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.
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
On a warm night, there is no place I'd r ...
On a warm night, there is no place I'd rather be than Town. The most lively place on the Peninsula & the food never disappoints. One of our absolute favorites.
JJ is the best server in the Bay Area . ...
JJ is the best server in the Bay Area . Saoule is the best bar tender in the Bay Area so how can yo go wrong?
Very limited items for vegetarian. Not f ...
Very limited items for vegetarian. Not flexible to modify other items to make vegetarian meal (Burger - Skip meat). Good selection and food for Non-vegetarian.
Went for lunch, The burger was delicious ...
Went for lunch, The burger was delicious! The bread pudding was highly recommended, extremely rich and sweet. More like French toast with maple syrup. Server was pleasant.
We were seated upon our reservation time ...
We were seated upon our reservation time.Service was average, but our food was delicious as always. It arrived timely, from appetizers to the entrees. Overall a good visit.
Love that the have great food and spirit ...
Love that the have great food and spirits -- and are super kid friendly!
Solid food & atmosphere but service a total miss.
Was in the area for a special event; clearly this is one of the more popular spots in the neighborhood. The menu is solid and the food did not disappoint (drink selection very good as well). The restaurant is decorated nicely and feels cozy. Perhaps it was an off night, but the service was just honestly terrible. Everyone was pleasant, but it ended up taking us close to 2.5 hours to eat dinner. Each step of the meal, including the check at the end (which took an extra cycle to get correct), took too long. I'm generally not in a hurry, but this kind of restaurant just demands smoother operations - I never even figured out if we had an assigned waiter vs. the many people who confusingly stopped by over the course of the night.
Great food , great service!
Great food , great service!
Town is one of our favorite places for s ...
Town is one of our favorite places for special events such as birthday and anniversary dinners... or meeting up with friends and family who are visiting from out of town. Appetizers and entrees have been consistently very good. Among our favorites are the crab salad sandwich, roast chicken, ribs, and hamburgers. Desserts are very good too but our favorite is the bread pudding Service is outstanding
Service makes the difference
We had a great server and lunch was perfect... The restaurant was slow and the entrees took a bit more of what we had anticipated but because the service was so great we had a very good lunch,.
The trio and town special was really goo ...
The trio and town special was really good for the brunch service
We love Town. My son and I went for Brun ...
We love Town. My son and I went for Brunch. The meal is always excellent as is the service.
Fancy dinner place
Love this place for a fancy dinner. Not good for big groups but can accommodate up to 6 at a booth. Make sure you book early as seats fill fast! Steak portions are large.
Always SO good! Love the cocktails, soup ...
Always SO good! Love the cocktails, soup, & steak! Can't go wrong.
Food was not bad but main courses came w ...
Food was not bad but main courses came when we were still eating the appetizer. It's a no no especially since we ordered a bottle of wine The crab sushi also was extremely soggy Mains ok. Pistachio crusted halibut and scallops with risotto We skipped dessert. Desserts looked too heavy Server forgot about us at the end and disappeared So should be between 2 and 3 stars
The service and meal were outstanding. My bone in rib-eye steak was succulent to say the least. Also the deviled egg appetizer was to die for! Thanks for the excellent experience. Pete PS- As anticipated, a bit pricey.
Sal, our bartender, very efficient, frie ...
Sal, our bartender, very efficient, friendly, and engaging. Thanks!
The service was excellent, from the mome ...
The service was excellent, from the moment we walked in. The food was certainly good, but not to write home about. My issues concerned parking (nearly impossible) and the paucity of tables (I don't like booths.) As for ambience, it was a beautiful day, but inside the restaurant it felt dark and cramped. All of that being said, we had a delightful visit with long-lost friends.
Best In San Carlos!
I Love this restaurant! The Food, The ambiance, the service is nonpariel!
The staff seated us right on time for ou ...
The staff seated us right on time for our reservation on mothers day. Quick service and the food was top notch as always. And the bread pudding was the best as always.
Always a great experience eating here!
Always a great experience eating here!
Amy was awesome and very accommodating! ...
Amy was awesome and very accommodating! We celebrated a birthday and the menu customization was a nice touch. Always appreciate the good customer service and good quality food!
Attentive service, great food, and a great night!
It was overall a very pleasant experience dining in Town last Friday night with my hubby and another couple. When I made the reservation on Opentable, I put a note for birthday celebration. What I did not expect is that we had a custom-made menu with Happy Birthday, and the date on the menu, and that we received two bread puddings (we had two bday girls) on the house. At first we thought that the food was on the pricey side ($40+ for prime rib and for bone-in rib eye), but then we realized that the price comes with two sides which are in generous portion. The appetizers we had were absolutely amazing: Seared scallops, New Orleans BBQ shrimp, and deviled eggs. All three are something I’d recommend, especially the New Orleans BBQ shrimp with its exceptional flavoring. The entrée I had- asparagus risotto was on the more bland side in terms of the flavor but the risotto was cooked perfectly. I loved my husband’s bone-in rib eye while the rest of the party thinks that the Prime rib was the spotlight of the night. I will definitely come back again for its HH and maybe try out some of the wines from its extensive wine menu.
TOWN what a gem
I couldn't say enough about Town and their service, food and bar! Keep up the good work. Just wish you were closer to where I live. But I will be happy to make the trek it is so good.
Overpriced and not creative
I expected (or desired) more of a neighborhood gastropub. Instead, we got a fairly mediocre meal. Prime rib is decent but very pricey. Sides were basic potato and vegetable and dishes were not well composed. Service could have been improved as well
All round good experience. Great lunch s ...
All round good experience. Great lunch spot!
Was seated on time even though it was a ...
Was seated on time even though it was a super busy night. Everyone and the hostess table was very friendly and helpful. Food was great. My fav is the teriyaki steak after the miso Chilean sea bass. (I think the sea bass is seasonal..it always pops back up on the menu.) The wait staff is superb. This is my go to place near home. Actually it's my go to place. Period. I can't tell you how many times we have traveled for food to later think, "we should have gone to Town."
Went to Town for lunch and everything ab ...
Went to Town for lunch and everything about the restaurant was great (food, drinks, location and service).
My favorite place! Drinks, food, and ser ...
My favorite place! Drinks, food, and service consistently excellent.
Never disappoints. My favorite since I f ...
Never disappoints. My favorite since I first visited the area 6 years ago and I always recommend it to others.
Had a great lunch.
My Dad and I had a very nice lunch. We'll likely be back.
Finally! A classy place with good food!
So many times I find myself with high expectations at a nice steak house (or other finer establishment) and let down, NOT Town! Town's ambience and food was very enjoyable. I will definitely be back for dinner, the bar scene looked great as well! Thanks Town for making our date so great!
If you want a filet larger than 8 oz., call ahead!
We were told to call the day before if we want a specific filet size (they only have 8 oz. on their menu), which is very good to know. It's pricey, but very good quality. Three of us had filets, one of us had scallops, and we all were very happy. Good whole leaf caesar salads started our meal. We'll be back.
Great neighborhood restaurant
Great food and service. Fun bar scene. Always a great experience!!
Town delivers consistently excellent food, wine and service. Bar scene is vibrant and this is a lovely spot to find yourself in!
First timer but not Last Time
I met a Business Associate at Town which was a real find for me. I live in East Bay so don't get to San Carlos very often. But Now it will be my place on the Peninsula
Nice for a date night and special occasi ...
Nice for a date night and special occasion too
always love the menu!
Love that the staff is so consistent. Feels great when they remember you from a previous visit. Feels like home.
When it comes to special occasions, Town's my favorite place. Food never disappoints, drinks are a kick, and the servers are great. On this occasion, we had the genuine pleasure of experiencing the service of Nathalie, who was warm, gracious, and professional. Couldn't have asked for a better dinner out!
We dine here often and candidly I was disappointed
Love Town BUT this time was not fantastic. My steak while cooked to perfection was served on on a room temp plate. My baked potato was look warm and the all of the fixings/condiments did not meld together as you would expect. Our server was just that, not good or bad but certainly not the usual remarkable service we have become accustomed to there. I will be back, but hope that this is read by ownership/management. In my opinion this is a TOP 5 restaurant experience on the Peninsula.
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