Local's Corner

Local's Corner

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.localscornersf.com/
  • Phone: 4158007945x
  • Hours of Operation:


    DINNER
    Tuesday - Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm

    DAYTIME
    Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jake Des Voignes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Catering: We would like to cater your party, meeting, or special occasion. Be in touch for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Street
  • Public Transit: Bart 24th St Mission
    Muni 27, 9, 33, 12, 67, 48.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, there is a public lot a few blocks away at 23rd St and Utah
A word from Local's Corner
Local's Corner is a raw bar and seafood restaurant, serving only local and sustainably caught fish. Our wine and beer lists are all Californian.
There is a 3-course Winter Menu for $38, including dessert.
There is a 6-course Chef's Tasting Menu available at the Chef's Counter for $65. When you reserve, please let us know if you are booking the Chef's Counter.
We are open for six days a week and take reservation for dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Local's Corner reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (14)special occasion (13)notable wine list (7)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Good, Different Seafood Restaurant
    foodieSF
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Nice to have a seafood restaurant that doesn't serve the same old, same old type of dishes. Their menu is pretty small, as are the portions (and I'm not a big eater). Oysters on the half shell are served at happy hour prices from 5 - 7 p.m.. We ordered the dungeness crab salad, black ink squid pasta with crab and uni, asparagus salad (that was served with an egg (reminded me of a brunch dish), pork butter bread and oysters. They recommend 2 - 3 courses per person.Everything was good esp. the pasta and the dungeness salad. I would certainly eat here again but in a city with so many amazing restaurants it wouldn't be on my short list.. Prices are in-line with most upscale restaurants. Restaurant has a small diner feel to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cosy Neighborhood Gem
    Kiwi
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Intimate setting. Limited menu (like dining at home, but with a professional chef) but very tasty. Kid friendly. Can see the chef and team in the open kitchen. Nice experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic neighborhood gem
    brainz
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Seasonal menu, beautiful attention to detail, an open kitchen, and great service make this a perfect little restaurant for any night. It's romantic and high end but really affordable, with a small but precise and interesting wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whoops somebody forgot
    Pienanny
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    THis is not a review for food. We've been to Local's Corner before and loved it. Unfortunately, this last time the restaurant was closed, Somebody forgot to tell Opentable they were closed or changed their hours or something. We will try again but please fix the communication gap. Standing outside the restaurant I double checked that I'd made the correct res. Bummer but oh well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big error
    MayC
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Open table confirmed a reservation for Sunday evening, a time Local's corner is closed. The restaurant called to let me know. You need to.correct you program.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for causal brunch but
    GenieVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good for causal brunch but too pricy, good but not great for the quality of food, yet excellence service and nice crew of helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small-plates Seafood
    eric
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is a solid neighborhood find. We got plenty to eat. Beer and wine only.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Got2eat
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Awesome find thanks to Froder's Guide. Our best meal in San Framcisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    IndustryKidVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I had the pleasure of meeting the head chef (Timmy) of L.C. at my bar a week before our visit. He offered me a dozen oysters on my first visit -- huge selling point! Arrived about 20 min. earlier than our reservation, and we got seated right away. The staff was extremely friendly, and the general feel of the place albeit on the smaller side was very cozy. Started off with a cheese selection, and a dozen oysters. The chef (Timmy was out of town) sent a few small bites (quail egg w/ caviar, smoked sturgeon, and a bite of the herring special) for us to enjoy. Main courses were rainbow trout and duck confit risotto. All of it was absolutely delicious. Easily some of the best food I've enjoyed in San Francisco. I'm talking Michelin-star quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem!
    tigerwlVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We visited this hidden gem on a Saturday night, after reading Zagat survey ratings of seafood restaurants. The price and portion were more than reasonable for the great food. Oysters were very fresh. The kitchen staff carefully cleaned and separated the oysters from the shells. The squid and crab salads were phenomenal, with complex flavors and artistic presentations. We sat at the counter and had the pleasure of chatting with the chefs. The restaurant is small, and the only suggestion I have is to add some fabric to the wall to absorb sound. For foodies, this is a place not to be missed. There is another restaurant (which serves desserts, pastries, and brunch) by the same owner. Hopefully we will visit them next time in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    One of the best meals I've had in the city and several foods I haven't had before or have infrequently. Everything was beautifully plated and seasoned wonderfully–really a delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love fish, this is the place
    Janice
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    This is the place for you if you love fish! Relatively quiet (a rarity these days) with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a light dinner
    MorefoodpleaseVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    This was our 3rd or 4th time here and Locals Corner is consistent everytime. The server is always kind, and beer and wine is always selected well. We had herring, and pickled salad that was absolutely amazing. The squid ink spaghetti was delicious and rich. This is a place we always recommend our many out town guests to and they all agree it's worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, tasty, small seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Nice, tasty, small seafood plates. Not many options for non-seafood lovers. I enjoyed the meal, but found the prices a bit high.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Good food, good service, too expensive. Our group of 5 was the ONLY one there on a Thursday night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excessively Salty and Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This was my second visit as this restaurant did not impress me for the first time. We were seated at the bar even though there were several tables open on Friday night. When we were ready to order, some staff were still chatting or looking at their iPhone. The disappointing service never got better throughout the meal. We started with Smoked Sturgeon, which was extremely salty. The entree dish Black Cod was decent, however, Squid Ink Spaghetti was incredibly salty to the point of being simply unpalatable. I often eat out, but by far, this was the saltiest food I have ever tasted. In addition, I tried to get over the uncomfortable feel of eating with a short & lightweight dessert fork instead of a dinner fork, but I couldn't.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food is outstanding with
    Peter
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The food is outstanding with amazing favors. The ingredients are of the highest quality. My only pause is that the portions are very small. I was fairly hungry so it is not the best spot if you need more substance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food below expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    New Years Eve meal at Local's Corner was quiet, local and exactly what we were looking for. I found the service to be professional and friendly, exactly what you would expect at a very small corner restaurant who's name is a perfect description. The food was disappointing, however. I think the festivities began early in the kitchen and the food just didn't meet the mark. Nothing was bad, nothing was undercooked or uneatable, it just didn't have the seasoning, the completeness, and basically lacked the quality expected on special evenings.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy, the real "local's corner"
    MonAmieVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I wish I could have a "Local's Corner" in my neighborhood. It would be great if they have more intriguing appetizers for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and unique
    YumyummVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Good was incredible - menu very creative. Ambiance wa kid of dull, lights were a little bright. But definitely worth trying since the food really is incredible!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    Guidomeak
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Friendly staff, good food (I even managed to get a no-garlic few entrees), and cool retro small place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plates are little precious,
    oscarVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Plates are little precious, but the food is great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and Wonderful
    steve
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    The setting is movie set material, the staff super nice and efficient, and the food ... prepared with precision and wonderfully delicious! A neighborhood GEM for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food + / service --
    SausalitoVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Locals Corner consistently has interesting food with an emphasis on veggies and sea food. Most dishes are very tasty and can be shared. Stay away from the abalone though as you need a magnifying glass to find it int he dish. The downer of this informal environment is that service while friendly is slow and inattentive. In the last three times we have eaten there the waitresses are very hard to find, unpredictable long times between courses, etc. It shouldn't be so hard to order another drink or bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although I found the food
    SMGMVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Although I found the food to be very good the service was terrible. When you consider there are only 10+ tables and two waitresses I found it to be disappointing and ultimately ruined the whole experience. I don't mind paying for quality ingredients but the service should also be up to a certain standard. Waiting 15 minutes for salt and pepper is unaccetable in such a small place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    LC is on a charming little corner that is actually "local". Atmosphere is very relaxed, the staff knows the menu and how to stage dishes so that progression is logical and lovely on the palate. Food really is five star, menu and wine list just enough to give variety but not lead to confusion. We had just landed from East Coast four hours earlier and this was the perfect place to start our weekend. Glad I booked a week ago because even for a Thursday they had to turn away many walk ins.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, favorable food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Delicious, favorable food. Terrific, warm service from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. Bread is wonderful, as was the peach and basil jam. salmon was great, as was the roast beef sandwich. A lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a neighbourhood gem
