Credo
Credo

Credo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.credosf.com/
  • Phone: 4156930360
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef:
  • 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: 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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Credo reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)great for lunch (45)good for groups (42)neighborhood gem (41)notable wine list (22)hot spot (22)special occasion (16)vibrant bar scene (13)romantic (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Get What You Pay For
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Exceeded expectations in every dimension for our party of seven celebrating daughter's 21st birthday. Tight operation. Classy joint. Solid, friendly service. Exquisite dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Jujubear
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great menu choices. Server had perfect timing not hovering, that drives me nuts but always there when we needed him. Scallops were perfect, spinach salad was crazy good and don't forget the creme brule and chocolate tart, Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmmFood
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had reservations for a business lunch. We showed up on time and table wasn't ready. Waited about 5 minutes. Noise level on the high side for conversations. Portions were modest and food was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for business meetings
    gogojaime
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a business meeting with a vendor and property manager - service was spot on even with a very picky person at the table who first wanted no blue cheese, then blue cheese on the side, then give my blue cheese to the other person. The server never missed a beat and was accommodating throughout the entire confusion. Service remained excellent throughout the service and entrees were all very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not Excellent
    RubyTuesday
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went there after work, food is okay - nothing stand out. little pricy. Drink is pretty expensive and happy hour ends at 6 pm which is really hard to make.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food, friendly service
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always enjoy eating at this nearby restaurant. Credo has a great staff and the kitchen consistently puts out great food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service
    Nilla
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food and service were excellent, but the noise level made it hard to have a meaningful conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch review
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food was decent, but service needs improvement. We requested to split the salad, but it arrived non-split. When we sent it back to the kitchen, the waiter claimed the chef couldn't do it...really. We have not been any restaurant that could not split a salad, let alone when you asked for it the second time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!
    2Gypsies
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We found Credo due to reviews on Open Table and were not disappointed. Our server, Jake, was wonderful - knowledgeable and helpful. Although he was doing double duty as bartender, our service didn't suffer. It would seem that everyone working in the restaurant worked together to clear plates and serve food. The chef shops the local Farmers' Market so the dishes are seasonal and extremely fresh. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Everything was delicious. Our one comment would be that the entrees were a little heavily salted, so on future visits we would ask for a lighter hand with the salt. This is a small venue; reservations are recommended as it was busy. The noise level was quite high. We will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a King
    HappyRegular
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The staff were amazingly attentive and friendly, giving my husband due deference for his birthday. And the food! The chefs are geniuses. We shared the pork and ricotta meatballs appetizer, which was just enough of an amuse bouch between the two of us. I had the roasted beet soup, which really did not taste like beets. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, I suppose. Still, it was delicious. They do wonderful things with stone fruit here. My husband had some on his salad and I had it as a side dish on my porchetta, every bite of which was amazing. One thing that will probably never change: Don't expect a quiet romantic evening. The atmosphere is more along the lines of a bistro or pub, fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food with mediocre service
    FoodYServiceN
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Credo is a decent place for a business dinner downtown. The food will satisfy the foodies in the crowd and the drink menu is sufficient. I love the quotes on the walls and the audio track in the bathroom. Nice character. Our recent business experience was dampened by having the first two bottles of wine we ordered turn up "unavailable" 5 minutes later, including a Rombauer that we were told we had ordered "the last bottle". What a tease! The gap between apps and dinner was also 10 minutes too long. Fortunately everyone enjoyed the food when it arrived. My out of town guests were satisfied, but as a local I was a bit disappointed by the service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food...good Price
    JacobVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Honestly, I was surprised to find an affordable gem open late in the Financial District, but the food was great and the service was wonderful. I would definitely go back and recommend it as a casual/affordable Italian option!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a business dinner
    Beth
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Two colleagues and I had a great dinner here after a business meeting. We enjoyed every course from the drinks and appetizers through to the dessert. The service was great, and the atmosphere was not too loud to enjoy our conversation. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Dinner
    vetville
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Credo is located in the financial district, and the demographic tends to be older and business. But that's fine since the ambiance is really pretty and the octopus appetizer is delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, smiling service
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Credo has lately become one of the favorite go-to places when I don't want to walk too far to get a good meal in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Friday evening I had one the best filet mignons I've ever tasted, prepared to perfection. And the service is always snappy and polite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for an early dinner
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I had to catch an early evening flight and wanted to catch an early dinner before taking off to the airport. Credo is one of the few quality restaurants in the financial district that could accommodate a 4pm dinner reservation. Despite the early time, the food was excellent and service outstanding. We will be back on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and service was great. I like the unique blends of veggies, fruits and grains.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey by the door
    2DineOut
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nice decor but the table arrangements near the door was a bit awkward. The hostess station placement seemed contrived (an afterthought maybe). To be fair we were asked if we would like to move to another table when we first sat down. (They know their seating is a problem?) The food was very good but a bit on the high side price-wise compared to others at this same Chef-level. Our salad appetizer was beautifully plated as was my meal. My guest's plate however lacked in this area...it was just sort of sloppy. The taste was very-good all around. Great selections of wine. It will be awhile before we get back to this place (not a knock really, there are just so many other places to visit before revisiting here).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I believe!
