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
143 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (40)romantic (20)notable wine list (15)good for groups (10)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Friday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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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    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
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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.
  • Still a good pre-concert site
    AnonymousIV
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was on a more complicated schedule than usual for this meal. Everyone did much to smooth the way for me. Such attentiveness should always be recognized. The only problem was too much salt in the vegetarian penne. It did not give the other ingredients a chance to "speak for themselves."
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great tuna tartar
    tunatartarlover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    go frequently before opera, ballet, or symphony and always order the tuna tartar + one other small plate. Never go away unhappy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indigo, what a great find.
    Bobbi
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Such a nice place to eat before the SF Opera. The food is always good, and the no corkage fee policy is wonderful.Indigo is quite the find when attending the Opera, Symphony or ballet.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acceptable Pre-Show Restaurant
    monfrank
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The decor felt a bit tired but the food was really quite good. This is a convenient place to dine before going to the opera.
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  • Best Opera/ Symphony Pre=dining
    Leeam
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food is first rate. We split salmon which was cooked just right and nicely presented. The grilled asparagus salad made a big hit with the ladies. The service was cheerful and prompt so we got to the opera on on time. The complimentary corkage on the first bottle of wine is always appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another happy birthday party!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Every time we have tickets for the SF Symphony, Indigo is our go-to spot for a wonderful meal before the show. This year coincided with a birthday celebration made all the happier by great food and attentive service. The prix fixe dinners are a bargain. A special place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • xyzfood
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Good food and great place to go before the theater.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Well located, close to Opera House and Symphony Hall. Excellent service. Limited menu but food is always reliably good. Considering the quality, the prices are surprisingly, reasonably low.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for pre-symphony or opera
    Martinigirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It's a great spot for pre-show dinner. The prix fixe menu is a bargain at $35 for 3 courses! The main room gets loud but the back room is quiet. You can also eat at the bar which is a nice cooler option in the summer! Some things didn't work well like the citrus harissa scallops which I thought clashed, but the filet of beef was well executed and the serving staff very nice!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hurry up, the opera's starting.
    Jams
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A pre opera hot spot, Indigo provides the best dining within walking distal to the War opera house. Although they have the opera crowd cornered, they don't put much effort into keeping it that way. Maybe the addition of some menu items that can be prepared in less time?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for pre opera dining
    Gaby
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very close to opera house. Good menu and food nicely prepared. Prices good for s.f.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Opera meal
    warmspringslocalVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Perfect location for a nice meal prior to the opera or any other event near City Hall. My salmon was cooked perfectly and they were flexible about changing out the potatoes on the dish for the white beans, which was nice. I was also sharing an asparagus salad with another diner; the kitchen split it for us at no extra charge. My husband had the 3 course prix fixed meal (pork tenderloin), also well prepared. Our server was not attentive though - we had to ask again for our wine and also dessert after ordering. Ask for a table in the main dining room when you make your reservation as tables close to the door on the bar side are less desireable. Corkage on the 1st bottle of wine is free and only $10 per bottle after that - a nice bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MINT
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wonderful spot. Went pre-Opera but go anytime. Fabulous Chef who appears w warmth to greet guests! Adult spot, romantic for two or groups of 4-5 couples. Very nice ambiance. We would go to any meal offered. Delicious! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joni
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A quiet restaurant with excellent choices well prepared close to the Symphony and Opera. Good choice for conversation with tasty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it was
    rabbitVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I wrote a review saying that I had the best pork loin and polenta I had ever had here. This week I ordered it again. The results were quite different. The pork was overcooked to dry. The polenta was not creamy as before but also dry and clumped together. I have never seen the restaurant as empty as it was this evening; there were only 4 tables in use.
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  • Always outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Everything here is done just right. Every time. Top quality ingredients, impeccably prepared. If not ordering a bottle, try the suggested wine pairings. You will not go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre opera spot
    Bobm
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent healthy menu choices, good cocktails, great service and 2 blocks from opera. Parked right by it with meter which stops at 6:00pm. Will definitely go again when attending events.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indigo is OK Worth the price???????