    Revisitors
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    This was an unexpected delight. We had read the reviews but you don't know until you have been yourself!! The food is fresh, seafood focussed- innovative, light and tasty. Service is attentive, knowledgable. A lovely space, airy and light , great to have so many windows. Well worth a re visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let the ingredients shine through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Wonderful balance of flavors. All the dishes really let the flavor of the ingredients shine through. Sauces were delicate and complimented the components of the dish perfectly, but were more there in a support role. Several Tapas style plates let us all sample a bunch of different things. The dishes are very natural and not at all heavy or rich, and leave you very contented and satisfied. We started with a few oysters and the cheese plate finished the meal off perfectly. Fish was super fresh and cooked to perfection. Service was very friendly, helpful and attentive. Nice neighborhood feel in Victorian corner store front.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Feelings
    RPeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Much of the food ordered by our party of 4 was very good, worth a return visit. However, our server came off as arrogant, detracting from the experience. When asked to explain two wines, she said one was made in the Provencal style and the other in another French style. She seemed perturbed when I said I didn't know what that meant. Her subsequent description didn't really fit the wines which we didn't like. She also failed to explain the restaurant's unique approach to cooking when asked why only cheese is offered for dessert, saying - also with attitude - that baking can't be done there. Also, this could be a quiet cozy spot perfect for dinner conversation but rather unpleasant music was playing far too loudly.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go Japanese instead...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    For upscale seafood, you're better off going to a Japanese restaurant that specializes in dishes beyond sushi. For value for money, you're better off going to a Chinese restaurant like Koi Palace and getting the freshest, succulent lobster prepared simply. When they say "small plates" here, they mean it. Mind you, we don't begrudge fine Japanese restaurants like Hana (in Rohnert Park) serving us two slices of (delicious!) pork belly for $12, so the concern is not about the serving size itself, but rather the whole package you get for your money.
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  • Really?...Chronicle Top 100?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Need to work out some kinks here. Inattentive and aloof wait staff. Small plates inspired but took too long to execute, especially in a 1/2 full restaurant. Need to expand non-alcoholic beverage choices beyond lemonade, ice tea, and tap water.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first dinner here ~ lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Our first dinner here ~ lunch is superb. They could serve a dessert ( just one) to complete the meal. Wait person could have used just a little more training to make the evening special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this little spot. It
    Lola
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Love this little spot. It has great food, in a relaxing comfortable atmosphere. Good service and you can actually talk and be heard! Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent healthy meal
    ErikaSFVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the salmon collar and cured fish. I especially appreciate that the food is light and healthy. The wine was unique and went well with the meal. Service was very welcoming and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why are you waiting?
    TeleHillFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Get to Local's Corner! Inventive and very tasty food in relaxed setting. Top notch meal is complimented by unusual, affordable and special selection of California wines. Nice focus on sharing plates which you will want to do anyway given how good everything tastes. Team is friendly and on the less intrusive side of standard service in SF so feel free to draw them out if you want help - they have good ideas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service, not so much...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Wonderful little storefront place, limited but creative menu, service need work: We're told the dishes are to share, so we ordered 4 items, and three of them came within 10 minutes of each other. We had to ask for several items ordered long before two and three times. That said, everybody was nice about it, so we'll be back, but I hope this gets straightened out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly and sophisticated palate
    RJMerlot
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Fresh, inventive, friendly, healthy and fun emanates from this kitchen with heart and a very, very sophisticated palate. Love - Love - Love the restaurant,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    noiseVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    expensive and not sure about some of the dishes like a shaved carrot (really) space is small and cute but u end up taking home some of the kitchen odors in your cloths, three of us spent 200$ sorry guys cant buy into this type of restaurant
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  • Oysters, Champagne and even better
    rich510VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Oysters and Champagne are always a good start to a summer evening, but the light unusual dishes such as the crab artichoke soufflé were even better. They charge $3 for toasted homemade bread which is terrific and worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.