Bar Crudo - Divisadero St
Bar Crudo - Divisadero St

Bar Crudo - Divisadero St

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://barcrudo.com/
  • Phone: (415) 409-0679
  • 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
69 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (44)hot spot (24)special occasion (21)romantic (13)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (6)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A surprise
    LASmoffat
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I was in town only for 2 evenings and received Bar Crudo as a recommendation from 3 different friends, so figured I had to try it. Got lucky to get a reservation for 2, only booking 2 days in advance. The menu seemed simple...this place does simple right! We tried 2 salads and 4 crudos. Each bite looked simple, yet the tastes were perfectly composed. Clean eating with flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncomfortable and irritating
    SFfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Never thought I'd say this about Bar Crudo, where we have dined for years and many times, but our recent experience was not very pleasant. First, parking was brutal. THEY NEED VALET SERVICE. We parked ten blocks away up numerous hills; no other options, paid or unpaid. Second, while my spouse looked for parking, they refused to seat me. Had to stand for 30 minutes for no good reason...plenty of tables were available. Third, we ordered the burrata salad and there was NO BURRATA in it. How can one forget the burrata in a burrata salad???? The Crudo sampler is getting really crude. What happened to the nice sampler plates? Pleasing the customer was apparently NOT on the menu that night and we won't be back any time soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • something new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was good: the service excellent.However,we were seated by the front door which was open allowing a cold breeze to enter.Patrons who entered the restaurant after we did were told they would be seated in a place out of the way of a cold.We should have been extended the same courtesy
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST MEAL IN MONTHS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Ordered crudo sampler platter -- twice, because it's so good -- and also the clams/oyster/shrimp/crab combo. Every item is a gem here. Out of town friend from NYC said it's his best meal in months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    SchmidtFamily
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I already wrote a review via YELP, but I love this restaurant. It was my second time dining there and I was not disappointed. Beautiful food, great service, clean, open atmosphere. The chef and staff prepare all food out in the open, behind the bar area, and everything is gorgeous. Nicely plated, delicious to consume, every morsel is delicious. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Crudo Sampler and Seafood Chowder are DELICIOUS!!! Don't know exactly what Dani's position at the restaurant is, but I've been to Bar Crudo a couple of times and she was professional and genuinely nice. I would highly recommend Bar Crudo!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour!
    FabFoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    They have great prices during happy hour - a great chance to try the restaurant and not commit to the somewhat pricey menu. We went through 4 dozen oysters and 2 dozen mussels and they were delicious. They also had $4 draft beers. The rest of the menu was very impressive, I recommend the seafood chowder, although it is filling so save it for last or you won't want anything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite neighborhood spot
    maggmae
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We love Bar Crudo and keep coming back. The service is always friendly, prompt, and knowledgable. The arctic char and butterfish are out of this world. The oysters are always shucked perfectly and taste amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Transcendent
    PaigeB
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The Crudo Sampler plate, specifically the Arctic Char and Scallop crudo combine favors delicately and imaginatively. A great happy hour includes inexpensive oysters and wine. Go for the Crudo, enjoy happy hour and the seafood chowder. This place is magic for your tastebuds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, reasonable experience
    Haru
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything we ate was very good; the lobster and oysters stood out especially. The food was slightly let down by unattentive service and by the ambience. The space was very cold, and so noisy it was hard to have a conversation. Might be a good place to check out during the week when it's less crowded.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fresh seafood, but too fast
    Jean
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love the happy hour at Bar Crudo but having dinner there is very rushed. I understand the need to turn tables, but all of our food was brought out instantaneously after ordering -- the table was too crowded to hold all the plates. Also the food is inconsistent -- raw bar items are reliably fresh and delicious, but the salad that I've ordered several times has disappointed -- first time the tuna confit was absolutely fantastic, but subsequent times it's been underseasoned and tough.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Crudo
    Curiousgeorge
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The most amazing fish you've ever will eat. Simple & creative.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 687 reviews are from the Bar Crudo - Divisadero St reviews archive.
  • 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!
    RuthieVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but overpriced
    TabehodaiSanVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    It's in the hood. Chowder is good & fresh fish but really too expensive and you may leave hungry. Service is there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware, new prawn recipe is awful
    ElizabethVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate