Three Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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. 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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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was excellent. Our waiter and the other staff that served us were great.

LW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food and cocktails were excellent. Our party of 6 enjoyed every dish and every drink we ordered. Service was ok and attentive. The fried cheese appetizer was a crowd-pleaser. We had to return our NY Steaks once (2 orders) because medium rare came out medium well, but the server was apologetic and took it back right away.

SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an awesome experience every time

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is OK. Used to be much better. Was the only place we could make a reservation at our desired time. Would not rush back to eat there.

KC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Met a friend here for brunch. Service was excellent and they were very patient when my friend was very late. The bacon bytes are to die for. Salmon Benedict was a bit salty; however, maybe I should have know it would be as it was made with smoked salmon. We really enjoyed our meal and the service. The only down side was that parking in that area is a bit dicey. It's a very busy area.

l
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Onion Soup was really good... However I also had a signature dish - Fried Chicken and Waffle sandwich and the was not very good. chick was good but the waffle was cold and soft not crispy. The potatoes that came with the dish where also cold.. My friend had the corn beef hash and she said it was really good.

So Yes, have the soup and the corn beef hast, but skip the chicken and waffle sandwich.

n
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great selection of food-Brunch available all day which is nice!

J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for brunch crab Benedict is awesome eggs cooked perfectly

RF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere! Food was delicious and the desserts were out of this world. Will go again!

L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.

BG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I joined a friend for a long, late lunch during a weekday, and found Three to be quiet and inviting. I ordered the Nicoise salad, which was substantive, fresh and delicious. My colleague ordered the chilaquiles and found them to be flavor-packed and delightfully filling. The micheladas were phenomenal - some of the best we've had. Couple the excellent food with the outstanding service from the attentive staff, and I would easily go back to Three again. In fact, I'm taking my wife there on a date tomorrow!

AB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Customer service was lacking. Waitress looked like she just woke up from a nap. Not engaged and not excited/enthused to be there. Food was bland. Ordered porcini spaghetti and needed salt, pepper, and chili flakes.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The stacked chicken and watermelon salad were both excellent, and more flavorful than any I have had in some time,

S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a celebration with 2 kids and 5 adults. Everything went well, food and service. It was hard to hear one another, however. We had a large round table and the noise level was just too high. Otherwise, I would recommend.

ZL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Last time we went there for dinner, the food was excellent but we cannot enjoy it. We were seated on a table right next to the west facing window on a very hot day. The waiter did not make any effort to help, after we complained. They refused to close down the curtain further, or move us to cooler table.

Therefore 4 stars for food, but 1 star for service.

MC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Good looking menu, but the food did not measure up. Additions service was lacking. Not a busy night. Two at the table were still eating our appetizer/salads, and the main courses were delivered. I offer to keep them warm. The server was actually motioning as is she wanted us to move the food we were still eating out of the way so she could put down the plates. On getting home, my wife found she had grease spots on her pants from the seat cushion. Too many good restaurants in San Mateo to eat here again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible food quality.

P
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Appreciate that they serve brunch during the weekdays, a plus for me. The food was good, service could step up a bit, though I might return if I felt it would deliver upon my expectations. It could they were having an off day, though I had to get the staffs attention which took roughly 10 mins and everyone there had already been taken care of...... and it was not busy?

J
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome they never disappoint. All the staff are great

VK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Three Restaurant for the last 3 years. The food, service and atmosphere have been very good and very consistent. It's my go to restaurant in San Mateo.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service and quiet table by kitchen

FE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Limited menu - especially salads

BE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three Restaurant & Bar is a terrific restaurant to meet a friend for lunch, enjoy drinks after work or to have a great dinner with family. The food is delicious, the ambiance is great and service is excellent! I can’t wait to return!

RK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We’ve been going to Three and formerly Astaria for years. The food and service were good but not great.

N
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

not impressed with the look and set up of the restaurant. cheap blinds on the window, nor table cover, just a regular place nothing for special occasions or date night. but most of our food was good except for the stacked chicken which was the specialty of the house and it was over cooked and burnt.

YB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We walked in and the host was rude we get to our seat and our server goes to another table that was there after us to serve them. When she gets to us she is rude and we felt rushed to give her our drink order. She only checked on us once but checked on the table next to us multiple times. Let it be known there where not a lot of tables in her area.

By far this was the worst experience I have at any restaurant and me and my husband will not be returning.

M
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice design & ambience. Food is solid and service is friendly & prompt

OT
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Chicken wings, cauliflower, pork tacos, all great appetizers. Fried chicken entree stellar! Loud so be prepared to,yell through your dinner.

HC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful as was the service. I would recommend everyone to dine here. Thank you for a lovely evening, Three.

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Some of what we ordered was good, but there we some items (including the crab cakes) that were not.
The place was busy and, although there seemed to be plenty of staff, yet I felt we were not very well served.

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! We had breakfast for Fathers Day and I loved the fact that we were not tied into a costly brunch menu.

a
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Decided to give this place another chance, once again they proved the service needs work. Food is great, service not so much.

DN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service & food consistently good. Down side was noice level. Difficult to carry on a conversation

NR
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good brunch in the area

TL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a little off. We had early reservation so it was not busy. We had to look for our server for everything we needed. Not our usual experience.

GR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely be coming back here! I love the ambiance. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was super flavorful and fresh. I couldn't have asked for more.

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a birthday reservation for 7 people at 1:30. Was told that the kitchen closes at 2:00. Asked for coffee at the end of our meal and they said they couldn’t brew anymore. Never again

PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was rushed
Dishes served too hot
Food and recommended wines mediocre
Not worth the money

G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Definitely would recommend this to friends and will be coming back. Friendly staff too ❤️

PC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, approachable menu in a central location in San Mateo

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