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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing salad.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Amber A
Bend, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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443 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

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 

Thank Laura K
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198 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The starters were calamari - chewy, wings with far too much salt and mushroom cigars good. Mains of burgers were fine but the garlic fries lacked enough garlic and were not hot enough. Our second beers were served one wrong and three tasted off. The waitress argued about it and the manager wasn't very conciliatory although did comp the beer... More 

Thank georgegibbs
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

$200 for pasta and clams for four and the pasta was over cooked and stuck together. The drinks were below average at above average prices. Good pre game atmosphere but there are many places that cater to the pre game crowd.

Thank Steve N
San Francisco, California
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257 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Solid beer list, near the ballpark. Why go into ATT early and pay $11.50/beer when you can sit outside at Paragon and have $6.25 drafts? They have about 10 beers on tap, including Stone and Lagunitas, though there is a shortage of stouts and porters. The chicken wing and mushroom appetizers are okay, with the chicken being better. Service is... 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: Bar scene, Large groups


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

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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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