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345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1673 (Folsom)
+1 415-512-7400
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Amsterdam, New York
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the restaurant with my daughter, son in law and 5 of their friends. We were seated promptly by the hostess. Two of us ordered the Rigatoni Bolognaise. Others a variety of dishes. Bolognaise was more like a marinara sauce than what I have been used to. Friend agreed. Ordered a side of meatballs, nothing to rave about. All... More 

Thank rwjw
Shingle Springs, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loves this place! They have a happy hour all day long with a great menu. The drinks and appetizers are reasonably priced. The regular menu has some amazing meals also. It's nice to sit outside on the patio for a fantastic view of the bay bridge in a more casual feel. Inside I has a whole different ambience.... More 

Thank Judi H
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to relax, dine, be pampered. Service at all levels was excellent our waiter was friendly,helpful and patient (one of our party was late due to commute traffic). Noise level was tolerable despite the restaurant being packed. Food was wonderful for all diners at the table, praise abounded.

Thank djdulac
Orange County, CA
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270 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a Groupon Deal here and it was walking distance from our hotel. This is a pretty large Italian restaurant with full bar. It is fancy enough to feel that you went out to a nice place but casual enough that you don't feel stifled. We had their cauliflower appetizer and it was AMAZING! Not exactly healthy with that... More 

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San Leandro, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, decent prices, and gorgeous Bay Bridge views! My husband and two little boys ate dinner on the patio on a warm February evening. The beautiful brick courtyard patio and the sparkling lights of the Bay Bridge were stunning! Our server was attentive and charming, every dish we ordered was delicious, the cocktails were fantastic, and they had great... More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Pleasant view, looking up at Bay Bridge. Food was good. Service was good. I am still waiting for them to put their bread pudding back on the menu. It was their best desert and my friends and I miss it. Parking is easy in underground lot and the restaurant stamps your ticket.

Thank John P
Granite Bay, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

With the heat lamps we were able to sit outside and enjoy the Bay Bridge and Embarcadero views !!! Happy Hour till 10pm a definite plus !! Our server Megan was exceptional and the prices and food were so so good !!!! Make this an Embarcadero stop for sure !!!

Thank xprsoqn
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Went here to dinner with a San Fran native. The view of the bridge when it lights up is spectacular. It is at such a great location on the Embarcadero. Now the restaurant and food. The place is large and airy with a great vibe. The food and service were exceptional.

Thank Admor
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We were flying in to San Francisco on Christmas Day, so my wife and I did quite a bit of prior research to find a good restaraunt that would be open for dinner on Christmas Day - and we ended up making reservations at the Palomino. The restaurant itself is very nice, clean, and welcoming. It's extremely bright inside because... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I kind of feel bad about this post but the truth is I don't have really positive things to say: nice layout but underwhelming drinks, underwhelming food... Not memorable at all quite frankly.

Thank John C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1673
  • Public Transportation: Muni N Line - Folsom Station/ BART Embarcadero
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-512-7400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighborhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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