My favorite restaurant
Blue Plate has become my favorite restaurant. THis is my "Go To" place when I need to treat myself. Their Mac & Cheese really is the best, and their meatloaf is amazing (and I don't eat meat frequently). They have maintained their high standards over the years. The staff is very friendly & helpful, the vibe neighborly and casual. I find this a quintessential San Francisco restaurant, and look forward to returning.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greeted warmly
and it only got better from there. The service was friendly, knowlegeable and helpful. The food was wonderful! We were a party of 4 and shared the English Pea Salad and the Star Canyon Baby Kale Salad - both were delicious. Entrees were the salmon, fried chicken, meatloaf and pork chop. I had a bite of every one and they were tasty, beautifully seasoned and cooked perfectly. The fried chicken and pork chop were a real treat because every single bite was moist. This was a great experience. I would love to go back and enthusiastically recommend the Blue Plate!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the appetizers have amazing flavors. Deviled eggs, squid, lamb riblets, sardine. We also like the salmon for te main course.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always love our meals at Blue Plate. Sit outside if you can. Favorites from this meal were the deviled eggs, the pappardelle & the key lime pie!
General note, Friday & Saturday nights get very busy. Go early if we are looking for a quick dining experience.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great. Love sitting at the counter and interacting with the chef and his team. Especially love the pork chop but could just eat every one of the appetizers for a meal.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always! love this place and have returned many times.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still good after all these years...
Sean Thomas and Cory Obenaur team up to make some of the most innovative dishes with an American origin. Max and all the other chefs really know what they are doing behind that bar. Have the Kale salad and the meatloaf. Desserts also delicious.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
I have never had a mediocre meal at Blue Plate. It's one of those very few consistently super restaurants, and has been for 10 years or more. The warm and cozy decor and the cute patio mean there's not really a bad seat in the house. On the menu, the fried chicken is a MUST. Truth be told, everything on the menu (and the wine list) is fantastic. This is one of my very favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Good for an intimate dinner for two, a meal with friends, or a birthday dinner, Blue Plate never disappoints.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always good and
The food is always good and the staff is lovely. My one issue is that it get so loud (and sometimes warm) once the dinner room is full. We usually have our 4-year-old daughter with us and the noise can become a big detraction for her (and me).
Will still be back, but need to be on the seniors schedule.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't go wrong. Order anything and expect it to be the best taste you've ever experiencing. Love this place and the consistancy!!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time here - and it was amazing! The small plate heirloom tomato & peach salad and the deviled eggs were absolutely wonderful! For the main course we had the ribeye steak for two with fingerling potatoes and peas. It was amazing too. Not to mention the side of drunken macaroni and goat cheese which melted in our mouths.
We will go back - regularly!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I really enjoy
My husband and I really enjoy Blue Plate. When we have friends visiting from out of town, we find this place perfect for a group setting.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely loved the food and place. Wish it was a tad quieter but maybe only if they got some sort of sound absorber. Otherwise top notch service and food. Make reservations and it's easy as pie... mmm pie. Outstanding fried chicken and meatloaf! Mashed potatoes were out of this world!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
EAT HERE!! IT'S WONDERFUL!
EVERYTHING is delicious! It doesn't matter what you order!
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
easy to be pleased
blue plate is super close to me and im glad its there...i can make a quick reservation on open table, and walk down the hill with my guests...with royal cuckoo nearbye...its a great way to entertain
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
warm neighborhood haunt
Charming neighborhood haunt. Relaxed, creative and tasty food.
We sat in the window and looked out on the bustle of Mission Street. Great.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my girlfriend there for her birthday and she loved it!. The service was incredible, they were all so nice. We had a great table overlooking the garden so it wasn't as noisy as the rest of the restaurant. She adored her salmon and heirloom tomato salad and I had the trout rillet & pork belly appetized that was incredible. I also got the meatloaf and their mashed potatoes are to die for! I took some leftovers home for my husband who is not a meatloaf fan but he said if we go back to Blue Plate he would actually order it it was that good. All in all a fabulous evening. If you haven't been there yet, go!!!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Plate is like no other!
It is a rare thing that I review any restaurants as I just don't usually have an experience that is worth taking my time to do so. However, this time is different! I can't rave enough about the quality of the food and the extremely interesting taste profiles. It was my favorite kind of dining--really great flavors that are not overworked; simple, yet complex. Absolutely everything I ordered was perfection. The squid was cooked perfectly and the accompanying ingredients were perfect. I have never had a better fried chicken, or any chicken for that matter. The pappardelle with truffle was to die for. I will be going back again many times over for this incredible food!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do you know how many new restaurant
Do you know how many new restaurants open in SF every year? When we want to go out to dine this is the one of the only places we crave and want to go back to! The food is interesting and innovative and always delicious. The wine list is diverse and approachable. The owners are hard working families with kids that love food and care about their business and it shows.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dinner was delicious - I had the pardon pepper appetizer and salmon dinner - crispy skin- yum! We ordered one of the Rose bottles which was a good complement to our meal. Fast friendly service. Try the key lime pie for dessert.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite places to eat in Bernal Heights! We love the comfort food and the staff is always extremely pleasant. Highly recommended!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place! Everthing,
Loved this place! Everthing, from the romaine salad to the meatloaf and mac-n-cheese was excellent! Service was prompt and warm. I will definitely go back!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Blue Plate many times in the past few years and have never been disappointed. We always bring out of town guests here. The food is outrageous. I had the fried chicken which is deboned before cooking. So delicious and easy to eat without the bones.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
As a single mom with three
As a single mom with three kids, it is not often that I get a chance to break free of the mac and cheese. So, when I do (generally with out of town friends whom I love and want to treat to a great experience) it is very important that where I go be the great experience I so desperately need, want and frankly, deserve. Through the past 10 years, every single time, Blue Plate has been consistently there for me. Each time I go it just blows me away with the beautiful and delicious food. This time was no different. As always, my friends and I were extremely impressed with the food, the presentation, the service and the place it self. Love.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet friends
Not expecting to find a place like this in the location. Very welcoming. Good menu. We had good service. We were very wrapped up in meeting old friends from out of town. However, the food just kept us pleased the whole evening. Shared bites from each others dishes and like everything. I had meatloaf which was nicely seasoned. Guest had pork dish, and a pasta dish. Wife had fish. Key Lime pie was also a great finish to the meal.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. People were really friendly, which made the place that much nicer. It's a fun, casual, local place to dine. Like eating at a friend's. The grilled squid was good - tender, nicely paired with apples, olives, and hazelnut aioli. The chopped romaine salad was ok. It seemed a little water-y. And the portion small. The pork shoulder confit with butter beans, spanish chorizo, nepitella, san marzano tomato jam was a little crunchy on the outside - which was a nice contrast to the tender inside. I thought the beans could have been cooked more, so it would be creamier. The apple pie was ok. Pie crust is what makes a pie for me and it wasn't there. The vanilla ice cream on the other hand was really good though!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the service was excellent at Blue Plate. I really enjoyed the of the dishes and unexpected flavor combinations. The atmosphere was warm and unpretentious. Would definitely return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than ever
My husband always orders fried chicken if it's on the menu. Now I'm thinking Blue Plate's is my favorite. The ribeye was even better than I remembered it. Also, their key lime pie is so darn good. Every time we go back I think we need to go more often. It's a happy place.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing PALEO feast of a dinner!
My boyfriend and I enjoyed the most wonderful dinner the other night at Blue Plate. We both follow the paleo / caveman diet (no grains/gluten, no dairy etc.), and were able to enjoy wonderful appetizers and a meal with few to no substitutions. We started with the smoked trout deviled eggs and chopped romaine salads sans dressing, which were both delicious. For the main course, we shared the painted hills ribeye for two, which was actually adequately sized for my boyfriends ravenous appetite and my need to eat equally as much as he does....needless to say it was the most delicious ribeye I have ever had.
Well priced, great service from the waitstaff, decent portion sizes, and healthy food options. Highly recommended!!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little loud -
It was a little loud for a Sunday night but the food and service was well worth the trip!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect! As Uusual
We've been to so many food destination spots with hype and every time we think "not as good as Blue Plate!". Seriously every dish is amazing and we are super picky. The fried chicken is the best I've ever had. The key lime pie is amazing! I don't even really like pie and this is one of my top favorite desserts. Appetizers are creative, refreshing and rotating. Many people come for the complex and beyond expectations meat loaf. When we eat there we look around and see all the other diners shaking their heads as if to say "yes yes damn this is good!".
Staff is beyond sweet!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Plate Rocks!
The only bad thing is it's location on Mission is a little dicey, and parking can be challenging, but it's worth it!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Plate rocks!
Always a delicious meal at Blue Plate with great service and a cozy vibe.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Blue Plate!
Not our first time here, can't count how many times, and always a great experience. First the amazing warm and delicious rosemary focaccia bread for munching. I had the deviled eggs with trout (amazing!) and the rest of our party had the salad with a tomato vinaigrette. Delish! My daughter had the chicken which was crunchy on the outside and so tender and moist on the inside. My niece had the macaronic salad and was in cheesy heaven. My husband and I had the meat load with mashed potatoes and string beans and it was, as always, the very best meat loaf and mash ever. We were seated in the garden, as requested, and it made the meal even more enjoyable. Great wines, great food, great service in a garden setting - perfection!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date night spot!
Great little hidden spot! Food was delicious our server was a little slow but it allowed us to enjoy the ambiance. The staff was great they cleared and cleaned our table after evey meal they were very attentive made up for server being caught up with her other tables. Would definitely come back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still SO GOOD!
