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Nestled alongside a quiet lagoon, our fourth restaurant, and the first to feature the upstairs, upscale Top of the Market, has been a dining destination for bay area residents since 1982. This beautiful restaurant also features a full-service cocktail bar and lounge area, and a popular oyster bar. Patio dining is available in the summer months.
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We’ve been coming here for years but the last year or so the quality has gone down. The last two times I ordered the calamari, once it was burnt on one side. They put that side down , lol. The next time the portion was...More
Right on a lagoon, we enjoyed the sunset at a window table and had a great meal. We sampled small plates. Strongly recommend the cheesy crabmeat toast! And the fish quesadillas were awesome. But what we were amazed at was our desserts. The raspberry chocolate...More
The service was great from the moment we stepped into restaurant to the end. We had excellent oysters combo, four of each kind. Loved it. Two different seafood salads, one with crab and one with shrimp and a Louise Combo. Enjoyed all, but it was...More
We had a party of 4 on a Friday evening. The restaurant was large and we were seated right away, however, our service after was that was pretty sub-par. It took 15 minutes to get water and a glass of wine, and we were rarely...More
Date of visit: January 2019
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Cynthia - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the San Mateo Restaurant, Simon, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at firstname.lastname@example.org I...More
Have been there many times in the past year and once so far this year. I especially love it when we get a window table or, when weather permits, a table on the deck.
Everyone who goes with me for the first time always wants...More
The menu offers a nice selection, but what is delivered is inconsistent. Their fried calamari used to be “the best”, but lately it’s “the worst”. Sometimes the petrale sole is great..... sometimes dry and not so great - and that goes for several of their...More
I am allergic to fish, so the fish market is not always a great idea, but the boyfriend wanted sword fish. I got the East Coast Clam Bake and was impressed. The shellfish was cooked to perfection, including the lobster!! The broth was outstanding. Can't...More
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430 to 630 monday through thursday. I would suggest going on their website to look not only at the early dinners, but also the happy hour in their bar. You can make a meal of their appetizers. For example in san mateo the... More
430 to 630 monday through thursday. I would suggest going on their website to look not only at the early dinners, but also the happy hour in their bar. You can make a meal of their appetizers. For example in san mateo the happy hour goes till 9pm on Monday's. I am assuming you are interested in the san mateo restaurant. Fyi there are other Fish Markets in the bay area and their special offer times do vary.
Unless you are going with someone who is NOT a vegetarian, think you might find a better spot. I personally am a Pescetarian and love their smoked fish and calamari. Rest of family eats everything so we all get to enjoy... More
Unless you are going with someone who is NOT a vegetarian, think you might find a better spot. I personally am a Pescetarian and love their smoked fish and calamari. Rest of family eats everything so we all get to enjoy something tasty.
Great spot for brunch with bunch of people.
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