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Central Park Bistro

181 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4003
+1 650-558-8401
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options
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181 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4003
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Excellent California-style fine dining using the freshest of ingredients. I had the prawns and fresh Halibut; both were exceptional. Great atmosphere and moderately priced, quality wines

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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Found this restaurant on Yelp and was more than pleased for a birthday celebration. The food quality was great (local/organic), presentation beautiful and price right. The host/owner? really took care of us and we plan on returning again soon if though we live 40 miles...More

Thank GFInow
Reviewed 22 June 2008


1  Thank CMXC
Reviewed 14 May 2008

I had dinner at the Bistro on a recent business trip and highly recommend it. The food was increadibly delicious!! I had the scallops with rice, lemon and asparagus and would recommend it. I was looking for a good meal and was a little reluctant...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2008

good food and great for wine event :))

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Reviewed 31 January 2008

I have eaten there often and have always had a great meal and good service. Their wine list is extensive and wonderful. Enjoy.

Thank jafm
Reviewed 3 December 2006

Have dined at Central Park at least a dozen times. Always a positive experience. They make you feel welcome, and provide professional and personal service. The menu is relatively short, and the food is consistently wonderful. The mixed drinks are tasty also. Sidewalk dining is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4003
    (Ellsworth Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-558-8401
  • E-mail
Central Park Bistro is a 100 seat contemporary restaurant in downtown San Mateo featuring fresh seasonal American cuisine, in the $15-$26 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.
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