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174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
+1 650-558-8918
17:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Exceeded all expectations. A car full of our hungry, weary airport arrivals, and a freeway of traffic. This let us have a quiet, relaxing dinner and enjoy a new find. We are prime rib fans (House of Prime Rib in SF, other places on the Peninsula), but our first time here. The meat was perfect... tender, seasoned exactly right, and... More 

Thank Nikki W
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The meat was really excellent. One of the best prime I had in a long time. The wine selection is also very good. Friendly service. A good experience and I can recommend this place. Try one of the steaks - they are delicious!

Thank Pat1970512
San Mateo, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

located in downtown san mateo; parking is not too bad of an issue; but if you want really good prime rib, this is the place to go; service is great; side dishes are delicious; recommend the baked potato and creamed spinach

Thank smdiner
San Mateo, California
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160 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were first diners until a large Asian group came in. Server not very attentive to us. Had to wait to order as he was catering to the big party. When we got our food, had to send back as it was cold. Server upset at us becase of that.

Thank dcs1755
San Mateo, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

I love the meat but in this place is amazing!!! The service is very good too!!! I want to try different dishes.... I need to come back!

Thank Teresa651
Boston, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We came here for Mother's Day. This place is the same owner as Broadway Prime. The meat is fresh, thick and you have choices of your sides. I love their popovers! The salad is just ok but what I love is their New York cut. The service is great too and the staff is very attentive. You definitely get your... More 

Thank hrdabster
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Wait staff and bar were excellent. The salad was over dressed to my liking. I would prefer to have the dressing on the side. Prime rib was cooked to my order. So delicious that I barely ate my side orders of garlic mashed potatoes and spinach. Over all, I would visit again when in the mood for prime rib.

Thank TexasMama L
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Best Prime Rib and Service I have experienced in about 20 years! The food is perfect, the drinks are perfect, the ambiance is just right, the service is spot on...Don't change anything!

1 Thank Edi M
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Having been to their sister restaurant, Broadway Prime", I was expecting a similar pleasant ambience. San Mateo Prime is very basic in that department. Like, basically a bare room with tables and chairs and not much else going on. It looks more like a temporary "pop-up" restaurant than anything permanent that perhaps some design consideration went into. Our waiter was... More 

Thank Tretower424
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I'v had dinner in Sam Mateo prime a few times, mostly when i didn't want to drive up to San francisco to the House of Prime Rib, or down to Palo alto to Sundance, the Prime Rib is good, bit not as good as the establishments mentioned above, the service is excellent and very friendly, and there us usually no... More 

Thank Nissan C

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-558-8918

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