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Velvet 48 Wine Bar, Burlingame, CA

Velvet 48 Wine Bar

4.9
4.9
59 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar

Velvet 48 is a premium wine bar in downtown Burlingame started by 20-year wine industry veteran, Jason Cooper. We offer over 40 wines by the glass, 1100 wines by the bottle, a cultivated beer selection, and a variety of delicious savory and sweet small plates.

We have wines across every price point so there is something for everyone, from the casual wine drinker to the wine aficionado, who will be impressed by a wine collection that houses some of the finest wines in the world. We aim to cultivate an experience for our guests that starts with a complimentary splash of our house label, Velvet 48 Sparkling wine, followed by outstanding service from our Wine Specialists to guide you through our expansive list. We offer a discount of 25% off bottles purchased TO GO.

Due to the nature of our alcoholic license, we are unable to allow anyone under 21 on the premises, including infants.

Thank your for your understanding.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 436-7933
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Burlingame
  • Cross Street
    Burlingame Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Cal Train: Burlingame
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Service

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Great for fine wines

  • Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

59 Reviews
  1. AnnD

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Velvet 48. The complementary rose always starts the night off right! Lots of wines and price points to choose from. We love the flights!

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  2. angelgotch

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing wine bar! It small but not crowded, the music selection is fantastic but not too loud, they dont get crowded enough for the noise to drown out music or conversation. The food is delightful, and their wine selection is one of the best I've ever seen. Got a bottle of Trimbach Clos St. Hune to take home after sampling several delicious wine flights. Staff are also incredibly friendly and make you feel like family.

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  3. Royce64

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great wine bar in downtown Burlingame for wine tasting and snacks. I feel so comfortable in the cozy space and the service was top notched. You can have a conversation here easily so it's a great afterwork hangout or if you need a cool place to do networking.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite wine bar! The wine selection is extraordinary. The food is delicious and the service is excellent!

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  5. Gnowhb

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time going now. Service again was very good and super attentive. The wine selection is outstanding and honestly overwhelming. We just usually get the flights to be able to sample what they recommend. The flatbread pizza is very tasty with good crunch texture. Will go back again!

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  6. James

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The spicy calabrese flatbread was delicious. The wine list is enormous, including many by-the-glass options. I appreciate that they are willing to take reservations for even just 1 person, which I recommend for Friday/Saturday nights.

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  7. HsinL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for a glass of wine, and the servers have great knowledge of the wines, and their passion for the wines really show

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great birthday experience here. The staff were so nice, friendly, and welcoming. They were very attentive to all the guest. This place is a very chill vibes…drinking wine and having great conversation with friends. Love the simplicity of this place

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  9. BackpackerGirl

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great have been there several times....really great service and selection of wines

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  10. Gnowhb

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked here to have some drinks and a light bite to eat for our anniversary. Reviews were pretty good so decided to give it a try. The place is a little tucked away from the street so you won’t see it unless you know to look for it. But once inside you’re in for a very pleasant surprise with a nice clean place with shelves of wines all around. There’s a small bar, some bench seating, and a handful of small tables. The service was super friendly. Being our first time their our server explained how we could order a bottle of wine, an assortment of different choices of wine flights, a small selection of beers, and some food choices. We ordered the spicy reds flight, European reds flight, and a Margherita flatbread pizza. Before ordering we were offered a small glass of their house sparkling rosé. And for dessert we had the pistachio ricotta cake. Everything was very good. Our service throughout the evening was very friendly and attentive. Best of all, the flights were labeled so we could remember what we were drinking. If you’ve ever had wine or beer flights you’ll know what I mean so we were very appreciative of this nice touch. We will definitely be back. We really enjoyed the service and the quality of the food and drinks.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere. Our server was awesome. She checked on us regularly and provided good info on the wine list. Highly recommend

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  12. Rachelglatt

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love velvet48 it’s a great spot to have a great glass of wine and a good conversation! I call it my “happy place” as if I am having a bad day, my partner knows coming here will fix that!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little venue with nice vibes, top shelf vinos and yummy food

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  14. ChrisM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knowledgeable staff - great champagne selection - perfect for date night

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  15. Meek

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and wine selections!!! It is a perfect before or after dinner drink spot. Date night. Casual Business meeting. Or just because I don't want to drive to Napa reason. My wife and I were very pleased with the selections, prices, and service!

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  16. HsinL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great wines, even better service!! Will be back! Thank you!

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  17. DavidP

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wine, didn't eat here! Lovely service, great room, fantastic wines. A+!

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  18. carlly

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly staff. Fun atmosphere. Great bubbly.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    welcome drink でワインを出してくれサービスも良かったし居心地よかった! たくさんワインもあり、コスパも良くまた通いたいお店!

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  20. EmilyF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Velvet 48 is a fabulous wine bar and so much more. They have great little bites and a delicious cheese plate. The wine is very well curated so any glass you choose will be fantastic. They also have an awesome wine club, which includes 6 bottles quarterly.

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  21. Christine

    San Francisco

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic space, service and wine! Will be back soon.

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  22. dilianas

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get together with a friend. Lovely atmosphere, wine, snacks. A bit of a noisy space, but we had fun!

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  23. SabineM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a glass of wine and small bites. Wonderful service and ambiance.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Especially love the ambiance and the wine recommendations from Drea!

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  25. gary25

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous and well curated wine selections - domestic, international, red, white, rose, sparkling, by-the-glass and by the bottle; helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff; and a nice selection of food for pairing. It's a wine bar I would return to again and again.

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  26. Drew

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, great service/cool employees, good people, and great vibes!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always at Velvet 48 - best wine selection in the Bay Area!

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  28. Runner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A place to go for a glass of wine and an excellent snack, such as cheese board or duck liver mousse or spanakopita. Many wines by the glass. Very friendly. Few tables. Seats at bar. Not romantic, but relaxed and pleasant. Also bottles of wine for sale.

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  29. KristinaH

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I spent Valentine's Day evening at Velvet 48 and it was perfect. The decor is beautiful, and the wine selection is not only superb, but it's reasonably priced. We had the 1/2 and 1/2 cheese and charcuterie plate and duck rillette, and both were divine (and the Acme bread was generous!). The staff were friendly and knowledgable. We will definitely be back!

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  30. AnnH

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    So much potential if they'd just improve the menu (the food was super basic) and dim the lights. Staff was great!

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  31. DeniseM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super friendly staff, delicious flights. We'll be back!

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  32. JaneU

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE Velvet 48. Just became a wine club member. Staff is super nice too!

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  33. FauxChef

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at Velvet 48. I really enjoyed the ambiance. Very boutique and would be great for a date. Staff was so inviting and attentive! I’ll definitely be returning.

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  34. Friendship

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place to get a glass of wine with friends, although it doesn't seem to happen often enough. I love the staff and their knowledge, specifically Drea!

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  35. BrendanC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite go-to place. There is always a nice complimentary welcome glass of sparkling rose and the spanakopita is back on the menu!

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  36. Cris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was incredibly attentive. Great wine and cheese.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    De curated international wine selections are top notch. Best wine bar in the area. Was there was a business colleagues, and will be going back again

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it. Very friendly staff and great place for a glass of wine!

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  39. KennethL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great environment with amazing wine and great ambiance.

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  40. MelissaK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this wine bar! I’ve visited many times over the years and the service, food and wine never disappoint. The staff always has a suggestion for things to try if you don’t know what you want. They have a lovely little back patio that is peaceful and quiet while the inside is chic and welcoming. And when you arrive, you are greeted with a sample of their velvet 48 Sparkling wine which is delicious! If you are looking for a lovely wine bar to catch up with a friend, I highly recommend Velvet 48!

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Velvet 48 Wine Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Velvet 48 Wine Bar

310 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4104

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Burlingame Ave.
  • Area
    Burlingame
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Cal Train: Burlingame
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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