Hops & Hominy
1 Tillman Place
San Francisco, CA 94108Neighborhood:
Downtown / Union Square
SouthernPrice: $30 and under
Hops & Hominy
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.hopsandhominy.com/
- Phone: 4153736341x
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Weekday Breakfast: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday- Wednesday Dinner: 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Thursday- Saturday Dinner: 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
- Executive Chef: David Baeli
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We have several private event options:
Our upstairs mezzanine seats 30 guests for dinner, or 45 for a standing reception.
Our main floor dining seats 50 guest for dinner, or 80+ for standing reception. There is a full service bar on the main floor.
The patio area can be reserved for up to 50 guests.
We are also available to book the entire facility for larger events.
Please contact Kate for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Private Party Contact: Kate Jameson 4153736341x
- Special Events: Please refer to the private party description. Kate is happy to answer any questions at email@example.com
- Cross Street: Grant Avenue between Sutter & Post (small alley)
- Public Transit: Bart: Montgomery Station; Powell Station
Muni: Montgomery Station; Powell Station
Bus Lines: Montgomery; Powell; Bush; Sutter; Post; Market stops
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: There is street parking at night. The Union Square and White House parking garages are conveniently located within 1 block.
A word from Hops & Hominy
We’re three friends from Ocala, Florida, with deep roots in small town hospitality. Our Southeastern inspired restaurant features a variety of sustainable and organic goods, craft brewed American micro-beers, and a choice collection of local wines and spirits. We aim to recreate a little taste of Southern community, bringing people together by sharing great food & drink. We look forward to welcoming you into our family.Continued
Daniel, David, and Adam
Hops & Hominy
Daniel, David, and Adam
Hops & Hominy
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Hops & Hominy reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since June 3, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (60)neighborhood gem (54)vibrant bar scene (52)hot spot (47)good for groups (30)special occasion (18)great for lunch (17)late-night find (16)great for brunch (15)romantic (10)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- Dry and I don't mean the wineOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 3/8/2014The cornbread, chicken and bass were all dry. Not too much flavor and tiny tiny sides. Fun ambience but I would not recommend it.
- Pleasantly SurprisedTraceyNDined on 3/8/2014Wonderful little place full of flavor. Food and the customer service were great! I have nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. The warm cornbread you receive upon seating is delightful. For appetizers we tried the black eye pea fritters, the mac n cheese and the oysters, all yummy. For entrees two of us had the shrimp and grits (mouth watering) and one had the crawfish and crab pasta, equally good! Beware of the broken bricks on the walkway upon entering the restaurant. The landlord who is responsible for the walkway apparently doesn't want to fix! Other than that this place is awesome!Special Features:
- Good but loudSFdinerDined on 3/7/2014Delicious southern cuisine! Super loud restaurant but great food
- Great first time dining!rosieposieDined on 3/5/2014I had walked past this little alley a of a bunch of times and the name 'Hops & Hominy' always intrigued me. I'm so glad I finally got a chance to try it! I went here on a Wed. evening with a friend and it was pretty busy. The food was great, and our server was fantastic. She was very sweet and helpful with suggestions, i kind of wanted to ask her to be my friend. haha. The cornbread & whipped honey butter they started us with-so yummy!! I had the chicken and dumplings which was very tasty and the perfect portion size for me. My friend ordered the fried chicken which he enjoyed, but was left hungry. My only quibble was that they sat us in the corner next to a tall shelving wall, which just made it kind of dark. Overall, experience was great!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tucked Away Southern TreatInTheBusinessDined on 3/3/2014A great Southern-inspired menu with knockout dishes -- fried oysters, mac & cheese, garlic fries with spicy chorizo gravy, shrimp & grits, fried chicken...so many great combinations of comfort foods. Service was decent; not stellar. A lot of energy, tables close to others, tasty drinks.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pretty SolidMikeVIPDined on 3/1/2014Started at bar. Small but we were able to grab two seats. Bartenders were attentive, which is always nice! No attitude. Prosecco was fine (how can it not be). Rye Manhattan was just OK. Had one the day before at Tony's Pizza in NB and there was NO comparison...Tony's was outstanding! Good discussion with head bar tender (he didn't make the drink). Food was good...had shrimp and grits while other person had country fried steak. Both were good. Started with appe's...black eyed peas were good and mac n cheese was very good. Beer was solid although I thought the beer selection would be a little more interesting...fairly standard with a shortage of local selections. All in all, I'll go back some day as I work my way through the SF eating scene.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice hang outJSmithDined on 2/28/2014I liked Hops & Hominy and I betcha I'll be back. I liked the food, however it wasn't excellent. The laid back atmosphere and bar scene made the place a good casual option in the union square area. It was tucked away -- I would never have found it on my own, but I will go scout it out next time I'm in the area with a friend.Special Features:
- $2 for IceBabsDined on 2/28/2014The only problem I had with this place was that I ordered a very standard drink (manhattan) on the rocks. After we got the bill it said there was a $2 charge for the ice on top of the $10 change for the drink. Needless to said there was a lot of push back from our waitress, even though she did not tell us before that there would be an extra charge for ice, which I'm pretty sure is free. Because of this very very small detail, we will probably never come back and will tell everyone we know that there is a surcharge for ice.Special Features:
- Good beer selectionFoodieVIPDined on 2/24/2014We chose Hops & Hominy because of their beer and location. Unfortunately, there were lots of large tables of conference-goers dining here too which meant we had to wait longer than usual for our food. When it came though, it was delicious. We ordered the shrimp & grits, pacific halibut, crab fettuccine and sweet potato casserole - all sizeable portions, thereby not leaving enough space for dessert. We'll probably come back for that another time. The beer was also good-tasting and strong, fairly wide-ranging menu. The server seemed knowledgeable and made good recommendations. I also appreciated being able to make a reservation; many other beer places don't take reservations this month because of 'Strong Beer Month'.Special Features:
- upscale comfort, plenty of bustleJonathanDined on 2/22/2014I'd been trying to get to Hops & Hominy since reading about the restaurant, and the three friends from Florida who have struck some foodie gold in the SF scene. Suddenly, I've been there twice in just a few weeks. Very lively restaurant, loud, but for good reason. Delicious Southern-inspired cooking, served in a casual atmosphere. Great beer list for the craft beer set. Now have met at least two of the principals, who are actively involved in this hot spot. Fresh baked corn bread, amazing deep-fried oysters, and the crawfish pasta was amazing. Definitely worth checking out (and don't miss the Kale & Quinoa salad!!).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hidden cool spotTomInSFVIPDined on 2/21/2014Cool restaurant off the beaten path. If you didn't know it was there... you'd miss it. Great space. Good food. Excellent service. The owner/chef checked on us several times during our meal. Unique beer selection. Food with a southern flair. Fun place to dine... but is pretty loud. Don't go for a quiet romantic dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Valentine's DinnerrecentlyrelocatedDined on 2/14/2014My boyfriend and I have just settled down in our apartment after relocating to SF from Georgia in January. We were prepared for our favorite dishes to be a little... different. I enjoyed how most of the menu was categorized as appetizers to spark the "family style" way of sharing and eating. The mac and cheese was excellent, but there was too much bacon for me. Classic mac and cheese has more of a slight mustard taste. The sweet potatoes were on par, but could have used some pecans. Being from Savannah, I got shrimp & grits. The mouthfeel of the grits shocked me. I swore it was mashed potatoes! (Is it just straight up hominy pureed? So odd.) The spice level was perfect in mine, but my boyfriend's crawfish pasta was not Louisiana-spicy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was fantastic. ServiceSharkyDined on 2/14/2014Food was fantastic. Service was great and friendly. In fact, we witnessed a patron get something on their pants from underneath the bench they were sitting on. The staff (and I believe owner/manager) took care of it immediately and offered to have the pants dry-cleaned. Taken care of perfectly. The only "complaint" is that the tables are very close together, so, if you are trying to have a private or romantic dinner, you will be sharing it with several others. That aside, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hops & Hominy = great southern foodKeithDined on 2/8/2014Hops & Hominy makes and sells southern food. That isn't to say "soul food," "creole," "cajun" or whatever other culturally/regionally-specific term you might want to use. No, Hops & Hominy makes and sells southern food. It's authentic, if somewhat classed-up, versions of the kind of things I grew up eating in North Carolina. It's the stuff I had when I visited friends and family in Georgia and inland South Carolina alike. What was great, you ask? Well, here's a breakdown: Sweet tea, perfect; cornbread, awesome; chicken-friend steak, good; chicken & dumplings, awesome; biscuits & gravy, great; fried oysters, good; crab bisque, pretty good. It's delicious. I've recommended it to other people already and I WILL go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Southern ComfortZsazsarocksDined on 2/8/2014I tried the pork chop, which was cooked perfectly, however, it did not have tons of flavor. I tried my dates salmon which was pretty good as well. The cornbread the server brought to the table was pretty good as well, but wasn't warm when it was delivered.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Southern in SFscootDined on 2/8/2014They elevate Southern cookin' to an art form! Foodies and novices alike will feel comfortable in this hidden gem!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- All around greatBlackheartDined on 2/6/2014Right off union square, follow the sign down the alley and Hops & Hominy waits with absolutely delicious southern-inspired food which will knock your socks off.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic over-priced tasty FiDi farePhilipFDined on 2/4/2014The food and drinks are tasty, but nothing special. Everything is overpriced. I wouldn't warn anyone away, but not recommended either.
- Won't go backPhilVIPDined on 2/3/2014Don't believe what you see on Food Network. The food was mediocre to bad (blackeyed pea soup was OK, shrimp and grits had a very strong, one-note flavor of bad tasso). The service was awful. The entrees showed up about half way through the appetizers, and were unceremoniously dropped where there was room on the table (which there wasn't). No one ever showed up to clear the appetizers. Fortunately, the waiters' computer table was within nearby, so we put the plates on their table to make room on ours. It's hard to find a really bad dining experience in San Francisco, the competition is so strong. But this one qualifies as really bad.
- BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 1/26/2014We went for brunch and found the majority of the food to be very good. The cheese grits were a little overcooked. Also, the chef did not feel that the eggs he sent me were over-medium-enough, so he sent over a second set. The biscuit was really special with their homemade jam. I would definitely go back again.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loud but funOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 1/22/2014Energetic puts it mildly, given the bar scene adjacent to the restaurant space. Ask for a table at one end of the room, to be able to chat with your dinner partner. The food is wonderful. My husband said it was the best fried chicken he'd ever had, which is saying a lot. It's not a place to go on a diet, but the Southern comfort style is worth a dietary slurge, now and again.Special Features:
- Great food and tap list!KristenDined on 1/20/2014I'm new to the city and a family member came to visit. I don't know the San Francisco restaurant scene at all, so I did a quick search for something near my Aunt's hotel and came up with Hops & Hominy. I was extremely pleased with the service - our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. The dinner food was excellent - I ate the shrimp and grits and my aunt opted for the seafood pasta. Both dishes were divine - flavorful and delicious without being too rich. My boyfriend ordered the porkchop, which was underwhelming. Dessert was also a bit disappointing - the bread pudding was pretty bland. The drinks were great - loved the tap-list and the coffee at dessert was tasty and smooth. I'm excited to return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SouthernGrubsoutherngrubDined on 1/20/2014My family had dinner at Hops & Hominy on Monday 1/20 and were very pleased with out meal. The restaurant is nestled back in a very nice area of the Union Square shopping district off Tillman Lane. We had black-eyed pea fritters for an appetizer. They were tasty and our entrees were good as well. I wouldn't say it's the best dinner we've had recently, but it was good, The portion size was appropriate and the food was nicely prepared. I would say if you are a southern foodies, you should give this restaurant a try.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food is great, noise not so muchSFJohnVIPDined on 1/10/2014I am a semi-regular at Hops & Hominy, and in terms of the food I am never disappointed. However, over time I have noticed that the restaurant gets louder and louder as more and more 20 & 30-somethings come in large groups, drink alcohol, and get louder and louder. So, if you really do not want to hear a word your date says, this is the place to come for great food (and even greater cocktails)!Special Features:
- We went here with a groupOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/10/2014We went here with a group of four and there were a few big problems. 1. We asked a server about nuts because one person at the table had a nut allergy, and the waiter mumbled something about "probably" not and left. Thankfully another server was more helpful. 2. All of our dishes came at once: appetizers and entrees. 3. It was hard at times to get any service for more drinks, the check, etc.
- Food over saltedLenaVIPDined on 1/4/2014I really wished I could of gave this place a better review but the food and service was not outstanding for me to praise a place. They seemed to have a good cocktail and wine list, but the food lack something. It could of been one of those nights where they over salted the prep food but I addressed the issue to the waiter and she wasn't helpful about the situation. The place looks great but the customer service and food ONE star.
- Great bourbon drinks and foodOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 1/2/2014Love this place, really good bacon-infused bourbon drinks, and just really well-cooked food!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth a visit...CAKiwiDined on 12/31/2013I've been to h&h a few times now. Each time, I have tried something different off the menu and each time I have been pleased with my meal. From the complementary cornbread, to the Mac n' cheese, to their signature fried chicken (I actually liked the shrimp & grits more). Their food has a lovely taste of home cooking blessed with a restaurant twist. The cocktails are wonderful & maybe underrated. I would recommend H&H for a place to grab a drink because I think there is value in doing just that. Service is decent. Staff are all nice & do their job better than average (but not outstanding). Food from time of order to time it lands on your table is quick. Place is slightly cramped & can get loud.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- New Year's Eve DinnerzofeoneDined on 12/31/2013Food was good. The Winter Green Salad was excellent. I appreciated the knife skills that went into that salad! Beautiful Presentation! Restaurant was too dark, though. could barely read my menu or see my food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Off night?OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 12/30/2013Three of us ordered three appetizers, two dinners, and three side dishes. *ALL* items were either too salty or too sweet. This is by far the worst food we've had in a very long time.
- Hops and Hominy gemfood4kdbDined on 12/21/2013Although hard to find - thank you cell phone maps!! We read a review in Sacramento (Bee vs. Mag??) and looked it up during a recent Christmas visit to SF. Food was incredible! Son had rabbit, husband had shrimp and grits, mom had Cobb salad and I had the pasta carbonara - all fabulous!! We'll be back! Great job chefs!Special Features:
- Great food, service and cocktailsMarcokelanDined on 12/20/2013Best friends and I had a holiday dinner before the craziness of our families. The food was phenomenal. I had the buttermilk fried chicken while they had the shrimp and grits. It was flavorful, crisp, and filling. We started the evening w/ complimentary corn bread, champagne, and Brussels sprouts. We then each had our entrees. Food was timed well and impeccable taste. We decided to share dessert. We enjoyed the bread pudding w/ vanilla bourbon infused ice cream. It was absolutely delicious. We also had the ice cream sandwich cookie dipped in chocolate. Good but a little rich for my liking. The service was excellent! Love their attire; flannels, jeans and boots. They were engaging, fun, and easy going.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hidden GemciciDined on 12/13/2013It took a bit to try and find this place, but when we did, the restaurant blew our minds. The food was amazing, full of flavor and came out pipping hot!! Our waitress was top-notch, speedy and informative about the menu. As a first timer here I can say I was not disappointed. I do have to warn that the portions are small, so don't go expecting to eat your weight's worth in food. But I would suggest going regardless and just ordering everything on the menu because they're just that delicious :)Special Features:
- SoOOoo Good!GirlWhoEatsVIPDined on 12/13/2013I'd been wanting to go to H&H for quite some time and finally had the chance--Wow! I took a friend for her birthday and we were both impressed. We began with black-eyed pea fritters, then went for the fried chicken and cheese grits with shrimp--so good! One thing I really loved was the fact that the chef came out and introduced himself and wished my friend a happy birthday. We haven't had that kind of customer service in --I can't remember when--! The style felt very East Coast with the exposed brick, subway tiles and wood floor--I just loved it and will definitely be back. The hostess, servers and chef were just great!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Southern nouvelleBlaineSVIPDined on 12/12/2013Good Southern food classics with upscale California influences. Wine list was well thought out with many good affordable choices. Service was very attentive.Special Features:
- delish!KailajsDined on 12/10/2013A bit pricey, but the best country fried steak I've had in a long while. A small menu with a large southern inspiration.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place for a Sunday brunchOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 12/8/2013Great place for a Sunday brunch in the middle of Downtown San Francisco.Special Features:
- I'll be back!NoNo4rmtheODined on 12/8/2013Brunch was great. I had the Classic Breakfast with the Hellapeno cocktail and both were very well-executed. My boyfriend had the biscuits and gravy with the grits and a Dark and Stormy cocktail and he enjoyed everything as well. We agreed that the grits were among the best we'd ever had. We plan to come back very soon to have dinner...and more cocktails. .Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Southerners, BewarezellchuckVIPDined on 11/30/2013We knew going in that the food is southern fusion, but I didn't realize that the fusion blew up the southern taste. The added sauces and the cornbread used for dredging the oysters are so heavy-handed that it stole the taste. Southern cooking is unique enough; why fool with it. It is like changing apple pie by getting fancy with a sauce. Why fool with perfection. There is nothing southern about this restaurant.
- Not very flexibleCCJCVIPDined on 11/29/2013They would not make any exceptions to the menu, we wanted to trade some sides and they would not allow, seemed petty. Also asked for hot tea and they had a small miserable selection. The food we did have was good, especially the dessert, but it seems they could be more accommodating. It was only their way.Special Features: