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  • Credo

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  • Address:
    360 Pine Street
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Credo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.credosf.com
  • Email: info@credosf.com
  • Phone: (415) 693-0360
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering and delivery service is available for both lunch and dinner! Call us at 415.693.0390 for details!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Credo offers both semi-private and private dining options with tailored menus by our executive chef.

    Our private downstairs dining room offers a striking convergence of architecture, light and design that echoes the concept of the main dining room and can accommodate up to 50 seated guests. Our private event staff will help you with table configurations, menu development, A/V options and any other special requests. We work hard to ensure complete privacy for corporate meetings and social events.

    For a smaller space closer to the action, try our spectacular chef’s table adjoining our open kitchen. This semi-private room features a large communal table for eight with an insider's view into Chef Taylor's bustling kitchen.

    For information on events of 8-120 people, please contact Philip Spiegel (events@credosf.com) at (415) 857-3612.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montgomery
  • Public Transit: We are two blocks north of the Montgomery Street station - look for the Sutter/Sansome exit and walk north on Sansome two blocks. Turn left on Pine Street; we are on the north side of the street. MUNI 38, 8x, 30 & 45 bus lines all pass by or are within a block of us. The historic San Francisco cable car California line is also one block away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: After 7:00, street parking around the restaurant is ample. St. Mary's Garage is the closest 24 hour lot, and is just a block and a half from our door.
A word from Credo
At Credo, we believe that good food and good company go hand in hand. We believe in the time-honored tradition of the dinner table debate and the swirling mix of ideas that makes this country great. We believe simple things can be brilliant, like authentic, responsibly-sourced ingredients, attention to detail and gracious hospitality.

Credo's menu reflects a deep appreciation of Italian culinary traditions combined with Northern California sensibilities. Distilling robust and complex flavors from simple ingredients—including local produce, sustainable fish and imported Italian specialty items—and classic preparations, our selections are quintessentially Italian...with a distinct point of view.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a large group and were not the only large group in the restaurant at that time, yet service was still swift, attentive, personable and UNhurried. Everyone enjoyed their meals and I have to say I even ate things I know I wouldn't like but were absolutely delicious! The kitchen staff is amazing!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I am not a vegetarian, but just want to note that Credo does wonderful things with vegetables."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We sat downstairs and the noise level was drastically quieter than upstains"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The staff made us feel welcome for our early dinner. There was an interesting drink menu. Three of us had pasta, the gnocchi was the best. Pillow soft pasta and a wonderful fresh tomato sauce. I had the salted Carmel pot de creme. The roasted, Spanish peanuts were a nice touch. I will return for sure."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "it was a little over the volume for my taste. Now, I was there for a business meeting, so it may not be the best for that. However, it is ideal for a friend's hook up or dinner with a group. Lively and energetic environment!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Have begun to dine here frequently because the food is always great and the staff is always very friendly and professional. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Italian cuisine blended with a Californian touch. Try the octopus with brussels sprouts, it's excellent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was the second time to Credo. The food was great both times. However, the service this round was horrible. Our server kept disappearing or was too busy chatting with coworkers. We had to ask manager for more wine after we were almost through our meals. We were so over it by that time that we skipped dessert. Wish I remembered his name to make sure others could avoid same situation as food is really good."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Credo is a very good restaurant with a good balance of Italian food with a California balance. We were lucky to attend on night when it was not manically busy. The restaurant is not large and while pretty busy the service was attentive and appropriate. The menu is sensible with not too many options. We all ordered a different dish and all were pleased with the quality of the food. A good blend and balance of flavours was common to each. I found the wine list interesting and reasonably comprehensive with a reasonable balance of CA and Italian wines. A return visit is definitely on the cards."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Noise level to high for normal conversation. Luckily we were seated in the lower level."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Credo and it was even better than our first. The food was perfectly prepared, the service was friendly, fast, and efficient. I consider Credo to be a great find, especially since I can walk there from my home. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Louder than we expected. Difficult to carry on a conversation. Tables are very close together. Food was good but not great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is one of those places that has wonderful food, friendly staff, and tables so close to each other you can use your neighbor's salt shaker. As a result it is hard to carry out a conversation. However, the place empties out after 8:30 or 9 and is delightful at that point."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I looked around open table to find a place to eat and celebrate the very important 19th birthday of my guest. "Credo" meaning " I believe" seemed to be a good fit. This is not a place for romance! This is not a place for intimacy, this is a place to drink and eat. Shortly after seating we were greeted by our server who asked if we would like a drink, I do not drink and my guest is still 19, we said no, Well we might as well have left because is could literally see the disappointment in his face. The food was good I had the pork shoulder which was good, salty and overpriced. My guest had the salmon, he enjoyed it. I did tell them we were there to celebrate a birthday, they responded with a candle in some gelato. Sigh...."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "miss the pasta in a baked bread bowl, but other than that great as usual! thank you for staying open til 10ish!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dined here on a Saturday evening for my birthday and a girl's nite out. Pretty quiet when we got there at 6:30 for drinks but livened up by 7:30 when we sat down to order dinner. Server added a candle to my dessert. My friend brought a soecial bottle of wine to celebrate and they were very nice about it. Corkage fee was $20, about what we expected. Food was nice, moderate portions, and reasonably priced. Loved the fried asparagus app. Good ambience, not too loud, so we could have nice conversation. Would go there again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "bu nothing seriously memorable; the food was good and service as to be expected but left with no great desire to return"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The team here is fantastic! Always accommodating, and super adaptive to group get togethers (I.e. Work teams with/when people trickle in after work). Great food, but I do miss the pizza varieties. That octopus was delicious! Great bar service!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere, cuisine & service! But the NOISE level makes any conversation at table of 5 or more extremely difficult if not in the lower level room. Book few lunches of 5 or more due to this factor and would recommend more Round tables so larger parties can actually have reasonable conversation."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I loved the seasonal risotto. The texture was perfection and although the flavor was rich and buttery, it wasn't heavy. I also couldn't resist the fried asparagus."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went to Credo for the first time last Friday after reading some great reviews and had a wonderful dinner. Lots of attention to detail was evident on my plates, and the service was friendly and very efficient. Really good food and service aren't found everything, but Credo was spot. My only complaint was that there weren't just a couple more main dishes to choose from. But filet just melted in my mouth. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great little spot - great food, business policies and service, so close to the office!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Not knowing anything about Credo, I came in with a clean slate and soaked in the ambiance, the food, the energy. Loved the octopus appetizer as well as the Pork Shoulder! Yum! I also enjoyed the chocolate mousse! :) Bravo Credo...I am a believer as well as a loyal customer!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I took a group of 20 clients and it was perfect!! Outstanding service! Great daily specials."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal. The buttermilk fried asparagus was delicious as was the chopped salad and mushroom soup. Our pasta dishes were delicious with all the pasta made fresh. Great wine selection as well."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was good, but nothing to rave about. I was looking forward to the octopus starter, but it was too spicy for me. The pear and arugula salad was pretty good. The king salmon was also good, and so was the pasta dish we had, but nothing to die for. As I said, good, but nothing that especial."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "In this part of town there is alot of attention. I think they are getting better."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Went on Valentines, so perhaps this is a bit biased but I couldn't help but feel pressured by wait staff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I wanted a quiet Financial District restaurant with excellent food for lunch with a client. Credo has a downstairs room that was ideal. Good menu and consistently excellent food. And charitably inclined owners!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great spot for lunch in the Financial District. Busy, noisy, good vibe--not stuffy. Had an excellent chopped salad. Still thinking about it a day later! Attentive service but not over the top."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I meet a friend for lunch. We both had salad. I had the ceaser with chicken, she had chopped salad. Both were excellent. It's more than I would spend on lunch normally, but great option for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! I had scallops and pork belly on risotto and it was perfectly cooked. The fried asparagus appetizer was tasty and not at all oily. The best part was the octopus and brussels sprout appetizer...this is the only way I'll eat octopus! Friendly and attentive service, too."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Credo is one of our go-to restaurants after work hours in FiDi (and I understand they run a vibrant lunch service as well). Love the pastas, the octopus appetizer, their wine selection and mixed drinks at the bar. Great service, good vibes... and a downstairs space for groups..."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Nice place Interesting decor Friendly--busy service Good to excellent food But too noisy for most conversations Not recommended if over 60"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I saw Credo listed in Open table for lunch and the reviews convinced us to try it. They were right. Our waiter was fun and engaging which set the mood right away. The food was fresh and delicious! Especially the chop salad. The Pizzas were hot and delicious. Definitely would go again."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Credo did a great job accommodating 11 of us for dinner off the regular menu. Great service and food!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "What a fantastic find! Great food. Definitely order the cauliflower appetizer. One of the best items on the menu. Great ambiance and easy parking in the financial district."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Credo's food is delicious but not overly priced (for SF). I love the pasta dishes. Our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Amazing butternut squash ravioli with brown butter, toasted hazel nuts, and pomegranate seeds. Could have used a little more.acid on the plate, but mighty fine."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great menu, attentive servers, fun cocktail menu and full selection of wine by the glass. Don't miss the ricotta gnocchi if available. My regular go-to spot when in town."
    Dined on 1/30/2014