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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    November 15, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Chalkboard restaurant, open May 2013 under Executive Chef Shane McAnelly, offers a modern small plates menu emphasizing seasonal and technique-driven fare. McAnelly sources much of his menu from local purveyors and farms, with many ingredients coming from the restaurant’s own dedicated 3-acre vegetable and herb garden located at nearby Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards. Highlights on the daily changing menu include crudos and tartare, house-made pastas, just picked salads, roasted and grilled meats and seafood. The dining room has been completely remodeled into a contemporary and welcoming space with an open kitchen, new banquettes, hardwood floors, hand-forged iron finishes. The bar has also been renovated to create a lively environment with new finishes such as a Carrera marble bar-top. Offerings of local wine flights and an extensive list of wine-by-the-glass are a major focus at Chalkboard, as well the cocktail menu inspired by fresh ingredients from the Chalk Hill garden.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Way beyond expectations
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great place with innovative, tasty food. This is not yet another good restaurant - the Bay Area has plenty of those - this place is awesome. The chef definitely experiments and knows his stuff"
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Hello! We are Antonio and Rosaria, a young couple from Southern Italy. We come from two small beautiful sea towns named Scalea and San Nicola Arcella. <br />Antonio is a Master Chef and Rosaria has a hobby..... she loves to sing all traditional Italian songs. She sings only for private parties on request.<br />Antonio is very meticulous to choose the fresh stuff and he takes care for the presentation of the dishes. Rosaria likes to make decorations for different holidays and special events.<br />We are a gourmet restaurant and we will do our best not to disappoint your experience.Our goal is to share with you our flavors and the culture of Southern Italy.<br />We propose to you the authentic traditional dishes from the Calabria, region of Italy, in a classic, refined amd intimate atmosphere where you will feel at home on all occasions, from a weeknight with your friends to weekend date night to a family gathering.  We look forward to meeting you soon.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good San Mateo choice
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was very good and service also exceptionally attentive. They were very accommodating and all the food tasted like it was made in a home kitchen, no artificial/jarred/packaged food here."
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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