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1515 Restaurant & Lounge

723 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies

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With its cozy and inviting ambience, 1515 Restaurant & Lounge serves fresh and inventive California fare for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Appetizer options include the pan-seared jumbo scallops with a habanero orange glaze and the grilled marinated artichokes with Dijon aioli dipping sauce. Popular house entrées showcase how 1515 Restaurant & Lounge infuses Italian cuisine with a California twist, including the sea bass topped with shrimp and scallops served over a bed of pesto gnocchi, and the surf and turf combo with a grilled ribeye steak and jumbo scallops with fingerling potatoes. An additional menu with a variety of raw oysters as well as a small plates menu are other popular options.

Enjoy days with beautiful weather and your meal outside on 1515 Restaurant & Lounge's sunny patio.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(925) 939-1515
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gerardo Wence
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Private party facilities
Award wining architecture with an intimate ambiance, 1515’s event space is not just secluded, but personal, allowing our guests the intimacy their large gatherings deserve. Passed to stationed hors d'oeuvres, buffet to plated entrees, choose 1515 and let us make your large gathering memorable.
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Private party contact
Ryan Smith : (877) 232-1175
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We offer a full scope of catering and banquet services. Please inquire with our Special Event and banquet cordinator.
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Cross street
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Parking details
There are several metered parking spaces in each direction from the restaurant and a large parking garage located a block away on Locust Street and Civic Drive. The cost of the garage is $3.00 all day.
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Live Music Thursdays! Check our Facebook Page for details, and upcoming performances.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cyclejim (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2015

Overall, the food was kind of spotty. The brushetta has great fresh tomatoes, but the bread was bland. If they had used a good Acme or Semifreddies load, it would have been awesome. Similarly, we had the raw tuna starter. It was beautifully prepared with fresh ingredients, but they must have left out all the salt and seasonings, so it was bland. Again, with a little extra effort it could have been great. The lamb chops would have been good if they had been cooked medium rare as ordered. Unfortuantely, the were well done and dry. The presentation was very nice on all of the dishes. The beer list was short, but they did have a nice Sierra Nevada IPA. The wines by the glass were generous and well priced. The patio is really nice and comfortable.

With a little focus on the food and execution, this place could be really good. In the mean time, if I want nice patio dining, I'll head to Corners instead.

vipBob1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

had a quick brunch over the weekend--new brunch only menu on weekends. Really very good, service is fine and nice outdoor sidewalk setting.

lovelunch (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

The day was gorgeous, the food superb and the atmosphere was perfect. Every meal I have had at 1515 has never been a disappointment. The service was great and the food was delicious!

Ottercar (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2015

This was our first experience at 1515 and we were all pleasantly surprised with the food and service, particularly since we were celebrating a birthday in our group!

vipcyrillek (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Our appetizer arrived before our wine, and had cooled considerably by the time our wine was served. The seafood medley main course was excellent, but the sea bass that we ordered for our other main was overcooked and the gnocchi it was served on top of was gummy. I would definitely order the seafood medley again if we were to return.

On another note, they use really cheap wine glasses. Not very classy. Not sure we'd return here.

vipMaxflite (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 16, 2015

Took my corporate guests here because I loved this place. Not anymore.
It was a near disaster. Ordered an expensive wine but had to request for the server to pour it. The glasses were cheap big non crystals. They need to invest on Riedels.
Ordered oysters but came after the main course. Big no no.
What saved the night was the good wine Franks Family Vineyard Cab.
Paid big money and it wasn't top notch.
Disappointed ex fan

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

The happy hour crowd in the next room was loud on a weeknight at 6pm! Couldn't hear
ourselves talking. I made reservation with note that it was a b-day celebration. The restaurant
didn't acknowledge it.
The tuna tartar wasn't was blend. The waiter returned to inform us that they ran out of sesame seeds....and came back with about 2 tbsp dressing.
My sister had the sea bass which was good but the scallops that came with the dish was very fishy. Prime rib is cooked a certain way and that was what I was expecting. But it was seared on both sides, resembling a rib eye steak. The waiter tried to explain but I wasn't rib should have the texture of prime rib. They shouldn't call that dish 'Prime rib'.

vipGalka (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Very friendly stuff. Help us to move outside when table become available.

vipNicy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Our server, Luis, sadly colored the entire dinner by either not being there or being slow with our meal, order taking, bringing the coffee with the dessert, etc. The food was good (loved the sea bass) and they were great about splitting our entrée as we had appetizers and salads and knew that we couldn't eat an entire entrée plus dessert. The chocolate chip cookie with ice cream dessert was outstanding -- it would have been nice to have our coffee brought at the same time. We didn't hear from him until about 15 minutes into sitting down, and we were asked how our food was when we had taken about the last bite. Timing - it's everything with service. I was entertaining an important client and she noticed this as well. I hope he takes this with a humble heart and does better next time.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 31, 2015

Although they showed no reservation in my name, (Open Table ?) I was given a table by the staff even when my date failed to arrive on time. I appreciated that very much. Service was attentive, excellent and very prompt. I will recommend this restaurant and hope to go back soon.

vipChad (Miami)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

It had been almost two years since last time I had been. We had a 8pm reservation and after waiting several minutes to be greeted at out table, first thing the server mentions is "the kitchen is backed up and it will be a slow service tonight". He was right and he was extremely slow and left us abondoned several times.
Good was incredible though and drinks were very tasty too.

vipluv2eat (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2015

Very accommodating. Was able to make our favorite Caprese sandwich which wasn't on the menu. Made 2 out of 3 people very happy. My crab stack was rather bland, but I was still happy since my 92-year-old aunt was happy with her caprese sandwich.

Thanks for the extra mile!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

Eating on the outside patio is the way to go. Great appetizers & drinks. Favorites are coconut prawns and calamari. Delicious cream brûlée. Fun place to gather with friends! Destination spot for the younger crowd on the weekend.

ParentsWeekendYr2 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

Our waitress did not seem happy to be at work. She never once smiled. She forgot part of our order and had to come back to ask - although I will say she was covering all of the tables outside. One glass of wine was delivered very late & one appetizer we almost thought they forgot. I have been here before and had much better service! Might have been an "off night"!

stonefire (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2015

Everyone was pleased with their choices.. Each item was well prepared & presented & very tasty..