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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

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (82)
Special Occasion (79)
Good for a Date (78)
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Neighborhood Gem (76)
Great for Lunch (63)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Hot Spot (58)
Bar Seating (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (54)
Comfort Food (53)
Casual (52)
Business Meals (49)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Great for Brunch (44)
Vibrant Bar Scene (44)
Fun (44)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Good for Groups (38)
Romantic (37)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Notable Wine List (32)
People Watching (30)
Happy Hour (29)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Cozy (24)
Local Ingredients (16)
Live Sports (15)
Authentic (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Seasonal (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tapas (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

A fun place to be at and been noticed at. It’s the place to be on a Saturday night in San Carlos.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place for birthday celebration !

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

All was well. However, had trouble using OpenTable gift certificate

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing. Food was amateurish. Glad we didn't order entres.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious! Great grill options and fun cocktails. It can be a splurge, but well worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I have a group of friends that live from San Jose to San Francisco. This is a perfect spot to meet, in the middle, for lunches. We have had nice times on several occasions. We will meet and eat there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience as always. the food is tasty and plentiful. the service was very good and they seated us on time. a pleasure.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Check in process could have been smoother. Also the waitress was a little pushy and asked to box our food before we were finished.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Healthy, Disabled Access, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The manager was amazing! Our table was late so he bought our drinks at the bar

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

It has been a while since going to Town and it proved to be even better than I recall. Fantastic Brussel Sprout salad, Miso Sea Bass and Mushroom Truffle Risotto. We like the booth seating and, our server, Dawn was excellent with terrific recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Ambience, service, food all excellent. Friendly wait person. Checked on us a couple of times!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We went there for my birthday. The appetizers were very tasty and the warm salad was delicious. The steak was very sad. I ordered prime rib which was very fatty and basically had no flavor. He ordered the crab encrusted filet and he said it was the worst filet he had ever had. Again, basically no flavor. Our sides of creamed spinach & baked potato were very good. Fortunately my daughter and her boyfriend's meals were good according to them. We have eaten at Town before so we wouldn't let this one bad experience sour us but we definitely did not enjoy our meat which went home to the dog.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Town is the best restaurant in San Carlos and the Peninsula. Their food is consistently delicious and cooked to perfection. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was amazing. My husband had the rib eye, which was tender and cooked medium rare as ordered. Of course, we had to have their famous warm bread pudding. It is so, so good, I don’t order it at any other restaurant. Town’s is the best!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Strangely the extensive brunch menu only offered one seafood option (crab sandwich), though when we inquired the server offered to have salmon added to a salad. Unfortunately the salmon was served in skinny, overcooked, quarter sized pieces. The server was excellent though (as were the fries).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrating our birthdays late we tried Town on a recommendation. Amazed at the trouble they went to by giving each of us a menu with Happy Birthday at the top & our individual names on it...great souvenir. We tried the chicken & waffles which was ok at best. Unfortunately, the chicken was far too well done & the crust lacked flavor almost burnt. The mimosas were great and the special touch at the end was the surprise double deserts on the house. In spite of the overdone chicken, we will definitely be back. The attention to service & ambiance made up for it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of my favorite Bay Area restaurants. Food is always fresh. Best bread pudding. Excellent for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Town is our place to go for all of our special celebrations - we celebrated our son's 16th Birthday on February 8th and, once again, everything was impecable! Our waiter, JJ, is not only our waiter, he has become family to us. He knows what we like and want and everything is always just right!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Had a great time at Town and the Prime Rib was perfect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The cabbage salad is delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Always have a great experience, there were too many steak and chicken options on the menu in my opinion.

Service was stellar!

Thanks!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was slow for Sunday dinner, which is not typical for Town because service is fast when we come for lunch on Saturdays.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. Unexpected and will go back for such events in the future because of such touches. High quality food and drink as usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very nice staff and food was Awesome!! Service was quick! Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was so so for lunch. Expected more.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food and service - I always recommend to friends when they ask for a place to go in San Carlis

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Don't just go for the steak! So many other good options. We had a great dinner and each got something different. It's a good neighborhood go-to!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went to Town as my daughter requested it for her birthday dinner. On the upside, the food was excellent and the service superb. They have a complete wine list including many of my personal favorites. On the downside, the place is very loud and crowded, the food is expensive and the portions are obscene. Alas, their wine list was out of date as they did not have the vintage that was printed on it for the wine we ordered. I have come to accept that (grudgingly) from lesser establishments but it should not happen in an upscale restaurant like Town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The only negative thing is the table location. Very close to the restroom which is not comfortable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, knowledgeable staff, service above excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We came here to celebrate my best friends bday. We arrived about 15 minutes early to our reservation time and they sat us down right away. They printed custom menues that wished my friend a happy bday including her name. They also provided her with a card and complimentary dessert. The servers were on top of keeping the bottomless mimosas full. It was such a great first time experience. Our server was also extremely friendly, pleasant, and attentive! Loved the cheesesteak egg rolls.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always energetic. A little too noisy for my liking. Outdoor seating is nice, especially the blankets they provide. However, we ordered dessert after our dinner and when it arrived, the heaters and lights went off for the night at 10 pm. No one offered to turn anything back on for us, so we felt rushed to leave because we were very cold. That was a shame because it was a sad ending to a lovely dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place! Delicious food! Wonderful staff!
Love it!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Another great experience at Town. Food was fantastic and the service was perfect! Already looking forward to our next time dining at Town!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything at Town was perfect as always. It's one of the few places that actually listens when you order fish medium rare. My kids always request Town for their birthday dinners. It's noisy, but fun.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Prime Rib was either over or under done

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went to Town on a weeknight and had a great time. Their steaks were fantastic, as was the rest of the menu. Excited to go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Town is a must! Awesome staff, top notch food, and always a great time! I just wish I lived closer.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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