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Rise Woodfire, San Mateo, CA

Rise Woodfire

4.4
4.4
555 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Proudly local and family-owned, we serve elevated comfort food including wood-fired pizza and rotisserie fare in the heart of Downtown San Mateo (located inside a historical train station!). Try local favorites like our signature pizzas, prime ribs and roast chickens, as well as many vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes to choose from. Our indoor and outdoor dining are open, so come experience our grand main dining room or dine outside in our state-of-the-art heated covered patio -- kids love watching the trains go by! Takeout service for pickup and delivery are available - Order online through our website www.risewoodfire.com.

For table reservations of 13 or more, please contact us directly at info@risewoodfire.com

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Pizzeria, Prime Rib
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 389-6918
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Eric Gonzales
  • Catering
    A variety of catering options available. Please inquire by emailing your inquiries to catering@risewoodfire.com, or visit us at www.risewoodfire.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Parties up to 200. Please inquire by emailing your inquiries to events@risewoodfire.com, or visit us at www.risewoodfire.com.
  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • Cross street
    B Street and 1st Avenue (at the Cal Train Station)
  • Parking details
    Parking directly outside and garage parking directly under the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Conveniently located at the Cal Train Station in Downtown San Mateo. With the best parking options anywhere downtown.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 555 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Kid-friendly

555 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband tried to get a drink at the bar and waited a long time and the bartender ignored him and gave a lot of attitude. Then someone else came and just sat down and was served while my husband wasn’t acknowledged at all.

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  2. TeresaC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    they need to work on their prep for wings that has lots of feathers left over hair and beef ribs- not soft

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  3. KathleenB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time there, and we loved it. Really nice service and food! Thank you!

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  4. jak1

    San Francisco

    141 reviews

    1.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service….. What service????? It was terrible. It took the server forever to take the order. We asked for a salad to be split. It was never done. The kitchen picked it up. Cut it in half and left it on the same plate. Three minutes after the salad was presented, our entrée came. Still no drinks…… Nobody came around to see how we were doing; four times, we had to actually get up to have somebody come to the table for assistance. I finally asked for the manager. We had to ask for our drinks. We had to ask for the salad to be split. We had to ask for silverware, and we had to ask for the bill. Nobody came around to see if we needed anything or dessert. All in all, we received atrocious service, and the restaurant was not even close to full capacity This was a Sunday night on a holiday weekend with a 1/3 full restaurant and horrible service.We chose this restaurant because our child likes to watch the trains. There will not be a next time!

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  5. MayL

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is is our weekly Friday lunch. Always the best. Good food and service. My favorite is Chicken BLT also the Chicken meal.

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  6. nicolea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone from the host, to waitress to the manager were amazing and so friendly. Food was made perfectly and delicious as was the margarita! Made for a great night out.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good for families and dogs! Food came out fast and it was delicious especially on a busy holiday.

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  8. RAinSF

    San Francisco

    245 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I wanted to love it here. Their menu was so enticing! The caesar salad was good. The melon, burrata, and prosciutto was kind of weird. I had wished it came rolled up or layered, to make it easier to eat, but it was just on the plate and we had to pick up the pieces and plate it ourselves (we were 4 people) and there weren't even amounts of the items. Pizza was good, ribs were okay, branzino was good. Dessert, my favorite meal, was just okay. We had wanted the truffle chocolate torte but they just ran out. The Basque cheesecake didn't taste like others I've had but was pretty good, and the big disappointment was the blueberry pie. Not very flavorful and the berries tasted like they came out of a can (which I am sure they did, but they could have doctored them up a bit), and the crust was kind of dry. So, it started out pretty good, got to a good, and ended with an okay.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was outstanding. She didn’t rush us and we had great conversation other than ordering food.

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  10. ATP516

    Denver

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server took our order and cleared the table. No interaction in between, no check back. No parmesan cheese on the table for the pizza, no opportunity to ask for it. Food was auctioned off at the table by the runners. The food was good and priced appropriately.

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  11. RCKC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy food and excellent service. Will be back again

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  12. JenS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Rise but this time the pizza was undercooked in the center so we asked for more cooking time on our pie. Instead and probably for health reasons they made a new pizza. Not only was the dough still raw in the center again but they made the wrong pizza.

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  13. ValA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our group was charged $20 for cakeage fee which I couldn't find this fee listed on the website nor to be informed by the server when we were at the restaurant.

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  14. DesignerMargaret

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed Rise Woodfire. I would eat there again. The restaurant was more casual than I thought it would be -- it's well aligned with a place to go for work lunch or to go to dinner with kids.

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  15. TownDinner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been going here for years, unfortunately last night they were off their game. The food quality and preparation had taken a step back. Unfortunate as the location and ambience is great for a family night out.

