Postrio
Postrio

Postrio

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.postrio.com/
  • Phone: 4157767825x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Mon-Sun: 6:30 am-10:00 am (10:30 am on Weekends)

    Dinner: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Armstrong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: A mulitute of private dining and catering options are available, with custom menus based on your group's needs. Please contact erica.simonson@postrio.com for more info.
  • Private Party Facilities: Make a Grand Entrance and enjoy a truly unique dining environment just steps away from Union Square! Our Grand Salon with its sweeping staircase can accommodate 30-300 guests and is the most compelling reception space in the city. We also have private space for meetings or dining from 12-30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Erica Simonson 8888092024

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Taylor and Mason
  • Public Transit: We are only a block from the Powell Street cable car lines, and a short 5 block walk to Powell Street Bart Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking $15.00+tax the first three hours,$5.00+tax for each additional hour.
A word from Postrio
Postrio knows just what you're looking for. Comforting food. Relaxing drinks. Intimate surroundings. All coming together in a gathering spot worthy of one of the world's great cities.

And you'll find us right where you need us: just off Union Square in the thick of San Francisco.

Relax. We'll take it from here.
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Postrio reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.4
    Service2.9
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
28% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (3)good for groups (2)romantic (2)great for lunch (1)fit for foodies (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • I think it's closed
    Annnnonomus
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    When I got there I was told it would be the last day it was open. So I wasn't sure what to order and are light. However the food was still good but not what I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Sad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Too bad about the change in ownership..... It was very sad and disappointing.....Never again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but poor service
    Sfbrit
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    As ways the food was great but service was poor. Waitress was very nice, but inexperienced. We ended up leaving before our we could order our main entree and dessert and paying at the bar due to inabailty to get her attention.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacor1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Good food and close to the theater. We appreciated the discount for theatergoers, but we would go there anyway.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tommy
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We enjoyed the food selections and the service. It is a good location for a light bite before going to the theater. Very nice décor etc. I was surprised at the dining room being almost empty at 6 p. m. on a Wednesday.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks and Apps at Postrio
    Star41632
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We started our evening at Postrio. Our server was nice but took a very long time to bring out drinks (despite the place being practically empty) ... in fact our appetizer came way before hand. Decided not to stay for dinner as we wanted to explore more. I remembered it being more lively when I went years ago. Have heard they changed management since my last visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3.2
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service2.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 514 reviews are from the Postrio reviews archive.
  • excellent
    Agent415
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I am a foodie. A pastry chef turned real estate agent. Although the interior is quite dated (looks like a Michelin star restaurant, but from the 90s), the meal we had was DELICIOUS. New flavors. Not a single dish disappointed. Grilled peach salad with arugula -- excellent. Brussel sprouts were unlike any other Brussels I have had (and I have had a lot of B. sprouts). Truffle fries need no comment and the fig, gorgonzola pizza was out of this world. I'm a local and I was impressed. I remember my parents frequenting here a lot a decade back. Glad to see it still has it's food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had a reservation, we showed up, and the it was closed!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice visit
    ErikaSF
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It has been many years since I enjoyed frequent visits to the bar at Postrio, back in its heyday in the 1990s. The place still looks great. The menu selections are limited, and the food is less creative. However, the dinner was good. We loved the crudo and the pizza with figs. They also had good cocktails. I hear the place is being sold and possibly re-vamped. It is still a great space, and may turn into a destination restaurant once again. .
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, empty restaurant
    JT13
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    7pm Friday night, maybe four total tables full in very large restaurant. Decor was dated, service wasn't outstanding. But really no complaints, drinks and food were brought out incredibly fast. Food was great! Prices were high but reasonable. Not sure why this restaurant wasn't busy! Tried several high end restaurants this weekend, food here was my favorite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what it used to be
    nobody
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Post Rio will close in two months to get the Wolfgang Puck out of it. He left two years ago and today it is really just a normal hotel restaurant. Service was exceptional and we had a great waitress. But the restaurant is not special anymore. Come here for a burger or salad but it is NOT at all what it used to be. It is just a hotel restaurant and that is what you should go into it realizing. Key though is it is closing and will be gone in 2 months.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for before the show
    dylanmac
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The Kale salad was excellent. The pizza less so - but still good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This is the second time we have been here and was disappointed this time. Food just OK and service the same. New owner??
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • style
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I stayed away when the menu changed. Now my faves are back, and so am I.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike's Review
    Mike
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Limited Menu, Service Fair, Food mediocre at best. This was my first time and last time at this establishment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prosutto and fig
    Renatayangel
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The pizza was great it had a little bit of truffle oil fig it was awsome this is a great place to bad it was empy i will recomend it just to go have some snack or pizza!!!!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment!
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We arrived at 9:45am for an Easter breakfast to find that Postrio was closing in 15 minutes at 10am. We were encouraged to sit at any of the tables which were ALL empty. There was no one there, the place looked like it was being closing for good and perhaps should. Both Postrio and The Prescott Hotel are in dire need of major renovations. Today they both look like they belong in the Tenderloin District. We went to Parallel 37 and got five star service, food and atmosphere!
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  • once dazzling, today tired...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Postrio has become tired. menu very limited, wonder why they stay open at all. food was just okay. service was good, and of course, it was quiet... we'll not return until we hear something new.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    mapama
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I love Postrio in Las Vegas and was looking forward to the lobster club sandwich in San Francisco. I had been to this location many years ago and remembered a very pleasant dining experience. on this trip, i found the menu to be very limited....no lobster club. With such a limited menu,the food should have been outstanding but fell short.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before show
    ShowStopper
