Another great dinner.
We loved this restaurant for our second visit. The starters were fantastic. The signature chicken was wonderful. The service was right on time and very approachable. Great bartenders too. Our guests and family loved it. Would highly recommend. (Although since this dining, I returned for a less than stellar experience on a Tuesday night, so my view has been colored. Hoping that was a fluke.) Looking forward to returning and being WOWed again.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service, ambiance and great food!
Our party of 6 arrived a little early and we were graciously seated near the front windows. The waiter was knowledgeable, funny and attentive. We were entertaining friends from Wales and decided on Park Tavern as a dinner spot after Beach Blanket Babylon. We shared wonderful burgers, lemon chips, brusell sprout chips, duck breast, wedge salad, rosemary gnocchi, lovely cocktails and beers. Our friends were celebrating two birthdays and our waiter brought a slice of their September birthday cake-delicious and with a candle. Noise level on a Sunday evening was tolerable. We will go back.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, even better service
I was in the Bay Area for work and wanted to make it into the city for a day including a wonderful dinner. I looked at several restaurants on Open Table but kept being drawn back to Park Tavern based on the menu and the reviews! It did not disappoint! My server was helpful and friendly and was very knowledgeable about the menu and able to make good suggestions. The roasted brussels sprouts appetizer was absolutely delectable. I was on my own but finished the entire bowl myself. I chose the mussels over the scallops and while they were excellent, I sorta wish I had chosen the scallops but they were definitely excellent and very tasty. The wine list was extensive and very good as well. Overall, this was a great experience.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience
We had a great experience at Park Tavern, and the service was outstanding from top to bottom. We started with the brussels sprouts chips and the deviled eggs, followed by the demons on horseback, which was a really great twist on the more typical devils on horseback. I loved the shrimp and lardo together -- the lardo was light and delicate with the shrimp. We also had the tuna starter and the cool cauliflower salad, which was my favorite dish. The romesco sauce was the perfect compliment to the different kinds of roasted cauliflower. We also had the petrale sole, which was perfectly good and amazingly delicate (I don't think it needs the prosciutto - the fish and the sauce stand on their own). The service was impeccable the entire time.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've raved and raved about Park Tavern so much that I'm not sure if I've already written a review on OpenTable or not. I gave Park Tavern 5 Stars because they have been ON IT the 3 times I have been there. The service and food were outstanding, and while some may not think I have a sophisticated palate - I know good food when I see and taste it - and Park Tavern left me wanting more. Just a good, energetic, warm atmosphere, populated by a crew who get it, and WANT to be there, which always translates into authentic, delicious, food. Well done, Park Tavern, well done. I shall be back!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exceptional and it the atmosphere was great. We have a lot of great restaurants in Toronto but this was a great mix of casual and elegant. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top 5 in SF
Park Tavern is my favorite restaurant in the City. The food, the people, the vibe, the decor, the service- I have zero complaints. It's American dining done perfectly. The menu shifts seasonally, the bartenders know their alcohol, and the host staff has the restaurant running properly at all times. I keep kicking myself for not trying other restaurants but I leave so happy every time- nothing wrong with that!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Post Race Brunch
The staff was very nice considering my friends and I showed up in our 10K running outfits and nearly everyone else in the restaurant was dressed much more nicely. Our servers were friendly and asked us about the race and were generally excellent. The food was really great with a lot of attention to ingredients and presentation. I would definitely come back here!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday brunch was amazing.
Sunday brunch was amazing. We typically are not brunch people, but Park Tavern's food and staff may have made us converts!!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our meal, wine, and dessert. Service was perfect.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small bites 4 two
We were visiting and always like to try new places, Park Tavern was recommended to us from a bartender at Wayfare Tavern. Definitely a place we will go back too! Started with one of Jenn's Classics and that it was...Crispy lemon chips..yum! Charred Tuna was fantastic as was the Demons on horseback and the Venison Carpaccio. If these yums are any indication of what the kitchen puts on for their Entrée's I believe this place is a winner!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate a birthday - food was amazing! No wait for our table and our server was very attentive. I recommend the deviled eggs, brussel sprout chips, duck breast, and apple cheddar crisp. I will be back in the future.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find! Wonderful ambience,
A great find! Wonderful ambience, delicious food, accommodating service. Will definitely be back!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite
This is one of my favorite U.S. restaurants: they combine quality ingredients with well-thought out preparation. My only criticism is that sometimes there is just one too many elements going on in a dish. Two recent examples: 1) duck breast with spinach & pomegranate salsa--the pomegranate seeds were an unnecessary distraction; 2) olive oil polenta cake w/almond ice cream---delish, but the fussy fruit garnish didn't add anything to the dessert. Having said all this, would I go back? You bet! But I will trust my instincts & insist that the elements I think will distract be served on the side.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
great vibe and good food
This is my fourth visit to this restaurant. The kitchen is consistently making great food to customers. I always love the brussel sprout chips. The pork chop is 2" thick, must had been brined because the meat is tender, juicy and full of flavor.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant of the weekend!
