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The Van's Restaurant On the Hill

) #4 of 65 Restaurants in Belmont €€ - €€€ American
815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
+1 650-591-6525
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (16 reviews)
“pork chop” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
€€ - €€€
815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come for the view and nice presentation of food. Surprised to find this restaurant in a residential area. Due to its strategic position in the middle of a hill, the restaurant harbors a grand view of San Mateo county from almost any direction. Adequate service,...More

Thank Phil Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still love Van's. It was to celebrate an upcoming 75th birthday. 3 had the french onion soup, and I had the deviled eggs - they are unique and so yummy! This time I gave up my favorite Prime Rib for a Filet Mignon. It was...More

1  Thank Ms_Gary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned after several months. Do not go during peak hours. Free parking. Staff friendly. Food average

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The Van's has been a tradition for years. This restaurant can't rely on my occasional visit (once every 5 years) to stay in business. Thank god they don't need to. We make reservations for a very early dinner, and we're lucky we did. By the...More

Thank alamocitykit
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Belmont in and out since 1952. Guess what ..... I just found out about trip advisor so I thought I should give my go to eatery a shout. It's been around forever. Still one of the best places in town to...More

Thank normw524
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Food & service is good. Parking very difficult if busy. Tables close to each other. View is great from top of hill.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lunch with a friend brought us to the Van's. Table window with view of bay. Service was good and not bothersome to our long conversation catching up on each other's life and families. I had a french dip sandwich and my friend a hamburger- both...More

Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Up "on the Hill" but convenient to get to, we were there with another couple and everyone enjoyed their food and the service. The view is great and the dishes tasty. My only recommendation is to have the server put the dressing on the side...More

1  Thank Ken P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As the title says, it has good view of the area. On a clear day, you can see the San Mateo bridge. This is a family style restaurant. We went there with my hubby last weekend and there are 3 kids celebrating their birthday dinner....More

Thank Suri E
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great location on top of the hill ,perfect for family gathering for all ages . If you go before sunset you'll enjoy the peninsula view more but still beautiful at night.friendly staff and very warm and cozy environment . Tried 5 different item on the...More

Thank banafsheh b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Belmont Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-2013
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 650-591-6525
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