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54 Mint
54 Mint

54 Mint Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.54mint.com
  • Phone: (415) 543-5100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10 pm,
    Friday and Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mattia Marcelli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission and Market streets
  • Public Transit: Mint Plaza is located off of Fifth Street between Market and Mission Streets in San Francisco’s Central Market district. The Plaza is a short distance (approximately 1 block) from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations. Convenient MUNI bus lines include the 14 Mission, 15 Third, 30 Stockton, 45 Union and all Market Street routes.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: a Public Parking Garage is also available, located on the corner of Mission and 5th streets.
A word from 54 Mint
54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. 54 Mint is also a retail store where you can purchase, for a simple gift or for your own need, a variety of imported products such as extra virgin olive oil from Umbria, balsamic vinegars, cheese, spices, wines and much more...Our bar will remain open until midnight offering an extended variety of cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits as well as a late-night menu of small bites.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Try pairing wines with your courses.....The food was excellent and tried some excellent wines. Desserts are to die for, especially the Panacotta with 20 yr balsamic"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "54 Mint is supposedly an italian restaurant, I am italian and this was the worst italian meal ever !"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I have raved and recommended 54 Mint multiple times. It was once fabulous. Unfortunately, this once gem has lost its luster. Unwelcoming hostess, poor and rushed service, food not so great as it once was. Move on and spend your money elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very loud once the restaurant is full. We had to raise our voice super loud so we could hear each other."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "54 Mint was very accommodating for our party of 8 for lunch. It was perfectly situated for several people from our party to drive in, park at 5th/Mission garage and walk to the restaurant. The outside seating area was very nice. The food was perfect - a little something for everyone - seafood lovers, pasta lovers, gluten free fare. Service was great as well. We will definitely be back for a lunch again!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "tried 54 Mint on our vacation to San Fran this past weekend. Loved the cute area the restaurant was located- We were seated downstairs and it was pretty dark but good for larger parties- Everything was very nice - my pasta was a bit salty but the waiter did mention that before I ordered so that was good- A good simple choice for a nice plate of italian food in san fran with out the north beach tourists!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was perfect - delicious meal and a good bottle of wine and excellent service!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We found 54 Mint on the internet and what a find! Tucked away on a little plaza behind the old San Francisco Mint gives it a European ambience from the outside, and inside it has all the understated charm of a small restaurant on might find somewhere in Italy. Excellent authentically Italian cuisine with a menu of interesting dishes to suit almost any taste. Great wine list. Superb staff – helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient without being overly solicitous. This was our first dinner there, but certainly not our last. We'll try it for lunch sometime, too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Amazing "home cooked" style Italian food accompanied by a fantastic wine selection. Service is attentive and knowledgeable!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "A last minute decision to lunch at 54 Mint turned out to be a delightful and delicious side trip to Italy, on a warm, sunny afternoon downtown. We were welcomed and seated in the tiled upstairs, adjacent to the bar/counter and kitchen. There were also several desirable, but occupied umbrella-capped tables outdoors on the patio. Warm, attentive service from Eros, and an menu that covers a perfect representation of Italian dishes, done well and simply with the best, fresh ingredients. A perfect arugula salad, luscious spaghetti carbonara, and grilled swordfish with herbs & lemon. Paired with a glass of white wine from Piemonte, it really had us thinking we had stumbled into a small trattoria somewhere in bella Italia. Andiamo !"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Very authentic Roma cuisine. Good portions. Will not disappoint. Wide wine selection. Follows traditional course meals."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We were lucky to find this restaurant. The ambiance is cool, the people and service is excellent and the food is the bomb! The kitchen has really got it going on here. Definitely try the grilled octopus! Really good Italian inspired food. The chef will come out to meet you at your table..very old school and I like it. Don't miss it! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My first time at this restaurant, but not the last. The food was amazing! My new favorite spot!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is an awesome work lunch spot. Many of my colleagues constantly rave about the place. Service and food is excellent! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My first visit to 54 Mint was a great success. Everything was superb: The cocktails, salads, main course, and dessert. Even the wine by the glass was wonderful, and not overpriced. Service was excellent. We look forward to another visit. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I am local to SF and love 54 Mint. What I especially love is the relaxed pace of dining where you do not feel like you are rushed. The food is very fresh and I will be back again and again. I had the truffle pasta"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The presentation was lovely, but i was not as impressed with the flavors as i wanted to be. great wine and terrific service."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "fresh handmade pasta. everything tasted great and the waiter was great too."