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West Park Bistro, San Carlos, CA
West Park Bistro, San Carlos, CA
West Park Bistro, San Carlos, CA
West Park Bistro, San Carlos, CA
West Park Bistro, San Carlos, CA

West Park Bistro

4.7
4.7
677 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
West Park Bistro is nestled in the heart of downtown San Carlos & is built on the principle of solely using fresh local produce. The newly-founded establishment boasts an award winning wine collection designed to compliment a contemporary menu, exclusively using the most satisfactory hand cuts of meat & seafood. Chef James's vision encompasses a genre of cuisine that endorses the most sophisticated form of dining. The warm atmosphere & quaint design supplies the ideal destination for brunch, lunch or dinner. The grand Wine Cellar is quintessential for corporate or private events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 453-3313
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    James Lopez
  • Catering
    We utilize fresh ingredients to cater to your corporate and private needs.
  • Private party facilities
    We provide many dining options with various menus and venues -- perfect for both formal and informal private event & holidays parties ! Learn more at westparkbistro.com
  • Private party contact
    Honor Alkan and Susan Allam: (844) 389-2515
  • Neighborhood
    San Carlos
  • Cross street
    Olive
  • Parking details
    10 cars private parking lot, public and street parking available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 677 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

677 Reviews
  1. hungrylady

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Eggs on the Benedict a bit overcooked. Fabulous service by Fagen!

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  2. JanetM

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of the food is always consistently good, the service excellent, and the abience pleasant. It's our family's favorite dining venue. Some of our favorite dishes are: pork chop, (always flavorful), the best fish tacos (lunch), pear/gorganzola filled pasta, fish dishes. Soups & salads good....the dessert menu is just okay.

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  3. Teresa24

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service at West Park Bistro!

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  4. Kenneth127

    San Francisco

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great neighbor restaurant for lunch and dinner. Good food, good service and convent location.

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  5. jack

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    All four in our party enjoyed our meals. The only glitch was food not coming out of the kitchen appropriately. The owner did come out and apologize just before we left.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good, and the food was great.

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  7. Diana

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had a nice quiet space where we got a chance to catch up with things in our lives and enjoy the holiday season together. It was lovely to be there.

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  8. Kenneth127

    San Francisco

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    West Park Bistro is a great neighborhood restaurant to go to. Everything is very good. Great service, very good food, great bar. ambience is excellent. And for a special evening, have a group and enjoy the wine cellar.

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  9. Chris

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating to our Christmas brunch group. Wonderful service and a menu to please everyone.

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  10. AnnieC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, delicious food, nice ambiance!

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  11. KHatch

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely awesome service and very helpful with diner's specific gf needs.

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  12. notfinicky

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are outside on a Sunday evening and it was very quiet and pleasant. Food was delicious.

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  13. SnV91622

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in all areas. Food was perfect. Halibut cooked to perfection and pasta and clams was amazing. Will definitely return Manager and staff very attentive Very nice place. !!

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  14. YvonneS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great spot to get together with friends. We were not rushed, staff were friendly.

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  15. BobM

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    West Park Bistro is on the quieter end of Laurel Street in San Carlos. They offer an interesting and varied menu and a good selection of wines. Our server was personable and knowledgeable about their offerings. He even decanted our Rombauer Zinfandel!

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  16. Kenneth127

    San Francisco

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was very good as always. A good place to go for a nice night dining out.

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  17. MeighanWF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We love this place but will never again make the mistake of eating inside. The sound was deafening. My six year old sat with hands over ears and my parents couldn’t hear a thing. Really dampened the evening

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  18. diane

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were eleven guests at our table. Friends that have not visited nor shared a meal in quite a while. Not only was the food tasty and well presented--the staff was knowledgable and friendly. Mourad, the owner stopped by often to visit and to see if we needed further service. We have been to West Park Bistro for many years and have enjoyed the well made and artful parklet as well as the continued updating of the interior of the restaurant. Is WestParkBistro a favorite "go to" restaurant? Absolutely. Until the next time diane

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was not warned about Mother’s Day prixe fixe meal when I made the reservation and at 55$ a person it was not worth it.

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  20. markviews

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Right off the bat, our server basically announced that he was sick. That’s always a fun way to start brunch. We ordered coffee and appetizers only to have one appetizer come out and the other take a super long time. The excuse, which the server assured us that it wasn’t our fault (how could it be?), was something about the computer not sending orders to the kitchen, which was obviously not true because we were actually receiving one of the orders. It wasn’t busy, as we were one of three tables in the entire place. We ordered our entrees and they also took a really long time. My Park Bistro Omelet was OK, my wife had some jalapeño omelet, which was also OK, but my daughter’s chicken and waffle was pretty bad. Soggy waffle with flavorless chicken breast on it. I know this place is known for having a good dinner, but as a brunch place, it’s not good.

