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Red Tavern
Red Tavern

Red Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redtavernsf.com
  • Phone: (415) 750-9090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00AM - 5:00PM
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We provide full service catering for any occasion serving all your needs - from elaborate weddings and corporate events to intimate parties gathering friends and family.

    You can choose from the a la carte or banquet menu or our catering team is able to prepare a wide range of "off menu" items to satisfy your taste and cravings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th Ave
  • Public Transit: Muni #1 California and 22nd Avenue Stop Muni # 29 Clement and 25th Avenue Stop Muni # 38 Geary and 22nd Avenue Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in the heart of San Francisco Richmond district at 2229 Clement Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues.
A word from Red Tavern
We are located in the heart of San Francisco Richmond district and are inviting you to the culinary adventure discovering how Old World Eastern European cuisine meets contemporary American fare. Our menu offers an assortment of soups, salads, appetizers and main dishes ranging from familiar to exotic and will satisfy most discerning palate. We also serve family style banquet where friends share and enjoy variety of dishes. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The waiter is nice and good service. The food is good. It is worth to have dinning with your love or friends there."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Arrived for an 830 reservation, the place was empty except for one table. Stood at the door for 5 minutes no one showed, left went next door to an italian restuarant that full."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Delicious food. My wife is Ukrainian so I'm very familiar with this kind of food, and it definitely was delicious...the real thing, if you will. As a architect and designer I was critical of the decor, but who cares because the food was excellent as well as the service."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious particularly the ground beef cabbage dish. The place is simple, but it's nice and the food is awesome. Te staff is very nice too."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great Russian food yet with a modern twist. Nothing like it in San Francisco. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We ordered smoked fish, borsch, and Siberian pelmeni for our lunch. The smoked sturgeon and salmon were excellent. The borsch was a bit too salty, but very meaty and authentic. We liked the pelmeni very much. Red Tavern is a hidden gem off the beaten path."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Despite its high ratings in Yelp and Open Table, only one of five of us were impressed by the food. I am quite familiar with the cuisine, and I must say that the food was just OK. The service was just OK as well."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I joined a friend for dinner at the Red Tavern. I found the restaurant on Yelp that morning and made a reservation through Open table. There was one other table with about 15+ people when we arrived, and people kept arriving to join the group. It appeared to be some type of celebration. This is a Russian restaurant and the food was very authentic. We had a great slow paced dinner, which is exactly what we wanted. I would go back again. Very reasonable prices."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "After getting seated, my girlfriend and I were ignored by the waiter for at least 15 minutes with not too many people to actually serve. We then ordered a simple, yet tasty dish -- basic zucchini pancakes. Another couple who came in after us who placed their order got their food before us. It was like we were invisible. This was not the experience of Russian food I was expecting. I will seek elsewhere for that experience."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone based on this experience. We made a reservation only to arrive and see they were having another private party, so no room for us. This is the third time this happened I don't think we will go back."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "Excellent food and variety. Beverage selection was also fantastic. The service was slow albeit friendly. A good find overall."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Six friends and I really enjoyed the food at this charming restaurant. Especially notable was the Beef Stroganoff, the kabobs, very nicely done veggies, and unique desert -Chernosliv. The ambiance was so relaxing in that we were able to converse without raising our voices or straining to hear. The service was also very nice although very, very slow-maybe short-staffed when were there? Plan to give it another try when I am in the area. Very convenient when visiting the Legion of Honor Museum."
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "I made an open table reservation here for 6 and when we got there the waiter acted as if he no record of that. Since I had a confirmation from Open Table, I persisted and after a bit he sat us. This man was our waiter as well and the service was unpolished, to say the least. However, the food was terrific! We enjoyed the borsch soup and the platter of lamb and chicken was delectable. I had chosen this restaurant specifically to celebrate our son's 25th b'day . He spent a year living in Moscow and we wanted to provide him with a happy remembrance of that."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Red tavern remains to be discovered. We had beef stroganoff with a beautiful crust atop tender creamy beef. Rack of lamb was the best main course. Service was wonderful by a nice young man who made recommendations freely. Game hen was roasted well but a little plain. We will be back to try more things."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "We had the pre fixe menu on Valentines Day. The food was amazing. Almost as soon as we were seated the appetizer appeared. Zuccini pancakes with a smoked salmon topping which was delicious. The pierogis were top notch, as well. Our waitress was Katia and she was so nice and pleasant. She made the evening a good one. We will definitely be back to try other things on the menu here."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Russian food, great solyanka and beef stroganoff. Service was slower on a busy day but waiter was apologetic. Big groups (usually families) come to dine. Energetic noise (in russian of course) and friendly staff. Parking is a challenge if youre not lucky (we got lucky). Overall we would recommend for groups, couples and family. Wine glasses used in dining table."
    Dined on 1/13/2013
  • "Food was interesting, had some great dishes there. My biggest complaints are parking took 30min and service was slow/inattentive."
    Dined on 11/24/2012
  • "You won't go away hungry. The Red Tavern features many regional specialties from Russia, Bulgaria and even some middle eastern dishes. Food is heavy, but tasty. Not everyday for me, but when in the mood for smoked fish, borscht, stroganoff or dumplings. They do great things with potatoes."
    Dined on 10/28/2012
  • "Food was authentic and tasted great however service was the complete opposite. If you leave hungry, it's your own fault. Portion sizes are huge. Only one server who had the personality of a rock. Extremely slow so don't expect to have a quick meal."
    Dined on 10/4/2012
  • "My mouth was watering after reading the online menu, but, alas, the larder was almost bare. The poor, embarrassed server had to keep saying "Sorry, we're out of ...." After maybe half an hour I finally managed to order three items--potato pierogi, worth going for, a side dish of perfectly prepared kasha (toasted buckwheat groats), and what would have been a great cabbage salad to a cilantro-lover (a prominent feature unmentioned on the menu). If management could get its act together, there's definitely talent in the kitchen."
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "Red Tavern is unique in the outer Richmond District. Excellent Russian and Eastern European foods; from appetizers through soups and salads to entrees and desserts. All served as hearty portions by attentive staff."
    Dined on 2/24/2012
  • "Busy and tasty. Seemed like the waitstaff was overwhelmed all night. I felt like they might be cooking and serving at the same time. Actually, it felt like the waiter might be the only one for a 14+ table restaurant. Even so, he tried hard and the bill was a good deal (he waived corkage for the long waits). I would try again to see if they staff up for Fridays/weekends a little better as the food was good and might have been great if more timely."
    Dined on 1/6/2012
  • "Odd to call a place with no hard liquor, and extremely limited wine list, a tavern. We thought it would be very authentic -- we were the only non-Russian-appearing people at first. Attentive service. And we loved our appetizers: his borscht and my zucchini cakes. But the main dishes were boring/bland: beef stroganoff and pork shnitzel. Reasonably priced, but not good enough to go back."
    Dined on 12/26/2011
  • "while on the surface the red tavern might not look like a fancy restaurant, the food was fabulous. lots of russian family recipes and other eastern european favorites. The waiter was from Georgia and was experienced at food service. And at the end of the meal the wallet was not that much lighter, while the stomach was very, very full."
    Dined on 12/17/2011