222 E Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA | Directions 9440137.564389 -122.321874
Monday To Sunday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central San Mateo, Downtown
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.
my favorite in the bay area – I've dined at Viognier at least a dozen times, and they have all been terrific. The seasonal menu makes every trip a different experience, and all the dishes have been excellent. The tastings menu is very worthwhile. But what makes this restaurant so special is that the staff and the kitchen are very willing to produce a "unique" dining experience for you with your own customized tastings menu. We've done this twice now, and they are very good in working with you to create dishes that you want or recommend dishes based on ingredients. Viognier is hands down my favorite restaurance in the Bay Area.
Creation – Viognier is on of my very favorite restaurants. Chef Scott Giambastiani is very creative with all the flavors and food products. His Lobster bisk soup is one of my many favorites. The ambience is great, very inviting..Service was great, David Partney is excellent server, truly madde my dining experience on eto remember. With Scott changing the menu every season, I get more compelled to dine again and again with the change of season. I highly this restaurant to all my friends and family.
Excellent food and services – The food was just excellent there - everything from entrees to appetizers to desserts. Definitely worth a try for fusion cruisine lovers!
great food, odd service – excellent food (roasted mushroom & sherry soup = esp. excellent), excellent wine (2000 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir), but the service was absolutely not what one would expect for the price we paid; our server seemed flustered & on the verge of panic throughout the meal, and there were lengthy delays between every course. Probably an anomaly, I would certainly dine there again.
Great Cuisine – The dining experience is fantastic. Ken Knox is one of the best and truly makes dining at Viognier a wonderful experience. His knowledge of wines is unbelievable. Viognier is the best restaurant in the Bay Area in my opinion.
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