Town opened in March of 2006. Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos. Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines.
San Carlos, CA 94070
American, Steakhouse, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch:Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday-Friday - Mid-Day Menu: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(650) 595-3003 ext. 7
Street parking in the front of Town on Laurel Street. Also there is a large free public parking lot in the rear of the restaurant.
Located walking distance from the San Carlos Cal Train Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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In the heart of downtown San Carlos, Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines. Our private dining room is perfect for your personal or corporate gatherings.
Town Ratings and Reviews
As always, we enjoyed our time at Town. Great service, ambiance, and a wide variety of food. One heads-up to would be diners with young toddlers/infants needing a high chair- ask for a table outside or a non-booth table towards the front when making your reservation. The high chair does not mesh well with the booth table - the table is too high, and due to the elevated booth the high chair can't be scooted comfortably under the booth. They were able to move us to a non-booth table in the front, and it all worked out well.
Town is a very noisy local spot mainly intertaining an older crowd (especially at the bar).
The ribs I had were over sweet almost sickering. The Green Beans were just as bad. I think for the price you pay there should be more on the favor of the food instead of covering the tast with sauce.
I had set a reservation to celebrate a birthday there and they were absolutely AMAZING! They were able to surprise the birthday individual by going above and beyond which I absolutely appreciated! Food was amazing! I didn't particularly like my prime rib cause it was mostly chucks of fat so I just ended up cutting it out and eating around it. I'm glad the birthday individual loved the ribeye! Super satisfied. They also surprised him with a desert after our dinner.
What I was impressed with was how friendly and how they greeted us with a smile upon arrive and had the table ready! Our waiter and host was amazing and overall, I thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Ps. That Latin corn was spot on! Yum!
Thanks for having us and making a birthday special!! We will be framing the menu! :)
Hostess was quick to seat us upon our arrival. Waitress was super friendly and attentive to us; especially kind to my daughter. She helped with wine selection and always came to us smiling. We were celebrating my birthday and the bread pudding was awesome as per usual. Food did not disappoint either. Love Town.
Overall very nice restaurant. My wife and I shared the ribeye steak. We asked for medium and it came what we from the Midwest would consider rare. We asked the waiter to have it cooked to medium and it came back medium-rare, so we just ate it as all the sides were getting cold. All of the food was very good quality. The desert menu was limited so we went to another restaurant down the street for dessert.
My wife had an enchilada that was so hard , the tortilla, that it was difficult to eat. The chicken was like a rubber chicken. Overall, not a good plate for the money , or even if it were one dollar. Not going back. Second time we have been here with inferior food. Never going back
We normally love to go to Town for special occasion dinners, and have always found the food to be of highest quality. This time, on our anniversary, we had a different experience. I ordered the Horseradish crusted Filet Mignon medium, and it came closer to well-done. Hence, it was dry and tough. My husband ordered the special, a crusted Salmon. The crust was so hard to chew that he finally scooped the fish out of the crust and ate the fish without it.
This is an unusual experience for us at Town. We WILL go back again to see if maybe there were just some new people working in the kitchen who hadn't gotten the knack.
I have been to Town several times over the last few years and I have loved it every time. Their steaks are wonderful (I love the Filet, medium-rare with peppercorn sauce, creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes), their classic Manhattan and the bread pudding. I always under-eat for a day or two before I go so I'll have room for all the food.
First of all I will thank the Manager for paying for our meal due to the delays in food service. Kind of a weird night and this is the second time it's happened to us at the 5 o'clock seating on a holiday. We didn't order much . We had a beer and a martini which was tasty. We ordered the cauliflower which my wife loves and kept eating. And we ordered the chicken n ribs as a entree to share which took til after 6pm to arrive and by then my wife filled up on cauliflower and she brought her dinner home. They did apologize that they had a very busy brunch but we were hoping for a nice early meal to get home and enjoy the rest of the evening. Town is our favorite restaurant but some consistency is lacking . Hope it improves because we like to make that special trip from Fremont to enjoy the food and ambiance.
Tried Town with friends last night. Just average and everyone was underwhelmed with the food. Two of our guest's dinners fell to the ground...complete accident. The manager, without our asking, didn't charge us for our entrees. The service we received was good but our meals lacked flavor and creativity.
We celebrated Kelvin's birthday. Nice touch was the personalized menus! Our waiter was very nice, welcoming. The wedge salad was yummy! K ordered his fave meatloaf, BT ordered the teriyaki skirt steak...They loved it esp with onion rings and mashed potatoes. B finished it and T brought a little home. I ordered the salmon...was tasty. Surprise birthday dessert was the bread pudding and they put a candle.
I'm sure that all sorts of people enjoy Town for all sorts of reasons. In our family, we go primarily for the filet mignon, and we are seldom disappointed. This last visit, I ventured into new territory and ordered the Town cut (16 oz) prime rib. It was served just at the edge of rare, perfectly to my liking. As long as there are meat-eaters in my family, we will continue to go to Town for those special-occasion dinners.
We went on a Saturday for dinner at 9:00 pm. We loved to see the place full of people, it has a nice energy, not quiet at all but we liked it. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. We had different cuts of meat and they were all great. A little bit pricey but it was worth it.
They have plenty of non-stop alcoholic drinks which is great for those driving. They have multiple TVs if you want to watch a game. This is not a quiet and romantic spot and I recommend it for a fun night with friends.
Prices reflect fine dining, but surroundings lend to a sports bar...t.v., loud, almost disjointed. Trying to be too many things. Fried cauliflower appetizer was the best thing. Pistachio crusted halibut did not taste fresh and probably should have been sent back. Halibut tostada appetizers did not taste fresh either. Kitchen could take a lesson from La Viga in RWC on how to do fish items. Wine list over priced by about 20%. Our server was very good...friendly and attentive. Since you asked: another friend gave me basically the same review, but not until after we dined there. She also said that she would never return. In the end, there are too many good restaurants in the area, that are less expensive and with exceptional quality, to pay more than is necessary .
Town is a VERY lively restaurant. It is packed all the time and quite loud. I like the noise level because it feels vibrant, but it can be hard to talk with your dining companions at times. The service is very good. Servers always seem very know the menu very well. They also have a gluten free menu, which offers lots of excellent low carb/low fat options.
The 75 cents per person for health insurance is VERY onerous. It is NOT the money, it is
a) Very bad policy. Should support the ACA insurance like everyone else.
b) It hypocritical in claiming it is not political when it VERY much is POLITICAL.
c)Food price is ALSO NOT the issue. It cost me $13 on a $290 bill. CORRECTION: this is 4.5% and could be absorbed by modest price increase.
I will not return until this policy is revoked.
This place never disappoints. The service is always top notch and the food is always amazing. On the rare occasion something does go wrong they will always correct it with no hassle. One of the best things about this place is that it can be great for a casual meal, first date, business meal, anniversary meal, etc etc. You just can't go wrong with this place.
PS. Always leave room for the bread pudding.
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