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San Mateo Prime Restaurant

174 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 · Central San Mateo
(650) 558-8918 · $$$$ · Steak
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"337 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 · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 14, 2014 · by Sharon W. from YelpMy visit here was quite a while ago but I do remember some things that stood out for me.Prime rib, was decentGarlic mashed potatoes, meh, slopped on the plate with one garlic in the middle as decoration.Garlic noodles even more meh! Tasted like water!!Fries, what more can I say, they are fries.What I … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 13, 2014 · by Robert J. from YelpAn associate had recommended San Mateo Prime as an alternative to the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. We were tired of eating at the HOPR due to its poor service, crowded conditions, and long waits. We made reservations and arrived on a early Monday evening.It is located in the downtown … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jun 11, 2014 · by Tony H. from YelpI actually think this place deserves two stars, but seeing it seems to be getting quite a few undeserved 5 stars, I had to give it one, just to counter balance the 5's. The food is okay. A bit over priced. Decor and ambience is mediocre. Service was below par. At the end of the day, House of Prime Rib is still the … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"May 25, 2014 · by Hamano K. from Yelpサンマテオの街中にあるプライムリブ屋さん。Cal Trainの駅から徒歩圏内ですし、近くに車を駐められる場所も結構あります。サンフランシスコ市内やPalo Altoにも有名なプライムリブ屋さんがありますが、味・立地・混み具合・お値段の最もバランスがとれたのは、この San Mateo Prime なんじゃないかと確信しています。定番のプライムリブは間違いのない味です。まずはプライムリブを堪能すべきと思いますが、私はここのフィレミニオンも好きです。二度目以降にはぜひ試してみてください。 Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"May 07, 2014 · by T. W. from YelpNice ambiance, very good service, excellent prime rib served just the way you ask for it. The meat itself is very, very tender and moist. The petite cut was so generous, I brought most of it home. Calamari appetizer is extra garlicy, and the crab artichoke dip is not to be missed! I enjoyed my sides as well~ … Full review