San Mateo Great Happy Hour, wine bar Interesting bar menu e.g., charcuterie Daily specials e.g., quinoa salad, pork belly tacos Local, sustainable food Very friendly food service
we just left 31st Union after we enjoyed a superb meal. Met old friends and others who have really enjoyed this excellent restaurant that serves the best foods of the season. . .we will return again and again.
31st Union in downtown San Mateo is a combination of healthful small plates, originality of menu, and with first class prep and presentation. Thoughtful uses of local ingredients combine for pretty platings, excellent seasonings, and nutritious fine dining. Though smallish with a rustic interior, nothing lacks for quality. Servers are knowledgeable, pleasant, and courteous. The entire restaurant presents a high... More
A decent execution of the gastropub concept down to the details: chalkboard wall, simple wood backed menus, artisan water bottles, organic and local flair "just so you can be sure"... etc. If it's a new concept to you, it could be delightful. Ever since seeing what the French are doing, and the exhausted creative chefs who are bucking the need... More
We have been here a few times with our son and his Girlfriend. We are adventurous foodies and really enjoy small plates done interestingly. We took a group of 8 friends here to show them San Mateo is not all sushi and burritos. We had a great time. There was enough selection for everyone from no carb to meat and... More
31 Union is on a corner in San Mateo, in a neighborhood that is fun to walk and explore. Parking was right in front, there is alot of metered street parking and lots in the area. Inside, the restaurant uses recycled barn and farm wood and it comes together nicely. Pleasant to the eye and the variety of textures was... More
Recently went with friends and was shocked how amazing of a restaurant this turned out to be. A relatively recent newcomer it bills itself as a place for American comfort, but it's simply isn't so. Whoever is in the kitchen understands 5 star big city cooking. What a delight !!! And while you can expect to spend $30 to $50... More
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