Restaurants in Burlingame

$13 for a Large Specialty or 5-Topping Pizza and IT'S-IT Ice Cream at Papa John's (Up to $25.73 Value)

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off An Order Of $50 at Sushi Kuu

Sushi Kuu

Baywood Park

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off an order of $50

Three-Course Fondue Dinner for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Melting Pot (Up to 38% Off)

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

$136 $89

(779)

Diners dip veggies and bread into creamy cheese fondue and munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Kitcho

Kitcho

San Mateo

$30 $15

(239)

Expertly plated Japanese cuisine including teriyaki bowls, sushi, and seafood sourced from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market

$15 for $30 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria

Mancora Cebicheria

San Mateo

$30 $15

(123)

Chefs marinate spicy ceviches and grill tender Peruvian-style steaks

Chinese Food at Uncle Chen Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Uncle Chen Restaurant

Sugarloaf

$30 $15

(120)

Shredded pork with spicy garlic sauce; housemade vegetarian rice noodles; prawns in lobster sauce

Cajun Food and Seafood at Cajun House (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cajun House 2

Downtown

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

Mediterranean Cuisine and Drinks at Urban Flame (Up to 47% Off)

Urban Flame

Beresford Park

$55 $29

(69)

Baba ghannouj and tabbouleh salad precede Greek gyros, chicken kebabs, and falafel wraps

$39 for a King's and Queen's Tea Service for Two with Sweets and Sandwiches at Never Too Latte ($70 Value)

Never Too Latte

San Bruno

$70 $39

Sample an assortment of house-made, bite-size pastries and sandwiches, served with tea flavored with fruits, flowers, or Godiva chocolate

$12 for $20 Worth of Chinese Lunch Cuisine at JK Kitchen

JK Kitchen

San Bruno

$20 $12

(11)

Chow mein, flavorful soups, clay-pot specialties simmering with fresh seafood, and other Chinese classics

$89 for Two $50 Gift Cards to Ristorante Buon Gusto

Ristorante Buon Gusto

South San Francisco

$100 $89

(283)

Italian restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and wines from both Italy and California

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown

$30 $15

Menu composed of innovative pizzas, such as the Marco Pollo pizza topped with garlic chicken, and Italian classics, including clam linguine

Mexican and Peruvian Cuisine for Two or Four at El Toro Loco (Up to 42% Off)

El Toro Loco

Sharp Park

$30 $19

Fish tacos, shrimp burritos, and vegetarian offerings fill the Mexican menu; Peruvian offerings lean toward savory grilled meat

$45 for $75 Worth of Steakhouse and Seafood Cuisine for Dinner at The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill'

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill'

Belmont

$75 $45

Signature steakhouse and seafood cuisine includes mesquite-broiled steaks, prime rib of beef, scallops, and daily fish selections

Italian Cuisine for Lunch, Sunday Brunch, or Dinner at Caprino's Restaurant (40% Off)

Caprino's Restaurant

Belmont

$20 $12

(171)

Italian dishes filled with prime meats, fresh seafood, local free-range chicken, and house-made pasta; globally influenced brunch

Weekday Lunch or Weekend Brunch for Two, Four, or Six at Noelani's (Up to 42% Off)

Noelani’s

San Carlos

$30 $18

(110)

Hawaiian eatery captures tastes & sounds of the islands with live music & signature dishes such as kaka'ako nachos or guava-marinated steak

Burger Meal for Two with Sides and Drinks at Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn (Up to 39% Off)

Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Half Moon Bay

$30.90 $19

Half-pound burgers topped with grilled mushrooms, bacon, and swiss cheese served in a 100-year-old inn

$30 for a Sushi Dinner for Two at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant ($50 Value)

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Daly City

$50 $30

(487)

Signature sushi rolls topped with a variety of fresh ingredients ranging from the traditional to the eclectic

Dim Sum Dinner for Two or Four at Dim Sum King (Up to 45% Off)

Dim Sum King

Daly City

$20 $12

(619)

Cantonese-style small plates from barbecue-pork buns to deep-fried shrimp dumplings

$11 for $20 Worth of Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

$69 for a Prix Fixe Middle Eastern and Persian Meal for Two at Arya Global Cuisine (Up to $115 Value)

Arya Global Cuisine

Redwood City

$115 $69

(167)

Sample kebabs, mixed rices, steaks, seafood, and more with wine or cocktails

$13 for $20 Worth of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai for Dine-In or Take-Out at Chin's Restaurant

