Bartlett Hall
Bartlett Hall

Bartlett Hall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bartletthallsf.com/
  • Phone: 4154334332x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: M-Su 11:00am-2:30pm

    Dinner: M-Su 5:30pm-1am
  • 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, a new eating, drinking and gathering place in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood, is set to open its doors this spring at 242 O’Farrell Street, making it one of the latest additions to the area’s bustling dining and retail scene. Named after the first Alcalde (mayor) of American-era San Francisco who changed the name of the city to San Francisco from Yerba Buena, this urban meeting space fuses the city’s historic elements with its present day lively personality—serving as a place where quality, comfort and craft reign supreme. An eating and drinking establishment like no other, Bartlett Hall captures the essence of San Francisco in the form of food, drink and good times, where guests can sip barrel-aged cocktails, house-brewed beers and enjoy uniquely crafted bites from lunch to late night.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Bartlett Hall reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (36)good for groups (29)fit for foodies (24)hot spot (23)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (17)great for lunch (10)special occasion (7)romantic (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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!!!
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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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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.
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cocktails and beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Fancy sports/theme bar. Good effort on cocktails. Better selection of beer than most places in the neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Bartlett Hall reviews archive.
  • Terrific Food
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was delicious! Amazing in fact! The noise level is very loud!!! There was a party going on in the back and the noise level was extremely HIGH! Would not dissuade me from coming back though.... DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bartlett Hall - worth going to.
    Anthony56554
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great food, well presented and well balanced (not over seasoned like some others around).
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This place was a bit weird: can't quite decide if it's a bar or a restaurant. The menu is pretty limited, and has a lot of pork and garlic. In our group of 3, one of us is not big on pork, and another is allergic to garlic. Also, pretty noisy unless you can get a table in the back. Not feeling like I need to rush back there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting menu
    MLSF
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Liked the limited menu and everything was tasty. The salmon dish was unusual and good and they split it for us. Soon they will be serving their own beer, for now there's already a big selection. Nice informal atmosphere. The music combined with the crowd made it very loud for us. Good addition to the pre-theater dining scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find in Union Square!
    JudeVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We read about Bartlett Hall on the SF Eater and thought it sounded different and interesting. It was both! It just opened in the past month and is not that busy yet, but our server Courtney was a doll and aimed to please! We had great duck confit pizza and fried green tomatoes to start. We then shared the chicken and the burger. Everything was terrific! They are trying to elevate the idea of bar food with local, recognizable ingredients created in a creative- but not too weird fashion. SF is filled with tons of wonderful restaurants that are cutting edge and challenging. Sometimes we just want to eat simple food that is well prepared. BH fills the bill on that score! We would return if we were in the area!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • limited menu but tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The menu is extremely limited but why expand if what you have is good. We ordered a beet and avocado salad that was extremely flavorful. The fried green tomatoes did disappoint though...seemed premade and just not good enough. We each had a pizza (prosciutto and spicy sausage) and both were amazing. Dessert also appeared to be premade and ready for service...which didn't do anything for me...we could have skipped that one. Either way, service and the salad and two pizzas were pretty darn good. Will definitely come again and try some more items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected but great food
    fussyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food wa delicious but atmosphere felt more like a pub than fine dining. Really is a sports bar atmosphere. Lots of TVs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Gem in Theater District
    JASeats
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went there for early dinner before theater. Food was great and the service/host was exceptional. The decor is gorgeous, think upscale brew pub. We especially enjoyed the willingness of our server to actually serve us, she knew her dishes, was attentive and got us out by showtime...we will return!! Thank you Bartlett Hall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • World Cup Stomping Grounds
    AgentLotusVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our first time here on a Friday night and my boyfriend and I were greeted by the hostess promptly. We had no idea that Bartlett Hall was a sports bar and we immediately lost our way to the table, mesmerized by the last few seconds of the NBA Western Conference finals. The hostess was great and was able to find us a seat facing the 4 screens running the length of the bar. This will surely be my go-to spot to watch the World Cup! We had the asparagus and buratta salad which was slamming, as well as the risotto which had a great balance of flavors. The duck pizza was a little disappointing but the other two items and our cocktails were great. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Union Square winner
    SpecialKVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great Union Square restaurant that locals would appreciate too. Lots of tvs to watch the games, and a very large beautiful space. Farro risotto was excellent- a nice balance of flavors and textures. Buttermilk panna cotta dessert was a dream and we would go back just for that. The caramelized strawberries and churros were the perfect additions. Nice, friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.