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Top of the Market - San Mateo
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Ranked #39 of 449 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fashion Is. Blvd.
Transit: Public transit stops at South Norfolk directly in front of the restaurant.
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is a fine restaurant that has a wide selection of drinks and dishes .
The service is very good ,you are made to feel welcome as soon as you arrive !
I was there with a group on business about 15 of us ,the staff were very customer friendly and graceful in their delivery.

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Thank RozanaGaffoorali
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Located on the second floor of the Fish Market is the latest stab at a good, upscale seafood restaurant. For those of you who have "experienced" the Fish Market, this is definitely a step up (literally and figuratively). One enters the Fish Market restaurant and waltzes past the lines and noise to travel up one flight of stairs to another world where the food is delightful. Unfortunately, it seems they only swept out the attic and stapled down the loose carpet in preparation for this debut. The somewhat shabby details are compounded by the fact that one could easily hang a side of beef in the corner of this sub-zero environment. The A/C is working well - even when it's 45 degrees. Nonetheless, we found our meal to be really delicious and fun. We tried a number of dishes, both land and sea, to find out what kind of cooking might go on here. Starting with the shrimp cocktail and beet salad, we found that both were yummy, the shrimp cocktail being some of the most delicious we've ever tasted; cooked just right, moist and delicious, plump and tasty tiger prawns, they were fantastic. Next we tried the lobster and filet mignon with the shrimp linguine plate. With the first bite of filet, it was obviously grass-fed and a lovely cut. Although prepared quite rare (and hubby had to send it back to be "adjusted") I found it to be a divine dish. The lobster was equally tasty and the linguine was good as well (though not remarkable). Service was good and a fun time was had by all. Bottom line: Ignore the decor and focus on the food - yum.

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Thank ParadiseAdvice
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I took a friend here tonight who was just in town and wanted seafood. I live in the City but she was staying at a hotel near the airport and it seemed to far to drive to the city and back. Found this on Open Table...had been to the Fish Market before but not their more "high end" dining location. Fabulous. I had an incredible heirloom tomato and burrata salad and a scallops with fresh peas and tomatoes entree. The scallops were sweet and prepared perfectly. My friend had oysters which she loved and a tuna nicose salad whiche which she also enjoyed. A nice bottle of Duckhorn Pinot Noir. Lovely evening...it was my birthday and they gave us our pick of desserts....had a killer warm fruit tart with ice cream...to die for!

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Thank ReginaPhelps
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

The food is fresh, well prepared and tasty. The meat dishes are even delicious. The service is attentive. One of the best in San Mateo.

Thank Cynthia B
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Had a very pleasant surprise when a client from S San Fran selected this restaurant in San Mateo. Never having visited this town, I was a bit skeptical of a restaurant on top of an active fish market. We were all very pleased by the selection of fresh seafood and the skill in preparing it simply and deliciously, It is not a "fancy" place, but if you want good seafood, carefully prepared, with a nice wine list....then please give it a try.

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