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Brazen Head

$$ - $$$American, ,
3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
+1 415-921-7600
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (6 reviews)
“petite filet” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem, and a wonderfully hidden gem.......steaks at midnight done perfectly right....great and wonderful staff....this is a local's hangout, and many industry late night dinner go to......

Thank OnAir813933
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And we're so glad you found us. Thank you for the appreciation -- we're happy to be here to serve up a great steak when your work day is done. Hope to see you again soon. Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on previous reviews and it being across from our motel, we decided to try it and we were very glad we did. We came early and were fortunate to be seated immediately because people just kept coming. And I can understand why. It’s a...More

Thank caroletraveler
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad you decided to dine with us! It's great knowing our steaks and friendly service hit the spot. You can't beat great company and a delicious meal. Thanks for the wonderful rating, and I hope you make it back our way soon. Best,...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018

Get there early as they do not take reservations. Please be aware that they will not seat you unless your entire party is there. Large portion; food was okay.

Thank Chummy2242
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Great advice! It helps us a lot when everyone is here at the same time and ready to be seated. Looking forward to impressing you next time. Best, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This neighborhood eatery was well beyond expectation! Food, spirits and staff were excellent, especially for the moderate prices. Highly recommend!

Thank MargeryJoeR
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thanks for swingin' by to give us a try! It was great to have you in for a good meal, and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed everything so much. Thanks for the support, and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and the food; however, they will not split checks. My coworker and I have visited this establishment often but tonight we were told they would not split our checks per policy. We are on business travel and are on per diem, therefore...More

Thank j09839
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

I'm delighted our dishes and our environment were just what you were looking for! Regarding splitting checks, this has been our policy for quite some time, and we apologize if it caused you any inconvenience. We'll be sure to make this policy clear upfront in...More

Reviewed February 11, 2018

Have been here twice now, once to sit at the bar where the regulars and bartender were extremely friendly, then back another night for a hefty and delicious dinner. It's small, intimate, dark but also very lively and friendly. Excellent place.

Thank Gene B
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

A pleasure, both times, Gene! Glad you had a delicious meal with us recently, and thanks for the kind words and support. Hope to welcome you back soon! -Eddie, Owner

Reviewed December 30, 2017

I think the meal we had at this restaurant easily qualifies as our worst in 2017. I ordered a filet mignon with sauce béarnaise and my wife a soupe à l’oignon. My “sauce béarnaise” appeared as a white sauce with lemony scent. They must have...More

Thank ChefLuigiBo
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy yourself when you came in -- we work hard to provide an excellent experience to all our guests, and it's disappointing you left so unsatisfied. I'll check in with the team to see what might have happened, and hope...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017

Love this little bar/restaurant. Was one block from our hotel and easy to miss...so happy we saw it. Fun place, great food, friendly people!

Thank outofideas6
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

I'm delighted you discovered us while you were in San Francisco! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and if you're ever back in the area, don't hesitate to drop back in. Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed October 21, 2017

This is a small local restaurant that is known to locals and people who have been there. We found it by chance. The food is amazing and the service is top notch. We were a party of 6 and seated promptly and serviced right away....More

Thank Debra O
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

I'm delighted you discovered us, and that everything was delicious for your visit! Thanks for the kind words and support, and we'll always be ready to cook up something excellent if you're hungry for more. Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We called in for drinks and food and chose to sit by the bar. There is a very full range of drinks and the food we had was really tasty, well cooked and presented. The barman Dan was friendly and helpful. The whole place had...More

1  Thank Ian M
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Glad to hear you had a great time at our bar, Ian! Anytime you're in the mood for another good meal and some fine drinks, don't hesitate to come see us again. Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Marina District
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remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
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world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-7600
  • E-mail
A Place Worth Finding. A neighborhood establishment since 1980 for Locals and Visitors alike. A full bar featuring very professional bartenders. A wait staff that is very accommodating and informed. A familiar continental cusine with some old school favorites. "You are only a stranger here once"
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