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Permanently Closed - 1300 on Fillmore

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$31 to $50
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American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 1300 on Fillmore is a restaurant and lounge that draws on the rich cultural history of San Francisco's Fillmore Jazz District. The restaurant serves "Soulful American" Cuisine, accompanied by a list of the finest California wines.

Soulful American Cuisine prepared as interpreted by internationally recognized chef David Lawrence. Lawrence combines classic French cooking techniques with hints of southern flavors using fresh, California seasonal ingredients. His north-meets-south cuisine includes imaginative creations such as dungeness crab and corn cakes, fresh water shrimp hush puppies, as well as refined interpretations of southern favorites including macaroni and cheese and okra succotash.

Highlights include a heritage wall with portraits of the Fillmore’s vast array of blues and jazz legends. The décor is eclectic and familiar, achieved by co-mingling vintage-inspired fabrics with modern interpretations of classic furnishings.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lounge open daily at 5:30pm.
Dinner: Wednesday through Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm (live music Friday/Saturday 8:30-11:30pm)
Gospel Brunch every Sunday: seatings at 11:00am and 1:00pm.
Join us for Happy Hour Daily: 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Closed: Monday + Tuesday
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Phone number
(415) 771-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David Lawrence
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Catering
1300 offers full catering services and event coordination. Chef David Lawrence and our event team can provide offsite catering and event production at your home, office or other venue of your choice. From cocktail parties, corporate luncheons to sit down dinners and weddings, we are happy take care of every important detail. Director of Events: Kyla Naegle
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eddy Street
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Parking details
There is a public lot in our building. The entrance is located on Eddy Street. There is also a public lot across the street on Fillmore in the Fillmore Center.
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Public transit
22 Fillmore & 31 Balboa buses; the nearest BART station is located at the Civic Center.
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Entertainment
1300 on Fillmore is proud to feature Gospel Brunch every Sunday of the month. The menu is ala carte and seatings are at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Reservations are recommended. Live jazz is featured in the Heritage Lounge every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30pm-11:30pm.
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Special events & promotions
There are additional spaces available for catered events within the Jazz Heritage Center. Please call our special events department for more information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Restaurant was empty (small private party in bar area and one other table of two) yet food took 75 minutes. No apology or announcement, we had to ask what was taking so long. Food was mediocre at best, very disappointing for southern fare. Cornbread tasted storebought and steak was over cooked and tough. Prices were high for quality received. Will not be back.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Amazing service and the food was excellent! The bar area has a wonderful collection of photographs. From the moment you walk in the door - you know it will be a special evening.

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1.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Such a disappointment. We've been wanting to go to Sunday brunch at 1300 Fillmore for years. Music was way too loud. The service was awful especially considering we were one of the first people seated. The food was marginal at best. My guest, whom also had never been was equally disappointed in the service and food.

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2.0Dined on September 15, 2017

I don't know what happened to this place. I used to go here all the time with friends and family and it really isn't the same. The food is not as good as it used to be. our steak was tough, the fried chicken was fatty, and it just didn't feel the same.

The live music on Fridays is still REALLY amazing. Come back 1300!

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Booked room for team dinner. Folks arrived early, loved the bar area and vibe. Food was excellent. Staff was great. Overall wonderful experience.

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1.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Made a reservation 3 weeks in advance, received a text from restaurant to confirm reservation a day or 2 ahead, arrived at restaurant 15 mins before reservation time (6:15pm, and the restaurant was closed. No note on the door, no messages on my phone...nothing. Still have no diea why and OpenTable has done nothing.

I spent $18 overall getting there and then going to another restaurant. I want some compensation.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We met friends from Cal days for dinner one Saturday evening. The experience was superb. The food was excellent as well as the service, which was quite attentive. It's a favorite spot for us!

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Great place for a gospel brunch with really good food and fun music!

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

I haven't been to 1300 in nearly a year. It seems I am not the only one.

The menu has shrunk to half its size. Gone are the delicious deviled eggs.

We had the fried chicken. Tastes good, but $24 for three pieces of chicken with ZERO sides? We added potatoes and Mac and cheese for $16 more. It all tastes good but super expensive for what you get. The high wine prices don't help either.

It was a Friday night. We were on the early side as we had to work early the next day, but we were the only diners from 6 - 730 on a Friday.

