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For 2
7:00 PM
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Vault 164

1153 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Birthdays (18)
  • Good for a Date (17)
  • Business Meals (16)
Welcome to Vault 164, located in the heart of downtown San Mateo. Set in the old Crocker Bank on the corner of 2nd and B, the décor uses many of the building"s antique vault pieces sprinkled throughout the dining room and bar. We feature an eclectic and contemporary American cuisine. Stop by and enjoy our bourbon and maple glazed pork chop, served on sweet potato mash, or a savory Caramelized Onion, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Cambozola Cheese Flatbread. We offer a wide range of aged steaks and whole roasted chicken, fresh pasta, and unique salads. Our bar is great place to meet friends or watch a game, and it features a variety of classic and new cocktails, handmade to perfection, a large selection of beers on tap, and over 20 wines by the glass.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm

Dinner: Mon-Thurs 4:00pm-9:00pm*
Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm*
Dinner: Sun 5:00pm-8:30pm
Bar stays open later depending on how busy we are
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Phone number
(650) 348-8164
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gerardo Garcia
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Cross street
2nd Avenue
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Parking details
There are two large public garages: 1) On 2nd, between B St. and train tracks, adjacent to movie theater, and 2) on B St, between 3rd and 4th.
All street parking is free after 6pm
For daytime parking, there are numerous lots and metered parking on nearby streets
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Public transit
CalTrans stops just blocks from us
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Vault 164 Private Dining Room seats 64 people comfortably, and a 100 people standing.

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What 1153 People Are Saying
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kdmom (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always a good choice! Consistently excellent food in a nice environment. Try the brussel sprout chips!

vipKari (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service and menu options to satisfy everyone.

CarolynSue (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

MariP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food. Very happy and would definitely have lunch there again.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was mediocre at best. Lacked taste, extremely bland. Service was fine, over priced for what you get. Won’t be going back.

JimL (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice early dinner. Atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. Service was a little slow but good overall.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic meal! Loved the Tuna tower, burger, birthday dessert! Great room...everything was perfect!

JamesM372 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Monique was wonderful!
And so was the food.

tande (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

Minou (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very disappointed. Ordered the most expensive T-Bone steak. Bad presentation, no sauce, over cooked and hard to get waiter’s attention.