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Par3 at Poplar Creek, San Mateo, CA

Par3 at Poplar Creek

4.6
4.6
158 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 10:00 am–7:00 pm Tue–Thu 10:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–7:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 522-7525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alicia Petrakis

  • Catering

    With 25 years of on-premises and off site catering, Par 3 can create the ideal menu for your needs and budget. We love love love parties of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are creating an intimate dinner for 20 or a large scale event, our team handles every detail for you so that you can relax and enjoy your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to Par 3 at Poplar Creek. The place on the peninsula to safely gather and celebrate. We have both indoor and outdoor private dining spaces available. Please contact our director of events, Jenifer Chavez at 650.522.7526 for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    San Mateo

  • Cross street

    Peninsula Avenue and 101

  • Parking details

    Huge parking lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Outdoor Dining

  • Peninsula

    Scenic View

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  1. AO

    AmyO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great customer service, great foods & beautiful view! Definitely will be back! 4.5 star ⭐️
  2. R

    Ralan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Saturday night music is too loud! I recommend going for lunch or on other nights.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome. The staff went out of there way
  4. g

    gayld

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    large group nearby which made hearing tablemates problematic
  5. CW

    CarrieW

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Joe was great: friendly, well spoken, knowledgeable. Great service and offered honest suggestions for both food and beverages.
  6. DS

    DonnaS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here at Par 3 … our second time for Father’s day celebration. It is such a great ambiance and spend a lovely time with family. The food is great and the service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    father’s day
  8. DK

    DianaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love par 3! Whether it’s a celebration or just a casual delicious dinner, we consider Par 3 our go restaurant. Food is wonderful and the ambiance can’t be beat!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Henry our waiter as always gave excellent t service!
  10. PB

    PB29JAN

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor seating
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! Eating outside was beautiful! Can’t wait to go back!
  12. CG

    CarynG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, very friendly service and great food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place for afternoon dining; food came out very warm and timely but after we ate service was slow to get a dessert menu and our check.
  14. N

    Noey

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day, so dining outside was perfect. Very noisy indoors so nice to have the outdoor option. Fried calamari & french onion soup were perfect. Taco salad was fresh but lacked crunch, i.e., a taco shell bowl or chips. Loved the location, serene overlooking the golf course.
  15. PM

    PeggyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    If you set your expectations appropriately, this restaurant will be fine. Basically a golf course cafeteria. Food / ambiance / setting.
  16. CA

    CatA

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Staff was friendly, but service was less than desirable. Food was good, but not outstanding. Looking out at the golf course was relaxing.
  17. MB

    MeganB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it there. A secret gem
  18. CB

    CBRBbwgfan

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful urban setting for an afternoon brunch. With views overlooking the golf course and planes flying in for a landing at the nearby SFO international airport. The service and staff are outstanding.
  19. VC

    VictoriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! Enjoyed all the food there and a birthday treat. Thank you!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went for Mother’s Day brunch! We had a lovely table overlooking the beauty of the golf course. The menu is varied so there’s something for everyone whether you want breakfast, brunch, or lunch. My husband had breakfast while my daughter and I had lunch. Everything was very good. If you want cocktails, they have plenty. There’s a full bar. Great place for a special day or lunch with friends. Treat yourself and try Par 3!
  21. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a pleasant brunch--all the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was tasty and we had a nice view of the gold course. It was very chilly but their heaters made it bearable.
  22. AS

    AkamaiSuzi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Mother's Day brunch outside in the rain under the tenting: wonderful! Staff was attentive and friendly, food was good and moderately priced, tables were well spaced, surroundings were lovely, weather added to the uniqueness of the day :) We'll be back
  23. K

    Kari

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to dinner on Cinco de Mayo, they had a great band and special menu in addition to the regular menu. It was very lively, and everybody is having a great time.
  24. KP

    KimP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting on the golf course. Outside patio is a perfect spot for a spring/summer meal. Indoors has big glass windows to enjoy the view. Great service and food too.
  25. AE

    AnnE

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So excited we found this hidden gem. The view of the golf course is lovely. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced! Will definitely go back when we are in the area.
  26. h

    hungryretiree

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    They were so accommodating to my party - had requested an outside table but with the wind we asked for inside and they gave us a good one! Hostess stopped by a couple of times to ask if everything was okay. And our server, Angelina, was willing to photograph the group for a missing friend. Good crew there!
  27. AH

