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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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (94)
Good for Birthdays (93)
Special Occasion (84)
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Neighborhood Gem (73)
Bar Seating (63)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Handcrafted Cocktails (57)
Great for Lunch (56)
Hot Spot (54)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Business Meals (52)
Vibrant Bar Scene (51)
Good for Groups (49)
Casual (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (48)
Great for Brunch (46)
Fun (46)
Comfort Food (42)
Romantic (42)
People Watching (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Happy Hour (30)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Cozy (23)
Local Ingredients (16)
Authentic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Live Sports (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (6)
Tapas (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Consistently good service and good food.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We go to Town for special occasions because it's a bit too pricey for weekly dining for us. It's very loud in the front of the house, but in the back the noise is muted a lot. The service is terrific, but the food is average to good for the price. The halibut was dry (overcooked), but the ribs were very savory and tangy. The garlic mashed is just right. Spinach was a bit soggy since they plop it right on top of the mashed potatoes and the slap the halibut on top of that. The bread pudding is amazing!

Overall we like Town, though, even with the little nitpicks aside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is our go-to for brunch. We always make a reservation via Open Table as they are quite popular and it is always busy for brunch. The staff was even kind enough to warn us that we should arrive early due to a local event, and limited parking. I was sad that after all else year, they decided to remove the meatloaf sandwich from the brunch menu. It was my favorite item, and I hope they consider bringing it back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday, but the waitress came along for mimosas too far in between

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Loved how they gave us a special menu saying “Happy 15th Birthday” for my daughter today! They actually read I put down in the occasion part when I made my reservation and then gave her a bread pudding with a candle! Details like that, impresses me because it shows awesome customer service and this is 1 of the many, many reasons why we keep coming here, it’s not only because of the amazing food but because of the awesome customer service!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing as usual. Server was great. Cocktails were flowing, cant wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

6:30 pm on a Saturday night after the Art and Wine fair so the crowd at the bar was already loud. A bit too loud for me but still enjoyable. Best ribs I've had - love their sauce. My summer corn risotto was also very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love Town!! Tasty Food, Great Ambience and Staff is friendly and attentive to our needs!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Always busy. Need to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Came here with our friends to celebrate two birthdays and the food was very good,service very good as usual and they gave us a birthday desert for us to share. Great place for celebrating special events

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Thank you was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Loved the service, waiter was nice and funny and on top of everything. Best overall experience we have had there in a while. A+ all around. Food was on point.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food is excellent and the service was wonderful. Always have a good time

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Out of town friends arrived and I was looking for something local and special for this foodie and my son who is becoming a foodie. One is a pesca-vegan and my son loves steak. They were both delighted. My son wants to eat here all the time now! Fresh Halibut was excellent and my friend enjoyed the fact he could order a flight of 3 oz wines to try, while I happily settled in with a 9 oz glass after reviewing a great selection of wines by the glass. It's expensive, but the value is there and the service is very good. Opentable makes scheduling a reservation easy! Parking can be difficult, but we only had to walk two short blocks on a lovely evening. We ate inside, but there were diners outdoors with their dogs. Friendly staff, professionals and after work deals going on inside, and then there was us-- coming in from a evening of sport and errands.

Tags: Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Town is consistently awesome in service, quality of food and great wine list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Town is excellent spot for great food, nice atmosphere and overall place to relax and enjoy someone's company. Service is top notch...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always love coming here for brunch and one of their specialty morning cocktails! Would definitely recommend coming here for something out of your ordinary routine!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Simply the best casual restaurant with outdoor seating on the Pennsula ! Saoule is a great bar tender in fact the best I have ever known. Ask for a Side Car or Manhattan, wonderful! 👍🏻💃🏻🍷🥃🍹

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always feels special, like SF dining. Everything is cooked well, nice selection, however, they need to change it up, after eating there several times its feels like same old same old. It can get very loud, it feels like they rush your meal to move the service along for the next guests, not a place for intimate dining, they want you in and out. Great place to be seen.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had a great dinner here last weekend. The steak and ribs were wonderful! And the service is always terrible. I love this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

6 th time eating at the town, very consistent and tasty. I'll be back!!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was fabulous! Service was great! Michael our waiter is awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great for many diners with different tastes.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

As usual, the food was absolutely delicious, thanks to Chef Jeremy!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Wonderful attention to details. We mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary and they greeted us with congratulations, had custom printed menus, gave us a greeting card thank you and served us a complimentary dessert. Just over the top attention on top of an already delicious and savory cuisine. I love going to TOWN for all my special date nights.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Love Town! A bit pricey, but tasty and high quality food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Just a great, great restaurant. I eat out at lunch at least 6 times and dinner 3 times a week and Town is one of my top favorites

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Town consistently is in touch with their customer base. I can't say enough good things about Town--the food in general is thoughtfully well prepared. Service is great. Great value. We keep going back!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is consistently delicious, and the ambience is lively. It can be difficult with little ones unless you sit outside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As always, we enjoyed our time at Town. Great service, ambiance, and a wide variety of food. One heads-up to would be diners with young toddlers/infants needing a high chair- ask for a table outside or a non-booth table towards the front when making your reservation. The high chair does not mesh well with the booth table - the table is too high, and due to the elevated booth the high chair can't be scooted comfortably under the booth. They were able to move us to a non-booth table in the front, and it all worked out well.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

High quality food. The server could be a little bit more professional. But overall it was an awesome experience. I like the fact my food arrived hot. That too me tells the story.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Town is a very noisy local spot mainly intertaining an older crowd (especially at the bar).
The ribs I had were over sweet almost sickering. The Green Beans were just as bad. I think for the price you pay there should be more on the favor of the food instead of covering the tast with sauce.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great dinner. And the bread pudding was on point as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Surprised to see that the crab sandwich that I've always enjoyed is now half the size and the same price as the original.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I had set a reservation to celebrate a birthday there and they were absolutely AMAZING! They were able to surprise the birthday individual by going above and beyond which I absolutely appreciated! Food was amazing! I didn't particularly like my prime rib cause it was mostly chucks of fat so I just ended up cutting it out and eating around it. I'm glad the birthday individual loved the ribeye! Super satisfied. They also surprised him with a desert after our dinner.
What I was impressed with was how friendly and how they greeted us with a smile upon arrive and had the table ready! Our waiter and host was amazing and overall, I thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Ps. That Latin corn was spot on! Yum!

Thanks for having us and making a birthday special!! We will be framing the menu! :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Hostess was quick to seat us upon our arrival. Waitress was super friendly and attentive to us; especially kind to my daughter. She helped with wine selection and always came to us smiling. We were celebrating my birthday and the bread pudding was awesome as per usual. Food did not disappoint either. Love Town.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our server was kind of strange as if she was looking for a fight.
Always asking to repeat our answer.
Very peculiar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Welcoming hostess, a wonderfully attentive staff and menu with many delicious food choices and yummy dessert makes this restaurant so nice to dine at.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Menu items are a hit, specials need some attention.
Keep to the tried and true and you can't go wrong!

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Overall very nice restaurant. My wife and I shared the ribeye steak. We asked for medium and it came what we from the Midwest would consider rare. We asked the waiter to have it cooked to medium and it came back medium-rare, so we just ate it as all the sides were getting cold. All of the food was very good quality. The desert menu was limited so we went to another restaurant down the street for dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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