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Americano Restaurant and Bar

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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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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
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Falls Church
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful bar with outside seating, I got into town late on Thursday and got a late dinner outside. Kind of a place for beautiful people. Terrific views of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge

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Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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227 reviews 227 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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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: Italian, American, 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

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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?

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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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