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Serpentine
Serpentine
  • Address:
    2495 Third Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Neighborhood:
    Potrero Hill / Dogpatch
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Serpentine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.serpentinesf.com
  • Email: info@serpentinesf.com
  • Phone: (415) 252-2000
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Deepak Kaul
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events & Promotions: Serpentine is available for private parties and special events. Email erin@slowclub.com for further information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd
  • Public Transit: The 22 Fillmore Muni bus line stops at the corner of 20th and 3rd streets.

    The T-Line Muni Train also stops at the corner of 20th and 3rd streets.

    From either stop, walk two blocks up 3rd street to Serpentine. We are on the corner of 3rd and 22nd streets.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is easy in the evenings and on the weekends. Weekdays are more difficult.
A word from Serpentine
Tucked in a corner of a brick warehouse in the heart of Dogpatch, Serpentine features an ever changing menu shaped by local farms and ranches. Soaring ceilings are warmed by cozy booths and tasty twists on classic cocktails. Glimpses of Serpentine's sister restaurant, Slow Club, shine through in the fresh lunch and dinner menus, the intimate bar and the candlelit room.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A new addition to the Dogpatch, it's a great spot for a semi-formal dinner or pretty vibrant brunch. It doesn't quite have the reputation of Nopa or other similar restaurants, but, in my opinion, it's just as good and you don't have to wait months for a reservation :)"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I usually order a few appetizers when I go there. They always use ingredients in a different way. For example, root vegetables shaved to make a really delicious salad or fried chickpea battered calamari, both enough for a very good meal."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I had passed by Serpentine a few times and had seen line out the door on weekends. Finally decided to try it and it was pretty delicious. I got the Fannel Brisket Hash and it was GREAT! I never thought brisket would be great paired with beets but it was decadent and it paired with the brisket very well. My friend got a breakfast sandwich, which was good, but I mean I could cook that at home… She wanted it though. Ruby Mimosa was great! The asian waitress (forgot her name!) serving us was great, attentive, and very nice."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I ate the veggie burger which was nicely spiced with good fries. The iced tea was a bit weak. My friend was able to get the veggie burger on a salad. Good variety of food. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Delicious food, easy access, waiters and hostess worked hard to make sure you have what you need. Must have a reservation or will have to wait a whiile. Definitely a Neighborhood Gem and I keep going back! Thank you."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Was really impressed with this neighbourhood gem. Noted on the reservation that it was a birthday dinner and they saved a nice table for us. The cocktails were delicious and expertly prepared -- some of the best I've have in SF so far. Dinner was also excellent, with well sized (not enormous but not skimpy) portions of deliciousness. Reservations are a must, but well worth the planning."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My boyfriend was late and lost. He doesn't know the City and went to two other locations before finding Serpentine. The waitress knew I was stressed and definitely knew he was stress. She calmed him down immediately with a ready drink, and then fabulous food. I think they were already closed for service, but opened for him and his entree was delicious. If it wasn't for our waitress our night would have been ruined. My girlfriend and I started with the fennel salad, which was light and delicious. We both had the perfectly cooked swordfish. My boyfriend had the juicy thick, house burger with crispy fries. So with fantastic service and great food - we'll be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "On the other end of the city, the food is as distant from great as is the restaurant from the heart of the city. Nice interior but the quality and taste of the food does not match expectations that price and marketing set. Go elsewhere, safe the time to go that far."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "A friend who lives in the neighborhood recommended it for brunch and it did not disappoint. Delicious, filling, well-sourced, well-seasoned, satisfying, savory. Excellent drink options as well. Light, airy. A little loud."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Very nice Sunday brunch with a good variety of choices. Food was fresh and well prepared. The Savory Bread pudding was delicious, as well as the Crab Benedict. The eggs were perfectly poached. The coffee is good with timely freshly brewed refills."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Yet another good restaurant in the dogpatch area. Have only been there for lunch because I work nearby. Burger and fries the best. This time I had the chicory/asparagus salad with additional chicken breast.Wonderful! I ate it all. service is wonderful. Have not yet been disappointed with service. They are attentive but not "hovering". Would highly recommend coming here if you're a foodie."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my scallop appetizer and swordfish entrée. Serpentine has good basic food. The service was friendly. We enjoyed cocktails with our dinner. It is a good casual spot for a nice meal."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The pluses were some very imaginative dishes and tasty cocktails. I would rate the food higher but my roasted chicken dish, for example, sounded great on paper but the flavors were a bit too subtle. Chicken breast whole does not allow a lot of places for sauce to settle, so a more vibrant or intense sauce would have helped energize the dish. Overall the food was quite good and we all enjoyed our dinners. The fried brussel sprouts were great, with a piquancy from the mustard that perfectly complimented the earthy brussels. The main negative was the noise. We almost had to shout across the small table to be heard. Service was good, and attentiveness to food issues like dairy allergies was excellent."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Dogpatch gem discovered for lunch. Great menu, superb service and amazing vibe. Highly recommended - but be sure to reserve! It was packed."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Celebrated a friend's birthday. Food was good but the service was off. The server was not in sync with our table. 2 misses in serving us; 1) Failing to realize we wanted to share the Brussels sprouts during our first course as we told her when ordering both French Fries and Brussels Sprouts to share and 2) Giving a shared dessert ordered by another friend and I to the birthday person with a candle on ot without telling us. We had to ask her what happened to our dessert. You would think a restaurant like this could have given the birthday person a little ice cream or something instead of our dessert for him to blow out a candle."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I'd heard the burger was great, but mine wasn't. Husband's sandwich was okay. Daughter's pork and polenta was VEY good. This was our 2nd time here. We won't go back unless we're desperate, and we kind of were-hard to find a lunch place in the City that doesn't involve crazy parking hassles."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I tend to stay away from hanger steak due to its tough texture and earthier flavor. However, this is the second time I had the hanger steak and both times it was super tender mouth watering flavorful steak with each bite. I have found my new favorite place. Thank you to the chef for a delicious meal."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a great dinner here last weekend. The place is small but the four of us were able to be in a secluded nook at the end of the bar area that was quite private. The place was energetic and staff very helpful. Our group loved the freshness of the salads, the root vegetable salad was a particular hit. The scallops can be a main dish, as well as an appetizer portion, and they are really good. Everyone loved the swordfish as well. Great place in an evolving area."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My only concern is the lighting - a little too dim for me."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wow! We loved Serpentine. A definite find.The food was amazing and the atmosphere electric and intimate at the same time. We will be back..."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "While I've been here before, it's not a place I think of much, and this visit confirmed why-- it's fine, but nothing special. Had to take an early reservation, right when they opened, as for some reason even early in the week they were booked. We were seated in a dark corner when there was no one else in the place (though it quickly filled up and felt that we were squished next to the folks at another table). The chickpea calamari was wonderful, but the chicken dish was uninteresting-- just not a lot of flavor. The entrees arrived before our app plates were cleared, and while our main server was personable, the person who delivered the food was flustered and unapologetic. If I end up here again, I'd go for drinks and a burger. . ."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I liked the atmosphere. the restaurant was much smaller than I expected but the noise level very manageable for a group to enjoy the company. The food had a different flavor twist such as calamari with chick peas that was very enjoyable. I would go there again. Loved the specialty bar drinks."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This is a bustling little restaurant with good food and a hipster scene but like most places that serve the hipster segment: good but not great food, indifferent service, cramped tables, and relatively loud and energetic. Go early (5:30ish). Get a drink at the bar (very well-stocked, very knowledgeable about classic cocktails)."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "everything is amazing - been here 3 times and its a home run"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Always a pleasure! Lucky to have this place in my neighborhood!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We are from Chicago which is a pretty foodie town and really enjoyed this restaurant. Located in "dogpatch," found it impossible to get a cab/uber back to our hotel. Hmmmm, transitional neighborhood? However, our hostess directed us to convenient public transit . It looked like there were several other bars/restaurants open so this may eventually become a dining destination but for now recognize the neighborhood is a bit sketchy. We dined on valentines with a fixed prix menu and decided to go with the wine pairings. Loved everything except the scallops. They were cooked perfectly but were placed on a bed of something that reminded me of crunchy cardboard. Filet, soup, dessert and dessert port all amazing. Reasonable prices. Friendly staff"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A very nice place with a great bar, ambiance, service and decor. The wait staff was very friendly, helpful and knew what they were doing. The food was excellent, the pre fix menu items were a good mix. I enjoyed the Amuse course of a oyster caviar soup and the salads were outstanding with both dressings having the own identities. My main course of sea scallops were perfect and was sweet and salty. Dessert, a warm chocolate cake and ice cream was a perfect end to a romantic evening....will need to try brunch, heard was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu at Serpentine is creative and full of interesting twists. Pickled veggies are uniquely flavored and delicious. Salads have unusual combinations that are sure to delight. Cocktails are creatively concocted, yet way too easy to drink! Serpentine is only a couple of blocks from where I live, but I'd drive for miles if I had to!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Since it was my bday I got to choose the restaurant and knew it would be good (I had been there before). My foodie friends had never eaten here, and were very impressed with all of the dishes that we chose. We decided to pick a bunch of appetizers to share, and then each chose an entree and tasted each others. Everything was awesome from the Meat board, to the vegetable salad, chicken Liver, Steak and Chestnut Pasta. Service was excellent (Thank you Kyle!). Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had the chickpea calamari - it was wonderful ! The scallops were delicious - had a wonderful evening at Serpentime!!!!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the staff friendly. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food! Haven't been disappointed yet. We still had to wait even with a reservation on open table."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Serpentine has put their Savory bread pudding back on the menu! This is a must have. The country fried steak is also quite tasty."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Our dinner from start to finish was stellar, especially the garbonzo calamari!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "If I had to rate Serpentine for food alone, this place would get 4-5 stars. Went for dinner with a friend and had oysters and the fried brussel sprouts for appetizers, she had the potato gnocchi and I the lamb shank. The food overall was terrific. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The gnocchi was very tasty and my lamb shank was tender and flavorful. Cocktails from the bar were unique and not too strong. We also enjoyed a few glasses of Pinot Noir which was also solid. The noise level was a bit annoying. We just happened to get a large group seated next to us who were all loud and obnoxious. I mean, I couldn't even have a conversation with my date because they were so loud. Service also lapses when it's very busy."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The bar is awesome with excellent creative cocktails and wonderful mixologists. The food is fabulous with the best hamburger in town. A true gem in the dog patch."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Great food, mixed drinks awesome, piper the bartender was excellent friendly. My wife had a great birthday there Will come back often."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We like the burger and chicken entrees. Very tasty and well presented. The pork loin was less successful. Mixed drinks are great and a welcome alternative to other choices in our neighborhood ."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "They have a great menu of varying breakfast/lunch foods. Also you get a GREAT amount for dishes that are all <$15. Definitely planning to return to try all their other foods!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I like Serpentine, and have dined there frequently. But on my latest visit was given a table you wouldn't have your least favorite person in the world sit at. No view of the rest of the restaurant. Tucked behind a wall at the entry, our table for two had us rubbing our shoulders on the wall on one side and virtually part of the noisy party for 6, only 6" away on the other side. When these noisy peeps finally departed, they practically pushed us further into the wall. VERY uncomfortable. This table defines Siberia."
    Dined on 12/19/2013