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Sociale

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3665 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118-1709 (Locust St./Spruce St.)
MUNI: 1 California, 33 Ashbury, 43 Masonic
415-921-3200
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unusual location, quite pricey

This is an unusual location. Really. From the sidewalk at the street, one must pass between buildings to the area of the restaurant which was two noisy rooms and an outside seating area. Some might think this quaint, others are left to wonder. The food was good, but pricey. The wine selection is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
JR115
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Reston, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is an unusual location. Really. From the sidewalk at the street, one must pass between buildings to the area of the restaurant which was two noisy rooms and an outside seating area. Some might think this quaint, others are left to wonder. The food was good, but pricey. The wine selection is outstanding and pricey as well. Our group... More 

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La Jolla, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One got the impression this establishment knows how to do what they do. Nothing exceptional but steady as she goes food and service. I'd go back and can recommend but not for a night to impress visitors. Food was fine and service friendly but not exceptional (as stated). No cocktails here either just wine and beer.

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Tampa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The spouse had been here before and thought it charming. My first reservation came when I was told it was 'down an alley'. Indeed it was, and in limited space. Tables were crowded so close together you could not help but hear you neighbors conversations. The noise was unimaginable. Finally seated we eventually got a waiter and menus, and then... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

While the menu sound fantastic the food is just ok. The wine list is very good. The service was not up to par. Haven't been there in a while and it will be a while till I go back.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I are 'foodies' ~ this being said, the food at Sociale was bleh... First, we ordered the Heirloom Tomato Salad $13: the tomatoes were slightly overripe/mushy. Next, we had their special pasta dish, Papparedlle w/Braised Duck $21 (recommended by our server who said this dish is 'very popular with our patrons'). Our server told us that this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really enjoyed this place. In an easy to get to area (* see below for added recommendation). First thing you notice is the pathway leading down a little side street. Has a European feel to it and immediately adds some ambiance. There is outdoor seating which is quite popular year round. They do have outdoor heaters. The inside is cozy... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Here is what I like about Sociale: + It is a great place to lunch after going to the nearby Legion of Honor Museum. + Sociale is hidden off the street so you better know where you are going. + The food is good. + There is a patio (there are heaters so nice even on a cool day) and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife discovered this little gem some years ago. It was on one of our first trips to San Francisco after we spent part of our honeymoon in the Bay Area. Since that first visit (2006?), we have eaten at Sociale each time we return. We have never been disappointed. Well, she was a little disappointed this time because we... More 

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Ridgway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had lunch today at Sociale. A haughty host did little to make us feel welcome. Okay decor, good service, music too loud (why do restaurants think they have to entertain!). The food was okay/good, nothing special. An extensive wine list, but so outrageously expensive we ordered beer. I'm sure there are better dining experiences in SF for the same,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Sociale is a neighborhood gem. Have been there 5-6 times before with my wife and always enjoyed it. Last night the food was particicularly good - three appetizers and the pappardelle + duck and cornish game hen were well prepared and expremely tasty too. Wine staff were also very helpful in guiding us to a delicious italian wine (Le Berne).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3665 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118-1709
    (Locust St./Spruce St.)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI: 1 California, 33 Ashbury, 43 Masonic
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-921-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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?