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Marina District
1.0 miles from Presidio of San Francisco
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Blackwood offers American breakfast, brunch and lunch with Thai influence. Dinner is Thai and Pan Asian.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

This Thai fusion restaurant puts out beautifully presented dishes. However the SPRING ROLLS are pretty but taste like PAPER so don’t bother with this appetizer especially considering the price.They are doing the best they can with covid I guess… there is no one on the...host desk so it took a long time to be acknowledged… we were desperate because we had time limitations. So bottom line…. Pretty good food . Large portions. I recommend getting two dishes for 4 people. We were four people. 4 beer that were the restaurant pic.. and the spring roll appetizer …250 dollars with tip!!! WHAT?????? ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUs pricing for Thai food. If you go… just be aware . If you are ok with outrageously priced food… then go for it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed July 18, 2021

Maybe they are a new restaurant. Maybe they are just opening up after a long break due to COVID. Maybe they have enough business that they don't need to care what customers think. We walked past the mostly-empty restaurant and decided to stop in. Immediately...accosted by a server to ask if we had a reservation, which we didn't, we were led to a small 2-top and then essentially ignored for 10 minutes, despite there being few other guests in the restaurant. Obnoxious high-decibel 6-some across the aisle put on quite a show, laughing and dropping utensils, generally making a racket, without intervention by restaurant staff. Eventually placed our order, and my Pad Thai ($17.50!) arrived within 5 minutes and my wife's 2 fried eggs and fried potatoes ($15.50!) arrived about 15 minutes later. Not sure why it would take an empty restaurant 15 minutes to fry 2 eggs, or why they couldn't serve 2 mains at the same time -- there were no excuses because there were few other guests. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. Not recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Steven C, Owner at Blackwood, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Hi Marc. We appreciate your visit but are sorry to hear you felt it was less than idea. We have been serving the Marina for nearly ten years and are fortunate to have many fans, but by no means do we take any customer for...More

Reviewed November 19, 2020 via mobile

Welcome was terrible. Lots of spots open to sit. But waitress made us wait for a specific area of her choice and ignored us.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

No reservations in advance for brunch, there is an online wait list that you sign up for when you arrive at the door and they call when your table is ready. Very busy place, even when dining it seems like a very fast paced environment....The food was great - definitely have the millionaires bacon - I had it in the Blackstone Benny, delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Had dinner for the first time at Blackwood on Chestnut St in the Marina District. This has long been a favorite breakfast stop when we visit SF, but was equally delighted with their dinner menu. As always service was good, and wine selection went well...with meals on the menu. My shrimp on fried rice was jumbo shrimp - similar to lobster tails in size - served in shells on a bed of flavorful and moist fried rice that was captured under a net of egg that was thin and looked to be done on a waffle iron. I am not a big egg person, but this was great, and did not taste like a traditional egg. Dessert was a good way to top off the meal and to share. Will definitely add this to our dinner rotation the next time we stay in the Cow Hollow neighborhood - which is our favorite place to stay in SF. The name Cow Hollow is derived from the fact that when SF was a young city this area was a dairy. No sign of cows remain, but this neighborhood has great restaurants, shops, and several nice smaller hotels that offer free parking on site.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

We were a group of five old friends gathering for a holiday dinner. The pan-Asian menu includes a variety of Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese options. All were delightful. Our waitress was helpful in avoiding dishes with ingredients some of us were allergic to. The drinks...were strong and tasty. The vibe was young and friendly, and the noise level was JUST on the bearable side. They have the largest indoor video screen I've ever seen, bit with no audio.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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StevenC585, Owner at Blackwood, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

We greatly appreciate you spending one of your holiday meals with us, Jaseaton. We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to having you back again some day. Thank you!

Reviewed December 1, 2019

We had restrictions in terms of food choices - no garlic, no shallots and vegetarian only. The waitress was very patient with us in terms of suggesting the best options available. Food arrived on time and was tasty. We ordered Grilled Eggplant Sandwich and California...Burger.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Steven C, Owner at Blackwood, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2019

Thank you Windspace. We do our best to handle dietary restrictions and are happy it worked out for you and you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you back some day soon!

Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

It has the reputation for Thai food with an American twist so I wasn't expecting much by way of authenticity. The portions were huge when they came and the food lovely. The maitre is very friendly and although it isn't cheap it was a very...satisfying mealMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Steven C, Owner at Blackwood, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2019

We're happy to know you enjoyed your visit, Bishwadeep. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to serve you again some day!

Reviewed November 12, 2019

Nice atmosphere with a great wait staff. My wife enjoyed her seafood meal of prawns. I had their version of fried chicken that was very greasy by my standardsMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Steven C, Owner at Blackwood, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2019

Hi Coach! Thank you and your wife for you visit and very kind compliments for our wait staff. I will pass that along. We're pleased to hear your wife enjoyed her meal as well but wish you would have mentioned your friend chicken was ideal...More

Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Visited here by accident but the menu looked nice and different. My wife and I wanted something different. Linz had the pancakes with maple syrup and bacon and I had a thai shakshuka. Neither of us were disappointed for sure. Food and service were both...top draw and we thoroughly enjoyed out food. I highly reccomend a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Steven C, Owner at Blackwood, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2019

We're happy you found us, Cas and thanks to you and your wife for coming in. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit so much and we look forward to serving you again some day!

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Yes, Blackwood offers takeout services.

Blackwood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5