Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill
Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill

Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 4159137163x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: T-F 11:30am-3:00pm

    Dinner: M-Sa 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Gilberth Cab
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: We will be providing with catering based on your catering needs. We would need about a week in advance to know what it is that you would like us to provide the customer with.
  • Special Events: We Now offer a dine with a wine maker event every 3rd thursday of the month. It will consist a 4 course pre-set meal along with a glass of wine per course. We can gladly accommodate our courses to our vegetarians. To find out more information about this event please contact Julia @ 415-425-1350
    or email all questions to juliarivera84@aol.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd Street
  • Public Transit: The following public transportation will take you to this location:

    22- Fillmore
    48
    T-line
    Caltrain
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of street parking at night.

    During the day it can be difficult. There will be metered parking soon.
A word from Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill
We offer a Latin fusion cuisine with some influences from Spain and the Caribbean. All of our food source are from local butcher,farms,and seafood providers. We pride ourselves in delivering the most out of our meals. Are recipes are from house ancestors to your table. Come and join us for a flavorful experience!!!!
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Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (7)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good wine list with many South American selections. Very creative and interesting combinations in each dish. Alligator, duck, pork, beef and fish choices. Most with a bit of kick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hjoansVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Wonderful brussel sprouts, calamari and liver appetizer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoping for better next time
    ChazVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I was very excited to try this place in Dogpatch which seems to be looking to follow the Mission's lead with great local restaurants. Having to wait 20 minutes just for water and menus' is very frustrating and even more so given the place was only about half full. Disinterested looking waiters and people at the bar that looked like they worked there and never left the seat the entire time we were there. The food goes a long way making up for the bad service but I would liked to have another drink and something else but there are too many good options around the corner and down the street to waste time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Tapas.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Good tapas to snack on. Decent wine. Not very crowded on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood find
    LizLemonVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I've eaten at Gilbreth's 4 or 5 times in the past 9 months. Every meal has been outstanding; and all in the various groups who have been with me have agreed. A real find with exceptional price/value ratio. The Brussels Sprouts and Ceviche are unbelievable. Last time I ordered the Cubano sandwich—melt in your mouth good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Dogpatch
    Xenophon
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    A thoughtful menu full of creative, delicious dishes, good service, reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    stitchdaddy1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We made a last minute reservation for 4. We arrived on time and were seated promptly. The grilled Brussels sprouts and empanadas were AWESOME! I discovered I don't like elk with the elk sliders. Very game-y. The carnitas Cubano was delicious and so was my partner's roast chicken with PERFECT French fries. We ended with tres leches cake and cinnamon jalapeño chocolate pudding. Overall, a terrific dinner!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We attended a gallery opening in Dogpatch, a neighborhood not on our radar. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food, the professional service and the hipness of this place. A great spot for good eats, friendly service and feeling alive with the spirit of San Francisco. Food wise, we loved the brussel sprouts, crispy yucca, and pork dishes...I suspect everything on the menu would be well executed considering the quality of the food we did indeed sample. Also, the dessert was great too...some kind of cake with a burnt caramel and strawberries...wonderful!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs work
    ReliableVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I really wanted to like this place. The space is good, it adds to a developing neighborhood, and the menu sounded interesting. Unfortunately the food came up short. We shared the sprouts, which were good. After that we had the duck and the ribs. I didn't try the duck but heard it was just o.k. My ribs were marginal. They needed to be cooked low and slow for tenderness. Instead, they had a chewy texture and were covered with sauce that could have come out of a Kraft bottle. Add that to some overpriced wine, and the result was underwhelming. Looking around the crowd, ⅓ may have been locals and ⅔ were older food tourists. If they don't improve the food quickly the tourists will be gone and this place is going to die.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill reviews archive.
  • A great option
    JP8itall
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A friend and I had tickets to a show and decided to have dinner here beforehand. We got there when it opened and thus it was very quiet and allowed us to converse easily. The food was fantastic, as was the service. The Horchata was amazing - it had an aftertaste that was just as pleasant as the drink itself. If you are into trying more exotic foods, this place does deliver on that, but also has great options for anyone who is less adventurous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great at any time of the day/night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We've been to Gilberth's multiple times including breakfast and haven't been disappointed yet. A very creative chef who develops variations of classic Mexican cuisine with intelligence and taste. For instance, his duck carnitas presents you with such new flavors but with the traditional execution......not to be missed. Of all things......elk sliders! Delicious and tender. Not enough time or space to go into the entire menu but for a very special treat give them a try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Latin Fusion Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Went on Saturday night where it was unusually quiet in Dogpatch. More refined than Hard Knox Cafe across the street and quieter than Serpentine (since it doesn't have a cocktail scene). Great small plates. Some of the best brussel sprouts I ever had (I hate Brussels sprouts normally). Large plates were good but not great. Horchata was a little sweet but the blue corn drnk was fabulous. Good wine list and wine by the glass. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three Friends Unite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Three old friends came together to Dine- we came in missing each other very much, and we left full and very content. This restaurant is a neighborhood gym. While it is quiet and reserved, the food is not. Bold and creative, it brought us back to Carribean surf trips and dancing the night away (if only in our mouths).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fabulous Little Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food at this superb small restaurant is the finest we've discovered in some time. It's approach to fusion cooking is excellent in its selection and execution. And the dessert item Natilla, a citrus tinged custard was beyond excellent. We intend to become regulars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kind of a let down.
    Nilu
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our 8 pm reservations were not held, we did not get a table but had to sit at a communal table. The service was very impersonal, very little attention was given to us. The food was good but everything could have been a little better...for example, everything needed more seasoning. And no sauce, salsa or salt/pepper was offered...hard to get attention from the server so we just ate the semi bland food and got out. This place could be SO good if a bit more attention was paid to the service and food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautiful meal
    Betsy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. Everything we ate was really amazing. It was my birthday and it was the perfect, special birthday dinner. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    hauterouteVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the food---it has noticeably improved since the only other time we ate here. However, the service was quite poor and we will not likely return. It was painfully, ridiculously slow as there we only 2 servers for the entire dining area. And, they often were simply chatting away behind the bar rather than proactively serving. We waited 10 minutes after being seated just to get a drink request in. No discussion of menu items. No friendly greeting when we arrived. Service is clearly not a priority here, unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time there
    chompchomp
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Was in search of a new restaurant in a new part of town and based on open table and yelp, we went to Gilberth's. It is off 3rd and 20th in Dogpatch. ast. to the restaurant. The place is smaller than I expected but it looked very clean. There was a family seated and we walked in with two other reservations. We were sat right away (we were 30 mins early for our reservation) The waitstaff is friendly and attentive. The menu was different than what was listed online; I wanted to try the 'Elote" but it was not on the menu, seasonal perhaps? We shared: Lechuga Asada Empanadillas de Jabalí Carne a la parilla Everything was excellent, very flavorful. We really enjoyed our meal. The Carne was so good! If you can, check this place out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    GeneO
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Cerviche - an explosion of flavors in well balanced heat Baby Backed Ribs - meaty, non fatty, tasty & satisfying
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food a disappointment
    joroclo
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We were really looking forward to what promised to be an out of the way "find". The food was a disappointment. The service very nice, and the ambience nice enough for that "industrial" style.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was going to a performance
    PerformanceGoer
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Was going to a performance at Z Space. Dogpatch seemed like the perfect neighborhood for dinner beforehand, and found Gilberth's. Very satisfied with space, service, and food. We had two starters, two main dishes, and the churritos for dessert. All was good to great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but bad slow service
    CassSF
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    The food was all very tasty (I highly recommend the ceviche), but the service was poor. We put in our order for appetizers, got the starters and had to wait at least another 45 minutes before we could grab our server's attention to place our meal orders. The food took another 45 minutes and it was a very slow trickle for our party of 12 to receive their entrees. The youngest, my 12 year old cousin, literally never got her food. Someone finally came out to explain that they were out of the rotisserie chicken she had ordered, and if she wanted to order another entrée it would take another 45 minutes to prepare so we ended up donating food from other plates for her. Not a good place for large parties or if you're in a hurry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dogpatch Option
    JoleneVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    This is my third time to Gilberth's and the service has improved dramatically. The food has been consistently good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • probably will not go back
    SausalitoVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    This is a small place in Dog Patch that I wanted to like. The online menu is much more interesting than the actual menu on the night I was there. The very limited wine by the glass selection wasn't to my liking and I probably should have had a beer instead. The ribs were good but you can get ribs at a lot of places.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue corn polenta was the best ever
    kabita
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    The blue corn polenta that my friend ordered was the best we'd ever tasted! Alligator ceviche, roast chicken and sweet potato fries, gnocchi were really good too. I will definitely return and recommend the place to friends, for the care with which the food was prepared and assembled. The awesome palette of colours that the sauces added was as pleasing as the taste of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNDERrated!! (not for long...)
    yumsinsf
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    This is such a great find - great food, very friendly and attentive service and such a delightful experience overall. We have had two extremely positive experiences here and we'll be back! Great take on Latin classics with some delicious twists. Happy it's still a hidden gem so we can always get in when we'd like, but love them too much not to spread the word...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was tasty. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Everything was tasty. We ordered the brussel sprouts, empanadas, ceviche and the pollo main dish. We had an 8pm reservation on Sat and were seated right away. They were one wait person short so service was so-so and hard to get someone's attention. But overall a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grillicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Very delicious food. The menu is very exotic, and it may intimidate people. However, the flavors and quality of the food is scrumptious and worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu is eclectic, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    The menu is eclectic, the staff incredibly helpful and warm, and the food DIVINE. We absolutely loved this place! The brussels sprouts, which I don't even like normally, were absolutely amazing--I'd go back just for them! The sangria was delightful, and the blood orange sorbet for dessert was equally wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The portion size is very small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    The portion size is very small for the price they charge but most of the item we had were very good. The fish is excellent but quite small. The lamb tongue was delicious as well as the brussel sprouts. The polenta is terrible. The burger looked good but how exciting can a burger be?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed our experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Really enjoyed our experience. We had only small plates but are looking forward to having the entrees and dessert next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entree was served 2 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Entree was served 2 minutes after appetizers, but wouldn't fit on the table so had to be placed under a heat lamp. Food was okay, but ambiance was great for chatting over wine with a close friend. Really nice lighting. Very personable friendly staff. Will definitely go again but not with a food snob. Nice wine suggestions. Very reasonable prices and interesting dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Excellent, trendy-but-not-obnoxious, neighborhood eatery that maanges to be upscale without being pricey or pretentious. A perfect addition to the ever-expanding Dogpatch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Awesome food and wonderful atmosphere. We came with a little kid and the staff was very friendly. We can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They managed to make roast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    They managed to make roast chicken breast JUICY and tender. A rare find in America! And the music was great :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It feels like Gilberth's is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    It feels like Gilberth's is still working out the kinks - some items like the brussels sprouts were a revelation, but others were just OK. The staff definitely went the extra mile and the owner treated us to 2 glasses of vino verde on the house when the table wasn't quite ready even though the reason it wasn't ready was that we'd arrived early. It is a fun, industrial space that is a bit cold but very cosmopolitan. I'm looking forward to a second visit in a little bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such delicious and different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Such delicious and different food. The service was so friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After reading the comments,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    After reading the comments, I decided to give Gilberths a try. I was looking forward to trying some exotic meats this weekend. We were a group of 6, which made it easy to try a lot of the menu items. For appetizers, we tried the wild boar empanadas, the lima beans, the lamb lengua and the grilled brussel sprouts. They were all excellent. The grilled salad and the Nopalito salad over arugula was also good. The differerent entrees all came with different starches. Yucca, plantains, potatoes and rice. the lamb special had a spicy cilantro rice. the steak had a sharp swiss chard with a lime dressing.the roast chicken was moist and came with mofongo. The desserts were the weakest link, somewhat heavy on the cinnamon. Definitely a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We live in the neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We live in the neighborhood and have been frequenting Gilbreth's recently. It is a small neighborhood spot and we are always pleased by the service and our meals. The Latin/South American inspired menu always has a few dishes made with local ingredients, including meats from Olivier's around the corner and ice cream from Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous down the block. It is a truly great spot to sit and enjoy time with friends, or a loved one and have a great meal. The service is attentive, but not the fastest meal you could have. I don't recommend stopping in for a "quick bite to eat". Instead, relax, have a nice glass of wine and something new off the menu and slow down a bit, nothing wrong with that! Oh and try the brussels sprouts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood spot
    TeamDD
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Our party of 9 thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The service was prompt, courteous and friendly and the food was outstanding. The burger was one of the best in town, rotisserie chicken YUM, ribs oh my and the roasted pork w/ mofongo heavenly. The dipping sauces too. I highly recommend for anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate