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Top of the Mark

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Nob Hill
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Address: 999 California St, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108-2250
Phone Number: 415-392-3434
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6:30 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Description:

Sip drinks to piano music while taking in a panoramic city view at this...

Sip drinks to piano music while taking in a panoramic city view at this lofty and elegant Nob Hill hotel bar.

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Great view of the city

Got there at about 5.30 and was given a great bay window seat. Fantastic views of the city and would highly recommend a visit. Didn't have any food. Spent a very pleasant hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
GillSparrow
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view of SF on a clear day cannot be topped, and the servers were super nice and the cocktails divine. Very friendly service. However, this place is a dilapidated mess! The carpets are horrendous and dirty, the tables are marked up and old, the chairs mismatched and falling apart and the ambiance other than the view is terrible. The... More 

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Thank dsjorgy
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit here by friends and I am so glad we did Turned up without a reservation, only had to wait about 15/20 mins for a table with a view Views of San Francisco were amazing Cocktails also out of this world, although a tad pricey, but hey ho you only live once right! Worth a visit... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid quite a lot for the New Years meal. As we had visited previously , but why is always so cold particularly near the Windows. Which are the obvious seats for the view. Won't pay that much again as it was quite disappointing

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Bakersfield, California
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see. Once at the top, you have a great, almost 360 deg view of the city. We had a great Martini and the staff was very pleasant. We didn't have to wait long, but when we left, there were several people waiting. You can eat and drink.

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Thank JJoef
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got there at about 5.30 and was given a great bay window seat. Fantastic views of the city and would highly recommend a visit. Didn't have any food. Spent a very pleasant hour there and served by a really friendly waitress.

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Thank GillSparrow
London, England
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from this iconic building are very good and I enjoyed the drinks I had, but the service wasn't really good enough for the prices charged. I don't think it is too much to ask for a friendly welcome and a smile when you arrive and want to order something. I sat at the bar and had a couple... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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663 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I agree with some of the other recent reviews it is still the icon but the service is awful. In my case they delivered the wrong item to me I brought this up to them but they still insisted on charging me for it. When I asked to speak with a manager he didn't know how to resolve it it... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The converted Penthouse of the Intercontinental opens at 4:30. The view over the city is stunning but you can get equally good views from other places in the city. The Top of The Mark although an iconic spot has past it's best , it is over priced and the service should be better for a hotel of this stature and... More 

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Thank Marty B
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I went to the view the night prior and it was much better. Service was not attentive and tyne atmosphere want fun.

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Thank kaecher
Tucson, Arizona
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119 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We heard good things about "Top of the Mark" so we checked it out. First, I recommend Uber or a cab. It's on the top of Nob Hill, so it's like climbing a mountain, but while dressed up. Robert was our server and did an excellent job. I had their signature martini and after trying a Pomegranate Cosmo my wife... More 

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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