399 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102Neighborhood:
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Creole / Cajun / SouthernPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.boxingroom.com/
- Phone: (415) 430-6590
- Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM,
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,Visa
- Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
- Executive Chef: Justin Simoneaux
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Boxing Room
Boxing Room opened in 2011 in the former 19th-century Standard Shirts Factory, located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Executive Chef Justin Simoneaux, a Southern Louisiana native, celebrates the Cajun and Creole dishes of New Orleans and coastal Louisiana, coupled with seasonal Northern California ingredients. Additionally, Boxing Room offers oysters from the raw bar, and an extensive selection of beer and wine on tap. Since opening, Boxing Room has been named one of San Francisco’s Best New Restaurants by 7x7 magazine, and San Francisco magazine gave the restaurant a 3-star review. Boxing Room is open daily for dinner, lunch during the week, and brunch on the weekend.Continued
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Boxing Room reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (68)good for groups (47)great for brunch (31)great for lunch (29)hot spot (24)special occasion (20)late-night find (17)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (13)romantic (11)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
- Excellent cuisine, affordable pricekgedtDined on 11/25/2014We chose this restaurant for a pre-opera special occasion. I do not usually care much for creole/cajan cuisine, but the food was done extremely well; I enjoyed it very much. The handmade pimento cheese + flatbread was interesting and so well one. We share a gator with remoulade appetizer. The gator was breaded and fried. It was tender, hot, and went well with the delicious sauce. For our main course, my son had fried chicken with mashed potatoes and collard greens, all well done. I had duck and andouille jambalaya, which was delicious. We shared pecan pie for dessert. Worth mentioning were our beverage choices. There was a huge beer list. I am not much of a beer drinker, but our server an amber lager, and I was very pleased. My son decided to try their ginger beer. It tasted of fresh ginger and lemons - like no ginger ale I've ever had! Everything is expensive in this vibrant neighbourbood. That being said, the prices at the Boxing Room were reasonable, especially given the high quality of the cuisine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- singmomDined on 11/22/2014Lively atmosphere with good service. Menu is somewhat limited in scope but everything we had was tasty. Highlights were the charbroiled oysters.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- to be fair, had only the Cajun items..only so sotravelbumVIPDined on 11/21/2014Too bland, to much rice, not to rich flavors I had hoped for. Perhaps I should have tried the main menu. The service was great, atmosphere lively and pleasant.
- Git your chicken togethersottsDined on 11/16/2014Fried gator was great. Gulf flounder was better. Sparkling rose' was a little flat. The fried chicken was a severe disappointment. Waiter was dismissive. They comped the chicken.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Gem in SFGaslampDined on 11/14/2014Some of the best food in SF and the best NOLA food west of the Mississippi! Excellent, Excellent service, great food, and came out quickly. Definitely recommend it and will be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great New FindChico4Dined on 11/9/2014Enjoyed brunch here before Symphony Sunday concert. Great service and mindful of our show time. Good selection of beer and wine. Best gumbo we've had in SF. Po'boys great. Hush puppies too doughy, try more cornmeal and less flour, but good flavor, beignets excellent. Will return for sure for another taste of Louisiana. Band was good, not too loud and no drums!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleased again!!BlueMoonVIPDined on 11/2/2014Can't wait to go back and try their weekend brunch next time. Stellar service, delicious food, just as we remembered from our first visit back in July!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dinner for after the operaSRfoodieDined on 11/2/2014Great place to have dinner after the opera on Sunday nights. Great food, I particularly liked the beer and wine list.Special Features:
- worth repeatingsfeaterVIPDined on 10/31/2014This is becoming our go-to spot for post-symphony, lecture, opera, etc. The food is always a treat (I can never resist the hush puppies), and the warm-wooded, open space is delightful.Special Features:
- Repeat CustomersplattDined on 10/24/2014I've only heard good things about BR! I'll be coming backSpecial Features:
- Good food; service wantingCalDinerVIPDined on 10/23/2014Burger with wedges was very good from the meat prep to the bun and ample supporting cast, e.g., pickles. Decent beer on tap, too. Confusion by staff was less appealing, however. Perfecto location by both symphony and opera.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- good restaurant close to operaLsllslDined on 10/23/2014good restaurant close to opera. Friendly service. Good service. Wine a little expensive but good. Nice atmosphere. Food is good with cajun flare.Special Features:
- food not evenHungrymamaVIPDined on 10/23/2014Four of us had lunch at Boxing Room before a symphony matinee. Two people ordered the tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. The soup was good, but the sandwich was two enormous slices of bread with almost no cheese. Tasteless! Everyone knows how to make a good grilled cheese sandwich. What happened?
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/19/2014Great Louisiana food. Flavors are a notch above most restaurants of this kind. Jambalaya, collard greens and hush puppies are my mainstay. Can't miss with this combination.Special Features:
- Cajun foodDrChrisDined on 10/16/2014I don't to go out to dinner much but when I do I want to eat something that I wouldn't make at home. This restaurant fit the bill. We had the duck jambalaya and the goat sausage special. Dinners were artistically served. Great service--though the waiter lost points in the end by calling us "you guys", on of my pet peeves.Special Features:
- Perfect before the SymphonyGrandyDined on 10/11/2014We were impressed with the valuable tips from our waitress which steered us to areas we might have avoided and to great new finds. The chef's specialty, goat stew, was marvelous. Set your normal traditions aside and experience something new ... and ask the waitress for a wine pairing ...Special Features:
- Outstanding service and great foodOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 10/4/2014I really appreciate the outstanding service we received this past Saturday evening from the host and our servers. They were super-accommodating to our family. We had two small kids with us plus a stroller and they did everything they could to make us comfortable. We really appreciated it. Also, the food was excellent as usual. The shrimp po boy was terrific -- the shrimp tasted so fresh was cooked perfectly (not over-cooked and not under-cooked). The french roll was perfect. I really enjoy this place. Thanks so much!Special Features:
- Great for bringing out of townersfoodeeDined on 10/3/2014We met for dinner with some friends that had just come from SFO on a Friday night. Bonus - parking garage across the street. We each had something different and shared: pork bellies and beans was fabulous, the fried chicken was perfectly cooked and not greasy, the flounder was delicately spiced and very tender, and the duck & sausage jambalaya was an incredible find. They had a wonderful selection of oysters - all west coast (fine with me) and all delicious. Beer and wine list was very good, and our waiter was attentive and more knowledgeable about the beer/wine list and menu. Although the restaurant was full, service was great - attentive and FAST. A block away from Hayes - great after dinner walking/people watching. Friends loved it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great pre-performance diningmarsVIPDined on 9/30/2014Finally returned for the gator, which was good, but the fried lemons that accompanied it were outstanding. Gumbo was great, as always. The evening's Boucherie was smoked pork, which was a bit too salty, but good none the less--the presentation with romano beans, red peppers, and potatoes was beautiful. The beignets and chocolate espresso cream were delicious and port recommendation was an excellent match, but so was an espresso. Noise level assessment may be a bit misleading, since we left about 7:00 PM.
- Hush Puppies!!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/28/2014Great music and best hush puppies! Nice place to brunch before a matinee at the Orpheum.Special Features:
- Nice surprisePaulVIPDined on 9/27/2014A contemporary twist on traditional Cajun food. Especially liked the duck and sausage jambalaya. Server was helpful and the wines available on tap are excellent.I would recommend this to a friend.
- uneven food and serviceYalekVIPDined on 9/23/2014I have dined at this Southern Style restaurant over half a dozen times. The full height windows enlarge the space. Have a good beer selections on tap and in the bottle. Always love the oysters and the fried chicken. This time, I had the gumbo. It is over smoked, got the bitterness after taste. The price is quite high for a small portion even they call it the entree size. It is more like an appetizer size.Special Features:
- SaturdayDined on 9/21/2014The food was not as good as previously. Perhaps the chef has changed.
- localdinerVIPDined on 9/20/2014food is decent, but service is slow and erratic. Room can be very loud which takes away from the dining experience. Restaurant should not play loud music as this only makes diners speak louder.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 9/16/2014Heirloom tomato salad was outstanding. Fried gator is one of our favorites and it didn't disappoint either. All together a very good dining experience.Special Features:
- Shrimp and grits....ahhhhOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/14/2014We've eaten there many many times, and you just seem to get better and better. Love those shrimp and grits!Special Features:
- Salty food !!!AnlexDined on 9/13/2014It's a shame, because food could have been very great, but too SALTY !!!!!!! (our table neighbors had same problem too) the prices of the restaurant are high and how the chef could serve such a food…. perhaps, to make us thirsty??????
- localdinerVIPDined on 9/10/2014Very good food but the "background" music is way too loud and that takes away from the experience.Special Features:
- Great foodNativeFoodieDined on 9/9/2014Friendly and attentive service. Delicious duck jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, red beans/ sausage and rice, fried chicken.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/6/2014I had the sausage and duck jambalaya and it was delicious! We also had 3 apps that were very good as well. Total came to about $45 per person which included tip not bad at all for 3 apps 4 bottles of corked wine and an entree per person (6 of us)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great foodLsllslDined on 9/5/2014love the oyster poyboys great service good prices nice atmosphereSpecial Features:
- so much, so goodwinewomanVIPDined on 9/2/2014Fully intended to order dessert. The entire dessert list was grand. But I ordered the fried chicken, and it was a massive plate of food - we should have shared it. Came with delish collard greens and a very smokey gravy (on the side) for the super-creamy mashed potatoes. An incredible dish I will struggle NOT to order next time because I'll want to try out other dishes. But definitely YOU should go for it!Special Features:
- Small Portions For Such Big PricesJamesVIPDined on 8/31/2014I could find no fault in the food. Enjoyed it all. But the portions left us hungry and 5 of us ended up with a $200 bill. I had the gumbo ($16), which turned out to be like HALF a portion. My brother's salad ($8) was more like a "side" salad, sparse. The burger looked good, (price unknown). The portions made us feel duped.Special Features:
- Good food, great beer listDavidSFOVIPDined on 8/30/2014I hadn't been to Boxing Room in quite a while. The last time I was there, it was ho-hum. This time was much better. Friendly service (although he woman behind the bar was obviously quite impressed with herself) good food and a great beer list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent, rich foodGinnaBDined on 8/25/2014Fantastic offerings, great wines on tap. Wish the gravy was better but overall a very good dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- bad, bad, bad....kemevaVIPDined on 8/24/2014We used to love Boxing Room but it has gone WAY DOWN HILL. For brunch we shared the frittata and gumbo and both were bland and forgettable. The frittata was so dry we sent it back and the 2nd round was no better. The "large" portion of gumbo was a small soup bowl, $14.00 and sad. We asked for corn bread or something to break up the blandness and they only have corn bread for dinner (even though its on the menu!).... Our server never checked in on us and took 20 min to come back with our re-cooked eggs. We saw food sit on the shelf in the kitchen while diners stared at it waiting for their order to be brought out to the tables... Sad because we would really like to love this place..
- Delicious food, excellent serviceSChanSFDined on 8/24/2014Some girlfriends and I went to The Boxing Room for Sunday brunch. We've made a reservation and were seated a few minutes after our reservations time. The restaurant has a great vibe along with a nice decor. Our waiter has provided excellent service and the entire meal from appetizer to dessert were delicious. All of us ordered a different po boy on the menu and they were all yummy. We would definitely come back again.Special Features:
- one disappointmen t...HUlagirlVIPDined on 8/24/2014...they only serve beer and wine, no full bar. The beignets are really yummy. I ordered shrimp and grits and they were good; the other diner asked for her bacon very crisp and it came exactly as she liked it. Very filling, rib-sticking down home food.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/23/2014Some of the dishes were very good. Menu limited. Salmon very over cooked. Could be a one time thing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Oysters!TRIXVIPDined on 8/22/2014Enjoyed a wonderful early dinner at the Boxing Room. Service was excellent, and the beer and wine menu was impressive. The stand-out however was the oyster bar with a selection oysters from 6 different regions. I had the "whole animal preparation" for dinner which consisted of this very spicy pork sausage over cottage fries and red cabbage. A wonderful dining experience - Highly recommend.Special Features: