Central Park Bistro
Great neighborhood restaurant. Clean food, interesting menu, nice environment and service.
Central Park Bistro is our go to place with friends or a date night. Food is excellent and Sharif always does a great job anticipating our needs
Enjoyed a really delicious lunch here on a Saturday before it was too busy. The food was really excellent and the staff very kind and welcoming. The owner obviously takes great pride in the restaurant. It is now a go-to spot for us when visiting San Mateo.
Daughter’s elementary graduation dinner was great! Food and service were top notch!
I booked a 9:45pm spot for Friday night early afternoon same day. They called my at about 5:30pm asking if I can come at 7:30pm instead because this is what their last reservation actually was. But open table still was showing 9:45 time slot available.
Had to go somewhere else that night.
The food was good, overall. The Steak Tartare was excellent; texture was lovely and the flavors balanced. When told that we were sharing the appetizer, the kitchen plated two dishes, which is always a nice touch. Our entrees (the skirt steak and the lamb chops) were very tasty, although the lamb was cooked more medium than the medium rare that was ordered. The desserts were a bit of a disappointment. The apple tart was taken down by a soggy crust, although the filling was nice. I would dine here again, if I lived in the area, and have already told a few friends that it is definitely worth a try.
Friendly staff, makes you feel like you are appreciated or welcomed. Good food, good wine, love the desserts. Definitely revisit. Thank you.
We went early to this restaurant as we were trying to catch a movie. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. By the time we left, the restaurant was really full. Apparently, a favorite in the community. My friend and I did say that we would go back again.
This has become one of my all-time favorite restaurants - it is great for both lunch and dinner. The food is fabulous and fresh. The wait staff is attentive and helpful. It is no problem at all to modify menu side dishes and sometimes specific ingredients (like omitting cilantro). I have been here about 6 times in the last two months -- with friends and family, both from the bay area and visitors from out of town - gluten free and vegetarian. Everyone has been pleased with the food and has enjoyed the atmosphere.
We celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom and sister. The whole experience was excellent! Don’t visit very often but when I do it’s always a pleasant surprise!!
Great service and food was delicious. Would highly recommend
We went for m a 3 course mothers day brunch and they completely skipped the first course. It felt like they just wanted to rush us out of there.
We love this restaurant and go frequently for a drink and salad at the bar. We loved the filet dinner and have eaten there many times before before but they charged us a $25 corkage fee.
It was Smokey, dark, mediocre service and three of four diners were unhappy. The linguini, the skirt steak and ribs were poor in taste. We cannot recommend this at all.
I planned a birthday luncheon for my mother and we chose the orchid room. We were a party of 11 and I wanted to be sure it wasn’t too loud so my mother could enjoy all. The room was perfect with plenty of room to walk around if needed. Our waiter was excellent! We started with drinks which were delicious! We ordered the crab cakes, grilled octopus and calamari. All were really good. The octopus was so tender as was the calamari. The Caesar salad was real Caesar salad and was the perfect size. I had the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection. Others had the ravioli, linguini, lamb sandwich and pizza all were enjoyed. Our food came quickly, hot and the presentation was wonderful. We were all very pleased with the attention to our party, the room and of course the food. I will be back to plan another event soon. This is quality you can count on!
We had been given a gift card several years ago and finally used it. Great food and nice place
Great food, good service, nice ambiance. We enjoyed our lunch with friends.
Always a good meal and a very professional staff.
Lovely place for a business dinner on a Monday night!
We were very pleased with the food, the sauces for the filet mignon and chicken were delicious, except the meatballs with pasta, the pasta was too "al dente" for my guest and the server didn't understand the term. Otherwise we had a very good time.
Had lunch of burrata and heirloom tomatoes as well as smoked salmon. The food was fantastic and the service is always good. Great restaurant for lunch meetings as well as social get togethers.
The Central Park Bisto was a $100 dinner anywhere which my girlfriend won as a work reward. We only shared an appetizer and a rice dish with swordfish. The food was prepared with great skill and presentation, and she loved it!
My reason for not giving this restaurant and the Turkish staff a higher one was because of the Yelp App scoring this as a $$ and we thought this was a $$$ priced meal.
Great food best halibut ever!
Great pizza and salads. Entrees are pricey. Wine selection could be better. Service was slow. Still like to go to this local establishment. The ambience is nice and the food is tasty.
Our service was excellent. There were 7 in our party and we were not rushed, we were visiting at our table for at least 2 hrs and not expected to leave
Staff are always very pleasant and willing to work with dietary needs. All our dishes were delicious!
The restaurant was super kind about arranging a large table for our large party, having it ready and waiting for us, and making us feel like special guests. They have a good selection of cocktails and wines. I thought my plate of Chef's Special Vegetables (I believe the only vegan item on the menu) was overpriced, but the ambiance was perfect and I suppose I was paying for that more than the food. I will definitely go back when I want to be able to hear my dining companion(s) - I loved how quiet the restaurant is - or to treat someone special.
The food was AMAZING. My husband had the skirt steak and I had the duck. We talked about the food for 3 days. We will absolutely be back.
The strip steak was very tough. Hard to chew. Flavor bland.
I mentioned this and expected an apology, I didn’t expect a free dinner, an acknowledgment would have been appreciated.
Excellent dining experience. The meals were exquisitely presented with meticulous attention to detail. Well seasoned fresh ingredients made for a delicious meal. I wanted more!!!
All of the reviews on Yelp are quite accurate. Mediocre food and complete lack of service. Too many other quality places to go. Never again.
Great food and great service! The corkage was a bit high.
We love Central Park - it is our neighborhood haunt. They always do a great job. We were not aware of the prix fixe menu for Valentine's - so missed 1-2 of our favorites, but the selections were great and the ambiance was terrific.
Valentine's Day meal and service were wonderful. We didn't anticipate a price fix dinner but choices were a great range/variety and presentation and taste were marvelous! We highly recommend Central Park Bistro.
Just a bit pricey for Valentine's Day, but otherwise all good.
I chose Central Park Bistro for a special dinner with visiting friends from England. The food, service and noise level are usually perfect. As usual, all of my guests enjoyed a lovely meal and evening.
However, I have some health issues and asked whether they had soup as I saw none on the menu. The waiter assured me that asparagus soup was available. He returned later to lament that there was no more. I asked for any thing liquid, even a cup of the broth the chef uses in cooking. He answered that the chef would not offer anything. There was nothing else on the menu that I could swallow.
I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT THIS RESTAURANT CANNOT ACCOMMODATE SUCH A SIMPLE REQUEST.
Nice ambience. Attentive service. The butter lettuce salad was refreshing and the skirt steak was tender and tasty. Pass on the burger and try something else. The lava cake was good. We had an enjoyable dinner.
Haven’t been here in awhile; it was always great. So glad we came back. The food and service was terrific. We had a vegan in our party, and they were so accommodating in preparing an appropriate dish. Will definitely be back more frequently.
Memorable. A delightful carefully prepared dinner served graciously in a gently setting.
Beautiful decor. Service was exceptional and the food was excellent. I thought the portions a bit small, but worth every penny. Will go back again.