Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco
Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco

Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paragonrestaurant.com/home.sanfrancisco
  • Phone: (415) 537-9020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm; Dinner: Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Stafford Mather
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Paragon Restaurant in San Francisco is the ideal venue for private parties, receptions, corporate and convention groups and celebrations at nearby AT&T Park.

    We offer two beautiful indoor private event rooms – our Gallery Room or our intimate Library Room – and a very unique and spacious Outdoor Patio. For larger parties, we offer a full restaurant buy-out.

    Our Executive Chef will create the perfect menu for your event - whether it's a sit-down dinner, standing reception or appetizer-heavy cocktail party. Special requests are easily accommodated.

    We offer a full bar with classic cocktails, specialty drinks, local, regional wines and an eclectic list of artisanal, craft beers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Townsend
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available on Townsend or 2nd Street
A word from Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco
Paragon is a neighborhood gastropub serving ingredient-driven, honest food, craft beers, unique cocktails and eclectic wines. Located in the South of Market (SOMA) district of San Francisco and just one block from AT&T Park, Paragon features loft-like ceilings, custom décor and a roll-up garage door that leads out onto a sunny outdoor patio. Paragon's design aesthetic fits perfectly in this industrial-meets-artsy neighborhood: reclaimed barn wood and hand-painted subway tiles can be admired throughout the restaurant and the lounge area is flanked by a giant chalkboard announcing the available craft beers above a well-worn communal table made out of rusted metal and reclaimed Koa wood.
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Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (19)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (15)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (12)special occasion (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Consistently good food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I'm a repeat customer at Paragon because the food is consistently solid both in terms of menu creativity, and execution. Service is friendly and attentive but not intrusive. For example, we asked a few questions about the SF menu vs the Berkeley location's menu, and our server said she'd find out -- and she did! She went into the kitchen and asked someone, maybe a manager, and came back with answers to our questions. It was really above and beyond. Portions are good, and overall they do a great job of offering traditional American favorites (try the mac and cheese!) with a slightly gourmet-ified flare (Brussels sprouts salad with bacon dressing = a great choice) and this most recent visit reminded me why I am a consistent patron.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Giants day
    MGDH
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We planned a celebration lunch for 8 before we knew the Giants would be in the playoffs. We got the BEST service! Seated at noon in an already busy restaurant, we had our entrees by 12:20 and we ready to leave by 12:50. Great service by your staff and our waitress was calm, pleasant and on top of it. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rushed service. on a friday nite???
    cyn88VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Passed On This Restaurant,For Five Years. it Soo Close To Home So I Felt It Deserved A Visit. With Over 3000 Other Choices, Best To Move Onward And Upward. This Was Not Warm, Engaging, Efficient Nor Flavorful With Wilted Calimari Apps, Dry Pot roast. No Bnb...In SF??? Dessert Bread Pudding Was Enormous In Proportion, And as We Began To Enjoy Our Single Best item...They Flipped On The Lights And Stood Impatiently Waiting For Us To Leave??? I Traditionally Leave A 18-30% Gratuity. It Was Difficult To Leave A 15% Tip.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Ignored at the bar before being seated for dinner. Dining service was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rockin in the City
    GreatChoice
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to an early dinner prior to the Giants game. The place was packed and noisy. The food was terrific and the restaurant is only a block from AT&T Park. We would go back in a heartbeat, but if you want quiet and romantic, do not go before the baseball game or any function at AT&T Park. Four meals, four thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food before a Giants game
    Zingal
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I always love having dinner before a game at Paragon. The service is alway great as is the food. A very nice treat instead of ballpark food. Highly recommend. Also, they have great beers. Highly recommend reservations on game days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food. Quick lunch service
    MoSh
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ordered the grilled cheese with tomato soup for lunch. It was excellent. Good portion. Service was fast and excellent. Our server Martine was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Last Minute Find
    AprilKVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Paragon had great reviews online so I decided to give it a try. I got the heirloom tomato and burrata salad, which is always a favorite. The tomatoes were fresh and delicious. I also tried the mac and cheese, which was good. As an out-of-towner, I'm not sure if it was so great that I NEED to go back when I visit the city again but I am glad that I tried it, and I would definitely not mind going again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just good food
    ozikboyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Consistently very good...surprised it is not packed with Diners before the Game. Food is superior to MOMO's
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Always a great place to go before a Giants game. I had a Cobb salad. YUM! .....and my husband had a grilled cheese. I had a bite - delicious,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if you're going to the ballpark
    ByeByeBaby
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    just okay...best sit down in the hood if you're going to the Giants game...no other reason to go there
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great game day place
    KTK318VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food with enthusiastic crowd before Giants game. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jewel
    luvgiantsandgoodfood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Traffic was backed up due to a Giants game and we were going to be 10 minutes late, but I called to let Paragon know we were close. The receptionist was polite, cheerful, and assured us that our reservation would be available! Paragon's service was excellent, food was incredibly delicious, North Coast beer was one of the best dark beers we've tasted! This was our first visit and we may start a family tradition to start our day with a lovely meal at Paragon followed by watching our beloved Giants! They lost to the Pirates that evening, but we had a great meal at Paragon, enjoyed our beautiful evening game by the bay!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giants Fan
    GiantsFan
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Excellent pre-game place with good food, good bar and excellent service. Lots of fun and easy to book on OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 430 reviews are from the Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco reviews archive.
  • Office lunch
    SujitPal
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We did an office lunch here with a group of 10 people. I have previously been here with one person. Both times have been great - good food, quick and friendly service. The place was crowded for lunch both times but did not feel cramped. Food is different kinds of salads and sandwiches but its not standard American diner food - the food is delicious and well presented and different enough to be interesting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Service, Okay Food
