Nice spot, excellent Manhattan, burgers are huge.
Ordered a medium steak and got a very well done, dry, and cool one. It had definitely been sitting a while after it was over cooked before served. Salmon was over done as well. Service was friendly, but seemed overwhelmed by volume of people she needed to attend to. I understand that it was probably a busy night (Thursday), but based on the quality of the food, will definitely not return.
Our server Monique was attentive, friendly, and truly a perfect addition to our day.
The food is excellent. I had the pan fried sole. My girlfriend had the Chinese chicken salad. The Brussels sprout chips were good. We sat in a corner booth so the noise level was not as bad as many people say. Still the atmosphere is great for a night out and I will go back when I am in San Mateo area again.
Selected Vault 164 for my Birthday dinner. The food and service was outstanding. I will return to the restaurant soon because of the great dinning experience!
Waitress was friendly and helpful, service was quick.
Too loud in side room. Eat in main room if you want to hear your friends.
Best meal in a long time! Parking is tough but so worth it - This is a great spot - service, food was superb
Great food and good service. Menu has lots of variety. Glad we found this place.
Made early reservations for our anniversary dinner at 5pm and wouldn't expect any problems at that hour.and there was not. I was disappointed that I did specify it was our anniversary when I made the reservations, but it was not acknowledged at all during the time we were there. With the restaurant barely filled with customers, there was no excuse to overlook a simple gesture.
Went for a friend’s 50th birthday celebration, and it was a terrific evening. From the moment our group walked in, we were enthusiastically welcomed. Our server, Rosalie, couldn’t be any nicer and more attentive. She was delightful and fun, and service was excellent. We ordered cocktails, brussel sprout chips, crab & artichoke dip, petrole sole, spicy prawns and sea bass, and they were all delicious. And the baked Alaska dessert was the perfect ending to the night. Lively atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Food here is always tasty. But the last 2 times I've been here the otherwise delicious salmon and corn chowder was served lukewarm....which is not good. I think the attention to detail that they used to have is slipping. That can be turned around if they focus. Still, this is a nice place for a casual bite.
Never again for a business meal
Great Neighborhood restaurant. The help is the best. Food, great selection and all really, really good. Don't miss it!
The food is over priced for the money, small plates with 2 pieces of lettuce and small pieces of chicken for $32. Service is extremely poor, know it was a lunch time and busy but if this is the case they should not book as many people.
Very good food but higher price than I expected. Maybe this is normal for the area as we are from Denver area. Our server was very friendly, but it did take awhile to get our drinks and appetizers ordered. Delivery was fast.
What a gem! Outstanding & delicious dinner & dessert!
We had a Monday dinner with friends @ 5pm and it was nice & quiet but by the time we were ready to leave @ 7pm.....it was crowded & noisy!!
All our entrees were cooked to perfection! Our Caesar salad was terrific but the baked Alaska was the perfect ending to a delicious dinner! Reservations are important. Go early if you want quiet! We will definitely return!
Second time at Vault 164, enjoyed the food and the ambiance both times. When the space was a jewelry manufacturer/sales shop, before the restaurant, I worked there. It's grand to see what can be done with that cavernous bank building.
Food was great. Server was attentive. It was a nice evening catching up with my friend.
Always a good choice! Consistently excellent food in a nice environment. Try the brussel sprout chips!
Great service and menu options to satisfy everyone.
Luv the ambiance.
The Food was not very good; I had the pork chop and it was so tough it was really difficult to cut. I asked to substitute the sweet potatoes for mashed potatoes; there was no problem with that, but the potatoes tasted like they were instant and came from a box. My husband said the same thing about his mashed potatoes which accompanied his salmon. He said his fish was just so-so. Our service person did not check with us at all to see if we wanted or needed anything, but the owner did come by for a quick chat. We all had a cocktail before dinner. My martini was great. We have been there several times in the past, but was really disappointed with the dinner this time.
Great food. Very happy and would definitely have lunch there again.
Food was mediocre at best. Lacked taste, extremely bland. Service was fine, over priced for what you get. Won’t be going back.
Very nice early dinner. Atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. Service was a little slow but good overall.
Fantastic meal! Loved the Tuna tower, burger, birthday dessert! Great room...everything was perfect!
Monique was wonderful!
And so was the food.
The Blood Martini was delicious, and for my friend's birthday they gave him a complimentary Baked Alaska that was amazing. I had salmon and it was delicious (although a bit on the small side). My husband had the skirt steak and he really enjoyed it. I tasted it and thought it was really good, but a bit peppery for my taste. The server was very attentive and polite. Overall a great dinner!
Very disappointed. Ordered the most expensive T-Bone steak. Bad presentation, no sauce, over cooked and hard to get waiter’s attention.
This is a great place. The service was over the top. The food was super. I’m coming back.
Great service, great bar scene
Food was fantastic but waitress disinterested in serving us.
Three items we ordered didn’t arrive. We had to remind her and we got 1 of the 3 and then gave up. Bill was wrong in end too and needed to be corrected.
I went with my daughters for my birthday dinner and we decided to share some of the small plates and an entree. The food was great, though our server was slow and mixed up our drink orders. The place is loud, but we would go back.
Have eaten at Vault164 many times and always have enjoyed the whole visit! This time I was very disappointed!! Ordered a drink over the rocks and got it str up. II had a Philly steak sandwich and there was literally two bite size pieces of steak. I expected a bit more for an $18.00 sandwich! Poor service this particular day!
Wonderful server guided us through the menu with great recommendations. Tasty and interesting food. We focused on sharing s bunch of smaller plates.
Always attentive service and delicious food! We love eating here every time we are near San Mateo. Don’t miss the crispy Brussels !!!
Our server Tina made my birthday a very special occasion. She took my very unique drink order and was apply to translate it well to the bartender so I could enjoy my favorite Jeanne-tini . She gave us time between appetizers and main dishes and quickly supplied new fresh napkins or cutlery as needed while waiting on many other patrons.
The food was delicious and offered many different plates to satisfy all palates.
I’ve been to Vault 164 about 1/2 dozen times already and the service, food and wine list just keeps getting better and better. Kudos!
Love the restaurant. A go to when I am in he area. Especially Brussels sprouts!
I was pleasantly surprised by the way exceptional service. From the sweet ladies at the front desk to our waitress and her incredible personality and service and the manager they all delighted us.
We were in a room that had a large loud party and it was noisy but the manager came over apologized and asked if he could buy us a dessert. It was so unexpected and so nice. We had their amazing creme brûlée.
Great food and service
The restaurant is loud and not great for a family dinner; however it is the service that lags most. Inattentive at best. Dinner was average but not enjoyed because of the waiter who was all but impossible to get a response from