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About Three Restaurant & Bar
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.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Contemporary American, Californian
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
El Camino Real
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Adjacent Street Parking. 2 major lots within 1/2 block of restaurant.
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
Three Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
The service was terrible. It was a Saturday night and they were busy, but it took 15 minutes from the time we were seated to be greeted and asked for drink orders. The restaurant has a sports bar vibe, so I figured fried food was the way to go, however my food wasn’t cooked all the way through, and once the food arrived we didn’t see our server again for an hour.
All four of our dinners and our two desserts were delicious! The restaurant was not crowded, so the noise level was good, and we could take our time. The service was friendly and prompt. I would recommend Three to everyone, and will go back again soon myself!
Absolutely love this restaurant! My favorite girls night out dinner. The food is amazing, we shared the mushroom stogies and cheese appetizer, I then had the French onion soup which was AMAZING and to end the perfect meal we shared the pumpkin brûlée which was to die for. Our waitress was so friendly and attentive. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants!
I have been to this restaurant a few times and am becoming less satisfied every time. This time we had to wait about 20 minutes even though we had a reservation. My food came uncooked and my friends food was disappointing in creation and a super skimpy portion. Note - this is a brunch review
My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Three very much. Food was delicious! My wife the crab cakes and she loved them. I had the calamari and the pork shoulder. The pork was very tender and had a great flavor. We hard the berry tart and chocolate cake. Both were outstanding. We are looking forward to dining here again in a few weeks.
If they have handcrafted cocktails then they need to have a bartender that knows how to make a drink. I order a Manhatten that was served in very small ugly cocktail glass & consisted of whiskey with small chunks of ice - that was the complete drink without vermouth
or bitters -undrinkable! The corned beef in the Reuben was tough, stringy, and impossible to eat. My friend had a salad which was OK but nothing special. Won't be going back.
The restaurant seems to always be very busy. The menu is interesting and the food is good. Unfortunately the execution is lacking (probably because tgey are so busy); one of our entrees was tepid, the fries tasted like they had been held a while and our beverages showed up after our first course was served.
We had a great time celebrating a girlfriend's birthday. The service was very professional and friendly from the hostess to the bartender to our waitress. The ambiance was very energetic, clean and the food was delicious and brought out in a timely manner for our group of 6.
How this place can be crowded on a Sunday afternoon slays me - the food ranged from OK to nearly inedible. Risotto overcooked to the point of sogginess, soups were lacking in flavor, soft tacos were, if anything, soggier than the risotto. A disappointment on all levels. And everything - starters and entrees all arrived at the same time.
Had brunch with my wife, while our kids were out at a sleepover. We wanted to try a new place, and we're glad we did -- the BEST brunch experiences we've had! The food was awesome, the service was great, and the ambiance was amazing. We can't wait to share this place with our kids!
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