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The restaurant has a very nice charm and has a great menu. The waiter brought our wine very quickly and took our appetizer order but the appetizers took forever to come out. We were attending a show but had to finish our appetizers quickly and leave for the show. Unable to order dinner. I would like to return to try the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great but where are diners?
    FineDiner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went back to Postrio recently after a long hiatus. It is still spectacular -- great food, lovely ambience and setting. But we were shocked at how few diners there were -- not sure what has happened. The place used to be packed on all three levels during weekends, and there were barely 6 tables occupied on a Sat. night. Perhaps they need to improve their marketing?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past its prime
    Garth
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Years ago, this was a restaurant for special occasions. Now, it is just a lobby bar with good food. The menu is short, but that may be all that the kitchen can handle. Service was below par; could not understand the server and he took our menus after we ordered appetizers so we had to ask for them back to order our entrees and next round of drinks.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What happened to Postrio?
    Coco
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Postrio used to be a fun, happening, full of life spot that had wonderful food. They just need to shut it down. We should have known something was off when we had such a good choice of reservation slots on a Friday night. The bottle of wine was good, but other than that we wasted good money on mediocre food and horrible surrounding. I am angry at myself for not reading recent reviews before we went. I was assuming it was the same Postrio from the Wolfgang Puck days. Do not waste your money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Wolfgang Puck has been a favorite chef.Post. This restaurant had been a favorite. Knowing we would be in SFO and able to eat here again made me happy. Food was good. Limited menu.service not attentive. Restaurant not crowded. Ordered miss think Wolfgang should visit this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    sumatpar
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Expectations were not met on our anniversary dinner. Service friendly but spotty - I had to remind server to bring our wine to the table. Our entrees were definitely of the "small plate" variety ... in fact they looked as though they were our appetizers. My wife's scallops were much too salty and my lamb portion was just OK and not warm enough. Only bright spot was the complimentary desserts offered for our anniversary.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We are return customers
    Tinalar
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    we love the dining rooms and decor and atmosphere, , food is always excellent. We usually stay at the Prescott Hotel so it's convenient to have a great restaurant next door.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a Remodel
    HungryGuy
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The food was excellent, but the ambience was decidedly in the need of an update. We had hanger steak with potatoes, and chicken breast, which were very tasty, although the plates should have been warmer. Bottom line, the food was very good, but the atmosphere was lacking.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hotel restaurant
    waterstrider
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    This restaurant is in the Klimpton hotel a few blocks up the hill from Market and 5th. The atmosphere is rather old-fashioned like fancy restaurants of the 60's. The food was surpringly good and innovative for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In decline?
    sharpes95
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The once lively and bustling post street destination today seems worn out and faded. The main dining room sits empty with diners confined to the mezzanine.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tired...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had been many years since dining at this once-iconic restaurant; thought it would be good to go back and experience it again. Went on Valentine's night and was very disappointed. The empty bar at 7pm on Valentine's was the initial tip-off that this place has gone downhill.... the main dining room at the very bottom of the stairs was not even set up. The food was mediocre - though the salad course was pretty good; and the service was friendly but rushed. The dishes seemed to be delivered immediately after the previous course was cleared (not sure why because there was not a line out the door waiting for our table...). Anyway, will have fond memories of the old days at this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place is amazing
    Cecilia
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I love the ambience and the food. Awesome date place. My hubby and I had our anniversary here. We might do this a yearly thing with the amazing experience we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not nearly as good as it was.
    JohnG56
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I was really disappointed after returning after 8 or 10 years! Service was good but the menu was very limited. Had a good table overlooking the deserted downstairs. I won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was my 5th time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    It was my 5th time dining at postrio in the last 15 years. It really hit the spot, perfect for the occassion. Everything what exceptional and creative in a down-home, gourmet way. Our server was helpful with interpreting the menu, really knew his stuff, great recomendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had an outstanding evening
    Bren
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    First time back in 20 years (live in L.A.), but the food and service were exquisite. I will make a reservation here every time I go to San Fran.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Whitney
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We made a very late reservation for 9:45pm after working a long day. We were 5 minutes late, when we arrive and the sign was placed out front that it was not taking new seating. But, upon seeing our open table reservation, we were seated right away. Our server was extremely friendly and professional, even though it was very late and we were the only tale there. Food came fast and delicious. We had a wonderful meal to round out our day in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit embarrassed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We took some out of town friends to dinner there - after leaving out of the area for some time, not having gone for awhile either. while it wasn't back, I expected more. the lower dining room was lit but not used. I wasn't looking for foodie, but I expected a better standard.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still happenin'…
    Anna
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Naou couldn't have been more attentive … He doted on our 7 year old and guided us in our selections … it was such a lovely meal…we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food!
    FDiaz
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Delicious dinning options with an outstanding wine selection to pair with your meal. My only regret is that I couldn't order one of everything to eat that evening otherwise believe me I would have! Elegant restaurant to take that special person in your life, but don't wait for a special reason to enjoy a visit there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice, good food
    tmhilbush
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The bench seating was a bit shabby and the lighting in the elevated area in which we were seated was a bit bright. But the food was very good, overall I'd recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Disappoinment
    Disappointed
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We were looking for a real dining experience but the combination of flavors just didn't work. In addition, the menu was very limited, and did not offer a rounded selection. I had the halibut "fish and chips". The fish was cooked to perfection, but the tartar sauce was tasteless. The pea mash was stone cold and didn't compliment the fish at all. The hanger steak my husband had, though cooked just right, was seasoned with an odd flavor and was only served with potatoes. The pellegrino I was served was warm and the cappucino we ordered came after we finished our dessert. Overall, we were disappointed with our date night meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate