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About Town

Town opened in March of 2006. Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos. Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines.

716 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday-Friday - Mid-Day Menu: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Bar: 11:30am-12:00pm

Cross Street:
Cherry Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 595-3003 ext. 7

Website:
http://www.townsc.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking in the front of Town on Laurel Street. Also there is a large free public parking lot in the rear of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Cheng

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

In the heart of downtown San Carlos, Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines. Our private dining room is perfect for your personal or corporate gatherings.

Town Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (92)
Good for a Date (90)
Special Occasion (88)
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Neighborhood Gem (73)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Bar Seating (63)
Great for Lunch (63)
Handcrafted Cocktails (58)
Hot Spot (56)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Comfort Food (50)
Fun (49)
Business Meals (48)
Casual (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Great for Brunch (46)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Good for Groups (42)
Romantic (40)
People Watching (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
Happy Hour (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Cozy (21)
Live Sports (15)
Authentic (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Seasonal (12)
Kid-friendly (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We went to Town for my husband's birthday. The food was amazing (per usual), but what also really stood out was the service. Not only did they print happy birthday on the menus, but they also gave him a birthday card, and every person who interacted with our table knew to say happy birthday.

It was an excellent experience. I would recommend the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls and crab crusted filet. :)

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was amazing. The food was not, bake potato was undercooked and my steak over cooked, mushrooms luke warm.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite place, something for everyone on menu. I recommend this restaurant to all my friends. Great food, the decor, cozy, sit at chef bar or cozy booths, tables by fireplace too.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. Always a fun place to go.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

It would be great if the gluten free options were more and that the noise level was better.
Thanks

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Come here time and time again. Always amazing drinks and food. One of my favorite places to bring the lady for brunch. Highly recommend!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is excellent... pricey for brunch
Too loud to enjoy a friendly conversation

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Town has great food and a very active atmosphere. It's good for a special occasion but if you want a quiet dinner, this is not the place. We were able to hear each other but there's a lot going on all around. The open bar in the middle is huge and the chefs are in an open kitchen.

Town is a fun place for dinner either on a date or with a group. Filets were top notch, cooked just right. There were lots of sides to choose from, I don't think anyone would have problems finding at least two.

Very busy restaurant, it looks like reservations are needed most anytime and any day of the week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Lived up to its reputation. Seabass was amazing, amongst everything else

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was pretty good, but the timing of the plates could have been better as the main dish came out with the appetizer. Other than that, a good experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been visiting Town since years on special occasion. The reason is on a special occasion you wanna be 100% sure, everything is perfect. And it is! It is not (only) about the free bread pudding (which is delicious) or the personalized menu. But great food, exceptional service, cozy booths, it all just comes together and creates the perfect environment for you and your special day. Thank you Town for being this amazing place for us over the years.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The server was a little busy, too many tables. Forgot we ordered appetizer and soup. First time I tried their surf and turf, not bad, not great. I have better experiences with the skrt steak and prime rib in the past. The sea bass mini tostadas were a great new edition.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

our server was actually excellent, but there must have been a break down in communication. She did not initially come to our table for a long time. She seem frustrated when she found out that no one had come to our table after we were seated. She definitely made up for that with her outstanding service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Town is one of our favorite restaurants on the Peninsula. While they have a lot of choices on the menu, the restaurant is best viewed as a steakhouse, and it is one of the best in the Bay Area. My favorites are the prime rib and the ribeye, but everything on the menu is great, including the meatloaf (seriously, the meatloaf is phenomenal). The fish dishes and salads are also well-executed, so there is something for everybody at Town.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Granddaughter birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Overall, good dining experience. Special occasion as my Uncle from Hong Kong was visiting and we wanted to take him to our favorite place.

The only smudge in our experience was that my Uncle ordered the Prime Rib item and there was quite a lot of Fat pieces in it and not too much of the meat. It was quite apparent on his plate after he finished eating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a fantastic meal, the BBQ Shrimp appetizer is delicious! Amy was our server - she was so amazing, and recommended a great Pinot Noir!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. This is my favorite and go-to brunch spot in the peninsula and it did not disappoint.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great customer service!! From checking in at the host station to paying the bill at the end, great experience. I will def be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I went to celebrate a friend's birthday. from the moment they checked us in the hostess and waiter knew it was a birthday and were well wishing him. They printed a menu with a "Happy Birthday Joe" at the top. They brought him a card from the owner and brought out a complementary dessert. Made the evening very lovely and special. Dinner was great. They went above and beyond to create a memorable evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been coming for years, food is always fresh and tasty. Booths are comfy and service is also always good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Greatest crab sandwich and “special” (drunken) bacon vodka Bloody Mary... delicious! Great service, as always.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our experience at Town was excellent. We delicious food, wonderful spirits and outstanding service. Town also included a card and customized menu in honor or my husband's birthday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It was our son's 50th birthday and the personalized menu and birthday card made it very
special. Our server, Kyle, was fantastic! He was always there if we needed anything, but
he never made us feel rushed. He was kind, courteous and made our special occasion
outstanding. We can't wait to come back again for lunch.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Town is an excellent restaurant appealing to all ages. Our friends from out of the area wanted to go there for dinner as someone in Los Angeles had recommended it to them. I’ve been there many times eating both inside and outside. Everyone I’ve gone with has loved it but it is too noisy for me as I have a hearing problem so we went early when there is less noise. The service is the best and the food good. My ahi tuna was refrigerator cold in the middle which I have never experienced but the outside was nicely seared. I never complain but did mention it to the waiter to pass it on to the chef. I did not hear back. Other than that it was a great evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Sometimes you Needs great steakhouse that isn’t going to break the bank. This place is it. Had a wonderful experience. I’m a little stingy with the star rating system. I highly recommend. Prime rib was great, baked potato was huge and stuffed, service was right on time. Both visits here have been the same. Great spot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The restaurant is nice but the women hostess is not friendly as she’s the first person we meet coming through the door. Restaurant need to find a more enthustic person to greet diners and the meals are on the expensive. The meals were good but the sides are not very good. The cole slaw was running on my enchilada red sauce and I could not taste the red sauce. There was too much mayo in the slaw and hopefully recommend cutting back. Nice to have done bread with our steak dinner. The chocolate 6 layer cake was much too sweet and frosting.
Our waiter was very friendly and made our dining experience enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server, Paris, was lovely, attentive, efficient and quite affable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious as always. We love TOWN

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a great experience! Waiters excellent. Food delicious!9

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Birthday was well celebrated! Pre printed menus with husband birthday!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We booked over a week in advance for a Friday evening family dinner and got a booth with a lovely view of the compost bin just off of the kitchen (see attached). I suppose if the door was kept closed it would have been okay, but it was propped open the entire time. Also got a lovely view of the servers printing out their checks and the like in that back room. The busboys clanging glasses and getting settings from the area just behind the booth was also annoying, so the tasteless and overcooked food just didn't matter after all that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. Provided a good balance of occasionally checking on our table. Which is good! Because it allowed us to enjoy our food and maintain the table’s conversation. Food was excellent! Our table was great! It was a good, cozy ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great staff! Great ambiance! We were well taken care of!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, reasonably priced, friendly waiter, and great atmosphere! What more can you ask for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful food, and service to pair it. Overall highly enjoyable with something for everyone. Will definitely come back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Warm and cozy atmosphere . Service was excellent. Kale salad was delicious! Try not to sit by the front door. Cold air kept blowing in on us. Otherwise great experience and would definitely come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

excellent food and fantastic service we enjoy the restaurant and every one is very helpful

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A classy place for a quality meal. The prices are high, but you get what you pay for. The steaks and ahi this time around were delicious, our sides were delicious, and so were the salads. We will return again and again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of my favorite places! The staff go out of their way to make you feel special!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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