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1096 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Urban Putt Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
American, Comfort Food
Bar Dining, Beer, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
We have two different rooms to choose from, both with large family style tables, a casual feel, and room for up to 25 people. Need something bigger, than the whole place can be yours to entertain your friends!
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This isn't your grandfather's minigolf. This is miniature golf reimagined: a cutting-edge jewel box of a course, located in the heart of San Francisco, which combines high artistry with motorized devices, mechanical gizmos, and the latest in high-tech to create an indoor, urban course that will consistently amaze and entertain.
With a Jules Verne meets Art Deco aesthetic (with a heaping helping of steampunk thrown in), we are creating a course full of interactive kinetic sculptures.
We are located 2 blocks from the 24th and Mission Bart stop
A word from Urban Putt
We have a dream: indoor minigolf in San Francisco. Throw in great food and drink, an awesome location, and a unswerving commitment to fun and you’ve got a formula for something unique and wonderful.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Late Night Find
Urban Putt -
Best Restaurants in Mission
The fried olives we fantastic! The
entrees we ok. Wish they had the full beer selection upstairs"
Dined on 7/22/2014
I highly recc. that if you go here
you try the golf! It is the most fun and artistic course imagineable. The food is also very good. Love the pizza."
Dined on 7/20/2014
only at the bar!! what is this
insanity? it's crazy that you can't order this amazing food in the restaurant."
Dined on 7/18/2014
Fun place to go in a group setting
or date night! Food was delicious! I will definitely go back soon!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
Really a fun place, whether you're
on a date, out with friends or looking for a place both kids and parents can enjoy. The mini golf holes are truly inspired, and the cocktails and food are yummy. The menu is a nice mix of the familiar (burger, grilled cheese, ribs, pizza) and the unexpected (tuna poke, empanadas, poutine), with a number of vegetarian options, so everyone can find something to nosh. Highly recommend it."
Dined on 7/13/2014
This place doesn't know how to
deal with its own popularity -- and doesn't seem to care about customers. I went to on Saturday, hoping for an experience like Mission Bowl. It was way worse. We arrived @ 6pm w/ a reservation. I thought this was to golf & dine, but I learned at the door was ONLY for dining. In no way did it entitle you to a round of mini-golf. I was told that I'd have to finish dinner upstairs & THEN come down and stand in whatever line had formed to play golf -- but that at least I could line up with a drink. Hm, OK. After a so-so dinner, I get a drink from the bar & come down to find a long line's formed & its routed outdoors. I'm told I need to throw away my drink to stand in it: "What'd you expect, bro? We're busy.""
Dined on 7/12/2014
By now you've probably heard about
the mini-golf course that gives Urban Putt its name. The holes are actually very clever works of art, making Urban Putt an instant SF classic and a hipster magnet. But the food in the upstairs restaurant is great, too. Deep dish pizza headlines, with the same corn meal crust that Ruby's made famous years ago. Everything on the menu is worth a try -- don't miss the deep-fried olives!"
Dined on 7/9/2014
Went here on a Monday night with a
group of five. The hostess seated us quickly, but didn't initially acknowledge the OpenTable res. the waitress came by and it was clear she was new and a bit of a deer in the headlights. Not very knowledgeable and nervous. We ordered our food, a pizza, jambalaya, a squash dish and several beers. Everything came out in a timely manner. The jambalaya was tasty, the pizza a bit bland and a poor representation of Chicago-style deep dish. The atmosphere was nice though, and the mini golf downstairs was a lot of fun. It seems that there are some early kinks that need to be worked out, but I'll probably be back."
Dined on 7/7/2014
This place just opened recently,
and I brought a date after golfing downstairs (which is SUPER FUN). I had the ribs ($21), my date had the burger (~$13), we shared poutine with duck. The food was very good, the meat on the ribs slid off the bone and the burger had flavorful meat and a tasty bun. We considered the deep dish pizzas but they take 35-45 min to cook-ouch! We wished there was a way to order while we were golfing. We saw other tables with them and they looked delicious. Ambience was tastefully decorated but loud, service friendly and quick. We had weekday 730 reservations but the restaurant wasn't full. Good experience but very slightly overpriced (perhaps it's the location?) and could use more entree choices."