After 15 years Blue Plate still turns out super delicious food and had a great, neighborhood vibe.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for two or five....
I've been to The Blue Plate with just two of us and now with five and either way it is consistently great food and service! The appetizer with faro, poached egg was terrific as was the roasted beet salad. The meat loaf and fried chicken were favorites!
The wine was wonderful with our meals.
This restaurant is truly one of the very best!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Overall - Steak Underwhelming
This is the second time I attended Blue Plate, and I would definitely return. Overall the dining experience was above average. I really like how they have a wide variety of small plates so that you can sample a variety of flavors. Deviled eggs, mussels, and beat salad were all delicious, and enjoyed the flavors of the steak.
However, the steak itself had a fair amount of fat, and given the smallish sized portions, my guest and I left a little underwhelmed in that regard. Overall, great experience, but I'll be steering (pun intended) clear of the steak next time, opting for the meatloaf or pork shoulder I've had in the past.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beyond the Blue Door
Once you get past the Door Divas, you are in for a special treat. But getting past that door can be a trial requiring patience and humility. This past Friday night, 10/25, the first of our party to arrive was greeted with "Please wait, I am working on an important reservation" (really), and the second was told "we already sat one of your party, you can walk back there and find them" (seriously). A busy night, granted, but the hostess really puts the "spit" in HoSPITality. Did I mention that the food, as always, was fantastic, and the service, once you are seated, friendly and professional
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant. The food is great, the service is even better (the wait person remembered what wine I ordered over one month ago), and the ambience is very comfortable and friendly and warm.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
This was my second dinner at Blue Plate and it was even better than the first! My father was visiting and he was thrilled with the restaurant as well. Looking forward to many delicious meals there in the future!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Experience Overall
As usual, the food was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Made a reservation for 8pm and were told upon arriving at 8pm that there wouldn't be a table ready for a while, another group was ahead of us. We were told that we could go down the street and grab a drink and they'd call us when the table was ready. When I responded that we might just wait outside, the hostess told me that wouldn't get us a table any faster. Ok. Thanks for the info...Perhaps this happens at Blue Plate regularly but her response seemed odd and somewhat snarky. Anyhow, we did go down the street and have another drink and eventually got our table (45 minutes later) and a good time and a good meal was had. Keep up the good food...tone down the snark...
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely place, great service
Lengthy (and good) wine list, balanced menu and fantastic service. Food had a little too much salt for my tastes, but otherwise an excellent evening.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is amazing!! I really enjoyed eating here the other night. I haven't been to the Blue Plate in 5 years and forgot how good it was. A little on the pricy side. I felt that paying $31 on a cut up steak and $5 on one cup of chamomile tea was a bit excessive. But overall, the quality of the food is really good. You can taste it. The meatloaf was $17 and very moist and hot when it came to the table. I'll be coming back. Just know that it is not an inexpensive place to eat. The ingredients seem very good though!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfy and Delish
I have been to Blue Plate many times and it always draws me back. There is always something spectacular on the menu and anything you try will, at minimum, be very good. The wait staff is very professional and courteous. The space is so homey and beautiful and comfortable --- just like my house would be if I had a fortune to spend on art. Think about trying anything that is served in a broth! Meat loaf, farmer's cheese dumplings, lamb ravioli -- YUM!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly Fresh Comfort Food
Blue Plate is always on their game and never pretentious. Tiny spot which makes it hard to have a private conversion and not especially good for large groups but always well presented and delicious. The kale salad was the best I have ever tasted and I am not a big fan of kale.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Customer Service
Blue Plate continues to be a staple of mine since I moved to this city a year ago. I typically don't mention it to many because it's always reliably fantastic quality, fair prices & phenomenal service. What's better is that they're typically open for a last minute reservation too. My last experience, I was surprised that my meal was subpar. However, when the owner found out of my experience he contacted me directly to apologize, diagnose the problem (which happened to be the new chef forgot an important step in the basting process) and rectify the situation above and beyond my satisfaction.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Felt welcomed the minute we entered. Great staff. The food is exquisite! The waygu beef cooked to perfection accompanying vegetables seasoned perfectly. The Salmon with vanilla braised fennel and rye mayonnaise is memorable! Love the kale salad.
Noise level was comfortable enough to not have to strain to hear or to yell. All in all a relaxed atmosphere with delicious food.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and enjoyable
This place is spectacular, the food is amongst the best in San Francisco; I do not say that lightly. I spent a lot of money perhaps I should not have, but I enjoyed it so much that I walked away very happy.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super food and atmosphere
I have eaten here twice in the last few weeks and loved it both times. Great menu and all the appetizers super tasty. Only had one entree -- the fried chicken- very good! Great friendly service and nice cosy atmosphere.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM