Level III
Level III

Level III

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.levelthreesf.com/
  • Phone: 4159292087
  • Hours of Operation:
    Start your day off right with a full Breakfast including the JW Buffet with a variety of healthy items and omelets made to order: 6:30am-11:00am; An all day menu is served for Lunch and Dinner and late night: 11:00am-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ben Mattman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: See www.jwmarriottunionsquare.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Gallery Space provides a unique party experience with social food menus and casual seating arrangements for 10-50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Lipp 4159292087
  • Entertainment: Enjoy cozy, casual dining with eclectic house sound and the art of mixology with our signature hand crafted cocktails.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mason
  • Public Transit: Powell St. BART & Muni Stations
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Arrive to expert service. Valet attendants will handle your ride and the first two hours are complimentary with validation.
A word from Level III
Our Look-Vibrant, Energetic, Sophisticated. Our Feel-Social, Communal, Relaxed. Our Food-Flavorful, Shareable, Memorable. Experience social food and modern cocktails at a new level - Level Three. An exciting and stylish new concept in social food and cocktails in the newly transformed JW Marriott San Francisco. Perfectly located in the heart of Union Square, this chic restaurant and lounge features a menu of delicious sharable plates crafted from the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients complemented with an extraordinary cocktail menu custom-created by acclaimed local mixologist H. Ehrmann. Situated on the third floor lobby level of the hotel highlighted by a 16 story atrium, you can dine on dramatic menu items like Seared Jumbo Scallops with Forest Mushrooms, Lobster Meat and Hobb’s Bacon; Fish Tacos with Lime Mango Salsa and Avocado Crush; Slow Braised Ale Short Ribs; and Grilled Angus Sliders.
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Level III reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (2)good for groups (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Food was over priced and not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2011
    Food was over priced and not anything exceptional.
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  • excellent food, no long lines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    excellent food, no long lines or advance reservations needed, got right in, close to Union Square, not crowded and again, excellent food & service. all this in a hotel restaurant, but you don't feel like you are in a hotel. the ambiance is modern and cool.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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  • Food was excellent and a good
    Agent
    Dined on 7/24/2011
    Food was excellent and a good value as we both selected the Prix-Fixe Menu for $39. We had wonderful thai lobster bisque soup, a pepper crusted filet mignon and grilled nectarines with raspberry sorbet for desert. Level III is part of JW Marriot Hotels. It was very quite on a Sunday evening, as I believe a lot of hotel guest in the Financial District had checked out. Service was very friendly and attentive.
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    fit for foodies
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  • ...dated hotel restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    ...dated hotel restaurant with so so, pricey food.
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  • We were a party of four and
    dsfnsfVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    We were a party of four and came early for a pre-theater dinner. We were the first to arrive at the restaurant and we were seated and served promptly. Our waiter was efficient and helpful. One of us ordered the price fixed 3-course dinner; others ordered off the a la carte menue. Overall, the food varied between just 'OK' to very mediocre. Nothing was especially good, nothing stood out as a unique dish, and one of the choices (NY Steak) was overcooked, tough and not tasty at all. I would not recommend this restaurant and see no reason to return. Apparently, others agree. We departed at peak dinner hour on a Saturday night and the restaurant was half empty.
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  • Three of us had either the
    nikm
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    Three of us had either the Dine Around Special at $34.95 or the another fixed priced meal with a wine pairing.( $39.99 plus $15.00)all were great values. We had the NY steak, halibut and pasta which were all great choices. The food is always excellent and the service and quiet atmosphere are wonderful. The restaurant continues to be an undiscovered gem.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • very pleasant experience.
    GraffitigrlVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    very pleasant experience. Our table afforded us intimate conversation.
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    good for groups
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  • Pleasantly suprised by the
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/9/2011
    Pleasantly suprised by the quality of food and service I received on my recent dine. I indulged in the prix fixe menu and the scallops and filet per cooked to perfection. Leaving me wanting to return in the future for another taste.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • We selected Level III because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    We selected Level III because the place sounded interesting; reviews were decent; and photos were great on Yelp. However, we did not realize it was a restaurant in Marriott hotel and Marriott simply does not serve great food. We went there with a low expectation and the result wad just that.
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  • Our server was very nice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/21/2011
    Our server was very nice and helpful. Food was very good. They also had an interesting cocktail menu.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the mix of full
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2011
    We enjoyed the mix of full dinner entrees and lighter fare. Service was excellent, as were the by-the-glass wine selections. We really liked the booths as well.
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  • Level III Dinner
    Bertie
    Dined on 5/9/2011
    Level III was fabulous. There were four in our group and we all went with the Prix Fixe menu. The scallops were by far the best "preview" choice. However those who had the tuna tataki and salad were happy with their selections. But we were all in agreement on the scallops being #1. For dinner, 2 of us had the filet mingnon and the other 2 had the halibut. The halibut was the special for the evening. We were all very satisfied with our meals and the service. We shared the chocolate & strawberries and cheese platter for dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is in a easy to get to location in S.F. inside a beautiful Marriott property.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Best steak ever !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    We visited on a Saturday night and was surprised by how quite the restaurant was. We chose the Fix Prixe menu with the wine pairing and was very impressed. All of the dishes were fantastic with my husband actually saying that this was one of the best steaks he had eaten. Staff were attentive without being overbearing. Overall we felt that the quality of food for the price was outstanding value.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • It is called a breakfast buffet,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    It is called a breakfast buffet, but it is perfect for brunch and a family meeting. Quiet tables apart from the main dining room,excellent service for all requests, and 2 hours free valet parking to top it off.
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    great for brunch
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  • The food was good. The server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    The food was good. The server was proficient but not what I expect from a downtown SF eatery. The evening Prix Fixe was a good value.
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  • I would not recommend this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2011
    I would not recommend this restaurant. It was quiet and the ambiance was pleasant and inviting, but the food left a lot to be desired. The macaroni and cheese was good, and the only thing I would order again. We also ordered the sliders, but the beef was over cooked, the pulled pork had no flavor and the crab cakes just tasted like mayonnaise. The final dish we ordered was the chicken sticks. They did not taste like normal satay, because instead of being marinated the meet was battered and fried. It made it taste greasy and was nothing like the satay I usually have and love. The staff was friendly, but the food definitely not worth the high cost.
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  • The restaurant was very quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    The restaurant was very quiet and not very popular. The food was excellent however and I was pleased with the server but not the bartender.
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  • We enjoyed wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/17/2011
    We enjoyed wonderful service from "Zach," who is a very attentive waiter, but the food just didn't live up to the reviews I had read. My NY steak was well done (though ordered medium rare) and none of the other dishes we tried were particularly special.
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  • I had the pre-fix for $39.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2011
    I had the pre-fix for $39. Scallop appetizer was delicious and the peppercorn crusted filet was wonderful. I find most Union Square restaurants to be way over priced and not very good--this place is an excellent find.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Went for Valentine's Day -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Went for Valentine's Day - Fixed Price menu. It was pretty typical hotel quality - but excellent service. Food was not served hot.
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  • Their prix fixe menu was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Their prix fixe menu was great and the price was reasonable. I had the pan seared day boat scallops and my wife had ahi tuna tataki for the first course coupled with red and white wine. The scallops were cooked to my taste. It was delicate and matched with delicious sauce. My wife enjoyed the ahi as well. On the second course, I had ale braised boneless beef shortrib and the meat melts in my mouth, soft and tender. I also love the sauce that comes with it. My wife had the seared king salmon and her comment was, salmon was cooked just what she expected. She rated her salmon as average. The highlight of these dinner was the server name Michael. He made us felt really important. His service was impeccable. I would recommend him.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fabulous food! Their 3-course
    GlassGirl
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    Fabulous food! Their 3-course prix fix combo is a good value. They do hit you hard $$$ for drinks.
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  • the scallops were so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/3/2011
    the scallops were so good the first time, i had to go back to make sure it wasn't a fluke. sure enough, the hit the spot once again.
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  • We had a wonderful dinner
    SPECIALEVENING
    Dined on 1/30/2011
    We had a wonderful dinner and birthday celebration for our son. Our waiter-Dean was EXCELLANT and very knowledgeable about the menu and wines. The chefs prepared a special birthday dessert for our son. Will definitely recommend!!
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    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Service was extremely slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2011
    Service was extremely slow. Even though there were only two tables, it took twenty minutes for our iced tea to arrive. There was only one waiter and he was absent for most of the meal. When we asked why the tea was taking so long he claimed they were still brewing it, even though the restaurant had already been open for a few hours. The portions were generous and tasted fine but the slow service was a disappointment.
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  • I loved this place, even more
    ellejay
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    I loved this place, even more than I thought I would. i was a bit nerous because it's a hotel bar and restaurant, but I LOVED it. The cocktail at the bar when we arrived early for our reservation was fun. Not too crowded, nice folks around and the bartender was as friendly as could be. Our little secluded alcove booth was romantic and cozy. Our server was enthusiastic without being annoying and really made my night by his friendliness and attentiveness. The food was scrumptius, especially the crab bisque and the filet mignon. The sides were ok, but the main courses were to die for. And our server gave us complimentary glasses of port with dessert. I would go here again in a heartbeat and I would recommend it to my friends.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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  • Great restaurant pre-theater.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    Great restaurant pre-theater. Service was very friendly and efficient
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  • We both had the fillet which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2011
    We both had the fillet which was one of the best we've ever had. They were perfectly prepared, large portion, delicious and very tender. We use Passport Dining cards and the staff was accomodating with our choices. Were on vacation but would return. Appetizer, salad and desert was also delicious. The taste special they have for$38-39 is an outstanding value.
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  • We had a group of four for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/23/2011
    We had a group of four for a late lunch and loved everything on the Dine About Town menu! Food was delicious, the presentation divine,the ambiance was lovely and the service outstanding! Would certainly go again as it felt like a mini holiday. One of ladies in our group thought it was very cosmopolitan - like she was in NY. Thank you Level III.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I love going to Level III
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    I love going to Level III where I can actually hear my dinner conversation. The food is very good. Excellent prix fix selection. I highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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  • Located in the JW Marriott
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    Located in the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, Level III is a hidden gem. Ben Mattman and his staff created a culinary feast that we both enjoyed. The service was exceptional and the restaurant build out is beautiful. The bar also offers great drink specialties. I will be back and expect this fine dining spot in Union Square to become popular.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Our waiter Michael was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 1/9/2011
    Our waiter Michael was wonderful. He was very friendly. The ambiance is contemporary and too noisy. The food is what you would excpect from a hotel restaurant. My husband did seem to enjoy his but overall the food was nothing to write home about.
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  • probably won't go back again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    probably won't go back again as I wasnt that impressed with the food, but the service was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Setting off the lobby of the
    DanT
    Dined on 12/28/2010
    Setting off the lobby of the JW Marriott is more befitting a coffee shop than a restaurant with the prices charged. Service was slow and spotty while the food itself was excellent. Had it not been for the very rainiy night, we would have left for another restaurant.
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  • We ate at Level III last week
    NatiVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2010
    We ate at Level III last week in December and we are still talking about the excellent dinning experience we had. I read reviews before I eat anywhere. I usually focus on food but it was apparent that Level III reviews mentioned Michael a lot, so I was pleased when I learned he was going to be our waiter. Well, I must say that food always tastes better when the person presenting it is the best at what they do! We did the Prix Fixe Menu, the fillet was outstanding and the raviolis were to die for. The deserts and dinks where exceptional! However, the service we received was beyond expectations, the best! Can’t wait to go back.
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  • Overpriced. Food was very
    ponymom69
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    Overpriced. Food was very good, not outstanding as we would have expected for the price. Fillet was not as tender as a fillet should be, although wouldn't say it was tough. The apple grunt dessert was poor quality. Cheese platter was great. Wait staff was excellent
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  • Lovely, well presented food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    Lovely, well presented food. The ambiance was rather sterile and as we visited for Christmas lunch we expected it to be busier and, well, jollier.
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  • While visiting San Francisco
    SingleTraveler
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    While visiting San Francisco for the holidays, I had Christmas dinner at Level III. The food was outstanding. Service was very good. I liked the layout of the restaurant. The booths give you privacy, and the restaurant is quiet...unlike so many restaurants these days.
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  • I organized a group business
    CASF
    Dined on 12/16/2010
    I organized a group business dinner at Level III for colleagues who had never been to Level III. Everyone was very pleased with the setting, the service from Michael the Waiter, and the food. The atmosphere is great because you can have a formal sit-down dinner or you can sit on the couches /lounge area and order off the same menu. Half the group ordered small plates to share and the other half had the prix fixe meal, which was elegant, delicious and great price. The restaurant is elegant and was decorated for the Christmas Holiday. Great place for a conversational meal as the seating is spacious and noise level minimal. A definite place to try.
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  • The food choices and quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2010
    The food choices and quality were good. The restaurant was too brightly lit and the service was spotty. Not unusal for a hotel restaurant, but we thought we would give this one a try. We would not be inclined to go back.
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