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The Big 4 Restaurant

1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
+1 415-771-1140
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken pot pie” (15 reviews)
“branzino” (5 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Adjacent to the Scarlet Huntington Hotel on Nob Hill, and across the street from Grace Cathedral and the Fairmont Hotel, The Big 4 (referring to the businessmen that built the Central Pacific Railroad - Stanford, Huntington, Crocker and Hopkins) provides old world charm, with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HDinSocal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly suggest making reservations. Our sever was very attentive and informative as well. It's a great atmosphere for couples, friends, business, families. Certainly upscale and well worth the price. One of us had the chicken pot pie and the other had Quail which was the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 58Tinlady
Kyle C, General Manager at The Big 4 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 58Tinlady, Thank you so much for taking the moment to give us a review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time dining with us and that you enjoyed the décor we've put so much energy into. The quail special was a new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The live piano player is such a nice touch along with the decor of an older time. The service was so good and helpful. Wine prices are fair and the food is generous and really good. The pot pie is to die for and so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tvlott
Kyle C, General Manager at The Big 4 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Danielle! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Steve Klawiter is our Pianist Director and has helped us have live music every night since 1987. We're really lucky to have someone so committed to his work. We'll let him know you enjoyed...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018

The bar and restaurant has old school charm. The bartender is GREAT and makes yummy cocktails. Fun for a quick drink, we didn't have dinner but it was packed every night and the food looked great.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beventful
Kyle C, General Manager at The Big 4 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

beventful, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We're glad you had such a wonderful experience and we hope to see you again soon for dinner! We're extremely proud of our wonderful bar staff. We'll make sure to let them know...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We love coming here — it’s a step back in time to elegant, romantic dining in the mid-20th century — rich wood paneling, brass fixtures, lowered lighting, leather seating, historical photographs and artifacts on the walls, and a piano bar. The ambiance is perfect as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jonr105
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The breakfast at this restaurant is across-the-board delicious. Everything from smoothies to oatmeal to the bacon is fabulous. The food shows a commitment to excellence and attention to detail. It's the staff that really make breakfast at The Big 4 a special event, though. Ali...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Three of us dined here earlier this months to celebrate my friend's birthday. The restaurant is elegant, the service was impeccable, and the food was superb. Overall, a most delightful evening.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Larry F
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at The Big 4 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear Larry, I would like to sincerely thank you on behalf of everyone at The Big 4 for such an amazing review. I'm so very glad to here you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and we hope you will return soon. We are very...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We dined early one evening. We chose the vegetable tart, which was delicious, and the chicken pie, which was homely and a large serve. Unlike other reviews, we found the service top notch - very professional and warm. Only negative was a poorly made cappuccino...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ViP08
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at The Big 4 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear ViP08, Thank you very much from everyone at The Big 4 for your recent visit and such kind review. Our team works very hard and is very dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible and I thank you for recognizing their efforts....More

Reviewed August 22, 2018

The hostess was incredibly rude to me when I asked for a table. She said it was full of reservations but would let me know if someone happened to cancel. I happened to see inside the restaurant which was empty. I got online and made...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elyse H
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at The Big 4 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Dear Elyse, I would like to begin with a sincere apology for the lack of kind and friendly service provided to you during your visit to The Big 4. Your review is painful to read however without the honest feedback we cannot improve so in...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

If you like trains (me), history ( me too ) and classy joints ( don't we all) then this is a must visit place. It's an homage to the Big 4 Huntington, Crocker, Stanford and Hopkins who built the Intercontinental railroad from California. It's dark...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brock M
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at The Big 4 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Dear Brock, First I would like to thank you for your recent visit to The Big 4 and I would also like to thank you for taking the time share your experience. We take great pride in the history we are so very lucky to...More

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ernst313
September 2, 2016|
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Response from Dez13 | Reviewed this property |
Call the Restaraunt or the Scarlet Huntington directly and ask them to cancel your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$26 - $150
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
    (Taylor)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-1140
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Huntington Hotel
Description
Established in October 1976, Big 4 Restaurant at The Scarlet Huntington was named after the reputed "Big Four" industrialists - Collis P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins - famed railroad tycoons of the nineteenth century who played a vital role in San Francisco's history and early development.
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