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The Van's 'On The Hill'

4.4
1262 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Delight your friends and out-of-town visitors by introducing them to The Van's Restaurant in Belmont. The famous restaurant is frequented by the San Francisco Giants, 49ers and celebrities nationwide including The Van's own celebrities: an extensive family of regular patrons, history buffs and culinary connoisseurs. Restaurants on the Peninsula come and go. The reason The Van's has remained popular for so many years is that the quality of food and service continue to be consistent; the atmosphere and welcome is always warm and friendly; and going to The Van's is like going home to meet friends and family.

Come and enjoy our Attitude Adjustment $5 Bar Bites. These items are available at the bar only from 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday AND AGAIN at 8:30pm-10:30pm every night.
You can also enjoy our Daily Special Offerings at the bar. Available twice a day from 3pm-6pm and 8:30pm-10:30pm Monday-Friday only.
All offerings are subject to change and availability.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - midnight, Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 591-6525
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Oliver
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
El Camino Real
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Parking details
private lots available
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

They offer five rooms. Largest seating capacity is 125 people. There is a panoramic view from San Francisco to San Jose and across to the East Bay Hills.

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Sun 4:00PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 4:00PM - 4:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1262 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLOFO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

First time having the scallop patties. Oh my. So delicate and tasty. Great tasting tartar sauce too.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went there for Valentine's and the food was wonderful. I would go there again.

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DNGUYEN (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Van's Restaurant is one of the best restaurant in the Silicon Valley. Best service, delicious food, nice view of the bay. I definitely come here again

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JAlexander (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very attractive & cheerful. Very nice festive direct/indirect lighting. Good parking. Excellent bar.
Excellent food. Good service. Not over-priced.
Highly recommend.
Will be back.
Get the F Mignon & lobster ~ Wow!

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vipSmith (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a lovely evening after having been frazzled at work all day. We both had a fabulous Manhattan and the fabulous prime rib dinner. The setting is peaceful and didn’t feel rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Love going to The Van’s. Nice atmosphere and the staff is friendly. I would like to see different vegetables, maybe some broccoli instead of green beans.

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vipmarionf (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We love the Vans! The food is always terrific, and the service is beyond compare. Everyone who works there goes overboard to cater to your every whim, and are just so friendly! Oh, and the view is fantastic!

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Dave (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great views, good food, nice service. It is a great place to stop in on a Friday night for the happy hour.

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mariblumen (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very disappointing. Service was slow and 2 of us actually got sick from the food. Probably won't return.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, ambiance and service! A complete neighborhood gem! Gorgeous views as well! A must go to!

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vipCylygirl (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Been here more than 3 times. Food has been good which is a plus since my 14 year old daughter is a picky eater. We weren’t as dressed up as other patrons (mostly Caucasian) so it may affected how our waiter treated us. He took our drink orders and when they arrive we attempted to get our appetizer order but told to wait. He told us to order desserts stating they were closing which was around 10pm- there were 3 other tables occupied. When the check came, he gave us the wrong one and stated that check costs more.
Funny that my husband had the same feeling as I did -perception that we were second class and David (Latin guy) was irritated by us (we’re Asian).
Don’t know if we will return. If we do, hopefully, David isn’t working that night.

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Dave (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food with an outstanding view. Full bar and the service is more than acceptable.

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Sharks (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience. Our group enjoyed everything about our dinner.

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Valarie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My girlfriends and I LOVE The Vans! We get excellent service from David and Lisa and are never disappointed!!

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Niffers (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful evening with friends. Our waiter, Tony, was very friendly and added to the enjoyment of our evening.

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