Stones Throw
Stones Throw

Stones Throw

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stonesthrowsf.com/
  • Phone: 4157962901x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Su, T-Th 5:00pm-10:30pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm

    Brunch: Su 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Halverson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in one of San Francisco’s most picturesque neighborhoods, Stones Throw offers the perfect setting to host a range of parties. With a semi-private dining room that looks into both the open kitchen and wine cellar, and accommodates up to 25, possibilities are numerous. From a quiet business meeting to a lively birthday party, Stones Throw can tailor your experience to fit your group. For more information on available dates, menu options or to tour the space, please reach out to us!
  • Private Party Contact: Tai Ricci 415-796-2901x
  • Special Events: Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like A Somm....the last monday of every month! Join Stones Throw as we welcome a different guest chef/somm duo each month in creating a special 5 course tasting menu all in support of the SF-Marin Food Bank. Visit our page at http://bso.sh/chefsommfeb

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green
  • Public Transit: Powell/Hyde Street Cable Car - Stop on Hyde & Green.

    Muni Bus -

    45 Union/Stockton stop on Union & Hyde;
    10 Townsend stop on Pacific Ave & Larkin St;
    12 Folsom/Pacific stop on Pacific Ave & Larkin St;
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We all know parking is a challenge. To relieve this stress, we have partnered with Uber to offer you 5% off your check when you arrive in style with Uber! Simply alert the host when you arrive to receive credit on your check.
A word from Stones Throw
Stones Throw, a California/American restaurant and bar situated in the heart of San Francisco in the renowned Russian Hill neighborhood, goes back to the basics, highlighting the simple things in life: great food, undying hospitality and a fun, carefree environment where everyone feels welcome.

Food inspired from past experiences at a slew of four star restaurants is turned into fun and approachable every day dining with a seasonally changing menu. Stones Throw features an extensive beer list with a balance between large format, hard to find beers, and familiar namesakes as well as a wine menu focusing on value, along with a careful balance of eclectic and adventurous wines.

A carefully formed team of some of the most talented restaurant staff in San Francisco is here to help create a fun and unforgettable experience each and every time you visit Stones Throw. We hope to see you soon…and often. Cheers!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Stones Throw reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)neighborhood gem (107)special occasion (47)notable wine list (45)hot spot (42)great for brunch (25)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (20)good for groups (14)late-night find (12)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Try new food in new combinations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Dishes are inventive and tasty. A little pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Incredible food and service! Very lucky to have it in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best addition to the neighborhood!
    jlltVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food at Stone's Throw is amazing! The service is impeccable, attentive, engaging, and a true joy. Everyone is made to feel special and every need is attended to. Tai makes sure your table is ready and Tyler is a bar genius. Our new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting Dishes
    WG58VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Yes, the beer menu is longer than the food menu, but don't let that detour you. The dozen or so dishes are well mastered. Five of us shared everything so we ordered almost everything on the menu. It is hard to highlight any one dish because they were all fantastic. Service was great! We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food; had empanadas later
    StephMarts
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food at Stone's Throw was amazing. I wished each dish were twice as big. And man, what a beer list! Ultimately, though... while my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the food, we didn't want to spend an arm and a leg to fill up so we left the restaurant and walked down the street to get empanadas afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • must try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our first time there to celebrate our anniversary and everything was delicious. The squid ink pasta is truly outstanding. Service was very helpful & attentive. Incredible beer selections. Great to have a casual go to place with such an interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressive
    Twobe1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Concise menu with excellent food, wine, beer, and cider selections as little cable cars clang by. Efficient, friendly staff, contemporary decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    QuietTables1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I asked for a quiet table and was seated perfectly! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, excellently prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood find
    spork
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had drinks and appetizers at the bar, and were pleased with the interesting wine selection - had a nice italian white that was really nice but different from the run of the mill. Dinner was presented well (even the tomato soup had a great tableside experience) and flavors were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but excellent menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were a little concerned when the beer list was longer than the menu (and at times, more expensive), but with 5 in our party and 5 different entrees to choose from, we ordered one of everything from the entrees along with the patè with pretzels and squid ink pasta for starters, both of which were excellent. The entrees came out one at a time and we just ate family style. Everything was excellent. Highlights included the fava bean ravioli (with a delicious melt of truffle butter on top), the duck, which had a deliciously prepared duck breast cut with some sort of incredible deep fried shredded duck ball beneath it, and the salmon. To be honest, they were all incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem
    missyp
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Such a great place! Presentation and service impeccable. Food fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mamafoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Best service! Beyond delicious food. 3rd time and every experience is more wonderful than the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SERVICE
    Ashley
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had excellent service on Saturday at Stone's Throw. Our table was not ready when we arrived, so we had a drink at the bar and the hostess gave us a free snack appetizer for the trouble.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful and fun!
    drblynnwareVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I am an Open Table VIP so it is hard to get a good review from me. My husband and I had dinner here with my son and his fiancé on a Saturday night. While the menu is small, everything on it is wonderful and plated beautifully with attention to detail. We had the puffed potatoes and eggs starter which was unique, delicate and tasteful. The squid ink pasta and salmon were perfect. For dessert, don't miss the Stone Fruit Clafoutis. Wine list is interesting and affordable. Our waiter provided excellent service, anticipating our needs and not complaining or sneering when we requested that he open a bottle of wine we brought from Willamette Valley ($20.00 corkage fee). I would definitely recommend this place and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conservative, Neighborhood Gem
    TheSearchForUmami
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Stones Throw is a gem in the normally staid Russian Hill neighborhood. However, most of their dishes are pretty conservative; e.g. the Puffed Potato and Egg and the Octopus & Okonomiyaki Pancake trigger very similar palettes. The Squid Ink Pasta, however, was more unique and a highlight. I will not deny that every dish was very well made and still very good. Overall, if eclectic, unique food (a la State Bird) is not a criteria for you, Stones Throw is a great choice for standard reinventions that still excite your taste buds. PS - their cocktails are a plus (Housemade Pimms)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Eat2live
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in. The hostess was friendly and warm as was the entire staff. The food was extraordinary and inventive starting with a ball of potato wrapped egg that oozed yolk when you bit into the little fried puff and ending with a delectable salmon cooked and sauced to perfection. On the dessert menu is a place where diners can write there favorite dessert from childhood. The chef later takes these as suggestions for future dessert menus. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch but not dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great service and food at brunch. Went back for dinner but found poor service despite an almost empty restaurant (it was early), over salted food and soup with no body.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to snack
    RichardMiddlebrookVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Did a late lunch here and it was surprising in a lot of ways. Despite the menu being very eclectic and limited, it was superb. The staff was impeccable. The 15 or so items on the menu were stunning. Don't miss the Butter Fried Pancakes. Trust me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Many Delicoius Dishes
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had a wonderful time at Stones Throw. Visited on a Tuesday night with my husband for a 6:30pm reservation. Our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. The hostess was really friendly, as was everyone who approached our table whether it was our server, a bus boy, or another server just helping to deliver food. Everything we ate was really good but the stand out of the night for us was the pork belly & crispy pig's ears. It was sweet and savory and just an all around delicious dish. My husband had the burger which had a cool carrot slaw on it and was really good. The stand out with that dish was the fully loaded tots - they tasted like a baked potato with all the good stuff. I had the corn soup for dinner and it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BobbVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was very good and much improved since it first opened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My girlfriend and I went in there to celebrate our one year anniversary last sunday and had an amazing experience with the best server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back for more
    CoolieTable
