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Tue, 2/20
10:30 PM

Terrace Cafe and Veranda Bar - Best Western El Rancho Inn

78 reviews
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$30 and under
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Terrace Cafe located poolside at Best Western El Rancho Inn features Contemporary American Cuisine. A hidden oasis in the city of Millbrae on the San Francisco Peninsula.Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:30AM - 11:00AM
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Brunch: Sunday; 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(650) 742-5588
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our Palm Room features our famous underwater bar back as seen in the movie "The Right Stuff". We can accommodate up to 120 people in this room. Our Veranda Room can accommodate up to to 30 people. This private room is next to our main dining room and bar.
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Private party contact
Michael Brogdon: (650) 871-0208
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Cross street
Center Street
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Parking details
Complimentary parking anywhere on hotel grounds.
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Public transit
6 Blocks from Caltrain and Bart. On El Camino Real SamTrans line
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Special events & promotions
Easter and Mother's Day Brunch is served in our Palm Room, downstairs featuring our underwater pool view. Our Palm room is available for private parties and special events. Contact Michael Brogdon for more information on booking your next event.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 78 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MollyN (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Terrace Cafe is OK. The food was really very good, but the service was slow and the vibe was definitely for an older crowd.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and service was great....thank you we will be returning soon

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

My book group met here and everyone loved their food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

I had a recent banquet in the veranda room. Michael the manager was very rude. The food and service was terrible. I would never book an event there again.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Carlos, our waiter was wonderful He was attentive and gave us plenty of time to make our choices and let us gather and talk for as long as we wanted

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

when arrive by 7.45 no one knew of the reservation the table for two by window

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

This is my "go to" place when I want great food and be in the perfect atmosphere to visit.

Fab6 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 25, 2017

Quiet ambiance allows for conversation. Good food, nice menu, good service.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

Love this place. Friendly and quick service. Great food. Perfect atmosphere to catch up with friends and not feel rushed.

vipDennis (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

This is a great place for special occasions, especially Easter Brunch. This is also an excellent place for private parties.

Jeffh (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

We have been coming here for years traveling. They had a mbeet salad that was awesome, it is still on the menu here on open table but they no longer serve it, bummer. They had almost no one in the restaurant, they were out of some things, and the service wasnt the best, but they made every effort to make us happy. I hope they put my beet salad back! We are here several times a year for travel!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

The waiter was awesome (did not write down his name) on Friday, 2/17. He was attentive but not intrusive and had a great attitude and fun sense of humor. I had to return my beverage (which is something I have rarely done), as I did not care for the taste, and he did everything to assure me that it was no problem and make it right. Just wonderful service! It is a great setting for having a relaxed conversation without having to shout over the noise level like so many other places. They also have some booths, which is somewhat of a rarity these days. Food was great and prices were reasonable. Definitely will be back!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

Your staff is fabulous. The food was delicious. However, this one visit food could have been warmer

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2016

I ordered the beet salad, which was a combination of roasted beets, raw beets & beet chips on a bed of lettuce with dressing. It was quite good, and not overdressed. Next, I had butternut squash ravioli served with brown sage butter. The pasta was a bit overcooked (I prefer al dente), and the brown sage butter was broken. I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir which was good enough for a 2nd glass.

The waiter was nice & attentive. The atmosphere was quiet. The restaurant was hard to find. I had mapping software take me so far, and then I phoned the restaurant to help guide me the rest of the way. The guy on the phone couldn't have been nicer.

I would definitely come back, but would steer clear of the pasta. I'm guessing the other dishes would have been better based on other reviews.

Fab6 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2016

The Flatiron steak was cooked to order perfectly and was delicious. Since it was a birthday celebration, the scrumptious creme brûlée was brought with birthday candles! The servers made a point of serving all five entrees at the same time. How many restaurants do that with mixed orders? We will be back.