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Taurus Steakhouse, San Carlos, CA

Taurus Steakhouse

4.2
4.2
248 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Taurus Steakhouse offers premium steaks and fresh seafood, in a comfortably casual yet elegant atmosphere.

Choose from a selection of carefully selected Domestic Wagyu. Fresh oysters and seafood dishes are presented by the chef, creative flair, while classic and hand-crafted cocktails are served up in the lounge.

An extensive wine cellar is managed by our knowledgable staff, with labels that span the globe - carefully selected to complement the chef's creative menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 394-8878

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for information on private events. Several rooms are available for parties of 8 to 60 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    San Carlos

  • Cross street

    Between Cherry St. & Olive St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 248 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Peninsula

    Special Occasion

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  1. PC

    PaulC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    One small side for a steak at that price is odd, up-selling on the water bottles is poor taste. Ask people would they like tap, spring water or sparkling from bottles etc. have eaten there before and the steak is hard to beat, felt a bit hounded to purchase water
  2. g

    grace

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time to go to Taurus and we were pleasantly surprised by the service, ambiance and the food. I love steaks and this perhaps has one of the best ribeye steaks I’ve ever tasted.
  3. J

    Jjrolland2003

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The steak was great, everything else was just okay. The green salad was very very overpowered by mint and the grapefruit on the bone marrow (two thinks I love) just didn’t work, at all, I wish it had. Over all we had a nice evening and the steak, mash potatoes and mushrooms made up for the rest
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing waigu meat, excellent service
  5. w

    whiskeyfounder

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic dinner at Taurus. very attentive servers and team. Had deviled eggs for appetizer which were some of the best I ever had. Charred Heirloom Tomatoes with Burrata were delicious too. My Coulotte Wagyu was grilled to perfection. Enjoyed a fantastic Paper Plane as well as a God Father cocktail created with Bespoken Spirits. We'll be back soon.
  6. BM

    BrianM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wagyu steaks, great oysters, good wine, good fries. Definitely save room for the creme brulee!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience1
    Servers were very pleasant and accommodating. Steak was cold. Broccolini was overdone, mushrooms and mash potatoes so/so. Restaurant inside dining room lacks a steakhouse atmosphere too bright and very open. Chairs are cheap and very uncomfortable to sit in. Seafood, don’t order! Trust me! Bummer we were hoping for better food.
  8. BB

    BillB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT Steak offerings in a very nice dining room - Nice selection of appetizers and Salads - Will definitely return for another dinner !!!
  9. GY

    GiorgioY

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience ! Food and service was great. Beautiful menu nice steak choices as well. We will back to dine soon.
  10. k

    ktar

    Naples

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Overpriced for the experience. Large portions but very basic, uninteresting space, slow service ( short staffed? ). Steak good. Good wines! Iced tea disappointing.
  11. DL

    DeLuxe

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    I had not heard of Taurus steakhouse before my arrival. I asked several local people in the area if they had heard of it and they all said no. No big deal, and had some decent reviews. The immediate appearance is very nice. Great tenant improvements and design. The wine list was decent by name but many of those wines were not in stock. The wine prices were about as expensive as I have seen at a “Steakhouse“, even some of the well-known high-end steakhouses. The menu selections were adequate, the portions and preparation were definitely above average and would warrant 4 to 4 1/2 stars by themselves. The service was extremely slow and poor follow up. They were out of several things, even simple milk for a latte. In all fairness, the place is really nice looking and could be a lot of fun if you don’t care about a mediocre inventory of wine and service is optional
  12. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The snow wagyu was way too fatty. Service was excellent
  13. NK

    NancyK

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was outstanding. It is expensive but the service was great and the quality of the meat was outstanding.The steak was perfectly cooked and served on a wood platter. The mashed potatoes were also delicious. They did not rush us and their outside area is lovely.
  14. AK

    AngelaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, our server, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Ambience was wonderful sitting outside. We’ll be back with more people
  15. B

    Bodhi

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We opted to sit inside, which was a fantastic experience. Beautiful front bar for some cocktails. The dining room was fantastic and had a warm feel to it. Appreciate all the cuts of meet visible for diners to see and talk with the head butcher about. The wine room is surprisingly large, and the sommelier was gracious enough to let my friends and I take a picture inside of it, post meal. The meal was really good, the kitchen provided a complimentary crudo which was fabulous! I had the scallops which were good, but a little bit underwhelming; only 3 scallops, and one of my friends had the salmon which he wasnt impressed by. 2 other friends had the steaks, which were really fantastic, so next time I'll stick with the red meat. The accoutrements were all excellent, especially the brentwood corn! We enjoyed all the deserts as well, the baklava is worth the trip itself. Entire staff was fantastic. the plating fabulous! Little treat, the cocktail menu and music is 80's themed, definitely a surprise that took us too long to figure out.
  16. KM

    KM148

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Attentive service. Great experience. Going back!
  17. M

    Maggiemd

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We talked about the temperature we wanted the meat for a while. We mentioned that we did not want the meat to be “bloody” but we wanted it to be pink/not fully cooked. We got our $255 worth of steaks and they were barely pink at all and some parts were charred. I mentioned this to the waiter and he told us that he told the chef to make our steaks “well done” which was not right at all. We still enjoyed our meal but it was pretty frustrating that he didn’t get our order right.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Christine was wonderful
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful cocktails! Knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Amazing food.
  20. AH

    AmyH

    San Francisco

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening at Taurus- but for the price we won’t be back. We splurged on a whim and went on a quiet Sunday. Service was leisurely and very friendly. We tried three smaller dishes, a trio of Waygu, a cocktail and a glass of wine for dinner. The steak was amazing. A truly beautiful flavor and texture. But at $275 it’s just not something we would do again. The sides of sautéed mushrooms and Parmesan fries were good. Not amazing. About 1/2 cup of Parmesan and I was tempted to take it home! I also had the roasted tomatoes with Baratta. Too much cheese to tomato for me and why no bread?! Cocktail was good. Dessert was Brie filled beignets on an apricot butter. Delicious and surprising. Like a cheese course but sweeter. Excellent coffee. Overall lovely. Just a lot of money ($500 for two) for dinner.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best experience I've had ever dining somewhere. Ian, Tylor, and Adrienne made it a night to remember. If you want an amazing dining experience, this is the place to come. I honestly could go on for days. The staff and the food and everything is 1000/10. Don't miss out on this place!! I took so many videos. I wish I had more pictures.
  22. g

    groovygirl

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for years and always loved it, but their new chef is even more amazing! Truly they are one of the best spots on the peninsula for steak, seafood, and amazing beverages. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
  23. AM

    AthenaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The steaks here are incredible quality! Highly recommend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a wonderful experience. Was very happy to have a private area to dine for my birthday with friends! ADRIAN was a woooooonderful waiter. Shoutout to IAN too!!! In all, the service was amazing and food was great. 10/10 would recommend!
  25. D

    Diana

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wagyu tacos okay, but size was that of a regular tortilla so pretty filling. ZABUTAN (medium rare) was really good, similar to Filet Mignon. SPINALIS (medium rare) was also good, a bit softer than the Zabutan. Mashed potatoes were great, only ordered 1 side, but it was enough for 2 people to share. Syrah wine was amazing to complete the meal. Would definitely recommend. Came here on a Sunday evening and service was great!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    This is a higher end restaurant with suitable decor and table settings IF you eat inside. Because of Covid we requested a patio table. Nothing out there but bare scroungy tables ( not even a table cloth) A $500+ meal in what feels like a shack. Meats were very good, sides small and just ok. No bread - dont want to fill you up. Too many factors point to Managment taking advantage of Cutomer when they can. Would not go back.
  27. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time with great food. We'll definitely be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was great!
  29. MD

    MichelleD

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good but the service was poor due to lack of staff. There was only one waitress + the store manager serving the entire restaurant. They could barely cover all the tables.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food! Will go again !
  31. AN

    AliceN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Decided to give this restaurant a try, our usual spot (Town) is our current go-to restaurant which is literally across the street. The steak selection is what drew us here. My wife and I wanted to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. Our reservation was acknowledged but I’m assuming this was never communicated to our Server (we’ll call her “Lana”) she was kind, friendly. This sadly only lasted for about 15 min. Afterwards, the restaurant got busy and our server was really absent. She never acknowledged our anniversary and we ordered dessert but it was swiftly dropped off like a fast food spot. Not really the experience we expected. I think we will continue to go across the street at Town and skip this for future dining experiences. Our friends and family are also aware of our experience and agree. Pass for now on this restaurant.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent quality of food and service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Will recommend to everyone I know!
  34. RO

    RyanO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine list and the food was wonderful. The Waygu Steak was delicious.
  35. d

    dweekly

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Ian is an incredible sommelier and general manager. We had several superb wines - Ian will offer you a solid pairing. The grilled mushrooms were meaty and had a wonderful sear. The Brussel sprouts with gochujang was delightfully sweet and spicy. The swordfish presentation has been updated on the menu and is tender and succulent with tasty toasted pear slices. The creme brûlée is prepared in a classic fashion but the real desert home run has to be the banana ice cream sandwich. Amazing.
  36. KF

    KarenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing - very personal. The bartenders Old Fashion was the best I have ever had. The food was outstanding!!!! The entire experience was wonderful and we will definitely be back.
  37. N

    Neighbor

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Taurus has some work to do. Things started promising, seated quickly, waitstaff immediately came to the table, felt welcomed. We ordered drinks and things went downhill from there. The cocktail ordered was erroneously attempted to be delivered to other tables prior to ours and the wine was much too cold. Other than the first glass, the waitstaff never appeared to refill the wine glasses (we noticed this at other tables as well). We ordered a side as an appetizer, but they brought out a different side and not the one we requested. When we asked about it, they didn't really say anything, just tried to rush the other side dish (appetizer), which came out after our salads. Our waiter did not seem to be monitoring our table, as most of these service issues are easy to recognize. The steaks were fine no real complaints, but the salads and brussel sprouts were overdressed. Bottom line, the value was just not commensurate with the food or service. Has potential, but they either need to lower the prices or raise the service/food quality.
  38. CR

    CarolynR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to pick a restaurant where we have never been to, celebrating a special occasion. We started off with the Steak Tartar w/Taro chips and 1/2 dozen oysters. Then I had the Diver Scallops w/Squash purée and my fiancé had the Filet Mignon ( cooked to perfection ) w/the Brussel Sprouts. The service was PERFECT and the food was AMAZING!! Thank you for making our 1st experience at your establishment a very enjoyable visit. We will definitely be returning!!
  39. BV

    BillyV

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed our food, drinks and service. Waitress was more than helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely come back.
  40. PL

    PhilL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The server was too busy to notice the needs of diners.

FAQs

Taurus Steakhouse is rated 4.2 stars by 248 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 1 time today
Google Map for Taurus Steakhouse

727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Cherry St. & Olive St.

  • Neighborhood

    San Carlos

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 394-8878

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for information on private events. Several rooms are available for parties of 8 to 60 guests.

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