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San Mateo Prime

174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 558-8918 · $$$$
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"332 Yelp reviews


  • Mon - Sun5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Welcome to San Mateo Prime! Our staff at San Mateo Prime passionately delivers a prime choice of beef to their customers since late 2007. Our main feature is dry aged prime rib, where each rack of succulent prime rib is cooked with rock salt and slowly roasted to perfection. It Moreis then cut on our trolly and served au jus. Not in the mood for prime rib? Try our other choices of entrees such as steak, rack of lamb, and fresh seafood. There is a dish to satisfy the appetite of any guest. Come join us at San Mateo Prime.

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Popular menu items

Creamed Corn · Creamed Spinach · Baked Potato · Garlic Fries · Tiramisu

General info

Casual · Romantic · Elegant · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by g s. at Yelp User Review3/22/2014Best prime rib on the peninsula!Came here two weeks in a row.Juicy prime rib and the side dishes were fantastic like Yorkshire pudding and sauted spinach(: More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Monyrith S. at Yelp User Review3/21/2014This place is definitely pricey, but worth a visit.Prime rib generally comes down to the quality of the cut and the cook. The pictures here do not lie, tender beef with just the right amount of fat all around. The meat was tender with the right amount of pink.Plus the generous au jus. Sides were wonderful as well.I would recommend this place for any special occasion. More
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Matt Z. at Yelp User Review3/14/2014I've been waiting to go here for 2 months. My girlfriend and I went for dinner and had a very sub par experience. Very similar to a poor (at best) experience at Chillies, AppleBee's, etc. At $150 for the two of us I'd highly suggest looking else where in San Mateo.Service was unexplainable. The meat was "par" but not nearly enough to offset overall experience. More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Arick W. at Yelp User Review3/12/2014Ok let's be honest, the review on San Mateo Prime should be all about the meat and the service. If you want creamed spinach and side salads go to Boston Market. This place is all about the prime rib. They don't mess around here, the meat is awesome. The portions are huge, the flavor is spot on and the cuts … More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Corey W. at Yelp User Review3/7/2014Ive been here at least 6 times and everytime its been excellent , the prime rib is to die for, i'm always looking forward to it.I always get the avenue cut with the bone and i give the bone to my cat.The service is top-notched, and the prime rib is always good.From the apps to the dessert you can't go wrong by going here.Highly recommended. More