Burritt Room & Tavern - Mystic Hotel
417 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108Neighborhood:
Downtown / Union Square
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Burritt Room & Tavern - Mystic Hotel
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.burritttavern.com/
- Phone: (415) 400-0561
- Hours of Operation:
OpenTable Reservations are for dining room only.
Dinner: Su-Th 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Fri-Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm
Valet parking $8 after 6pm at 450 Sutter with your receipt.
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Californian
- Executive Chef: Luke Knox
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Entertainment: Live Jazz and Contemporary Instrumental Tuesday-Thursday 6pm-9pm and Friday-Saturday 7pm-10pm.
A word from Burritt Room & Tavern - Mystic Hotel
As the new executive chef at Charlie Palmer’s Burritt Room and one of the Zagat's 30 under 30, Knox was brought in to completely overhaul the tavern’s menu. Armed with first-hand experience of agriculture (growing up near his uncle’s farm in Nebraska) and 10 years working in fine-dining restaurants like Bouchon and Aureole in Las Vegas, the Thomas Keller/Charlie Palmer protégé knows his way around fresh ingredients and how to enhance their flavors with minimal manipulation. “My dishes integrate Charlie’s Progressive American style," he says, "while also incorporating my passion for clean, simple plates with strong flavors and a sense of San Francisco style.” He recently turned his attention to the Burritt Room, where he’s raised the bar on the menu offerings, introducing items that go beyond your standard fare such as fried pork shank with American Ale reduction and asparagus and crispy artichoke salad.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
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Burritt Room & Tavern - Mystic Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelEnergetic
vibrant bar scene (35)fit for foodies (27)hot spot (21)good for groups (19)romantic (16)late-night find (15)neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (14)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (1)Show More
- Great find.bp13Dined on 3/22/2014Searching Open Table for dinner spot sitting in Union Sq, Burritt Room looked perfect and we weren't disappointed. Cool space, friendly and knowledgable bartenders, intersting cocktails and fabulous food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Try and Get a Booth!bugzieVIPDined on 3/21/2014In-person menu much more appealing than that posted on the web site; tons of great choices, and the food was uniformly excellent. Sweet, helpful waitress, excellent cocktails & cool railroad car-like booth -- very sexy! Packed bar scene (Friday night), but mellower in the restaurant. Very enjoyable!Special Features:
- Hidden TreasureWessDined on 3/16/2014This place was excellent. I think it doesn't do the volume of business it deserves because it is a bit out of the way. As more people find out about it, that will change. It's in a very chic, but small hotel on the second floor. You have to take a narrow stairway to get to it. But it's totally worth it. Excellent drinks and ambiance. The food was excellent as was the service. My mom couldn't finish her risotto so there was some left when the plates got cleared. The chef actually asked (in a nice way) if everything was alright with the food. (Of course it was great...she couldn't take it with her because she had a plane to catch). That went a long way with me. Try this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food Mediocre for the PriceBenjaminDined on 3/14/2014I really like this place, and would love it only if the food was better. They've got the ambiance and service down, but the first reason I go to a restaurant is to eat a great meal, and unfortunately Burritt Room falls short. The food wasn't terrible, but for the price point we expected more; a lot more. Also, risotto is truly one of those dishes that shouldn't even be on the menu unless you can prepare it properly, and their soggy oatmeal-esque interpretation of a it was an embarrassment. I'll never dine here again, but the live jazz trio and talented bar staff are top notch. Go for drinks, but don't stay for dinner.Special Features:
- Just OK....OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/12/2014The live music was nice but quite loud, the service was good, and the food was just ok and took far too long especially since it was not a busy night.Special Features:
- Great hidden surprise!TomInSFVIPDined on 3/8/2014If you are not lookling for Burritt you won't find it. Upstairs at the Mystic Hotel near the Stockton tunnel. You need to find this place. Very cool hotel lobby leading you to a great space upstairs. Brick walls and retro chandaliers in the bar/entry. Trendier decor with a row of private booths in the dining area. Excellent food. Try the sourdhough pancakes and brussel sprouts. Amazing. Great selections on the menu. Many unique choices on the cocktail list. We've been dining in SF for over 20 years. Our waiter Ryan was the best waiter we've EVER had in The City. We are definitely bringing friends back to show off our find.Special Features:
- Food was hit or miss.doctorsmokeyDined on 3/8/2014What I loved: -Great atmosphere. Manages to feel both hip and old school. Love the banquette-style booths, and would request one next time! -Fantastic service. Our waiter was personable and attentive, but never overbearing. He made us feel special, which is always appreciated. -The charcuterie plate was yummy and beautifully presented. -The sourdough pancake with fried brussels sprouts was inventive and delicious. -Fantastic cocktails. What I didn't: -The tombo tuna salad was stringy and difficult to eat. The flavor profile didn't work for me. -The strawberry and rhubarb shortcake was tasty, but very low on the strawberries and rhubarb.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place for dinner andbillDined on 3/7/2014Great place for dinner and the bar area always a delightful experienceSpecial Features:
- Great Union Square SpotOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/7/2014Living in San Francisco, I don't find myself eating downtown a lot, but it is always great to find a spot like this where the food is great and so are the drinks. If you are looking for a great to grab a bite (they have lots of good small plate options), then you should pop in!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overpriced for qualityRobbieVIPDined on 3/7/2014With so many outstanding restaurant choices in San Francisco, you can definitely give the spot pass. The food is a way overpriced for the quality and quantity that you get.
- Burritt Room and TavernMGaneyDined on 2/28/2014I made a last minute reservation for a small group at the Burritt Room for a Friday night. We arrived early, missing one member of the group, and we had a drink at the bar. The drinks and service were great, and there was a live band. Dinner was in a quieter area, and although the tables next to us were very close- luckily there were no diners to our immediate left and right. Our appetizers, meals, and wine were all very good and there were no complaints at the table! We liked the ambiance, the food, and the different vibe of the bar scene.Special Features:
- A New Union Square StandbyllestellVIPDined on 2/25/2014On the night I visited, a Tuesday, Burritt was quite busy with what looked like business dinners, and there was jazz in the bar area. Our cocktails were delicious. The food was also very good, though the entrees were over-salted. The prices were a bit high ($22 for a burger?) but nothing outrageous by SF standards. There was a very large group that slowed down the kitchen just as we ordered, but the server graciously comped our salad as an apology for the wait. I'm generally skeptical of the dining options near Union Square, so it's nice to know I have a quality option for dinner or just a cocktail.Special Features:
- Surprise for locationLAR007VIPDined on 2/21/2014Don't let the lobby of the Mystic Hotel fool you... head straight up the stairs to the bar and restaurant. The bar has a great cocktails. Our VERY young waitress seemed overwhelmed by crowd and seems they need more people on the floor serving cocktails. I was pleasantly surprised by the bar scene and it's great for an initial drink before you move on for the evening. We decided to stay for dinner and glad we moved into the restaurant when the band started because it was already pretty loud for talking before the band started. The restaurant was goodm our waitress was excellent. Great timing on her pacing of our table. Loved little alcove tables but regular tables were so close it was like joining another party. Would definitely go back.Special Features:
- Good restaurant, better barDolemiteDined on 2/21/2014Group of 4. We were seated in between two tables that had single diners, so strangers were listening to our conversation for the first half of our meal...they were then changed out for two couples, one of which was fighting in broken english...not distracting at all. Plenty of tables available, so I don't know why they sat us directly next to people. The service and food was on point. The wine list is pricey, so we stuck to cocktails and wine by the glass. Shared the kale caesar and the sourdough pancake to start and I went with the New York steak for my main. The sourdough pancake with brussels sprouts was my personal favorite. The older crowd enjoyed the jazz playing in the background.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- very maltese falconjoeinSFDined on 2/21/2014had a nice night at the burritt recently. although the main course(s) were fairly unimaginative, the baby kale salad was great and the bourbon cocktail (modern large cube version of a manhattan) to start was phenomenal. the dining room was recently remodeled in tasteful modern style that accented much of the original wood and brick character; one could almost imaging humphrey bogart sauntering by on his way to order a manhattan, original version. service was great. overall a good but not outstanding, authentic SF experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hidden secretSFGEVIPDined on 2/21/2014Located upstairs in the recently renovated Mystic Hotel across from Stockton St. Garage (and same block as the Green Door), restaurant was a surprise. Large, high ceilings with brick wall and wall of paneled booths. Live jazz at the bar. Service was friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Small plates are small so order enough. Wine list good, but pricey. Not easy to find, but worth it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food and drink, rookie serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/15/2014The drinks, food, and scene all make a good impression, but you get the distinct impression that the management isn't as talented as the chef and bartenders are. Everything we ate or drank was at least good and sometimes excellent, and the ambience was fun and cool without being too loud or hectic. On the other hand, I don't think we could ever figure out who our waiter was. There seemed to be at least three different hosts, and we stood around in purgatory for a little while before being seated. We had a green bean casserole that wasn't a casserole at all, though it tasted great. Even the decor seems to underutilize a great room. All in all, very recommendable, just needs a little management polish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Union Square SurpriseSpenserVIPDined on 2/8/2014I am always skeptical of restaurants in Union Square but the Burritt Room was a phenomenal experience. The sommelier was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and very approachable. All of the food, from the house-made bread to the salads and entrees were absolutely delicious. The service was attentive and the ambiance is warm and inviting. We followed our meal with an after dinner drink in the bar area to listen to live jazz. Overall, a perfect evening.Special Features:
- Great experience!Sim0227Dined on 1/28/2014We came for Dine About Town dinner and enjoyed everything at this restaurant. Delicious food, friendly service, and wonderful live music. Would definitely come again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good ambience, needs food & svcInSFonBusDined on 1/26/2014The restaurant looks nice, but the food was so-so (very small portions and not very tasty) and the service was not friendly or prompt.
- Great spotkejmDined on 1/25/2014Based on the review, we picked this place for dinner prior to our show. Ambiance was great, service was great and the food was good. We were there when the restaurant opened so we were able to enjoy everything in just over an hour. We were told that they have a small kitchen so if it is crowded, do expect dinner to take longer. But we think it is worth it. Enjoy yourself, the food and the ambiance!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good But Not GreatDonDonovitchDined on 1/22/2014The ambiance and service were impeccable. The food that was served was for the most part plated attractively. We ordered and shared the pork, the portebello mushrooms as main dishes, terrine and pate as firsts , and brussel sprouts, and french fries as sides. The reason I rate the meal good but not great is that the main dishes were very simple and not very flavorful, though the pork was served at the perfect wellness. The Brussel Sprouts was the only dish that really stood out, You really have two options with french fries -- serve in a decent quantity and treat it as an alternative with bread or prepare them in a way that partially re-invents it. These did neither,Special Features:
- Great Food/Ambience But Too Loud!steffaniaDined on 1/21/2014Excellent food which included. Kale Ceasar Salas Sweetbreads with Truffle Oil Brussell Sprouts New York Steak Lovely atmosphere. Low light. Great decor. However, the live music almost wrecked it for us. The bar and dining room spill into each other and the noise level was ridiculous. We were practically screaming at each other to be heard! Only go if there's no live music.Special Features:
- One of the BEST in Union SquareKellysfVIPDined on 1/20/2014I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. Great drinks, food and service. I only discovered it a few months ago and I have been 6 times. The bartenders are friendly and make perfect craft cocktails. The fries are the perfect side to a Poquito Picante cocktail!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dine About Town be warned!jbm1313Dined on 1/18/2014Although the restaurant wound up being very good, we got off to a rough start. After being seated it took the staff a while to get to us at all. Once the staff did get to us we were told that the dine about town menu is for parties of less than 5 (we had 6 people). Let me be clear that the service from this point forward more than made up for these events, but not the best start to things. I didn't see any revolutionary offerings on the menu, but what was there was excellently prepared and generous in portion size. The wait staff was friendly and helpful as well. I have yet to find documentation for the party size limit for the dine about town menu.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Definitely will be backSheatealotDined on 1/18/2014The restaurant felt put together without making you feel uncomfortable. The staff was friendly, welcoming, and knowledgable. They had an interesting variety of cocktails with a good spin on old classics, but I loved that serve anchor porter beers. Food was wonderful like an elevated gastropub.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, mediocre serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/17/2014The food was excellent, when we finally got it. Was it tge server or the kitchen?
- Mixed ExperienceNikkiDined on 1/16/2014I went to this restaurant for dinner during Restaurant Week. The server was very friendly when we were seated but the service was very slow. Our three course dinner took 2.5 hours. I had to ask our server to check on our appetizers - only one was a hot dish and a table who had been seated after us received theirs first. We had waited at least 30 minutes. She brought them out and said they had been waiting for her to pick them up - miscommunication with the kitchen. The food tasted good but I was a little disappointed with my cut of meat. It was one of the more expensive items on the menu but hadn't been trimmed properly. The tables were close together so not great for romantic or private conversations. Overall, good but overpriced.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great service - great foodMWHealdsburgVIPDined on 1/16/2014This place is always right on point. The food is great well presented. Short ribs were wonderful. Go have funSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dining experiencefrankdDined on 1/16/2014From the Baked Fresh Focaccia Bread and infused butter through the wine parings and incredible entrees and finally dessert, the evening was incredibly enjoyable. It is hard to pick the best item we ate and shared, it was all excellent. Thank you Team Burritt.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Food and Service..FoodessVIPDined on 1/11/2014My husband had the salmon, and I had the Burritt Burger.. both excellent tasting and beautifully prepared. We would definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BurrittSaylorsVIPDined on 1/11/2014Burritt room has great ambiance, and wonderful live music. However, the food is so-so, and the service really needs work. The hostess asked not to even speak to my party until the entire group was present, and then it took us over a hour to get our entrees. Our waiter was nice, but he completely abandoned us after taking the food orders. We sat with empty wine glasses for about 30 minutes before managing to flag him down. I might come back for wine and music, but for the price point, there are definitely better options.Special Features:
- Food, music & ambianceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/4/2014The ambiance was great and the private booths make for a romantic and intimate setting. Good was amazing and the music was great. Then there was live music also which kept a nice flow going. Food was great too!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent service, both atEricaDined on 12/31/2013Excellent service, both at the bar and at the restaurant. Great cocktails and yummy NYE pre-fixe menu that was able to be modified for vegetarian diet. Knowledgeable waiter who let us try his fave Syrah. Overall great experience for a NYE and we will definitely come back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of our favorite NYE's!OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 12/31/2013A great spot for NYE- Great food (prix fixe only, but worthwhile for 4 courses at $65/p!) with a delightful sparkling pairing- including a house infused chamomile moscato!! After dinner, we were donned with New Years head gear and we had a wonderful rest of the evening in the bar area with live music, confetti and a festive, fun spirit with a few more Berlinetta's :) We will be back for dinner, drinks and quite possibly another NYE next year. Thanks, Burritt Room!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great findjyangDined on 12/31/2013Burritt Room reminds me of some of my favorite places in Brooklyn. Upscale speakeasy vibe with rustic design, artisanal menu, jazz trio playing by the bar. We came for NYE and overall, we loved it. It was prix fixe that night, and in my experience prix fixe is never as good as the usual menu. The food itself was 50/50 - some items were great while others were too salty. I would definitely come back to see how much better their regular offerings are. I didn't try their wines, but the cocktails were excellent. Service was fantastic. They were extremely accommodating on a couple of things, even substituting certain dishes for a friend with seafood allergies - not typical for prix fixe. A nice break from the usual 'downtown' places in SF.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Treat!KarenVIPDined on 12/24/2013We had a very wonderful dining evening at Burritt Room on Christmas Eve. This was our first time dining at Burritt Room, but I can assure you, it won't be our last - we look forward to returning and trying new culinary treats that the chef and staff have to offer.Special Features:
- Gets Better Every TimeallezmikeVIPDined on 12/21/2013Even though there are many choices we love to return to this super restaurant and bar. It is all good - !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SF GemSuzetteVIPDined on 12/20/2013First time at this restaurant but it won't be the last. While all the dishes were very good, the white truffle risotto and the desserts took center stage. The risotto was hot and creamy with a delicious swirl of white truffle oil. The desserts, however, were even better: creative pairings of flavors including herbal additions to cookies and licorice flavored ice cream. The pumpkin dessert was my husband's favorite with the rice pudding prepared as a creme brûlée getting my vote. The restaurant touts it's connection to The Maltese Falcon author Dashiel Hammett and plays up a speakeasy vibe…all in all a very unique and pleasant evening out!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- HeavenGirlWhoEatsVIPDined on 12/20/2013White truffle risotto - Heavenly! We ate like royals and washed it all down with delicious wine. Our table was in a good spot so we got to do a fair amount of people watching and everyone had a smile on their face... just like ours. Great place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.