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Viognier Restaurant is famous for serving a variety of wines. Its food menu features a selection of crusted tuna, smoked pork, saut ed vegetables, crab cakes, wood-fired pizzas and cheese fries. The restaurant s wine list includes more than 900 bottles of Californian and European wines, such as pinot noir, chardonnay, merlot, zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon. Its dining room is suitable for business meetings, lectures, presentations, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and baby showers and has a seating capacity of more than 45 guests. The restaurant s dining room has a projection screen, audio system and walls with colorful lithographs depicting various stages of wine. Viognier Restaurant s cooking team blends classic French techniques with California s bounty of fresh food. Located in San Mateo, Calif., the restaurant supports local farmers and uses seasonal, local, organic and sustainable products.
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Central San Mateo, Downtown San Mateo
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Viognier Restaurant

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10/02/2009
Awful Service/Expensive/Better Alternatives

Went there many times. The service kept getting worse and worse. Finally, took a client to brunch. They took 45 minutes to serve our brunch order! No explanation. Kept asking server about meal and send would check but no response. I can not risk taking friends or clients here again. Sorry, but when I pay this type of money, I expect at the least good service.

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02/14/2007
Nothing French or edible here!

If it wasn't so expensive, this place would be laughable. The $75 valentine's day dinner was really vile....blini appetizer: blini hard; no measurable caviar...so it's some smoked salmon.\r \r The lobster dish was tough and the risotto cloying and salty....really bad!\r \r Desert was a joke..some stale things (fondue??) to be dipped in chocolate...hardly anything to eat.\r \r folks, this place is overpriced, pr... view more

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10/09/2006
Top Flight Dining on the Peninsula

A restaurant that has consistently delivered for us fine food and solid service in a stylish space.\r \r A nice Peninsula dining option. Highly recommended.

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09/24/2006
Awful service, bad attitude

This overpriced and ""over attitude"" restaurant is dated. It shouldn't take 2 1/2 hours for dinner when there's no one else in the restaurant. Their corkage policy is stiff and given their overpriced wine list, their philosophy seems to be maximize profits, minimize customer experience. We're not going back!

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04/17/2006
kudos on all fronts!!

i love this place. always a consistent dining experience at viognier - from the food, wine, service, ambience, all-around wonderful. absolutely recommend the pairings (you'll stand amazed at how pairings enhance flavor/taste. side note - J's bubble room also great with their pairings). i have yet to encounter a 'missed' entree at viognier; flavor always outstanding. if there's one constructive thing i can point ... view more

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03/31/2006
Wonderful find on the peninsula!

I only recently ventured upon Viognier after a friend of mine suggested we dine there after our sunday afternoon cooking class. Our entire 3hour dining experience was superb. From the sommelier to our fantastic waiter to all the other service staff, everyone was extremely friendly and created for a fine dining experience. We decided not to opt for the course pairings (which I will definitely be back to try out!) a... view more

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02/11/2006
great service great food

Its nice to have a restaurant like Viognier located here in downtown San Mateo. The food is well prepared and imaginative, and the service is polite and professional. San Francisco is the closest place to get anything compareable and after a nice enjoyable meal, maybe a tasting menu with wine, I don't feel like driving. Plus it is located at Draeger's so you can pick up a neat cooking tool or something for the pan... view more

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12/07/2005
top chef in unique setting

This is by far one of the top culinary spots on the peninsula. Food is always excellent. Reserve a seat near the cooking class room to get a peak at the culinary offering of the evening.

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07/24/2005
Summer is here

I have always liked going to Draeger's market and I just recently tried dining at Viognier. What a wonderful experience. Chef Scott Giambastiani's new summer menu is great. The heirloom tomato salad with corn, arugula and basil viniagrette really says summer, and for my entree I had the Ahi Tuna prepared three ways. Three perfect different preparations of tuna on the same plate. Save some room for desert, the ic... view more

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12/22/2004
decent food, slow service and odd decor

the food was inventive and nicely displayed, but it took forever for them to serve. the decor is terribly strange for an upscale restaurant. i appreciate great food, but at these prices, i also want my food to arrive at a decent hour and i want to experience real ambiance, not some second rate interior designer's idea of what defines class.

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