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Aliment, San Francisco, CA

Aliment

4.5
4.5
929 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Aliment, is a family-owned and operated American Restaurant in Downtown San Francisco. Est. in 2013 and just a few blocks from Union Square, we serve organic new American cuisine with excellent choices of homemade cocktails, local Napa Wines, and local beers. Our team of chefs re-creates our menu on a seasonal basis. We pride ourselves in our belief in keeping San Francisco fun and unique by offering a diverse menu such as Lamb Chops, Grilled Seabass, Bread Pudding, and more!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 829-2737
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Catering
    We do offer catering! Please call (415) 829-2737 for our catering options!
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Aliment can accommodate all your special event needs. Our private room can hold up to 35 Guests! If you are interested please email christine@alimentsf.com to more information.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (650) 278-3006
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Cross street
    Located near the corner of Bush and Mason
  • Parking details
    There is some street parking as well as a Public Parking Garage available right next door, 750 Bush Parking Lot.
  • Public transit
    Powell Street Bart
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 929 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

929 Reviews
  1. AllisonR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The bar was backed up so it took a long time to get drinks. Ordered burger (good) and the risotto, which was a bowl of curry with a scoop of rice and about 2 inches worth of thin sliced carrots, so not much there for $25. Started with the mussels in a thick tomato suace, those were good. Drinks good. Good spot before show at the Masonic.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the pesto gnocchi special and the short ribs. Both were excellent! The drinks were very interesting and the service was excellent!

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  3. LisaF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot, had food options for everyone in our group. The staff were fantastic, they were friendly, accommodating for our requests, joked with us. Food recommendations were right on point. The food was hot and extremely delicious. Atmosphere was very comfortable. Definitely a place that I would feel comfortable going to on my own as well.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We very much enjoyed our meal. We will definitely be back!

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  5. JasonN

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed Aliment! The service was incredible, and the food was great! We had almost no wait on a Friday night, which was nice. Would definitely go back.

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  6. Pighead

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the best table in the restaurant. Excellent food and service! Will definitely go back!

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  7. KatieG

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was awesome! The food was amazing! The price equated to the high quality meal you’re getting. Shane is awesome behind the bar and the rest of the staff were extremely kind and took care of us.

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  8. AnnetteM

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam was an excellent guide and host at Aliment - loved the Brussels and Sea Bass. Excellent recommendations and the wine pairing too!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed, we ordered the salmon, which was dry and overcooked. The accompanying couscous was sautéed, not steamed, resulting in a crunchy and inedible side. The service was good, the ambience very nice; too bad the food didn’t live up to its reputation.

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  10. feedme

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good, service was a little slow. I think they might have been short staffed

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  11. SallyD

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very convenient to our hotel and we were pleased with food and service.

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  12. kaykay

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Needed a restaurant near Grace Cathedral and selected this. Great location, good service (although drinks took quite a while). Food was okay. Don't regret going, but wouldn't make a point or returning.

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  13. Emily

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the outside parklet and it was very charming. Loved the extensive cocktail list. Food was good, especially the brussels sprouts starter.

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  14. AlexandriaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and even better food! The perfect spot to eat at before a show.

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  15. KateM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried out Aliment because it was close to the Curran Theater and the Brussels Sprouts looked good. We have a very nice and attentive server. The tables were close to each other so we talked with our neighbors. The food was excellent.

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  16. RayR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. The service was above and beyond. Great place.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! The food is outstanding, specially the burger and the ribeye steak!

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  18. Frep

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It totally worked as a restaurant prior to an evening at the Masonic. The food was unexpectedly good. Had soup and lamb chops and the brussel sprouts and thought they were all exceptional.

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  19. barryw

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early and were first in. Our French toast was outstanding and one of the best we have had. Very good service from cheerful and lovely waitress. Will return when next in SF.

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  20. doltond

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always great to- Sam is awesome!!! This is the fifth time we’ve been there!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam and his family and team treated us really well. We had a late reservation and arrived a few minutes late, but the team was happy to accommodate us and gave some excellent recommendations. Service was superb. The menu is varied, but not excessive when it comes to options. I had the pork chop, which was moist, tender, and full of flavor. Have the chef cook it to his liking. Our party shared the Brussels sprouts, which were crispy, a wonderful variety of texture to complement their perfect seasoning. My colleagues had the fried chicken dinner and the salmon. We all thought the food was terrific. A hidden gem. I will certainly visit Aliment again when I visit San Francisco

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  22. amandad

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing and delicious food and we would definitely come back.

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  23. KaylaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience, loved the food and drinks! Service was wonderful too!

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  24. PegF

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place for a special occasion, fabulous food. Always prefer being upstairs, we were downstairs this time.

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  25. WendyK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter forgot our salads, and because we had waited so long, we just went with the clumpy pasta. Music was very loud.

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  26. LauraH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super-noisy at 6pm, but much quieter by 7. Covered outside seating looked comfortable and more quiet, even on a rainy evening

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  27. JosephW

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We (my spouse, Pinot and me) come here all the time and never get disappointed. Also Sam is the best! Always make sure we are taken care of….including putting us in the same spot by the window for people watching!

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  28. MartyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great except I requested that it was a birthday dinner for a friend, so expected at least a Happy Birthday or something. When I asked after dinner if they could at least do a dessert, the waiter said they were short on desserts even tho I saw numerous desserts coming out to other tables before we left. That definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. Sadly beside that it was a place I would have considered going back to.

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  29. DonnaC

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner and great cocktails! Staff very friendly and fun.

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  30. JohnM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fairly decent, nothing to write home about. Little pricey for a salad and chicken sandwich.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and service was great. Lovely cosy ambience but a little cramped.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, . We had the brussel sprouts appetizer and the pork chop with mashed sweet potatoes. Everything was a bit on the sweet side, which i enjoyed, but my dining companion would have preferred more savory. Only small complaint is that some of our food arrived before our drinks.

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  33. 650diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The menu looked great, so we were excited to try this restaurant. Unfortunately, the food was cold, they seem to have lost our order so it was very delayed, and I had made a substitution that they forgot about. When the waiter acknowledged that he got my order wrong, he didn’t offer to change it or me for it. We won’t be back. 

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  34. Samantha

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I really wanted to like this place! The staff was kind and the food was fine (a bit overpriced but I knew that going in). The biggest disappointment was that the service was incredibly slow, presumably due to being very very understaffed. We arrived a few minutes early for our 6:15 reservation and had an 8:00 show down the block. They seemed a bit understaffed so at the end of dinner we asked our waiter if they thought we had time to order dessert and coffee/tea. He said yes and brought us our check which we promptly paid so we wouldn’t have to wait to leave. 20 minutes before our show I asked them if maybe they should just cancel the dessert and drinks since time was running out. He said he would “check on things”. The dessert eventually out super late (we only had time for a bite), and the coffee/tea didn’t come out at all because we had to leave for our show (even though we had already paid for it). I wanted to love it, but we won’t be back.

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  35. JeanL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the Steakhouse Burger and I was impressed! It tasted more like steak than hamburger. the accompanying fries were enjoyable and had a bit of distant smokey flavor. The 24/7 parking lot 40 feet down the hill can't be beat for convenience.

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  36. ShayneS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good when finally we got it, drinks were OK. Burger was overpriced for what it was, but it was fine. My main problem was that management way overbooked this place for how understaffed it was. We had a reservation at 5 and didn't get seated till 5:30. The poor staff was seriously struggling to keep up. Also, staff needs to be trained how to better deal with getting slammed with customers, especially given the restaurant's proximity to a popular event venue. If the entire line of people waiting outside (well over 8 parties) has reservations, the only way you're going to keep people from getting upset is to handle the guests in a fair and consistent manner. Which means seating people in the order of their reservation time, not in the order of who is standing in front being the loudest and pushiest. I had a couple of choices of restaurant to book before the event we were attending, and I regret choosing Aliment. I think we would have had a nicer, less stressful dinner elsewhere before the show.

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  37. Annie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best location for folks catching a show at the Masonic Auditorium. Staff was very nice! Food was good. Dessert was a bit disappointing & took too long.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked on OpenTable and arrived at the restaurant with elderly parents and it wasn’t even open. Not impressed esp since it was the night before Thanksgiving.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Varied menu with appealing vegetarian options and a terrific cocktail menu. The bacon Mac and cheese is outstanding. The choclate dorda café is the perfect after-dinner drink. And the ricotta doughnuts will make you wonder if you’ve ever *really* had a doughnut before. Service was attentive and friendly. We were a group of 7, so dined upstairs, which was cozy and quiet. Food was uniformly plated and served without being rushed. Cost was about $100 per person with cocktails, appetizers, entree, and dessert, so very reasonable for SF dining. Will absolutely be back.

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  40. AngelaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I organized a corporate group dinner for 11 people on 11/14 at 6:30pm. The group was all staying at the Grand Hyatt about 2 blocks away so it was an easy walk. I was able to book the reservation about 2 weeks prior to the date with no problems. We were seated upstairs where there was another large group of a similar size having dinner. It was hot upstairs when we initially sat down but they turned on the air and it quickly cooled down. I would classify the experience as a European style dining experience in that nothing felt very rushed. We had drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert. For this group and this situation, it was actually perfect. If anyone would have arrived super hungry or in a rush, then I would not recommend dining here. We had a lovely time. The cocktails were delicious and there was something on the menu for all of our team's dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and 1 salmon allergy). It took us about 3 hours from the time of our reservation until we left the restaurant. We had a lovely time and were able to sit and talk and enjoy each other's company without feeling pushed out.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aliment using the Order Online button. Aliment also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 829-2737.

Aliment is rated 4.5 stars by 929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aliment

786 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located near the corner of Bush and Mason
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is some street parking as well as a Public Parking Garage available right next door, 750 Bush Parking Lot.
  • Public transit
    Powell Street Bart
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 829-2737
  • Catering
    We do offer catering! Please call (415) 829-2737 for our catering options!
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Aliment can accommodate all your special event needs. Our private room can hold up to 35 Guests! If you are interested please email christine@alimentsf.com to more information.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (650) 278-3006
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