We are a family-owned restaurant that specializes in individual personalized service and simple home-style American cuisine, all in an intriguing and intimate environment. You'll be met by a seasoned staff, who are prepared to indulge your group with an extraordinary private dining experience.View Private Dining Details
Food was excellent, presentation also was appealing. Had a 5 PM reservation -- yes it was early, but it was also quiet and good for talking. Been here a number of times and the food is always terrific. Some of the best lamb chops you'll find and the portion is hefty -- a rarity. The drinks are respectable -- not watered down. Definitely going back.
Wonderful waiter who was very attentive. The food was delicious ( all 4 or us raved about the food) and beautiful presentation.
Outstanding food, exceptional service. We look forward to dining here again and highly recommend.
We had hoped to get a dish of mussels. Unfortunately chef was still on vacation. Instead we had salmon (cooked perfect), Petrale Sole (new preparation quite good), and finished off with a bread pudding. Paired meal with Gls ZD Pinot Noir. Service a little spotty this visit.
We came here because we were meeting friends from the Hillsborough Antique Show, and we didn't know the area. Given that we didn't know if anyone had allergies (e.g. fish) or disliked ethnic foods (e.g. Italian), we chose an 'American' style eatery. Boy were we blown away! We each got something different, and each entree was fantastic. We decided this is definitely a place to keep in mind when guests from out of town come into the city. We'll definitely return.
Central Park Bistro is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good, the owners are always gracious and welcoming, and the service excellent. We also appreciate the restaurant's acoustics, which keeps the noise level to a minimum.
This is definitely our "go to" restaurant in San Mateo. We are always satisfied with the food, wines and service.
Got the 8 person private table in the wine room. Quiet and comfy.
I booked this restaurant because of my gluten free diet and my cousin needed to bring her dog. Food was surprisingly good and staff was quick to service. Great find overall. Will be back for sure.
We were in the wine cellar which was very charming. The restaurant says it seats eight but really six is the max. The door swings into the table and can be very disruptive for the two diners that are sitting on that side since it is a round table. The food was truly exceptional , its our favorite SM restaurant!
Delicious food. Excellent service. A wonderful dining experience. We loved the sea bass, scallops, and signature desserts.
We went to Central Park Bistro to celebrate our engagement with some of our family members. We were seated in a private space next to the wine tasting room and it was perfect! Food was amazing and staff were awesome.
Food was exceptional and the service outstanding!
Had the Petrale sole. It was overcooked. Otherwise all was good and would come back again.
The service was top notch! Very friendly yet very professional staff! The food was delicious and there was a very short wait between ordering and serving. We’ll definitely return!
It’s our girls day out. The restaurant was quiet enough for us to chat for a long time. The food was good. The waiters were very friendly and kind. We definitely will go back.
all our friends love to come here as it has something delicious for everyone - pasta, meats, veggies, appetizers, pizza. my lamb chops were delicious and the salads we shared were fresh and tasty. We always share everything because we want to taste everything. Central Park Bistro never disappoints, and the owner Giorgio is most gracious and hospitable to all.
Consistently great food, great service. Super attentive wait-staff makes sure you are taken care of quickly. Food is always superb.
We went here to for a team celebration lunch. It was one of the highly ranked restaurants on Yelp.
The food was good, and came out on time. The service and the dining experience was fine. I had no complaints and would happy to come and try other selections on their menu.
Menu, sufficient number of choices. Food excellent, cooked right on. Service very efficient.
Excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner.
Gave specifics for special occasion requests to restaurant all requests were forgotten. Service very slow and it wasn't crowded.
Always a good time. Food is great and service is excellent. Georgio & his crew do a great job of making you feel welcome!
Food and service absolutely superb. Well worth the price.
We made a reservation for inside but when we arrived it looked nice outside and we opted for an outdoor table. The service was a bit slow and we had difficulty understanding the waiter although he was nice enough. Portions somewhat small but very adequate. The scallops were tender and moist, calamari was good as well.
Very personable, very attentive and accommodating.
This restaurant never disappoints. Excellent quality, excellent food and excellent presentation.
Central Park Bistro continues to be one of our "go-to" places for date nights. We always enjoy our meal here and the service is efficient and gracious.
They were very accommodating to my Open Table request for special seating and the service was outstanding and wonderful. Thanks for making our-evening out with friends all the more special! The food was exquisite and everyone enjoyed their meal.
Good food and wine selection. Attentive staff. Comfortable setting
The food and staff are the best !! they make you feel at home !!
Had a light meal of appetizers (Lobster salad, 1/2 Caesar, Heirloom Pizza, Meatballs paired with 2012 Paraduxx 1/2 bttl), while we met with CPB owner to plan future business meeting with our Wine & Food club.
Celebrated my birthday with a friend. Food and service was great, loved the ambiance and all was good until a large party came and occupied the table behind us and drapes were pulled between their table and ours, killing the ambiance and the enjoyment. The noise volume rose to a crescendo thereafter. Something to learn - request not to be seated by large tables when you are just a party of two.
Great meeting place with exceptional food & service provided from start to finish with my two Sr. Executive guests.
Provided ample time to talk business without feeling rushed and the food was absolutely delicious.
Highly recommend for business or special night out with that special someone.
Great service but food needs to have a little more flavor for the price we paid. The squid appetizer was so soft in the mouth but a little bland. The ambience was great for romantic dates. Willing to give them another try but I hope the food will be better.
Enjoyed dinner with our friends. Cocktails followed by Octopus, Lobster Salad, Prawns, Salmon, Half Slab Ribs, Sole, Lamb, Bread Pudding paired with a bottle of 2013 Gigondas Moulin De La Gardette. Presentation of food dishes are very appealing. Excellent service.
Their excellent, perfectly dressed lobster salad, their house made bread with herbed butter, and a glass of Rombauer Chardonnay make for a perfect lunch here. We like to repeat this as often as possible!
Incredible lamb chops but each meal I've had has been excellent. Not overly crowded or noisy either. I come whenever I'm in town.
Specified on open table that this was our wedding anniversary dinner but nobody acknowledged it. Beyond and totally separate from that, the waiter was the most unwelcoming and unpleasant service I think I've ever had. He was sarcastic, dismissive, and seemed very annoyed that he was working. We dined early and despite only 3 tables total he never came and asked us how anything was. He never smiled. So unpleasant. My husband asked if there were any specials and he replied "everything is special." Very pompous.
My petrale sole entree was without flavor or inspiration and had a weird texture. Nobody asked how it was until we were ready for the bill. A busboy asked me if I didn't like my fish and I told him it wasn't my favorite. He smiled.
We'll not be returning or recommending to friends.
The scallops were undercooked to the point that they were inedible. A lackluster experience overall. We won't ever go back.
Highly recommend. Frequent business traveler to area and discovered this gem several year ago. Always good food and service. Wine list is great. Giorgio and company always take good care of us.