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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Yummy Comfort Food

I had lunch with a friend on a cold, rainy day in San Francisco. We were told when we arrived that the restaurant was closing early for a private party. Yet, we were not rushed out the door and had very friendly service. Then there is the food -- what a delicious bowl of tomato soup and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Alamo, California
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a group of 9 and everyone's food was dry. The waitress seemed visibly annoyed that not everyone started with soup or salad which makes for an uncomfortable setting. The 2 stars are for the beer options, otherwise, it would have been 1 star. I didn't have a problem with the prices, but the food was not worth half... More 

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Alamo, California
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265 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I had lunch with a friend on a cold, rainy day in San Francisco. We were told when we arrived that the restaurant was closing early for a private party. Yet, we were not rushed out the door and had very friendly service. Then there is the food -- what a delicious bowl of tomato soup and a wonderful grilled... More 

Thank LLCJ54
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Close to ballpark and the service is good. The food didn't stick out but they did the salad well. It's close to my work and wish they had a bigger selection of foods, lots of unhealthy options.

Thank Tiffine W
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We were on a mission for food, drinks, and a college football that seemed impossible to find on Thursday. We stumbled across this restaurant and although we didnt have a "real" meal it was one of my favorites in San Francisco. They sat us in a section so we could watch the game we liked. We ordered some great beers,... More 

Thank smartcuki
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We had our wedding reception here and cannot say enough AMAZING things about the food, service, and staff. Our guests RAVED about the food, especially the mini grilled cheese and Filet. The service staff helped us with anything we and our guests needed and really made our evening magical. Danielle, the event planner was my hero. She was so patient,... More 

Thank Katie G
Bend, Oregon
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199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I stopped in for an early dinner at 4:30pm but they said they would not be handing out the dinner menu until 5:30pm. So I was given the bar menu which listed smaller plates. The mac-n-cheese was very good and only a hint of rosemary; very creamy with a slightly chewy browned top. However, the "greens salad" was a huge... More 

Thank Amber A
Dallas, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Weird experience. We were told by phone that we could not add anyone to our reservation because they were too busy, but we were the ONLY people dining in the restaurant. We were seated for quite some time before I asked the hostess if we could order. She found a server for us. The server was not attentive. Food came... More 

Thank Kimberly R
Santa Rosa, California
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135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I work on Second Street near Bryant and there's a dearth of lunch spots in the area -- so I occasional venture out to Paragon. It's usually a good experience, and today was no exception. The decor is very nice, and the service is very friendly and prompt. I had the chicken, as did one of my colleagues, which another... More 

Thank Scott95401
Olney, Maryland
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452 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I've seen some not-so-flattering TA reviews of Paragon. That seems to indicate experiences are spotty. For our part, we've always had good tasting meals served by friendly waiters who nicely accommodate my Celiac wife (although the GF choices are not plentiful). On this day--a beautiful one at a sidewalk table next to a friendly couple with two cute dogs--I had... More 

Thank bagnato1
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

When we got there there were open outdoor tables and we were told we'd be seated in a minute. 20 minutes later, we were seated inside then forced to move because they'd accidentally given away seats for a reservation. We were told it would be another 10 minutes and were offered no compensation for their massive and embarrassing mistake. Completely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • 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: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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

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Neighborhood Profile
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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