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“Great wine” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Press Club

Press Club
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Ranked #314 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Market Street
Transit: Bart and Muni - Powell Street Station
Description: Press Club, a wine bar and lounge, offers California’s finest wines and beers in a sophisticated, social atmosphere. Press Club's menu of seasonal small plates and thoughtful pairings offers the ultimate wine experience in one of San Francisco's most notable destinations. Visitors can socialize, taste wine and share small plates in the luxurious wine tasting cellar at the foot of the Four Seasons Hotel.This San Francisco wine bar, located two blocks from both Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center, is the most authentic wine tasting venue in San Francisco. Each month an artisan vintner is featured at Press Club.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Fun. Maybe a bit touristy. Great wine. Great tasting set-up. Worth a visit.

Visited February 2012
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Matthews, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Attended 2 private events”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Since I attended private events the main thing I can say is they have a wonderful, friendly staff. If I lived anywhere near I'd have my parties there. The appetizers provided at the events were very good to excellent.

Visited February 2012
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Round Rock, Texas
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277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Wine bar also serving small plates”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

The Press Club is located in a well-decorated downstairs space just off Market Street. It is a very large space that is well-divided to still feel intimate. A live DJ spinning music added to the modern-style, but the music was kept low enough to encourage conversation.

My husband & I don't actually drink much wine, so I don't have much to say about the wine bar portion of Press Club, other than that the wine list seemed to be updated seasonally & wasn't very long -- seems like they go for seasonal selections rather than quantity of choices.

We went here for a lighter dinner on a friend's recommendation. They have a small menu of small plates -- appetizers, salads a few entree-ish plates, and some desserts. My husband & I shared a few things. The meatloaf sliders were adorably cute and fairly tasty, though way too small. The bacon caramel popcorn was a good idea though not quite as well executed as it could have been. The three cheese pizzetta had a thin crust and a bit of heat from some pepperonchini. Overall, the food was presented very well, and was fairly tasty, though not quite perfect. The prices felt about right for the upscale nature of the restaurant and for the area in general, though a little high concerning how little food we actually were served.

The staff was attentive when needed, but not at all obtrusive. We were told to seat ourselves, and it did take a while for anyone to come to serve us.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SDSUGRAD
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San Francisco
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Depth of Sommelier knowledge is okay.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

They don't have enough sommeliers for a wine bar of this size and the crowds that they draw. Prices per glass are high, and far too few wines-by-the-glass are available. The acoustics are hideous.

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Davie, Florida
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“absolutely enchanting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

loved the atmosphere, not over the top, just right enough: perfect lighting to make it warm, perfect layout to sit around and great selection of wines and bites to eat. The perfect place to start the night or meet after work. Classy, chic but not over pretentious, a cool place to visit in the city.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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