience at the Mistral this Valentine's Day exceptional. Food was well prepared, well presented and all 4 meals the party of four had were well above expectation. The service was attentive and not intrusive. Plates were not taken (even if finished) while there was still food on other plates. Found that refreshing. The entire staff deserves kudos, from the person at the entrance to all the wait staff and a hardy congratulations to the chef and his crew.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. coastsider

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal for Valentine's Day, as always, but with the special touch of being welcomed as loyal returning customers. We started with the frito misto which we always enjoy with its mixture of calamari, shrimp, onions and zucchini, served with 3 different sauces which we especially appreciate. Then we enjoyed a beautiful mixed grill of scallops and shrimp with vegetables, including fried artichoke hearts, and a plate of crisp spring rolls with dipping sauce. We finished with a beautiful chocolate lava cake paired with vanilla ice cream - so delicious! The service was perfect - attentive but not hovering, friendly but not casual, with the maitre d' checking in to be sure all was well. It was a busy night for the restaurant business, but we were never rushed and felt very welcome. Mistral is a favorite of ours for both the food and the service, with a lovely location by the lagoon as an added plus, and we'll keep returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. DougS

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, as always! The skirt steak is one of the best I’ve ever had. Salmon was excellent too! Service was a little slow, had to remind waiter about soup order, etc. Still highly recommended

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  20. Sweetieroo

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Salads superb, entrees very good. Service warm and inviting but not around enough. Big problem is brutal heaters in otherwise lovely patio room. Was several feel from them, but the heat was ridiculously intense. Others complaining as well. “Turning them off” didn’t work—you could still see them on. We had to move to eat dessert, but even then, my skin on my face was so hot that I had to put colds packs on it when I got home.

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  21. JosephineD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oracle Staff love Mistral Restaurant and Bar. Thank you

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  22. WoodsideFoodie

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good. Paella was excellent. They've kept their high quality over the years.

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  23. foodlover

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood restaurant with very good food.

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  24. SanMateoMom

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family came on a quiet Tuesday night for my husband's birthday dinner. We were late and the restaurant was very accommodating! We were not made to feel bad because we were late. Everyone was still so friendly and polite. Our food was delicious. My kids loved their meals, and they can be picky. My steak was cooked perfectly. My husband enjoyed his entire meal and didn't leave a single bit. Our waiter was so friendly and quick! Everyone there is so nice. They brought our dessert with a candle for my husband which was a nice surprise. We will definitely be coming back!

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  25. Tootsie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took out of town company and we were all were impressed with the delicious food, the decor and good service. It was pleasant also because it was not noisy at all in the inside dining area, and we truly enjoyed the surroundings. The only disappointment was that the beef brisket was a bit chewy although the sauce was delicious.

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  26. LisaL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for happy hour at 4:30 to ensure we had some quiet time. Wednesday at 5:30 is the perfect time to enjoy a quieter environment for our party that struggles with heating in a noisy environment. Business absolutely picked up after 6pm but we were comfortable and well cared for.

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  27. MeganB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing time, LOVE the staff! So kind and always with lots of smiles. The food never disappoints and will be back again!

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  28. MichaelT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wish we would have discovered this restaurant 30 years ago, but we'll certainly be back now. A hidden gem in Redwood Shores and worth the trip from Fremont.

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  29. Babil

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was slow to respond to requests for butter(2+) and water(3 requests). Food etc were excellent

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  30. AlanaF

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drink and food specials. A lot to choose from given we had 6 people with varying tastes. Service was on point without being "hovering." We had a small issue with one item in a larger dish and it was handled quickly and with apology. Great place still, as I haven't been in about 4 years.

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  31. Robert

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was very full but service and food were excellent and timely

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is consistently good at mistral, and generally the service is too. This particular night, they were slammed with holiday parties. The bar was backed up, took at least 20 min for our drinks to arrive. And also, when our food was served, we received the wrong main entree. Our server was very nice and corrected it quickly. But I was surprised at the wait time for drinks, food, and being given the wrong entree. I was also surprised that there was no comped items - I would have anticipated perhaps a round of drinks due to the mix-up. I’ll be back again, but will bear this experience in mind

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  33. StephenR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome cocktails! For dinner my wife had the Ahi, and I had the Surf & Turf. Cobbler for dessert. Excellent!

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  34. garygnu

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been coming to Mistral for 30 years. Never disappoints!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Friendly and professional staff. Specials are always good.

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  36. twinmsr

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mistral always has delicious food! The restaurant is always warm and welcoming and the service was excellent. Some of our favorite menu items have been discontinued and the prices are higher, but that is true everywhere. I hope Mistral can stay in business and restart lunch service!

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  37. LaurieB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salmon was frozen and then overcooked. For $38 it was terrible

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately service was poor in that the dishes for the two of us were served 10plus minutes apart rather than together as well as other mistakes. The Manager made adjustments to correct and apologized. We were disappointed overall.

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  39. PKKL

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner with old friends and it was quiet enough to actually hear each other! Beautiful spot by the water, great service, and the food was quite good. I had the teriyaki skirt steak which was perfectly done and delicious. My husband’s halibut was good as well. The bread and Mediterranean platter were just ok but the Fritto Misty was good. If you want to go to a really crowded, noisy, popular place, this isn’t it. But it’s busy enough, the food is decent, the service is great, and the ambiance is really nice. I’d definitely go back.

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  40. EricP

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a nice evening with my wife. Service was excellent. Staff was very friendly and attentive even though the restaurant was very busy. Will definitely come back

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FAQs

Mistral Restaurant & Bar - Redwood City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 802-9222.

Mistral Restaurant & Bar - Redwood City is rated 4.7 stars by 1275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mistral Restaurant & Bar - Redwood City

370 Bridge Parkway, Suite 6, Redwood City, CA 94065

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Redwood City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is free parking in front of the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tim Fabatz
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 802-9222
  • Private party facilities
    PRIVATE EVENTS UP TO 180 PEOPLE. Our Waterfront Patio can set up to 110 PEOPLE . Main Dining Room can hold 70 people. Private WINE ROOM SEATS UP TO 40 PPL. Our private CHALK ROOM SEATS UP TO 22 People. PRIVATE DINING ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE WITH A/V (MOUNTED SCREENS) & COMPLIMENTARY WiFi & SELF-PARKING
  • Private party contact
    Gin Tanseco: (650) 802-9222
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