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Viognier

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222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079 (B St. and Ellsworth)
+1 650-685-3727
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17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

We dined here on Thanksgiving, not realizing there was a special menu. I had already planned my meal, having spent time researching Viognier specialties so it was a bit disappointing having to settle for anything else - though all the food was delicious. Getting to the restaurant was a bit difficult. Draeger's Market was closed so we could not enter... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Loved the variety of food and gin liquor collection. The duck board plate with duck bacon, confit & pate was outstanding. The tempura squash dish was very good. The server was friendly and knowledgeable.

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San Francisco, California
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, great ambiance, great wine pairings in the Peninsula. The Bay Area has some of the best dining options in the world (and I've been fortunate enough to have experienced much of the world), and Viognier offers very good food, nicely plated, in an upscale ambiance for a fun night out. Yes, it shares a building with an upscale... More 

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San Mateo, California
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169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Maybe an off night. We eat here once a quarter with friends and it's usually really good. Service was good but not as crisp as usual this night. Bottle of wine came after our appetizer had arrived. That was odd. Shared a salad and flatbread before entree..nice but nothing spectacular. The cod with spinach was excellent but others had the... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

I was travelling to the South San Francisco area -- this restaurant was recommended by a friend. Great EXCLUSIVE and ROMANTIC dinner spot. Impressive wine list. Luckily I ate with a colleague who brought a bottle of 2004 Bordeaux from his cellar to share. Their corkage fee was $25. Dinner was exclusive, tasteful and flavor-rich. Leave room for their Trio... More 

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Turnhout, Belgium
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130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Very weird combination of good food, good wine (red too cold), clinical interior and strange location inside a super market. This restaurant certainly delivers good food from an extensive menu; the wine list is impressive, but they ran out of the red selected before the end of our dinner. Nevertheless the dining was great. Our private room was just that...... More 

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San Francisco, California
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159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

My first time to go for a business dinner event. it's a bit difficult to find as it's located on the 2nd floor of a grocery shop. However, it has a extensive list of wines to match your food. Tried Zuckerman’s Melon Salad. Very artistically structured first course. For entree, I had roasted duck leg. It was tender and lean.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

I travel to San Mateo to visit our kids at least 3-4 times a year. Finding a decent restaurant is always a headache. Been here twice so far. Once on the Boxing day for dinner and liked it. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it now serves lunch as well. After the recent fiasco of dining out 2... More 

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Foster City, California
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

My friend reserved a valentine dinner for us last minute and they were nice enough to squeeze us in a day before valentine. But it's an early one since that's the only one available, Since it's an early one, there were very few customers yet it's so hard to find a waiter to wait on us. The food is good.... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Over the years, I've eaten here. This visit was an unpleasant surprise. While the staff was gracious and the table looked very nice, the food was many steps down from what it had been. My companion and I had four dishes, three of which were not the gourmet experience expected. The very small caesar salad was built of four minute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
    (B St. and Ellsworth)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train / San Mateo Stop 1 block away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-685-3727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?