Dined on 7/2/2014
Great spot for birthday dinner and
drinks before golf!"
Dined on 7/1/2014
The menu was all over the place
from tuna tartare to grilled cheese but our group of 7+ ordered a variety of dishes and all were tasty. Very buzzy, fun atmosphere but beware if you don't like crowds. Server was very nice but overwhelmed as night went on and resto became very crowded -- we went from excellent service at the beginning of our meal to meh service by the end. Recommend any of the cheese dishes -- grilled cheese, pizza, etc. Burgers were very good. Fries surprisingly bland. But this all said, you don't come to Urban Putt for the food, you go there for the drinks, the scene and the mini-golf and games."
Dined on 6/27/2014
Went here for a much-needed date
night with my husband. Food was not bad but the mini golf was the highlight. We really appreciated the creative elements of each hole. It was a Thursday night and not too crowded."
Dined on 6/26/2014
Urban Putt had an awesome vibe and
great location. It's kinda out of the way from other venues, but the food tasted great and the waitress was super friendly. We didn't mini golf because it was pretty crowded, but the price is definitely affordable. Would definitely recommend it to a friend. The Open Table app however did not have my reservation listed and the tv wasn't working where we were sitting so we couldn't watch the Giants game. The deep dish pizza and baby spinach salad with sweet potatoes made up for it though, and hopefully when we go back the electronics will work a little better. Another note: The hostess at the entrance to the dining room wasn't the friendliest."
Dined on 6/26/2014
Go to putt putt. That's the best
part. Have drinks & snacks. Skip dinner."
Dined on 6/22/2014
Impressed in almost every way.
Clearly a lot of thought put into almost every aspect. Looking forward to being able to bring drinks onto the golf course. Although I appreciated the hooks for bags & coats along the course, they absolutely need to set up a coat check or lockers. Does get a little unruly on the course with teams trying to rush each other to move on. Menu items are fairly large portions & heavy food, but really appreciated the "bar bites" menu, which you can order upstairs in the restaurant although you need to request the menu separately. Wish the bar had some signature cocktails to choose from & that beer selections were listed somewhere at your table so you didn't have to get up, walk across restaurant to see chalkboard"
Dined on 6/19/2014
Poutine, chicken and waffle
skewers and golf, combined with great local neighborhood servers, bartenders and security guards you're bound to have a good time, no high pressure, and just a little hint of that Mission Hipster attitude that makes the neighborhood real and special. The food is decent, not the best ever, there are selections that rock and are easy to eat. Remember its a golf course mainly, food is second, but cocktails, beer and having laughs is first, this a place delivers that."
Dined on 6/13/2014
Good food, super rude person at
the front desk (management has been alerted so I hope she is gone by now). golf is cute, not sure if I ever need to golf again but I'll go back for the food and the terrific drinks."
Dined on 6/13/2014
Delicious food and mini-golfing in
the mission. i loved the pork belly and the scallop/shrimp combo and the jambalaya."
Dined on 6/10/2014
We took our kids for a night out
of putt-putt and food....It was super fun and they wanted to golf again after dinner!"
Dined on 6/2/2014
While the food and service in the
dining area were deserving of a 3.5-4 stars out of 5, the dining area itself seemed lost as if its own "golf course in the making." Chairs and tables were placed in odd ways and bar was this tineee wineee thing. The bar downstairs was even less inviting. The hostess downstairs need to be more well informed about how to direct diners upstairs for their reservations AND, what first time players need to do upon paying for golf game (e.g. actually telling them where to get the balls) instead of just taking money. COAT and BAG checks for the players would have been great to have, found ourselves lugging everything while playing. "
Dined on 5/30/2014
The venue itself is small for a
miniature golf course (crammed 14 holes in there somehow!). But what it lacks in size, it makes up in variety of challenges for the holes themselves. So. Much. Fun! The service both upstairs and downstairs were on par! Restaurant/bar: The bar downstairs has a great draught beer list and the upstairs bar has an abbreviated version. The downstairs bar and the upstairs restaurant have different menus. Friends who have eaten from the bar bites menu weren't impressed. My friend and I ate at the restaurant and were disappointed by the Out of Bounds pizza (doughy and lack of flavor) and the duck confit poutine was missing the gravy and somehow the fries weren't tasty. Only the salad and jambalaya were good."
Dined on 5/26/2014
Enjoyed the dinner, atmosphere was
similar to a Sports Bar. Basically it is a Sports Bar with the added value of being able to play Pee Wee Golf indoors. Thought if the stick with that theme they could use a couple more Big screen TV's with more Sports selection. Only 1 with NBA game on, while the Giants were playing."
Dined on 5/24/2014
The mini-golf was innovative and
inspiring. Both my 16 year-old daughter and my 87 year-old mother really enjoyed it. And ditto for the food, creative, with something for everyone. "
Dined on 5/24/2014
Service was very poor, food was
all bland. Everyone seem confused. Bowling is cool! At this point just way too over crowded"
Dined on 5/23/2014
The pizza is really good here,
especially if you're into deep dish. Drink specials were tasty too! Definitely a good deal to get the "golden ticket" for mini golf, but really need to work out the queue."
Dined on 5/16/2014
I went with a group of friends -
thinking how cool the idea of combining miniature golf and hearty food is. It was a fun night, you pay $6 per person for the golf round, which is on first come first serve basis so be prepared to wait a bit. The golf "course" is very creative, a few technical kinks still have to be worked out, but overall a lot of fun. Dinner service (upstairs) was attentive and friendly, but the food unfortunately has much left to be desired. The Pizzas were near tasteless and several of my friends commented that it felt like a frozen pizza. Would I go back? Yes, to start a night out with a round of golf and drinks, but dinner - probably not, sorry."
Dined on 5/14/2014
This place is amazing. First, the
minigolf. I live in SF & have driven my kids all over the bay area, from Fairfield to Sunnyvale, to play. This is NOTHING like those courses. Every hole is handcrafted by an artist, every one is unique, everyone has a SF theme. This is the place to take your out of town guests with kids (or even without) to show them what a cool, hip city you live in. Ok, as for the food -- fantastic! Especially good was the shrimp & grits and the seafood pizza. The crust on the pizza is cornbready deliciousness. The room has windows on three sides and is lovely and airy inside. I am tempted not to recommend any of it so that i can keep it all to myself, but that would be wrong. Go now, before the crowds find this place!"
Dined on 5/11/2014
Clever, hand-built putt-putt
course. Best to go early to avoid crowds. Food was good. Here's hoping this becomes an institution. "
Dined on 5/10/2014
We went to Urban Putt on their
very first week open, expecting chaos. Instead we found incredibly helpful and happy folks working there, bending over backwards to make us feel welcome (the GM is great! also loved our server at dinner, the woman at the front desk and the bartender who literally came around the bar to find us and deliver our drinks personally because we had drifted away a bit.) The mini golf was a total blast, each hole unique and arty without being snobby. The food was top notch. Bring kids earlier than 6pm as it begins to feel more adult after that. Will definitely be going back."
Dined on 5/9/2014
They just opened so there are some
kinks, but the food was good, and golf was fun, though a few holes were closed. "
Dined on 5/9/2014
UPstairs at the restaurant: Had
the salmon, and ribs, and potatoes, all executed correctly, but nothing out of this world, (apx 22 min to arrive with roughly 15 people in restaurant) but that's to be expected opening night. DOWNstairs at the mini-golf course: Played through the course, and while some holes were very creative, many are more "Rube Goldberg-esque, one straight shot to the hole, then watch as the ball goes through all sorts of machines. It was fun to play through once, but more entertaining than challenging. IMO many small changes and repairs that need to be made to most holes, but overall a fun concept, and decent beer selection to boot. We'll come back in a month to give it another shot. In the mean time: go 4 Date night "
Dined on 5/5/2014
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