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Paragon

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701 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Townsend)
(415) 537-9020
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good value, fair service, good to great food.

India Pale Ale Craft Beer - Fantastic! Mushroom Cigars: Mushroom Duxelle rolled into phyllo dough and baked served with a great dipping sauce. - Fantastic! Pork Chop: Excellent seasoning, but a bit overcooked and dry - Good Mac 'n Cheese: I prefer Trader Joe's Frozen - Fair Potato Ballls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco
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376 reviews 376 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It has been a few years since I ate here and things appear to have changed. I had dinner here a few years ago and I remember a more elegant looking white tablecloth restaurant. My most recent visit was for lunch and the white table clothes have been replaced with old-fashioned wooden table and all the servers are youngsters so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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324 reviews 324 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went here today before the Giants game to eat. Nothing great but decent enough to eat at. Got a beer with burger and friends.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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162 reviews 162 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Stopped in here on way to Giants game. Ordered a couple of apps and drinks. Food was ok but very pricey for what you get. The alcohol was even more costly. A double of captain and coke will run you $22.50... Service was good though.

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Only a block away from the ballpark, Paragons is a nice choice for a bite to eat or drink before or after giant games. It is always crowded and fun with people coming and going to the game.Try the mussels.It is a little pricey but beats the ball park for food value.They have a wonderful bar and it is always... More 

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

India Pale Ale Craft Beer - Fantastic! Mushroom Cigars: Mushroom Duxelle rolled into phyllo dough and baked served with a great dipping sauce. - Fantastic! Pork Chop: Excellent seasoning, but a bit overcooked and dry - Good Mac 'n Cheese: I prefer Trader Joe's Frozen - Fair Potato Ballls with Bacon Jam: All hype, just country style breakfast potatoes with... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Was with an old friend for dinner here. Good scotch selection. Very nice flatiron steak and very accommodating to special dietary requests. Pleasant, cool dark atmosphere in the evening. The wait staff was very nice. Overall just a good, pleasant dinner where I didn't mind paying the bill. If there is a Giants game on it might be hectic. Sidewalk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have had more than one bad experience here but still friends drag me there after a Giants game and I go along reluctantly. You will find that their post game strategy is to tell you that the kitchen closes 30 minutes after the last pitch to get you to order something right away. Then they purposely hold the tag... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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357 reviews 357 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a wonderful spot for a meal and/or drink. I imagine before a Giants game across the street, it's the PERFECT choice. I love lunch time, outside on the sidewalk. Wonderful people watching. Superb friendly service. A little pricy, including for the wines, which could be a tad more creative considering you're in the heart of one of the... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

seated fast without any reservation moscow mules and food were great Place was crowded but fun was had by all

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Kensington, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Went last night for early dinner before the Giants game. Pretty crowded, but managed to get a table for the 4 of us. One hostess was rude, twirling her hair whether deciding to seat us. The other hostess was very nice and led us to a table. The server was great. We had garlic fries, calamari for appetizers they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94107
    (Townsend)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: (415) 537-9020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighborhood Profile
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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