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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
  • 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
  • "The food was great, especially the special: steck sandwich with blue cheeses and caramelized onions. And, of course, a heap of fries! Our waiter made a wonderful recommendation."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have been to Local several times but this last visit was the best. Their bolognese was wonderful! The pasta was velvety smooth and the sauce was a traditional sauce with ca hint of heat. Pork chop was extremely moist, which is difficult from my experience. Wait staff was attentive and very friendly."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have been coming here for years when I am in SF....and I love it! The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the wine selection is always outstanding. And with rare exception, the service is tops."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Their meat order had not arrived by lunchtime, so the choice of entres was quite limited. Left hungry."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We waited for too long to be attended to by a server. Then our order was also delayed. The host comped our first glass of wine and apologized."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "A neighborhood favorite of mine. Food is great, service excellent, and highly recommended to anyone who is looking to stay away from the tourist traps. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Average food at above average prices. Greasy pizza"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "One of my favorite places for pizza. Excellent service, as well."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Went here with a group of 7 for a business dinner and were so pleasantly surprised. Food was really impressive. Drinks were good but most were pretty sweet. Really looking forward to eating the leftovers for dinner!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Portions more than ample; Nice variety of lunch specials; The Best Truffle Salt fries in the bay area; Really good soup - Black Bean; Gorgeous salads; Service is improving. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food and service is always reliable and above average!! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service was very good, portion sizes were quite large, ambiance was nice, but the food was good/okay, not great."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Great food, amazing ambiance, good wine and cocktail list. Also, very walkable from my home which is a huge plus!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We were late for our reservation and needed to hurry to make our next appointment, our waiter was helpful and thoughtful, allowing us to eat and leave in a very short time. The food was wonderful and the leftovers divine!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Our family spend Mothers Day here - mom, grandmother, grandfather, and 2 school age boys. The ambiance was great, the service excellent, and the staff was incredibly warm and receptive. The menu had choices for everyone - even the 5 year old. Bottomless mimosas, too. For our family, the option for an early reservation (9am) was also great. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had two of their pizza's and both were excellent. My favority was the funghi which is served with Truffle oil and argula. The place is small, and quite noisy. You really had to talk loud to be heard by people at your own table. Even though it was loud I would go back for the pizza. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I can always count on a great meal. The food is delicious and plentiful and I love the communal table. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Went to the city for a weekend trip and found this Groupon gem. Bottomless mimosas and delicious brunch choices. Will definitely come back! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Local Kitchen. The first time it was early and a chilly, foggy SF night. The harvest pasta and red wine were great and I really enjoyed it. The second time was just at the end of happy hour on a warm evening. There was confusion about our reservation, the service was haphazard although well meaning. The biggest problem is the noise level. Cement floor, metal stools and an open kitchen combine to make it far too noisy to hear the person across the table. I won't go back because i am tired of restaurants where the din is so loud I end up with a headache and a sore throat at the end of the meal. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I came for lunch with a friend who had never been before. The service was off the charts amazing, super friendly and attentive. I had the tuna and salmon salad which was very generous with the fish and the salad was really fresh. My friend had the burger w/ bacon and fries and said it was one of the better burgers he has had in a while. Food and service is always amazing here, one of my favorite spots!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Had an awesome brunch before heading to the Giants game. The food was delish, the waiter super attendant and friendly. Will definitely be back for more....."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This is a good place for a quick dinner or brunch if you live in the neighborhood. The decor is simple and the food is really good, especially the pizza and cocktails! Service could be improved a but (i.e. hostess seems stressed and doesn't smile), but it wasn't bad service either."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This place is a gem between the freeway and Market...something you wouldn't expect to find in this neighborhood. We walk here at least once a month for brunch. We've shared this restaurant with numerous friends, all of whom have found this place charming, delicious and wonderful all around. Each time, we have had a different server. I've gotta say...Best service in the city! Coming back again and again!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food has been always great when I've gone there. Lunch and dinners have very attentive servers. Brunch service needs a little work but generally the food is great. Portions are decent to large. Servers are friendly. Never felt rushed. Also have a wine bar area and it's very relaxing. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Convenient to SOHO, and the staff were very friendly and nice. The food, however, was simply passable."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Amazing, food was great, ambiance amazing as usual, love the burata, roast chicken was to die for, and David, as always, WAS beyond a wealth of knowledge on what GREAT wine is all about. i love this place and when in SF, anywhere in SF, head over to LK&WM, it is what great dining is all about."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food was definitely not as good as it used to be. The scallops were large and perfectly cooked but bland. The lentils accompanying it were undercooked. Nothing on the plate woke up the taste buds. The calzone was also so so. The wine list is very good. Not great value. Too bad because the place is very attractive and has great potential."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Brunch is one of my favorite things in life and this has now become my favorite brunch spot. The bottomless mimosas are truly bottomless and I never had to ask for more. The breakfast potatoes are literally the best ever. I ordered classic eggs Benedict, which were absolutely phenomenal, but looking around at everyone else's dishes I don't think you could order anything bad! I highly recommend this spot for brunch!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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