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Three Restaurant & Bar

4.2
694 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Open and inviting. Innovative and energetic. Playful surprises are found throughout the menu, as well as the restaurant itself. The menu has been designed to give you options, is perfect for sharing and you are encouraged to order however the mood strikes you, so don’t be shy about ordering more of… Well, anything. Salads and pastas created with greens and veggies from the rooftop garden should please locavores. While burger lovers will appreciate the balance of the house grind that blends brisket, short rib and sirloin. Between bites be sure to take a look at the beautiful, “Living Wall”. A wall of plants and herbs living and growing inside the restaurant itself. Take a peak at the “Peninsula Room”, an homage to the Hotel Benjamin Franklin located directly in front the exhibition kitchen.
The beverage program takes a backseat to none. Eight rotating craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and a first-class wine program.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Lunch: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 5:30-9:00
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour M-F 4:00-6:00 for beverages, 5:00-6:00 for food
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Phone number
(650) 344-9444
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alicia Petrakis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
El Camino Real
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Parking details
Adjacent Street Parking. 2 major lots within 1/2 block of restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Want a great vibe for your next event? Corporate dinner, Birthday celebration, Girl's Night Out or a celebration of a different kind, THREE will help you get your PARTY on. Our approach is this is YOUR event and should feel and taste as much. WE customize because we know it matters.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Sunday Brunch. We will be serving our regular menu complete with seasonal specials... Mimosas, seasonal mimosas and Bloody Mary's are always a nice addition to our yummy menu. Dinner will also be served from 5:30-8:00 off of our regular menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 694 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

Server got order wrong twice. Host almost forgot to seat us even with a reservation.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I made a reservation because of the vegan and gluten free options. I was grateful that the menu was clear regarding those options.

This was a dinner for friends and I thought it would be a bit more of a nice restaurant. I would probably classify it more as daily dining, or a nice lunch spot. It's nice enough, but it isn't fine dining.

That would have all been fine, but the service was not great and they seemed to get things wrong regularly. i.e. the vegan pizza showed up with cheese. I had the steak, it was edible, but dry. There wasn't enough right about the experience to get me to try it again; there are so many options out there.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a great time at brunch! The guava mimosa and chicken and waffle sandwich were AMAZING.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food and the service are good but could be better. I had to ask the waiter to clean the table before we get our coffee. Also if there was a bigger choice of vegetarian dishes, we would go there more often.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love this place. Had the new spring menu. Everything was delicious. Great cocktails too.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fun place, great service, wonderful food and cocktails. We enjoyed our dinner!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The atmosphere was festive and upbeat, waitstaff was courteous and food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

When you think of Easter Brunch what comes to mind is unlimited mimosas, a fixed menu all at a fixed price. Right? Wrong.

I made reservations here because I received a notification from OpenTable regarding making Easter brunch plans. This was one of the restaurants that were advertised as offering "Easter Brunch". What a disappointment! It was totally misleading. First they insist on securing your reservation with a credit card, this makes you believe that this is a legitimate Easter brunch. It's only after you are seated that you come to find out, it's not a special Easter brunch, it's just their normal weekend menu. Apparently, what makes this their "Easter brunch" is that they placed one small Hershey's chocolate egg at each seat. OpenTable should be ashamed of its self for not taking some basic steps to insure that what they are marketing is legitimately what people are going to be expecting.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our server, Stephanie, was awesome as usual! She is so attentive, timed our drinks perfectly making sure the second round arrived as our food came to the table. She spotted that one of the entrees was incorrect and promptly corrected it. The food was very good - appears meat purveyor may have changed? Fried chicken is their awesome dish - a bit chewier than in the past.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything about the restaurant was just ok. The kids menu had many options and my kids both enjoyed their meals. However, the adults in our party were all left unimpressed.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good brunch menu too

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing restaurant. Went here for my friend’s birthday brunch and the food was delicious!!! Service was also wonderful. Definitely going back soon 😊

