Slow Club
Slow Club

Slow Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.slowclub.com/
  • Phone: 415-241-9390x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Happy Hour with Limited Menu: Monday - Friday 2:30 - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Bar Opens at 5pm on Saturdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Paul
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Slow Club is available for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Rooney 4152419390x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hampshire
  • Public Transit: 22 Fillmore stops at 16th and Bryant. 27 Bryant stops at Mariposa and Bryant. 9 San Bruno and 33 Stanyan stops at Portero and Mariposa.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is easy in the evenings and on weekends and more difficult during weekday lunches.
A word from Slow Club
We are a casual neighborhood restaurant with a changing menu featuring the best and freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches. Our bar offers innovative cocktails, tasty wines and beers. Join us for dinner, lunch or brunch...or just stop by the bar for a drink and a snack.

Our menu changes daily. Please visit our website for the most current version.
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Slow Club reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (48)great for brunch (40)great for lunch (21)hot spot (16)special occasion (16)romantic (13)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (10)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Bad service
    opentableVIPdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Called to change reservation time, they confirmed it, and then completely lost the reservation change. Showed up and they had no tables. Hostess said that given that the booking was through OpenTable that it would not show up as a no show. But I got the no show email. Unprofessional, twice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was fabulous!
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed our meal tremendously. I had their salmon which was fantastic. We shared the warm olives. The three of us really enjoyed everything except the noise level. Our server was great. Our dessert was melt in your mouth scrumptious. Heirloom tomato salad was yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our dinner here was tasty and reasonably priced. The cocktails were exceptionally delicious. Mussels and pappardelle were my favorites of the night. Most outstanding part of the evening was the service and attention to our water glasses. I was late for my reservation and called them to let them know. They were happy to accommodate. Because I was late for dinner, I was also late for my post-dinner show so the waitress was happy to send over drinks and appetizers fast. Then she fired our entrees right away. Gave us our check and boxed our leftovers in record time and we made it to the show on time! I recommend giving Slow Club a try when in the neighborhood!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Industrial Decor
    MangiaBene
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have eaten here many times over the years and I always leave happy. The atmosphere is alive, energetic. The food is creative and tasty. The service is attentive (last week we arrived twenty minutes after our reserved time, and while they warned us our table was booked again an hour later, they let us linger over our food until we were finished - an hour and a half later). We had great cocktails, a fresh, delicious, seasonal salad, an appetizing Farm table entree (straight from the farmers market) perfectly cooked pork, and pot au creme - Mmmmm. So much food, topped by a perfectly reasonable bill. I will keep coming!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    SashaPronko12
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall, good place to go with your friends or family.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is delicious
    mslovecats
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Came here for dinner on a weeknight. Cocktails are worth trying; several of us got the Malabar which was delicious (love the cardamom). We enjoyed the carrot corn soup (yum, very delicious), the seasonal farm plate (meh), and the burger (awesome). It gets pretty cold in the restaurant since they open the big garage doors for those SF summer nights so bring a jacket. I would come here again if it were convenient, but not necessarily specifically seek this place out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch Spot
    CACuzcatlan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great brunch place. We had a reservation for 7 about a week out. We got their at 10 and were the only ones there, but the place was packed when we left a little after 11. The only complaint I have is that the french toast was drowning in syrup. It was too much and made it too sweet. Everything else was on point.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & vibe
    Cass
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Visiting from out of town and looking for a place to celebrate my daughters 22nd birthday that would be hip enough for her and her friends but not too big or loud. Also wanted local cuisine & veggie options. Slow Club met all my expectations. Food was great as was the service & atmosphere--great vibe! Fun bar with unique selection of cocktails-daughter said Desert Rose was best she ever had. Good value for fresh & tasty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic, quality gem
    BennieB
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    A strong gastronomic experience meets unpretentious ambience in a quintessential San Francisco locale. American, eclectic quality at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch spot!
    SlowClub
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Definitely a favorite brunch spot. If you have a sweet tooth for brunch then have the Bourbon french toast. Cocktails are tasty too. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OllyW
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I have eaten at here a number of times for Saturday brunch, however, I had never dined in the evening. I had a friend visiting from out of country and wanted to take her to a fine, local restaurant. Slow Club was attractive because of its menu and the fact it draws neighborhood folks. My friend was very impressed. The minute we walked in the door she loved the ambiance. The food was delicious and the portions were large - actually too large. We could not eat the entire meal and hated the fact we had to waste it. I would prefer smaller dishes. The noise level was loud. We shouted for much of the dinner. I suppose it's due to its layout - low ceilings, small space. Lastly, the service was slow and it was hard to get our server's attention.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    davide
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Cool atmosphere, great service, and our dishes were excellent--roast vegetable plate, flatbread with garlic and cheese. We enjoyed a starter of warm olives and bread. Our server was great--perfect balance of attentive and unintrusive. Dessert (chocolate pot de creme) was the only disappointment--a bit ordinary. FYI, Slow Club is only two blocks from Z Company, where Joe Goode dance and Word for Word theater company are housed. Also highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seasonal menu and service
    BetBet
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I appreciated the seasonal menu and fab service. Too bad the turkey hash was a poor choice for me since it was a bit greasy. High chair for my baby was great but restroom needs a changing table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie3
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We have wanted to check out the slow club for some time. Having out of town visitors served as our opportunity to do so. Both the quality and preparation of the food and the service exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for pre-theater quick dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had tickets for a Theatre of Yugen show, and this is the closest restaurant to the Project Artaud complex. Was a bit concerned about finishing dinner in time to get to the show, but we were seated right away, service was prompt, and the food came out without delay. Great burger & fries for a great price, and the cocktails were good, too, although the Magnolia kolsch seemed a bit flat (tasted fine, though). I've eaten at Slow Club before when I had more time, and the food has always been top notch. My only complaint with Slow Club: it's TOO LOUD in there. Thank you to Slow Club for their generous donation of food to the Theater of Yugen "This Lingering Life" opening night - all loved the tasty and colorful crostini/bruschetta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun place. somewhat inconsistent.
    Alex
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I have been there twice now. Both times someone has ordered a fantastic dish and others have been disappointed. Still reccomend it. Fun environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • definitely worth a repeat
    kb32
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    My husband and I went for dine about town. the carrot Ginger soup, pork loin and pot de creme were all fantastic. The service was good and the prices, even without DAT are reasonable for what you get. I found the portion sizes to be on the large side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I come to Slow Club about twice a month for brunch and the service is always unbeatable and the food is always delicious. And I love that we can make a reservation and never have to wait. Thanks Slow Club!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, poor bartender service
    OpenTableJunkieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went for brunch, I had the frittata which was delicious. The only lowlight was the service from the bartender. He was so busy socializing with friends he forgot he was working! I've never been in a restaurant where drinks arrive AFTER the entree. I blame my server as well since she should have been paying attention to the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst service we can remember
    teofeatherlady
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Waited 20 min. after ordering cocktails and a 1 hour and 15 minute wait for our meal. That is totally unacceptable in SF. All 4 of us ordered burgers. Yes burgers!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    MDVal
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    On a previous visit to the Slow Club, my wife and I had found the food to be tasty, the portions ample, and the service attentive. Unfortunately, on a recent visit for dinner, the opposite was true. It took us 90 minutes to get a couple of drinks, two salads, a bowl of soup, and a roasted butternut squash. And the squash was a colossal rip-off. It was only half a small squash stuffed with some spinach and quinoa and finished with what tasted like Soy-Vay. At $18 a plate, never again. The salads were disappointing, as well. The Caesar was soaked and bland. Our Arugula salad was missing the roasted pecans that were supposed to come with it. When we flagged that for the server, they showed up with a thunk as we were close to finishing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring your ear plugs
    raven
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great food, great service, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to have a conversation. Go to this restaurant if you have nothing to say to your companion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Club Rocks
    jeffreymwVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I love this restaurant! I have been here several times with family and friends and it never disappoints. Great, unique cocktails, a fine wine list and the food is excellent. Even options for vegetarians. It is fairly small, but very energetic with a great wait staff. I wouldn't come here if you want a quiet romantic dinner. But if you want great food and an energetic neighborhood vibe, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but Yummy
    go2girl
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We made reservations via Open Table for a party of 6 and although we were late we were seated with ease. The food was very good, however the service was a bit questionable. The server was extremely friendly, very positive however there were so many strange errors it puzzled us. Drinks were incorrect. questions were answered and then serviced incorrectly (do you want dessert? YES! then the bill was handed to us.) I think it was crowded and super noisy, and the wait staff was overwhelmed. We love the venue, but definitely wondered about the service and mistakes made throughout our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual, Fun neighborhood
    Alex
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great food, fun casual atmosphere within low key and comfortable neighborhood. Its worth noting that next door is Alite, an awesome outdoors shop, that provides 20% off of their products if you bring your bill from Slow Club.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 73 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 579 reviews are from the Slow Club reviews archive.
  • Large Party During Dinner Rush
    HazAHungray
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Slow Club is a gem, in more ways than one. Not only did they accommodate a large party of nearly 20 during the height of the dinner hour, but the service was timely and the food was perfection. Courses were moved without interrupting guests and our server never let a wine or water glass run dry. Good cocktail list, great wine selection, and an eclectic but superb menu - everyone loved their experience.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious / Noise Level Is To High
    SFOJoeVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Took a friend here as a thank you dinner. First time for her. We both enjoyed the food. Glad we went early as it got to loud as it filled up. The place needs to add some acoustical treatment to reduce the bomb noise level.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lizzie
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The Slow Club was perfect for a first date - The food is always delicious & their fancy but not too fancy drink menu hit the spot. They even gave me the out of the way table in the corner I requested when I made the reservation. (for a little bit of first date get-to-know-you privacy) They were so sweet. Thanks Slow Club!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Burger
    Bmfaspen
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Really enjoyed dinner, one of the best bugers ... Great service and atmosphere, truly is a hidden hideway.. Jealous wish i lived in the neighborhood to go more often...
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter brunch
    table1
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Very good. We have been going to the Slow Club for years and it is consistently great. Great cocktails!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow club is a great restaurant,
    Chasmac
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Slow club is a great restaurant, always a favorite of mine. Especially love their burgers, and great fries too. Service is always prompt and friendly, a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surpirse in the city
    susu
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We got this recommendation from a local. It took a bit to find the place, and once we did, it was easy to park, and we sat right down. The service was great and the food was amazing. The food was prepared beautifully, very fresh, and so tasty. Definitely a go to and try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked away off the beaten path
    DineAroundSFVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    It's in a spot most peopel wouldn't think of , but it is worth a visit to Mariposa Street! It's always fresh, as the produce truck delvering the the goods as we went in for dinner confirmed. It's all good, but the bourbon pecan pie made my day!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Slow Club
    LaurelW
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Having endured loooooong waits for both drinks no entrees, I now understand the meaning of the name....food just ok, certainly not worth the wait, and the ambiance is cold, noisy and uncomfortable, a bit like dining in a garage.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the Slow Club
    Lizzie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food, the drinks, and the staff - all top notch. Good job, Slow Club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been too long
    teofeatherlady
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The Chef (my husband and dining partner) had only good things to say about our dinner. Looking forward to bringing his boss in for dinner. I hate it when we loose great restaurants like Slowclub, in the field of newbies that we feel we have to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good brunch spot with unpretentio
    Jonny
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    A good brunch spot with unpretentious food & service. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still hungry
    StillHungry
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I had the spinach salad with Yellowtail - but 3 hours later I was starving. I guess some bread would have helped (or a bigger piece of yellowtail).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • once again the best for lunch
    TigerVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    very creative menu items, always fun for a special occasion or brunch the turkey sandwich is consistently good and the cocktails are interesting for dessert their ice cream and cake are delicious would recommend for any occasion to surprise the palette
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there for a late dinner
    foodie
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We were there for a late dinner at 9:00. My wife oprdered halibut and I ordered linguini to follow a salad. We found the food well seasoned and cooked perfectly. They do know their food. This is imprtant after my failed attempts to get a properly cooked and seasoned linguini at famous restaurants in the Bay Area in last two months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.