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Blue Plate

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American, Contemporary, Californian
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3218 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5007 (Valencia St.)
The Blue Plate is located at the stop for the following bus lines: 14, 49 and 67. Bart riders should get off on the 24th and Mission station.
415-282-6777
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Great Place

I guess the Mission has gathered a bunch of really good restaurants, but it's still surprising to see the still rundown appearance of the neighborhood and then get to a place that is just so delightful and serious about food and friendly and serious about food and relaxed and serious about food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Budd S
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Berkeley, California, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
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Berkeley, California, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I guess the Mission has gathered a bunch of really good restaurants, but it's still surprising to see the still rundown appearance of the neighborhood and then get to a place that is just so delightful and serious about food and friendly and serious about food and relaxed and serious about food. What a nice place this is. My wife... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were wooed into dining at this restaurant one night waiting for our reservation at Emmy's Spaghetti Shack. The Spanish wine and the grilled squid and macaroni and cheese we had to quell our hunger were excellent. We ended up canceling our reservation at Emmy's, buying a bottle of the wine we were drinking, and ordering some of the dishes... More 

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atlanta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My daughter suggested our group dine at this location as she had been there previously. She does not give praise lightly. She was dead on. Such a great place. Much smaller than I expected, with a great interior vibe. Most at the table got the meat loaf, which was spectacular. I got the short ribs, which is always a gamble.... More 

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Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went with a group of six on a Friday evening and had a blast. A quirky place that serves top drawer comfort food (loved the meatloaf!) with great service and a fun345047186 atmosphere. Give it a try.

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Santa Rosa, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a great surprise! My husband had visited the Blue Plate previously in the week, and wanted to take me there on our way home from Monterey. We brought our daughter and her friend, who is a vegetarian. No problems for her on the menu at all. It was a hot day for SF, so I nice little bit of... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If anyone has ever been to the The Dahlia in Seattle 20yrs ago then you will understand this twisted, wickedly fantastic home cooked style of cuisine. I cannot believe the combination of flavors we experienced. A wonderfully sinful menagerie of foods that worked to perfection. Trying to explain what we ate and enjoyed would be an insult to the chef.... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening for a special occasion. The wait staff was excellent. We brought along a 30 year old vintage wine which they handily decanted and strained for us as the cork did separate a bit. This was a magnum so two decanters were necessary and a corkage fee of thirty dollars was applied. Along... More 

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Cape Coral, Fl.
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The name gives away the menu, and it's great comfort food, as expected. We loved the meatloaf, the mac and cheese, the pork shoulder. But the surprise, and the real treat, are the appetizers, which are very creative and unusual. We had a "salad" of heirloom tomatoes, mangoes, toasted granola and a yogurt based cheese. Yummy! For those who like... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had this place recommended to us by a local and it didn't disappoint. We arrived late and were the last ones in the place on a Thursday but it wasn't a problem at all and we didn't get that 'please hurry up!' feeling you can sometimes get from the front of house staff. We shared a starter, had a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We sat in the front area with a view into one of the kitchens of Blue Plate - a cosy but upbeat restaurant in the Mission District of San Francisco. While the food is excellent, a word of warning to future clients - the servings are enormous! One of us ordered the chicken liver parfait followed by the sirloin and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3218 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5007
    (Valencia St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Blue Plate is located at the stop for the following bus lines: 14, 49 and 67. Bart riders should get off on the 24th and Mission station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-282-6777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?