Welcome to 231 Ellsworth.
Long recognized as San Francisco Peninsula’s premiere dining establishment, offering
globally-inspired contemporary cuisine, a world class wine list, and professional service, right
in the heart of timeless downtown San Mateo. Located around the corner from Caltrain, just
minutes from SFO and the best hotels in Burlingame and Foster City, 231 Ellsworth is an easy
destination for your after-work cocktail, pre-flight dinner, or special occasion indulgence.
The scene is mellow at our curvaceous bar, where we present the full dining room menu, an
ever changing list of lighter fare, and premium signature libations. Hand crafted liquors, beer,
and wines by the glass are carefully selected to highlight the seasonal menus, and our staff is
informed and helpful. Just a block from Downtown Cinema, 231 Ellsworth beckons for a quick
pre-movie bite, or a sinful late night sweet.
Candlelight sparkles off crystal and silver in the elegant dining room. Seating is intimate and
comfortably spacious. Classic jazz plays as you relax into the evening. The menu at 231
Ellsworth is rangy, modern, and completely customizable to suit. Select fresh and innovative
courses from the extensive à la carte menu, or take a thrilling ride with Chef Mike Goshorn’s
5, 7 and 9 course tastings paired with vintages chosen from Sommelier Syreeta Young.
Whatever the menu, no one can resist the wicked array of desserts and candies made by
Pastry Chef. Light-as-air fruit finishers and decadently rich pastries vie for your attention as
you swoon over the list of fine scotch, brandy, aged rum and fine sipping tequila. This will be
an evening to remember.
231 South Ellsworth Avenue - San Mateo, CA 94401 650-347-7231