    SolarMoxie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Our server, Katherine, was spectacular. Very nice to sit outside on a perfect day. Food just mediocre.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kdpv
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    3 people in our group had the pulled pork sandwich. Pork, while cooked nicely, had too much barbeque sauce mixed in, hiding the flavor of the meat. Nothing special about the bun; looked and tasted like grocery store variety. Fries were too highly seasoned. Cole slaw should be a no cost substitute for fries. Hamburger was a better choice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Pre-Giants Game Hot Spot!
    BuckeyeGiant
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is the must-do spot for grabbing an early dinner with some friends then heading to AT&T for a Giants game! Food, drinks and vibe of the place are all outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cyberchomp
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Stopped in for drinks and appetizers prior to a recent Giants game. Nice calamari. Healthy dose of house greens - a lot of salad! Enjoyed the service and ambiance. Thanks to Open Table for getting me a day-of-game table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • animal82VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Went to the Paragon twice in June. They had just switched to their summer menu and the Corn Fritters appetizer was outstanding. Unfortunately the second time I went they were out. In fact both times I dined their they seemed to be out of some items. Not sure if there is an ordering or planning issue with the kitchen. Service was great both times - very friendly and prompt. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Giants Destination
    Giants
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wonderful for pre-Giants game meeting. The go-to place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love to be recognizable
    Kayparty
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We love seeing those staff still working there since it's open, recognizing us with warm greeting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frequent flier
    WallyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We almost always dine here when going to a SF Giants game. It is in a great location and has a lot of delicious menu options. The staff is attentive and the service is prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    Loves2EatVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I came here for the first time when I saw the restaurant listed on both the Dine About Town website AND OpenTable's Dine About Town promo site. We only found out when we got seated, the restaurant was actually NOT offering the promotion. At some point in between May 28, 2014 and June 11, 2014, the restaurant had removed themselves from the promotion. Our waitress acted like it was completely absurd I had even asked about the Dine About Town promotion! I even checked my email confirmation of the reservation to make sure I was correct, and I was!! The restaurant was so busy and service was very slow, so I didn't even bother complaining to a manager. I definitely did not want to have spit in my food! I will not be dining here in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for business lunch
    Mike
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Will definitely be back with other clients in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were celebrating two birthday dinners and told our server but they did not bring a piece of cake nor ice cream. The menu was pretty limited and the manager kept looking at our table waiting for us to leave she wasn't friendly had a frown on her face and honestly all of the workers looked unhappy. We found an I phone in the ladies restroom and we turned it in to the manager she just kinda grabbed it without a thank you. So we won't be back thanks for the awful time !
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've been to this restaurant many times, however, the service was extremely slow, we had to track down the waiter for jut first and second cocktail and for dinner and then the check. Will wait awhile before I go here again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • near the ball park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food & wine was so-so....but the right location for a meal before the baseball game.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Game Must
    WallyVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This restaurant is our favorite place to have a really good meal before a Giants game. Day or night game. The food is excellent, they serve you quickly, and it's one block from ATT park.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paragon excels...
    Bobsays
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Paragon is consistently good, with above average service (server turnover is a problem - the ball park crowd keeps staff churn very high) but overall a good experience...and the food is very good - nice combinations and nice variety from burgers to excellent salads and soups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DrJ2
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Always enjoy Paragon. A great spot for a meal before a Giants game; although the lunch menu on game days is really limited.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best pre & post Giants dinner fare
    Eat2Bhealthy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Paragon does not disappoint. Food was delicious, well priced and wait staff was very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-game Meal
    FoodLover
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Several of us met before a Giants' game for an early dinner. The restaurant was crazy busy but the servers had their priorities straight...after a few minutes to puruse the menu, our order was taken and very shortly we were served a tasty and hot meal. The food not only tasted good but looked good, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We went to Paragon before a Giants game and it was incredibly loud, so loud we couldn't have a conversation. The food and drink was okay, the service spotty, and considering the crush of humanity it was not a pleasant experience. Don't think I'll return. It's great for the frat boys and girls who like to yuk it up and drink themselves silly before a baseball game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    school
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was quite good. Ambience pleasant. Service good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!
    Stan
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Located a block away from at&t Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, Paragon offers excellent dining and a great wine list. Perfect for entertaining clients, or just a way to take a break from your busy workday, Paragon is a wonderful experience to be had.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, nice spot
    doltond
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Interesting menu, great food, fun place - we will be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-game spot
    Happy2eat
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This place is great. I wish we went there more often than pre-Giants games. Three of us had the salmon & it was outstanding. I had the "crispy" skin chicken & it was memorable. The wait staff is always efficient and courteous. And last but not least, they have Old Rasputin Imperial Ale on draft.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We always like to go to Paragon before a SF Giants day game. We shared a Cobb salad and a Chicken sandwich. Both were yummy! Paragon's Cobbs are the best!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We always have a wonderful time. Everyone there is very friendly and the service is outstanding! Everything we have ordered is great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic