Burlingame, California, well-known for its scenic beauty, is a popular vacation spot for people visiting the San Francisco Bay area. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula in San Mateo County, Burlingame is a city with small-town charm and world-class dining and entertainment. So whether you've been basking in the beauty of its nature preserves or enjoying the arts and culture scene, Burlingame has several fantastic fine dining restaurants that are sure to please even the most sophisticated palate. Before looking at homes for sale in Burlingame, read about seven of the best restaurants that will leave you in culinary bliss!
Stella Alpina Osteria
As you walk into Stella Alpina Osteria, you are instantly transported to a cozy mountain inn, just like the ones you would see in the Swiss Alps. The service is impeccable, with constant efforts by the restaurant to train and educate their staff on the latest trends in fine dining.
The menu enhances the décor, with dishes reminiscent of those in the Swiss Alps, and an array of Northern Italian dishes. Customer favorites include risotto, pasta, ragu, and braised meats. Chef Matteo Ferrari is famous for his signature dish, Veal Osso Buco over Marscapone Polenta and Nonna's Housemade Potato Gnocchi. They offer a full bar and Italian and California wines that the staff is trained to help you pair with your favorite dish. Stella Alpina Osteria is located at 401 Primrose Road in Burlingame.
Located at 115 De Anza Boulevard in San Mateo, Wakuriya is an experience in upscale Japanese cuisine. A 2019 Michelin-star restaurant, Wakuriya is famous for its lobster with strawberry-infused sauce, skewered scallops, and Gandara. Chef Katsuhiro expertly prepares each dish with a masterful flair that entices diners with its exquisite detail. The menu combines the chef's unique style with excellent Japanese and Californian ingredients. The décor is warm, welcoming, and minimalist in style. Wakuriya is highly sought after, and reservations are placed up to 30 days in advance.
San Mateo Prime
If you're looking for an exquisite, authentic omakase experience, look no further. Sushi Yoshizumi is renowned for its sweet shrimp sashimi with uni, bonito sashimi, kinmedai, aji, ika, tiger shrimp, and baby mackerel. The restaurant only does two seatings per night, nine guests at a time. As a result, this exclusive restaurant has a nearly 30-day waiting list. In addition to their remarkable cuisine, they have sake and a small wine selection. Every dish is expertly prepared with the freshest ingredients. Sushi Yoshizumi is located at 325 East 4th Avenue in San Mateo.
The Iron Gate Restaurant
Classic and classy, with an old-world feel, the Iron Gate Restaurant has an excellent French Continental menu and exceptional staff. Steaks top the list, followed closely by fresh salmon, prawns/scallops Bordelaise, and veal Scallopini. Customers rave about the fresh, flavorful sides and the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer. Private dining rooms are available for interested parties, and the Iron Gate Restaurant is located at 1360 El Camino Real in Belmont.
Fine dining and fine living
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