    Someone2CountOnVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My work colleagues and I had dinner at Credo. The noise level was rather exuberant, which made talking amongst ourselves a little challenging. The noise level did quiet down after a large nearby party left. The space is very open which lends itself to be a little on the louder side. The food was amazing! We started off with duroc pork & ricotta meatballs served on polenta with romano cheese. We also shared burata cheese with honey and sea salt served with crostini. The server recognize we had more people than crostini and without asking, gave us more. Every dish that was ordered was tasteful and fully consumed! The beer, wine and port selections were varied enough to accommodate our party of 7. Great place to go and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service, Good Food
    lafayetteDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Easy to get an early reservation at this wonderful place. Service was great and the food was too. We will keep this place on our 'a place to go back to list'.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    SpecificaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The place was noisy but the service was fairly good and they must be saving a ton of money on their fresh produce bill. The heirloom tomato and mozzarella plate consisted of one small tomato cut into five or six pieces. It's tomato season for heavens sake! My fig pizza special of the day was mostly just dry crust. Our table of four received five crostini with the honeyed cheese appetizer and were unable to get any more and ended up eating forkfuls of the cheese alone. They skimped in all the wrong places. Pasta was fine so maybe I just shouldn't have ordered the pizza.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A notable quotable lunch!!!
    appetizersizer13
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A great place for lunch!!! The menu is interesting and the food is delicious...portions are good for a person like me who has a discerning palate and a small stomach!!! I would highly recommend it to friends and business associates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for groups!
    Lolo6
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Friendly staff set our big group up and was extremely courteous on the phone. Octopus appetizer was yummy and summer sole special was fabulous. Plus, they are involved in supporting a local charity. Definitely withh be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    AlwaysSofia
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The location is perfect. It doesn't get too noisy or crowded. The food is delicious and the staff is quick, friendly, and knowledgeable. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    EatmorefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Simple place, very delicious natural Italian food. Little loud but otherwise a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food | Service Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Credo is a well positioned restaurant in heart of Financial District -close to Bart, Ferry, buses - a lot going for it - decent food but servers who could use some additional training & "customer service" pills. We had a gluten free diner (my boss - as in the guy who's picking up the check for our table of 10) & I tried my best to work w/our server to identify gluten free menu items (he was more interested in getting us to order drinks, appys early than "listening" to our needs). There were 2 people at our table who requested "room temperature" water (I was one of them) we did receive our water, however, we did not receive refills from our server NOR a table floater bus boy type individuals UNTIL we called them over. Food YES/ Service NO
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, great service, great overall experience. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and 3 children really enjoyed our dinner. The walls and back of menu were good conversation pieces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, but good food
    FalconVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    the food and service were excellent, but the restaurant is very noisy. Tables are too small because the plate sizes are large. The walls are covered with interesting quotes from famous people. Overall an enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in San Francisco
    naparoseVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Very good, well prepared, and well presented menu. Acoustics are poor and it's noisy. Food and service certainly compensate for the noise level. It is very convenient and within walking distance and from San Francisco Opera and symphony hall. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at Credo
    theatergoer
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time at Credo for lunch. My friend and I split the "special" pizza. It was one of the best pizzas I've ever had! Perfect crust, very fresh toppings - just delicious. We also each had a salad, both of which were excellent. Each of us also tried one of their non-alcoholic beverages - I had the raspberry, thyme lime soda and my friend had the lemonade. Both were very refreshing. I would definitely recommend Credo for a business lunch or just a casual lunch with friends. The service was also very good - attentive but not hovering. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food is really good but it's a shame the acoustics aren't better. We arrived just after 7pm and I could barely hear the person sitting across from me and felt like I needed to yell to be heard. We also waited quite a bit for our waiter to take our order which was frustrating. I would go there again but might try a different time to see if the noise issues are bit better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food was good. Very nice atmosphere, but a little loud. Service was ok, but our waiter forgot about us at the end. Luckily we didn't want dessert anyway.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VHung08VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I've always loved Credo. Their Kicking Mule is also amazing. I come here for the Paparadelle all the time, and it's never let me down =) A bit on the al dente side but nothing I can't handle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Iceman
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I went to Credo with clients and two things come to mind: (1) the reviews are spot on and (2) the décor is really interesting. This restaurant is in a premier location if you are walking, is open, airy and has wonderful quotes on the wall At the risk of sounding like a miser, I just think that a menu where the lease expensive glass of wine is $11 is a bit much. The food was pretty good. I started with the kale salad which I really enjoyed because is demonstrated the chef’s imagination by allowing the bitter kale to come through with a zesty fruity sauce. The strozzapreti with braised beef ragu and parmesan would earn a rating of excellent it they had given me more and the beef Carpaccio with arugula and capers was an outstanding starter.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Temple
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Touring the city and found Credo. Great food, extremely focused on service and nice decor. Try the squash app - fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise Level
    Diner1
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Due to the high ceilings and cement floors the noise level gets so loud it's a place best for casual dining, not conducive for business discussions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • portion size
    chickenface
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Lunch portions were on the small side. Would like to see a more substantial serving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Fabu" - fabulous
    Dang
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Had a few pricey cocktails but, meals were extremely reasonable and quite delicious! I'm going again and will take a few folks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food!
    cmerrell37VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I really loved the salad with cherries on it (I think they were cherries). Lots of flavor without weighing down the starter. I also enjoyed the corn pizza. The carmelized onions are perfection and whatever the baked into the pizza crust was so delicious. I always like the food at Credo, but it is so noisy. It's hard to have a conversation there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic