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Americano Restaurant and Bar

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$$$
Neighborhood:
SoMa
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8 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1227 (Embarcadero)
Muni F line will deliver you to the back of the hotel Two block walk from Embarcadero MUNI/BART station ( walk East on Market and make a right on Steurat Street then left on Mission. Hotel Vitale is on the corner.
415-278-3777
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Today
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great bar near the Ferry Building

We stopped in, needing to spend an hour somewhere before dinner in the Ferry Building. Absolutely delightful bar experience on the covered patio. Friendly, efficient service and great drinks. Filled up as we were leaving, with a lively crowd.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
MamaFleisch
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Maryland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped in, needing to spend an hour somewhere before dinner in the Ferry Building. Absolutely delightful bar experience on the covered patio. Friendly, efficient service and great drinks. Filled up as we were leaving, with a lively crowd.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I didn't have huge expectations, given that this is within a hotel, but as a hotel guest by myself I booked in and the food & service were both excellent. I ended up there the following evening, when my husband flew into town, and he had the most incredible tuna tartare. Wonderful wine list with a good local selection. All-round... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great spot for breakfast with a delicious variety of food - California style (healthy and fresh). And nice location at the Embarcadero.

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Berlin, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A foodie friend & colleague had recommended Americano to me when I asked her about a centrally located lunch spot, quiet enough for a working get-together, and with good food. This restaurant inside Hotel Vitale got it all right. The location is great - it's hidden from the Market and Ferry Building tourist drag yet right there, a block away... More 

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Northern California
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Americano Restaurant was a perfect location for our family dinner. We love San Francisco and always enjoy trying different restaurants during the holidays, especially Christmas. The Americano proved to be an excellent choice for our family of six. The menu at Christmas was pri fix with options ranging from an incredible shrimp dish to a fantastic creamy risotto. Each... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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196 reviews 196 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited for breakfast (so don't know how lunch/dinner would be), but the food was prepared very well, nice portions, and fairly good service. The chicken and applewood sausage was great. Breakfast for 2 (coffee and omelets) ran almost $50, so pricy even for San Fran.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

if you like college keg bars that basically toss you out at 11:45 pm then go here. they let you order a drink at 11:43 and then throw you out at 11:45. bad karma and not sophisticated behavior whatsoever. highly disappointing and i was a guest in the hotel.

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Washington
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165 reviews 165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stumbled across this place while looking for a place that served late (around 10:30). The food was good, although the service was a little slow in the beginning.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Service was great with friendly staff. Waitress recommended a few dishes for being a first time visitor and they were all great!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The menu was varied, but it was difficult to get in on Friday night. Make reservations ahead of time. Breakfast was a little pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1227
    (Embarcadero)
  • Public Transportation: Muni F line will deliver you to the back of the hotel Two block walk from Embarcadero MUNI/BART station ( walk East on Market and make a right on Steurat Street then left on Mission. Hotel Vitale is on the corner.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-278-3777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 am

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?