Bartlett Hall
Bartlett Hall

Bartlett Hall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bartletthallsf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 433-4332
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily until 2am


    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm


    Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:30pm-10pm


    Late Night Menu: 10pm-1am


    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Emmanuel Eng
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events: Catch any sports game on one of our eight TVs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Powell Street
  • Public Transit: 38, 38L, Powell Station,
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are dozens of nearby parking options, including local hotels and an assortment of parking garages. We encourage guests to take MUNI to our establishment.
A word from Bartlett Hall
Bartlett Hall, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood, is a modern saloon and eatery that fuses the city’s historic elements with today’s conveniences. A menu of California-inspired American fare, including a variety of pizzas, small plates and entrees, are served daily for lunch, dinner and late night, with a beverage program that features barrel-aged cocktails, California-focused wines, and local and house-brewed beers. Bartlett Hall is located at 242 O’Farrell Street www.bartletthallsf.com, or call 415-433-4332.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Bartlett Hall reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (46)good for groups (33)hot spot (28)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (14)great for lunch (10)special occasion (6)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good Burgers
    Sammi
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The burgers and pizza were very good but since they do not show the menu online I did not find out until after we arrived there that this was actually more of a pub and I was expecting more regular meals type on the menu. However, the food they did serve we're very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality dining experience
    Maclane
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Went here for my birthday last night. Had an amazing, quality dining experience. Great food and drinks and comforting ambiance. As for service, our server, though efficient and well versed in the menu, seemed impatient with our party as we wanted to take time with the menu each other. Overall our dining experience was very positive, we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I didn't realize it was a sports bar until I got there. The food was good, and the service was attentive & informed,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were there on a Sunday fun atmosphere to watch football. We had brunch, we got the feeling they wanted to rush through our meal so they could turn the table. Food was ok Very lively bar scene
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was great for group
    oksure
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My group was 20+ people and I reserved the place about a week ago. At the time of reservation, I wasn't sure about my group size, so I booked for only 10 people. On the event day, I figured that about 10 more people would come. So, I called them if they can accommodate the unexpected increased number of guests. They did their best and everything went very well. Foods were good, and beer was good. Dish was a bit small, but I guess that's quite standard in the city. Noise level was low enough that conversation was easy. Great and decent place for a group to gather.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheBGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent bar to watch the 49ers! We had Pizza and Wings.. and both were worthy of a repeat. Note: Not your standard pizza and wings, the chef was very creative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eagereater
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We made reservations at Bartlett Hall because this was a threatre night at the A.C.T., and they recommended Bartlett Hall. While some of the food was good, my burger left me quite unimpressed. I chose a burger because the number of entrees was ridiculously limited (3 items). The noise level was almost unbearable. The service, however, was good, and the waiters tried to accomodate us as best they could. I doubt we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar service wasn't the best
    shanshan
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Bar service isn't great anywhere really but this service wasn't great even in the face of those low expectations. The bartender managed to squirt a tremendous amount of water in my eye (truly, I'm not even sure where it came from or how he generated enough pressure to do so). A simple, "Oh man, I'm so sorry" would have set things right but he automatically got defensive. "It's just water!" he scolded. Dude, calm down. I wasn't going to freak out on you; accidents happen. But thanks for getting my mascara runny and then being a meanie about it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The restaurant was quite noisy, with several large-screen TV's on loud and no sound-absorbing materials in the building. So it was almost impossible to hear anyone talking at the table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I really enjoyed every single thing about this place. This place is my new favorite place in Union Square. The food was brilliantly thought out and executed. The Mavrick Burger melts in your mouth. I hight recommend it for before or after the theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME SERVICE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The service was AMAZING! I was there to watch Game 6 of the Giants vs. Royals! We made reservations and the host was super accommodating to our asks. She allowed us to switch tables and did not make any facial expressions of negativity! Even when the night went by and it got crowded in there, the hosts always paid attention to our party. I'm sure they paid attention to every customers! I did not have any issues with them. Great time, great food and great folks! Thank you Bartlett Hall for resolving the Open Table issue! Greatly appreciate it! =) Very attentive staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun for groups
    omgirlsvt
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a group of 7 ladies in town for a race and they had reservations available for a saturday night! We went early, but it was still very happening. This is a great bar, but the food was delicious too. It is loud because there's sports on a TV in every nook and cranny, so don't expect a quiet night here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YesSirVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    limited menu, not much there. bar food only, skip if looking for dinner meal
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute new place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went for lunch. Good service, great atmosphere and decor Bar scene with TV's to watch the game Limited menu but some great options
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly Kid Friendly
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food was amazing and the service outstanding....And I was surprised at how child friendly this restaurant was. The server gave us great recommendations and the food and beer list were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sports
    sfgiants1
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great place for sports. TV gallure. Service is a little ba at times. Not so atentive. More food options could be good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were seated 15 minutes late for our reservation and after waiting 20 minutes for the drinks we ordered when we were finally seated, we left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great new place to eat downtown
    MAC30RobtC