Something for this restaurant is not working. I hope they figure it out. Are used to be an enjoyable experience, now it's simply OK.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Honestly we weren't blown away. I think the kitchen was having a difficult night and despite that, turned out a decent but really expensive meal.

Soul food that's price like this soul food is priced should be exceptional, and it was not. It was good. Friday night is prix fixe chicken dinner night and while the chicken was competently prepared, nothing about the meal really blew us away. Partner's steak was likewise quite good, but overall I think i'd return later on a Friday to share a very small bite and a drink or two, rather than coming for dinner.

The band and singer performing in the room around the corner from the dining room were awesome.

Overall, I'd have enjoyed this more had we not spent so much money, and instead shown up later to watch the show. Better yet, start the entertainment sooner and open up the space so everyone can watch... Consider a refresh of the menu, back to basics perhaps?

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful Sunday brunch with live music. Grits and shrimp and avocado toast a must order ! Cajun Bloody Mary perfect accompaniment.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2017

1300 on Fillmore was a major disappointment. The food was fine and the service was excellent, but we were there for the Sunday Gospel Brunch and there wasn't any gospel. Just a small combo playing tired hits from the 70s and 80s. If you're going to call it a Gospel Brunch .......

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2017

This restaurant lacks organization and the service was slow. Another server would not go amiss.

However, the food and ambience were terrific.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Very nice! Great food, great music. Only suggestion would be better seating arrangement for live music.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2017

The music made it very difficult to talk on a Sunday afternoon

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1.0Dined on July 6, 2017

I made a reservation on Open Table and came all the way from Oakland to find the restaurant was closed. Was very disappointed.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Fried Chicken was very good. Did NOT like the Shrimp and Grits, they were served with a sweet white gravy, I prefer savory. Mac and cheese was bland. ALL -N-ALL just okay.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

The bar was crowded because of the street fair. The restaurant was understaffed. Everything was fine but not outstanding. Bathrooms were dirty probably from street fair outside.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Always AMAZING!!! Just delicious!!! Every time!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

My best friends and I visited this location for the purposes of a "grabbing a bite to eat" and received so much more! As out of towners from New Orleans, we received a little taste of home. The food, atmosphere and music were the perfect mix of a fabulous dining experience. Monetta, the owner, greeted us with the "southern hospitality" that we were used to. Upon our visit back to San Francisco, we will definitely return for those flavorful shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Always excellent food.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Unimpressed with food quality. Extremely disappointed with how long we had to wait for the food. Food was cold and unappetizing upon presentation. An amateurish performance for such a well know location. 1300 is beginning to show its age, and it's getting tired, VERY tired. Very unfortunate!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

the ambiance was very good and they had great food. the staff was incredible friendly and helpful. I would absolutely go there again.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Read my Yelp review... it was not kind

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

After visiting this restaurant I'd likely not return. We came on Valentine's Day which ended up being a $75 prix fixe menu. This was not mentioned when booking the reservation. We however decided to stay since the table was booked and I didn't want the waiter to lose out.

The main reason we came was to try the fried chicken. We were quite disappointed with the lack of choices on the menu. The dishes although not bad weren't that memorable. The wait staff although not rude weren't incredibly accommodating either. There was also a mandatory 20% tip + 4% healthy sf tax. I was hesitant to pay this as I don't believe it was deserved.

It's unfortunate this restaurant charged an unreasonable amount on Valentine's Day without providing the experience you expect. In the end the meal cost $220 for 2 prix fixe meals and one cocktail. I would estimate the dinner should have been around $100 or less. It is unlikely I'll recommend this restaurant to friends or family even though I wanted to visit again for dinner, drinks and jazz.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Delicious food. Great service. Desserts perfect size

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2017

The Andouille Hash and the house made biscuits were very good. Rest of the dishes were fine but a little ho-hum. The 'Gospel Brunch' wasn't Gospel-y
at all which was a major disappointment. More Motown than anything. LOUD Motown, so having conversations was challenging. Probably won't go back.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2017

A great restaurant for dinner but gospel brunch disappointing. Music too loud. No gispel, closest we got was "Saints". Service was very poor.
I'll go back for dinner but not for brunch.
This New Orleans Lady was quite disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Our service was excellent, thanks for a great night. The steak was cooked to perfection.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Overall great. The hostess kinda forgot about us, even though we "checked in" having a reservation. I had to go and ask.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2017

I hadn't been here for dinner in a while and since it was restaurant week I thought what a good reason to go back. My daughter and I had the blackened catfish w/jambalaya and the grilled steak w/mashed potatoes and collard greens with a side of biscuits. The catfish was delicious however the steak was a little firmer than I'd like and the collards had a little more of a bite to them than preferred. The biscuits were just ok they were too dense and not fluffy. Overall I enjoyed the meal and drinks.

P.S.... my pomegranate mojito was on point!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2017

The dinner took 3.5 hours and the food was not something worth waiting for. I had the strip steak and the arugula salad. The steak was great and cooked well, but nothing special to wait an hour between meals. I would not recommend this again for the amount of time it took.

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2017

We made reservations for 7pm Sunday evening and was promptly seated. It was clear that the server was in the weeds but it is no excuse that she didn't even acknowledge us until 15 minutes later. The server greeted a party of four before greeting us and we a party of two were there first. She took our order but didn't do a check in after a few bites of our entrée. We had to ask her for the check. Clearly, there is an opportunity for improvement. The overall service experience did not meet our expectations. A restaurant cannot rely only on good food. The overall dining experience starts from the time you enter the restaurant, being greeted timely from the host/hostess stand and ends with a thank you from the host/hostess stand when you leave. Human interaction etiquette is extremely important and this restaurant fell short.

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2017

Disappointed. The website menu showed chicken and waffles available for brunch. They did not offer the chicken in person. So, decided to order the chicken and mashed potatoes - they were out of the mashed potatoes, so had to order the breakfast potatoes. The food was not as flavorable as when I visited before (several times). Also, the service was slow - it took 45 minutes before we were served with our food. In the meantime, we were not offered any type of bread or some time of appetizer while waiting - just drinks. The also ran out of the mix for Bloody Mary, so some of our guests just ordered the Mimosa.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2017

We went there exclusively for the live music on sat night. No one even called us to warn the they were not having a band that night.
It seemed like no one thinks of the guests.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2017

The food and the service were both extremely poor. When we walked in, we waited 5 minutes to be greeted by someone. There was no host or hostess in sight. The service was good at first but as the meal went on, they were less attentive. They ran out of multiple items, the hurricane cocktail (my boyfriend had the 'last one'), the Cabernet blend and the Brussels sprouts. We ordered an extra side of collared greens and they comped our sides (because they ran out of Brussels sprouts) which was appreciated. The fried chicken and collared greens were good, the pork duo was terrible. The pork was very dry and the bacon it was wrapped in was tasteless. It was served with slices of pork fat (?) on the side which were confusing and also not good. My boyfriend and I sat at the table for a while after our dinner, enjoying a glass of wine and we were never checked on again, or given refills of water. The ambiance is great, love the tall ceilings and swanky atmosphere but because the food and service were very poor, we will not return nor will we recommend it to friends or family.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2017

the bottomless pomosas (pomogranate mimosas) are awesome and a good deal. Also, the food was very good. Great spot for brunch!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Great place. Highly recommended. The Fried chicken may be the best in the city. Great service. All around great place. We will be back

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

I so wanted to like 1300 Fillmore, as I had dined there twice in the past with large groups (we had taken over the whole restaurant for those evenings). The food had been excellent then (3-4 years ago). This time, with two family members, we went for New Year's Eve, and were disappointed. A 3-course prix fixe for $75 plus wine per person, with a choice of 3 entrees. The first course of shrimp and grits was excellent, but the entree (my 2 guests and I all had the ribeye steak) was not particularly noteworthy, although the fingerling potatoes were quite good. The cheesecake dessert was a bit heavy for cheesecake. As noted, I so wanted to like 1300 on Fillmore this time as my guests had come 2000 miles to be dazzled by San Francisco restaurants (and were paying rather steeply for this one), but unfortunately that night we were underwhelmed. I wondered if it was because Chef David Lawrence was not in the kitchen that evening. They should have offered the friend chicken, which is one of his specialties. One other thing: for New Year's Eve, the event should have been formalized by white tablecloths. Unfortunately, no tablecloths nor placemats -- bare wood. The ceiling was adorned with nice balloons, etc. which added a festive note, but not enough to recommend.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2016

We paid almost $700 including a mandatory 20% tip for a Christmas dinner. The service was some of the worst we've ever encountered and I would not recommend this place for either a casual meal or a special occasion.

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