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Viognier

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222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079 (B St. and Ellsworth)
+1 650-685-3727
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17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Washington D.C.
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194 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a most excellent evening at Viognier with 5 friends - all of us foodies and traveling far and wide for good restaurants. Chef Chris Aquino and his team and our server (sorry, did not catch the name) rocked!! I've read the past reviews - it's a good sign of the maturity of the restaurant management that the chef... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There are some fantastic restaurants that focus on a small number of menu selections and ensure that each is done to absolute perfection. Viognier is not one of this restaurants. The food is fussy, lacking in taste, texture and seasoning and focused too much on looking "pretty on a plate". The Beet Salad was beautifully arranged but lacked any real... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We were treated by our supplier to a business dinner here and half of the dining room upstairs were reserved for us. We were able to mix and mingle while partaking some delicious appetizers and wine. Servers were attentive to our needs and would magically appear to quickly take away used napkins or toothpicks. Food (fish) arrived a little cold... More 

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Thank Giveintowanderlust
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were there last night on my husband's birthday, very DISAPPOINTED! Viognier was always high on my list before and we've always gone there for special occasions like birthdays and valentines day but they change the menu to a fixed menu and a very limited menu instead of a full array of list of ala carte menu. Price was high... More 

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Sacramento, California
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

First time there but parking is easy in the underground parking lot. Got there before reservation but were actually late as we were walking around the home goods and supermarket Draegers and lost track of the time. The menu is divided into a 3 course menu with two choices for each course and a 7 course menu without choices. Both... More 

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Brasilia, DF
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had a reservation on July 21st at the Viognier (party of 6) and I had the worst experience ever. To start with, I asked for the wine menu and I had to implore the waiter to get the wine. The wine arrived after we finished the third course. Most of the time the plates were not taken out of... More 

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Thank elianebt
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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240 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My wife's sister turned 70 this year and we hosted an early dinner for her at Viognier on 18 May. The food, service and room were all excellent. There were plenty of cocktails consumed (the Palomas were a big hit and the birthday girl had three really well prepared Negronis). We ordered right off of the regular menu and the... More 

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Thank Faxon B
San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Inconsistency in the design of the menu and in execution, but some good moments in between... This really sums it up. Some dishes on the menu look like they came from the rustic Italian joint and some from a very fancy french place so unfocused impression was created. Prices were quite high and that was consistant :) Some food tasted... More 

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Thank JVDZ7
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Stay away from this place. Terrible food and small portions. Best to go some place else for better cuisine. It is a supermarket of poor pretentious food.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The food was good but the prices are very high. I given the price I expected great service. I ordered a bottle of wine, cheese plate and some of the cured meats.... Nothing that required any cooking... I waited at least 30 min for everything to show up. The restaurant was empty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
    (B St. and Ellsworth)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train / San Mateo Stop 1 block away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-685-3727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?