Bar Crudo - Divisadero St
Bar Crudo - Divisadero St

Bar Crudo - Divisadero St

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://barcrudo.com/
  • Phone: 415-409-0679 x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Mike Selvera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us directly to arrange your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Sofia Laurin 4154090679x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grove
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bar Crudo - Divisadero St
Bar Crudo is a modern raw bar offering an elegant menu of cooked, chilled, or raw, fresh seafood paired with wine and an extensive selection of Belgian beer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Bar Crudo - Divisadero St reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (58)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (31)hot spot (24)romantic (22)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (9)notable wine list (8)good for groups (4)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • High hopes but didn't deliver
    Jams
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had the Arctic char crudo to start; it was ok. Then I ordered the seafood chowder. I had considered a large as it was my whole dinner, but ended up going with the smaller cup. Took a few bites and couldn't continue. It had an awful texture. My friend had a pretty good looking lobster salad but just can't get over the soup...Probably won't give it a go again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food is usually very good here and I go a lot but the noise level is starting to get to me. They could use a few noise absorbing materials in the main room. Service seems to have gone down as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Service + Great Menu
    AAli
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I happen to be quite discerning, when it comes to food. I've had my fair share of amazing dining experiences. This was my first time at Bar Crudo. Even though I've been to places that primarily serve seafood, Sushi included, it's definitely been a while since I have been to a noteworthy seafood restaurant. I found same day reservations, for 4 people, at 6:30p on a Saturday. When we showed up, despite a 30 minute delay on my part, and them being extremely busy, we were informed that there was an opening. Thank you Dani! We were promptly seated, and I experienced an extraordinary burst of flavors. I had the Crudo Sampler, the Mussels, and the most amazing Halibut. Nicole is extraordinary. I'm going back in a month to try more!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal
    mangerbien
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was one of our best meals in San Francisco. The waitress helped us choose a great combination of dishes that we shared. The arctic char crudo was heavenly and we both paused to savor its flavors of wasabi and horseradish cream before moving on to the next course. The uni and trout were very good. I'm not usually a seafood chowder lover but, because of the great reviews, I chose it and was amazed. Yes, it was the best chowder I have ever tasted, with depths of flavor in the broth and loaded with seafood. Next time I'm ordering a large bowl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were in San Francisco for a few days and found this on opentable and yelp. The reviews were favorable, so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. We had the crudo sampler to start and then split a seasonal salad and an entree. The food was outstanding. The restaurant is a bit loud, and this is on the pricy side, but we thought it was worth it. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They know how to prepare seafood!
    happydiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    One of the best meals I have had in the city ever. Crab and lobster cooked perfectly, salads were composed with real thought, oysters were fresh. Good choice of French wines. Staff was exceptional. Note that desert is not their thing (we had another half a crab instead) and that it is easy to rack up a pretty good bill. But it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very fresh and wel prepared fish
    Adro
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The main reason to go to Bar Crudo is the quality and the freshness of the fish served; prepared magisterially to be enjoyed at its best. An example the "granita" of wasabi served on the raw butter fish; it takes from the Japanese tradition and elaborated in a beautiful modern key. We tried the crudo sampler (all delicious) the bar and the trout extremely good. On the downside the crowd was very noisy and the high celling did nothing to relieve pressure from your hear drums. Peaty but still worthwhile to go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy but worth the wait!
    Ruthie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Busy spot on Divisadero, there's space at the bar and two little wall nooks to wait for a table. Get the seafood chowder and the lobster burrata salad to start and then the lamb riblets. Falling off the bone delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner
    rachelsf
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I took my boyfriend out to dinner here to celebrate a promotion. The food is amazing. We got the crudo sampler, which is a must, oysters, seafood chowder, and the trout. The service isn't amazing. I had made the reservation, but was running several minutes late, and even though I called ahead they wouldn't seat my boyfriend. I did notice the service improved immensely once we ordered a bootle of wine and began ordering food. However, the food is fantastic, the wine was delicious, and the ambiance is romantic. If I had one more critique, it would be that they don't have a dessert menu. Dessert is always a nice way to finish off a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extraordinary
    casey
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Bar Crudo offers you a unique experience in raw seafood dining. Not sushi, totally unique in presentation. And the seafood bisque was one of the tastiest I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get happy hour
    sincewhenVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Get there at 5 for happy hour the fish tacos are amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    dannysf
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Bar Crudo always delivers the highest standard in food and service, you alway leave with a smile and want to go back for more... : ))
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO LOUD!
