Frascati
Frascati

Frascati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frascatisf.com/
  • Phone: 4159281406
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Pawlik
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available upon request. They are able to meet your needs for parties up to 100 people.
  • Entertainment: Outdoor dining (weather permitting).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green Street
  • Public Transit: Hyde & Powell Cable Car line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private lot also available.
A word from Frascati
Frascati is a charming Russian Hill neighborhood bistro featuring rustic Mediterranean-influenced cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Frascati reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (90)fit for foodies (67)special occasion (59)romantic (58)notable wine list (36)scenic view (16)hot spot (12)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Welchman
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food but we felt pressed to eat fast by server as if they over booked and needed us to hurry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We lived in SF years ago, and were back visiting friends. As foodies with kids, we were concerned about finding the right balance. We were extremely impressed with the staff and the food. Every dish was prepared perfectly. They even did a half portion for the kids. Very classy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBLLVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We took out of town guests there for dinner and we all had great time. Food, wine very good. Noisy but expected. One of our city favorites.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find!
    Hass1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was superb. Staff was nice once we got in. Had a 5:30 dinner. Came at 5:15 and they made us sit outside until 5:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint with big flavors!
    HonestChef
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ambiance was romantic; Loved the seasonal menu; food was delicious and fresh; would have liked a larger fish selection;
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Restaurant in Russian Hill
    CR89
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great restaurant with wonderful owners, attentive staff, and awesome food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    PoachedEggs
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was our first time at Frascati. The service was helpful and warm without being intrusive, which we really liked. The Gnocchi, pork chop, duck and panna cotta-- all amazing. The ambience has an overall homey vibe. The food is outstanding and also has a very comforting feel about it. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poppie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Fantastic! Most enjoyable. Great ambience and service. Food is divine. Really felt part of the neighbourhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    livnlargeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We happened to be walking by on our way to the cable car stop and liked the look of this corner neighborhood restaurant. So happy we did! Our family of 4 including a 10 and 13 yr old really enjoyed our meal. The fig appetizer and cheese plate were a perfect way to start our dinner. Everyone enjoyed their entrees of filet, pork porterhouse and fresh pappardelle. All were delicious! The service was attentive and helpful. Would definitely go back next time we are in San Fran.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt service was so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I go here regularly and didn't feel that my special requests for my mothers birthday was noticed. Various servers served our table, really just an ok service experience. Food good same menu, done well. Just service fell short this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    BuzDinVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have walked by this place a million times and always wanted to try. Finally went there on a Monday night (not always the best night to eat out) and it was fantastic. We had a group of four that ordered the 2 - half chickens and 2 - seafood pastas which we all ate everything on our plates. The fig appetizer was so good and the burrata. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosy and enjoyable evening
    Kirkstyles
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a really super meal, the restaurant has a really nice and intimate feel to it. Food and service were great. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dses
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere. Loved the neighborhood location but in the city.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious evening
    Gigiwa
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We completely enjoyed the dining, wine and service at this small, friendly but upscale restaurant. Particularly enjoyed the fig and the lamb appetizers and panna cotta for dessert. All the entrees we tried were delicious and wine choices were lovely. The only negative was a tiny washroom-- a little tricky to maneuver in there. Would visit again though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Dinner
    ParaDox
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Couldn't ask for more--great food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Frascati is our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The food is always consistent, the staff knowledgeable and the atmosphere great... always fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and undeniably consistent
    APhillips
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We returned after 6 months and the experience remains wonderful. Great food, lively place, and service extraodinaire!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BurlpersonVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Such good food. We liked everything we had from the sardines 3 salads, 4 different entrees and tasty desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food is excellent. The service impeccable. The dessert amazing! Right off the Hyde Street Cable Car. Such a very San Francisco experience. The place all romantic movies should film there dinner scenes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    SterlingVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had such a good time Saturday night. the food was great, especially the service and the Halibut. Thank you, Sterling
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even better the second time around
    foodfollower
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We happened upon this restaurant in September 2013, and couldn't wait to go back. The service is attentive, prompt, perfect. I had a bread salad, very simple, but a wonderful combination of flavors, and a light champagne vinigarette that completed the salad perfectly. My filet mignon was butter soft, exactly to my specifications, with a berry sauce that was both sweet and just a little tart to set off the filet. My husband is in love with the risotto. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mach2VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Such a lovely dinner. We sat at the table in the window so we could watch the cable car go by. WE had the halibut, tomato salad, and bib lettuce salad. All was very good and well prepared. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming Birthday Dinner
    sffoodtimes
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I had planned a birthday dinner for my boyfriend at this restaurant. I had emailed management one and called once too. I wanted to make sure they knew that dinner that night was special. We arrived and were seated at a table next to the waiter's station- a busy area and I had asked to be put in a more quiet area. The restaurant was noisy and incredibly hot. The food was just ok, nothing popped, nothing special. It was just good food, but nothing inspired. After that, there was no special birthday message or anything like that. We were not in the mood for dessert, so we payed the bill and left. I was hoping Frascati could provide that special dinner for the two of us, but disappointingly, it did not. I will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Luvitalian
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Prompt seating very good service and not intrusive very good Italian food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food once we were allowed in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We arrived early (5:15) for a 5:30 reservation. The restaurant doesn't open until 5:30 but the doors were open, a waiter was standing in the doorway looking out and there were two empty chairs in the entrance. We asked if we could stick around and maybe sit down but we were told that we couldn't. The waiter said that they weren't ready to open and asked us to walk around the area for 15 minutes. We did, and things were fine when we got back, but that wasn't the warmest welcome I've ever had (and there was no smile either).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I go to this restaurant quite often because it's so comfortable and has such good food. You can actually have a conversation as the noise level is never a problem -- no thumping music or shrill voices. I've tried a lot of places in the neighborhood and always come back to Frascati.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    dandoug
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Service was excellent. I had a long chat with "the wine guy", Justin, before settling on the Huët Vouvray Le Mont Sec 2012. The California wine selections are a little limited, but there is a lot of depth in the European ones here. We started with the cheese plate. Then, I had the gnocchi with asparagus and peas as a first course and the pepper encrusted ahi over a bed of greens and bacon mashed fingerling potatoes for the main course. We made dessert a two course affair... Starting with a shared scoop of basil ice cream that I followed with the white and dark chocolate bread pudding topped with hazelnut ice cream which I enjoyed with a couple cups of really good decaf coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining spot
    SweetSue
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had an amazing dinner and the staff were so accommodating to us. Would definitely go back next time I am in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soulman1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Just terrific. Neighborhood feel with just right portions of wonderful, tasty offerings. Great owner and our waitress was so accommodating. Yes, go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best choice I've made
    Gerry
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My adult daughter and I were visiting San Fran for fathers day and wanted a nice restaurant for dinner. Picking through all the restaurants in San Francisco can be a challenge. I did my research through Open Table as I usually do throughout the country and decided on Frascati. The atmosphere was quaint in a fairly small dining area. Very comfortable with a staff that was wonderful. The food was extraordinary! Rich and delightful with each bit. I eat in many restaurants and can really not recall having a better meal and experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok
    LudditeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I guess I'll be the voice of dissent.... Very generous portions for price range although quality of ingredients seemed a notch lower than other spots in similar price range. Duck breast was good and well cooked but hash was dry and stringy and sauce gloppy and sweet. Steak and Pork dish others had were better. Bread salad was good although beans in it undercooked. Bread pudding dessert huge but ice cream only part I could eat more than a bite of. Apple cobbler also very large but much better. Service very good, friendly, etc... There are much better options with better quality ingredients for same price range, although slightly less hearty portions. That and given the extreme difficulty of parking makes it a once only visit for me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Honey
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food is excellent and wine list is amazing. The restaurant has such a SF feel to it with the trolleys rolling by. Very cozy and elegant at the same time. I would highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THANK YOU
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    THANK YOU to ALL at Frascati for creating an amazing evening, special-wonderful food, outstanding service which all added up to a very special San Francisco experience. I have seen your restaurant for years as I looked from the Hyde Street cable car and I wanted someday to be "inside" to experience your hospitality, atmosphere and cuisine. Finally, last Friday evening we finally made it to your establishment and were overwhelmed by your hospitality, service and special Mediterranean dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old favorite
    GoneNorth
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We hadn't been to Frascati in about 12 years. We stumbled across it looking for another restaurant, and we are sure glad we did! Good to know that the quality and friendliness of the staff is still there. The food is amazing and you can't really go wrong. The staff were awesome and helped us through the extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently
    jules
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've been to Frascati for dinner 3 times. The food is consistently well-prepared with solid dimensions of flavor and texture. My dinner guests have always been impressed. Don't miss the burrata appetizer. It's one of the reasons I keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic anniversary meal
    ADiningHall
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We were in San Francisco for our anniversary and picked here because of its great reviews. We weren't disappointed! The food was amazing and it was such a lovely setting. I told them about our special occasion when we booked and they wished us a happy anniversary and even brought out dessert with a candle in, definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Kammy
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner at Frascati. The food and service are superb. We had the chicken and rissoto. Delicious. Was celebrating our anniversary. They put a candle on our dessert. Wished they had comped it too. Street parking is difficult but you can park at a lot on Polk & Broadway ($10). Lot is 4 blocks (2 blocks uphill). Hope you are in good shape to walk.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roast Chicken
    MonetVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Anyone that can make roast chicken this spectacular you know will be a special spot. This place delivers on all fronts. Can't wait for an excuse to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    RTNB
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent overall! The duck was amazing and the deserts are something else! Try the bread pudding or the apple pie.. Can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jimkVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great local restaurant with consistently excellent food and service. Only negative is parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet