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Park & Howard Bistro, Burlingame, CA

Park & Howard Bistro

4.7
4.7
1178 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 567-6080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Edgar Fuentes
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Cross street
    Bank of West
  • Parking details
    surrounded by public parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

1,178 Reviews
  1. Simpletastes

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have now switched from the chicken salad with cole slaw to the portabella sandwich with cole slaw. Always tasty. The manager always acknowledges my frequent visits and thanks me.

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  2. MaritaS

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for business dinners. There are two areas upstairs that can accommodate these dinners. Highly recommend and service is on point!

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  3. AlexD

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience, and a nice atmosphere, Will go there again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, drinks, entree’s presentation all fantastic. Crab cake appetizer could have been a little warmer. Great overall experience

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  5. BDGE

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To begin with, the menu was amazing. We all wanted everything. And the food was absolutely delicious. We'll be there again.

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  6. winegirl

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always make a point to eat here when staying at the airport. The food and service are excellent. We especially like the filet mignon and meatball appetizer.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent food and service but very cold for the table in the middle of the room where the door opening (which hapoened 20-30 times as diners come and go) produced a cold wind blast. They should install a curtain or some solution for this wonderful establishment

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and menu selections. Later in the lunch hour so there was no crowd.

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  9. aacole2000

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch reservation for 11 people on a weekday and every single person was delighted by the great food, comfortable seating and attentive service. Highlights were the grilled octopus appetizer and onion rings side - but everything else (except the crab cakes) was spectacular. Crab cake addition to the caesar salad was not good - two mostly bread crumb balls with a heavy dose of remoulade and slightly fishy taste...but the salad by itself was perfectly dressed and very tasty. We'll be back.

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  10. cherrytiwst76

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great food and drinks. excellent service and coffee. it was pretty crowded even on a monday night but service was impeccable. too loud for any conversation though. will definitely come back again.

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  11. GraceC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Met a friend for lunch. Lovely window table with attentive wait staff. Playing was lovely. Soup and dessert were great complements to the ahi tuna. Delicious. Great choice by my friend!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good food and drink wise. 50 min late to seat us after we made reservations. Would not go back because of that.

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  13. JoanneG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food at an unhurried pace. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch with dear friends.

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  14. BettyH

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely and delicious lunch. The servers are great and the ambiance is as well. Thank you P and H!

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  15. DeborahD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First of all I walked in and the floor was sticky, unclean. Second my salmon was raw in the middle. Instead of having so much wait staff, get floor cleaners, and be sure to check that food is cooked thoroughly.

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  16. Bdayboy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the duck and it was very good, my wife was hesitant about the lamb and waiter offer to bring it and check with us. He brought the food and never came back to check, strange enough the lamb was kind of tough but the flavor was good. We had to ask the bus boy to get us the bill as waiter never came back, we chose not to order dessert because of the wait

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  17. traveller

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant in Burlingame. It’s very popular and has good quality food and service

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  18. KatieJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The portions are very tiny. We had the tuna tartare - it was 80% avocado, 20% tuna and it didn't taste like fresh tuna. We each ordered a salad with a protein addition (I got the crab cakes and my friend got the shrimp). The portions were tiny, including the portion of greens. We joked about where we would get a sandwich on the way home because we were both still hungry.

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  19. RobynG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful, the wait staff excellent, but the down side was the high noise level. If it was quieter it would have been 5 stars.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood spot with excellent food and wonderful service. Definitely recommend!

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  21. kld123

    San Francisco

    121 reviews

    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    nice lunch meeting locale. had ceasar salad with grilled shrimp and iced tea. nice unobtrusive service.

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  22. Xxxx

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always have a wonderful experience and meal here! This was the first time we were seated in the back room. It’s lackluster and doesn’t have the same vibe as the main room.

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  23. CarolynF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every course, from the charcuterie board to the salad, to the main course was outstanding! Friendly, attentive service, too! I would definitely recommend Park & Howard Bistro and plan to return for another visit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a lovely place that I find myself going back to regularly. The staff here is top notch. Always friendly, courteous and helpful. Sometimes my partner and I like to have a casual meal at the bar and often I find myself bringing guests from work here. Always a very nice wine selection. They have a wide selection of entrees that are all quite delicious. It can get a little noisy when a large group is dining, but the ambience is always quite pleasant.

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  25. Paul

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunchtime table at curbside: dry, warm, quiet. Soup and chicken salad sandwich; Great combination!

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  26. alicias

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatest dinner ! Everything was delicious and the service was really nice. I had the salmon and my husband had the tuna… Fantastic all around !

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  27. jak1

    San Francisco

    141 reviews

    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous live entertainment. What a nice surprise. I hope they continue the live music. Great food and overall a great evening.

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  28. KristiS

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful afternoon lunch. My husband had the grilled salmon and I had the portobello mushroom sandwich with brussel sprout chips. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon.

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  29. drthonym

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for our 2pm reservation and the head waiter immediately tells us we have 10 mins to order because the kitchen shuts down at 2:10pm. So I ask why would they allow us to have a 2pm reservation for 10 people if the kitchen closes at 2:10pm. He then says he called my iPhone but didn’t leave a message - I don’t answer numbers they are unknown on my cell phone and would have called back IF he left a message, which he didn’t. Anyways, I said had he left a message, I would have known and that they shouldn’t take reservations so close to the kitchen closing! He then says it states that on Open Table (IT DOESN’T). Well, we quickly sat down and quickly looked at the menu and quickly ordered before we could have any food for our late Christmas Eve lunch. The rest of the meal was great with great service, food and drinks but they need to NOT accept reservations 10 minutes before their kitchen closes for their lunch service!

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  30. Chele

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not my first time, won’t be my last. Great food, beautiful presentation. Neighborhood gem. Try it. You won’t be disappointed.

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  31. BurnieS

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really a wonderful restaurant. Everything about it is top class.

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  32. ChorizoBoy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined outside for dinner, which worked really well because it wasn’t crowded and it was very quiet. The space heaters kept the area plenty warm.you I am never disappointed with any dish I order there. The salmon was the best meal I’ve had in a while (and I dine out a lot). We also had baked artichokes and tuna tar tar which was delicious.

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  33. RicardoS

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we would come back, did order Med-rare Rib-eye but felt it was a little tougher than it should be. Flavor was great and everything else was properly done.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is very nice I think the quality of some of the items on the menu are lacking flavor for the price.

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  35. JuleeF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!!!! Thank you for another great experience!!

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  36. LuckyLadieswhoLunch

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Park and Howard is very consisten;great food with very good service in a warm, cozy ambiance. We are very lucky to have this restaurant in Burlingame.

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  37. GailG

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service and food. The only downside was that they at us at a table for six (only three of us) and the table was next to the front entrance. Very cold and unpleasant whenever dinners and staff were entering and exiting. Would love to return but will make sure the seating is far from the entrance during winter. .

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  38. ScottW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here with a group of colleagues. Very good, professional service. Good food. Nice environment. We were near the door on a cold night, but with their limited space it was understandable, and not a big deal. Would definitely return for personal or professional dining.

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  39. jak1

    San Francisco

    141 reviews

    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Food, Excellent Service. This is the best restaurant in Burlingame and the entire Peninsula. Park & Howard Bistro is #1

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  40. IloveItalianfood

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We've been to Park & Howard many times for lunch. This was as crowded as we have seen it. First of all, the room was cold. Many diners had coats on. Secondly, after we were seated, we waited 8 minutes before anyone deigned to ask us if we needed a drink. I ordered a draft beer, the glass came three-quarters full. After I pointed out the above to someone, the service got better and the room got warmer. The food was well prepared. But serving a customer a draft beer in a glass only three-quarters full is a sign of inattention to good customer service.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 1178 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Park & Howard Bistro

1300 Howard Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4211

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bank of West
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    surrounded by public parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Edgar Fuentes
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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