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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, Table Service, Free Wifi
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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!

Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

Mmmmm food was great , we arrived at 5.30 informed the staff that we would like to have the happy hour menu !the menu arrived 10 mins later so long story short we were told we couldn’t order another beverage at happy hour rate as...it was after 6pm, I have been to this restaurant twice before , this time I was disappointed in the service as it wasn’t consistentMore

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

Hi Danielle. Thank you for your third visit and your compliments on our food. We do stop serving happy hour items and prices after 6pm and your server should have prompted you for another round before that passed. We'll keep an eye on that and...More

Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

I’ve tried to have friends here three times, But the lines were too busy. Went on the Yelp app and got myself in line and still waited 40 minutes after I arrived with a total wait of over an hour. My husband ordered a crab...omelette - not the greatest and I order the basic eggs and potatoes, We had a side consisting of two pieces of millionaires bacon and two regular coffees. Bill came up to $80 for breakfast and nothing about the visit was that special. Probably should’ve tried to order something more exotic, but we really were looking for breakfast and most people were eating similar dishes. The service was fine the plates were beautiful but not worth the time and money.More

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

Hi Dreamy. We greatly appreciate your attempts and your patience on any wait you had. We apologize if your meal took longer than you had hoped. While we are normally very efficient and are sure if you return it wouldn't take that long, we will...More

Reviewed June 29, 2019

A beautiful cozy space, not typical of a Thai restaurant, with a clever outdoor fireplace on the front porch. Panang Curry was a bit disappointing, with tough, greasy chicken and no yams in sight. Tuna cups were delicious. Service was outstanding, as we were in...a hurry and the server managed to deliver our food in a flash.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Steven C, Owner at Blackwood, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Thank you for your visit, Starchgirl. It sounds like you enjoyed our tuna and service but we are disappointed to hear you were not as big a fan of the panang curry. We wish you would have mentioned something as we would have been happy...More

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