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Top of the Market - San Mateo

1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

we had an intimate birthday party for my mother-in-law, not only FM is her fave restaurant we held her birthday party at the TOP of the MARKET - it cant get any better.. she loved the ambiance, loved the service - RACHEL took care of...More

Thank BakasyonZ
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I have to agree with other reviews I've seen: I just don't see much point in going upstairs to Top of the Market rather than eating for more value downstairs in the regular Fish Market. Our food was very good, and I don't think my...More

Thank dnjscheer
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent selection of fresh fish served elegantly. White linens and excellent service. If you are early you can have a drink in the popular bar downstairs.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the Place I was referencing inside the Fish Market. Very good, fun atmosphere, great food and excellent people. Totally worthwhile.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Located Upstair of the Fish Market, they have tablecloth and a few higher end dishes, plus you can order all the items in the downstairs menu. If you want a bit more privacy, this is a good choice.

Thank Kallen C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Higher end than Fish Market. Top of the Market has better service and better fish selection. Very good, excellent for date night.

Thank piyo
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My wife & I were very pleased. We considered downstairs (The Fish Market) but choose upstairs instead (Top of the Market). It was quiet and overlooking a lagoon. We choose a booth and STILL had a nice view. Collin's service was attentive, knowledgeable and personable....More

Thank CMLGFX
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I'd driven by this restaurant at least 100 times and never went in. One day recently, I was looking for a quiet lunch spot that was close to a meeting location in San Mateo and found this restaurant on Open Table. I was delightfully surprised....More

Thank AbsJ
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Top of the Market is the "restaurant inside a restaurant" at the Fish Market on Norfolk Street in San Mateo. The Fish Market maybe a chain but only a few locations have the "Top of the Market" restaurant inside. In San Mateo, the staff are...More

Thank CTPreview
Reviewed 21 December 2015

My wife and I met another couple for dinner at The Fish Market, and with a wait there, we opted to go upstairs to Top of the Market. It's a very different vibe up here, more quiet, understated, and upscale. The view overlooking the lagoon...More

1  Thank mcgowan06
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
    (Fashion Is. Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops at South Norfolk directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474
Description
Although a Peninsula landmark since 1982, Top of the Market in San Mateo is almost a secret discovery above the bustling Fish Market downstairs. This intimate restaurant overlooking a quiet lagoon evokes the sophisticated charm of the classic, timeless bay area fish house. The seasonal American menu features the finest seafood, meats and local produce complimented by an exceptional wine list.
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