Blackwood
Blackwood

Blackwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://blackwoodsf.com/
  • Phone: 4159319663
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-11:00am

    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Thai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Steiner
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to available street parking, two public parking garages are within a block. Wells Fargo parking lot on on Chestnut between Steiner and Fillmore, and another is on Pierce Street between Lombard and Chestnut.
A word from Blackwood
Blackwood is the Marina"s new and Chestnut's only Thai-American fusion restaurant --with two fireside communal tables out front that give way to an interior of pillow-equipped banquettes and marble table tops.
We offer staple Thai-ness (pad Thai, crispy crusted tiger prawns), we also have some awesome unexpected-ness like sides of Millionaire Bacon (as seen on "united states of food"), the BW Burger (seasoned Wagyu w/ white cheddar, cilantro aioli, and sesame Thai salad on a brioche bun), stonepots for lunch, and a grilled Wagyu flank steak dipped in homemade 151 rum sauce, named the "Last Mid Night", Sea bass dish named "Deep purple sea".
We also offer an impressive 16-beer, three-sake, quagillion-wine list, plus we're serving breakfast every day ('til 4p), meaning seven days a week, you can start your day with a mimosa that's bottomless.
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Blackwood reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (7)good for groups (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (4)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Thai fusion
    MillValleyFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was a little nervous about it being Thai American but they pulled it off. Noodles were authentic in flavor and the appetizers were interestingly delicious. The desserts were out of this world. Loved the pork and sea bass entrees
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    n3lla
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Blackwood is probably one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Everything is perfect, the service, the food. I never get disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Kailanikkb
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Everything on the chef's specials is delicious and also pleasing to the eyes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food is good but service and music
    PickyDinnerAlT
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food is good and innovative fusion, of course a bit pricy, but it's your choice. Music, I really prefer something more loungey, or even thai chillout, instead of radio pop, and please.... no more Blurred Lines... the worst song list for a fusion restaurant. Service is not bad, just something very important and basic, when there are still some food left in the plate, please don't just take it, but ask "have you finished this dish?" because I needed to hold it back before the server (i think was the owner) lifts the plate. I see the set up as highend, so please have your servers to check for dinning speed, meaning before reaching 90% of appetizer, don't bring up the entree. OVERALL GOOD BUT NEED SOME BASIC IMPROVEMENTS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So great!
    skyeheartsfood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was a great meal - I am a vegetarian and there were delicious choices. The papaya salad was wonderful and the servings were quite generous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food... Okay Service
    foodLover
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My date and I enjoyed the Millionaire's Bacon, the Wagyu Burger (THE BEST!) and a Wagyu steak. The food tasted great; better service would have escalated the experience. The waiter was nice enough with his gentle smile and nod. He didn't know the menu though, which was a frustrating experience for me, as a first time guest. I repeated my wine order three times because he did not know the wine list.. all I asked for the gewürztraminer... the only one they had on the menu. So I told him it was a white German wine, hoping he'd get me a glass. My date asked for more information about the pot dinner (how is it prepared? what all comes inside?). The waiter just nodded his head & said it was good. Delicious Food... Okay Service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it a try
    samziamVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Some interesting, unconventional takes on Thai food. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food.
    danjeffer
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Love the Pork Belly and Marina treasure. Would definitely come again to try other menu items as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 76 reviews are from the Blackwood reviews archive.
  • You must go here!
    FastEddie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Way over the top both in quality and presentation. Forget the Slanted Door, go to Blackwood...you won't be sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Tpitaly
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Delicious creative cuisine! Beautiful people around. Busy place and loud but so fancy! Go for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for our large group
    KonaGrrl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    There were 8 of us, including two hungry kids. They helped us out by serving the two kids first. Everyone was able to find a delicious meal, including the vegetarian which is me. The food is innovative and features unusual combinations. I highly recommend the gelato combination for dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Scarlett
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I had a good time because of the company I was with but the whole experience was a let down. The server was really short with us and it wasn't a very busy night at the restaurant. The food started out good. We had an appetizer that was delicious and creative but then it just went down hill from there. The Pork belly was overcooked and the plate was mostly rice. The other dish we had (I can't remember the name) tasted like plain rice noodles. There was no flavor to it. It was a disappointment because the reviews were all really good. Maybe we were there on an off night. On a positive note, the fireplace out side with the communal tables is a really great touch. That's why I thought it might be a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Thai food
    ADMoVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    This place does Thai food a little different to most (a real modern twist) but the result is quite exceptional. The Aftershock and Pork Belly are simply delicious. Good for groups too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality Thai in the Marina
    DPOPTVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great menu - very tasty food and inexpensive - can't fault this place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative Thai Food
    MichF
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food is really good, space is a bit small but comfy, service was good overall a good experience. A great place to meet with your gal pals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great vibe...