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Simple, tasty cooking, set piece meals an okey deal, wine by the glass to expensive; service excellent. Overall: too much money for just okey dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor attention to detail
    Keith
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Each fault was not bad unto itself, the to have all of them occur during the same visit was far more than just a coincidence. There was one plate missing for bread for a table for two; the pepper grinder was empty, it was difficult to get the waitress' attention to remedy any of these problems, the water glass went empty for the majority of the meal during a warm day, and the desert came with no spoons to eat them with. In addition, we had requested a window seat, but was not warned by the waitress that it would get extremely warm in the afternoon. She offered to relocate us when it was apparent that it was too warm, but by them the meal was almost over.
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  • Summer doldrums?
    OliverVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Only so-so this time...kitchen must have been disorganized, as my companion's main dish arrived without one key ingredient, and the green bean side dish I had ordered was late and, frankly, tired and boring. The server (who was not the one who delivered our meal) was quick to remedy the omission from my companion's plate. The green beans really were sad, as this is peak season in the Bay Area for this legume, and a good preparation is so simple. Summer doldrums? I hope...
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  • consistent and convenient
    pggg
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is a conveniently located, well-established location for pre-theatre dining. Consistent, not overwhelming but would visit again for the basics. They do a very nice job splitting plates for a share meal (we enjoyed 2 apps, 1 salad and 1 main). The asparagus could have been blanched, but nice starter, the steak was delicious, perfectly prepared with very flavorful sides. My sister and I enjoyed our dinner before a concert and would likely go again if the opportunity presented.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice for Civic Center Area
    out2dinner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Indigo is easily accessible for dinner before the Opera, Symphony and other entertainment in the Civic Center area. Food was good and the service excellent. There is a pre fixe choice and the prices are reasonable for the area.
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    special occasion
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  • Good for pre-show/opera/symphony
    ilk2
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Around the corner from the opera house, entry is inconspicuous. Once inside the place is hopping. back room is quieter, but a touch isolated. seats were comfortable. Full bar- my martini was great, wine list was fine. Everyone's food came out hot, and service was fast. This restaurant is tooled up for the pre-show dinner trade, and the menu reflects that, yet nothing we ate tasted rushed. Kitchen and servers were excellent. All in all, no complaints, we will return.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • What a Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is the second time we have dined at Indigo and the second time we have been thoroughly impressed. The food is really amazing and the service could not be better, very professional and friendly. The ambiance is pleasant and you can actually have a conversion at the table and hear each other. All 4 of us were extremely happy with dinner and cleaned our plates. We even shared a couple of desserts which were also delicious. It truly is one of our favorite restaurants in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    DogladyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've eaten here for several years as it is often one of the only places available before an opera -- everything else getting booked up early. The food has been good, if not great, in the past. This meal was really poor. Both the fish and the pasta had the same vegetables and tasted the same. It's as if the chef had only red bell pepper, mushrooms, etc. In this season of plenty, the food did not reflect the diversity available. The vegetables were unevenly cooked -- some too undercooked to be enjoyable. Even the desserts did not show the bounty available.
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  • Cliff
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    One of the best choices for dinner before an event at the symphony or opera. Food is very good. Ambience is excellent and noise level permits good conversation. I highly recommend it.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My favorite pre-performance restaurant in the Civic Center area. Consistent good food and great service. They always get you out in time for the 8 o'clock curtain.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pre-Opera Spot
    dinnerat6
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had been worried about the time factor (6 PM res. for 8 PM curtain) but service was almost too swift! The runners were great, made all the difference. The last time we were at Indigo we were seated in the main dining room and felt squashed. It seems that they have opened up that main room; in any event, this time we were seated in a lovely little back room which was private and quiet. We appreciated the limited menu of a nice balance and variety of dishes --interesting and honest.
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  • Meals arrived before the wine!
    BioMary
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    While the location is good for attending the opera or symphony the food was unimpressive. But here's what really "earned" the two stars. We ordered dinner and were debating about wine. The bottle we had selected was available for a taste which our server offered and I appreciated. Once the taste arrived we decided not to order that bottle and needed some time to make another selection. We did that but then our meals arrived shortly there after and before the wine! That never should have happened. The server should have coordinated with the kitchen and had our meals delayed.
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  • a good restaurant for theatre area.
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    the server was very nice, and quick to respond.. the food was just ok..the asparagus salad was delicious, ahi tuna was a bit bland.. the steak was ok, and the green beans were too al dente…
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.