Top of the Market

★★★☆☆
  • 1855 S Norfolk St

    San Mateo, CA 94403

    Cross street: at Fashion Island Blvd

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  • 650-349-3474

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Sun 24 Hours, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm

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i've been to this restaurant a couple of times now. each time i was never disappointed. the food is great and so is the customer service. i've never been here for lunch but i hear eating at the seafood counter is the place to be for lunch

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i've been to this restaurant a couple of times now. each time i was never disappointed. the food is great and so is the customer service. i've never been here for lunch but i hear eating at the seafood counter is the place to be for lunch

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great dining, great food, good service, delicious entrees great place to go with the family, great location, not too much traffic in the area or well maybe depending on when you go..but definitely a nice place to wine & dine.

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great dining, great food, good service, delicious entrees great place to go with the family, great location, not too much traffic in the area or well maybe depending on when you go..but definitely a nice place to wine & dine.

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Another favorite restaurant of mine....I love the outdoor seating area overlooking the water. I recommend the clams con pesto, cheesy garlic bread, and the Dean's prawns, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the price is just about right. They don't take reservations so you might have to wait a little bit for a table, but they have a bar/lounge area. They also have an upstairs dining area called "Top of the Market" that pretty much has the same menu, but a little more expensive. The service is good and the staff is friendly...I always have a pleasant experience coming here..

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Another favorite restaurant of mine....I love the outdoor seating area overlooking the water. I recommend the clams con pesto, cheesy garlic bread, and the Dean's prawns, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the price is just about right. They don't take reservations so you might have to wait a little bit for a table, but they have a bar/lounge area. They also have an upstairs dining area called "Top of the Market" that pretty much has the same menu, but a little more expensive. The service is good and the staff is friendly...I always have a pleasant experience coming here..

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If you are looking of fresh fish on the peninsula check out The Fish Market in San Mateo. It's setting is on the water. I have not had a bad fish dinner there yet. The fish is prepared pretty simple and then you pick a sauce to go with it. The mango salsa is good. I went to lunch with my girlfriend and her 93 year old grandmother and we sat outside on the deck with a Plexiglas wind protector. Our lunch was good even grandma said that it was the best fish she had ever had! And she's been around.There is an upstairs that I have not seen. The only complaint I have is, a few of the times, the staff could have been a bit more pleasant and accommodating.

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If you are looking of fresh fish on the peninsula check out The Fish Market in San Mateo. It's setting is on the water. I have not had a bad fish dinner there yet. The fish is prepared pretty simple and then you pick a sauce to go with it. The mango salsa is good. I went to lunch with my girlfriend and her 93 year old grandmother and we sat outside on the deck with a Plexiglas wind protector. Our lunch was good even grandma said that it was the best fish she had ever had! And she's been around.There is an upstairs that I have not seen. The only complaint I have is, a few of the times, the staff could have been a bit more pleasant and accommodating.

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The fish and seafood are fresh and the restaurant offers a good selection of fish. It is very unfortunate that the cook tends to overcook the seafood (whether it is mahi, halibut, or lobster), which results in a rather dry meal. In addition, the snapper I had in my last visit was not only overcooked but salty as well. The dinning rooms inside the restaurant are dark because of the poor lighting. However, the outside sitting area is very nice, alongside the canal. The menu offers a decent selection of wines (not impressive, though). Prices are out of line with the quality of the food and the poor service. There are better choices when it comes to seafood in San Mateo. King Fish has some good dishes (but inconsistent service) and my latest discovery has been Lure...

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The fish and seafood are fresh and the restaurant offers a good selection of fish. It is very unfortunate that the cook tends to overcook the seafood (whether it is mahi, halibut, or lobster), which results in a rather dry meal. In addition, the snapper I had in my last visit was not only overcooked but salty as well. The dinning rooms inside the restaurant are dark because of the poor lighting. However, the outside sitting area is very nice, alongside the canal. The menu offers a decent selection of wines (not impressive, though). Prices are out of line with the quality of the food and the poor service. There are better choices when it comes to seafood in San Mateo. King Fish has some good dishes (but inconsistent service) and my latest discovery has been Lure...

Pros: Outside Seating, Parking, Fresh Seafood

Cons: Overcooked Food, Overpriced, Poor Service

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Like all restaurants in this chain, this place serves fresh but plain seafood. Location is hidden away just underneath 101 Expressway. Service is very slow and sometimes incompetent. Check-in desk is always very sullen. Interior seating is generally dark but the outdoor, waterside seating is lovely in nice weather. Place seems to attract mostly an elderly crowd. Prices are very reasonable, including for wine. Lobster/crab bibs smell horrible, perhaps because of material or print dye used?

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★★★☆☆

Like all restaurants in this chain, this place serves fresh but plain seafood. Location is hidden away just underneath 101 Expressway. Service is very slow and sometimes incompetent. Check-in desk is always very sullen. Interior seating is generally dark but the outdoor, waterside seating is lovely in nice weather. Place seems to attract mostly an elderly crowd. Prices are very reasonable, including for wine. Lobster/crab bibs smell horrible, perhaps because of material or print dye used?

Pros: Fresh seafood at affordable prices; outdoor, waterside seating; just off Highway 101

Cons: Plain / bland preparations; slow and sometimes incompetent service

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Badly prepared "fresh" seafood. My halibut was oily (how could they do that do a piece of halibut?) and the piece of fish was very small. In fact that was the smallest piece of halibut I have ever eaten in a restaurant (a seafood restaurant at that!!). My girlfriend ordered rice with her entree but got the wrong kind of rice and the waiter did not even bother to replace it! Obviously the service is terrible. Stay away from this rip-off. My bill was $100 for 2 entrees and 3 glasses of wine.

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Badly prepared "fresh" seafood. My halibut was oily (how could they do that do a piece of halibut?) and the piece of fish was very small. In fact that was the smallest piece of halibut I have ever eaten in a restaurant (a seafood restaurant at that!!). My girlfriend ordered rice with her entree but got the wrong kind of rice and the waiter did not even bother to replace it! Obviously the service is terrible. Stay away from this rip-off. My bill was $100 for 2 entrees and 3 glasses of wine.

Pros: none

Cons: bad food, bad service and high prices, need I say more?

 

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