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Boxing Room

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$$ - $$$
Hayes Valley
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399 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4418 (Gough Street)
+1 415-430-6590
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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San Jose, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

When I can't get a reservation elsewhere - this place does nicely. It's Cajun themed but I haven't been impressed with any of those dished except for their fresh oysters.

Thank SLynnShops
Yokohama, Japan
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331 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Seems like this place is very popular and gets crowded quickly. I went at that awkward time where it's not quite dinner time yet so it's just full of people enjoying some after work drinks. But I was starving and in need of some good ol' fashion Southern soul food. And it delivered albeit in a stylish, hipster way but... More 

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Berkeley, California
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380 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

We stopped for drinks and a little something and were really excited about the Rockefeller oysters. The half dozen were not consistent in size and at $20 too expensive for what we finally got.

Thank hiking-har
Northern California
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299 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

My wife & I had lunch at the Boxing Room on Saturday 9 April. We arrived a little after 12:30 and the restaurant was packed, but we were lucky as a table for 2 became available as we spoke with the receptionist. My wife was set on trying the beignets $8, so she ordered a light lunch consisting of a... More 

Thank LostLen
San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Located near the performing arts venues it is good for a quick dinner before an opera, symphony or ballet. The food is often fried - a New Orleans characteristic? Nice oysters and efficient service.

Thank Suenglish
Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

The chicken and andouille sausage gumbo and the fried green tomatoes was ok but nothing that we would order again. The service was poor. The waiter barely had time to take or order and give us the bill. And they weren't busy.

Thank Shirlene H
Montclair, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had been here before about a year ago. This visit ordered drinks and appetizers before going to a concert at SFJazz. Cocktails were tasty but expensive and small in volume. Literally 3-4 sips and the drink was finished. And at $14 a pop, that's a pricey accompaniment to appetizers. Food was very good from the Oysters rockefeller, salad, bread and... More 

Thank Silkwilkins
Fairfield, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We had brunch there before a matinee at the Opera House. It is right across the street from the Performing Arts parking garage, and one block from the Opera House. The staff was very welcoming. On Sundays they have a jazz trio to add to the experience. Don't miss the Bloody Marys, add spring for the added Chef's Pickles. We... More 

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Fremont, California
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5,139 reviews
1,524 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

We enjoyed very much our dinner at Boxing Room. It is very close to the Civic Center as well as Hayes Valley. We made our reservations on open table for a Tuesday night. We were seated promptly upon arrival in a very comfortable booth seating. Th decor is upscale with some southern touches such as an alligator head. Service was... More 

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daly city, United States
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Had a reservation, and placed in center of a main thoroughfare, which was noisy and difficult to hear across a larger then needed table for 4. Also our customer rep/waiter/server/whathaveyou was weird from moment to moment. The food was overpriced and was just average. The grits were the strangest consistency I'd ever tasted, I make & enjoy grits at home... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 399 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4418
    (Gough Street)
  • Public Transportation: Muni 21 Hayes.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-430-6590

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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?

Staying in Hayes Valley

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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