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  21. livetoeat

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    WPB used to be one of my favorite restaurants but service has really deteriorated. The restaurant was not crowded at all but we had to wait a long time for our food to arrive at our table. I ordered coffee and the cream curdled immediately after I poured it into the cup. I have never had that happen before. It appears there is new management and I think service and quality has suffered.

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  22. Doby

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just fair. Sat inside and there were a lot of children around so noisy.

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  23. Natalie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for Easter brunch and were very pleased with our experience. I've been here for dinner several times before. The food was great - I had the eggs Benedict, and they did not disappoint. I really loved the potatoes and arugula salad that came with it - seasoned perfectly. Other dishes ordered were burger, jalapeño egg scramble without the jalapeños, and skirt steak with scrambled eggs. The server was very attentive and friendly. My only suggestion is to keep the music a little quieter. There was all this Michael Jackson music, which I don't mind, but it was a tad bit too loud. Overall, wonderful experience.

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  24. LisaS

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Easter brunch. The website did not show there was a "special" menu. I am vegan so only had one "sort of" option whereas the regular menu has more. Our waiter basically said kind of rudely - "sorry we are strict with the menu and you can't ask for anything off of the menu or changes". The avocado toast was underwhelming over overpriced in my opinion ($19). First I didn't get the egg (as I'm vegan) and it was a bland mushy bit of guacamole on some VERY basic wheat bread. So disappointing. The breakfast potatoes were good. And the rest of my table mates enjoyed their meals.

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  25. sheryln

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a nice place to eat in San Carlos; service is great. The food is good and the prices are pretty low in comparison to many places now. We had brunch and everything was nicely done: eggs benedict and their version of French toast. Pleasant outside seating.

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  26. DianeN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Got very noisy inside so would definitely sit outside next time. Waiter was courteous but low energy - couldn’t hear what he was saying as he spoke very softly. Would definitely come back.

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  27. Evan

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was excellent. This was my first time at the restaurant, and I will definitely return.

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  28. 227Edinburgh

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a great place to go with friends after work or to enjoy a family meal. Very warm welcome and the servers are the best

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  29. Happy2Eat

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was fantastic. Even with a private party the staff was very attentive. Great special cocktail selections. Salmon and sea bass was flavorful.

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  30. CheriL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable outside dining! Service and food exceptional. They let us stay for a very leisurely lunch!

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  31. Paulie

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I feel bad writing this review as the wait staff were extremely friendly and were working very hard. Unfortunately, the food was not as good as we would have hoped. We had appetizer's which were lacking the main ingredient of the appetizer. The entrees were very bland and one of them had to be sent back and redone. The noise level in the dining room was one of the loudest we have ever experienced. Very difficult to have any conversation. Again, the staff were doing an awesome job but if the food is not inspiring then there are a number of other restaurants in the area that know how to prepare excellent food. That's what dinning is all about.

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  32. s907112

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation for indoor seating for Valentines Day. However, we still have to wait for about 20 minutes which is not that bad. They only had the Valentine's menu that day. Food were pretty good and big portions. Server is really nice as well. Highly recommended.

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  33. BobB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day. Very crowded but food was still great

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  34. LisaC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner for Valentine’s Day. We will definitely do it again!

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  35. Kenneth127

    San Francisco

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With beautiful balloons it set the mood for a romantic Valentine Dinner. The food drinks and service was excellent. Tully enjoyed the entire dinner. Thank you Ken and Bobbie Lebovitz

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  36. MichaelW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the meal and our kids did as well.

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  37. Fabiola

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch is delicious!

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  38. Miyamari

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and their meals were delicious. They did not offer kids menu although it’s listed on the open table menu.

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  39. Benjy92

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great (maybe the burger was too cooked for mid-rare). Cocktails were enjoyable and they have good desserts (Dome or Bread pudding). The staff was attentive.

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  40. Friend

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. Service was professional and friendly. Good stuff.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

West Park Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. West Park Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 453-3313.

West Park Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for West Park Bistro

788 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Olive
  • Neighborhood
    San Carlos
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    10 cars private parking lot, public and street parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    James Lopez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 453-3313
  • Catering
    We utilize fresh ingredients to cater to your corporate and private needs.
  • Private party facilities
    We provide many dining options with various menus and venues -- perfect for both formal and informal private event & holidays parties ! Learn more at westparkbistro.com
  • Private party contact
    Honor Alkan and Susan Allam: (844) 389-2515
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