We were in town for the Nike Women's Half Marathon and ate at 3 different restaurants. This was hands down our favorite! The food was delicious and the wait staff was very friendly. We would definitely come here again!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
in luv with this place - outstanding ambience & great food! wonderful anniversary dinner with great service from a great waitress (so sorry i did not get her name)! the food was so yummy - the pork chop - i was in heaven! you have to order the deviled eggs and the demons on horseback - it tasted like bacon was infused to it - so much flavor! for dessert - the tcho chocolate creme brulee is to die for - i actually put my finger in the bowl and licked off every last spot! the only thing different i would do next time is ask not to be seated at the exit sign because that was a busy station for all the service/server. other than that - it was still a great dining experience and would def recommend!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing as always
SF has many many places to eat but I always try to make it to Park Tavern at least once a month or every 6 -8 weeks.
Great Food. Great Service. Great Staff and did I mention the Great Food?
I mean, just an amazing experience through and through.
I love Park Tavern!!
Can't say it enough!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Park Tavern is a neighborhood gem with a well rounded creative menu that offers a wide range of dishes that can be shared tapas style as well as main course. It's always fun to discover the chef's tasty take on the seasonal vegetables and explore the layered flavors in all the dishes. Although usually crowded and high energy, the atmosphere is warm and the service very friendly. The decor is understated bistro style, warm and charming and, whether you're facing the view of Washington Sq. park, or the open kitchen, or the bar, there's always good people watching!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect Birthday Dinner
I went to Park Tavern to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. From the moment we walked in the door the staff was gracious and intuitive Our server Armondo gave us the perfect balance of charm and knowledge. The food was timely and cooked to perfection. You have to have the chicken-it's super yummy
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will lick your plates clean. Don't miss the Brussels sprouts chips.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Brussels-sprout chips
The Brussels-sprout chips were a hit. Service was friendly and good.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Brunch in SF, simple
Best Brunch in SF, simple as that. IF that's scary to hear, then I'll peel it back to say best brunch in North Beach. Eat here as often as possible.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every bite was fantastic. Prices very reasonable, but very noisy.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep going back to Park Tavern!
Love Park Tavern and Marlowe! When we go to North Beach, we go to Park Tavern. It's always such a treat and it is fun, special, great food!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great, solid menu, not too pricey, always crowded, slightly business-y north beach tourist crowd, but sufferable because the food is so good. the deviled eggs are not to be missed, our steak happened to be incredible, goat cheese gnocchi was strong in the nose but delicious, really nothing to complain about. except maybe the moscow mule, which was a let down and didn't have much in the way of presentation. otherwise, very happy.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've visited Park Tavern for dinner and brunch. I didn't love the dinner experience but the brunch is very, very good! I ordered the farm baked eggs with spinach, gruyere, and ham and it was perfect! My friend had the poached eggs and polenta cakes and loved her dish too. I will definitely be back for brunch!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience overall
Our party had a great time at Park Tavern. The food was delicious, the service was professional, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. They have a great selection of well-made cocktails and their smaller plates are fun and tasty. There was a random service failure, but we had an enjoyable time overall!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
love the marlowe burger at the namesake on townsend. had to try its big brother. the bar steak was one of the best pieces of meat in the history of ever. looking forward to going back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every dish we tried was amazingly delicious, unique and well presented. I highly recommend this place for anyone traveling to San Fran!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Despite it being a very busy night the service was superb. Very good food!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wow restaurant in North Beach
My mom highly recommended this restaurant to me because of its incredible food and vibrant atmosphere. We dined in the main area, but the bar looked liked home to locals who just wanted to hangout, not just people on dates. Everything we ordered was amazing: the venison carpaccio, the duck, the sole, and the s'mores for dessert. One thing I should note: everything had a very strong flavor; there is no subtlety here.
I gave the service 3 stars because the waiter, though professional and diligent, seemed highly rushed and somewhat impersonal. He hardly stopped as he walked by and asked us how everything was. I can understand why, because it was certainly busy. It was also pretty noisy as a result.
All in all, I highly recommend this place.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food with a twist
We went here for our 5 year anniversary. Our reservation was at 5:30 and the restaurant was pretty quiet. The waitress proffered delicious wine pairings, which was delicious with my fish. There were little kids there, so it seemed fairly kid-friendly; however, it was a bit pricey.
After BBB, we came back to get our car around 10PM and the bar area was PACKED and loud. It seemed to be a hot spot later in the evening. So I would suggest getting a reservation earlier in the evening. Great experience! Would definitely return and recommend to a friend.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My partner and I took our twin niece and nephew for their 13th birthday and everyone was great from the hostess and the wait staff everyone seemed to work really well together.They made mocktails for the kids (Real ones for the adults!) and we just ordered a lot of items off the menu to try as many things as we could. From the Amazing roasted chicken, the PT Fries!!! OMG! and the Brussel Sprout chips at the end of the meal they brought out "Birthday Cake"( which changes monthly I heard) compliments of the house, just a really nice gesture. After our surprisingly pocket friendly bill came considering all that we ate. I was booking my next reservation, while I waited for the valet. and I will look forward to future dinning experiences.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great American Cuisine
This has restaurant has it all, a great wine menu, innovative and high quality dishes, as well as a very interior
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Park Tavern Sunday
Terrific place. The food was wonderful and we had a good deal of it! Started with avocado toast and banana coconut fritters, knew right then and there we picked a winner for our Sunday brunch. They had us at the avocado toast though, It was such a surprise being its simplicity in ingredients but the combination was truly smashing on the old taste buds. We all shared and all was loved, From the salmon with poached eggs and caviar to the crispy polenta smothered in wild mushroom/ truffle and crowned with yet another poached egg, superb. Ended with coffee cake and ice cream accompanying a nutty (and i mean that in the best way possible) cup of coffee . Already making plans for the next visit. Can't wait.
P.S. Our server was a sincere joy.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Room with a view
Located on Washington Square Park in North Beach with lovely, heated outdoor seating, this is a smart, sophisticated yet relaxed place to meet after work for drinks and apps or to cuddle up with your sweetie and enjoy an expertly prepared dinner. Service was attentive, warm and professional. There was a very good selection of both domestic and foreign wines as well as a full bar available. Will definitely make return visits.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Want to go back!
Food was amazing! I had heard how good Park Tavern was and it held up to its reputation!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being in the "senior" category, we were definitely in the minority at this popular restaurant! The bar group is a big draw here....packed with 20 and 30 somethings. Food was hearty, abundant and very good. A fun place to dine to see the young scene and enjoy good good. Noise level is high....definitely recommended for the young and young at heart. We had pork chop....so good!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank You Park Tavern
We had brunch at Park Tavern on 11/16/13 and ordered the hamburgers- terrific! Best burger I've had in a while. Service was great and fast. We plan to return again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had such a fantastic meal at Park Tavern. Made a reservation for Sunday brunch day of, got there and there was a bit of a wait to sit outside. We decided to wait at the bar and start brunch off right. Absolutely fantastic service at the bar- very attentive without being overwhelming. The two hostesses were lovely and checked up on us as we waited for our table. Once we got to the table everything else was perfect, another round of mimosas and bloody Mary's later we were two happy clams in the sun. My only wish is that they offered the truffle fries at brunch. But other than that, can't wait to come back for a meal again. So so delicious!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great cocktails and appetizers
We had a very good meal here with friends. They have a great cocktail menu, and the drinks were excellent. The appetizer menu is great, and I could eat those Brussels sprouts chips all day. We also had the lemon chips and the decadent PT fries. Our poulet noir was great, as was the sea bass, and the gnocchi was good, but very rich. The wine was good, but a bit light for the poulet. We would return and make our way through more of the appetizers.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant with outstanding food. The smoked deviled eggs are a must. The fried sunchokes were good. For the main course we got the pan-seared salmon, steak, pork chop and burger. Everyone loved their dish and would recommend it. For dessert we got the s'mores which sounded better than they were. They were a little too smokey tasting for the group. The palenta dessert was great though. We wouldn't normally order this, but the waitress recommended it. This is a good spot to eat at and I recommend it.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great birthday dinner
My husband, daughter, and I enjoyed my birthday dinner on a recent Saturday night. (At two nearby tables, others were celebrating birthdays too. This was apparent when the waiter brought dessert with a candle in it—there was no fanfare.) My daughter and I wanted vegetarian meals. The waiter was very helpful in explaining what they could do (I had also checked the menu and called ahead and was told it wouldn’t be a problem). The kitchen sent out a delicious dish of chard, roasted delicata squash and broccolini. We also enjoyed Brussels sprouts chips, eggplant soup, and fries. My daughter especially loved the horseradish aioli that came with the fries. My husband enjoyed the hanger steak and accompaniments.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really like the place, for its constant good quality, the food is always good, even though the service sometimes is not the fastest
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was happy with a last minute decision to try Park Tavern, as we were in the area. They had a table open post main dinner hours on a Friday, and we couldn't have been happier with our meals. I had the salmon, while my spouse had the pork chop - we both agree that the dishes were packed full of flavor, and the wine list was fabulous as well to pair! The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable as well! I cannot wait to return to Park Tavern - I only wish I had room for dessert - every single item on the dessert menu also intrigued us! For those of you who live in the North Beach area, you're quite lucky to have this gem in your neighborhood - I would be there once a week if I lived nearby.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great companion to Marlowe for balanced, classic dishes, this one in a more pedestrian-friendly setting in north beach. Try the deviled eggs!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love going back
Been here many times, and love going back every time. The food is excellent, the service is wonderful. The best part is that it's all close to home. Thank you Park Tavern, looking forward to my next visit!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect spot for a special birthday. The staff was quite attentive and our food was outstanding!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
New York vibe in North Beach
My fiancé and I recently moved to San Francisco from New York. We love it here but we do miss the New York energy and buzz. Park Tavern has it! Great American Bistro fare (not light, but delicious) with great service (friendlier than New York) and the energy of Pastis, Spotted Pig or any other New York hot spot.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM