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The Bell Tower

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1900 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3006
415-567-9596
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    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
All around awesome

I really liked this place. I hate the prices in San Francisco, but this place was actually really good. The food and the wine was excellent and had a couple tables outside to enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Amy B
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San Francisco, California
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  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I really liked this place. I hate the prices in San Francisco, but this place was actually really good. The food and the wine was excellent and had a couple tables outside to enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The cable car from Market (Powell-Hyde) goes all the way to the Aquatic park at the end of Fishermans Wharf. Around ⅔ of the way from Powell coming down Jackson the cable car turns sharp right onto Hyde next to a great cafe called Nook (see separate review). Get off here and carry on walking down Jackson until you get... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Walking from my hotel to some previously researched TA reviewed restaurants but along the way I stumbled on here and it seemed more up my alley. It was mid-late afternoon and there was probably only a little lunch crowd remaining, along with some obvious regulars who were chatting with the bartender, who was very nice. Tavern atmosphere, comfortable, kinda dark... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were walking back from a nice sf guide tour and stumbled on this Polk street establishment and we went in and had a great meal. The service was excellent.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I wandered outside this restaurant and sat outside and had a couple of drinks. We then decided to go inside and eat. We were so happy that we did. We arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday 9th September then flew to San Francisco on Thursday 11th and this meal was by far the best we have had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by delicious lunch we had here. Chicagoans wandering the city, we discovered this cute corner spot and pulled up the reviews - which were promising - and the experience did not disappoint. Pleasant staff, comfortable atmosphere, and great food. Open face tuna taco appetizers were exquisite, French onion soup the perfect blend of salty and sweet, and the... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just walking by and chose this little spot for a light lunch. We split a simple but yummy pizza and had a beer each, so not a huge meal but still super service. We sat outside and people watched.

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Western Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First off there were 4 of us. The waitress brought us all warm water with no ice. We ordered and she didn't write anything down. I ordered a chicken quesadilla with no green peppers, it came filled with green peppers. She never came back so I picked out the peppers and ate half of it until I started to get... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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406 reviews 406 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

On the corner of Polk and ???, this place is loud, but you can find a quiet corner if you try. The sandwich was the best pulled pork I believe I have had. It was tasty, but it also was tender, not stringy, not fatty, and just great! A fun place; wish I had had more time to try a... More 

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Seminary, Mississippi, United States
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146 reviews 146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Great food and excellent service from a friendlybstaff was a great way to end a perfect daybin San Fran.....and The Bell Tower did not disappoint. There were 6 of us that ordered somethhing different and everyone had nothing but GREAT things to say about how good the food was. Will definitely go back. If you are in the Nob Hill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-567-9596

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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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
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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