The Refuge San Mateo

  • Address:
    66 31st Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94403



The Refuge is known for their hand-carved, ultra tender, boldly flavored navel pastrami, sending shockwaves throughout the gastronomic consciousness of patrons who call it “the greatest this planet will see in some time.” If that wasn’t enough, The Refuge boasts the world’s best Belgian and Craft Beer on draft in the Bay Area, with many more by bottle.

Since 2008, The Refuge has been providing protection for many East Coast street food classics, especially the hand-carved navel pastrami. They also grind their own blend of hamburger on a daily basis as well as procure their own Ribeye Blend for their Authentic Cheesesteaks. In addition, they offer Old World wine, dazzling salads, and eclectic appetizers.

Whether it’s a quick lunch, a raging evening, a private event, take-out or delivery, The Refuge experience is unlike any other place at any one time. The Refuge accepts online reservations at

Private Dining & Banquet Space

Book your next event at The Refuge's new spacious location in the beautiful Hillsdale Shopping Center with multiple indoor and outdoor seating options for 20 to 250. Reserve the whole restaurant or section off the space that will suit your needs. The menu may be tailored for your event, from small appetizers to plated dishes to buffet style. Whatever you need, they've got you covered!

Need catering? The Refuge San Mateo offers three ways to order party platters that come with home preparation instructions.

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Business Continuity
  • Cost: $$$
  • Large Group: 100+ people
  • Meals Served:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Pet-Friendly:
  • Parking Options:
    • Free
  • Accept Credit Cards:
  • Cuisine:
    • American/Californian
  • Private Dining and Banquet Rooms:
  • Number of Private Rooms: 1
  • Semi-Private Dining and Banquet Rooms:
  • Number of Semi-Private Rooms: 1
  • Min Group Size: 20
  • Max Group Size: 250
  • Open For Business:
  • Takeout Available:
  • Outdoor Dining:
Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Our new location at the Hillsdale Shopping Center can accommodate large groups from 20 to 250. Let us host you on our spacious outdoor patio or our indoor Eagle room.

    Call us to book at 650-458-3044 or e-mail us at
  • Largest Room 1,500
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1,900
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Space Notes Eagle Room: 400 sf; Banquet 50; Reception 50; Theater 40; Classroom 40. A/V & WiFi Available Patio: 1500 sf; Banquet 100; Reception 100; Theater 0; Classroom 70. WiFi Available. No A/V outside. Restaurant Buyout: Banquet 250
  • A/V (In-house) true
  • Outdoor Capacity 100
  • WiFi true
  • Banquet Capacity 100
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 70
Eagle Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 400
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
  • Classroom Capacity: 70
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 100