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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 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)
Vibrant Bar Scene (56)
Business Meals (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)
Happy Hour (36)
Sunday Lunch (36)
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)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Steak benedict is fantastic
Wife loves the breakfast salad dish (sounds funky but it is good)
The bacon is a great way to start the day

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything on the menu is bomb. The service is exceptional. You will not regret your meal here.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was great and food was prepared to expectations. The restaurant is large and seem fitting for groups of various sizes and occasions.

A lot of their meals has an Asian fusion touch to them. I ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked just right.

Lastly, they have the most delicious bread pudding!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Tapas, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We showed up early and were asked to sit at bar, have a drink.... they forgot about us until we asked. Then when sested were forgotten again until we asked. Once the meal started it was fine and had the great brown sugar bacon (not to be missed). When the bill came the manager told us it was on the house. Now that is class!!!! We will be back!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

always good food with a varied menu some traditional items but upscaled

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second time here.we loved it so much the first time we had to come back for a second time!! Unfortunately the service left much to be desired! The server was somber, slow in taking our orders & did not engage or ask if we were celebrating anything, we celebrated 2 birthdays that day. The server did not give her name though she was prompt to fill our endless mimosas. Still loved the mimosas for brunch & the delicious bread pudding! The chicken & waffles were not the same as we remembered last time we were there but we all enjoyed our lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food took forever

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great aesthetics. Great food. Great service. We very much enjoyed our luncheon

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The Halibut tostadas as appetizers are our favorite. The New recipe for their Sea bass was light and delicious. My husband ordered their famous skirt steak which was well-done instead of medium rare. They immediately took care of it and brought him a new one. Service is impeccable! It is our favorite restaurant in San Carlos.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Healthy, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were excellent as always! We had the tacos, salmon, ribs and brussell sprouts and mac and cheese, all were delicious.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was fun!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had a great tasting Steak and my baked potato was to die for...all the fixins

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always consistently good food and very nice service. The power lunch is well priced

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Town is consistently good. The best dirty martinis I've ever had. Food and service were great as always.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Steak was overcooked, but the staff were so wonderful about replacing it and even getting us new sides. They treated us well and that makes me want to go back.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthdays w friends

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a winner! Town is one of my favorite restaurants and I have taken friends there who are asking for a good place to eat. Great food and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

A very good value in a bustling, energetic place.
Good food, cocktails and wine list
Kind of an eclectic menu....enchiladas?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a bit noisy. They brought our main courses before we had finished our first courses.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter was fabulous. The front desk staff were not accommodating to us wanting to sit at the bar first before sitting at our table. They also did not bring the cake to the server for my moms birthday so he knew nothing about it and ruined the surprise. Not, our waiters fault, but the girls at the front desk. They also put a time limit on our table before we even sat down which seemed rude as we had a reservation.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Town is consistently the restaurant that we come back to for a great dinner. I have taken my company here on multiple locations as well as celebrating my father's 75th birthday, client dinners and multiple dates with my wife. The wine list is very good, the meals well done and they have excellent appetizers as well. I will recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The cuisine was delicious. The marinated skirt was hoping especially tasty. The service was especially prompt. The waiter was very helpful in his menu suggestions. The service staff was very attentive and removed empty empty dishes quickly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is a good restaurant if you are not vegan. There were two vegan selections, a quinoa and roasted vegetable bowl, and the ubiquitous avocado toast. The quinoa bowl was huge and quite good. The avocado toast was listed under "to share" so I expected more than two very small pieces. It was tasty, even though there was only one bite per person for my table of five.

My companions enjoyed their meals and topped off with dessert, which I could only observe with envy. They all made aporoving and appreciative comments about the sundae, bread pudding and chocolate cake. I wished for something sweet to enjoy too. Vegans in Calufornia arent rare and we often dine with omnivores. It would be nice for higher end chefs to recognize and accommodate us too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Town. The minute we walked in, they mentioned his birthday and everyone was so thoughtful. The service was great and the food was excellent. The sangria was the best I have ever had. They aklo served my husband a complimentary dessert for his birthday. The bread pudding was delicious mainly because of the maple bourbon sauce. The only downsides were the noise level and there was really no waiting area.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The cucumber Martini is Fantastic, when made by a certain bartender! They got my order wrong, & when it finally came it was terrible, I could not eat it! The chicken was not cooked correctly! However, I did tell our wItress, & they did not charge me for my meal! Greatly appreciated! I will go again.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Town is very reliable for steaks and seafood, with great service and a great "city" kind of ambiance, so it is very fun too

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food, service and environment were all top shelf. Great food. Great staff. Great value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Dinner was excellent: Teriyaki skirt steak and ahi tuna. This was our anniversary, and Town does occasions well--we received a card, souvenir menus and a complimentary shared dessert. Signature martinis with fruit puree were delicious but frankly not a good prequel to a meal (too sweet and strong, better as happy hour or post-meal fare).
At Town, booth seating offers old-school comfort. Most booths adjoin a bar area with muted TV screens showing sports. We had no difficulty hearing each other at normal levels, but this was early on a Monday evening. Not recommended as a place for quiet personal conversation.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

It was good, food was good but our service wasnt that great. He didnt know much about the menu, couldnt recommend anything. He didnt check the table and it seem he was a rush to close us out....

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

it's so nice to go her and always know that we'll great service, delicious food and enjoy our time! thank you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The steakhouse Benedict and Chicken and Waffles were great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Town is always the same, a great place to dine however, the Joe Scramble is not their best

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our family loves Town for birthdays. Probably the only issue we had this time was that our booth was right next to the bar, and one of the members of our party struggles with loud social situations. We’ll be sure to request a quieter booth in the rear next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always great. Usually hang at bar. This time cozy booth.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved our prime rib and lobster dinner. Yum, and enjoyed the special Happy Birthday menu 👌

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is a worthwhile steak restaurant to know about that has some fun appetizer options.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I took my wife there for her birthday. We had such a nice dinner! I love this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Town is one of our all time favorite places! They never disappoint and they are always service oriented! I left a note that it was our second wedding anniversary and they planned a special personalized menu, a card and a Comp dessert! They are always accommodating and always attentive! We go here often bc we love the food, but we love this place even more for special occasions be they are absolutely awesome! Thank you!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I've been here three times for lunch, and it's always enjoyable.

The salmon, roasted or grilled, is tastefully seasoned. The accompanying veggies and their salads are fresh and nicely prepared.

The service has been friendly and helpful but never rushed. You can take as long as you want, at least at lunch, without feeling like your server is in any hurry for you to leave.

The only downside is that parking in downtown San Carlos is usually a challenge. There's a large lot behind the restaurant that usually has a spot or two available, but probably a good idea to leave time for parking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was unusually quiet there for a Saturday night. The place is typically packed, but I'd say this time it was just busy. The cheesesteak egg rolls were amazing, as was the ribeye. The Brussels were a little greasy for my taste, and wish they had sliced the mushrooms before sauteing them. Town still remains one of my favorite meal experiences in the Bay area!

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