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Nova Bar & Restaurant

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555 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Btwn. Bryant and Brannan)
(415) 543-2282
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place to before baseball

Good food and fast. Service was great and the environment was good. We went just before a Giants match and had a short walk down to the stadium. If you are going to the stadium this is close and you dont need to walk far.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Good food and fast. Service was great and the environment was good. We went just before a Giants match and had a short walk down to the stadium. If you are going to the stadium this is close and you dont need to walk far.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed my eggs Benedict of which there were several creative varieties. Yummy jalapeño Bloody Mary with bacon garnish. It's a bar atmosphere but fast friendly service. Nice beer selection. Reasonably priced! Walking distance to the baseball park.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Great staff and friendly waitresses. The food is really solid and the drinks are great too...definitely hit this place up if you're going to a giants game

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Hamilton, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Really lively pub very close to AT & T Park which wil really get you in the mood for the game Very decent bar food menu fairly priced & leftovers can be boxed up Despite the bustle, staff are friendly & attentive to your needs to drink, eat & run

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

If you're in SOMA, this is a great stop. The bar is laid back, the drinks are always strong and the atmosphere is really nice.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I would second another's review -- service is great but too noisy for dinner. I had a fantastic peach mojito and my friend loved her lemon drop...and the appetizer pizza with arugula ricotta mozzarella and mushroom was outrageous! Great for a date or after a ball game

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Titusville, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

This place is totally under rated. We were a little concerned bc of the TA rating when it was recomended to us but so pleasantly suprised at the quality of food and the atmosphere. We like to eat dinner late and the place was jamming. The kitchen is exposed and gives the feeling that the kitchen is intone with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

When this was Infusion, I loved this place. I know some of the same people are there, but it has lost some of its luster. The infused vodka is still good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2008

Surprisingly good for a bar-like place - simple, good and affordable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

good tomato soup for cold days and great appetizers!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
    (Btwn. Bryant and Brannan)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: (415) 543-2282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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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SoMa
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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