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Vault 164

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164 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3909
+1 650-348-8164
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16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Vault 146 delivers classic American cuisine ... with a twist or two. The setting in an old Bank gives the space an open and expansive feeling with high ceilings and columns and has plenty of booths and tables. Service was also excellent; friendly, welcoming and prompt. The food was also pretty good. The Cauliflower Latkes were an unusual appetizer and... More 

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Foster City Ca
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the pleasure of dining at Vault 164 last Wednesday night and found the entire experience to be a highly enjoyable one. Dining here after hearing rave reviews from several of our food-loving friends was a night out we shall repeat again soon. Service was consistently attentive, timely, courteous and complete. The menu offered a superb selection of high-quality... More 

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Thank treborz1
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

As out-of-towners that pretty much chose this restaurant at random, my daughter and I couldn't help but wish we lived closer so we could go more often! We were really impressed and happy with our choice of Vault 164 and the whole experience. The meal choices are all right up my alley, including steaks, pork chops, salads, ample choices of... More 

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Burlingame, California
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We went by this restaurant many times at San Mateo downtown and somehow never tried it until this time. It was a pleasant surprise. The menu is quite expansive and just about the right portion. The restaurant decor is modern but with touch of classic charm, I guess this was converted from an old bank building. The service was impeccable... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We took four adults and two children at at 5.45pm for dinner. Reception good, seating good, waitress very good. As Europeans we found the menu slightly disappointing. Their trademark "sprout chips" were awful - greasy and an inappropriate appetiser. Our mains were very good and we had four different choices. Children's menu was well received. Glasses of wine at $12... More 

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Bay Area
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839 reviews
647 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Vault 164 164 S. B St San Mateo Healthy American cuisine This refurbished bank building has a nice, upscale ambience Very good food service by Adam The alcoholic beverages were good; Happy Hour 3:30 to 6:30 A must order appetizer is the yummy Brussel sprout chips! There are nice house specials e.g. salmon salad and soup Their burger is outstanding;... More 

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Thank Rosquete
Fallbrook, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I wanted to like it more but honestly it was just not great. The atmosphere was nice but the food was about what you would expect. We had the Broccoli Chips and the Bacon wrapped dates and they were good, the Chilean Sea Bass was average.

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Thank Chris H
Palo Alto, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I normally don't pick Vault 164 but when I do, I never regret it. Food items and choices are wide and good. Service is prompt and friendly. Great lunch spot.

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Burlingame, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Usually I'm not a big fan of brussels spout but I love The Vaults brussels sprout chips. On several occasions, I have ordered two servings of them.

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Thank DelightfulNancy
Zug, Switzerland
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266 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Had the salmon on a plank which was really great. Other dishes looked nice as well. Definetly worth a visit when in the area. Parking is a bit of a challenge but there is valet by the restauratn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-348-8164

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?