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About West Park Bistro

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 Oscar Kintanar'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.

788 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3.00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday : 4:30 pm - 10.00 pm, Sunday; 5.00 pm-9.00 pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 453-3313

Website:
http://www.westparkbistro.com/

Catering:
We utilize fresh ingredients to cater to your corporate and private needs.

Parking Details:
10 cars private parking lot, public and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Oscar Kintanar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We provide three private party rooms for all types of events, functions, and celebrations.

West Park Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (6)
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Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Service was good and waitress informed me food was at my table when I took my son outside for a bit.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was most enjoyable, Business guest from New York loved the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We opted for a 5:30 dinner. Hardly anyone in the restaurant at that hour. The lighting and ambiance are nice, seating is comfortable and service was friendly and timely. The stuffed chicken breast with provolone was very tasty and more than sufficient. The salmon was cooked just right. The key lime pie was good, but very rich and sugary. It was good, but I'd try something else next time. This is a great spot and we'll definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were surprised that the restaurant was mostly empty on a Tuesday night around 7 p.m. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was wonderful. We started with the roasted cauliflower which I didn't care, for but my husband enjoyed. I thought the cauliflower should have been roasted a bit more. I had the pear and gorgonzola ravioli and my husband had the spaghetti and meatballs we were both extremely happy with our choices. The ravioli tasted freshly made and the cream sauce was so delicious I wanted a spoon! The toffee bread pudding was very sweet, but the vanilla gelato it came with offered the perfect balance. While it was delicious, it wasn't the traditional bread pudding I was hoping for. Next time I will order a different dessert. So overall, the restaurant has a nice atmosphere; I enjoyed the fire wall, the food was delicious, and the waiter was pleasant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our waitress, Cameron, was charming, warm, and gave great menu advice. She is a total asset to this restaurant! Just a lovely girl!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

excellent meal, appetizers : octopus, meatballs; entrees: bronzino fish, steak all good

one party had the pear and cheese ravioli as an entree, very good but too sweet for an entree

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My dinner was delicious from the tasty calamari appetizer, yummy arugula & beet salad to the delicious pork chop with sweet potato fries. I was too full for dessert and will have to try that next time. It was also a surprise treat to see a former student, Caesar, as part of the very professional wait staff.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Had whole family together for a great evening at West Park. Service was terrific and everyone left happy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious Paella, attentive service, very good kids menu. Coffee was also excellent and so often in restaurants it is not

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The entrees we ordered (skirt steak, stuffed chicken breast, and prawns linguini) were all very tasty and good size servings. However, the fried calamari was the worst I ever had. Very dry, over-cooked, too salty, with way too many tentacles and not enough of main part of the calamari. Service was very good and I would eat there again, but not order the calamari.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We sat outside on the street side patio, it was a very nice evening. The food was really good, but the service was slow. The appetizer plates are small, so if you are sharing you'll need to think about two portions. The cocktails choices included their own versions of popular drinks, and they were all good. The beer choices could be expanded a bit for those who prefer an ale over a cocktail. Overall, it was good experience and will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service good food, loved the lamb sandwich.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food quality was poor for the price - tasteless burger for $18 and under-cooked pasta for $20. Most positive experience was being able to eat curbside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The service was incredibly friendly and quick. The wine was pricey. I only got one glass because of the high price and it was okay. The food was amazing. Highly recommend the crab cakes and the asparagus. Would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I obviously made an error. I give the restaurant 5 stars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food. We had the pork chop and it was excellent with sweet potato fries and a delicious salad on the plate.

It gets bryter eveey time we go there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food, great service! When one meal wasn't what we had expected, it was readily and happily replaced. Servers were friendly and truly accommodating. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Staff was phonominal helpful in every chance they had.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food is excellent but service is not the greatest and a little overpriced. Waiter friendly but it took quite a long time for our food to come and we had to keep asking for things.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I have been to West Park Bistro for 2 separate business meals with clients from overseas. The menu is diverse and the service is always exceptional. This is a great place for business meetings over good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Scallops were great. Salmon was okay. Service was slow.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

My salmon was overlooked and had a terrible green sauce on top. When we brought it to the waiter's attention, he totally ignored the issue. We shared a crab appetizer and both had fish. We had no alcohol and the bill was $91.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

It’s been 3 months. Great to be back eating at WPB. We had Octopus, Wrapped Dates, Curry Cauliflower, Salmon, & Branzini paired with a bottle of 2012 Chateau La Fiole Du Pape. Usually parking can be a challenge in San Carlos; however, it was very available this Sunday eve.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Beautiful dining
Great service and I really enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The cuisine is exceptional and the menu offers choices to please a variety of palates. Lovely, elegant ambience. Great service. Worth a visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

When I'm in the area for work meetings, I like to take the team to someplace special on our last night; The West Park Bistro is our new favorite. We enjoyed the delicious calamari and crab cakes for appetizers. We each tried something different: Scallops, Skirt Steak, Salmon and I had Chilean Sea Bass. OMG .. it was perfectly prepared, and sitting on a bed of sliced fingerling potatoes, with wild mushrooms and sweet maui onions. I LOVE Chilean Sea Bass, and this was the best I've ever had. Next Team meeting .. we're going here

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food and service was very good...if you're gluten free, they have options.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

West Park Bistro is a casual yet classy gem. The food and wine were outstanding and it was the best dining experience that we have had in a very long time. The restaurant is quiet, which is a very much appreciated and rare attribute. The service was impeccable yet not stuffy. Everything was just right!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

My friend and I had a very nice time here for her birthday. I would order the chicken in a heartbeat..which I don't normally do at a restaurant. We did sit in the back dining room ,which at first I was pleased as I had not sat there before. I should have scanned the room however and noted a party of about 16 coming and moved to the front. Just the two of us trying to talk very loudly to be heard over the 16.. other people came in and went back out. I have been a hostess and a waitress in my lifetime and get trying to spread out the tables.,but really you should never seat a small party by a large group.. or even in the same room...unless the whole place is going to be packed and everyone will be shouting.

great food though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I had a delicious dinner and will definitely be back in the near future. We tried the bacon wrapped dates, onion soup, mixed green salad, filet mignon, and the spaghetti. The spaghetti was a pretty small portion, but other than that, everything was really tasty. They have a solid cocktail list (try the mini skirt martini!) and nice patio seating. We were a bit distracted by some other patrons that were loudly playing music from their own boom box on the patio. It would've been nice if the restaurant had asked them to turn off their music.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Group of 9-- good choices-- good food-- low noise level-- server eager to please-- will return

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went for Father's Day. Everyone was happy. Great food and good service. The best calamari out there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Nice setting on Laurel. Has indoor and outdoor seating. We got window table that was quiet so we could talk. Server was attentive and provided our drinks promptly. My wife enjoyed a glass of pinot. They had a full serve bar available. The salad was excellent. The ravioli was very good but would have preferred a marinara sauce. Server provided a complimentary birthday dessert. Would certainly return. Parking in the area is difficult. Plan for extra time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Always a fabulous meal! The owner is great along with the rest of the staff. Entrees are always prepared beautifully.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Very much enjoyed my choices and it's not often that I am completely happy with a restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Wanted the lighter-fare of fish tonight. We had Branzini & Sea Bass. Bacon Wrapped dates & Crab cake starters. Nicely paired with a bttl of 2010 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Kuala Lumpur)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a wonderful night at West Park Bistro. We were a party of 8 and had starters, mains & desserts and everyone loved everything we had. Will be going back here often. It is now one of our favourite restaurants in San Carlos.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had very good experience, the food is solid, we had one of the two private rooms, service was good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food tasty, party of 5, food took way too long to arrive and little communication. Table next to us came after us and got food before us

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went on Mothers Day, with a fixed price menu---$36 including a desert. The problem was the quantity of the food was disappointing. There were about 6 items to choose from, I had the french toast, it had fresh berries and little else. I understand the fixed price menu on Mothers Day but the quantity was meager. We've eaten there several times in the past and have been OK, not outstanding. After this experience we will not go back, there are too many restaurants in San Carlos that are superior.

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