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had eaten here several times before and brought some out of town friends here telling them how good it is. Unfortunately, it was disappointing. We asked our waiter to decant the wine and he brought a chipped and cracked decanter. we asked him to replace it before decanting the wine and it took almost 10 mins to find one and bring it to us. The specials included what we thought was an asparagus dish but turned out to be a soup which was presented in a single bowl with 4 spoons. We had to request bread to sop up the gravy from the seafood/marinara dish. Getting our waiter's attention was like hailing a cab in NYC. All said however, the food was delicious. We will return again, but this visit was underwhelming."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Price was reasonable if the food had been good. I had the wait staff's highly recommended lamb chops prepared by a chef from Rome. It was a "must order" recommendation by our waiter and subsequently by the waiter from another section of the restaurant, so I felt compelled to try it. Very disappointed and could only manage to eat a portion of one chop. It tasted gamey and was overpowering. In retrospect, I think it was the order the wait sttaff was pushing that evening. To his credit, the waiter comped a tiramisu and apologized that I didn't care for the entree (didn't offer to take it back however). My companion had the gnocchi which was average at best and ate less than a quarter of the meal. I don't recommend. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Worth the effort to find this place, the food is good and the service was attentive - our waiter described every pasta and entre on the menu."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Loved the swordfish while my daughters had the gnocchi. The service was great, non-obtrusive, will definitely come back"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Been 3 or 4 times! Always awesome and fantastic service!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Small rustic atmosphere, with excellent food and flavor"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "4 if us dined and all disappointed with the food. Noise level was over the top"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I've been to 54 Mint a handful of times and on each visit I find the same well-executed Italian fare, interesting wines, and warm hospitality. Case in point: On this last visit, my girlfriend and I had both guzzled down our glasses of wine while we paced ourselves with the rich pasta dishes on the table (that cacio e pepe with homemade tonarelli, man...). Our waiter noticed that we each had a few bites of pasta left but no wine to wash it down with. Rather than trying to sell us two more glasses, he gave us each an extra splash on the house. Love that Italian hospitality."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I was impressed by the food- all delicious and high quality. The service was downright awful, the place was super loud, even during lunch, the cluster of flies dancing around in the middle of the dining room were cringe-worthy, and the food came out at all different times. Not impressed!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We have eaten at 54 Mint many times, and it always pleases. The service is friendly, enthusiastic professional and knowledgeable. The limited menu changes seasonally, but is always authentic, with fresh and housemade ingrediants. Pastas are terrific, as are all the starters, but don't miss the suppli. The small wine list is highly focused on Italian wines, many hard to find, and always complimentary to the food. The noise level in the spare industrial space is high when they are busy, but manageable. Go. You won't be disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Very energetic atmosphere but very good, authentic food and wine. Tucked away across from the Mint but worth looking for it."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I've come numerous times over the years for lunch most of the time. It is always good with a small menu of classic dishes done well. The ambiance is charming and on a warm day, the terrace is very pleasant."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The staff was great with my wife who has a nut/seafood allergy. Really appreciated them checking everything carefully and advising us. Pasta's and apps were all great -- recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place to have dinner before the show. Downstairs is quieter and cozy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My family eats here a couple times a year when we are staying in San Francisco. The food is always well prepared; the wine suggestions (many Italian wines) are always thoughtful and well-suited to food; and the service is friendly, professional and attentive. Yes, that is what I want for a dining experience, and that is consistently what greets me at 54 Mint."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Nothing of a WOW factor, but solid good. My hubbys steak was great and my gnocchi were very yummy. we were not blown away but satisfied. Wine room downstairs is awesome!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "toooooo noise and the food was just ok Not coming back. There are several very good italian restaurants in town"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Italian restaurant in quaint quarters...clean and inviting. Excellent food selection...from the common to the uncommon. Service was excellent! Menu offered various enticing entrees....all at my party enjoyed theirs from pasta, to meats to rissoto. Hidden gem."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Waiter was very helpful answering questions and offering suggestions. Wines are all Italian, excellent 'zin' equivalent suggestion by the waiter. Not your typical Italian menu. Split gnocchi gorgonzola entre as appetizer. Oxtail stew was wonderful, as was the sautéed kale......and the chocolate soufflé was amazing. Service was good.....not a place to go if you are in a hurry. We had a very enjoyable 2 hr meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "While the food was amazing the service was horrible. We had to flag the server for everything. We did not get items ordered fortunately they were not on the bill. The servers seemed very young and stood around talking not paying attention to their customers. There was six of us and after spending over $500.00 you would think there would have been better service. I would like to try again to see if this was just a fluke, but for the cost I am not to eager. Which is very sad as like I said everything we had was wonderful except for the Tiramisu which wasn't that great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everything we love with Italian restaurant (great food, generous wine list, warm and friendly atmosphere) with the SF hipster touch (really meant as a compliment, the decor, the young and vibrant vibe). Love it!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We all loved our dining experience at 54 Mint. My new favorite!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014