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Globe
Globe
  • Address:
    290 Pacific Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Neighborhood:
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $31 to $50

Globe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.globerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (415) 391-4132
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Tallent
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battery
  • Public Transit: The Montgomery and Embarcadero Muni & BART stations are about 10 blocks from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available, as well as a paid lot on the corner Sansome and Pacific.
A word from Globe
Globe offers casual fine dining with no attitude.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Cold appetizers, chipped wine glass, raw potatoes. This was a very disappointing meal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Joseph and his crew do a great job all around. Quality menu, quality products very well prepared. The short menu has something for everyone and the wine list is very well thought out. The bar serves great drinks. I is an undiscovered gem."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Though a limited menu, I always choose the ribeye to share and it doesn't disappoint me in quality or quantity. I also tried the mussels this time around and although a little too spicy for my blood, perfectly cleaned and prepared since other places seem to always have sand in the dish."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I've been to the Globe a couple of times over the years, but not in years. It happened to be very quiet when we arrived at 11:30, but then a few folks came in. I thought that the service was nonexistent. She was just dialing it in and essentially didn't interact at all. The pizza was okay and the salad was fine. I wish SF had more choices for later dining. Would return because sometimes you need a place to go later but I feel like they could try a little harder."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time here, although it was my first time when it just opened and wasn't crowded. We shared the ribeye and duck confit, which was a little overcooked. Definitely worth it to share the ribeye as we had enough for a third person."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I've been to Globe in its prime and was SHOCKED at how low it has sunk. The place was only 20% full in prime lunch hour and I soon understood why. The food was awful, really and truly dead, the service was only slightly warmer, the physical space funereal. Avoid at all costs."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "went in on a friday night at 8:15pm, there were only 3 other tables there and a few other came in later and sat at the bar. food was eh to say the least. this not the place it used to be. granted, i haven't been here since the first years it has been open."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have been coming here forever! Steak for 2 is the best in SF. Just came with a group of 5 & we had a wonderful time. Food always great! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We had good service, and the food was good. We wanted to be close to the Eureka Theatre for a performance, so Globe was handy. One criticism, we asked that the lamb be prepared 'medium rare', and it was really, really rare, and had to send it back, whereupon it was a little too done. Tasty though. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The frisee salad cannot be missed. Perfect for late night dining. The lighting makes for great ambiance. Service was good, although it could have been a bit tighter since the restaurant was not busy at the time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Globe is a real gem. Great food and service at very reasonable prices. Small menu with everything done to perfection. Couldn't ask for anything better. And walking distance from our apartment."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "excellent food in a cold, dark and extremely loud atmosphere. Hard chairs and pounding music make you want to leave even though the food is great and creative."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Searching for a restaurant open early in this neighborhood on the weekend took a little time, but Globe proved to be a good choice. Each individual in the party of five (foodies all) enjoyed the meal they ordered. The service was prompt, friendly and properly attentive and the food was reasonably priced and delicious. The restaurant offers tables distanced from each other, lending privacy to conversations and the bare brick walls and low lighting works well to create a pleasant ambiance."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I wanted to like Globe, but had mixed experiences. The service was lacking- I had an early reservation but waited in a mostly enpty restaurant for ten minutes before even getting water. The roasted treviso salad was interesting, but not easy to eat. The sea bass itself was only so so, but the setup with mushrooms and farro was quite delicious. Overall, the poor service throughout the meal left me with a negative opinion that overshadowed the food."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We ate at Globe on New Years Eve and had such exquisite food and the best possible service, I am still impressed by it 2 months later as I think back on it. Really one of the best meals in my memory, and I go to a lot of nice places. Above all, the waiter and the hostess were so genial and attentive, and unpretentious, it really added to the pleasure of the meal. Kudos."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were very impressed with their food quality and taste. There were 2 other families with small children so it seems like a neighbor hood restaurant though it is located in the financial district. It was Sunday night. We recommend anyone to try it."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We've eaten at the Globe several times before, but we were very disappointed this time that they were so wildly understaffed. No matre d' , no bartender, and only one waiter, who had to take the place of at least two waiters, plus having to greet and seat and pour drinks and wine. Needless to day, our lunch took a very long time. We were surprised that the kitchen wasn't quicker, but perhaps they timed themselves to the speed of the waiter. We thought that we'd be in and out in an hour or so, and instead we had to wolf down our late-arriving mains and barely got out in an hour and three-quarters. Management needs to pay much more attention to staffing."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We're were the first ones to arrive to the restaurant and got seated right away. As the minutes ticked by, the restaurant got busier. What surprised us was that there was only one person who did the hosting, order taking and seating for the whole restaurant. The 2nd server did not arrive until 1/2 hour later when the restaurant was packed. That was my only pet peeve but the food and presentation was absolutely wonderful."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "When we arrived for our Fri night reservation, there was a crowd of people waiting to be seated. The maitre d was running around in a panic, and begged us to "wait 10 minutes and I'll get you a good table, I promise. Please!" One of the waitresses was volubly stressed out. I'm not sure if is their normal M.O. or if they were understaffed, but it wasn't a calm scene. BUT, once seated, the service was surprisingly pleasant and attentive. And the food was VERY good. Noise level at times was deafening, a big minus. Also, we were not far from the door, which wouldn't close completely. It was cold out and windy, so we kept getting blasted by cold air and had to keep getting up to close the door. A very mixed experience! Don't think we'll go back."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had the rib eye to share and split the persimmon salad. No complaints here about the food and drink. Overall the service was a bit slow, we sat down at 7 and left around 9pm and it was just the 2 of us on a Thursday night."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "my first time at GLobe and I'll be back. Great food and good wine selection. The staff was very welcoming and attentive. We were amazed at the fantastic creations coming from such a small kitchen area. Impressive! We were there on a Saturday night and it was quiet, which added to the enjoyment."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The globe used to be a great restaurant, one that chefs used to go to after their shifts. Unfortunately it's really gone down hill. The service was very slow- i was there when the restaurant opened and it took 20 minutes to get a waiter to stick around long enough to order. When the food arrived it was mediocre."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "First, I called minutes before my reservation to explain I would be about 15-20 min. delayed. They were perfectly nice and agreeable over the phone, not hassling me in the slightest. We had a couple people check-in on us about any questions, or about ordering wine. They seemed just happy to have us there, and didn't "rush" us in the least. My friend and I wanted to order a salad for each of us, and split an entree-- that didn't seem to bother them (sometimes places get snippy when you want to split a main dinner)-- the waiter even offered to have the chef split the item onto 2 plates, so we didn't have to hack into it and do something awkward at the table. That meant a lot. The food, salad, and wine were all top notch."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Lovely menu, fish was excellent. Noise level makes conversations difficult"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Small selection, especially for vegetarians, but the quality of the food more than makes up for the lack of choices. It does tend to get a bit noisy later in the evening, so head to dinner early if you're looking for a more relaxed dining atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Lovely food. Created a butternut quash purée was inspiring."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "While the food is very nice, the bar near the entrance was dominated by a rowdy group that would not be expected in an upscale bistro or restaurant, and the bar scene totally dominated the nearly empty restauant."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We've been coming to Globe for the last 10 years and are never disappointed... I think that is enough said... but I can also add that seasonal pizza with oyster mushrooms was exceptional this time. thank you!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had not been here in years even though we'd always like this place. It did not disappoint & I look forward to our next visit. Trust me it will be soon!!!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I had heard the restaurant wasn't what it used to be .... But not sure why. Our food was outstanding, service was polite and attentive..."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "My husband and I would come to this restaurant all the time after it opened. It was the perfect place to get a meal late at night (he's a chef) and the food was always terrific. We have since moved to NYC & I was back for a visit & organized a girls dinner. We went for dinner and it was just as terrific as I remember! Wish this was in NYC!!"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "the restaurant was not full yet it was impossible to hear one another across our table. very unpleasant. Service was OK certainly not friendly or wonderlng how our meal was. We could not decide what was missing in this dining experience but we would not return. Food was good but not generous."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "I've been going to Globe for 15 years. The food was always surprising and generous in portion. Service attentive. Ambiance warm and welcoming. Not anymore. They ripped out the comfy banquettes and substituted horribly stuff, faux zebra-wood chairs. Awful. Ugly. Uncomfortable. The portions were not generous. There were no specials on the menu. We had one server, than another; couldn't ever really know who was the REAL server. To cap it off, it was a birthday celebration and we gave our credit card to one of the servers BEFORE meal's end, to avoid the awkward "fighting for the check" at end of dinner. But, then, one of our servers came and presented the check at meal's end, precisely as we did NOT want them to do. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "I had been meaning to check out the Globe forever, and I was ready to give it the benefit of the doubt but every single bite was categorically awful, from the lardon salad that was a bowl of underdressed frisee with chunks of tasteless lardon (so much so that I actually left lardon uneaten (!)) to the incredibly salty smoked pork shoulder to the very poor wines-by-the-glass selection. My friend who suggested we go there is still apologizing to me but given that his salad and entree were also not-good, I think he's suffered enough. This may have been the most disappointing meal I've ever had in my nearly 20 years in SF. Perhaps they bring their A game for the late night crowd but I'm betting I'd get a better meal at Grubstake. Srlsly."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "Loved being able to find a place like this late at night. The food was amazing, but it took forever to come out after we ordered it. Overall, very pleased and will come back."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "I have yet to have anything less than a stellar meal at Globe. It's a special place, and perfect for a quiet night, good cocktails, good conversation, and sublime food."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "Haven't been to Globe in years but I'm glad it's still a pleaser. The food was simple and straight forward but still solid. A great place to come to after work for a date, or a quiet(er) dinner. Went here before our concert at America's Cup Pavilion. Our servers were great."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "We went here for a business dinner. Really pleasant surprise. Food was awesome. Fun atmosphere. I will definitely be back for fun."
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "The Globe is a nice place for lunch in the San Francisco Financial district. The menu is not extensive but has some nice choices of fresh pasta, fish and salads. The prices are reasonable as well. Would recommend the Globe!"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Haven't been to the Globe for several years, but it was perfect for friends and conversation on a week night. Not too crowded - I remember it being packed - good food and perfect ambiance for conversation."
    Dined on 9/5/2013