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222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
+1 650-685-3727
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Contemporary
222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Viognier has been on my todo list for a while and I am glad I finally made it there. One thing I love is that the place is simple and does not require the additional froufrou (like having to dress in a suit) to enjoy...More

Thank ElHuevonComelon
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We have dived here probably 4-5 times and each time is better than the previous time. Last night, we had a fantastic dinner. We had just come from a reception so weren’t super hungry and opted for the 2 course chef’s tasting menu. I had...More

Thank TaxLass
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Viognier is a restaurant located above a new format market that has a bakery, book section, produce and meats of the highest quality. It also features a cooking school, so the combination with the restaurant is a one stop shop. But lets focus on the...More

Thank Lew S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Hubby always wanted to come here, so on MY birthday we finally went. The ambiance is very cold and minimalist. You have to walk through the entire restaurant to find someone to speak with. Disappointed to find no a la carte offerings, only 2,3 or...More

1  Thank suefromCalif
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were hoping for some good creative cooking similar to our past experiences few years back. Unfortunately we felt the place lack energy, services only adequate and most important, food that tried to be fancy but not executed right.

Thank Kallen C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My wife and I spent eighteen years in France and have high expectations when it comes to French cuisine. We were very pleased with the 3 course meals we had in the Viognier. The chef had prepared the sea bass and the lamb to perfection....More

Thank babcockfrance
Reviewed 16 March 2017

With a tasting menu of $79 and wine pairing for 2 glasses at $66, I expected a special experience. When third person in our party had to unexpectedly cancel, we were seated in a small bistro table. Surprising since the restaurant was almost empty at...More

Thank christine a
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I had an important dinner meeting and was specifically advised to make a reservation here. I made my reservation on Jan 7 for my dinner meeting. An email confirmed my reservation and I was all set. The day of my meeting, I had the good...More

Thank SPatel17
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had a most excellent evening at Viognier with 5 friends - all of us foodies and traveling far and wide for good restaurants. Chef Chris Aquino and his team and our server (sorry, did not catch the name) rocked!! I've read the past reviews...More

1  Thank TooFrequentTraveller
Reviewed 21 October 2016

There are some fantastic restaurants that focus on a small number of menu selections and ensure that each is done to absolute perfection. Viognier is not one of this restaurants. The food is fussy, lacking in taste, texture and seasoning and focused too much on...More

Thank The_bald_gourmet
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28 December 2016|
Response from TooFrequentTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Nice casual will be sufficient I think. Enjoy it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4079
    (B St. and Ellsworth)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train / San Mateo Stop 1 block away
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-685-3727
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