    AmyH

    San Francisco

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely late afternoon lunch. Tried the bacon bites - crispy pork belly in a maple honey glaze; fried chicken crispy and flavorful on whipped potatoes and well prepared vegetables; a special order seafood pasta-‘d a decadent brownie and ice cream. Terrific server; gorgeous views of the greenery through huge glass windows with floating frames. We’re digging this place!
  28. d

    duskadare

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The menus and food represented on their website is NOT what they are serving which is barely on Par with Denny’s. Very disappointing food, bad service, way too noisy and lacking in character. $14 for a small bowl of “cauliflower Parmesan” With no cheese, soggy veggies and stringy old onion.
  29. J

    Jcm650

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the view is amazing the staff is super friendly all the time and very attentive.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went for Friday night prime rib dinner called the night before to verify and got their on Friday and there was no prime rib. Was super disappointed.
  31. A

    Azorean

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat outside which was very pleasant.
  32. IF

    IfFoundReturnToMaui

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Easy parking. Great food with awesome service. The view of the golf course doesn’t hurt either. My new go to place.
  33. D

    Dors

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, ambience, and food quality were all great. Table wasn't quite ready on time but staff was extremely courteous and made up for it. Strongly recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My first time at Par3. Nice place, fast and friendly service. Custom made our margarita at a great price. Tasted fabulous. I only gave 4 stars on the food because my side salad (spinach and arugula) was over dressed and had a few pieces of greens that higher quality control would’ve picked out before serving. The taste, nonetheless, was good. I’d return for sure.
  35. y

    yummytummy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Outdoor dining area is great! Inside is nice too. Food is good quality and this is our go to place for breakfast and lunch.
  36. f

    foodforlife

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angelina was an excellent service for our outdoor dining experience. We had fish and chips and the fish tacos which were very tasty. The view is really nice and having the outdoor heaters are a plus on a cooler day.
  37. SP

    SteveP

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is had Shepherds Pie on Saint Patrick's Day. Loved it!
  38. JD

    JackieD

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    We had dinner on St. Patrick’s day and we were sat adjacent to the bar so it was really LOUD, but it was expected. The food was delicious and well portioned. We had the corned beef & cabbage and lamb shepherds pie…so yummy. My only real complaint was the service. Not sure if he new, if he wasn’t used to the crowd, or if he just didn’t care. We were seated and waited a good 7 minutes before he even stopped by our table to take drink orders. And that was after he waited on a couple seated after us. Didn’t mention the specials, I had to ask for the St Patty’s day menu. Our appetizer came out before our drinks. I had to waive someone over to get a status on those. Food came and it was delicious but he never check back to see if we were ok, didn’t offer any mustard. Weird because service is usually really good. I should’ve sat in the other servers area. He hustled and checked on his customers. It felt like our guy kept forgetting which were his tables. Like I said, it was a busy night, the server could’ve been new. But he wasn’t good. Thank God the food was though!
  39. VT

    ValerieT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The chef knows what she is doing and balances flavors w/ portions while keeping seasonal flavors at the front. She compliments her appetizers and desserts w/ the mains for a full experience. I love the seasonal and themed menus (Mardi Gras and St. Patty's Day) but was disappointed when some items were sold out. Good scenery w/ nice outdoor seating, love the heaters and the staff is very friendly and professional.
  40. R

    Raffi

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The food was kind of OK, Service was slow, Ambiance is great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 158 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Par3 at Poplar Creek

1700 Coyote Point Dr San Mateo, CA 94401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Peninsula Avenue and 101

  • Neighborhood

    San Mateo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 10:00 am–7:00 pm Tue–Thu 10:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–7:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Huge parking lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alicia Petrakis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 522-7525

  • Catering

    With 25 years of on-premises and off site catering, Par 3 can create the ideal menu for your needs and budget. We love love love parties of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are creating an intimate dinner for 20 or a large scale event, our team handles every detail for you so that you can relax and enjoy your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to Par 3 at Poplar Creek. The place on the peninsula to safely gather and celebrate. We have both indoor and outdoor private dining spaces available. Please contact our director of events, Jenifer Chavez at 650.522.7526 for more information.

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