Park & Howard Bistro

4.7
675 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Park & Howard Bistro located on the corner of Park and Howard Ave in Burlingame CA and featuring fresh seasonal American cuisine. We offer a carefully chosen eclectic world wide wine list. Park & Howard Bistro has a decidedly understated rustic motif, linen tables clothes, hardwood floors, intimate leather booths , & rich mahogany wood accents and is an affordable sophisticated, fun dining experience. Park & Howard Bistro also has intimate private dining rooms perfect for that corporate presentation, business meeting, wedding rehearsal dinner, retirement celebrations ,anniversary dinner, or any special function you may have in mind. Check out our private wine cellar room which seats up to 12 people for that extra special dining experience.
The lunch menu is full of wonderful seasonal pairings salads, sandwiches and entrees. Service is approachable, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly, in a comfortable atmosphere

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • 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 675 people are saying
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RuthanneR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Steak tartare is delicious.

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MichelleC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really nice place and the servers took care of us. We’re in a big group and had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had never been to this restaurant and found it on Yelp. It exceeded our expectations. We were able to sit outside which was very pleasant and the service was exceptional. The cocktails were delicious and the meal was one of the best I have had in a while. I has a beet salad, seared Ahi, and a divine crepe brûlée. I will definitely recommend this restaurant and will plan to return. Thank you

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vipDianeK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cocktails were inventive, our main dish pastas (risotto and tagliare) were delicious!

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LoJSF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was a making along with the wait staff. My friend and I have wanted to go here for a long time. We were sorry we waited so long. We will definitely be back.

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Slim65
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food but service a bit slow. Had gelato for desert but was not served promptly as was somewhat melted. Very loud indoors making visiting difficult. Parklet outside was quieter but just ok ambiance.

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vipPrada06
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My friend and I enjoyed the food and service. Unfortunately given our current circumstances, we sat outside and it was a bit too loud (not the restaurant's fault). I was pleasantly surprised to find that the food and service have not suffered through the pandemic.

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vipTimB
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

No real wow factor on the food. Everything is paradise way. As the dishes came out lukewarm to cool. Taste was average. Unfortunately the coffee was cold as well. Even with the reservation we were shoved in the back towards the opening to the kitchen and/the bathroom. Service was good. Easy parking easy access.

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Monkeyjewelry
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is excellent. Good choices for all kinds of eaters. Everything fresh. We had a small party of 5 and they gave us the back room which is more private. Just really know how to take care of customers.

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vipDenMilo
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Park & Howard Bistro is one of our favorite places on the peninsula. The service and food are exceptional and the menu has enough variety for everyone. My wife and I are pescatarians and there is a nice variety of seafood and pasta dishes to keep us coming back. They also have wonderful signature cocktails.

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vipJessicaBaby
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff members were professional, courteous and friendly. They do offer a good selection on food and desserts. Ambience is good. I just wish the portion of the entrees could be a little bigger.
Parking was easy at nearby parking lot or on the streets.
Overall, it is a great place for gatherings.
I chose to sit inside as it was a chilly night, but the outdoor dining area was nicely heated too.

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TaraM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was underwhelming for the price. Was tasty, but not unique. The tuna tartare was salty (too much soy sauce). Butternut gnocchi and scallops were smaller sized portions and had some good flavors, but nothing spectacular. Bill for 3 people without drinks was 127+tip -- quite steep for what we got (2 apps + 2 entrees). There was an extremely noisy group at the table next to us that carried pretty far in the outdoor space. The heaters didn't keep us warm enough.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine!

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DaveR
Monterrey
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice find! Great selection of appetizers and entrees. The octopus was tasty and tender as was the artichoke soup of the day. I had a hard time choosing my entree and finally settled on the short rib pasta and it was tender and super tasty. I tried each of the other three entrees at our table and all were delicious. We finished off with the bread pudding and again hot gold! Their wine list is extensive so come with confidence that you will have a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that we never feel rushed. We like to enjoy our experience plus we spend more this way! Sometimes the music seems loud but we are old and maybe that’s why🤣😂

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vipCarolineR
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and the entrees’ are all amazing. It’s consistently great!

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vipHaim
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place from the moment I saw the menu. So many great options, especially on the lunch menu. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Even though I don't live near Burlingame, we will make an effort to come and eat here again.

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vipYummers
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here regularly. It never disappoints

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vipDiningFine
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go to restaurants. Whether for casual, family, date night, work or special occasion. It really fits the bill. Can always count on the food and service being exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all cleaned our plates. Excellent

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vipsubuurbanchickSD
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food, service and quality never disappoint. Extra kudos to our server who moved our group to a different table after we had our first course because it was uncomfortably warm. I will keep coming back. Thank you for such a great experience.

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vipMaryF
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Started with the artichoke appetizer and the octopus salad. Followed up with the scallops and lamb chops. Everything was delicious and served in a timely manner. There is also a full bar. Seemed like there were a lot of people from the neighborhood there. Before we were finished eating, my husband and I had already decided that there were so many things on the menu that we wanted to try that we will definitely be back.

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LESLIEL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The private room upstairs was a little warm. It should be noted that there was a set of stairs to climb. The room was good to have because the restaurant was very busy and noisy.

JB
vipJamesB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Park and Howard. Staff is efficient, fun and attentive. The Chef and kitchen crew are fast and the food is always delicious! Bar cocktails are also a big plus. Nice date night with the husband and/or a nice evening out with friends.

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BeverlyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food is delicious, great presentation, service is excellent. We were here to celebrate a birthday, and a lovely dessert with a candle was presented to the birthday girl.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great

LM
LuciM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mother’s Birthday

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vipkld123
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy took great care of our party. All dishes were excellent.

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MiaG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD!!!!! My friend and I came here on a whim and it paid off. From appetizers to desserts, we enjoyed every morsel we ordered! The service was phenomenal and the ambiance was perfect. Great place, can't wait to eat hear again soon!

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TamaraH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting form out of town on work and as soon as I entered, I felt a warm and inviting ambience. I enjoy sitting at the bar and talking to the staff and other guests, I was lucky enough to meet one of the partners, so I was able to learn about the background and history, which was perfect. The food was great, and I especially enjoyed the octopus and cheese plate. I'd definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Every dish that I’ve gotten has been incredible - the butternut squash gnocchi, Ahi tuna, lamb chops, risotto, and calamari to name a few. I love coming back and trying new dishes. The staff is incredible and makes you feel very comfortable. Thanks for an amazing experience each time we visit!

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Cathy
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th dining experience at Park and Howard. We have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious. Risotto is creamy and scrumptious. Lamb chops are to die for. Service is always top notch.

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AnneC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place: love the food, love the service.
Try Park and Howard-you will like it!

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Spyder262
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food is good but portions were too small, especially of its $50 per plate. Noise level was high and my partner is deaf! Service was nice but hurried, not sure what’s the hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star across the board! Dinner was exceptional, service was fantastic! 5 star!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small room with 3 of 4 tables served at once. Kind of crowded for indoor dining. We had nice table for 2 of us.

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JonG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Burlingame! Every meal at Park & Howard has been outstanding, the food is delicious and the service is top notch. The lamb chops were the best I've had.

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space4two
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff ensures great experience enjoying classic menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great menu, great service. All around great vibe. Worth every penny!

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RickL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Cocktail drinks was a bit water down! The starters were great but the entrees was not so great.

FAQs

Park & Howard Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 567-6080.

Park & Howard Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 675 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.