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Astaria - CLOSED

50 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4011
+1 650-344-9444
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
30 Mar 2013
15 Mar 2013
“Nice little neighborhood restaurant!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
50 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4011
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

I stopped by Astaria after seeing it get a decent rating in Wine Spectator. The restaurant was pretty small, but had decent decor and the staff seemed nice. I ponied up to the bar rather than get a table. I was really surprised that the...More

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Alicia P, Owner at Astaria, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

I know it's been a while since you posted this, but thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad that you appreciated our wine selection, but I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal. I greatly appreciate your perspective about the TV's....More

Reviewed July 27, 2011

Food is pretty terrible here. Started off with promising appetizers: Artichoke Jalapeno & Cheddar Dip was tasty, as were the Steamers. However, the Steamers had the smallest clams I've ever seen in my life. Entrees: two of the people at our table ordered the Slow...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Awful. Four of us went and everyone was disappointed. Salad dressing was thick and gloppy like it came out of a bottle. Pork was incredibly overcooked; two of us had it so it wasn't a fluke. Seafood risotto was foul and fishy. This place was...More

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Alicia P, Owner at Astaria, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your meal here. We get all our fish fresh from local markets, so I'm surprised to hear that the risotto tasted that way. And we make all...More

Reviewed July 3, 2011

all i can say is that the service is great and the food is better. when i dined here i could see the heart that went into the dishes, and not to mention the delicious wine. My wife and I will definitely be attending Astaria...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2009

The food here is consistently delicious and unpretentious. The atmosphere is elegant and delightful. I haven't been for the Thursday night live music, but I hear it is terrific. They have an excellent and award-winning wine selection. Great place to go with family or friends!

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Reviewed April 20, 2009

Amazing brunch menu and good service

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Reviewed December 15, 2007

Closed now

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Reviewed November 30, 2007

Comfort food

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Reviewed September 2, 2006

Not at all like it's sister restaurant in Marin, the lark creek cafe has a long way to go. Though the atmosphere and presentation are all upscale, the food is not. You're better off at a chain restaurant if bland and generic is what you're...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2006

What a cute little restaurant! My wife and I had lunch there, without any notion of what it was like. A small dining area near the front window was set with linens for lunch. We ordered several appetizers and had cocktails, our idea of the...More

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Alicia P, Owner at Astaria, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2012

I know it's been a long time since you posted this, but thanks so much for your review and for recommending us to everyone on TripAdvisor. I'm so glad you and your wife decided to give our place a try. I hope you're able to...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4011
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-344-9444
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