    Hopk7791
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I don't think I've walked by Blackwood where there hasn't been a hustle and bustle of activity. I now know why...as the food and ambience were great. I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Davis
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Wow their menu is fantastic. There were so many options that our folks couldn't decide. It was delicious too--a cut above the normal Thai fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff was very accommodating
    jms4
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The staff was very accommodating of our four children in a party of eight. The staff was attentive, helpful and brought out a few extra snacks for the kids. The food was nicely prepared and presented. We liked all of the dishes and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thai Fusion - different, delicious
    KJSFVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was very good, though the portions were on the small side. Especially recommend the ahi tuna appetizer
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food in the Marina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have lived around the world. I was beyond impressed with Blackwood's food. Excellent! I look forward to returning to Blackwood. Additionally, wonderful service. All around, a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome but..........
    Devine
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Fantastic but loose the TV! Everything was great - lovely patio but realy Big Bang Theory? Is that a Thai program?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food. It's a bit
    HalK
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent food. It's a bit tight and a bit noisy. Not a place for a romatic meal. Excellent and interesting food and large portions make it a great place to go when eating is your main focus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bwood
    Jess
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Very great awesome amazing delicious...except I wish I would have known this place is better for breakfast than dinner! Watch out for the spicyness not posted on the menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will come back
    Yuki
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We ate Valentine's dinner there and had a fantastic time. Great food, speedy service with a smile, and excellent dessert. We can't wait for our second visit to Blackwood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New fave on Chestnut Street
    Citymom239VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    High end pan-Asian food. Love the Thai curries and the house special hot pots. Decor is very urban/upscale, not your typical Asian style. Only warning is the food runs spicy/hot, so you might want to ask for a mild version of some of the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite Marina restaurant!
    Alex
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    If you haven't tried Blackwood yet, you're missing out! The food, ambiance, and service are incredible here! I suggest just looking at their menu online to see how many unbelievable dishes they have. I would eat their for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day if I could haha!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent addition to the Marina
    RaniDishesVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This place exceeded expectations; way better than your "average Thai place." Excellent food - especially the tuna scoop appetizers and the chicken satay skewers (delicious peanut sauce and yummy roti - but they should give more of the roti). We loved the green curry and also enjoyed the ginger Thai street food. I didn't love the fried chicken dish we had, but you can't win them all. Also some of the best mango sticky rice I've ever had. Lastly, great job with the renovations. No traces of the Andale it used to be. Looks very upscale and love the high ceilings. We'll definitely be back! Look out Osha - I still love you, but this place will definitely steal some of your business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My expectations were highly
    marinagirl89
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    My expectations were highly fulfilled with excellent service and AMAZING food. The servers were able to recommend exceptional food suggestions. Was very satisfied with the fast pace restaurant and service. Will be coming back soon!! This restaurant has left me craving their marina strips. Nom Nom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahi scoops good, skip the rest.
    Eric
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The menu looks creative. However, everything besides the ahi scoops that we had was just too sweet for entrees. One of our party had the Marina Treasure, and he said it was the worst meal he's had in the city.
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  • I recommend trying this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I had had breakfast at Blackwood several months ago and it was surprisingly outstanding. I had to check out their dinner menu and was quite happy with my choice. They have a good menu with many healthy choices, I highly recommend it. I will be going back there for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackwood Neighborhood Find
    BrooklynDiner
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Blackwood has it all, an outdoor area with fireplace and flat screen tv, a beautiful dining room and food to match. The millionaire's bacon is amazing, the curries are delicious and spiced exactly how you want them, the noodle and rice dishes are exceptionally good with fresh and perfectly prepared ingredients. The service is excellent and the servers are helpful and knowledgeable. Breakfast and lunch are fun with the interesting and imaginative Thai fusion menu. A great place for a group or a party of 2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best reason to eat out!!!