    MaggieB
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was wonderful but the noise level was almost painful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food
    jillkVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Loved sitting at the bar for dinner. Great beer selection, interesting wines. Knowledgeable staff. Wonderful seafood. Sushi with interesting sauces. Fun atmosphere, not stuffy at all. Loved this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible
    Jkid
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Melt in your mouth food, the Crudo sampler was outstanding! Perfect setting and incredible service, we loved sitting at the bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • csafrenoVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Had an excellent birthday dinner, sitting at the bar which is where I always like to sit. The food was plentiful and delicious. Oysters, crudo for two, uni avocado toast, lobster and beet salad, mussels, prawns, and seafood chowder. All extremely delicious. They even brought out a dessert with a candle on the house. Thank you very much for a wonderful birthday dinner! Couldn't ask for anything better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 out of 3 dishes wonderful
    RobinWVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Our crudo sampler was as good as we remembered from our first visit a year ago. The uni avocado toast reminded my boyfriend of the taste of the New England sea at low tide -- in a good way. We both loved it. The Sebastian salad didn't come together, individual elements were good (except chicken which was bland/unseasoned). Noise level DEAFENING. We're baby boomers -- older than most in this restaurant -- and we like to be able to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    txfoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    3 of us went to dinner at Bar Crudo. The wine list was good, and the oysters were fresh and delicious. Their raw offerings were all tasty. They were out of the buttterfish, which is something we really wanted to try. After all the hype of their seafood chowder, we decided to order that. It tasted burned and was almost too rich to eat...lots of cream. The waitress was average and the atmosphere was comfortable but not stellar. I would return, but it is not somewhere I'd rush back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware, new prawn recipe is awful
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My favorite dish on the menu, the Louisiana prawns, has changed...and not in a good way. Used to be spicy and savory, now is a vanilla mess of lobster broth and pea shoots. What's worse is that the name of the dish on the menu has not changed, only the brief description, so my friends and I eagerly got two orders. I'd like to say they tasted ok, but compared to what they used to be like, we thought they were pretty bad. :(
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in SF. I stop there without fail on my way in from the airport or heading back out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Heaven !
    EricVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Wonderful selection of seafood, even had a dish created just for us ( substituting clams for mussels) Will definitely return over and over again !
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for just happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The dinner plates were underwhelming and didn't have much flavor. Stick to going to their happy hour and it's worth it!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 667 reviews are from the Bar Crudo - Divisadero St reviews archive.
  • Incredibly fresh seafood!
    jujuphoto
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    With an innovative menu - this is now one of my favorites in San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Name Says it All
    Christina
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I should have known the crudo at Bar Crudo would be legit, but if I had any doubts, eating is believing! We started with the crudo sampler and were pleasantly surprised with each new bite. The chef's use of fresh herbs (like dill) to accent the fish was really incredible. Our next course was the burrata/beet salad, which was lovely. Finally, cracked crab in a tremendous broth. Our server was so disappointed that we did not use some bread to sop ou the broth, but I am gluten free! The crab was perfectly prepared, though, and worth ordering. Final note, wine list is quite good with wines from all over the world. Overall, a quality dining experience worth repeating!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solidly good/3 stars.