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Picked this place off Open Table because it was new and it was close to the theatre. The menu wasn't all that large, but the things on it were delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was attentive and friendly, and the service as a whole was excellent. There were exciting and innovative menu choices, including the Octopus and watermelon small plate (with friarelli peppers, pepita and california chili relish, sesame oil) which both appealed to my sense of adventure and once I tasted it, made my mouth very very happy. There were many other things I wanted to try, so I will definitely be suggesting this destination for adventures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    KTSFVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our gracious server was really the only bright spot. Terrible cocktails, overpriced beers, and 5 out of 5 burgers we ordered medium came out well done.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    zipgracie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had a very special evening with fabulous food, super service. Great time! Thank you for being a highlight of our SF visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too busy being cool
    Disapointing
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place makes every effort to be cool and very proud of their menu. After telling us about all the good things they have, he proceeded to tell us about all the items they were out of. It took an hour for us to get our food and the waiter disappeared in between. The $22 personal pizzas seemed a bit over priced and a bit below the skill of their highly touted chef.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Jorge is a wonderful bartender and the hamburger is one of the best. Very fun place I found through Hugo and I thank him for introducing me. Not being a sports fan, I would definitely avoid this place on any game day.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing first experience
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner and the service was great as well as the food. Love this place! Great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy & fun
    lwillia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were a group of 8 ranging in age from 23 to 60 including a couple vegetarians. We all found something to eat but the menu's limited & on the pricey side for what you get. Noise level kept conversation limited to the person sitting right next to you. Great location near Union Square, but there's a lot of choices for your money in SF & this wasn't stellar. Pleasant & accomodating wait staff, visually appealing decor.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only for casual dining
    DavyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This should be positioned as an after-shopping or pre-party burger type of place. Food is overall good, and the service very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bartlett Hall
    LLEEB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall I was very disappointed. For appetizers we had the spicy nuts which were stale & needed seasoning, the smokey olives which were bland, the spicy romano beans which were way too spicy-it was the only thing you could taste (althought they were cooked perfectly) & the fried green tomatoes which were okay but not great. My daughter's pizza was average. The waiter let her know that is was very spicy so she was able to alter the spice level. The fried chicken was exceptional, especially the thigh. Our dessert, the chocolate banna pie, was inedible. It began with a crust that was hard as a rock and so thick you couldn't cut it. The filling was mostly whipped cream. It was hard to find a banana & the chocolate didn't have any flavor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very limited Menu
    Tony123VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went before a show and disappointed in the very limited menu. Burger was ok, nothing exceptional. The prosciutto pizza was too spicy to taste anything but hot, and it wasn't real prosciutto. Service was fast, friendly and good. The bar was crowded with a happy hour crowd of way under 30.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • little
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was great! Menu was well round buy small. Waiter may have been new he was not familiar with preparations on the menu. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smart little place
    MeriVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excellent. Healthy choices for the most part. Really enjoyed the kobe beef burger. The service was slower than expected considering it was lunch and half full, but in the end worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Union Square Area
    CWannerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by the new Bartlett Hall. Very spacious, good decor and nice vibe. Good Beer and Wine selection, and cocktails weren't bad either. Just enough on the menu to satisfy a group, and much better than most other Union Square options. Their own house-made beer was the only turn-off. I'm sure it will get better though...they just started.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Bartlett Hall reviews archive.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Union Square needed a place like this badly. I was skeptical, being a local and usually avoiding touristy joints like the plauge. I was pleasantly surprised. The drinks were inventive and although complicated, managed to get to my table quickly. The food...OMG get the burger! Holy smokes. Just do it, don't ask why. The heirloom tomato salad was good, tartare was strange but in a positive way. And the bread pudding was beyond fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale grub in Union Square
    scoles
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was so pleased to find a great new spot in an area not known for many good food options. It was casual, fun and delish! We had: * Maverick's infamous butter burger - kobe butter burger, cheddar & stout rarebit, crispy onions, kennebec fries - ok, seriously, amazing - top ever that I can remember; fries great too * Fried green tomatoes, Pickled ramp ranch, pea shoot and radish salad - soo good - great flavors * Pizza with Potato, eggplant, roasted garlic, calabrian chili, burrata - very tasty * Yerba Buena tequila, lime, ginger, pinch of mint, soda water - excellent refreshing drink
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food Union Square
    mysteryfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was at Bartlett Hall for an early dinner, but could see that the bar was getting lively and the food is down home. I had lamb shank which was delicious, falling off the bone. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but ...
    IbafVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Found that food quality was very good, ordered the spicy octopus but was left looking for said octopus, which is the only downside as it was very good overall. Desserts were really good!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unimpressive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food and service extremely lackluster. No flavor. Service slow and disjointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed review
    Tbird
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Qualifier: we had lunch on the day of the World Cup consolation game so the place was packed. That being said, our service was inattentive (at best) and extremely slow. Our food was excellent....farro risotto (very interesting and tasty), smoked olives (amazing), lamb (excellent). I will definitely try the restaurant again as the location is great, the ambience fun....we'll just hope for better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food!
    sfgirl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went here to celebrate a friend's birthday and had a great experience. The food was phenomenal, the ambiance was fun, and the servicxe was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trying too hard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    While the burger and brownie are excellent, other dishes fell short. It seemed like the kitchen was trying too hard to be inventive, and not all the flavor combinations were successful. Still, there's a nice vibe inside, good cocktails and beer, and friendly (if slow) service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still needs work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The menu is interesting and the food was very good. We shared small plates and pizzas. Reasonable price/performance. Good cocktails and house-made beer. The waiter had a bit of an attitude (not clear why) and when I handed over an OpenTable dining check, he ran the credit card for the full amount anyway, seemingly hoping I would forget about the dining check. Fixed it when I called him on it, but REALLY not cool.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The maverick, aka butter burger, was fantastic! We are visiting from va or this would be a regular spot for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate