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The Stinking Rose - San Francisco

325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-781-7673
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (203 reviews)
“bread” (246 reviews)
“bagna cauda” (87 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What great place - we nearly didn’t go as we thought it might be a bit gimmicky but we were treated to great service and fantastic food - the only regret is only visiting once during our SF stay.

Thank PaulCD99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved it from the moment I walked in. You feel the garlic all around you 😁. Friendly staff and quick service, all in a great SF neighborhood. My wife loved the garlic noodles, I had the garlic pepperoni pizza. The draft beers come in pints,...More

Thank Nick P
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for sharing, Nick! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious food, so this is fantastic to hear. We'd...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Service was sketchy. Food: the garlic rolls and garlic olive oil were perfect, but it went south after that. I had the garlic soup but didn’t taste the garlic. Garlic meatloaf was undistinguished, garlic hard to detect. My buddy had the roast chicken, liked it,...More

Thank alexwolf2016
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback, Alex. We're sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your dining experience and that our service failed to meet your expectations. We can assure you that preparing each dish to the guest's liking is something we take...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service was great and the food was really nice. Obviously everything comes with garlic. So be prepared! I had the oven roasted garlic oil with bread to start. Then I had the garlic roast chicken. It was so nice. I couldn’t finish it though, as...More

Thank IT2910
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, IT2910! We're thrilled your time with us was so fantastic! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant can not fault in any way at all. Superb meal of 40 clove garlic chicken and chicken and asparagus pasta. Would highly recommendMore

Thank Stephen P
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the fantastic review, Stephen! It's excellent you enjoyed your time with us so much! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests and your praise for our mouthwatering dishes lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is so well known that if you are from out of town, upon your return home you will be asked if you went to The Stinking Rose. So go, but just know that you have to LOVE, not just like, garlic! Everything is...More

Thank sthrasher01
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the excellent review! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We aim to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, lovely atmosphere, unique decor. Fantastic pasta. Went with a group of work colleagues, one who had visited several years ago. He brought us for the experience. The prawn (sorry shrimp) pasta was outstanding, lovely pasta, perefectly seasoned sauce, plenty of perfectly cooked shrimp...More

Thank Stuart01160
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing, Stuart! We're delighted to hear you had a fantastic dining experience with us at The Stinking Rose. We're so glad that you enjoyed our fresh, delicious food; we couldn't ask for anything more! We'd love to host you again in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seen the Stinking Rise from an open-top bus and so when we happened across it later we decided to visit as much out of curiosity as anything else. Although we had not booked we were welcomed but it was filling up as we...More

Thank pedlerpegg
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We're happy that you loved our delicious food and service. That's what we like to see! However, we regret that the portion of your meal didn't meet...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My eleven year old is a fan of garlic and insisted we stop by for s snack. We shared a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs which were made with fresh pasta and very good indeed. They weren't kidding about the garlic, though, but it...More

Thank LJ G
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic rating, LJ! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our guests at all times so it's very pleasing to hear that we were able to accommodate you during your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior reminds me of Charlie Gitto's in downtown St. Louis. Wish the food was as good. Maybe we didn't order the right things. Garlic was definitely the star of each dish.More

Thank Julie H
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the feedback, Julie. We're deeply disappointed your experience with us was less than ideal. It's unfortunate our dishes didn't meet your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of service so we'll be sure to address your concerns with our team moving...More

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traveling_jennyd
June 1, 2017|
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Response from vegasandrea |
I just spoke with the host at the restaurant. They don't offer gluten free pasta.
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Michael Z
August 21, 2016|
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Response from arober | Reviewed this property |
No, the restaurant doesn't have any parking. We took Uber.
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Mike1720
February 17, 2016|
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Response from Alyson425 | Reviewed this property |
They have a liquor license, so I wouldn't think so. We ordered a bottle of wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$21 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
    (Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7673
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Description
Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!
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