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

had reservations for 8 and one cancelled so 7 when to dinner and the restaurant removed one small table that they added to seat 8, the small added table would have made seating for 8 cozy but by removing the table it made seating for 7 a little snug, that the reason for a 3 star rating in overall experience.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My husband and I come here almost weekly, generally for dinner. We stopped by last weekend for brunch and were so happy to see how busy it was! We've enjoyed our experiences and the service we've received at Three and we've never been disappointed with a meal. They have the BEST burger too!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Usually, we have great service but tonight was a different story. The restaurant was clearly understaffed. We never got water refills or drinks ordered unless we flagged down the waitress. The person who was helping bring out the food was doing it so fast I was holding my salad plate in the air because there was no place to put it on the table. It was ridiculous.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our waitress only came to our table once. So that was disappointing. Food was good. Nothing special but good enough.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was very slow. Fried chicken in the Caesar salad was very tough (old?) and the salad was underdressed consisting exclusively of iceberg lettuce and tasteless croutons. The smoked trout was the only highlight. There were no anchovies. My dining companion did not care for the potato pancakes served beneath the eggs Benedict -- said they were just mashed potatoes formed into a fat pancake shape and deep fried. She did like the smoked salmon. Overpriced for the quality of the food and service.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food is very good. Took almost 35 minutes though for our two meals to come out. Somewhat pricey for there upgrades. ($9) for skirt steak on a chillequilles dish.

Server was super sweet.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Extremely noisy place. They do not seat you until everyone has arrived. It simply makes the entry area crowded.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service and good food. Quite expensive for what you get.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I’ve been here several times for brunch. Lunch and dinner. Always delicious food, good dessert choices and great service. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

So yummy and fast service the best

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A lot of fun, great for brunch, drinking mimosas and family friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Even with a reservation they were very late in seating us by over half an hour. The food was very good though it took a while to get out to our table. Pretty noisy too, hard to hear people at the table talking.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The fried chicken is disgusting. Nothing has any flavor. The hostess is rude. They don’t answer their phone. The ONLY saving grace was the desserts. We will NEVER go back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We got there just before the kitchen closed, and the waiters were very patient and helpful in helping us decide what to get. Half of our party was late because they had to tend to their newborn. The food and drinks were delicious. My wife and I have come many times, but we just brought our two friends for the first time and they really enjoyed it. We are moving back to the east coast, but this is and will be one of our top 3 go to spots in the Bay Area. I think this restaurant is underrated and unique around here.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The service is always good. They are happy that you've come. Food is great. Parking is nearby.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

On the up side, the space is nice. However, inattentive staff dressed like they were going to be cleaning horse stalls and really disappointing food...I mean how can any one completely screw up scrambled eggs?! We won’t be back and will tell anyone who asks to definitely avoid. Too bad, San Mateo could use a decent breakfast place and Three is 100% not one.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

My husband were at Three for breakfast. Food was delicious, lots to choose from on the menu. Our waitress and staff were friendly and great. Will go back to try dinner.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wait staff was trying to turn the table over very quickly. We were still trying to finish up our drinks and brunch but they kept coming over and brought the bill over as well while we were still chatting and finishing up. I was also disappointed how I asked the waiter to write no capers on my smoked salmon Benedict but instead it came with no hollandaise sauce. Also towards the end of our meal when they kept coming up to us, we were only at our table for like 45 minutes max.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

great place to get together in a casual atmosphere, yet pleasant dining

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a great experience here. Awesome food and great service. My boyfriend arrived early and was seated right away and offered a drink. Our server was great and the food came out fast and tasted delicious. Would absolutely come back again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

It was way too noisy to hooks a conversation. They need some upholstery.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

this was our third visit to 3 Restaurants
and the food has been consistently good and the prices are fair 🍻

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was so loud that we could not hear one another speak. We were a table of five and could only hear the person next to one another. Very frustrating.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wow, they have gone down a notch or two since previous times we have eaten here. My wife ordered a lamb burger and it arrived with no garnish, over cooked, small, on a large plate by itself. I ordered a pawn mushroom pasta. You have to wash porcini mushrooms very carefully -- well they didn't so my pasta was full of sand. Beet salad was very good as was my son's burger. Waiter was fairly clueless, offered no amends.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Was here to celebrate a birthday. Service was just right not intrusive but came by just enough to make sure our water glasses were filled and we didn't need anything else. Food was delicious and servings were big enough where we had leftovers. Would definitely come back here.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The pastas we had was nice and chewy and quite tasty. However the fried chicken was poorly done with lots of batter but dry pieces of chicken inside. Kentucky fried chicken tastes so much better and a fraction of the cost. The service was excellent, but the food left much to be desired. I wouldn't come back again for dinner with all the other choices there are in downtown San Mateo.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Enjoyed outdoor dining with our doggo

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