Good food, fun vibe
The carnival theme in decor and on the menu gives this place a fun vibe. We caught up with old friends over sweet potato tots and other delicious good. I also love their beer options and extensive knowledge of local microbrews. Even though I'm an omnivore, I have a lot of respect for delicious veggie options on the menu, and they have several.
10/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the carnival-inspire
Really enjoyed the carnival-inspired food at Straw. Great service, lots of fun.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the makeup of the
I enjoyed the makeup of the decorations and menu. Even the coloring activities on the desert menu was fun. I love the creativity on the menu. Highly suggest the mini corn dogs and the monte christo. I forget our waiters name, but he was really cool.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVE this place -- very fun
LOVE this place -- very fun menu, inexpensive happy hour will decent quality selections, attentive staff and owner. It's very casual, verging on rustic interior, but the special touches (storybook cover menus, creative meals, snack and drink offerings, the carnival fun) make it both delightful and nourishing eats and experience. A hidden gem, for sure. A great alternative in the Hayes Valley area just before a show at the SFJazz Center.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent waitress, great carnival insipired food, awesome price! Will definitely be going back!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
i really enjoyed our carnie
i really enjoyed our carnie fest at sraw! menus in old children's books, house-made potato chip nachos, a top-notch veggie cheesesteak, unidentified fried fun size candy bars, crayons, and my pink cotton candy cocktail was poured over real cotton candy right at the table!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carnival food at its best:
Carnival food at its best: mini-corn dogs & sweet potato tots for appetizers, cotton candy & deep-fried candy bars for dessert. The featured dish for the main meal is the Ringmaster: a hamburger patty slid inside a bun of two glazed donuts - and you can top it with cheese, bacon & egg. The donuts have gotten smaller since the first visit back in December so its less exciting now but there are other dishes to try. Check out the menu online.
Its a tiny space, reservations are usually needed. Its a funky, vibrant space: leave you snooty dining pals at home.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfort food with a carnival
Comfort food with a carnival theme :) love it here!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carnival Fair Food!
Very novel idea of serving carnival food with a more upscale twist.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very quick service, but not
Very quick service, but not pushy! Was just very efficient. Food was very yummy. Very varied options and so very quirky. I had the ringmaster which is a cheeseburger served between 2 donuts. Sounds so wrong but tasted soooo good! My waiter was friendly and chatty. I arrived as it opened so was not at all busy but I can see these place getting packed out. Its hidden in a nice area, but I had heard of it so made the effort to come from the more touristy area. If I ever come back to San Francisco I will make the effort to get here again as I loved it.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in a crazy atmosphere
The carnival theme is pretty cool, but the food is amazing. I had a killer grilled cheese with avocado. Great beer selection. Tiny place, definitely make a reservation.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Straw for Carnival Fare
I was hesitant at first when a friend suggested a Carnival-themed restaurant. Everything we ate was amazing, the service was great, and it is a nice, intimate, fun find! I'll definitely return!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Straw because of the good reviews and the proximity to the hotel. The food was so good. I ordered the sweet tots appetizer. It was amazing. Best sweet potato tots I've ever had. The Bearded Lady sandwich (pulled pork) was so good I literally didn't want to put it down. For dessert we had the funnel cake. It comes with three dipping sauces and was out if this world. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Service was also fantastic. I definitely recommend Straw!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first experience with Straw was when they catered for our my work's lunch (100+ people). It was one of the best lunches I've ever had because it was different then your typical burger. The strawberry arugula salad was fresh and yummy. The buffalo chicken sliders were so savory. I was extremely satisfied with the food. I liked their food so much i decided to go to their restaurant with a couple friends. When we entered the place, it felt like we were kids again. They successfully created a carnival ambiance. I ordered the bearded lady, which is a pulled pork sandwich with blackberry sauce. I loved it! Overall, their food is flavorful, and the service was good. I will definitely return because of the unique experience created for patrons.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Held a birthday dinner there
Held a birthday dinner there for ten people. Management was beyond great. Dropped off birthday décor and a cake and when we came for dinner that evening they had set it up for us. This is a small place but we had a great time. Food is good and fun.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Step Right Up!
My wife and I went to Straw for the first time recently and really enjoyed this charming little restaurant. We shared a couple of appetizers — the Mac and Cheese was amazing, and the Potato Chip Nachos were quite good as well. Serving sizes were large too — so much in fact, that we ended up just splitting one entree. We had the Fried Chicken 'n' Waffle Monte Christo - which was also excellent. We each enjoyed a cocktail — The vodka-infused sake with a hint of basil and fun dip rim was delicious and so was the Cotton Candy cocktail. Neither was too sweet — which was a concern when first reading the names of the drinks. A delightful experience — I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something a little bit out-of-the-ordinary.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and Cheap
We've been to Straw once before and went with guests from out of town. I really like the vibe and the food is really good, especially for the price.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Straw in Civc Center area
Looked like a fun place on line...old carnival theme and menu to match. I had the Hot Tamale...a spicy chicken sandwich...very good.
The others in my party liked their food and we all liked the place.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good and fun food
Great and fun place to go for a slightly different dinner experience. Would definetly recommend this place!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
STRAW is a dining carnival ride
This fun, intentionally shabby-chic spot uses a carnival as its decor theme. They have a genuine vintage Tilt-A-Whirl seat repurposed as a two person booth. The food also is festive with such specialties as a fried chicken on a waffle Monte Christo sandwich, which is delicious by the way! Our waiter Kevin couldn't have been friendlier or more professional. Definitely worth a visit. I'll be back!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Straw was a fun experience. From the delightful decorations to the menu to the food and drink. My favorite had to be the Big Dipper Cocktail rimmed with Fun Dip....Delicious!! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Some of us had the glazed donut burger and others the fried chicken (the mashed potatoes were extremely good) We had ordered the chicken and waffles monte cristo sandwich, but unfortunately the waffle iron was not working, the staff replaced the meal of our choice at no charge. I would definitely go back, but next time get starters and desserts!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great time here the other night. Loved the ambiance, portions were HUGE and delicious!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great ambiance,
Great food, great ambiance, great service. Overall, very happy with the experience at Straw!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Niche audience dining!
This place rocks, SO fun, forced my "foodie" friends to go and lighten up, the food is high quality, just not pretentious, and a lot of it fried. If you can't hang, they have some normal salad choices, chicken, etc. You'll live. I loved it, can't wait to go back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM