Best lobster beet salad ever!!
Best lobster beet salad ever!! Huge beer selection! We went on a Friday night and it was PACKED - luckily we had reservations and were seated immediately. The noise level is high which didn't bother us but it may some people. It actually helped keep our conversation private because the tables are very close (it is a small place). Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Reasonable prices too.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bar Crudo still rocks out
Bar Crudo still rocks out tasty seafood combinations. Love the happy hour special. And the service is great. Only minus is the really noisy space on the 2nd floor. the noise reverbs off the ceiling up there.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't go if you don't like
Don't go if you don't like raw and or seafood in general. This is the best and the freshest for good raw and creative preparations. This time we were able to take advantage of the Happy Hour offerings. A really good deal and until 6:30 PM on Sunday. Nice !!
5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food... Questionable service.
I love Bar Crudo and come quite often. The food is incredible but a few times I have felt the host used some questionable tactics. Most recently I waited an additional 20 minutes after we had arrived for our 8pm reservation. Mean while multiple tables got sat before us. A few weeks ago the host asked if my boyfriend and I "would be done in an hour," since she had a reservation coming in. Rude. The rest of the staff is great but I've been troubled by the 2 hosts a few times now.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A variety of seafood that will delight your palate in numerous ways is served at this very unpretentious, yet lively restaurant. We were there right at the open and the whole place filled up quickly. I'm sure that the happy hour specials had something to do with it. All items were delicious. Great vibe about the place and we had a delightful conversation with a local couple sitting to our right. Excellent people watching restaurant. If you can get a seat at the bar (we couldn't) do it. Great view of the chefs. definitely would go back.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like it raw
I have not been in Bar Crudo for a while, but I had out of towners who wanted seafood, and there was no doubt in my mind Bar Crudo was the place. The crudo sampler is one of the best SF dishes. Thank you for delivering!
The food was excellent, and although the wine we had was great, the only disappointment was the poor selection of local and California/West Coast wines on the list. Still, I can't wait to go back for the cooked part of the menu!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome place, been here many times. The food and the service are awesome, very fresh. Only complaint is that the noise is too loud. They really should put some noise dampeners in that place
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Date Night
The restaurant is fairly small, cramped even, on the 1st level. Luckily we were provided with a table in the loft. Make reservations! It was packed. Loved the ambiance, although at one point later in the evening the noise grew rather loud because of a couple of boisterous tables. We ordered oysters, char, whole crab, and seafood chowder. The Char was my favorite--subtly paired with creme fraiche, a sprig of dill, and what I think was wasabi roe. The condiments (cocktail sauce and a Mignonette sauce) for the oysters and crab, were delicious. Everything was fairly simple, but so good. Pleasantly surprised by the extensive beer list. The menu is pricey, but given the quality of food, service, and ambiance we'd definitely return.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
happy hour heaven
i make reservations for happy hour (you have to) because it's the best happy hour value for the quality of food.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here for dinner with my parents and boyfriend, and the experience was awesome! From the food to the excellent staff, who are extremely attentive, friendly and quick...
I love this place!!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greatest crab I've ever eaten
My boyfriend and I were visiting from Toronto, and heard good things about this place online. Once we arrived, the vibe was energetic, and intimate. We ordered the crab, and I have to say, it was the best crab we ever had. I also enjoyed the lobster and beet salad. Everything about this place was wonderful!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most exciting dinner in a long time
even though it was all seafood, every dish was kept fresh and had a twist that would surprise you. Would definitely go back.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a Tasty treat!
Loved the crudos, lobster, and assorted oysters, all in a fun/hip/trendy setting!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was surprisingly good! This was our first time at Bar Crudo. We came with no expectations and every dish that was recommended was just great. The quantities were decent sizes. The variety was on the small side, but you couldn't go wrong. Quality wins!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite go-to
My girlfriend and I found Bar Crudo on a whim when we yelped new places to try oysters, our favorite dinner food. This was one of the top hits, and proved to be well worth the reservation. Fresh food with unique pairings, a very friendly and responsive staff, and a relaxed, romantic ambiance! We have been back three times since our first visit about a month ago! The oysters and crudo raw sampler are a must when they have all of the items in stock. Their arctic char is delicious, whether it be in their starter salad or entree. The lobster beet salad is another great starter. My personal favorite dish, however, is their mussels entree. Perfectly prepared with an amazing tomato garlic sauce.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Fish in SF
Just love the beautifully prepared fresh fish, great beer selection and friendly service. Only wish it was quiet enough to hear one's dining partners.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we had made a reservation! It's a crowded place and many people standing along the walls waiting for a table. The waitstaff was busy, so sometimes we waited, but when they got to us they were very pleasant and accommodating. The beer list is fantastic, and we had fun trying different ones. We had the butterfish, which was very good, and the whole bass which was just mediocre. But the highlight was the Crudo for two. Afterwards, we both agreed that we would have enjoyed just having several plates of that for dinner (but that would have been even more expensive....it's pricey). Since it is VERY noisy, I'm not sure I would recommend for a romantic evening or date night. Good place to go with friends, a hot spot. A hip, good-looking crowd.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome! newish and fun
Food blew me and my friends away. great service and unbelievable food I couldn't get anywhere else.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Inventive, fresh and delightful
Dinner was a very memorable experience, starting off with the sampler of Crudo (because I couldn't just pick one!) which were all fantastic. Next up the beet, lobster burrata salad was simply perfect. Ending with a cup of the seafood chowder one would expect to still be hungry but it was the perfect amount of food, spice, flavor and pace to our awesome meal there. They had some problems with the credit card system so we were waiting for our bill for awhile but they compensated by giving us chocolate truffles. We will definitely be back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great oysters, clams, crab and unbelievably tasty preparation of the fish (had a sampler plate).
Definitely pricier for the amount of food, but a great experience nonetheless.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi and seafood combined
Great Restaurant. They do wonder things with seafood(Lobster salad do die for) and whole cooked fish. They have splendid raw fish so sample with wonderful flavor combinations. I did have the Seafood chowder. It is cream based(not a fan of cream), and it does have some bacon in it. Flovors are strong, maybe a bit overwhelming. I Liked it, but didn't love it. Whoever, I woul STILL come back. Oh, and make a reservation. FYI-Lots of people standing around their bar can make the place a bit loud. FOUR STARS!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very few SF spots have better fish!
Bar Crudo - fantastic. Went with a girlfriend for a later dinner. Was pleased with their wine list, though I know they're known for their Belgian beer offering. We had the Crudo sampler (a must try, the variety was fantastic, though the yellowtail stood far out from the rest!), seafood chowder (another must try, surprisingly bacon-y!), and prawns. Everything was fantastic, and I'm dying to go back for happy hour.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
don't miss the arctic char crudo
Raw arctic char with creme fraiche and wasabe flying fish roe is to die for! All the fish is super fresh. Accompaniments are inventive and delicious.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fantastic meal
My only complaint about Bar Crudo is that there are sooo many good thing on the menu it is extremely difficult to decide what to eat. The service was great and you need to compliment your staff for the job they do. I will be coming back again and again.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my new favorite restaurants in SF. Haven't stopped talking about it since. Great service, fun, lively atmosphere, and anything you order is sure to be a hit. Highly recommend.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been meaning to go to Bar Crudo since I moved to the neighborhood, and I'm now upset that it took me three months! Time lost that I wasn't eating chorizo mussels and rare ahi tuna. Everything we ordered was so fresh and delicious, and the ambiance is lovely. I caught up with a friend over dinner, but it would be a perfect date spot. I'll be back soon!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar Crudo is a quant place with a simple but unique menu of well prepared sea food. Combined with great service and well thought-out wine list, it's good for a casual night out, or date spot.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious, always!
We are so lucky to have Bar Crudo in our neighborhood but I would drive across town to eat here as well. On our last visit we weren't super hungry so we enjoyed the platter with oysters, clams, mussels and crab followed by the super tasty San Sabastian salad. The wine list has many good values that pair well with the food so you don't have to over think your choice. I love the ambiance, the friendly staff, Bar Crudo reminds me of restaurants in other world class cities.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, the food was very
Overall, the food was very good, although the oysters could have been chilled a bit more. Room temperature oysters are not too inviting.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour on Friday
We reserved a table for 4 at 6pm and were right on time. We didn't get seated until 630, which is when happy hour is over but they graciously let us get the first round of food and beers for happy hour prices. Would have loved to get more happy hour food but I think the lesson is you have to get an earlier reservation or not expect to make it to happy hour. The food was delicious (esp seafood chowder and mussels) and the pilsner was not bad. It's a bit pricey during normal hours - got more mussels and a lobster salad. This seems like a great place for a date night.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Choose your table wisely
We came here for our 5yr anniversary. It had all the right qualities: great food that you don't get at just any restaurant, friendly and attentive staff, trendy atmosphere, good beer and wine list. We were sat at a table in the upstairs balcony. Though it was more intimate and we were able to hear each other well up there in an otherwise loud environment, it was incredibly hot! I would recommend trying to reserve a table downstairs near the windows. Or, don't be a dummy like me and wear a sweater.
I also recommend this place for small groups. They have some really good share dishes.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever we visit San Francisco, maybe 6 times a year, we always try to make a booking (which you must do), in order to experience the simple, delicious freshness that is Bar Crudo. The menu is not elaborate, the wine list is very good. The crudo specials often include Arctic Char which is a favourite. This time we particularly loved the burratta and lobster salad (melt in the mouth) and the pan fried trout with succotash. This is not a Japanese place, the food however has a simplicity and the fresh raw bar offerings hint to Japanese sensibility though mostly use very western trimmings. We discovered that Happy Hour prices on this Saturday included $1 Pickering oysters!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The trout was amazing, as well as the sushi (I tried all of them!!)
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good job, yummy, but try to not "run out" of things,
Never offered dessert...oooo well, skinnier & richer I guess.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every course was surprisingly great
We started off with the seafood chowder, which is one of the best I've ever eaten - the saffron in the sauce turns this dish into a surprising crave-worthy taste. Then we had the raw scallops with a lemony sauce that made this dish melt in our mouths - we're still talking about this dish 2 days later! Then we split the lobster and tomato salad with burrata cheese - heaven! We also split the trout with romesco sauce - it was the best trout I've ever eaten. Great service, but flavor is king here.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely food, warm friendly service
Everything we had a Bar Crudo was delicious. We got the crudo sampler, an Ahi special, lobster salad, smoked fish salad, and the seafood chowder. Our waiter was particularly helpful in suggesting wine and portion size.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really awesome spot. Feels "easy," but really fun, trendy, and exciting.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and flavorable
We had the crudo sampler and the flavors were very deep and wonderful. The lobster and heirloom tomato salad was fantastic. Reasonably priced and good service.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh & Really Good
The portions are very generous, much more than expected. The crudo's are fresh and delicious and you musy have the San Sebastian salad.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back!
Had an excellent meal. Ordered the crudo sampler for two and added on the ahi. That was a good call since that was the item I enjoyed most.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing happy hours
Food is really good. Not that expensive if you're going for the happy hour. Quick and nice service.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing! service was attentive and prompt, noise level upstairs was quite loud but did not ruin our experience. We will go back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is "As good as it gets"
The Arctic Char, oysters, and chowder are just some of my favorites. The best food in the city. Everything was delicious!!!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! Seafood with mindfulness
It was fun to watch the young hipsters arrive for happy hour menu, eat, drink and leave off to a full night. Since the place is called Bar Crudo, yes the oysters are great but don't leave without having the Crudo sampler. We will be back!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, the portions just right. The combination of sauce and side dishes perfectly complemented the fish dishes. Bar Crudo has a simple interior but comfortable. The only downside is the ever-present echo of restaurants in San Francisco that makes it difficult to have a quiet conversation even with just 2 people.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food but soooo noisy
While the crudo and seafood chowder were amazing, we had trouble hearing across the table, even though the staff moved us upstairs, where they said it was "much quieter". We were also celebrating a "big" birthday - but nothing was offered; thought they might at least have waived corkage on our bottle of champagne or comped the minuscule $7 plate of truffles we had for a dessert nibble. And what's up with NO COFFEE - excellent coffee is everywhere in SF! Even the Marin hospital I work at has Peets in insulated containers. When we departed around 10:30, the restaurant was only half full, but the noise level was virtually the same - that's how wretched the acoustics are. Would only return if I can figure out when it might be deserted!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love me some fish
If you love fish, you have to check out Bar Crudo. I'm actually allergic to shellfish and the servers are super accommodating and helpful. They will make changes to the dishes which I love. Super cute place and just has the items on the menu you want.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved everything except . . .
Bar Crudo is a great restaurant. Limited offerings but the ahi and the lobster appetizers were amazing. We had the salmon, trout and branzino, also simply delicious. Stark atmosphere, great design (and slightly to loud). Two service complaints. First, my pet peeve: our server came bounding over to our table with a great big smile and "welcome." But she burst into our conversation as though we were there to speak with her and not each other. She should have waited for a natural lull. Also, we brought two very good bottles of wine and opened both. The server poured one into the only decanter she could find. Ten minutes later, she picked up the wrong wine to fill our glasses because she didn't ask which we were drinking.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food
overall the food was very good. we got there just at the end of happy hour so we tried a couple things off that menu first. the chowder was amazing, super rich flavor. we also tried the fish tacos, while the flavors was great each taco fell apart before you could eat it so they were a bit messy. for dinner we had the raw crudo sampler and the lobster beet salad. the crudo sampler started with a flop first bite but the last three were so good you forget all about the first one. the lobster salad was nice, the beets were the best part, there was lots of lobster although I could have left out the burrata cheese and would have been just as happy.
the service was great, very friendly and prompt. they have an impressive beer menu as well.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and Imaginative
A great neighborhood spot, the whole street is becoming more of a destination.
Great service, imaginative, tasty food.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM