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Top of the Mark
Top of the Mark

Top of the Mark Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.topofthemark.com
  • Email: topofthemark@ihg.com
  • Phone: (415) 616-6940
  • Hours of Operation: **Please note: The Top of the Mark does NOT accept dinner reservations. ALL evening service is first-come, first-served.**

    Breakfast: Mondays - Saturdays 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Mondays - Thursdays 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    High Tea: Mondays - Thursdays 2:30pm-5pm
    Brunch: Sundays 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Light Dining: Daily 5-10pm
    Cocktails daily: Sundays - Thursdays 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays 4:00pm - 12:30am

    **Please find detailed schedule of events for Holiday Season & December Calendar at www.topofthemark.com **

    **THE TOP OF THE MARK DOES NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR COCKTAILS AND LIGHT DINING. ALL EVENING SERVICE IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. **


    PLEASE NOTE, MINORS ARE NOT PERMITTED AFTER 9:30 P.M.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christophe Depuichaffray
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For parties of 25-30 guests, please call 415-616-6940

    For parties of 30 or more, please call 415-616-6959.
  • Private Party Facilities: For parties of 25-30 guests, please call 415-616-6940

    For parties of 30 or more, please call 415-616-6959.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Dining (415) 616-6959
  • Entertainment: Ricardo Scales, jazz pianist, Wednesdays 6:30pm-11:30pm

    Stompy Jones, swing band, Thursdays, 7:30pm-11:30pm

    Black Market Jazz Orchestra, Fridays, 9:00pm-12:30am

    Best of the Bay: bands rotate, Saturdays, 9:00pm-12:30am

    *subject to change*

    PLEASE NOTE: MINORS NOT PERMITTED AFTER 9:30 P.M.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California & Mason Streets
  • Public Transit: Powell Street Cable Car; California Street Cable Car
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for Sunday Brunch. Hotel garage entrance is on California Street just east of Mason Street. Extremely limited street parking available.
A word from Top of the Mark
For 70 years, the Top Of The Mark has been favored by both locals and travelers as the venue of choice, whether for an intimate rendezvous, a festive celebration or just plain fun. Located atop the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, the world-renowned sky lounge and restaurant affords a near-360 degree vista of San Francisco and the surrounding sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the East Bay Hills, downtown and Twin Peaks.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "EVery time someone comes to visit me in the Bay Area, The Top O' The Mark is ALWAYS on the agenda. We usually go for drinks but this time went for brunch. The food was good but the service and the view were over the top. Always a lovely experience and wait staff if top notch...probably why they work at Top O' The Mark. If you come to San Francisco, this is a don't miss place. A great place for nice cocktails and to watch the sun go down."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great food,views and people! Service was wonderful! I'm going back"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had a great table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Russian Hill, Alcatraz, Grace Cathedral, and Mt. Tam. My server was the attentive Jose, the pianist was Elias, and the maitre d' was Patty. I enjoyed the prime rib au jus, caviar station with blinis, cracked crab, oysters on the half shell, shrimp, lobster, Caesar salad, fresh fruit, smoked fish, assorted gourmet deli meats, tortellini, asparagus, and sausage. For dessert, I enjoyed the famous Mark Hopkins break pudding, bear claw, creme brûlée, chocolate macadamia torte, panna cotta, and strawberry ice cream. I did not have room for the dim sum, ham, omelette station, gourmet cheeses, soup of the day, eggs Benedict, bacon, French Toast, or scrambled eggs. Yum!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "$75 is a lot for brunch even with decent champagne and very good food. But on a clear day the almost 360 degree view of SF and the Bay is worth it for a treat."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Needed a nice birthday brunch venue in S.F. that could handle 12 people comfortably. Hard to find. Past experiences at the Mark were OK but not great, mainly because they were holiday weekends, noisy and crowded. This time (March) it was busy but quiet. The staff was amazing, beginning with the hostess. Friendly and professional. Michael, our waiter, couldn't have been more attentive. And we had the best view in the house, in a secluded corner looking out over the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. Food is the usual high-end brunch fare, including assorted caviar and unlimited champagne. Pricey at $80 but well worth it for a special occasion or for anyone who enjoys brunch with a world-class view."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The brunch at the Top of the Mark is always one of my favorites! The views of the city are fantastic with the best view being of the Golden Gate Bridge. Free flowing champagne is always a positive, although you do have to pay attention to how much you are drinking since the wait staff tops off your glass on a regular basis. The menu does not really change over time, so this is not an every other weekend kind of place and it is a little expensive, but I do believe that it is worth the special occassion get together with either your signficant other or a small group of friends. This past Sunday was made even nicer by our server, Robert, who went out of his way to make sure that we were enjoying ourselves."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I had always wanted to go to the Top of the Mark. Maybe my expectattions were too high. The food was good. They had a nice variation of caviar to chose from and all sorts of tasty food. There were a couple of tasty dishes but the majority was not as flavorful and it was barely warm. The service was good. Very friendly staff. They sat us in one half of the room where we felt too isolated. The other half was completely full and a lot more lively. The day was clear so we were able to see all of SF. It was over priced to what we got though. We've been spoiled with so many nice restaurant experiences, unfortunately, this did not come close."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Classic, historical setting with one of the best views of the city. A romantic, intimate setting with great food and top notch service. Rod of the Mark never fails to impress out of town guests or friends for a special occasion. A true gem In the city."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I have been to the Top of the Mark several times For their Sunday brunch and have never been diappointed. I plan to go back again. The food and service are excellent. I also enjoy the live music. Their pianist is a fine musician."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This maybe the best Sunday Brunch you can find in the great bay area. Regardless where you sit, every way you look all have nice view. Make sure you arrive early so you can search the parking spot near the restaurant. It's was a very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My server was the attentive Gloria, and I had a great table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tam, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, Russian Hill, and Grace Cathedral. The maitre d' was Patty, and Mike was the pianist. I enjoyed the prime rib au jus, leg of lam au jus, caviar station with blinis, cracked crab, oysters on the half shell, smoked fish, Caesar salad, heirloom tomatoes, steak, ravioli, chicken, sea bass, and for dessert, raspberry cones, vanilla ice cream served in a martini glass with rum, bear claw, and strawberry shortcake served in a cocktail glass. I did not have room for the dim sum, bread pudding, seafood chowder, assorted gourmet cheeses, creme brûlée, hazelnut chocolate torte, or omelet station. Bravo!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Exquisite food. Perfect service. Glorious views. Beautiful live piano music. Here's where to bring someone very special to make the happiest of memories. I absolutely love the graciousness of The Top of The Mark – San Francisco's finest, most outstanding, most fabulously luscious Sunday Brunch."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Very nice brunch spread and one of the best views in the city! It was a clear morning with views of the Bay and Golden Gate bridges as well as the city below. Price was a bit steep, however it is a nice spot for a special occasion or romantic getaway."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "First the hotel needs to be totally redone or torn down! Top of the Mark is a throw back to some other age. I felt taken advantage of, when I made the reservation it was for lunch! They don't serve lunch on Sunday, only brunch and it was incredibly expensive! I was with a guest so going venue shopping then was not in the cards so we were stuck and ripped off! Never going back to this place."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Top of the Mark is a fun one-time spot, good for tourists and friendly to kids. There's no kitchen on the top floor so individual requests aren't welcome. Even on a foggy day, the view is terrific. Close to Chinatown and an easy walk from Ferry Building."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I had an excellent table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tam, Russian Hill, Grace Cathedral, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Alcatraz. My server was the attentive Michael, the maitre d' was Patty, and the pianist was Elias. It was such a clear day that you could see the Farallon Islands. I enjoyed the oysters on the half shell, cracked crab, caviar station with blinis, Caesar salad, heirloom tomato salad with ciliegine mozzarella, prime rib au jus, suckling pig stuffed with pork belly, lamb chops, ravioli, chicken marsala, strawberry ice cream served in a martini glass with rum, French pastry cones with raspberries, bear claw, and panna cotta served in a glass with blueberries. I did not have room for the chowder or dim sum. Bravo!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service for the price. They don't rush you out like some other places that have 2 seating times. I can graze in peace. Service is always great and the view is fantastic. If you want to pamper yourself or loved one, I highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We had lunch here after exploring Alcatraz. My husband, son and I live in Marin, and my mother in law and a close family friend had come in to town for the holidays. I planned to do a little SF touristy stuff while they were here - Top of the Mark was a nice escape from the crowds, and the food options were varied enough that everyone found something to delight them. The service was great, and it was nicely decorated for Christmas. The views were of course fantastic. Everyone agreed it was a lovely experience."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "All the food at this Sunday brunch is delicious and elegantly prepared and served. And the view is spectacular. The staff is friendly and courteous and the piano player adds a nice touch. What a treat!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The view is good -- and that's it. The food was average, the service was average, the decor was "tired". Very touristy but not really good. You are better served going somewhere else for the view and the food. Nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The hostess was no where to be found when we arrived so it took forever to check in, plus whoever seated me and checked in our guests separately who arrived earlier (they were seated in a waiting area) didn't tell either of us both parties were here. The server was good, though it was hard to understand him (English wasn't very good). I had the pacific crab sandwich which was good, not something to remember though. Overall, not a very good experience (besides the company who was great). I had only been here for cocktails before and I will think twice before dining here again. At least the view is amazing."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "unfortunately, the table next to us was occupied by a broker doing business by phone and computer duriing lunch...very poor taste and the staff did nothing to stop him. Another local couple had the sound judgment of moving their table to a quieter place. bummer!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Went here for our anniversary for lunch. The server couldn't describe anything on the menu. He never even offered to tell us the specials, and had to check with the kitchen about every question we had. The bar was not open for lunch either. Even though the restaurant was nearly empty, they sat another couple so close to us that we could hear them chewing their food! They were also in a big hurry to get us out of there, which ruined the romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "I had a great table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Grace Cathedral, Russian Hill, and the Palace of Fine Arts. My server was the attentive Gloria, the maitre d' was Patty, and the pianist was Mike. I enjoyed the caviar station with blinis, cracked crab, oysters on the half shell, lobster salad with avocados, filet mignon, roast chicken, spinach ravioli, poached salmon, prime rib au jus, leg of lamb au jus, chocolate ice cream served in a martini glass with rum, French pastry cones with raspberries, chocolate macadamia torte, and bear claw. I did not have room for the famous Mark Hopkins bread pudding, creme brûlée, fresh fruit, gourmet cheeses, smoked fish, salads, dim sum, salmon bisque, eggs Benedict, or omelet station."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Top of the Mark is what it is-a place with an incredible view of San Francisco. The service is attentive and friendly and the ambiance though old school, is still nice, reminiscent of a different era. The dishes themselves left a lot to be desired, especially at their price points. But you know what you are paying for, and that is ultimately the view."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "You are paying for the view, not necessarily the food. On a clear day, you can see all of SF. The food is good, not great. An attempt at variety is apparent but with any buffet style brunch, things are going to get dried out if not grabbed up right away. However, the caviar and dessert choices were outstanding. The omelete and waffle stations were good also, simply because those items were made to order. Good for a special occasion but be prepared for the price, and the price of parking too."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I had a great table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Grace Cathedral, Alcatraz, and Russian Hill. The maitre d' was Patty, my server was the attentive Robert, and the pianist was Mike. I enjoyed the caviar station with blinis, cracked crab, oysters on the half shell, prime rib au jus, roast goose, ravioli, steak, chicken, Cioppino, Caesar salad, heirloom tomatoes with Mozzarella Ciliegine, fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream served in a martini glass with rum, French pastry cones with raspberries, bear claw, chocolate macadamia torte, and pecan tart. I did not have room to try the smoked fish, gourmet cheese plate, dim sum, sea bass, eggs Benedict, French toast, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, or roast vegetables. Yum!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "It is unfortunate that there aren't a lot of brunch buffet to choose from in San Francisco. The food at Top of the Mark is just so-so, and there weren't a lot of choices. The view of SF was spectacular though."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I had an excellent table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Russian Hill, Grace Cathedral, and Alcatraz. My server was the attentive Jose, the maitre d' was Patty, and the pianist was Mike. I enjoyed the oysters on the half shell, cracked crab, lobster meat, caviar station, Caesar salad, skirt steak with crispy prosciutto, poached salmon with spinach, ratatouille, ravioli, prime rib au jus, roast goose with gravy, heirloom tomato salad with Mozzarella Ciliegine, fresh raspberries, vanilla ice cream served in a martini glass with rum, bear claw, and French pastry cones with raspberries and figs. There were many other items I did not have room to try, including the smoked fish, deli meats, dim sum, and bread pudding."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "You will love this place! Whatever it is you think San Francisco is the Top of the Mark makes come alive. First you instantaneously fall in love with Patty. Her smile will close the door of the busy world behind you and then when she lands you at the table it strikes you that somehow all your daily worries are so small, way down there and far away... You will come back. You know it. You will bring others. You know it. Why? Because you want this magic again. Cheers!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "We're from Vancouver and had traveled to SF for my friend's 50th birthday weekend. We capped off the trip, which included a 49er game, with brunch at the Top of the Mark. I had been before, and this time was just as amazing as my last visit. Impeccable service, and a beautiful buffet. Thank you to the staff."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "I had an excellent table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Russian Hill, Alcatraz, and the Palace of Fine Arts. The maitre d' was Patty, my server was Michael, and the pianist was Mike, who played two songs by Duke Ellington for me. I enjoyed the caviar station, smoked fish, Caesar Salad, steak with ratatouille, poached salmon with bok choy, squash ravioli, Mark Hopkins Cioppino, Prime Rib au jus, Leg of Lamb, fresh fruit, and oysters on the half shell. For dessert, I enjoyed chocolate ice cream served in a martini glass with rum, the Mark Hopkins Bread Pudding, lemon cake lollipop, bear claw, French pastry cones, apple cobbler, and rice pudding with raspberries on top. Champagne, orange juice, coffee, and water are also included. Yum!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Go for the fantastic view 'cuz with the sparse and pretentious lunch menu that's all it has going for it."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Came here for an anniversary and the hostess and manager were so acco accommodating and wonderful and we had a great view. Can't wait to come back. Amazing food."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "My server was Frank, and the maitre d' was Patty. I had a table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Russian Hill, Alcatraz, and Grace Cathedral. I enjoyed the caviar with blinis, oysters on the half shell, cracked crab, Caesar salad, prime rib au jus, sturgeon, mushroom ravioli, champagne, and orange juice. For dessert, I enjoyed the strawberry ice cream served in a martini glass with rum poured on top, Mark Hopkins bread pudding, assorted French pastry cones with raspberries, bear claw, strawberry/mint shooters, and coffee. There was a live pianist, and I asked him to play something by Duke Ellington; he chose Satin Doll, one of my favorites. The Masonic Garage, one block away, offers convenient parking on Nob Hill."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Fantastic view of San Francisco, great food and service, what else could you ask for. Do not leave San Franciso without visiting this fabulous place. The Brunch is pricy, but worth it. If you just want to see the veiw, come at night for a cocktail."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Amazing selection of seafood and other delicacies. Not your normal eggs, french toast and bacon style brunch. The views are spectacular. The wait staff is always waiting to fill the glasses, coffee and take empty plates so you can "reload." Pricey but well worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "I had a great table with a view of the Palace of Fine Arts, Mount Tamalpais, the Golden Gate Bridge, Russian Hill, and Alcatraz. My server was Frank, and the maitre d' was Patty. The pianist was Elias. I enjoyed the caviar with blinis, oysters on the half shell, cracked crab, shrimp, Caesar salad, stone fruit salad, prime rib au jus with horseradish, butternut squash ravioli, lamb osso bucco, poached salmon, cioppino, chocolate chip pancakes with hazelnut sauce, chicken, bananas foster with rum and vanilla ice cream and pound cake, bear claw, French pastries, pecan tart, Dungeness crab with citrus, figs, champagne, orange juice, and decaf coffee. The food is excellent, and the menu changes from week to week. Very creative and consistent."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "Top of the Mark has been "Tops" in every way over the 13 years we've enjoyed their Champagne Brunch Buffets! "Excellent customer service" is an inadequate term. It was sheer "Customer Delight!" in a relaxed atmosphere with flawless, unobtrusive service for our anniversary celebration. We savored caviars, pates, salads, raw oysters, crab, prawn, smoked fishes, cheeses, fresh fruits, and endless entrees that included Eggs/duck Benedict, NY steak, dim sum, sea bass, and prime rib/roast pork carving station. 40+ dessert offerings followed this sumptuous feast. A great pianist and 360 degree panoramic table-side views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge and City from atop the 19th floor. Smart, Sophisticated and Charming!"
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "I had a table with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts, and I was served by the attentive Michael. The buffet included a caviar station with blinis, oysters on the half-shell, cracked crab, prawns, salads, cheese plate, smoked fish, fresh fruit and berries, carving station with turkey and prime rib au jus, omelette station, sturgeon, free-range chicken marsala, beef ravioli, and many interesting desserts, including chocolate ice cream with rum, French pastries, and the famous Mark Hopkins bread pudding. The meal is served with champagne, orange juice, and coffee, and there is live piano entertainment."
    Dined on 7/21/2013