Some of the best upscale comfort food in the most unassuming setting. Staff is great, food is AMAZING. Try the deviled eggs! The burger is not to be believed; same for the pot roast. Hard to find from the outside, but it's incredible. Eaten there twice, and each time is better.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's small and located in
It's small and located in a non-welcoming area, yet the food is amazing, the wine list surprising and the atmosphere very relaxing. I strongly recommend it
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Do yourself a favor and try CB
A great SOMA eatery, one of the best this side of Market.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
always a favorite...
...this is THE spot. meaning when myself and whoever i am dining with are thinking of where to go this is the easy pick. the food is always excellent, the service is great and it's always easy to find parking (a big deal in this city). i love this place. eat the mac and cheese...you won't be sorry...in fact eat ANYTHING (or everything). :)
3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although we had to wait awhile
Although we had to wait awhile for our table the staff was very nice and apologetic. The food is always good, between the four of us we had 2 burgers, fried chicken, & the veggie offering of the night. All of the dishes met our acceptations. We also shared the mac & cheese & had a side of large onion rings which were also great. At the end of the meal our server brought over clean forks & we all just figured one of us had ordered desert, but one one did. Then she just brought out a big slice of chocolate cake that was divine. This a gift to us for having to wait a table. All in all we were very happy with our evening at Citizen Band & look forward to our next meat there.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent. Though
Service was excellent.
Though I had heard raves about the macaroni and cheese, I found that the macaroni was a bit dry and the blend of cheese/onion rings was very one note and didn't leave a lasting impression.
Poutine - excellent - loved the crispy pork belly on top
Fried chicken - good - the skin was very crispy but the overall flavor was pretty bland. Using the gravy as a dip does make it better.
Chocolate Mousse cake - good - it tasted as if the cake wasn't very fresh - the cake wasn't moist just really dense but the layers of mousse helped. The overall taste wasn't heavy.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, California-style upscale comfort food. My one complaint is that the food is over-salted. But otherwise, I love this place!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic burger. Good friendly informal bar / cafe with simple but really good food.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
poutine with pork belly =
poutine with pork belly = fantastic, best ever
moist & crispy fried chicken, great perfectly done steak and pork chops
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We heart Citizens Band
Our favorite neighborhood place!. The food is always fun. The fried chicken is outstanding. The desserts are to die for. A hip, fun, lively, casual place for a bite.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place
friendly service, great menu, very low-key, love this place!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Citizen Band never disappoints
Citizen Band never disappoints. I have enjoyed every dish I've ever eaten and the staff are unfailingly friendly, welcoming and professional. Just a really nice place that always makes me feel comforable and special.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Go To Place
Fried chicken and hambergers are excellent and always on the menu. Other entries are just as good, but regularly change. The overall style is American with touches of southern and dollops of comfort food. E.g., had the grits and shrimp a while back which was wonderful and the mac and cheese is always amazing. Salads are good to for lunch or with dinner. Desserts are probably good as they are made at Pinky's Bakery, an affiliate located next door. Lastly, the wine selection is reasonable and eclectic. They also carry my favorite beer: Jamaica Red Ale by Mad River Brewing.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected
The food was great and service was awesome. We were there really early so it was quiet. They acknowledged it was our anniversary and it was really nice. Loved it.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great before the Orpheum dining
It is so hard to find good food for a pre-theater dinner before going to the Orpheum. This place is great for that. Easy street parking and just a 4 block walk to the theater. Really good fried chicken and mac and cheese. I have dined here many times and the food is consistently good.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is outstanding, I highly recommend the burger or fried chicken.
The staff is friendly and welcoming.
The restaurant itself is cramped and a little loud.
Good experience overall; recommended.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Citizens Band serves easily one of the best burgers in the city. Appetizers are creative and fresh, and I love that the wine list includes both old & new world. Elevated comfort food at its best, in my ideal location for dates and casual dinners with friends.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I stumbled across this place when looking for food before seeing a show at Slim's, and I was thoroughly impressed. One of the best burgers in San Francisco. In addition all the starters are fantastic. Where else are going to find poutine on the menu?
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Burger with blue cheese was done perfectly. Boyfriend loved his fried chicken. We will be back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy comfort food. Fun ambiance. Low key and casual.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfort food with Elan
This restaurant serves good, hearty fare, but does it with flare. The fried chicken was GREAT, but what surprised me was how tasty were the sauteed greens served with it. Even at my age, eating green veggies is often done out of "duty" (I know I SHOULD eat this, so I will), but these were delicious, not wilted, a bit of snap, a nice spicy bite.
I had the fried chicken; light, crunchy the meat was tender without being at all greasy.
My GF had the Cream of Tomato soup and grilled chesse, and she LOVED it,
Of note .... they do NOT put salt/pepper on the table... this is not an oversight, it is a statement about how well they have seasoned your food.
The venue is casual, prices are moderate, portions sizes are well thought out.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always such a great experience that delivers outstanding service as well as top notch dishes! You never leave hungry. Dishes are always more than expected, you think to yourself, how good can the pork/vegetarian/beef dish really be? Well, you need to dine here to understand.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM