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The White Horse Restaurant and Tavern

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American, English, Family Fare
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635 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
(415) 673-9900
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  • 9
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little pub!

My friends and I stopped in for drinks at The White Horse. What a fun place! The drinks were great, and we were served quite quickly. The popcorn hit the spot and went well with our shuffleboard game. I would recommend a stop off at this friendly San Francisco pub!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
cindyf630
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Woodland, California
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Woodland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My friends and I stopped in for drinks at The White Horse. What a fun place! The drinks were great, and we were served quite quickly. The popcorn hit the spot and went well with our shuffleboard game. I would recommend a stop off at this friendly San Francisco pub!

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Livermore, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The White Horse restaurant and tavern might fool you as you walk by seeming like it was just a bar, but they have a quaint area to dine in. This place reminds me of an English pub and has the same feel as one. Draft beers in pints and a shuffle board table to play on. Food was good, had... More 

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Delmar, New York
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258 reviews 258 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stayed in SF in May and also used the Hotel Beresford as our hotel of choice. Attached to the hotel is this restaurant/pub. We ate here every morning (breakfast was free and included in our package deal). The food at breakfast was lovely and plentiful. In addition, we chose to eat in this restaurant several nights not only because... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

the decor is that of of an old New England tavern, with warn dark wood all around. We were there with the after work crowd so it was a bit noisy. The service was a bit on the slow side especially since there were only a few tables occupied (most of the crowd was around the bar or shuffle-board). The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It is a charming bar which attempts to replicate an old tavern feel, this amused me as i'm from Edinburgh and have the real thing. However the staff were great and made me welcome from the minute i walked in. Its a small intimate place so be prepared to chat with everyone. Only downside was it's limited drinks however it... More 

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Perth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a great place! After foot slogging around the mountainous San Francisco downtown all day I stumbled into the White Horse, eager for a coldie. I was not disappointed. Staff were very friendly and quick to serve.

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Berkshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The pub is quite dark inside and is connected to the Beresford Hotel, as a result quite a few of the clientele are from the hotel. The pub offers food every evening, but currently only popcorn and hot dogs on Sunday and Monday, which are free, due to a staff shortage. The bar is pretty small and most of the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went for cocktails while staying at the Beresford Hotel next door. Service was way below average and this was during a slow time of day. Cannot comment on food since we did not eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Music isn't blaring so you can actually have a conversation. Bartenders are friendly. Prices are pretty good for downtown SF.

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Sacramento, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Set up like an old pub, it may actually be old as it is connected to an old hotel. The service was quite good. I had two dinners there and the food was good. The prices were very reasonable. The only drawbacks was it was darker than I would have liked (many restaurants are) and the menu was somewhat limited.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 635 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 673-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, English, Family Fare

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