Chin's Restaurant

Redwood City

$20 $13

Chefs bring together Asian traditions for a menu of Thai noodle soups, Vietnamese coconut curry seafood, and vermicelli with Chinese sausage

Salads, Beer, Wine, and Sides at Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Redwood Shores

$16 $9

(23)

Beer, wine, coffee, and variety drinks paired with salads and sides such as sweet-potato fries, fresh fruit, or soups; outdoor patio

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Three-Course Prix Fixe Steakhouse Dinner at Izzy’s Steaks & Chops

Izzy's Steaks & Chops

Marina

$36.95 $36.95

(688)

Prix fixe steakhouse dinner with salad or soup, fresh fish or thick steak, two sides, and a decadent dessert

$15 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Beer at Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

House-brewed beers complement vegetarian, seafood, and specialty pizzas topped with Brazilian-style chicken or marinated shrimp

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Taqueria Vallarta (50% Off)

Taqueria Vallarta

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

The taco bar often draws customers in from the street, thanks to the tantalizing scents of carne asada, el pastor, and other meats

$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

$70 $40

(394)

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$85 for $100 Worth of French Bistro Cuisine at Garçon

Garçon

Mission

$100 $85

(629)

Classic dishes such as coq au vin, mussels, and duck confit at a traditional, French-owned bistro praised by the Bay Guardian

$35 for $50 Gift Card at Nook

Nook

Nob Hill

$50 $35

(534)

Cozy cafe and wine bar serves small plates, fresh sandwiches, salads, and breakfast

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 40% Off)

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

$50 $30

(1123)

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration at Jonas on Hyde

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase at Aroma Tea Shop

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

$2 Buys You A Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill At Taqueria Zorro at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

$0 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for $2 buys you a coupon for 25% off your bill at taqueria zorro

$4 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off A Lunch Bill For 2 People at Bonanza Restaurant

Bonanza Restaurant

Bayview

$4 $4

For $4, receive a coupon for 25% off a lunch bill for 2 people

$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bar

Potrero

$45 $29

(804)

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

Four-Course Meal for Two or Four at Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel (Up to 33% Off)

Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel

Downtown

$100 $69

Four-course menu with choice of appetizer, entree, side, & dessert; options include miso-glazed sea bass with shitake bamboo rice

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Food at Never Too Latte ($20 Value)

Never Too Latte

Financial District

$10 $6

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

$79 for French Dinner for Two with Wine at Chouchou

Chouchou

Forest Hill

$101.90 $79

(964)

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé paired with elegant French wines

Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Fiore Caffe (Up to 37% Off)

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

$61.50 $39

(142)

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 41% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(542)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$28 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

$40 $28

(212)

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 48% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

$67 $38.50

(291)

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

$35.99 for a Healthy Meal for Two for Dine-In or Takeout at Darn Good Food ($43.90 Value)

Darn Good Food

Financial District

$43.90 $35.99

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

$31 for $50 Worth of Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

$50 $31

(436)

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

Japanese Small Plates and Drinks at Izakaya Roku (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

$30 $18

(117)

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

$14 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Escape From New York Pizza – Castro St. Location

Escape From New York Pizza

Castro

$20 $14

(240)

Make a custom pizza with toppings such as roasted garlic, jalapenos, and applewood-smoked bacon, or order one of 14 specialty pies

Szechuan-Style Chinese Food for Two or Four at Grand Hot Pot Lounge (50% Off)

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

San Francisco

$30 $15

(27)

Szechuan-style dishes include steamed leek dumplings, and three types of hot pot broth and a staggering selection of meats and veggies

Rustic Dinner and Wine for Two or Four on Sunday or Monday at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant (50% Off)

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

South Beach

$100 $50

(746)

Dinner items such as seared salmon with quinoa and organic chicken in a rosemary red wine reduction pair with glasses of wine during dinner

Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

$84.90 $39

(290)

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

One Dozen Bagels Plus Cream Cheese or One Dozen Cragels at House of Bagels (Up to 50% Off)

House of Bagels

Central Richmond

$15.90 $8

(471)

New York–style bagels made by hand, boiled, and baked, plus cragels—half bagels, half croissants

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 50% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

$40 $20

(410)

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$5 Buys You a Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Saint Francis Wood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

$35 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle (Groupon Reservation Required)

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

$50 $35

(262)

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

One- or Two-Day Healthy, Gourmet Meal Plan for One or Two People at Lite Bite

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

$29.50 $29

(148)

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

$59 for Five-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu for Two at Radio Africa & Kitchen ($100 Value)

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

$100 $59

(159)

Long-time chef brings Ethiopian influences from his homeland to a seasonal menu that changes weekly.

$15 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Sliders for Lunch from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

$30 $15

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

$25 for $40 Worth of Brunch at First Crush

First Crush

Downtown

$40 $25

(817)

Coconut pancakes topped with homemade mango jam and Dungeness crab sliders can be toasted with mimosas made from California bubbly

Cuban Dinner for Two or Four at Caña Cuban Parlor (Up to 52% Off)

Caña Cuban Parlor

Mission

$104 $59

(81)

Empanadas, flatbreads, Cuban sandwiches, slow roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, and mojitos made with real sugarcane

Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 42% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

$50 $29

(128)

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$25 for $50 Towards Brunch for Two or More at The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant

San Francisco

$50 $25

Bar and lounge serves up brunch classics and bottomless mimosas with 20+ different fresh fruit varieties on weekends

$36 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of American Comfort Food and Drinks at Butter ($75 Total Value)

Butter

SoMa

$25 $12

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

$30 $19

(543)

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Melody (Up to 47% Off)

Melody

Bernal Heights

$30 $18

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

$49 for a Fondue Meal with Wine for Up to Four at Melt! ($72 Value)

Melt!

North Beach

$72 $49

Neighborhood eatery with European flair invites diners to indulge in fondue dishes & rustic sandwiches amid intimate café with weekly music

$12 for $20 Worth of Sushi for Two at Sushi Rock

Sushi Rock

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(889)

Nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls, as well as teriyaki entrees and special tempura house rolls

Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

$30 $18

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

$13 for $20 Worth of Southern Soul Food at Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Filmore Jazz District

$20 $13

(824)

Chef brings her grandmother’s original soul-food recipes to life with her take on Southern classics, including veggie and vegan options

Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Fisherman's Wharf

$40 $20

(18)

Jalisco-style Mexican food such as marinated pork tacos, burritos with housemade mango sauce, fajitas, and guacamole made tableside

American Food and Drinks at Jacob's Diner (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Jacob’s Diner

San Francisco

$25 $15

(5)

American food—including breakfast and burgers—paired with custom cocktails

$39 for a Chef's Tasting Menu for Two at Barracuda Japanese (Up to $72 Value)

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Castro

$72 $39

Chef's tasting menu rotates based on fresh catches, but includes miso soup, edamame, tempura, cucumber salad, sushi roll, & sashimi sampling

Italian Food for Two or Four or More at Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano (Up to 39% Off)

Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano

North Beach

$40 $25

(213)

Regional Italian dishes such as salmon risotto, penne pasta with smoked pancetta, gnocchi baked in gorgonzola sauce, and margherita pizza

$20 for $40 Worth of Pan-Asian Food and Drinks at Infusion Lounge

Infusion Lounge

Downtown

$40 $20

(1060)

Tea-scented coconut ribs, red-curry shrimp, and a robust list of beer, wine, and cocktails; complimentary entry to dance club

$10 for $25 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Kennedy’s Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

Kennedy's Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

North Beach

$25 $10

(796)

Multicultural pub serves Indian favorites such as chicken tikka masala and lamb sagwala alongside 200 beers and local wines

Two or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Middle Eastern Food at Kabob Trolley (Up to 50% Off)

Kabob Trolley

G Food Lounge

$10 $5.50

(12)

Food truck specializes in American-Middle Eastern fusion snacks, such as the ever-popular kabob cheesesteak

New American Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Kombu Kitchen (Up to 43% Off)

Kombu Kitchen

Union Square

$60 $35

(12)

Farm-to-table menu reflects chef's star-studded culinary history with complex flavors and sustainable, locally sourced dishes

$15 for $30 Worth of Egyptian Cuisine at Al-Masri

Al-Masri

Outer Richmond

$30 $15

(157)

Chefs season traditional Egyptian recipes in atmosphere inspired by King Tut's royal tomb alongside belly-dance performances.

Crab Plates for Two or Two Dozen Oysters and Two Drinks at Craw Station (Up to 41% Off)

Craw Station

Inner Sunset

$75.98 $45

(573)

Crab plates spiced with lemon butter, garlic, and/or Cajun seasonings with choice of spice level; feast of fresh oysters on the half shell

$30 for $60 Worth of Indian and Pakistani Cuisine for Six or More at Naan -N- Curry

Naan-N-Curry

Downtown

$60 $30

Chefs enlist clay oven to cook authentic Indian & Pakistani lamb, chicken & seafood dishes & six types of naan bread in colorful eatery

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Every day, San Francisco Soup Company?s chefs craft crunchy salads and approximately 12 soups from scratch, keeping an eye on sustainability and seasonality. Both salads and soups showcase organic and locally sourced ingredients such as cage-free eggs from Glaum Egg Ranch and organic milk from Clover Stornetta, and soups cast tendrils of steam from biodegradable containers. San Francisco Soup Company?s commitment to conscious dining extends to the nutritional realms: each recipe comes with nutrition stats, and the menu even designates which soups are gluten-, meat- and dairy-free, and which soup spoons best shield noses from affectionate pinches.

270 Lorton Avenue
Burlingame,
CA
US

It makes sense that a chef as mobile as Matias Bordaverri would take his chops on the road. Over more than 15 years in the culinary field, he has cooked his way through South and Central America, the Caribbean, and, now, the United States. He works out of a black food truck, his road-ready eatery’s name emblazoned in red on the side—Whisk on Wheels—stacking customer favorites such as the turkey and Angus burgers with beefsteak tomatoes, provolone, and smoked pepper mayo. “This was one of the juiciest burgers we’ve had in a long time,” said Luis Chong, a writer for SF Weekly’s Street Eats blog. “We couldn’t discern the secret ingredients in the meat patty…. Whatever it was, it was delicious.” The menu shows its South American roots with hand-rolled empanadas stuffed with spinach and ricotta, ground beef, or shredded chicken, which Chong said were “every bit as good as the empanadas we’ve found while traveling in South America.” Whisk on Wheels regularly updates its Facebook and Twitter pages to divulge their location to diners, share specials, and give the truck a place to put its feelings into words.

1220 El Camino Real #205
Burlingame,
CA
US

After losing a sizeable amount of weight with his kitchen-made juices, Sal had the idea to open a café coupling his love of French culture with his new appreciation for the role of food in health. With the help of his son, he opened Deja Vu, where painted ivy sneaks around the edges of menus on walls the color of rich buttercream. On the menu, Sal’s original French inspiration shines through in crepes, and fruit and veggie smoothies made from organic ingredients stay true to his nutritional vision.

Low in sugar and ideal for cleansing, the drinks can also be amplified with multiple types of protein. Blenders purr, full of smoothies and juices made with kale, green apples, ginger, oranges, and even hints of parsley, all delivered fresh daily. Crepes are also a Deja Vu specialty, whether filled with bananas and chocolate-hazelnut spread, or ham, veggies, or warm chicken and pesto. Conversation about the weather or the weatherman’s constant weeping drift over warm corned-beef sandwiches, and shoots of steam blossom from fresh-brewed organic coffee.

1109 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame,
CA
US

Pablo Estrada takes fresh ingredients from the California coast to craft Fattoria E Mare's authentic dishes inspired by cuisine throughout Europe. As an 18-year veteran of some of the Bay Area's most acclaimed kitchens, Estrada understands the year-round bounty afforded by the coastline, from fresh-caught seafood to vibrant, colorful produce. This respect for great ingredients yields a rotating menu of dishes in peak season, such as roasted beets with green garlic kefir or pappardelle pasta with braised oxtail and veggies. The spacious dining room strikes a perfect balance between intimacy and bustling energy. Guests can sit along the banquets in the sleek lounge, or slide into cozy booths that afford privacy while enjoying a romantic meal or while exchanging information with spies.

1095 Rollins Road
Burlingame,
CA
US

With more than 40 different specialty rolls in their repertoire, you'd almost expect to see all of the ingredients jotted down on the sushi chefs' palms. For the volcano roll alone, they have to wrap spicy tuna and asparagus inside a sheath of salmon and avocado before crowning it with snow crab, crunchy tempura flakes, and scallions. If anyone is up to the task of building these impressive amalgamations from memory, though, it's the sushi masters at Zen Bistro—they boast a combined 20 years of experience, and make it a point of pride to present each of their dishes as a piece of art. This commitment to distinctive menu items and attractive presentation is what helped transform this once small corner sushi joint in Sacramento to a full-grown restaurant in downtown Millbrae. Here, Zen Bistro surrounds its guests with an elegant atmosphere to match its unique creations, boasting seats along a sushi bar, blue ambient lighting, and framed autographs of the yellowtail fish starring in the popular Fong & Fong roll.

420 Broadway
Millbrae,
CA
US

When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy and quaint, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew in popularity, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and enterprising college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new outpost in Tallahassee. This location grew in reputation to pave the way for future franchise expansion. Today, the company—now owned by the trio of siblings—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also ballooned, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

2 N B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

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