Private Dining



Our private dining accommodations at Central Park Bistro consist of two rooms. The Gardenia Room can seat up to 34 guests & the Orchid Room can seat up to 18 guests. By combining both of these rooms together, we can seat up to 60 guests. Both spaces are located in the restaurant and offer either private or semi-private accommodations. We can host up to 120 seated guests for an exclusive buyout of the entire restaurant as well. Enclosed in glass, our unique private dining rooms take in the beauty of the restaurant while at the same time allow for privacy without the confinement of a four-walled room. A remarkable environment in which to hold your next event!

For assistance in planning your next celebratory event or company business meeting, please contact us, at (650) 558 ‑ 8401 or by email at

Lunch or Dinner

We can host Lunch and Dinner (Two – Five course meals) for private dining and holiday events.

A cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres may be scheduled for most events and our elaborate tasting menu can be tailored for any event.

Private Dining Room Photos

Additional Information

While we do not impose a room charge for our private spaces, we do require a food & beverage minimum to be met. Room minimums are simply based on seasonal demand as well as the specific date and time of the event. These minimum figures simply represent the required food & beverage expenditures to be met, excluding tax and service charges. * An 9.25% sales tax and a 20% service/gratuity charge will be added to all private events. Restaurant buyouts are also available at an additional fee. To confirm a group reservation, a 40% non-refundable deposit is required on all private dining events. An expected attendance must be received no later than 72 working hours (M-F) prior to the scheduled event via email. Once provided, the guest count can increase but not decrease, and the established room minimums cannot be lowered due to a reduced headcount. After receiving a final headcount figure, Central Park Bistro is not responsible for guests unable to attend the event & credits cannot be issued for non-attendees or unmet minimums, once a specific space has been confirmed. This figure must be equal to or at least be 90% of the original count noted on the event agreement.

For private dining group parties, all wine & prix-fix menu orders should be received by the restaurant no less than 2 weeks prior to an event, in order to ensure a specific wine & menu. This is essential for ordering & preparing the menu and in providing certain wine selections. Specific vintages may vary based on availability. We do reserve the right to change room spaces if the party size should change. .

From Jan. thru Sept., any events cancelled less than 4 weeks prior to the event date are subject to a cancellation fee of fifty percent (50 %) of the total estimated cost. Any cancellations within 1-week prior to an event, the food & beverage minimum plus applicable tax & gratuity will be charged. A $50 cancellation/set-up fee is charged for all cancelled events. From Oct. thru Dec., cancellations beyond 60 days, full deposit will credit for future event – within 60 days, full deposit will be forfeited and within 30 days, the food & beverage minimum plus applicable tax & gratuity will be charged. For all off-site catered events, cancellations made within 2 weeks of the event will forfeit the full deposit and require payment for the contracted F & B plus applicable tax & gratuity. Deposits are non-refundable for all events. Plan your next event with Central Park Bistro!

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