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Our Delicious Lamb Chop - Central Park Bistro, San Mateo, CA

Central Park Bistro

4.7
4.7
1665 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Central Park Bistro is a 100 seat contemporary restaurant in downtown San Mateo featuring fresh seasonal American cuisine by Chef Ricardo Garcia, in the $15-$45 range. We offer a carefully chosen eclectic Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Central Park Bistro is an affordable sophisticated, fun dining experience. Relax and unwind with a house specialty cocktail at our wonderful Martini Bar. We also have several intimate private dining rooms perfect for that corporate presentation business meeting, wedding rehearsal dinner,
retirement/anniversary dinner, or any special function you may have in mind. Check out our private wine cellar room which seats up to 8 people for that extra special dining experience.


For reservations larger than 12 or for private functions please contact the restaurant directly.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 558-8401
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ricardo Garcia
  • Catering
    We can recreate our menu or customize it to your needs. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We are a family-owned restaurant that specializes in individual personalized service and simple home-style American cuisine, all in an intriguing and intimate environment. You'll be met by a seasoned staff, who are prepared to indulge your group with an extraordinary private dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Giorgio Yesilyurt: (650) 558-8401
  • Area
    San Mateo
  • Cross Street
    Ellsworth Street
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking on street and large lot in back of restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,665 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    American

1,665 Reviews
  1. Coach

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous experience and wonderful food - filet and halibut were delicious! Couldn’t recommend more!!

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  2. WalterS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal; great service; nice ambience and good value for price!

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  3. shzy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    whenever i fly into SFO i have dinner at Central Park, always delicious and love the service. oh seasonal cocktails are a joy !

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  4. SanfranciscoFoodie45

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been to central Park in a bit. Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice outdoor seating, friendly service, excellent food with a variety of vegetarian options. The artichoke beignets were a highlight. Will definitely return.

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  6. highstandards

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wonderful service, gem in the San Mateo neighborhood.

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  7. LuckyOne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food overall is excellent. Calamari was a little salty. Service leaves a bit too be desired

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  8. JohnC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our neighborhood go-to spot for a quality meal at prices that offer a good value for the money. Food is always outstanding, and the service is spot-on.

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  9. KristiP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a perfect dinner. Service was attentive, food was very well prepared and arrived promptly. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the scallops. The clam chowder was a thinner kind like we like and the lava cake for dessert was so yummy. Nice elegant atmosphere inside too. I noticed a small private room that can seat 8 that I will keep in mind for the future, as well as their larger party space.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 6 had a terrific night at Central Park Bistro. We were seated in a glass room, which was private, but you could see outside of the room. It was very special and the service was excellent. The food was just as delicious and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale dining experience. The desserts were also very tasty!

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FAQs

Central Park Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 558-8401.

Central Park Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1665 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Central Park Bistro

181 East 4th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Ellsworth Street
  • Area
    San Mateo
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking on street and large lot in back of restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ricardo Garcia
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 558-8401
  • Catering
    We can recreate our menu or customize it to your needs. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We are a family-owned restaurant that specializes in individual personalized service and simple home-style American cuisine, all in an intriguing and intimate environment. You'll be met by a seasoned staff, who are prepared to indulge your group with an extraordinary private dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    Giorgio Yesilyurt: (650) 558-8401
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