Posts Tagged ‘Dinner’

12 May
2014

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 12th, 2014

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

They closed the Buffet in April 2014 and re-opened, yet again as Champagne Seafood Restaurant in May 2014. The new format is almost identical to the pre-buffet restaurant but has a new Chinese name and some different dishes. They redid the internals and create a large dining room and eliminated the private rooms. You now have to order dim sum from the check off list that comes complete with pictures for dim sum newbies.

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17 Mar
2014

Town Restaurant Review, San Carlos

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 17th, 2014

Town San Carlos Exterior Decor

Town Restaurant is a steakhouse serving American comfort food in downtown San Carlos. It opened in 2006 and has gotten positive press, so we figured we would see how it stacks up. Over the years, this restaurant has been consistently busy. Town is definitely a hit with the locals, many of which can just walk over for a meal. Our last visit was in March 2014. It is so busy, we had to make a reservation a week in advance.

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17 Feb
2014

Village Pub Restaurant Review, Woodside

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 17th, 2014

Village Pub Woodside exterior decor

Village Pub is a fine dining establishment in the small town of Woodside. We have passed by many times, on our way back from hiking or biking, and felt it was time to try it. They received One Michelin star in 2009, 2010. Dmitry Elperin is the chef and identifies his cuisine as “Contemporary American yet is rooted in the culinary traditions of France and the Mediterranean.” They use lots of seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. The chef has a sister restaurant, Cafe des Amis and Spruce, in San Francisco.

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10 Feb
2014

The Kitchen Dinner Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 10th, 2014

The Kitchen Millbrae Exterior

The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns highly regarded Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dinner.  The food here is pretty authentic Chinese Cantonese food, so some may not like this type of more hardcore cuisine. Do not come here for General’s Chicken or Broccoli Beef. Another review covers The Kitchen dim sum lunch. Our last visit for dinner was in 2014, a meal where we found that their quality has improved. We’d consider this #2 behind Koi Palace. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern.

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3 Feb
2014

Zuni Cafe Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 3rd, 2014

Be sure to check out the Zuni Cafe Book

Zuni cafe san francisco exterior decor

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5 Jan
2014

Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 5th, 2014

Espetus Churrascaria Exterior

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse serving Rodizio style food. They focus on meats straight from the fire brought to your table, continuously through the meal! You can stop the meat parade by flipping the table card to red. They have a salad and hot plate bar with lots of different options including asparagus, bean salad, eggplant, rice, beans, cod, and much more. Do not eat too much of this stuff otherwise you wonder have room for all the meat. Vegetarians should stay away.
Espetus Churrascaria has locations in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the brand new San Mateo location for dinner. It is all you can eat, with lunch going for $25.95 with 7 meat options, $37.95 on weekends. Dinner is $54.95 with 14 meat options. Kids are 50% off. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Nov
2013

Yuzu Sushi and Grill Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 10th, 2013

Yuzu Sushi and Grill San Mateo Exterior

Yuzu Sushi and Grill is located in a sleepy shopping district in San Mateo across from the former location of Alhana foods. It is a sister restaurant to Burlingame’s well respected and Michelin Bib Gourmand Sakae Sushi. We decided to try it to see if it was a lower cost but similar quality version of Sakae Sushi. Sakae Sushi has lots of exotic seafood air freighted in from Japan. Our last visit was in April 2014.

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29 Sep
2013

Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 29th, 2013

Gary Danko San Francisco Exterior

Restaurant Gary Danko is one of the top restaurants in San Francisco, they serve contemporary American cuisine. Open in 1999 and located near Ghiradelli Square, it has been at the top of the Zagat Guide and Yelp for the last couple years. In 2013 they exceeded French Laundry’s food rating in Zagat. We would question that figure though! They have one Michelin Star. “Danko combines classical training with focuses on French, Mediterranean, and regional American cooking. He incorporates influential culinary traditions from around the world into his own work, adding seasonings and techniques drawn from Asia and India.” Gary Danko Menu has not changed much over the years, given his conservative clientele.

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19 Jun
2013

SPQR Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 19th, 2013

SPQR San Francisco_exterior decor

SPQR is an Italian osteria, located in Pacific Heights, that serves wine and more casual food than their popular sister restaurant A16 in the Marina district. According to Wikipedia, “SPQR is an initialism from a Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus (“The Senate and the People of Rome” or “The Senate and Roman People”), referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic”. Executive Chef, Matthew Accarrino, prepares “sophisticated, yet soulful, Italian cuisine using the best local ingredients, traditional and modern cooking techniques delivered in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.” Our last visit was in the middle of 2013.

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15 Jun
2013

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 15th, 2013

Mongolian Hot Pot and Grill Exterior decor

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is a hot pot restaurant in downtown San Mateo, right across from Walgreen’s. Their soup base options have recently become more acceptable for mainstream Americans.  This company has a couple locations in the USA and many more in Asia. Yum Brands (KFC, Taco Bell) actually owns this company.

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6 Jun
2013

Grace Garden Restaurant Review, Burlingame

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 6th, 2013

Grace Garden Burlingame Exterior

Grace Garden is a Chinese restaurant specializing in (as they say term it) Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan, and Peking cuisine. Seeing this line scared us, as no restaurant can specialize in this wide variety of food.

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4 Jun
2013

Koi Palace Restaurant Dinner, Daly City

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 4th, 2013

Koi Palace Daly City Exterior Decor

Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area. It has been around since 1997 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. This restaurant also has locations in Dublin and at Thunder Valley Casino. We came for dinner and have previously reviewed Koi Palace dim sum lunch. Our return trips included several in 2013. Yelp reviews emphasize lunch and do not factor in where this place falls in the Chinese restaurant pecking order.

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