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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, American
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit more expensive than downstairs at the Fish Market, but worth the extra cost. Love the John Dore!!!

Thank jdegglady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places for business lunches is back, and I'm delighted. The place is quiet, so perfect for a conversation. The setting overlooking the water is relaxing. The menu is well thought out, with an emphasis on fish and seafood, and the dishes...More

Thank AGerardFutureImage
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We ate here this weekend. The restaurant is on the top floor the The Fish Market and has a nice view of the Foster City canals. We have eaten here previousy, and had a decent meal. However our most recent experience showed how a bad...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Part of the Fish Market. You can order more expensive fine dining entrees with a view of the water or order off the regular menu. Upscale part of the Fish Market more expensive

Thank IMollyQ
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We dined recently at the restaurant and found the food to be delicious - well prepared and beautifully presented. I had the dungeness crab ceasar salad, my husband had the grilled cob crab salad, another person had the scallop dinner and another had the seafood...More

Thank Kauaidudette
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were visiting from out of town and planned to meet family here for dinner. Someone else in our party made the reservation. We thought we would be eating at The Fish Market (downstairs restaurant) not the Top of the Market. Although it was nice...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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