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Vault 164

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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164 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3909
+1 650-348-8164
16:00 - 23:00
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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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154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the burger, and it was massive. Yucca fries were good. Overall, we were all surprised by how big the portions were (even what was labeled as small plates).

Thank JacqConn
Port washington, NY
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178 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Came here on recommendation while staying near the airport. Recommend taking a cab as parking was a little hard. Also recommend a reservation if during a busy time. If you check in on Facebook, you can get free brussel sprout chips. The food was pretty good. i started wtih the brussel sprout chips. I felt they could use a little... More 

Thank Christirdh
Boston, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 

Thank The_bald_gourmet
Foster City Ca
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

Thank treborz1
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 

Thank Jeanette G
Burlingame, California
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

Thank LakeviewMan
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

1 Thank ptgurr
Bay Area
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841 reviews
650 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rosquete
Fallbrook, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Chris H
Palo Alto, California
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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.

Thank Doc T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?