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Terrific food and service. The place seems to be revived from a few years ago.
Everything was perfect except the lobster, which was very tough. Neither my husband nor I could eat it. We should have said something but we didn’t. In retrospect, considering the price, it was important that it be brought to your attention.
Impeccable food and service! Everything was phenomenal and would highly recommend to everyone to experience this.
The food was delicious and looked beautiful as well. It was a very quiet evening and the server took very good care of us. Enjoyed ourselves and had a very good time.
Restaurant only offered Prix fixe menus. Given the price of the dishes they were still inflexible to substitute to accommodate food allergies to dairy or wheat. Both are increasingly common and even more expensive finer restaurants provide options.
We decided to treat ourselves to an elegant holiday dinner. Viognier was a no-brainer. Our server, Mark, was professional and friendly. The cuisine was wonderfully prepared and nicely presented. Best high-end restaurant around.
My family and I had a lovely dinner. Thomas took great care of us. Service was excellent. Thank you
Service was excellent. Traditional style service...
Food was very tasty. Only negative is my ribeye was a little tougher than I would like it to be, considering the cost it should have melted in my mouth. Cooked to perfection but the quality of meat seemed to be low.
Desserts were beautifully presented...I recommend the Snow White.
I met with an old friend at Viognier. As I expected, the food and service were excellent. We both started with the crab cake. I had the beef special; it was very good. The restaurant ran out of its homemade chocolate ice cream, but there were other dessert choices that were very good. The restaurant was quiet, which was one major reason for choosing it. Overall, excellent, although a bit high priced.
Wonderful... next level
Amazing food, service, and overall experience! I will definitely be back as soon as I’m in San Mateo again!
Chef RJ has restored the high quality fine dining experience to Viognier. Great wine pairing!
Excellent, creative food and experience on the tasting menu. Easy parking and great value. Only issue was that an older white wine was past its peak- fixing that would have made it exceptional.
Fabulous food and service. Really made the occasion special.
So sad to say this, but for 150.00 a head I expected more. The service was painfully slow and for the most part inattentive. The food was at most average for the 3 course prix fix menu. One of my courses was actually cold. We got the wine pairing, which, at 18.00 a glass were just average wines. I was hoping for more.
We LOVE this place! The meal was exceptionally delicious and the wine pairings were interesting and perfectly chosen to meet the best flavors of the food. Although we have been pleased every time we go, this last meal (September 2019) was easily the most delightful.
Everything was excellent from the moment we sat down and received a congratulations note for our 25th Wedding Anniversary to our lovely table by a window. Carlos the Sommelier was amazing and very informative on the food and wine selection, and the servers were prompt and attentive. The food, drinks and ambience were wonderful. The only drawbacks were:
You have to walk through Draeger's Market to get to the restaurant
The air conditioner was turned up very high and we had to ask a couple times to have it turned down but I ended up eating part of my meal in my coat.
The menu is set up with only a 3-course or a 7-course meal (so no a la carte starters or entrees) and it's pretty pricey.
If you choose to do the wine pairings with each course that can be expensive for two, so we opted for a bottle.
If you are celebrating a special occasion it's a nice choice, just remember to bring a coat. :)
The seven course dinner should definitely need to improve, especially the cold and a bit salty corn soup.
Little too quiet. Over priced wine list. Food and service was great.
While the service was terrific, the quality of the meal was poor and extremely overpriced. The salad was drenched in vinegar dressing and the food tasted bland. We were also asked to leave the restaurant early for closing! Huge disappointment.
One of the very best food-wine pairing and taste experiences on the peninsula.
Service very good.
Portions, of course, are small.
One main course, Wagu beef, was difficult to slice and chew. Sad.
For a special meal, i would look elsewhere.
Excellent service and very good food. Especially nice for a special occasion. A lot o nice touches that made our night special.
Excellent food, well-prepared and well-presented. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Undoubtedly pricey, but this was a special occasion, and 6 very satisfied guests meant that it was well worth the outlay.
We had a wonderful evening celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Mark our waiter and the staff and chef did a great job!
Amazing flavors ...pretty food ....a little pricey but worth it ...our server was excellent
Tasting menu, charcuterie, and cheese appetizer were all really tasty. Service presentation as expected. Wine service not as expected. Wine menu has lots of cross outs as if it has been a while since updates. For a Friday night, sommelier was absent. Server did his best to pinch hit but we were both stabbing in the dark rather than applying a lot of experience. Guess we should have gone for the additional wine pairing but...
It was very quiet, particularly for a Saturday night, but that meant the service was great and the noise level was low.
Viognier used to be a go to for us. Then menus and things changed; and now it’s back on the rotation as an amazing place to make any dining out night special. Excellent service, food, and attention to detail. Great to have you back!
Outstanding food and service. Best dining experience we have had in this area in years.
Excellent foods and good wines selections ! Congrats to the pastry chef!
Rare to find such high quality food and service in the peninsular. We usually have to drive into SF for this level of food and service - so glad to find an alternative without all the headaches and inconvenience going into SF, and it's cheaper than SF too.
We had a really fantastic prix fixe dinner here. Each course had very nice choices and the wine pairing was nicely priced. The food is elegant, well-prepared and interesting. Service is excellent. Just wish the decor matched the elegance of the meal. Also, the background music is a little dated and staid. Something more contemporary or with a quiet world beat vibe would be nice. Otherwise, this restaurant is a true hidden gem, upscale and just fantastic and worthy of any special occasion or foodie night out.
I went there with my wife to celebrate my birthday. We had the three course meal. The waitress was very friendly, the ambiance upscale and the food was delicious. The waitress even gave us each a free glass of champagne to celebrate my birthday. Highly recommended for special occasions!
We enjoyed a three course meal with wine pairing. From the moment we were greeted until the very end the staff was attentive and professional. The food was cooked perfectly. The visual on the food was thoughtful. We capped the delicious meal and wonderful evening off with a 10 year tawny port. We will definitely return.
Foods were great. services were incredibly good. servers were knowledgeable and helpful.
The food, service and ambiance was wonderful!! This is a great place for a special occasion!!
Impeccable service. Dishes were like art and tasted fantastic. This is the go to restaurant in San Mateo for a special occasion. TJ was a gracious and informative waiter.
Wonder server; food was exceptional. Quiet and gracious environment.
Permanently Closed - Viognier is rated 4.5 stars by 1050 OpenTable diners.