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: 4154306590x
- 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,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
158 reviews since July 3, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (61)good for groups (41)great for brunch (32)great for lunch (31)hot spot (21)special occasion (19)notable wine list (18)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (12)romantic (11)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
- 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:
- Very nice restaurant.SusanDined on 8/21/2014Our group of six was seated at a lovely round table where we could all talk and enjoy our meal. Delicious hush puppies. Good salmon and squid.Special Features:
- DeliciousJdmpDined on 8/16/2014Good New Orleans food Could be larger portions but very good. Nice serviceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good, not GreatFoodieInTrainingDined on 8/13/2014The food was good, we had the pork belly, fried gator, beignets, and cobbler. The pork belly was my favorite dish, and the aioli that came with the gator was delicious. The beignets were a tasty treat, but the cobbler was only average. The menu is small, so going here regularly would lead very quickly to repeating dishes, and the servings are not particularly large so this wouldn't be a great place for a huge meal. A good restaurant with good food and an interesting theme, but the menu limitation is pretty significant. Service was great, ambiance is fun and interesting, and overall we had a lovely dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Yummy!ShinerGDined on 8/12/2014Great spot for lunch and or a special occasion. Tasty food with a Cajun twist. Certainly a new repeat choice on my restaurant list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A LONG WAY FROM NAWLINS . . . .FoodiesGaloreVIPDined on 8/10/2014The restaurant interior is beautiful and well laid out . . . but the food and service were lacking. We were there on a Sunday night (6:00) and only 4 tables were occupied. We started with the Hushpuppies with pepper jelly and they were fantastic. But then it went down hill from there with the Classic Louisiana Menu / Entree's. We had the Crawfish Etouffee (half order) * Smoked Chicken & Andouille Gumbo and the Duck & Sausage Jambalaya * It's never good when you have to add hot sauce and salt to a meal (at the table) and say . . . try it now. The wait staff had no passion for what they do and were simply delivering plates. We will not be returning.
- Nice lunch spotOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/7/2014This was my first time there. I went for lunch. I had the chopped salad, and the beans and sausage. Both were very good. My lunch partner and I lingered for 1 and 1/2 and did not feel rushed.Special Features:
- CinderblockVIPDined on 8/1/2014Service and desserts were fantastic (fruit cobbler and nana's pudding). I wasn't at all thrilled with receiving 3 small shrimp along with a tiny plate of okra and peppers. It was as if I were receiving the appetizer portion of my entree. Not sure that I will be back. I did see quite a few burgers coming out of the kitchen, so maybe that's the way to go.
- Perfect Gem for Pre SymphonyLivingwithInterestDined on 8/1/2014The food is excellent and the prices are fair. They are very accommodating. We arrived 20 mins late and were seated immediately and still had time to spare. The service was excellent, the food was very tasty. Great beverage list.
- Excellent New Orleans Cuisine!LuvMeSomeSFCuisineDined on 7/29/2014We love this place! We come here a few times a month. The service is spectacular and the wait staff is always super friendly and informative. The duck & sausage jambalaya & the smoked chicken & andouille gumbo are amazing. This is a great place to try new things like the alligator. We get the boudin balls and hushpuppies every time.Special Features: