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Mon, 2/19
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7:00 PM
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All Spice – San Mateo

4.4
946 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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San Mateo’s most exciting restaurant is All Spice, an eclectic, contemporary eatery from Chef/Owner Sachin Chopra. Chef Chopra artfully blends the freshness of Californian ingredients with global techniques to create inventive, layered and flavorful dishes. Whether you choose to order from our constantly evolving a la carte selection or to experience our nightly Chef's Tasting Menu, you will be presented with something delicious, beautiful with just a hint of the exotic.

The restaurant is housed in a converted Victorian with beautiful hardwood floors, a fireplace and a variety of architectural details. Each of three intimate dining rooms is decorated in bold, shimmering hues accented with gold. Thirty seats are scattered throughout. Professional service and a thoughtful, moderately priced wine list complement Chopra's dishes.

To book reservations for parties of 5 or more, please call the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary Indian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Accepting reservations
Tuesday - Friday: 5:30 - 9:30
Saturday: 5:00 - 9:30

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Phone number
(650) 627-4303
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sachin Chopra
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Private party facilities
Have your private party in our sumptuous, charming 1906 Victorian. You may rent the whole restaurant out for brunch or lunch events, or you may reserve one of our three intimate dining rooms for a dinner party. Chef’s tasting menus are available.
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Private party contact
Shoshana Wolff: (650) 627-4303
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Borel Ave.
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Parking details
Ample parking is available in the restaurant's lot and on nearby streets.
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Public transit
Caltrain: Hayward Park
SamTrans: Route 390 (El Camino Real and 17th Ave.), also Routes 53, 55 and 58 (Borel at Edinburgh)
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 946 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Birthday celebration.

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vipdebbiemrosa (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

It was so creative and delicious!

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Sandy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

We did the tasting menu. One in our party was vegetarian and they accommodated that very well. My experience doing tasting menu's at other Michelin star restaurants has been that the chef sends a few complimentary dishes and that is always exciting. However, non of that here.
Nice cozy little place, was quite and good for holding a conversation.
The service could have been better for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I really liked the service that was provided. Overall, the food was delicious and I will definitely recommend All Spice to a friend.

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vipLisadnash (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious, delightful evening!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolutely my favorite restaurant ever! We’ve been eating here for special occasions ever since it opened, and it has never let us down. Outstanding, innovative, delicious food with careful and attentive service.

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etcetc (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

This was our third or fourth visit, always interesting and expertly prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

A very disappointing experience - not sure what warrants the high ratings. We did the tasting menu. Food was well presented but every course was *very* bland. The chef seems to value producing foams, gelees and emulsions and using 10+ ingredients per dish, rather than developing deep or interesting flavors. My halibut was overcooked (mushy) - the chef added a trout course - a nice gesture but we couldn't eat it otherwise we would have been too full to eat the remaining courses (it was also odd as we had let the waiter know at the start that we did not want a lot of food). Steak course lacked seasoning. Service was terrible - waiter did not ask if we wanted more water or alcohol, suggest coffee, etc. He could also benefit from giving a smile and some warmth - very perfunctory. He noted our general lack of enjoyment of the meal and the manager took 20% off the bill. They did reasonable things to try to make up for us not enjoying the meal but I would not recommend All Spice or return, based on the consistent blandness and poor service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

My third time. Food and service are outstanding and I love the ambiance

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

We visited All Spice for our anniversary. The food was impeccable. The service was attentive, as expected. It felt quaint but upscale. The chefs choice/taste menu was worth it, many different textures and flavors we hadn’t tried before. As an afterthought we wished we had gotten the wine flight that went with the taste menu.

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