There are very few restaurants with views on the Peninsula. Under new management and with striking renovations, Par 3 at the City of San Mateo's Poplar Creek Golf Course, delivers both a stunning view and elevated fare. The sister restaurant to the popular local watering hole THREE Craft Kitchen and Bar on Third Avenue in San Mateo, Par 3 soars.
Located at the foot of the 18th hole with panoramic views of the 120 acre property -- the restaurant integrates perfectly -- has ample free parking and generous vistas. Approachable and welcoming, owner and chef Alicia Petrakis and co-owner Eleni Lolas have created an oasis with a dynamic menu.
One of the gems of the county is the Poplar Creek Golf Course. While outside there may be traffic, noise, and "city life", escape that hustle and bustle when you arrive for a meal or a few rounds of drinks at their newly relaunched bar and grill. When Alicia Petrakis, owner of the nearby Three Craft Kitchen and Bar, saw an opportunity to take over and give the grill a facelift, the local entrepreneur jumped at the chance. Thus, Par 3 was born.
I've enjoyed a quick bite or the weak happy hour cocktail at a golf course before. Trust me, that will not be the experience when you dine or host your event at Par 3. With nearly 10,000 square feet and impeccable views all around, Par 3 is the ideal place to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.