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Scala's Bistro

Union Square
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432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504 (Post and Sutter)
+1 415-395-8555
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 am
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the Petrale sole twice.First one was bigger and could fill 2 persons and much juicier and better cooked.It was so good that we ordered another one 2 nights later but that was too small for two persons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

4 of us dined and shared--everything from the crab cocktail, to fried platter was fresh and delicious--great service.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, after arriving from the East Coast for vacation. We had to wait for the kitchen to open for dinner, but it was so worth it! Scala's has an incentive menu - this isn't your typical Italian restaurant! We ordered a variety of salads - Caesar, heirloom tomato caprese and arugula... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We started with drinks. Adrian in the bar make the best drinks and provides the best service. Followed the drinks with the ravioli (1/2 and 1/2) and my husband had one of their signature salads. Scalas is pricey but always good.

Thank chaynestabor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at this restaurant for dinner to celebrate the wedding anniversary . A very funny waiter followed us from the beginning to the end of dinner with extreme kindness and given the opportunity of suggestions depth of dishes and wines offering tastings and an extra glass. We opted for three different appetizers and a second in order to taste... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ventured into this restaurant for lunch at our hotels recommendation. It felt as if we were inconveniencing the wait staff to be in this restaurant. Our waiter was rude, and spent more time at the front chatting with the other waiters and the host than checking on our food or us. I had the steak panini, which after I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sir Francis Drake, adjacent to the restaurant, and had breakfast here just before we checked out. The decor is gorgeous, and the food is delicious. Portions were quite large.

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a business dinner here with a few people. The table was a little small and seemed crammed. Always felt like we had to move in our chairs so waiters could get past. The appetizers and cocktails were wonderful! Our waiter was patient and attentive. Our main courses were just okay. It was my first time ordering Halibut. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine place, with a touch of Art Decò and many details that make it an up to date restaurant. Friendly service, good food -open to special requests. The Scala fits both fine dining and family time. Recommended. Pricing is lower than you could expect for the city, the location and the standards of this restaurant.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just visited Scala's Bistro this past weekend, the food and atmosphere were amazing. It's located on the lower floor of the Sir Francis Drake hotel, so if you're staying there, you have a great restaurant to visit. I sat at the bar and was amazed by how fast, efficient and friendly the bar tender was. You can't go wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Italian, American, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
    (Post and Sutter)
  • Public Transportation: Powell St. Cable Car Line, BART get off at Powell Street and walk up 4 blocks, we are on the right hand side next to the Sir Drake Hotel.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-395-8555
You don't get more San Francisco than Scala's, located just off the Powell Street cable car line, steps from Union Square. And with great location comes great responsibility: that's why we work hard to maintain our reputation as one of the city's most essential dining destinations by creating an atmosphere as sophisticated and inviting as the food we bring to the table.

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