Par3 at Poplar Creek

4.6
62 Reviews
$30 and under
American
ALICIA PETRAKIS
EXECUTIVE CHEF, PROPRIETOR

For the past 17 years, Alicia has been cooking from the heart at her restaurant on Third Avenue in San Mateo. Originally Astaria and later re-branded into THREE Craft Kitchen and Bar. With more than 25 years of experience in the culinary world, Alicia continues her marriage of seasonal ingredients, timeless traditions, and heartful approach to cooking at Par 3 at Poplar Creek. She is thrilled to bring new energy to this Peninsula treasure and takes Par 3 at Poplar Creek to the next level.
Alicia's passion for creating delicious food is matched by the welcoming staff that has been serving guests for years. A view of the 120 acre golf course is visible form every seat in the house. A full bar and curated 12 tap craft draft beer selection compliments the eclectic comfort menu. Guests are welcomed with genuine warmth and hospitality. Par 3 also includes a 200 seat banquet room for large events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 62 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pegster
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu. Interesting new items. I had the pork belly benedict which was rich and tasty. After tax and tip, my breakfast came to $22 when splitting the bill with six other ladies; a bit pricey for breakfast if ya ask me. Food was good and service terrific--friendly, efficient and refilled coffee frequently.

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sueV
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine in that beautiful setting .

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IanF
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service & a great location, staff attentive & friendly, a great place to relax & take in the view!

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Dennis
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful setting. Food was excellent. Waiter was patient and helpful. Quiet, easy to have conversation.

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vipSwankie
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved lunch at Par 3! Great Cobb salad and Tasty Reuben.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! Much better than last visit!

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vipMarthaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a terrific midway point for two couples, one from Oakland and the other from Palo Alto, to meet for a lunchtime birthday celebration. Lovely setting overlooking a golf course!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was nice to sit outside and the food was great. Service was awesome and we did not feel rushed.

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vipSteveF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great place to celebrate, catch up and feel welcomed

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JimS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outside seating with live music. Check their calendar.

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vipandreaV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was nice to be outside with the big vista of the golf course. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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RitaI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The music with Rene escavedo was excellent. Need more room for dancing

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vipLourdesJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food s great. Service was very slow. Understaffed.

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vipMassimoc
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location food and service. Music was great entertainment

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vipSwankie
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and beautiful spot for a girls lunch. Attentive service in a beautiful setting. Tables on patio well separated.
New expanded menu only had one additional salad choice. We had Cobb salad and burger with mushrooms. Nice presentation and tasty food. Will definitely return.

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vipSwankie
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous quiet setting with a view of the golf course and water feature. You could not ask for a prettier spot.
We enjoyed our delicious Cobb salads and lattes. The service was extremely attentive and friendly. They told us the menu would be expanding and there is even live music in the evenings on weekends. A real find!

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glynNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was ok. Nothing to write home about. Service was great and friendly

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EleniH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Par 3 at Poplar Creek was fantastic!! The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The food came out quickly and was not and delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipWeiL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait for about 10-15mins before being seat, but thus is understandable due to COVID-19. Our server was friendly and responsive. Food was great. They put some bamboo screens so the dining area is less windy than otherwise. The tent helped too. Overall a great experience.

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vipBrentO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and beverage menu in a great outdoor setting
A very safe and comfortable adjustment to virus dining

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Par 3 felt very safe and the food was terrific! Highly recommend for a safe meal out.

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Lilygirl
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In the midst of Covid, trying to find an outdoor venue that is both cheerful, attractive with good food and good service and lots of space is difficult. This place fills the bill and checks all the boxes. The attentiveness of the service is tremendous and the foods been good here for a very long time and continues to be so. Been there several times and it’s my “go to” when I just have to get outside for a while and enjoy a meal. Particularly good for lunch or brunch.

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vipWantToDine
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly staff, and nice scenery. What more could you ask for!

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michelleW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great hidden gem for outdoor dining.
Menu has something for everyone. Service was great and with reservation we were seated quickly.

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MagR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server/staff quite friendly, accommodating and efficient. Food was very good and reasonably price. French Onion Soup was excellent and the Reuben Sandwich was lean and tasty. It was pleasant to dine on the patio for lunch and watch the golfers, birds, etc. on a reasonably warm day. A bit noisy due to Coyote Point Rifle range off in the distance. The 3 of us enjoyed it and would return/recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sister was visiting from Nevada and our girls day started with breakfast at Par3! Never heard of or been so decided to try! We were early and so it wasn’t crowded at all! Tho our server was VERY slow he was very nice and our food was delicious even though our pancakes came out cold!

The food was good but imagine it would have been delicious if it was the right temperature!

I’d go back again and ask to make sure our food is hot! We didn’t complain because we were having such a great time going down memory lane and laughing!

That would be our only advice - make sure your food is hot! Our server tho slow he was very kind and accommodating!

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victoriaz
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The loud speaker that kept sounding was harsh and a bit disruptive. Otherwise a great experience.

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch at Par 3 in a beautiful and safe setting. Plenty of room between tables. The food was good and fresh. Excellent service. May I please make a plea for reasonable portion sizes? I did not go to lunch to come home with 2 more meals. Portions are huge and contain thousands of calories. Maybe add the calorie content to the menu and people will appreciate smaller portions. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 WOULD GO AGAIN. Staff is beyond amazing and the food was great! The ambiance was so good to no end and I have already recommended it to so many people!!!!

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SusanP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Delicious food. The yam appetizer was delicious as was the other dishes. A bonus was the music from a musician playing the guitar.

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vipLaura
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food. Great service and fabulous atmosphere.

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PepeG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!
Plenty of parking a beautiful outdoor setting.

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vipJSG00
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service...will go back.

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vipTisaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a lovely time and we had a nice table on the patio on a warm day. The food is usually really great with exception to one dish we had which the waiter noted that we weren’t eating and he offered to replace it with another dish. If you order the bacon bits. It was a bit tough. I’m used to super tender and was disappointed. However the cheesy garlic shrimp was a definite hit. I will be going back again.

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JplusM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a great experience at Par 3 and this time brought from SF friends to try it. They agree that it was a great location, staff was friendly and attentive, food choices were extensive and whatever anyone ordered, it was well prepared, presented, large portions, and good value. They will be back, as will I.

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Ozgeb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The place was not packed and they were really covid cautious like wearing masks, tables being 6 ft apart etc but the food was really disappointing. We ordered a fried chicken and a philly cheesesteak. The fried chicken was not cooked all the way through, the philly cheesesteak was way too fatty. So we could not enjoy the food at all.

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qtmsrc
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant but the pa for golf can be annoying

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Easyaussi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

great place to sit outside on a warm day, no noise or traffic smell. Their calamari could use improvement with a more refined batter.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Patio dining due to covid restrictions means you're outside with the golfing crowd, but the noise level is still fairly low. The food and service is still top notch!

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SusanP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table we reserved was ready when we arrived. All staff had masks on. Food arrived in a timely manner, and the BLTA with fries was delicious. Bacon was thick sliced and the dressing on the bread was really good. The fries were hot and crispy. The server was attentive. We felt safe outside, and we kept our masks on until we ate. It was a beautiful setting facing the golf course.

FAQs

Par3 at Poplar Creek offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 522-7525.

Par3 at Poplar Creek is rated 4.6 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.