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  16. AmandaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the calabrese and honey and the Napoli pizzas, plus a couple order of fries (Parmesan truffle and plain). Everything was so good! Made a res thru open table and requested 2 high chairs and a spot with a view of the trains since we had toddlers with us that love trains. The staff was so nice and accommodated us easily. Will definitely come back again! Great for groups and families.

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  17. Fred

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken Cobb salad was outstanding. Flavoring of the chicken was unique and really flavorful. Very large salad as well. Meatball appetizer was also nice

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  18. AlbertL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice spot for a family meal. Nice food and atmosphere when you want good food but nothing too fancy.

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  19. GLoves2eat

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very poor and when the food was finally delivered to our table, my order was incorrect.

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  20. CynthiaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    When we first arrived at 6:00, we were seated in the indoor "Patio". There were only 4 -5 other parties seated in this room, and it was rather quiet. By 7:00, the room was full and it was so loud that my dinner partner and I could no longer have a conversation. The food was very good, but next time we'll order take out!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great NYE dinner. Very accommodating staff and tasty eats.

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  22. yummyfoodlover

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really excellent food, good service, fun place. Only complaint is that the overhead lighting in main dining room is a bit bright, could be more subdued.

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  23. ocularone

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food Noisy train Good service Good value Nice location

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  24. VonnieR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The pizza was delicious. Our server with the cute Irish accent was very friendly. Only thing not so great was the noise level but you can’t help the train coming through.

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  25. SFDinerette

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very comfortable spot for casual food and conversation. Can’t resist the funghi pizza. Goes well with the Caesar salad. Trumer Pils completes the meal.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Switzerland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was very cold in the restaurant. Ither than that, bery delicious food and good service!

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  27. Oscarlg

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The music was unreasonably loud…we requested several times that they lower the volume just a little bit but they never did.

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  28. SameerA

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    don't recommend for a date, too noisy, poor service

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  29. KCooper

    San Francisco

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food there is really good. The cornbread is tasty. Meatballs are mouthwatering. Cobb salad is both delicious and big portion. The only thing is the ribs are little overdone and dry. Because the location is right next to the Caltrain station, it was quite loud at times whenever the train went by.

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  30. JimmyWiz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our little waitress from Ireland is the best, nicest gal ever. Give her a raise

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  31. KateL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with a group! Outside patio is cozy and cute and only really loud when the train goes by. Great service and delicious food.

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  32. KaminiC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is always spotty and slow. The servers are kind but seem understaffed.

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  33. HenryH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my first time to Rise. I was pleasantly surprised at the portions and the quality of food. My only complaint was with the service. It took forever to order a cocktail and even longer to order. The server was very nice and efficient. Rise needs more wait-staff.

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  34. JenniferR

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience! You’ll love it! Food is great and fun atmosphere! If you have kids ask for the back area I think it’s called outside but it is enclosed.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food. Extremely slow service. Waitress barely checked in on us. Perhaps understaffed? We waited for almost a half hour for our check and finally just got up to deliver the credit card to staff.

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  36. kld123

    San Francisco

    121 reviews

    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great variety of selections. salads, asparagus, pizza, you name it! very flavorful. quick service. will return.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    If you’re not willing to seat people outdoors, don’t allow people to make reservations with outdoor seating. Better yet, contact those people with reservations to let them know that outdoor seating isn’t available.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a favorite- a friend introduced me and I introduce anyone I can! The chicken, meatballs, sides, and drinks are delicious.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was top notch! They have several gluten friendly options that are clearly marked on the menu. I understand gluten free usually costs more, but a $5 up charge on a pizza crust that was burnt seems excessive. Again, I can’t say enough about the service. It was fantastic. We even got a complimentary earthquake! Nice big jolt. We will be back but will probably try something other than the pizza.

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  40. jar321

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizzas and chicken dishes! Enjoyed the appetizers as well. Beautiful job of renovating the train station.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rise Woodfire using the Order Online button. Rise Woodfire also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 389-6918.

Rise Woodfire is rated 4.4 stars by 555 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 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rise Woodfire

2 N B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3917

Additional information

  • Cross street
    B Street and 1st Avenue (at the Cal Train Station)
  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Pizzeria, Prime Rib
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking directly outside and garage parking directly under the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Conveniently located at the Cal Train Station in Downtown San Mateo. With the best parking options anywhere downtown.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Eric Gonzales
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 389-6918
  • Catering
    A variety of catering options available. Please inquire by emailing your inquiries to catering@risewoodfire.com, or visit us at www.risewoodfire.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Parties up to 200. Please inquire by emailing your inquiries to events@risewoodfire.com, or visit us at www.risewoodfire.com.
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