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Calfornia Grill

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1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
+1 650-653-6000
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The service was outstanding and very fast. The restaurant is located inside the marriot hotel in san mateo. The food was tasty and the prices were normal for california.

Thank Apollon P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Lunch/Diner is limited but fod quality is as would be expected from a Hotel Grill. Breakfast is average - nothing that would really get you excited, There are plenty of better alternatives close by.

Thank Rene B
San Jose
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

They had a convention special, burger and fries for $8, which isn’t much more than the cost of a fast food equivalent. However, when I ordered it to be cooked medium, it was red in the middle. Two nights later, when I ordered it medium well, it was . . . you guessed it, red most of the way through.... More 

Thank BillSJ
Columbus, Ohio
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The fish taco are very good and they come separated out in a build your own soft taco dish which is a nice presentation. The buffalo wings are pretty good as well. Full bar and decent wine menu. Service was good. Not a bad option if you are looking for a quick meal after getting to the hotel or for... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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402 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Usual hotel food served hot , only the slow service let the experience down . 30 mins waiting for a cheese steak sandwich with coleslaw was very long.

Thank bvlynch
Lake Oswego, OR
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

5 stars for Nargis Samaryee, my server who made what is normally a hum-drum, business diner's experience into a delightful time. She was attentive, made suggestions, and most of all, asked about my travel, home, family, and the trip. Great relational skill, and I felt like a special guest, not just another diner. Changed the whole experience for me!

Thank BobLakeOswego_OR
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

The food is decent - better than average for an airport hotel. I had the fish tacos and they came in a beautiful presentation with plenty of different condiments. The cocktails menu is very good, and the patio is a nice place to sit and get some fresh air. But wow, the service is terrible. Friendly, but soooo slow. Even... More 

Thank ccollins0822
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

I came here for breakfast one morning while I was staying at the Marriott San Mateo. I like table service better, but the buffet they had was also good. The Buttermilk Pancakes were great (however, I was upset by the fact that they did not have lumberjack pancakes). Bacon is good (that's not the restaurant, that's me), and the guava... More 

Thank doctorchicken
Begues, Spain
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181 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

The problem is inconsistency. Food service is often wrong and you have to send things back. The staff are friendly but just don't listen or struggle with English. Mains are delivered before you even are half way through your appetiser. OR Staff and food are great. Take a chance and you might be lucky. I've stopped eating here when I... More 

Thank anduain
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Made to order Omelletes and the great spreadt at the breakfast buffett is wonderful. the service is also great very polite and considerate servers , on weekends there may be a 10 miunte wait for seating

Thank wagoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-653-6000

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