Central Park Bistro

A contemporary restaurant in downtown San Mateo featuring fresh seasonal American cuisine


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Come Dine With Us

Our elegant bistro offers well-executed menu items ranging from paninis and wood-fired oven pizzas to sophisticated American cuisine entrées.

We have an impressive wine cellar in the back of our restaurant and make sure you try our signature warm toffee bread pudding!

Linguini Pasta

Lobster Tail Meat, Bay Scallops, Green Peas, Zucchini Strings & Lobster Sauce

Prosciutto Di Parma & Salami Finocchiona

Marinara, Mozzarella Cheese & Fresh Basil Leave

Grilled Australian LambChops

Potato Cake, Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomato, Arugula & Pomegranate Glaze


What People are Saying

Very professional service

Food is made with very fresh ingredients and they taste like they’ve been prepared by real chefs. Very nice presentation. Portions are fairly small, allowing room for appetizer and dessert. Definitely returning.

WT (Viveat)

Great variety and selection of wines

We had a “tapas” style dinner, and enjoyed a “louie salad”, lobster/crab cakes, garlic tiger shrimp and seaweed wrapped ahi

Laura LaBine

The food is so flavorful

Great meat. The most perfectly cooked soft bread in a bowl, amazing chefs, delicious cocktails. San Mateo gem.

Lala Lassiter

Cool and sophisticated setting

Great service, friendly. Tasty fillet of sole sandwich came with crispy, hot fries. Chicken sandwich was a pleasure. Delicious iced tea made just right for my southern tastes (but without the sugar). Definitely will return.

Tommy Ward

Hours of Operation

Mon - Sat: 11:30 am – 2:15 pm

Mon - Thur: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 5:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Sun: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact Us

181 E 4th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401