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231 S. Ellsworth Ave. (Third Ave.) Send to Phone
A handsome restaurant with a menu and wine list that could succeed amongst the big boys in any city setting.
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 231 Ellsworth, San Mateo, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 231 Ellsworth Restaurant Review

: An entrance lounge area shows off a day cellar full of wine and a comfortable cherry wood bar, perfect for after-work or late-night indulgences in the well-chosen wine list or signature cocktails. But ending your trip at the bar would be a travesty. The well-executed seasonal menu offers creatively conceived dishes à la carte, in a three-course, prix-fixe menu, or in five- and seven-course tasting menus with wine pairing options. A Caesar salad knock-off presents crisp baby Romaine leaves cloaked in a creamy Parmesan vinaigrette made bright thanks to a vivid Meyer lemon flavor. Meanwhile, a wild mushroom tart, topped with delicate greens and accompanied by warm roasted apricots, is an earthier, but equally inviting, choice. Scallops arrive glistening with pan-seared tops and with spiced potatoes and golden chanterelles in a corn vinaigrette. Leave time to peruse the dessert and after-dinner wine list. The chocolate fondant cake offers nice balance with its deep caramel sauce and a sprinkling of fleur de sel. The supper club feel of the handsome dining room, with its midnight-blue, barrel-shaped ceiling and muted earth tones, is complete when the occasional jazz band injects an urban soundtrack into this already very cosmopolitan restaurant.

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