Park Tavern
Park Tavern

Park Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parktavernsf.com/
  • Phone: 4159897300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER:
    Sunday- Thursday : 5:30PM to 10:00PM
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM to 11:00PM

    LUNCH:
    Friday: 11:30 to 2:30PM

    BRUNCH:
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 2:30PM

    BAR:
    Tuesday - Friday: 5:00PM to 12:00AM
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM to 12:30AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Puccio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Filbert St & Union St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Park Tavern
With an exciting mix of vintage fixtures, comfortable furnishings, and handsome textures, Park Tavern is an elegant spin on a North Beach neighborhood classic. Owner Anna Weinberg and designer Kendra Nicholas of Park Interiors collaborated to divide the room into unique, dedicated spaces -- the handsome marble bar, the terra cotta floored cafe with windows that open onto the patio facing Washington Park, the comfortable dining room with tufted leather banquettes, and an open kitchen with a chef’s counter.

Park Tavern will showcase Chef Partner Jennifer Puccio's talents with delicious American bistro classics and emphasize seafood from a wood burning oven. From raw to fried, expect boldly flavored dishes that you'll want to eat several times a week.

Serving up classic cocktails with the candor and character of an old friend, you won't find any overly fancy mixology here. But when it comes to wines, you find something for everyone!
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Park Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
277 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (163)neighborhood gem (133)vibrant bar scene (113)special occasion (112)hot spot (109)great for brunch (90)good for groups (77)romantic (56)great for outdoor dining (42)great for lunch (41)notable wine list (39)late-night find (16)scenic view (15)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    To loud and food wasn't up to par with what we've had before. Three out of four of our entrees weren't done. Beans that were served with the pork chops weren't done either! Appetizers were the best but not worth the price of making a return to the restaurant.s
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  • Amazing Food
    DinnerfortwoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had some of the best food ever here with a selection of appetizers and small plates. The burrata cheese with lemon chips and melon and cucumber salad were excellent. Fried clams, sardines on toast and potatoes with fresh corn and chilies were all expertly done and so flavorful. A lively atmosphere and good service combine with the excellent food to make this a perfect choice in North Beach. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Outstanding
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to Park Tavern with some friends for Sunday Brunch. We had a wonderful experience! The food was amazing, the atmosphere just wonderful, and the service was terrific! It looks like a European bistro, we just loved it! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ccmamaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had not been in that side of SF in quite some time. I did not regret to have venture there and eating at the PT, food and service was absolutely delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    MelissaE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Spent a Saturday morning here for brunch. Great food, great service, great time. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North beach fave!
    Jess
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service is fantastic, and the food is so delicious it's hard to share because you want it all for yourself. I can't say enough good things, go... go....go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent !
    Diningout
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A homerun by Anna and Jenn.. absolutely loved it !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed enjoyment but will return
    polkgulchgourmetVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My husband and I loved the shrimp Devils on Horseback (although they weren't devilish in the sense of spicy) but the additions to the deviled eggs were too overwhelming. My red snapper with squash, accompanied by just the right amount of spicy sauce, was cooked perfectly. My husband was not as thrilled with his NY steak although it was cooked to his specifications. We had to change tables because the first one was a corner booth and the table base is so huge that there was no place to put our feet. The chairs we moved to are extremely comfortable (even though they are metal). The service was friendly and not too slow even though it was the Labor Day holiday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    its become too salty:( i assume for midwest tourist, but very sad fir locals:(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner=great. Brunch=underwhelming
    saffafoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to Park Tavern for dinner before. At that time, I loved the food and the service was excellent. Because of the good experience, I took a group of girlfriends there for brunch and unfortunately, left disappointed. It is not an inexpensive brunch, and whilst the ingredients may have been good quality, the taste of the food did not reflect what one would expect given the price. Service was a little inattentive. I receive the wrong drink after waiting a while to order. Dead/old flowers in the restrooms. All in all, not what one would expect from Park Tavern. Whilst I may be back for dinner, they probably won't see me for brunch again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    katreezy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love park tavern! Although their menu rotates, I have never had a single dish that isn't spectacular. Always get the PT fries, and the squash and tomatoes salad was scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lover it!
    SophiaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I loved everything at The Park Tavern. First the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The food was delicious and served The best and freshest ingredients. The service was also good and efficient, all the staff were polite and made us feel more than welcome. If I come back to San Francisco, will definitely come back. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grams70
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were seated on time for our reservation. The server was friendly, attentive. The food was outstanding- flavorful and original. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Ingredients & Great Service
    cwilsonVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The lemon chips were delicate and tasty. The burrata was OK and the corn soup was heavenly. This was my first visit to the Park Tavern- I remember the old WashBag days. PT is much better and I love the moose horns on the wall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We dined for brunch this weekend and had a great experience. The bloody marys were fantastic and most of the food was very good but not great. I would definitely go back. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather and great view but I must say that next we want to dine inside, the interior is awesome. Service was very friendly and timely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TimelyArrival
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    On Washington Square It is bigger than it seems Judging from the front
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Heard it was good and it was up to expectations. Everything was good. We ordered an entree to share and they even split it to separate pates with our sides in the center. Hope to visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Advertised
    Sundancekid67
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant has received a number of outstanding reviews and has been on our list of restaurants to try for some time. The experience more than met our expectations. Beginning with the "signature" cocktails (which were outstanding) through after dinner coffee, the food and drinks, both as to presentation and taste, were better than we have had in some time. The deviled eggs, of course, were a hit, as was the "demons on horseback". Moreover, the service was outstanding; we waited just the right amount of time between servings and the wait staff, while always present, make us feel rushed. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great North Beach Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place for brunch and reasonably priced. Pitcher of mimosa comes with a bottle of champagne and orange juice; servers continued to refill our glasses with mimosa! Very relaxing, yet energetic scene. Food was delicious and great proportions. Getting outdoor seating was difficult, but understandable since the place is very popular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative wine list wih good variety
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Relaxing evening, starting with well made cocktails at the bar with a perfect SF bartender. Dinner more than satisfied our whole group. Wine list presented new finds. Well done, Park Tavern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    So many good choices, I go once every 6-8 weeks and it is always of the highest standard
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Does Not Disappoint
    ElsieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I eat in many great SF restaurants and this is one of my favorites. Great food (brussel sprout appetizer, roast chicken--everything was great and we ordered some things like the sprouts twice), excellent service, and a festive atmosphere. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • Fabulous food and service
    BroseVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our family (4 generations, from 4 months to 93 years old) gathered for a special dinner and we had a wonderful evening! Our server was incredibly attentive, providing a spoon for the baby to teethe on, checking to be sure our food was as ordered and expected and made us feel that our enjoyment was important to her. The food was just as wonderful. We enjoyed our cocktails and then shared lots of delicious starters including soft shelled crab, brussels sprout leaves, deviled eggs and a watermelon/cucumber salad. Entrees were stellar including Portuguese fish stew, steak & fries, scallops. burger and pork chop. Dessert is a must - loved the cherry crumble and bread pudding. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was dsiappointed in the food. While it wasn't bad, it wasn't great. Our server was attentive when it was time to order, etc., but when we tried to get her attention several times for bread she just wasn't panning the room to see if her patrons might need something. We had two Birthdays and she was kind enough to bring out candles, but she brought an additional slice of cake that we did not order and she did include it on the tab. Two candles in the other cake would have been enough or the restaurant could spring for one slice. I did not pick the wine, but my friend chose one and he said the prices ranges were high. For the total we paid, I did not feel it was that great of a dining experience.
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  • great ambiance, mediocre food
    aliforniaxoxo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    service took forever, food all sounded good but tasted okay in reality. didn't have a mind-blowing dining experience like i thought i would, but the location is great and the inner ambiance/decor is awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Loud, mediocre food, limited menu
    Murphymom
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very disappointed with Park Tavern visit August 8 for dinner. The menu was very limited. I wanted to try the lamb, but it was served with sausage. I asked if they could give me just lamb because fatty meats like sausage do not agree with me. They told me they could NOT and that I would have to pay the rate for both, even if they only served me lamb! I was really surprised at their response to my dietary needs and no suggested substitutions. The menu was really limited and no choices for kids, not even pasta. I had the pork chop instead and it was bland. The restaurant was so noisy you could barely hear each other. It was not a pleasant dining experience and I would not go back.
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  • Delish!
    Delish
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Celebrating a birthday & had a great time. Food is outstanding, loved the lemon chips with barrata, and 2 orders of the brussel sprout chips, yum. We basically enjoyed the appetizer portion of the menu, next time we will work on he entrees : )
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Always delicious; Never disappoints
    ragamuffyn
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I love going here on nights that we want to have amazing food and fantastic atmosphere. It's one of the larger restaurants in SF that feels like it's still cozy and classy and, despite being in the middle of touristy North Beach, is actually filled with lots of locals. The modern menu never disappoints, and with a view of the kitchen you get to see the amazing chefs and cooks doing their magic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sf treat
    Pammy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great drinks and nice wine choices. Service terrific. Food fun and inventive but still fit into the comfort food style we all crave .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent! Still salivating thinking about my crispy polenta cakes - YUMM!! The noise level is somewhat loud but that was perfect for my group. Some did complain about the small portion sizes but I thought it was perfect. A great overall experience. Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my fourth time at Park Tavern, and my first real disappointment. I had the chicken (their signature dish), and it was ruined by being badly over-salted. Service was also rather inattentive. (Cocktail, appetizer, and salad all arrived at virtually the same time.) Deviled egg appetizer, as usual, was excellent, as was the salad.
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  • Friday Lunch
    SkykingVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great location for me, since its walking distance. Lunch is only served on Friday, & this was my first time trying it. My choice sounded better than it was, but my friend's fried chicken sandwich was delicious. I would give it another try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable birthday spot
    nene808
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was good. Very vibrant spot for a bar or entertaining dinner. Drinks were a bit slow but the bar was pretty busy on a Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was great. Loved the fried brussels sprouts Cocktails were well crafted and delicious. Service was good, but not very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great American food
    farm2belly
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went here for my wife's bday. It was a little loud, but the food and service were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Appetizers were impressive. We ordered a few appetizers and split 1 entree. The truffle fries with the egg & caviar were interesting and delicious. The presentation was done well with the egg still in its shell. I was impressed. The lamb tongue had great texture, the mustard flavor complimented it well, however it was a bit too salty for me. The brussels sprout chips are delicious and cooked just right. Demons on horseback (prawns wrapped in bacon) are superb! The Wagyu beef jerky was nice to munch on the side, a little dry but not bad. The grass fed ribeye was cooked well but it was not a great cut of meat. It was rather bland and chewy. The chimichurri sauce was very flavorful and powerful, almost to cover up the bland tasting meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    meganrehmVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I came here for brunch this weekend and really enjoyed our meal. I had a reservation so we were seated right away. The atmosphere is great and spacious - so many spots in the city are quite small and crowded. This place was nicely decorated and the service was good. I got the baked eggs. It's basically a couple of eggs baked on top a huge bed of spinach (a little too much for my taste) but the dish was still tasty. The other three people in our party all got burgers and seemed to enjoy them, although one didn't like the horseradish topping on his. But overall, good brunch spot and was happy we didn't have to wait hours for a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    Layton
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I went here on the recommendation of two friends, which means that while we didn't entirely love our experience, others have thoroughly. Ambiance was lovely, and the staff was courteous. It wasn't too busy (Thursday night), which made the (almost too much) time it took to get little things like our wine, bread, and cheese appetizer seem a bit extensive. The cheese sampler was fantastic. The bar steak was fantastic. The brussels sprouts were fine. My wife wasn't very impressed with her roasted beets and other vegetable dish she ordered, while she did enjoy her corn soup.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place!
    Barbara
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I brought an out-of-towner because I had been wanting to go since it opened. It met all my expectations. The brussel sprout crisps were delicious. The squash blossom salad was excellent. And the scallops were to die for. We loved having a before dinner cocktail at the bar and the ambiance of the whole place. I'll look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a great dinner here. The food and setting were excellent. I chose this restaurant based on online reviews and am glad I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.