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Rich Table
Rich Table
  • Address:
    199 Gough Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Rich Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richtablesf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 355-9085
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Evan and Sarah Rich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered and Residential Parking. Performing Arts Garage on Gough and Grove.
A word from Rich Table
Modern creativity and traditional technique combine seamlessly at Rich Table, a Northern Californian neighborhood restaurant.

Chefs and Owners Evan and Sarah Rich have created a dressed-down interpretation of a fine dining restaurant, based on their extensive backgrounds in San Francisco's best restaurants. At Rich Table, they deliver an expert approach in a casual setting.

Rich Table's menu, wine list and cocktail program all showcase a seasonal San Francisco style. The team looks forward to having you join them at their table.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were a party of 4 . . . so, we ordered and then we ordered again :) . . . sharing everything, as it came out !!! . . . EVERYTHING WAS FANTASTIC. Just some of the items we ordered were . . . Bites = DRIED PORCINI DOUGHNUTS, RACLETTE (5 for $7) * Starter = BURRATA, TOMATO COULIS, PADRON CHIMICHURRI & CRISPY ONIONS ($14) * Pasta = TAJARIN, SUMMER TRUFFLE, CRUSHED PEA & ANCHOVY ($22) * PORK COTECHINO, PLUMS, JIMMY NARDELLO PEPPERS & WHEAT GRASS ($24) * Bread = DOUGLAS FIR LEVAIN WITH HOUSE CULTURED BUTTER ($2.50). We ordered a bunch and If one stood out, we would order it again (averaged 3+ bites each, split 4 ways). This was a great way to sample a lot of tastes & textures . . . without having to commit (wink). GO AND ENJOY."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Brought a friend from out of town- she loved it! Ambrose was an awesome waiter, and the shared plates were perfect."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've been to Rich Table 4 times now, and most recently for their Chef's Tasting menu. Everything was just delicious and so well executed. The tasting menu (we were a party of 4) was timed perfectly between courses – look forward to all the "snacks" coming out in rapid fire at once, so that you can sample all of the tastes before the larger pasta, seafood, and meat courses. All 4 of us (3 were first-time diners) thoroughly enjoyed the meal, were able to hear each other and easily have conversation on a Saturday night, and never felt rushed. The tasting menu took about 3 hours. Our server was also brilliant – one of the best servers I've had – and was very kind to steer me toward a better wine for my courses than the one I originally picked."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "With both bites and appetizers on the menu, Rich Table allows the diner the flexibility to experience a wide range of flavor experiences and still enjoy the main courses and desserts. During our most recent dining experience we ordered 3 of the bites, all the appetizers but one, three pastas and two main courses and a dessert. This was split among 4 diners and it was a perfect amount of food. Rich Table chefs have mastered flavor pairings and presentation but their consideration of food textures brings the food enjoyment to even a higher level. Go with a small group and dare to order everything on the menu!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "wAITER AND/OR RESTAURANT Waiter and/or restaurant are completely inflexible. Could not order appetizers separately - had to place entire dinner order at same time, Also, no substitutions allowed. Prices very high given small portion sizes. Food was mostly average quality and taste. Decor was shabby given exorbitant food prices. No tablecloths."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "pro's great food and friendly staff con's unspeakable noise level and very slow service"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Good not great. I can check it off the list. Don't understand the hype. Usual farm to table blah blah blah...hipster chic sustainable natural wood decor restoration hardware lights."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My husband and I had the tasting menu with pairings. It allowed us to try a lot of the menu and appreciate the flavors and craftsmanship of the food being prepared. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our second time, an improvement over the hostile host we encountered the first time we ate there, around the time of the opening. At that time I thought the food was good, but not unique. My husband thought otherwise. We took a long time returning b/c it was hard to get reservations. Now the furor has died down and we scored a table. Now he agrees with me. If we lived in this neighborhood, it would probably be a regular place for us, but since we don't, it's not worth the hassle. It's VERY noisy and I wish SF restaurants would find a way to factor in sound dampening as part of their design."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food is absolutely delicious. Everything we tried was good and the portions were great. Unfortunately, it's hard to get a reservation and the menu may be completely different by the time I'm able to return but I'm willing to see what they've come up with once I make it back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Open table has always been my vehicle of choice for making reservations. But two experiences in the last week changed my mind. I made a reservation at Open Table and also at Hayes Street Grill, but at the last minute our plans changed. We went to open table to change the reservations, and in both cases found nothing was available. We called the restaurants, just in case, and had no problem making the reservations we wanted. When Open Table says there is no reservation, don't believe it. The food at Rich Table was OK at best. The Porcini Doughnuts, so wildly raved about, were absolutely tasteless. The pork chop was 85% fat. We ordered a dessert that was inedibile. The server was not surprised, and said that a change had to be made."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I waited 1 month to get a reservation at Rich Table and it was well worth the wait. All the dishes were fantastic, creatively put together and executed perfectly. Notable items were the Porcini donuts, sardine chip, and the pork/peach bucatini. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had friends come from out of town and get engaged during the day so my husband & I brought them here for a nice dinner. It was amazing. The atmosphere is great with an open kitchen so you can see the chefs working in harmony and being so precise. We started with the gruyere roasted potatoes, sardine chips, and porcini donuts and loved them all. Much better than everyone getting individual appetizers because you get to try everything. We also split a pork and peach pasta between the 4 of us - wonderful. I had the trout with corn grits and loved it, my husband had the steak and said it was very good. Our two guests also loved their entrees. For dessert the four of us split the olive oil cake and the crushed chocolate bar. Amazing!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food is very creative and well prepared. The porcini donuts are a must for me every time."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Immediately after paying just over $200 for dinner with my girlfriend, we asked the hostess if we could schedule another dinner there for a larger party in a month's time. As she went to the back to write down our information, our server Carl came over to our table and asked us to get up and leave as there were other customers waiting. I asked if he was serious because I could not believe what I heard, and he said "yes" with a complete deadpan expression. In my SF dining experiance, or any place for that matter, I have never been asked to get up from our table to accomodate waiting customers. We left the restaurant completely insulted, angry, and confused. Needless to say, we cancelled our follow-up reservation."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was a spectacular meal only highlighted by exceptional service! I will recommend to all friends in SF and visit again when I am back in town from NY."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have eaten at Rich Table twice and both experiences have been amazing!!! I highly recommend their tasting menu. The ambiance, food, and staff make this one of my top picks for a meal in San Francisco! I loved that Chef Evan Rich came to our table with our final course and talked to us. He was so down-to-earth and humble...this restaurant is so comfortable and approachable. ZERO pretension!! I love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "No wow factor. Good but not great. Way over priced."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "From the heartfelt birthday wishes from no fewer than three staff to the porcini-dusted doughnuts to the papparadelle to the main courses and stellar dessert (and bonus birthday dessert!), our first trip to Rich Table was memorable throughout. Our waitress had perhaps the best knowledge of the menu I have ever seen in ANY restaurant and never steered us wrong. The "bites" were decadent and delicious (please keep the doughnuts on the menu forever!), the housemade pasta outstanding, the main courses (scallops and salmon) exceptional, and the white chocolate mousse with watermelon granita a perfect conclusion. The cocktails were excellently crafted too. I can see a Michelin star in your future; it would be well deserved."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a disappointment. I've been hearing about this place for ages, and after finally scoring a reservation I have no idea what all the fuss is about. The service was slow and overdramatic, and with each dish that came out the combination of flavors repeatedly fell flat. That said, the presentation was nice, but I'm here to eat not admire. Also, just to highlight the slow service, it took almost 10 minutes to get a cup of decaf coffee after ordering. There are plenty of better options in the city -- especially at this price point."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Rich Table. The food was delicious and we loved the service. Our waiter had quite a sense of humor and did not take the food talk too seriously! We hope to do a repeat dinner there soon!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our waiter was unfriendly and pretentious and it ruined what would have been a nice meal. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Recently did the chefs tasting menu here on a recent trip to San Francisco and I have nothing but the highest praise for this restaurant. At $80 for food and an extra $55 for the wine pairing this is easily one of the best deals in town. The 8-course menu was really more like 14 because the 2nd course was basically a tapas sampler with about 6 different small bites. Oh and I forgot to mention, my friend and I each received COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 8-course tasting menus. We ate half of each and then swapped plates, therefore getting to try about 12-14 different dishes (a few courses were the same). Very generous with the nearly 7-8 glasses of wine (we were both in no shape to drive). This place deserves the Michelin star I think is coming soon!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We've dined here twice, and, yes, they remembered us. Katrina is wonderful, and our water, Connor, treated us as special guests. The food is exceptional. Interesting ingredients and amazing preparation. (The salmon was just BUTTER - yum.) I need to remember to keep the menu while we eat so I can identify the unique ingredients in every dish. Try the doughnuts (filling) and the sardine chips. The pasta? OMG. Just wish they'd open a second Rich Table, in Danville. Or at my house."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food, Terribly slow. took an hour for a piece of bread to show up on the table, and 2 hours for the main courses to arrive from the time of our reservation. We were pretty hangry after the first hour and started asking questions. The server was very nice about it and was crying she seemed so upset with the situation herself. The hostess came over and apologized at the 90 minute mark, and ultimately when we complained again, she comped the dinner but still decided to give us some grief for complaining. Not their finest moment."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was great, our waitress was great, the space was nice. The food is fairly priced and I will definitely be going back to try more of the menu. Missing one star because the food took a bit longer than expected, but otherwise it was a great experience!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very accommodating for legitimate-I-carry-an-epi pen---food allergies which was super appreciated! Put the wine in a bucket when we thought it wasn't cold enough. Seemed a bit of lag time between plates though. But overall the food was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and the food was great and service was excellent. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. I had put a note on my reservation that it was my boyfriend's birthday and they brought out our desert with a candle on it and everyone on the staff wished him happy birthday as we were leaving the restaurant. Overall, great dining experience and would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very convenient to the War Memorial opera house, and the menu is quite good. Food is excellent and the service was superb. Small but very good by-the-glass wine selection. Nice find. Will definitely return on either symphony or opera nights, maybe even on jazz nights."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food is outstanding and the service is friendly, causal but not snobby. Prepare to share your tasting notes with the customers at the table next to you. The only complain is that the restaurant is extremely warm, needs a better ventilation system."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "All of the food at Rich Table was excellent. This tasting menu is a value for SF in terms of quality and cost. That said there are several things that need some adjustment. The pacing of the meal was odd, with too much food arriving at once, that could have been spread out a little. It would be nice if the tasting menu was printed or on a chalk board. There were several points in the meal where we could have gotten one of several dishes, but were never asked about preferences. All and all we had a wonderful meal, but the details need a little more attention."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The stools/chairs at our table were not very comfortable. I felt like i was being forced forward, out of the chair. That, paired with my feet not touching the ground, made it difficult to sit in. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We waited quite a bit for a reservation and we were very excited to try this restaurant less than 2 blocks from our apt. We were not met with the same level of enthusiasm, however. Service: 2 stars - waiter was standoffish amd terse. Met my gluten sensitivity question re: pasta with a terse response and no offer to point out dishes I could eat until I explicitly asked. We eventually were able to draw him out but why should we have to prove ourselves to our waiter?? Food: I can excuse bad service if the food is to die for. Simply put, it is not. It was just okay. The chilled bay shrimp was very good, my bf's halibut was cooked very well, but my steak was very salty. The food is layered with too many flavors that compete. Save $!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had an early dinner here before the symphony. The food was interesting and delicious. Sardine chips as an appetizer were a novelty and the portabello donuts dusted with mushroom essence and served with raclette sauce were special. I had halibut that floated off the plate and my friend had the salmon, both with innovative preparations and surprises. My fish was over a corn souffle and was garnished with pistachios, and the salmon had baby peas and bok choy. For dessert we shared the carmelized olive oil cake with peaches and a bit of ice cream. Stellar!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Sophisticated but simplistic food in an earthy rustic bright space. clean lines and a nice vibe. Excellent service and happy customers!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I had sand dab for an appetizer and steak for the main dish. Both dishes were very interesting, but I thought unfortunately interesting to the point of being gimmicky. For that reason I will not return to Rich Table nor recommend it to any of my friends."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "It's a nice little oasis on a busy street. We had a lovely meal with great salads and delectable pasta. All very fresh and lovely. Solid wine list, whether by the glass or by the bottle. We skipped dessert because it was late but those looked good. Will be back. Soon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Really liked Rich Table. Chef's very accommodating to dietary needs and food was so great. Lovely staff and great atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was fabulous! Everything so fresh. Loved the heirloom tomato with crumbled popcorn on top. Great to have cheese courses! Like the option of carafes of wine which makes it easy to pair wine with food"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great wine list, fantastic food, excellent service with no rush. A great dining experience in a lively setting. Casual atmosphere but professional presentation."
    Dined on 6/13/2014