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A fine dining eatery, 231 Ellsworth serves a variety of starters, salads and entrees. The restaurant manages a private room that can accommodate more than 30 people. It serves smoked salmon, roasted gold beets, cherry tomatoes and curried shallots. The restaurant also accepts online reservations. It provides assistance with floral and balloon arrangements for parties and occasions. The restaurant offers a selection of wines in San Mateo in California. In addition, it serves cauliflower cream, sauerkraut, spinach and poached pears. The restaurant provides a dessert menu that includes warm liquid caramel, artisan cheese, papaya salsa, lavender marinated strawberries and sorbets.
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Neighborhood:
Downtown San Mateo
AKA:

243 S Ellsworth

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French Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Bars, Restaurants

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03/01/2010
Get Ready for a 5 Stars Dining Experience

231 Ellsworth has officially replaced Parcel 104 on my top 5 special occasion dining list (Peninsula & South Bay edition). I was requested by higher power to show some very important friends of my family a good time in the bay area. I was ready to splurge and I want nothing but the best. Alexander's steakhouse had been dined to death. Plumed Horse, Parcel 104 and Le Papillon are all a bit far for my guests coming ... view more

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04/15/2008
Listen to the waiter! Awesome experience, food, service...total package

My husband and I finally had a chance to dine here last week. Everything was incredible! We got there early, but had a chance to look at the menu in the window. They were not 100% ready at 5:30, but invited us in and got started on our drinks while they lit the candles on the tables. Inside it's a romantic setting with cozy booths lining the walls and tables arranged where you didn't feel cramped at all. They promtly... view more

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09/07/2007
Very disappointing

We, a large party, had a variety of dishes. Some had the 3-course tasting menu, which included an ahi starter, flat iron steak main course, and the chocolate cake for dessert. The ahi was average; the steak was tough, but at least had some seasoning; and the dessert was too sweet. Others had the fois gras 3 ways and salads for starters. The seared fois gras was at best average, the tureen and the custard fois gr... view more

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10/16/2006
Don't wait for a special occasion !

My wife and I just celebrated our anniversary at 231 Ellsworth, I must say that it was the nicest meal that we have had in a long time. We will certainly be back and more often. \r

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09/24/2006
Attention to detail

Yes, there are many establishments that can serve a fine meal, but none, in my opinion, can compare with 231 Ellsworth. What sets them apart from the others? Attention to detail. The food is a tapestry of flavors woven with surprising and innovative flair. The service is impeccable: attentive but not invasive. The atmosphere is warm, contemporary without being flashy, and elegant yet relaxing. This is truly an ... view more

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09/24/2006
An awesome dining experience

I've eaten at 231 Ellsworth many times, and have always had an amazing dining experience there. The wonderful combinations that the Executive Chef, Tim Hilt puts together are just fabulous..I especially liked the Ahi with the Sushi Rice Sorbet..I thought it was a very cool presentation and the food just melted in my mouth! The foie gras was pretty amazing as well..Definitely worth every penny, and a nice upscale dini... view more

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09/22/2006
231 Ellsworth is a Culinary Delight

Over the years, we've eaten at 231 Ellsworth on numerous occasions, sometimes for special events, but just as many times, if not more, simply because it's good. Having dined there over the last couple of decades, we are especially happy with the offerings of the current chef, Tim Hilt. He and his kitchen bring fresh, seasonally updated versions of classics with inventive twists and the presentation is at once elega... view more

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09/21/2006
World-Class Dining Right In San Mateo!

Why drive into the city when you can have a dining experience like this right in San Mateo? 231 Ellsworth sets the standard for fine dining on the Peninsula. With a wine list to die for, gracious and efficient service, and a tasting menu thats out of this world, this restaurant is the perfect choice for a special occasion or dinner with a client you wish to impress. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed the five-course ... view more

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08/25/2006
No reason to dine here when San Francisco is only half an hour away

This is one of the most disappointing dining experiences I've ever had. After reading many good reviews, my wife and I decided to go to 231 Ellsworth for our anniversary dinner. I had the five course tasting menu and my wife had a crab ravioli starter, the filet mignon and the valrhona chocolate fondant. The tasting menu was mediocre: the ahi tuna and pork loin (as well as my wife's crab ravioli) had no flavor and... view more

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07/12/2006
Excellent fine dining value - great mix of tastes and texture

The 3-course and 5-course were excellent. Wide variety of food - ahi sashimi was very tasty and fresh. Followed by Lobster with fava beans. Poussin on pudding offered a nice mix of textures. Lamb with very tasty corn. Good desert - toasted meringue with ice cream and strawberries.\r \r Things that stand out are the presentation, texture of the food, juxtaposition of flavors, and believe or not - good value for the ... view more

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