    Canadianfoodie
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    This place is now my go to when I have friends coming to town… Comfortable, quiet, beautiful, delicious, warm and affordable… I love the hamburger… But everything is simply wonderful. Thank you Blackwood and may you live forever!!! d
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thai Food Lover Disappointed
    Navka
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    The restaurant is striking--very chic and sleek and elegant. But that's where the charm stopped for us. As we ordered, we reminded the server that one of our party is allergic to sesame seeds. She returned from the kitchen to say the chef would modify the recipe, but that we shouldn't be confident that he would ever do this again for us. The food was also disappointing. Spicey string beans arrived literally floating in a red oil sauce. The papaya salad was simpy, dull and not spikey enough. Our noodle dish was overcooked, mushy and lukewarm. Our final decision: once was enough. More attention to detail is a must if the restaurant is to survive.
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  • Great food, poor service
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    If only the service were as good as the food. The food was very delicious. I had the yellow curry with chicken and really enjoyed it. Despite the restaurant not being full, we waited about 10 minutes before being waited on for even drinks and were then asked "if we had decided yet.". The meals came out before the appetizer. I asked the waitress if the apps were still coming and she said it came out of a different part and would probably be done soon. That defeats the purpose of the appetizer and we didn't really want them any more. After being served our meals, we were never asked how the food was, if we needed anything else or if we wanted another drink since we had finished our first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative spin on Thai food
    KhatonVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Like everyone says the Millionaire's bacon is delicious as was the Wagu rolled beef with cucumber and beet root. The atomosphere is very hip maybe hipster and cool; upscale but the prices aren't. The pad thai was very good. It wasn't nice and moist, not soggy but it could have been spicier. The mango tiger prawns were average. The prawns didn't seem grilled enough and they were not really what I call Tiger prawns. They were only medium size. I would go back again if I was in the neighborhood. I like something different and you can get it at Blackwood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Not so Great Service
    fatkilovesfood
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Made our reservation on OT but when we got there, they did not have our reservation, waited for about 15mins which wasn't that bad. But when our table was ready the server yelled at us and pointed us to where our table was. We seated ourselves and later had to flag down a server to order. Food took a very long time. But when it did get there, the Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dishes
    Ladych
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Enjoyed the great food and friendly service. Make sure you have a reservation! But be prepared (even with reservation) to wait for a table (we still had to wait 20min) and to be seated (on a cooler night) outside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    I've been wanting some Korean food for awhile now, and this really fit the bill. Good food, nice presentation, and reasonable prices. You can't get much better than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A let-down
    BreakfastforDinner
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I had very high hopes for Blackwood, and was disappointed. According to the website it is a Michelin rated restaurant, and American-Thai fusion intrigued me as I love Thai food (both here and in Thailand). The fact that I could get last-minute reservations prime time on a Saturday night should have tipped me off. Everything about this place was great (service, atmosphere, noise level), expect for the food. Although presented beautifully, the food did not taste anything like Thai cuisine. Everything had a sweet (tamarind, maybe) spin to it. I mean everything - from the samosas to the supposedly spicy tsunami. I will not return and would not recommend to anyone who truly enjoys thai cuisine.
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  • Decent food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food is good. There's better Thai food in SF but if you're looking for a quick fix at a decent price, Blackwood is a good option. Service-wise, stereotypically Chinese. Ultra pushy, invariably recommending the most expensive options (which, again, is not super pricey, it's just obnoxious to do that in general). The thing that annoyed me most, however, was that we were 3 people and they included a tip - never seen that for a party of 3. Additionally, when restaurants include a tip, they always present the bill with the words "additional gratuity" or they explicitly show you that the tip was included. Blackwood doesn't do that. They try to dupe you into adding more tip, and on a higher amount than the actual bill. Very dishonest.
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