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was our first meal at Stones Throw but it won't be our last. We fully enjoyed every dish that came out which started with the Salmon Mousse. Da Burger came with these amazing tots and the burger was incredibly moist and tasty. The pork belly hash wasn't what I expected but the pork belly fat just melted in your mouth except for the crispy skin. Can something so fattening taste so good? Neither dish disappointed and not a single morsel was left on the plates. Service was fantastic as well. We had people check in on us periodically either filling water for us or asking if we needed anything else. All pulled off with great expertise. We will want to see how their dinners are now that we had such a great experience with the brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite restaurant
    LekkerEten
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It is very hard to find a restaurant with great food and reasonable prices. Stone's Throw breaks this rule and provides a wonderful dining experience with excellent food AND reasonable prices. On top of that the service is excellent and knowledgeable. Every dish we picked was at least very good but most of them excellent such as squid pasta, the pate plate, octopus starter, the duck main course and ohhh the beignets dessert. And besides excellent food a great wine and beer list. Absolutely my new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EattravelVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Really fun menu, great food, extensive beer list, great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    DugBVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our Uber driver recommended this place for an anniversary dinner and wow, did it live up to the hype. The service was impeccable, they made us feel incredibly welcome, thanking us for celebrating our anniversary with them. The food was fantastic. Really fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic night out - Everytime
    Renee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I can't say enough about this place. The food that they create is truly a work of art and a pleasure to eat. I have yet to have a dish that I haven't been completely in love with and I really enjoy bringing friends and family out for a culinary treat here when they come to town. The servers treat you like royalty, the wine list is superb -- not just California wines! -- and the bartenders know their craft and put a smile on your face, but all of that is just icing on the cake that is Chef Halverson's creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience this trip!
    Kalena
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food & service excellent. Creative blend of flavors textures and colors. On my list to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stone throw
    Generallyhappydiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was lovely. Our server (whom I've had twice now) rushes us and is focused but not friendly and wasn't helpful when it came to answering our questions. We left feeling like we were in her way rather than that we paid $200 for an experience. We don't go out a lot and we really wanted to calmly enjoy the evening. We really felt like she was trying to rush us out of there. Hope this was isolated and that we will have a better experience if we come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MGMSFfoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We loved everything about Stones Throw. In fact we're going back again this week! Jason's menu and cooking are inspired. Innovative without being pretentious. Everything we tried was delicious. The service is friendly and very attentive without being intrusive. Bob and Tai made us feel very much at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • STONES THROW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    STAFF WAS BEYOND GENEROUS AND HELPFUL. CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH, THE CHEFS, WAITERS AND HOST WERE UNBELIEVABLY KIND AND GENUINE. FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD, VERY INTERESTING DISHES, COULDN'T HELP BUT TRY AS MANY AS WE COULD. I THINK THEY EVEN GAVE US THREE DISHES, AN STARTER, A MAIN COURSE AND A DESSERT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Gathering at Stones Throw
    Food4FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We started our dinner with a few starters: Four tiny delicate puffed potato & eggs were absolutely tasty. Egg yolks were still runny in the middle of the puffed potato. Pork belly & crispy pig's ears were a little oily. Grilled octopus in three different flavors was tender and delicious. Entrée of crispy duck breast was seasoned and moist. NY strip steak was seared and charred perfectly to our request, and was juicy and scrumptious. We shared all dishes family style. Waitress, Danielle, was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We sat in the corner by a large table of noisy drinkers in the middle of the dining area. The noise level was much too loud to hold conversation comfortably. Servers were quick and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck was Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was tops. I had the duck dish. Yummy, but also the atmosphere was fab, particularly the great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We stumbled upon this place and found it to be truly amazing. The Hostess was adorable and very accomdating. The entire staff did every thing they could to make the dinner a memorable experience. Food was beautifully prepared and very tasty. Loved the duck! The Bananna Foster was decadent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    allonsy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Very well trained and friendly staff. Appetizers and entrees were great...except the tater tots that came with the delicious burger, were too heavy and rich... fries would have worked. My nephew said it was the best steak ever and the fava pasta was perfect. I was looking forward to the chocolate bananas foster, but it was just okay, same with the peanut butter and jelly donuts. All in all, a great meal and would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good once; won't be going back
    melinda
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've been meaning to try Stone's Throw for a while and glad I tried, but won't be going back. While the food was creative, few ingredients were tasty, several dishes were noticeably salty and not cohesive in flavor. Overall I didn't find any dish memorable and leaving me craving to come back next time. I found neither the food nor the whole experience to be matched in price. During dinner time after 7/7.30 pm it became too loud to hold conversation comfortably.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a great meal,,very thoughtful and creative. Some favorites were the potato puffs, pate,corn soup and the grilled octopus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    LovesfoVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I booked this place thinking it was typical bistro was expecting the same menu I get at most tavern type places. I'm not sure why I thought that from the description. The food turned out to be fantastic. Perfectly cooked salmon and steak. Amazing pâté. Tomato Cream wafers could have had more taste. Very attentive staff including head chef and our server Danielle. Raves to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun food and drink menu
    ATL2SFVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Mostly "contemporary" American dishes with other global cuisine influences sprinkled in. Both the wine menu and beer menu are massive with lots to choose from. Prices for wine looked reasonable, and the beer menu had lots of U.S. and international options that I had never seen/tried before, which is impressive (I am a craft beer fan). The server we have gotten twice now is extremely bubbly and personable, and she really makes the whole experience fun and special. We loved this please so much that we came here again for my birthday. Dessert menu has options inspired from childhood, which were tasty. It was also fun that they also ask for your dessert ideas for future menus. Overall, never have had a bad dish here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty meal
    Vacafun
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. My main complaint was we were placed by a large group in the back and they were very noisy. They should not have tried to fill the two small back tables with the larger group there. Food while tasty was not overly generous with portions. Would still recommend. Parking is miserable. Parked at ghiradelli and took cab from there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood just got better
    Welcome2NobHillVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After two visits, one on a date and one with a group, I am a huge fan of Stones Throw. Everything on the short menu is at least very good; a few dishes (like the squid ink pasta, the octopus and the duck) are phenomenal. The staff is friendly and caring, with a lot of personality, and the pacing is not rushed. I live that the place is full of people from the neighborhood and that Stones Throw makes that a priority. The beer and wine lists are unique and interesting. I just wish the menu were longer!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.