The Brixton
The Brixton

The Brixton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brixtonsf.com/
  • Phone: 4154091114x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM -3:30 PM
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30 PM - 10:30 AM
    Late Menu: 3:30 PM -5:30 PM and 10:30 PM -12:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Hara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking Out Front with Parking Garages within walking distance.
A word from The Brixton
The Brixton. A Welcome Refuge. Craft Beer and Specialty Cocktails. Scrumptious eats. A kick-drum backbeat. Whet your whistle and satisfy your food craving at The Brixton. Located in the heart of Cow Hollow, The Brixton is vim for the palette and vigor for the pulse. Daily from 11AM – 2AM.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Brixton reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (35)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (26)great for brunch (25)hot spot (23)great for lunch (21)great for outdoor dining (19)fit for foodies (14)late-night find (12)special occasion (9)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (3)romantic (2)Show More
  • ugh service
    bluegrl185
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I found this place on opentable and yelp, to my surprise this place was fun and loud. We got seated quickly and made it in time for happy hour, according to the maitre d' which was awesome. Once our server arrived she said happy hour was over and from then the service went BAD!. Whenever we wanted something it was very difficult to flag down our server and she barely checked on us. We were missing food and when we requested something simple like Parmesan cheese, our food was cold before it arrived and this was after asking 2 more people. The only time the server smiled was when she delivered the check. Overall the food was delicious but the service was HORRIBLE! Next time I think I might just sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great food
    Fogcity99VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We came with a group of friends and we decided to eat "family style" so we got to sample a bunch of the Brixton's dinner menu. The food was excellent across the board. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice quiet evening!
    hbfam14VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    New waitress at the Brixton was nice and was supervised so service was good. Happy hour food good quality and kids pasta my daughters local favorite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, too noisy to enjoy.
    LadyParticular
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    If you are about 25 you might love how noisy it is but for this 56 year old it was too much. Waiters could hardly hear us give our orders.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • highly recommended
    jaca
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I went to the Brixton about a year ago and was pleasantly surprised. My wife and I ordered a bunch of apps and left fat and happy. They patiently accommodated my fish allergy, too, which isn't the case with a lot of restaurants. My in-laws recently came to town and we took them to the Brixton. The food was delish, again, although there was nothing new to try. And my mother in law was beside herself about how nice and attentive the waiter was. We love the music and the art, and the bathrooms are clean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • villager
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my second time there. Brought two friends that had never been. Food and service was good! Our waitress was attentive. The place was busy....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Trip
    Bama65
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We stopped by chance while walking by the Brixton on Labor Day afternoon. The outdoor seating was so vibrant and inviting. We got a seat right in the open doorway, which was perfect for people watching and an afternoon drink. We had the perfect waitor -- can't remember his name, but he was young and movie-star goodlooking. He didn't pressure us to order anything but drinks; however, after looking at the menu we ordered the eggs with crab (can't remember the name of the dish). They were delicious. Then we ordered sweet potato fries -- a treat. We were so impressed with the menu that we returned that night with two others, making a party of 5. We ordered several dishes to share - spinich, squash, two salads, vegan burger, apple pie! Delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good food
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We picked this place to be festive, but had never been before. All the things we ordered were tasty and a larger portion size than expected (especially the salads). Will definitely go back. Food & experience exceeded expectations for this type of trendy-bar-yet-restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, great drinks
    Fogcity99VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We just had a great meal at The Brixton. The blackened Mahi Mahi was spectacular and the roast chicken has to be one of the best we've had anywhere. The wine prices are really reasonable and the cocktails are spot on. Fun place to eat and drink.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice
    LASP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    On busy Union Street. Reasonable prices for area. Good food, good service. Loud and hopping!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Casual Lunch Spot
    Mizzbe
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    There's a nice, friendly vibe that permeates this pub-like restaurant. Food is good, but foodies will not get a "wow" experience, at least not with the dishes a friend and I tried. The steak sandwich with potato salad was tasty, the shellfish with chorizo was dominated by saltiness. An appetizer of stuffed eggs were tasty and uncomplicated. The clam chowder was a cut above the usual, and definitely worth ordering. I'd return to this place if I found myself on Union St. or lived in the neighborhood, but I wouldn't make a special trip.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Awesome Vibe
    Kris
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I was very sad to see Mas Sake close its doors as it was my go to place in San Francisco but found this gem that is run by the same owners. The half chicken was so delicious and the presentation was just amazing. It was a juicy chicken with an amazing jus. My date had the ahi salad and she ate all of it .... very rare to see girls eat all their food. Drinks were great too especially the cucumber cocktail.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar atmosphere
    Brady
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is my second time dining here, and both times I was impressed at the dining atmosphere. Having been here multiple times later at night for the bar scene, I was pleasantly surprised with my meal. Half priced bottle of wine Wednesdays doesn't hurt either.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • elizabeth
    sofaraway
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We ended up here on a monday evening celebrating a 23rd birthday with family. It was the perfect place.;just the right amount of energy, great bar, great food selection, but not too fancy. Our waiter was outstanding! How lucky this neighborhood is to have this nearby! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice spot for lunch
    AmyF
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Was pleasantly surprised with the great atmosphere and enjoyable menu. Hadn't planned on eating at the bar but enjoyed the bartender Shannon and decided not to move on when my lunch date arrived. Great beet salad, especially liked the plate of cookies at the end for dessert. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud but great food
    Jarno
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food, great service, lovely venue. Been here before, will come back again, and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service-awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great experience at the Brixton, drove in from San Jose to see Daniel Tosh and have our anniversary dinner... Found this place through yelp amd gave it a try....good choice, wife loved it! Best service I've had in years, waitress was great and the bus/assistance boys were awesome very friendly, super cool atmosphere. One draw back was the music was kinda loud but it wouldn't detour me from coming back! Food was in point and came out quickly! 5 stars front he Brixton!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger
    kathrynjeVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    still the best burger in town... but noise has gotten ridiculously loud with rowdy 20-somethings that party here frequently. Will now stick to non Friday or Saturday night meals
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 271 reviews are from the The Brixton reviews archive.
  • Sunday Early Dinner
    wingjVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    If we had known that this past Sunday will include huge groups (beside the neighborhood locals) from all over == we most probably wouldn't have picked this place for dinner. The restaurant was way too crowded with loud music playing after the USA Soccer match......luckily, the Sunday special prime rib was cooked just right and we enjoyed it without the need to talk / shout over the noise!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really impressed
    Fogcity99VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. Gotta try the toast chicken which has to be the best in the city. Home made apple pie for dessert is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great quick bite
    Brady
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Went for a birthday, and it was a great fit. Food was good, place was lively, but not too crazy, and who can go wrong with 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Wednesday?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good time!
    Nicb360
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I've never had an issue at The Brixton, awesome service, great food, and the ambiance is always on point.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Dinner Diner
    THoffyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We arrived a little early for or reservation, but were accommodated immediately. Drinks were good and strong; some interesting concoctions! Overall food quality was good. Service was attentive but not over bearing. We finished our meal and hung out for a bit and finally decided to have another round of drinks, but felt no pressure to move on even while we were just visiting with our other diners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sunnyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were there early so ate off of the "late night" menu and there were plenty of choices and great happy hour specials. It was still very loud so I can only imagine what later would bring. It does have a large bar so that is what it is. I would go back. We had a wonderful server!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but very noisy
    ChrisiF
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was very good. Staff pleasant we had a larger party(7) and the noise level made it difficult to engage.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My group of 20 loved it here for the food atmosphere and cocktails. Very accommodating and recommend for those wanting a casual yet fun dinner atmosphere after a long day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveMyFoodVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Fun vibe but the service is terribly slow and inattentive when it's crowded during lunch on a weekend.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but very noisy
    Scott
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I routinely have brunch every weekend like any typical San Franciscan, and can say with some nonzero authority that the food here was above average. It did take a while for the waitress to come by and refill my coffee, which, as a programmer, is an absolute necessity to function like a real person, and I did have to ask for the check twice. As for the others in my group, they all enjoyed the food as much as I did, but have a much lower tolerance for noise than me. I think, anyway, since it was very difficult to hear them over the ambient noise in the restaurant. I'd come back for the food, but will keep looking to find somewhere quieter.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hold Off on the Unnecessary Noise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    It was really much too noisy to carry on a conversation. Most of the noise was not due conversations but to extremely loud thumping music that was uncalled for. Most of the groups at the bar were watching March Madness basketball games. Is that loud music really necessary? Don't mind music in the background but that thump, thump, thump does not add to the ambiance of what is a very good restaurant. Too bad. I may not go back again if I actually want to have a conversation with my friend or spouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible food, but LOUD!
    DrSunshine
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Early reservation (5:00) for our party of 8 on a Saturday. It was mostly a Vibrant bar scene, with a noise level approaching maximum. We could only converse with the person next to or across from us, and we literally had to shout to hear each other. That said, the food was incredible, the service perfect. I don't think I would return for a dinner party because of the noise level, even though I may have sweet dreams of the "half chicken" entree I devoured. Definitely a happening place in the Marina!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Steve
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I love eating at gastropubs when traveling in England and had high hopes that the best of that experience would be replicated here. Unfortunately, things were hit and miss. The noise level was very high, making normal conversation, as well as communicating with our server, quite difficult. The servers were friendly enough when they showed up, but seemed more interested in chatting with each other. It took me 40 minutes to get a cocktail, with no apology when it finally showed up. Food did come pretty quickly, but then the server came by to check how our meal was before we'd even had chance to pick up a fork. Highlights were the spinach and artichoke dip and the steak. The rest of the food was ok but underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wha'd you say ?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    late night is a total bar scene for 20 and early 30 somethings with very few customers dining. don't even try to have an intelligent conversation. earlier might be more condusive to dining but the food is only average.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cool vibe, good drinks ok food
    nomnom100VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Bloody Mary with bacon was perfect for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE PLACE TO BE ON UNION STREET !!!
    FoodiesGaloreVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This place was booming on an early Sunday evening. We had an indoor table, but right at the large doors that opened out to the exterior tables right on Union Street (great for people watching). I had their (very good) Grass fed Prather Ranch burger served on an ACME pain de mie bun with Balsamic red onions, Roma tomatoes, pickles, green leaf lettuce & Bleu cheese ($15) I added avocado ($1.50) * My wife had the Cornmeal Fried Chicken Salad (Cage-free​ & skinless) cornmeal fried chicken thigh over organic chopped romaine, blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, sliced watermelon radishes & tossed with jalapeño-bacon buttermilk dressing ($13) She said it was Over The Top good (and it was:) the chicken moist & romaine ice cold - We will return !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Brixton
    talkelaine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were a party of five and everyone enjoyed their food. The reviews were true about "stiff drinks," which suited me just fine. the server was frinedly and attentive. If I lived in the area, I'm sure I would go back. Since we live in the East Bay, however, battling the traffic and parking was enough of an issue to keep us from putting this on an "again" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Date without the Hassle
    Mark
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My date and I enjoyed the entire experience of dining at Brixtons. Low key, friendly vibe, tasty food, moderate prices, and a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour
    Rojo
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Good spot for meeting friends and having some good food! The Spinach Artichoke dip is a good start. Great salads! The happy hour lasts and lasts from 11-7 most days and 11 am to 2 am on Tuesday. The wine list is Central California centric but has some good choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Fogcity99VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Delicious crab cakes, fantastic rib eye and the kale salad was spot on. The bar was lively and the drinks were perfect. We were impressed with the service. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with the Rents
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This was a gre4at place to meet my parents and reconnect; it had been awhile since id seen them. Before my parents got there though, my sister and I had a few drinks and had a great time. This is a great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maintaining Excellence
    NeekVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I always love it when a restaurant is able to keep their food delicious and well-prepared. The Brixton continues to treat their customers with excellent food and great service. This time, we had a bunch of small plates and were in a hurry to make a show. Our server was great, our hot food came out piping hot, and everything (including wine and cocktails) were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.