Level III
Level III

Level III

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.levelthreesf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 929-2087
  • Hours of Operation:
    Start your day off right with a full Breakfast including the JW Buffet with a variety of healthy items and omelets made to order: 6:30am-11:00am; An all day menu is served for Lunch and Dinner and late night: 11:00am-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ben Mattman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: See www.jwmarriottunionsquare.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Gallery Space provides a unique party experience with social food menus and casual seating arrangements for 10-50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Lipp 4159292087
  • Entertainment: Enjoy cozy, casual dining with eclectic house sound and the art of mixology with our signature hand crafted cocktails.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mason
  • Public Transit: Powell St. BART & Muni Stations
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Arrive to expert service. Valet attendants will handle your ride and the first two hours are complimentary with validation.
A word from Level III
Our Look-Vibrant, Energetic, Sophisticated. Our Feel-Social, Communal, Relaxed. Our Food-Flavorful, Shareable, Memorable. Experience social food and modern cocktails at a new level - Level Three. An exciting and stylish new concept in social food and cocktails in the newly transformed JW Marriott San Francisco. Perfectly located in the heart of Union Square, this chic restaurant and lounge features a menu of delicious sharable plates crafted from the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients complemented with an extraordinary cocktail menu custom-created by acclaimed local mixologist H. Ehrmann. Situated on the third floor lobby level of the hotel highlighted by a 16 story atrium, you can dine on dramatic menu items like Seared Jumbo Scallops with Forest Mushrooms, Lobster Meat and Hobb’s Bacon; Fish Tacos with Lime Mango Salsa and Avocado Crush; Slow Braised Ale Short Ribs; and Grilled Angus Sliders.
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Level III reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (2)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Holiday Dinner
    CivicCenterConnoisseur
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Although we expected more traditional dishes for Christmas dinner, we thoroughly enjoyed our choices (duck and salmon). The prix fixe menu was limited but satisfying. The service was attentive but discreet, and there was no push to get us out the door as we lingered over tea. It was a wonderful way to spend a special holiday with special friends.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Salad, lobster bisque, duck
    SingleTraveler
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Salad, lobster bisque, duck breast, and filet were all perfectly prepared and scrumptious. Megan and Joseph took good care of us. Dining here is a family Christmas tradition. We'll be back again next year because of the service as well as the fine food.
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  • Not going here again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    I was so let down by this restaurant. It is hardly a restaurant, more like a dining area in a mezzanine. The food is decent, but WAY over priced. It is more like a lounge for people with frequent stays at the Marriott.
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  • A hidden GEM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Although I was a bit unease by choosing a table in a hotel restaurant... Oh boy, I'm sooooo happy I did. The food was amazing, the service was superb and the experience was far beyond any of the other restaurants in the area... I know I'm a local...
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Love eating here! Short Ribs are delish!! Service is excellent!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic
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  • good, but less than desirable...
    OpenTable Diner Since 1999VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    while the food was good, everything had too much sauce. salads were over dressed, meat over sauced. service was very inattentive and the lag between salad and entree made us ask for the check when the entree finally arrived.
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  • Chef came out to our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Chef came out to our table for a pleasant chat. Food was very good, and the staff was friendly and accommodating.
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    late-night find
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  • Improve customer service
    GreatfoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Level Iiii is a great restaurant. It was our second time at this lovely restaurant. The food was fabulous however this time the service was less than average. Hipefuly they can improve on this in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is located
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    The restaurant is located on the third floor open to the mezzanine. The ambience would of been better if they would dim the lighting a bit, it was a little too bright. We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The butternut squash bisque was excellent, turkey was good, vegtables were under cooked and bland. Overall it was an OK experience. Karl CA.
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  • Great food and service. The
    Ranney
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Great food and service. The location is a definite plus: near a lot of venues around Union Square and Nob Hill. I think the marketing is pushing too much the bar scene and groups; we came for a semi-romantic dinner in a quiet place, and Level III was able to provide that. Also, I was not aware of any outdoor dining.
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • We booked a reservation here
    CowtownFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    We booked a reservation here based on the website menu and the general feel we got based on the website. When we arrived we were incredibly disappointed. The waiter indicated they had 'cut their menu down' which actually translated into a very small selection of overpriced food. We actually walked out without ordering because we couldn't find anything that interested us. It also didn't help that the place was dead on a Saturday night - the atmosphere was bland and boring. However as a plus, the wait staff were very friendly and when we let them know we wouldn't be staying they were not rude to us at all.
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  • A nice meal in a great location.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    A nice meal in a great location. Overall excellent experience
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The foord and service were
    brandonhVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    The foord and service were terrific. The lack of a wall separating the restaurant from the hotel lobby and bar was a distraction and disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Level III had excellent food
    MistyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Level III had excellent food at an excellent value. We did the 3-course prix fixe menu and had poke, a salad, steaks, and one of each dessert. Everything tasted delicious, the service was excellent, and the restaurant was beautifully decorated. The only drawback to this restaurant was it was open air inside the Marriott and the hotel noise was quite noticeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Like all the other reviews,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Like all the other reviews, we couldn't find our server, on top of that she was really slow. I wouldn't go back to this place.
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  • the service was alright. the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    the service was alright. the waiter didnt know much about the wine that was served but brauught a warrm welcome. I didnt like the food, the price was way more expensive then it tasted.
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    romantic
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  • Our menu selection was very
    Lollipop
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    Our menu selection was very good. We ordered the rib eye steak. Was cooked to order, a perfect medium rare. We also looked at the regular lunch & dinner menu. We liked what we saw & will return.
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    great for lunch
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  • Tasty Drinks, Inedible Steaks
    sfosea
    Dined on 1/30/2012
    We had a late lunch and were the only couple in the restaurant. The drink - French Cosmo - was delicious, with just the right amount of raspberry. We enjoyed the seafood chowder. We ordered ribeye steaks with garlic fries as our entrees. The steak was terrible and shouldn't have been served. It was at least 60% grissel and fat. Mostly inedible and incredibly disappointing. The sauce on the steak was lovely, but that steak was unacceptable. I expect better quality cuts of meat from a place like this. Very disappointing. Service was fine, not overbearing even though we were the only guests. Decor was comfy and inviting. I'd go back for a cocktail and maybe some appetizers, but not for entrees.
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    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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  • From the good service to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    From the good service to the delicious tasting food, I had a very enjoyable evening. The ambience was very nice, and I felt very comfortable there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
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  • My fiance and I visited Level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    My fiance and I visited Level III on our first trip to San Francisco. We decided to have lunch here after seeing the prix fix menu they offered for the Dine About Town event. We both had the seafood chowder and the ribeye with garlic fries. Given the discounted menu choice, we were delighted when bread was brought to the table before our meal. The chowder had great flavor, but both of our steaks were fatty and overdone. The booth we were seated at had peeling seats and the chandelier was low enough that I could see plenty of fingerprints and dust and it was a distraction while trying to talk across the table. Overall the food was alright, but I don't believe we'll be visiting again.
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  • Overall the food was quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Overall the food was quite good, both well-prepared and well-presented. The filet mignon was very tender and had a good amount of pepper flavoring. However, we did feel that the service was not as good as it could have been - mainly that our water cups were not refilled on a regular basis. Otherwise, service was okay, the food has a large part to do with the higher overall score.
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  • Did the Dine Around Town lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2012
    Did the Dine Around Town lunch menu which was very good, especially the garlic fries. My companion's steak was not cooked as ordered and the server noticed, and despite our saying it was OK, took it upon himself to make amends by offering a free dessert. Will go back again just because of that graciousness even if the food wasn't also worthwhile.
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  • The food was great, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/26/2012
    The food was great, especially the risotto and the seafood chowder.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We opt for the 2-course DAT
    Food4Foodies
    Dined on 1/24/2012
    We opt for the 2-course DAT lunch menu. Appetizers were the seafood chowders which were good but very thick and heavy. I was full before the entrees were served. Entrees were the rib-eye steaks...mine arrived medium which was fine, but my friend's steak also came medium rather than the medium rare she requested. Decor was pleasant and spacious and chairs were comfortable. The dining room was quiet and empty...only 3 tables were occupied. Service was adequate.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Went to lunch as part of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2012
    Went to lunch as part of the dine about town program. Very pleased with the quality of food. Will definitely go back to try dinner.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    The food was very good but I was disappointed that this restaurant was in a hotel. I was looking for a cool spot with good food.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Hungry Tortoise Afraid of the Dark?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    This was an overall bust. I arrived and had no clue I was actually staring the restaurant in the face. It looked like an airport lounge. It was painfully quiet. The lights were way too bright for any kind of dinner you'd like to enjoy with ambiance. The curtains out-dated. The blinds were shut, i didnt even get to experience looking out onto the city streets. The booth was comfy to sit. The Jalepeno martini was great. The eppler wine good- decent price. The manhattan was deceit needed a spike. The margarita was weak, we had to ask to top it off; the server seemed to understand why without explanation. Seems that is a typically run in. The pepper-crusted steak was the only highlight. Service was slow for an empty restaurant. More attentive.
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  • A let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    I did the "Dine About Town" Menu and, for me, it was really not worth it. For $35 I got a salad of mostly frisee (1st course), an over cooked piece of fish that didn't have enough sauce to moisten it (2nd course), and a cheap looking cheese plate (3rd course). Two other people with me ordered steaks and they were both cooked incorrectly and were sent back. The service was fair, but definitely not good. It was more like 'diner service' - not 'nice hotel restaurant service'.
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  • good for business meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    good for business meeting and people with conservative food tastes.
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  • The food was not great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    The food was not great and the service was pretty bad as well.
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    good for groups
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  • Food was good, but not better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/20/2011
    Food was good, but not better than you would expect for the price. Don't do the wine pairing. Wines selelected were below par. Restaurant was empty.
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    special occasion
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  • Didn't realize the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2011
    Didn't realize the restaurant was in the JW Marriot Hotel. Felt more like a lobby bar/restaurant. The food was decent, but the atmosphere was disappointing.
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  • We enjoyed a beautiful and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We enjoyed a beautiful and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. The food was presented well and there were nice options for those who chose not to eat a traditional turkey dinner. It was very economical compared to other downtown options.
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  • The prix-fixe menu had a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/8/2011
    The prix-fixe menu had a good variety and our selections (sea bass and duck) were excellent. The wine pairings were well suited for each course.
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  • It;s a shame this place is
    foodluvingrlVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    It;s a shame this place is a little outdated on its decor and stuck in a stodgy Marriot (I think it was the Marriot) - the food was surprisingly really great (we were nervous given there was nobody there AND it was in a mediocre hotel), great service, portions weren't ridiculously huge - a good solid meal that wasn't terribly expensive - our only "complaint" if you want to call it that is the location and the environment of the restaurant - too outdated.
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    good for groups
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  • An anniversary dinner to remember.
    Mikesf16VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2011
    We had a wonderful meal at Level III and would go back for sure. The food was excellent, and the menu was varied and interesting. The best part was the waitstaff, and in particular our waitress who had perfect timing and a fantastic tableside manner! In fact, she had the kitchen concoct a special 20th Anniversary dessert for us that we were very impressed with. She even took a great picture! Thanks so much. Great food and atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very Poor Service
    AlbertVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2011
    This restaurant is located in the JW Marriott so I arranged a meeting with colleagues in the restaurant at 4pm. I told the hostess that we would order coffee/espresso beverages but probably not any food from the menu as it was too early for dinner. She was very courteous and seated us. We were greeted by a server who took our order for Cappuccino and Coffee. We were the only guests in the restaurant. My guests and I were in a discussion when the server approached saying that the tables are only for dinner, but "we could stay since the entire restaurant was empty". His comment was entirely rude and completely inappropriate and his demeanor was condescending. Being the only table in the restaurant, we clearly were an annoyance to him.
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  • Pricey compared to similar
    disndrsVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    Pricey compared to similar restaurants. The food and service were good, but if I were going to spend 250 for dinner again, I would spend it elsewhere.
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  • Good meal, good value, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    Good meal, good value, but just OK. Not terribly exciting.
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  • It is very good for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    It is very good for business meetings and or business meals. There is lots of space between tables and booths for privacy and conversation. It is almost too quiet and I normally find restaurants much too noisy.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet