Central Park Bistro, San Mateo

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  • Clean and safe in downtown San Mateo. Baseball, tennis, and Japanese tea garden among other recreation ares and activities.  more »
  • Not to be overly hyperbolic, but this is a great little jewel of the city. There is a very pretty small rose garden, a WONDERFUL Japanese Garden, nice picnic areas, a train, great play areas for the k...  more »
  • visiting during any season is a treat. the colors and scents of flowers in bloom. the turning of the leaves. the smell after a rain. we love strolling the park and sitting at one of the benches near t...  more »
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  • Love the food, delicious lamb chops- these are "lolipopped" so they aren't huge. I can't eat large portions but if you're more hungry, order the offer of 4.The standard arrives with 2. The beet salad with goat cheese was so delicious and they have lovely coffee. Service is really good too. Enjoy a treat, check them out!
  • Expensive. Service is top notch and let's you relax (that means they a bit slow but very good). Food is great. Wine selection very good. You got time? You got money? Is so, you'll like this place!
  • The food is great but that is where it ends. The service is slow and painful. They either never pick up their phone or make you jump hoops to make a reservation and even then get it wrong. That being said, if you are a small party you can book via opentable and not have any issues.
  • Great food, fantastic service. One of my favorite places in the Bay Area for lunch and dinner. Great for company dinners as well. Awesome wine selection and cocktails. The food is a great mix of French and Mediterranean cuisine, and depending on your selection can deliver both a comfort food as well as a fine dining experience. For example an elegant foie gras or lamb rack or a crispy wood oven baked wild mushroom pizza.
  • Cool and sophisticated setting. Great service, friendly. Tasty fillet of sole sandwich came with crispy, hot fries. Chicken sandwich was a pleasure. Delicious iced tea made just right for my southern tastes (but without the sugar). Definitely will return.

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