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Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant
Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sf-local.com
  • Email: info@sf-local.com
  • Phone: (415) 777-4200
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: LUNCH 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Monday - Friday: HAPPY HOUR 4:00-6:30
    Sunday - Tuesday: DINNER 5:30-10:00
    Wednesday- Saturday OPEN UNTIL 11:00

    BRUNCH Every Saturday & Sunday 10:00-2:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy hour now at Local...4pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday - that's right-Saturday!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folsom Street
  • Public Transit: Accessible by all major Muni lines and BART. Close to the 80 freeway onramp.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking on Folsom Street and 1st Street. Free parking after 6pm. One hour residential permit parking on Guy Street and Lansing Street.
A word from Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant
Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant is in Rincon Hill serving pizzas from the wood-burning oven, savory selections from the rotisserie and fresh house-made pastas. Our style is Urban Rustic comfort food. We use organic and local ingredients while offering a global yet approachable wine selection. Our dining room serves Lunch: Monday-Friday, Dinner: Monday-Sunday. Brunch Saturday/Sunday 10:00-2:30 Sunday night is 1/2 price pizza night.
Happy Hour: 4pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday!
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was utterly delicious. Amazing service from the waiter. Very funny, likeable, and attentive! Qualm would be the scallop dish...3 scallops for 28 dollars? Really?"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service is spectacular. Salads great. The pizza was good but not as good as I've had there in the past. Nonetheless, I'll go back and give it another whirl."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The kitchen is quite good, serving solid and occasionally innovative dishes consistently. The décor is a must for concrete enthusiasts and is quintessential "urban chic", by which I mean "appeals to self-absorbed tech types who wouldn't know good taste if it hit them on the head." Service is a bit slow, but well-meaning. Worth a lunch if you are in the area."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Loved the bottomless mimosas! Food was great. We had the oatmeal and the ribeye with eggs and salad! Our server that day was Didie and he was great!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great drinks, wine selection, appetizers and pizzas. Desserts were great too. We ordered a lot of things and shared. The pizzas were excellent especially the funghi!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The drinks were really good and the food was good -- I enjoyed the mushroom pizza (hooray for truffle oil!) and my husband did not enjoy his vegetarian chili, which was a little "out there" -- although I enjoyed it for the next couple days of leftovers! :-)"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "They haven't introduced new menu items in quite some time. I have been told their chicken was spectacular. It was ok"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "we had a reservation via opentable, however, when we arrived there was no space for us. diet coke was flat, so was the replacement, the bar drink ordered comes made inconsistently most of the time, ordered the burger with no bacon, avocado and fries please: came with bacon, avocado and salad. I'm pretty sure our pizza was forgotten about as it came very late. the food is good, service, while nice people, seem to play many roles other than serving (ie: bartender) and that never works. some simple changes can be made here to get back on track."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great experience! The food was wonderful. Easy atmosphere. Although our server initially overcharged us (our gift certificate was for 4 people, and she had looked at the wrong order and charged us as if the gift was for only two) I caught it in time and when I insisted it was for four, she agreed to go back and check it. No apology, though! However, they outdid themselves with great service later. I left the resaurant, and soon realized I had forgotten our "take-away" box of leftovers on the table. When I returned and inquired, it had already been tossed. The maitre D' asked what it was, and had the kitchen make me a new order! Now THAT'S the kind of service that gets repeat customers! :-D"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "First time at Local and was pleasantly surprised. Everything tasted fresh, large portions, great service. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This out-of-the-way bistro was cute. Nice surroundings but quite casual. Food only so-so. Eggs were good but the potatoes must have been sitting around for hours; very dry. Drinks good. Overall, I won't visit this place again unless I'm in the neighborhood by chance and can't find anything else."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The open kitchen and communal dining table give Local Kitchen a warm and comfortable atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a carafe of water upon being seated. We came for Sunday brunch, using a Groupon that offered bottomless mimosas, which were also brought in a carafe, saving our waiter from having to constantly check on us to see if we needed refills. We selected the eggs benedict and make your own omelet. Both items were delicious and served promptly. The portions were generous and well seasoned. Our entrees were $14.00 each, and the mimosas were $12.00 each, should we have had to pay for them. By the time we left the place was full, a nice indication of its popularity. Overall, a really nice neighborhood find."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Menu can get old if you eat there too often, which is easy to do in the Rincon Hill neighborhood as there aren't a lot of other restaurants. They should try offering smaller portions for lunch - knowing the portion sizes of the pasta, Panini, and other dishes makes the lunch selection slim if you don't want a lot of heavy food. Otherwise, good food and service."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Food was excellent. I had the egg benedict and it was delicious! Staff was very friendly and service was great. We had the bottomless mimosas and our server was quick to refill our carafe. I would definitely visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is our valentines dinner so we saw the "couple's menu" and ordered it. The size of the salad for two person was enough for one. Half of the salad was baby spinach and I did not taste the citrus dijon vinaigrette. My wife had the late harvest zinfandel and I had a glass of Napa chardonnay, That was fine. The entree was short ribs; but it tastes like rubber cakes, chewy and tasteless. The quantity was too big, but the quality of the meat left a lot to be desired. The highlight of the dinner was the desert. We had chocolate cup cakes and cheese cake. I fingered out the so called specials are just another gimmick for the restaurateurs to make extraordinary profit instead of making sure their guests enjoy a good dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were seated in what looked like their private tasting room. Very nice atmosphere and much, much quieter than the regular dining room area. Their cocktails were very good, but sadly the food was just mediocre. Server was great, though."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good, the service was good to. But the thing is that I made a reservation and the host tried to sit us like in the bar, and I asked for a table and she sat us at the door, and it was a slow night, there were many tables available inside. I hope next time sit the people in a good table."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I absolutely LOVE this place! It is a must when visiting SF."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I have been a regular to Local Kitchen since its opening. I continue to find it a gem within the SOMA area, both in service and quality of food. The lunch hour caters to many local business' in the area; which can sometimes make it a little challenging to beat the crowd. I recently took my team out for lunch, and found the staff to be very accommodating with a Gluten-Free request. They were able to offer many recommendations, and alternative ingredients to meet our guests needs."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Small menu for brunch but the 3 things we ordered (eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, and a waffle) were all yummy. They offer bottomless mimosas for a reasonable price, and the Bloody Mary comes with BACON in it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A nice casual restaurant in the neighborhood. Food is rustic and filling. Staff could be a bit more attentive."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Local Kitchen is, quite literally, your local kitchen. Whoever designed the place deserves some type of medal of honour -- there is an ambiance about the place that oozes warmth and casual elegance. Combined with great food, a private rent-able wine bar, and some very cute honeypot bartenders -- this is a spot not to be missed. My one complaint is they have replaced the Calabrian Chilis with Thai/red jalapenos. *not cool* Our waitstaff said it was due to cost, but an inquiry into the backoffice claims they can't source them. Whatever the case, those calabrians made ALL the difference in the burrata dish as well as the salsiccia pizza. I hope they come back!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Made a reservation in the morning for 4 and was seated right away. The food and service are always great. Highly recommend for a reasonably priced lunch or dinner. Not a bad wine list either."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "1/2 of their menu is pizza so keep that in mind. We got salads and they are average, just ok--the caesar was very bitter--they use the inside of the romaine so it was very yellow and bitter. Local salad was nice a bit overdressed. Local pizza was nice--good flavor, nice crust, good amount of topping--not too saucy. dessert was delicious but can never go wrong with vanilla ice cream and a shot of expresso on top. it also is a younger crowd mixed with a family scene…and it get very very loud inside so you cannot hear each other very well. they do have a nice community table."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in SF. My dinner was great as usual, but one of the people we were dining with was not real happy with the Salmon entrée. She asked the server if the Salmon was farmed - the server said no it was Alaskan Salmon. When she tried the salmon she said it tasted like farmed fish. She eats salmon on a regular basis and loves it, but was not really happy with her dinner that night."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I was supposed to meet a friend for lunch but she cancelled last minute. I also feel awkward going to a restaurant alone, but not this time! The servers were friendly and helpful. The chef even took the time to answer some of my questions regarding the menu, detailing ingredients, the way things are cooked and his favorite dishes. He was knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the food. The food itself was incredible. The carrot-ginger soup was the best I've ever had. I also had what I though would be a simple salad with grilled chicken, but the combination of quality goat cheese, beets and the amazing house-made dressing elevated 'simple' to 'wow!'. Not too many salads could do that! Event the brussel sprouts were even amazing!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Sent a request for a private room but no one responded. Had to wait close to 30 minutes to be seated when we had a reservation. Would not go back with a large party."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "My food was really good. My drink was excellent. I thought the non alcoholic beverages (Coffee/Tea/Sodas) were on the expensive side."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Re my "Good for Groups" rating: We had a work group of 6 people there this year and last year for a year-end thank-you lunch. I'm not sure if it would be good for big groups--they may have a separate room for larger groups that I don't know about. Both times we sat on stools around a communal table that seats perhaps 15 or so, and it worked out well. We would definitely go again."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant - great good and fun atmosphere. Been there multiple times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Had a group of 7 and were running late for a show. They stepped it up and got us handled and out the door on time. Food was great and healthy! Will go back again."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "The restaurant decided to close on the date and time of reservations. Open table reservation remained open and even got a confirmation. Very poor judgement on service by not canceling reservation. Really bad customer service."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Food wise, we didn't have a very good experience at all. However, I wrote the owner directly and he addressed my complaints and offered us dinner there on him to make it right. When you hear back immediately from the owner, that is what makes a restaurant worth supporting."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Good food, my salmon seemed healthy, nice portion. The pizza looked great, I would get that next time. My "hot Mez" cocktail was a bit sweet, they were out of Mezcal so they substituted Tequila, I would suggest more lime & more chili on the glass rim."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Local Kitchen is the tucked-away spot where I take colleagues and visiting friends and family for a nice lunch during the work day. Consistently delicious food over the years, across all menu options. Even New Yorkers are impressed with the pizza. Upscale fare in a casual atmosphere. Ridiculously heavy door. Downside is that the restaurant stopped serving its house made breadsticks."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "The potato leek soup was yummy. The pizza funghi was delicious (even more so if it had tomato sauce instead of bianca). The pork loin was good. The vegetarian farfalle with pesto was tasty. The server should have brought back the menus for dessert rather than just ask, "anything else?" We purposely saved room for dessert by packing up our leftovers! We would have been compelled to order or at the very least split a couple desserts, if we had been brought menus! Please be so kind and pack the pasta and slip the slice of delicious bread in a bag/wrap in a napkin/foil. Rather than let it get soggy packed in the box with the pasta? and thrown a way a few days later, when I finally got around to eating!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The food was excellent, but it took forever for us to place both the drinks and food order, which was especially disappointing considering that we were in a rush. I had to raise stink to get our waiter, who was admittedly super busy (so it's not really his fault, but of whoever who is in charge of staffing), to take our order. Once that was out of the way, the rest was super smooth, so I'd be back."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We found this place on OpenTable and enjoyed it a lot. I had sides and she had an entrée. We were both impressed. Truffle fries were wonderful!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This was the first time dining at Local Kitchen. The atmosphere is casual, the bar friendly and lively and the food was excellent. In particular we loved the Brussels sprouts and the chicken was the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "I was visiting San Francisco and this restaurant was near my hotel and looked cute. It's a little hard to find at first, but when you get in it's a nice restaurant and the staff is really friendly. I decided to go with the pizza, which was great, but there's not many options in terms of toppings. Cocktails were fantastic though. I'd probably try it again and go with something else."
    Dined on 10/10/2013