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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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (91)
Good for a Date (91)
Special Occasion (91)
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Neighborhood Gem (74)
Bar Seating (69)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Handcrafted Cocktails (58)
Hot Spot (58)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Business Meals (55)
Vibrant Bar Scene (55)
Great for Lunch (54)
Great for Outdoor Dining (53)
Casual (52)
Good for Groups (50)
Fun (50)
Great for Brunch (46)
Comfort Food (46)
Romantic (37)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Happy Hour (35)
People Watching (35)
Worth the Drive (32)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Cozy (26)
Notable Wine List (23)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Healthy (12)
Live Sports (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Tasting Menu (5)
Tapas (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2011

Go hungary as portions are tremendous! The warm
Cabbage and bacon and Bleu Cheese salad was amazing!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Outstanding as usual. Amazing food and service. I brought a friend for his first visit. He loved it! Thanks!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2011

I love Town and have never had a bad meal or bad service. The Iceberg Wedge was great. Just enough dressing on it. The Prime Rib I had was terrific. My sides were done to perfection -- the potato au gratin and the grilled asparagus. I highly recommend Town!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2011

Great appetizers, steak & veg, and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2011

They did everything to make my daughter's birthday special. A personal menu, the flowers I ordered were sitting there waiting, a booth in the back so we could talk, and excellent food and attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2011

Reliably solid performance. T

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2011

We came here for our anniversary, and we had a great time. The host and waitress were both friendly and pretty. The food was excellent though a bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. The place was nicely decorated and it was casually romantic. We loved the vibrant bar scene setup that just brought a lot of energy to the place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2011

Heard great things about Town before I visited the restaurant. I had a good meal with some nice service. But it wasn't as great as I was expecting. If I was down that way again I might go back. But living in SF, there are just as many good restaurants up here at the same caliber if not better. And for the price, I'd probably save the gas and just dine in the city. Nice restaurant nonetheless.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2011

We've eaten at Town often and always look forward to it. It's a great restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2011

Town is always a hit with me, my family, and friends. It is noisy due to the central bar location and open kitchen, but that is what makes this place special. The food and service are always “good” to “outstanding”, and we are never disappointed. I do recommend reservations, as even the bar seating fills up early.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2011

They do a great job. Have been here for business a number of times. It's not only a very nice place, but they know how to make steak right. You order medium rare, you get it that way.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2011

Ambiance and service pleasant and conducive for business. However, when I asked if the asparagus was really fresh and still in season - the answer was yes and the soup is good. I didn't get a complete answer to my question and received information that I didn't ask for. Sincere communication with customers is paramount for quality service.

The asperagus soup and enchiladas both lacked flavor, and would not recommend. In this market, being stellar about all levels of service is the bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2011

we had a wonderful time at TOWN! I had ordered a cocktail but did not care for it, so our waiter suggested a different one and brought it to our table, it was awesome service, he didn't even charge us for it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2011

as always the service and food were great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2011

The service was great and so was our waitress! It was mom's birthday and they made her feel special. We did have to wait 10-15 minutes for our table and quiet a few parties went ahead of us even though we had a reservation. The food was awesome and the portions were a good size. Awesome to see an open kitchen and the bar was hopping. Nice selections of wine, beer and beverages! Mom even stated that the prime rib was delicious, even better than the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. The steak was tender and cooked just right. The noise level from the diners was loud, but the walls between the booths were high enough that we could hear each other talk. Memorable birthday for mom!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2011

What a great midpeninsula spot service ambiance worthy of any sf hot spot good value great service no small wonder this place is always packed

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2011

Never a bad night at Town. Consistently superb service, food, and people-watching.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2011

The food was excellent. Every dish we were served was remarkable. I had the rib-eye steak and it was done perfectly. The potatoes au gratin & grilled asparagus were very tasty. Their bread pudding was worth coming alone.
The service was great.
My only complaint about Town is related to the acoustics. It was really hard to be able to hear what the person across the table from me had to say. In a party of 2, I'd expect a more intimate dinner, but instead I heard the neighboring table more. Of course it didn't help that the patrons next to us were being exceptionally loud and obnoxious. If the sounds of neighboring tables were dampened more the experience would've been 5 stars across the board.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 23, 2011

Town is one of my favorites restaurants in San Carlos.
I took one of my staff there for lunch and requested a table by the window. We got a great table and our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The food was fantastic, we had the demi cups of soup, the Ahi Tuna Salad and the Steak Salad and ended the meal with a great cup of coffee.
The only thing is that when we first arrived, one of the hostesses was a bit dismissive or just to busy to take care of us, but luckily the other hostess stepped in and everything else was just fine.
I can't wait to take my friend there for lunch on Saturday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2011

Always a pleasure to eat here. From the food to the ambiance, it never disappoints.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2011

Town is one of my local favorites

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

Food excellent as always. The bread pudding is a MUST.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Town. We were glad to have made a reservation as this place always fills up. The service was excellent and the food was tasty. The bar was a little slow getting things out, but other than that we had no complaints.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2011

We had father's day brunch at Towns the past weekend, I was very excited to bring my hubby to try this restaurant since the review seems to be great on Yelp. However, we got lucky to have a table outside, the weather was nice so definitely was a plus for the genearl atmosphere.

To tell the truth, we were not very impressed by the food, we ordered scrambled egg and egg benedict and mimosa, the dish was $14-$17 each, which i didn't think it was worth that much since we went to many good restaurants that will normally charge you around $12-$14 for brunch course, however, the good was not bad but not as good or speical as i thought. I think I will still go back to try their steak at night, I heard the steak is quite yummy there.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2011

The food and service were excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2011

I always enjoy Town. The food and the service is always remarkable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2011

I love everything on the menu here... Have no complaints about the food. Service can be a bit slow, but they are always packed, so I understand.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2011

We were delighted with the food and service and especially the attention to making an everyday birthday so special with the "Happy Birthday and name printed on the top of the menu and the delicious Bread Pudding (to-die-for) comped for dessert.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2011

The wedge salad and meatloaf sandwich might increase my chances of a heart attack, but I will die happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2011

It's really boring that all the OpenTable reviews average out to 4 stars. What can you learn from that? Town is a hoppin' place. It's hard to get a reservation less than a day or two in advance, but walk-ins can often slip in at the kitchen counter, if they don't mind waiting a bit. The bar is always crowded. They serve premium steakhouse food well prepared. Prime rib is always excellent (5 stars there). I like their burgers, my wife likes the pulled pork. Sides of asparagus and roasted tomatoes are always terrific. Service is very good, very friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2011

We dine at Town when we have lunch meeting during work hours. Their food is consistently good and in a great area. The service is the only thing that can probably improve. Their lunch specials are well-priced and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2011

Great menu; something for everyone.
Excellent bar service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2011

Dungeness Crab Sandwich for Lunch. Warm buttery bread stuffed with fresh crab meat. Just enough other ingredients to hold the crab together. Served with slaw that perfectly complements the crab sandwich. I could live on this lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2011

Food was very good and server was really nice, but seemed overwhelmed. Actually, all staff seemed harried, but again, were nice. Hostess gave a choice on tables, which was appreciated.
A pet peeve that ALL servers should know is to never take away plates until everyone is finished with their dinner. Again, everyone seemed a bit anxious to move things along.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2011

Great brunch. The chicken and waffle was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2011

Haven't had anything bad there ever - this is one place I go to for sure bet on getting great everything!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2011

Some people may concider this some what of a meat market. But I am a foody! The food, wine, cocktails... And the service and energy and ambiance are all awesome! My friend and I were NOT there to meet meet anyone... but even that whole scene is entertaining to watch. I hadn't been in a long while, but we both plan to become regulars there! I hear the brunch is excellent! We plan to try it soon! :D

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2011

First you have to start with the Philly Cheesesteak Rolls for appetizers, then the warm Napa cabbage salad. And, for your entree I recommend the skirt steak and the pistachio crusted fish entree isn't so bad either. Both are AWESOME. But you can't leave the place without having either their bread pudding or banana pound cake OR both. YUMMO !!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2011

Big bar. Several TV's. Lots of booths. Good food. Excellent service. Very friendly, accommodating and engaging. I am sure the room was designed to be loud which makes it seem like the vibrant scene it is. Unfortunately, unless you talk in a very loud voice, or get very close it is difficult to have any kind of conversation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2011

Fun dinner scene, great outdoor or indoor seating.

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