Cafe Florian

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Sunday Lunch
CAFÉ FLORIAN - SAN MATEOS BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH
Sip on Mimosas and enjoy views of a cascading waterfall. Enjoy our fabulous Sunday Champagne Brunch with fresh local seafood, carving stations, breakfast favorites, and desserts. Our offerings vary featuring items such as Braised Beef Short Rib, Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Coulis, and Butternut Squash Ravioli with Hazelnut Cream Sauce.

THANKSGIVING BRUNCH: Thursday, November 28th, 2019
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for 10am and 10:30am seating only. $45.00 adults and $20.00 kids (5-12)
REGULAR SEATING 10:45am-1:30pm $55 per adult, kids $25 (5-12)
Credit Card required for all parties: EACH BILL is subject tax and 18% service charge

RING IN 2020 WITH A NEW YEARS EVE PARTY! Featuring an Amazing NYE Dinner Buffet, access to 3 Party Rooms with 2 Live Bands and a Video DJ. Midnight Champagne Toast with Balloon Drop. Open seating Dinner package $125 person. The credit card will be charged at booking and is non-refundable.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Brunch: Thursday, November 28th, 2019 REGULAR SEATING 10:15am-1:30pm $55 per adult, kids $25 (5-12) EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for 10am seating only. $45.00 adults and $20.00 kids (5-12) Credit Card required for all parties: EACH BILL is subject to local tax and 18% service charge.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Day Brunch: Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 REGULAR SEATING 10:15am-1:00pm $55 per adult, kids $25 (5-12) Early bird special for 10am seating ONLY. $45.00 adults and $20.00 kids (5-12) Credit Card required for all parties: EACH BILL is subject to local tax and 18% service charge

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2020 with a New Year’s Eve Party! Featuring an Amazing NYE Dinner Buffet, access to 3 Party Rooms with 2 Live Bands and a Video DJ. Midnight Champagne Toast with Balloon Drop. Open seating Dinner package $125 person. The credit card will be charged at booking and is non-refundable.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday Brunch food was great and there was a nice selection of standard breakfast foods plus seafood and asian dishes. Staff was attentive and nice and the ambiance was also nice, though a just a bit noisy. The website needs work - should have more photos and should show the price of the brunch.

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good with lots of variety and the setting was suitable for a special occasion. I enjoyed the mango & jicama salad and the watermelon with mint. The prime rib, smoked salmon and carrot cake were excellent, but the crab legs were salty. Other items were enjoyable, but not outstanding. The price is too high to go again with our family.

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We frequent brunch at Florian. This particular day, the food wasn't up to standard. Much smaller choice of foods then usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch with excellent food and great service. We will definitely be back!

MV
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for Father’s Day Brunch. Although we arrived 20 minutes early, they were able to seat us. They were very efficient with their long long list of reservations.

I would say service was very good, considering the amount of customers. We had to ask for things, wait for things; but it was Father’s Day - busy.

Food was delicious. With all you can eat, you have to choose what you like. I especially enjoyed the omelet station, bacon (of course), seafood paella, and Thai spareribs. Desserts were wonderful.

Thank you Cafe Florian for making this a fun Father’s Day.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Different, attentive, friendly service

TR
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with delicious food and very friendly staff . Every time we go the staff treat us as a family members ! Thank you !

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day Brunch

JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Wonderful selection of food. LOVE THIS PLACE!

D
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If your looking for a great brunch, this is the place, great food and best service.

AB
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were sat down at a dirty table. I’m sure it was just an error at the booking desk but was icky

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Easter brunch buffet. Good value

PL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and very organized. Food was awesome!

JA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for Easter and as usual the food was good, our waiter was very attentive and kept the mimosas coming! My 2 year old grandson loved the Easter bunny! I also love that you have professional photographers to take pics if we like... which we do to remember the occasion.

CG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

The place looked nice. Serving staff was really nice, professional and quick.
Unfortunately, we had to leave right after drinks arrived because cleaning staff started vacuuming and cleaning around us. It got so dusty and we had to shout over the noise level.
Our drinks (coffee) were comped which was very kind of them. May visit another time.

AT
Macau
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Was there for lunch so not many crowd, I was one of the few tables occupied. Atmosphere and ambience was excellent but food was not up to standard. Pork pot stick was soaked in oil and sauce, and clam chowder only has very small bits of clam. Only saving grace is waiter was very attentive. Will I go again, maybe not.

b
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment was quiet and a lot of space. The food is good and the waiter who served our table is excellent.

MI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Next time I will check in the hotel then eat brunch the following day

J
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location and atmosphere. Good food with good value. Plenty of parking. Would go again.

HN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Holiday Brunch with exceptional food selections for our entire family including vegetarians, gluten-free adherents, and nut allergy members. So many outstanding items to choose from on the very large buffet including hot and cold items, items made to order, outstanding selection of desserts all while the champagne flowed and juices and sodas included for the children. We can't wait to go back again.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few Sunday champagne brunches still available. Chefs went over & above to make special & delicious food. Service was outstanding. Our favorite place to celebrate.

LC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service starting from the restaurant manager, Elsa. Great for group dining.

LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Brunch was my family's first experience of eating at Cafe Florian. It was really well done. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely. I would recommend it to anyone. It's more than enough food. The variety was outstanding. Everything tasted so fresh. We were all very pleased.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

JS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Came here for the Thanksgiving brunch and was amazed. They were very busy yet the staff remained attentive. The food selection and quality was delicious... traditional thanksgiving fare with prime rib, crab, and oysters. Highly recommend!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for the holidays

LD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving brunch was awesome. Special thank you to Elsa for confirming outer reservation and making sure we had great seating for our large party. There was a large selection of seafood, fruit, potatoes, desserts and turkey to celebrate the holiday in pure deliciousness! The live music, carving stations and desserts was a nice addition to the ambiance of the ballroom. This was a great way to spend the holiday with our dpfamiky without spending the entire day cooking!

TD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great way to spend Thanksgiving! The food, service, ambiance, and variety of food was perfect and delicious for our family!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to brunch spot and I have always enjoyed great service. I only wish that their salad bar had more topping options. They used to serve great pasta salads with a Caesar option but those were gone when I went yesterday. I would also like a second meat option at their carving station, like a pork roast, to accompany prime rib. I will definitely still go but would love to see some of that variety.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good Sunday brunch for Mom’s Birthday Enjoyed it

MM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Like the variety of buffet.Salad bar needs a little bit more. Needs more fruit.

MV
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there for Sunday brunch. Great service and ambiance; however, I thought there would be more assortment of different food items. Nothing really was unique or really stood out. Prime rib was tender and juicy. Build your own omelet was good.

RC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had Sunday Brunch here. Plenty of choices, but I felt the Quality wasn't there.
The staff were all very pleasant.

b
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I arrived on time, and finally found where the restaurant was supposed to be. Spoke with several staff members who did not know what was going on. Finally, I went to the desk clerk who said that the Cafe was closed that night because of an "emergency". There were no signs or directions. clerk directed me to the Bistro which is a dark, dingy space behind what I suppose might be Cafe Florian. Server was less than friendly, so I just left.
Not motivated to return to find out if Cafe Florian really exists.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch spot! Outstanding service! Highly recommend!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice surprise. Hidden away in the Crown Plaza. Great service & great food. I’ll go again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

AC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding! Loved spending Father's Day there!

SA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance for a hotel restaurant. Sunday brunch is good enough to go back to every time I'm in town (3 times/year). "Prime" rib, dungeness crab, Asian food, cheeses, fish, etc. Need reservations. It's not top notch gourmet, but if you like variety, it's good. Hostess and waiters are gracious and accommodating.

CJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and the wait staff Gerardo was amazing.

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