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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1800 Montgomery St, between Francisco St & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Merrick, New York
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No Coor's Light, no Malibu Bay Breeze, no smoked salmon appetizer and NO PRIME RIB, my reason for coming. It came highly recommend and the manager blames a kitchen malfunction and we blame the manager for poor ordering.

Thank buttercup174
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extraordinarily cool mix of delicious main courses (I took the Campfire Ribeye), fabulous desserts (I took an over-the-top Key Lime Pie), fine wines and excellent service. The location is beautifully laid out; live music sweetly accompanies friendly chats at the tables. Prices are appropriate for the high standard of this restaurant.

Thank Nicola A
Washington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lunch and a drink before going on our Alcatraz tour. Booked in then nipped across the road. I had rock shrimp Caesar salad- scrumptious and my husband had a hamburger. No view but lovely sitting outside in the sun waiting for our boat.

Thank Karen A
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got here really because the other place we wanted to go was closed and it was a very nice surprise !!! The restaurant is beautiful. Very cozy and warm. The service was the best !!! It was full and they accommodated us in a very nice table. Our waiter was great !!! I had the best grilled artichoke I... More 

Thank Cecilia L
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here about a dozen times over the last few years. I have friends that live nearby and we always make it a point to meet here for dinners. All of the wait staff are professionals, and quite knowledgeable about the menu. The ambiance is great, and if you're lucky they'll have live jazz, usually on Friday or Saturday... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice long lunch at this restaurant. We had salads and sandwich. The food and service were good. Most of all, we were able to have conversations. If you are near the Embarcadero area, this would be a good place to go to.

Thank april c
Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Last minute reservation from concierge recommendation, what a great tip, the food is excellent, the service is well informed and Hawaiian steak and fillet (tenderloin) are both stunning yet large. Fine dining with a high standard diner type feel.

Thank steve c
Dickinson, North Dakota
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Located directly across the street from the NPS Alcatraz boat tour. The service and burgers were fantastic! Ambiance was cool- no other tourists in sight. Nightly jazz. Note SF has an extra 1.2% excise tax for worker health insurance

Thank djs4552
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Huge portions, good service, gourmet variations on classic comfort dishes - we thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The menu is eclectic and every dish we tried was very well executed. The atmosphere is cosy and a nice respite from the bustle of the Embarcadero.

Thank CreateConnects
San Francisco
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I needed a good restaurant for lunch with a friend after a meeting in the area. I searched on TripAdvisor.com and found this one. It's perfectly situated, there's parking nearby, and the food is great! Waiters were friendly, but not overly so, and quick to respond to requests. There was a nice variety of choices on the menu and the... More 

Thank NamelessinSF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Montgomery St, between Francisco St & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 14153929280

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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