    blatantgizmo
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Bar Crudo is worth trying once, but probably only that. The 2 standouts that would make me consider coming back are the variety of oysters available (Kushi are hard to find) and the Crudo sampler was artfully done with really tasty sashimi. The San Sebastian (a reinvention of salad Niçoise or at least inspired by it) was a let down. Perhaps we should have gone for the Lobster salad instead. The chowder was tasty, but the bacon seemed a bit like cheating -- everything tastes richer when there's bacon involved. If you have a hankering for seafood/sashimi/oysters and find yourself in NoPa, absolutely try this place, just don't expect to find SF's best kept secret.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another sign of gentrification
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service was really in attentive & sub-par. Waitstaff had plenty of time to hang out & chat with each other, but ignored our table. Food was ok - overall, noise level on a not very busy early evening made conversation difficult. Disappointing!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great happy hour
    ryefinn
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    the reduced prices allow you to go crazy with oysters for $1 and all the other delicious bar bites
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    foodiepassionista
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I recently hosted a group of 10 here for dinner. The table wasn't ideal for socializing (half circle shape) but the food, service, and overall experience was great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar Crudo hits it out of the park!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Always delicious, always fun...love the food and the service! Wish it were just a tad quieter, but even the music is great! This is the place I take all my friends and family when they come to SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Two friends and I came here for the happy hour. While the food was very fresh, the taste of everything was just mediocre. Service as well. Happy hour oysters were tiny and unimpressive. Service was consistent but unfriendly. We won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A joy for foodies
    SanneHVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    If you're into raw seafood and like to hang out in trendy restaurants this is your spot. They have an impressive selection of raw oysters, we tried 3 of them, and fell in love with the Beausoleils- very delicate taste, we never had them before. Then we chose the Crudo Sampler which was a feast for our tastebuds. One explosion of taste after another and beautifully presented. We finished with crab legs and the steamed mussels with chorizo I believe and they were to die for. So soft and tasty, we'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday date night
    YCL28VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Made a 7pm reservation for Friday date night. It was very busy and it took a bit to get water but the evening went well from there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Cold plates were delicious, however, the Idaho trout was overcooked and not very good. The mussels with chorizo were excellent. The lobster was not particularly interesting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sloppy service and so so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We wanted to like this place, but unfortunately left disappointed. The service, particularly from our server, was indifferent and borderline rude. It seems this place is aspiring to be more high end and cool than the service or food warrants. While the raw sampler was obviously fresh and tasty, the entrees were thrown together and not flavorful. They need to try a little harder on the service end if they want to stay in this neighborhood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Everything was delicious and so fresh. Oyster selection was good and they were delicious. Loved the tangy seafood chowder..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and amazing Beer menu
    DonovanVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We decided fairly late on Saturday evening to go out for dinner. Bar Crudo had a table available in 45 minutes, so we ubered over ASAP. We shared a dozen oysters, the Lobster Beet Salad, mussels and a handful of beers. Everything was great. The Lobster Beet Salad was definitely a highlight and I am not even a big fan of Beets. The beer selection borders on overwhelming and I love craft beer. The waiter had some great suggestions. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food still a hit, service a miss
    JennyBVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We've eaten at Bar Crudo several times and drool just thinking about their seafood chowder (a must have if you go). But this time we were sat in the upstairs area which seemed a bit louder than usual and with service incredibly slow. We must have sat for at least 10 minutes with servers passing us left and right before we were greeted. My husband basically finished his meal before his second beer arrived and we were never asked if our food was good until it was gone. I was certainly disappointed with the given our previous experiences have all been wonderful so perhaps just a bad night. The food is still amazing though so if you're willing to be patient, check it out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frutos do mar
    Carolina
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    O restarante é muito bom pra quem gosta de frutos do mar. Nao tem opçao pra quem nao come peixes e frutos do mar. Ha somente uma opcao de sobremesa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Galore!
    AimersbVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Great little spot for seafood and vino. Love stopping here before a show at the Independent. Reservation definitely needed. Small plates and great wine selection!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Gem!
    Katie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went to this place with an out of town chef friend who really wanted to try it. It lived up to expectations, for sure. We mostly went for happy hour - i.e. oysters and other delicious appetizers + wine. All of it was really good. I would certainly come back here to try more, but highly recommend it for any seafood (especially oyster) lovers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic