Indigo
Indigo
  • Address:
    687 McAllister St.
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Neighborhood:
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

Indigo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indigorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4156739353x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, and Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Whang
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer various party platters in addition to our ala carte menu
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer many options for private dining and receptions. Our Private Dining Room holds 14, or Wine Cellar Table holds 8, our Restaurant holds up to 80 and our Crimson Lounge is perfect for cocktail parties for 20-100 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael 415-673-9353 8883906741
  • Entertainment: Satellite Radio with 100 stations
  • Special Events: Dining in the Dark, Crimson Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gough St.
  • Public Transit: BART Civic Center Station, MUNI Bus #5
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is Street Parking on McAllister St. between Gough and Franklin, also the Performing Arts Garage at 360 Grove St.
A word from Indigo
Indigo offers an exciting California - New American menu featuring the best quality local and seasonal ingredients. Their Ten-Time Wine Spectator Award wine list offers many value oriented wines as well as hard to find gems. They also have NO Corkage Fee! The setting is warm, comfortable and elegant.
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Indigo reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)fit for foodies (44)special occasion (36)romantic (18)notable wine list (12)good for groups (7)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very helpful and accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Due to traffic issues we were running late. Called ahead to let restaurant know and of 7:30 curtain time. They held the table and staff knocked themselves out to make sure we were out the door on time. chicken breast and salmon entrees were very good - especially the salmon. Will go back when less pressed for time as I'd like to try the panna cotta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Enjoy this restaurant before the opera. We can always rely on good food and service and relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Dine for the Opera
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Have had dinner here several times when attending the opera. The food is good to excellent; the service has been mixed. However, service seems to be improving. If you are attending a concert or the opera, it is a great location for dinner. The staff works hard to get you out at the time you request even when you arrive a bit late. Indigo's is a place you can have a good enjoyable leisurely dinner, still walk to the opera, and arrive well before the overture starts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I was at Indigo about a year ago and was really disappointed at the food but this time I was really pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly restaurant fine dining
    Larissasmami
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Really enjoyed the staff here all very friendly. Food was so delicious. And setting was perfect for our anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinnerout2night
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Once again the food and service were very good! We will continue to return to this restaurant -- location, very good food, reasonable prices and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indigo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Just discovered this restaurant and we will be back. Excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant many times and had good experiences. Not the most recent time though. Swordfish was tasteless and kale was too sharp in taste. Will hope for better nest time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Opera favorite
    Vic11
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We usually go on an opera night with a group of six. Great food but I wish that the menu would change . Servicee, ambience are always consisrently good. Alwaysa favorite
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great service
    califgalVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    we were the only table dining. perhaps because it was only 6 pm on a wednesday? by the time we left at 7:15 there was just one other table occupied. our waitress was delightful and the food while not extraordinary, was good. i would return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-opera dinner.
    MaggieHeart
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There three of us ladies dining at Indigo on a Saturday night. We received a nice welcome and speedy service as we wanted to make the pre-opera talk as well as the opera. Each of us ordered the fish dishes: salmon and swordfish. All three of us enjoyed the preparations, moist and flavorful fish with seasonal and tasty vegetable accompaniments. It was perfect, satisfying and healthful. Each of us enjoyed a by the glass red, which arrived quickly at the start of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indigo merits attention
    SaraE
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We were offered a booth in the back corner (seats <6 comfortably and offers some noise protection). Range of menu choices: salmon, swordfish, chicken, pork or beef tenderloin & more, with delicious-sounding accompaniments; tempted by prix fixe dinner @$30. No corkage on 1st bottle. Opted for roast chicken w/cannellini beans & the beef tenderloin, seared, served medium rare w/flavorful creamy mashed potatoes & fresh green beans. Started w/roasted asparagus/ arugula salad & shaved parmesan. Shared the apple crostada w/dulce de leche ice cream & the dark chocolate cake w/minted strawberries & vanilla bean ice cream. The place empties before theater/opera; go sometime when you're not hurrying off; enjoy the good service and the quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good pre-opera choice
    PaloAltoVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    In the Civic Center - War Memorial neighborhood, this restaurant caters to the before-show crowd for dinners. Decor is OK not elegant, cocktails were very tasty. Food was good, well prepared and presented. Our only observation was that there were 2 waitpersons only for the entire restaurant and they were obviously stretched thin and harrassed as they ran all around the place trying to keep up. While they kept up their positive attitude, the stress level was obvious and the restaurant would be better served by adding more staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    MackVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My wife and I have enjoyed dining at Indigo for many years but on our last occasion, two nights ago, it all ended with absolutely awful service. I guess everyone's entitled to one boo-boo. Our server must have been the new kid on the block. He was definately a hipster in demeanor and language - meaning way too casual for a nice restaurant (more suited for Clown Alley). He appeared bewildered by his responsibilities and had to be asked repeatedly to perform the most routine server activities (clearing used menus, wine glasses, serving more water, clearing plates from the table - on and on). Without naming him in this review, when you dine there, ask for a table attended to by a female, thus won't be disappointed in the meal or service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab Food, Great Pre-Theater Find
    mickadoodledo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Four of us came up from the south bay looking for great food, reasonable prices and a nice wine list -- where we could get dinner before a show at the Orpheum and still easily walk to the Theater after dinner (eliminate need to re-park or take cabs). Indigo delivered. The White Corn soup was a very nice surprise. Salmon in Coconut Curry and and the Roasted Chicken with white bean & pesto salad were notable. The salad with nectarines and goat cheese was beautiful and well presented. l felt we had superior selections. Service was a tad slow; they may have been one man down. Recommend reservations. At 6:30 it started to get crowded -- with people going to 8pm shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-symphony indigo
    annajak
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was very good, comparably priced to other local good-quality restaurants. Fixed price was good. Swordfish was very good. Salad excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Noisy obnoxious group next to us made the experience difficult. No fault of the testaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; iffy service
    sfsgoers
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Friendly greeting; food is very good (definitely a reason to return); the "bus boy" should get most of the tip; he was very busy and attentive and took up the slack of 3 young women waitresses that need to pay more attention -- filling water glasses and coffee cups during our meal. They need a "leader" to remind them of their responsibilities. They seemed to be socializing during our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    In San Francisco on a Saturday night and needing a short notice dinner. Found Indigo online and had availability so booked and went along. The restaurant was very quiet with only one other table occupied. Received the usual good service and had an excellent meal for the price. Being few people it was obviously quiet which meant our conversation was easy; we don't like places where you have to shout at each other, to be heard; however a few more diners would have increased the ambience. Apparently there is a separate restaurant in the basement that is totally dark, which is accessed through Indigo....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    EastBayGalVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place is attractive and quiet, and the food above average, but service was sloppy (e.g., appetizers before drinks, bread neither offered nor delivered). Unisex bathroom was dirty and unpleasant.
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  • Brilliant!
    UncleBob
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Hadn't been to Indigo for years and had forgotten what kind of food they had. But it must have improved a lot since my last visit! I started out impressed by the relatively brief menu that contained many items that were interesting. But the FOOD was the most impressing aspect of the restaurant. I, and my three companions, were absolutely blown away! Tuna tartare was absolutely to die for! One should not be misled by the rather bleak neighborhood and external appearance of the restaurant. Oh yes, we were impressed by the low prices and the fine service. Some effort at noise reduction would be appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    SFVisitor
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a great location near to the Opera, Ballet and Symphony. We parked right on the street in front. It was a Thursday night and it was rather quiet which was nice. We had never been to Indigo before. The service was fantastic. Our server was spot on with everything. Loved him. Loved the decor. The food was a bit pricey for what it was and how it was presented -- I think with just a little more effort this could be a sensational restaurant. The chef needs to have just a bit more imagination and glitz - this IS San Francisco! But overall we enjoyed our dinner and we were out in time to take a leisurely evening walk over to the Orpheum to see MoTown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The right place before SFS
    AnonymousIV
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    There was a minor glitch with finding a server for our table, but it was resolved very quickly. Everything proceeded smoothly after that. This included time for coffee and a delightful dessert before heading over to Davies.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice on an opera night
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was very good, choices inventive, service excellent, place was very busy and well handled
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great 4 pre-opera/symphony/ballet
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the food her is just "very good" - it is not amazing but it is far from shabby - the prices are very reasonable, the service is great and the location cant be beat - just some of the reasons this place has stayed busy for over a decade
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner before the Symphony
    RebeccaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We dine often at Indigo before the Symphony. The staff is friendly and fast and the food is good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone attending a Civic Center performance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before symphony dining
    Carolee
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Looking for a place to eat before the symphony/ballet/opera??? There are lots of good places to eat in Hayes Valley, but this one was a find. It is one block out of the way, which made it more quiet. I really dislike the loud scene at some of the restaurants. (We were there early, so maybe it gets noisy later, I don't know) One of my first ways to judge a restaurant is by its bread!! OH my, just wonderful. I make my own soups and so I am a critical judge of them, and Indigo's corn bisque was just delicious, creamy without being too rich. The chicken dish I had was unique, succulent and flavorful, and I ate all of it, something I rarely do in restaurants. I would definitely go back to Indigo again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bythesea
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a great place. We had an early reservation before the theater. The service was great and the prices are reasonable. It was relatively quiet because it was early. I would definitely recommend this restaruant to foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice re-visit
    Ehmm
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It had been many years since I was last at Indigo. I chose it because there aren't that many choices that are a decent walking distance to the Orpheum Theater and I had some good memories. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately as the 1st patrons. The services was excellent - very attentive and helpful. The food was quite good, especially the white corn cream soup! We had brought our own bottle of white wine as the choices were limited and were not charged corkage. I appreciated this and tipped accordingly. The main downside to the whole experience would be the bathrooms - really quite inexcusable and I don't know why they don't offer a face-lift as well as better cleaning.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indigo Restaurant
    WineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Close to Civic Center; very close to Davies. The food was very good with creative, inspired dishes. The service was exceptional. We were there on a rather slow night, but enjoyed our dining experience very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday dinner
    Good2eat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Indigo is a sad little place. The young woman who served us was very pleasent; we were the only guests on a Friday night when all the restaurants in the area were bustling. The menu was dull. We had a salad & glass of wine and left.
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  • Reliably good
    JuanPoeVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    What's not to like? Good food, great service, quiet enough for conversation, and no corkage fee for the first bottle of wine.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ladera
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We first found Indigo when we were looking for a meal before the Opera, but since then we have been back a number of times and have brought friends and family. The food is delicious and thoughtfully paired with wine selections. The wait staff is always impeccable. It is easy to find parking and easy to walk from Indigo to Opera/symphony/Jazz Center/etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before the show - any show
    CalOVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were heading to one of the theaters in the area and got an early seating at Indigo. I had the chicken and wife had the salmon. Both well prepared and delicious. They cater to the show crowd very well. I would and did recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before theater
    Mare
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Prior to attending an event at the Nourse Theater we had a lovely dinner at Indigo. The cream of corn soup was delicious as a starter. I enjoyed a delicious salmon dish while my husband had the swordfish, which he thoroughly enjoyed. We shared the espresso panna cotta dessert.....scrumptious! Nice wine selection as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another happy experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love Indigo before the Symphony! Vegetarian pasta, corn soup, scallop salad, banana almond cake all delicious. Prix fixe a great bargain. Service is impeccable. Particularly liked that staff waited to clear dishes from a course until everyone had finished that course. Always a great meal and pleasant experience at Indigo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Experience
    Jeffm
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We enjoyed our food very much. Delicious fish, soup and salads. The dinning room is very charming. The wait staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as the first time
    Siouxellen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Actually we were a little disappointed. This was our 4th time dinning here and none of our dinners were as good as the first time. The filet was just OK and the swordfish was a little bit rubbery although flavorful with the veggies on top. We split the pear salad and they were happy to substitute blue cheese for the feta. We appreciated that. My husband and I agree that the best part of the meal was the warm apple crisp type dessert with maple ice cream on top - it was superb! The service was very good probably in part because there were not many diners, especially for a Saturday night. We will give this another try because we love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-show satisfaction
    Minnie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great place for before a show. Great value for SF dining. Ahi appetizer was yummy, as was the salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK for the theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Not as god as prior visits. Scallops were tasty, salmon with coconut curry was bland. Nothing was wrong just didn't feel interesting. Desserts were uninspiring so we didn't even order.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.