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222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
+1 650-685-3727
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Contemporary
222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were hoping for some good creative cooking similar to our past experiences few years back. Unfortunately we felt the place lack energy, services only adequate and most important, food that tried to be fancy but not executed right.

Thank Kallen C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My wife and I spent eighteen years in France and have high expectations when it comes to French cuisine. We were very pleased with the 3 course meals we had in the Viognier. The chef had prepared the sea bass and the lamb to perfection....More

Thank babcockfrance
Reviewed 17 March 2017

With a tasting menu of $79 and wine pairing for 2 glasses at $66, I expected a special experience. When third person in our party had to unexpectedly cancel, we were seated in a small bistro table. Surprising since the restaurant was almost empty at...More

Thank christine a
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I had an important dinner meeting and was specifically advised to make a reservation here. I made my reservation on Jan 7 for my dinner meeting. An email confirmed my reservation and I was all set. The day of my meeting, I had the good...More

Thank SPatel17
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...More

1  Thank TooFrequentTraveller
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...More

Thank The_bald_gourmet
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...More

Thank Giveintowanderlust
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...More

Thank constancia l
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...More

Thank entboy2013
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...More

Thank elianebt
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28 December 2016|
Response from TooFrequentTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Nice casual will be sufficient I think. Enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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