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“High floor - High Priced” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Top of the Mark

Top of the Mark
InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Floor 19, 999 California St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (Nob Hill)
415-392 3434
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Ranked #431 of 5,102 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: California & Mason Streets
Transit: Powell Street Cable Car; California Street Cable Car
Description: For 70 years, the Top Of The Mark has been favored by both locals and travelers as the venue of choice, whether for an intimate rendezvous, a festive celebration or just plain fun. Located atop the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, the world-renowned sky lounge and restaurant affords a near-360 degree vista of San Francisco and the surrounding sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the East Bay Hills, downtown and Twin Peaks.
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“High floor - High Priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

It was nice as an "experience" but just know they charge plenty for the drinks and desserts. It is more fun if it is a clear night. They also have a good home-grown martini list.

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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“Best view in town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Take the time to go to the Top of the Mark if you want an excellent view (360 degree) of the city. It's a bar (advertises 100 types of martinis), basic food but you are there for the view. Off of California and Powell and yes a couple of very steep hills if you walk it from Union Square area. Take your time and enjoy. Check the event board as they do movie nights up there too!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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bristol
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Unmatched view and atmosphere for a drink or brunch in SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Top of the Mark has the best view and atmosphere in San Francisco for brunch or drinks. The 360 view is fantastic and our waiter, Jose, has been there for 37 years and is attentive and helpful. We moved away 21years ago but try to return every year and Top of the Mark is always a highlight of our visit. The view extends from Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge with a close up of the Transamerica building. Alcatraz and the sailboats are also within view. It is never to crowded and while not inexpensive, the prices completely match the atmosphere. Brunch on Sunday includes caviar, champagne, shrimp, dungeons crab, oysters, prime rib, lamb chops, and unbelievable desserts. Not to be missed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frimley
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“Great lunch with an amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

I had lunch here with a business colleague on Monday. The lunch was very good and the service was very good too. The restaurant had a very push feel to it and was not very busy. We had a great table with a breathtaking view across San Francisco. Highly recommended for the food, service, ambience and view.

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“Great martini lounge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Visited at the end of the evening for a nightcap. Extensive list of great tasting martini's coupled with fantastic views of the skyline at night. At $15 a drink not too horrific, but service could have been sharper.

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