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Blackwood

4.1
121 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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Blackwood is an American Thai fusion cuisine that offers brunch everyday during they week and on weekends and holidays. At Blackwood, you can order a traditional brunch, such as the poached egg entrée. Or you can request a Thai-inspired brunch, such as the mouth-watering spicy basil rice plate, to introduce some variety into your brunch dining routine.

If brunch is not your forté, consider ordering from Blackwood's extensive dinner menu. The Tom Yum soup is brimming with shrimp, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and other fresh flavors, making this the most intensely refreshing dish on the menu. If you're craving a more substantial meal, select Blackwood's all-time favorite Pad Thai. This peanut-chicken dish, flavored with bean sprouts and chives, is the ultimate comfort food.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-11:00am

Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm

Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 931-9663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Steiner
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Parking details
In addition to available street parking, two public parking garages are within a block. Wells Fargo parking lot on on Chestnut between Steiner and Fillmore, and another is on Pierce Street between Lombard and Chestnut.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.0
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3.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 25, 2015

We ate at this restaurant on a Saturday evening in July and while the food was fantasitc is was very very busy. We had a reservation via Opentable however not sure there was any point as we still had to wait like everyone else for a table.

Once we were seated the service was very good.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2015

Third visit here and still as good as the first, fresh, tasty, interesting dishes and great service.
Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2015

Moderately priced, surprising flavors, beautifully presented ... I'm always delighted, really. Three separate occasions I've brought guests who were always equally glad to discover this casual gem.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Love this local spot. Food is great, service authentic, and ambiance enjoyable. Prefer to sit outside.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2015

My beau and I came in for a Fathers' Day dinner together. We loved it because from the first bite of his food he reminisced on a time he went to Thailand. The food gave him an essence of that time when he was there. I'm thankful that I was able to share the dining experience with him and every part of the decor was his taste and liking.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2015

Always a favorite "go to" in the neighborhood. Delicious Asian Fusion, relaxed and friendly service.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2015

If you're a foodie and love authentic Asian cuisine, I do not recommend this place. It is however a good introduction into Thai food if you've never had it before. It's like a simple, very toned down version of what authentic Thai food tastes like. The atmosphere is beautiful, especially their front outdoor patio. The service is not good though. We sat at our table for over 20 min, ready to order and had no idea where our server went. The restaurant was 20% full the night we went as well so I'm not sure why our server wasn't very attentive. They have good brunch though! I'll stick with their brunch.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2015

The servers were pretty busy when we dined at Blackwood. I assume that's why it was difficult for us to get their attention or even ask for water. Food was a hit or miss. You either lucked out on ordering something tasty or did not luck out by choosing something bland. Ambiance was ok, it felt like being at an ordinary thai restaurant on Clement Street or Irving Street with a few upscale decor. Overall I'd rate this place to be okay. I may reconsider coming back here or at least, choose wisely what to eat if I do decide to eat here again.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2015

Everyone I've ever brought to Blackwood has enjoyed their meal, the location, and the service.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2015

If you go for brunch get the Millionaire's Bacon! It's the best in the whole wide world!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2015

Convenient location, weekday early lunch beat the lunch crush. Food is good, service is good and very attentive. Over all if you are in the area this should be one of your regular spots.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2015

Great appetizer.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2015

We went for a date night on happy hour and got a bunch of appetizers for a great price. I would say it's some of the best food I had while visiting San Fran! Great atmosphere as well.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2015

We went to Blackwood because of Yelp. It received good reviews so we thought we'd give it a shot. We took our 10 month old with us and he ate a few of the noodles from my dish. I ordered the Scallops and my husband had the pork shank. They were both fantastic. We will definitely be dining here again.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2015

I order the stone pot and it was wonderful!!!The portions are enough and prices affortable.
Certainly I will be back!!!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2015

The food was very good and I loved the way they were plated. Service was quick and friendly. I haven't been in that location for awhile but it felt like an upgrade.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2015

Good service. Small portions so not as good of a value as it seems. Some dishes surprisingly bland (like the chicken noodle soup that looks awesome). We were not happy with an added 20% tip that was not declared in advance (or when bill arrived) for 5 people.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2015

First, I have to start with the fact that Blackwood was loud! So loud that my husband and I both looked at each other right when we walked in the door and wondered of we had made a mistake. And yes, it was crowded at times, but I've been to tons of noisy restaurants, but you had to yell at the waitress so that she could hear your order. This is not because of music, but because there is no sound dampening in the dining area. So, if you are looking for a quiet, romantic, Thai place, you need to go somewhere else.
Now to the food. I had the East Feeds West, and it was absolutely divine. The pork shank was falling off the bone with a tiny bit of char on the outside. The pickles and broccolini were perfection, and the coconut sticky rice was the perfect sweet touch.
My husband had the King Salmon which he also really loved.
So, in the food vs noise battle, we would still return!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2015

I just love Blackwood. The food is delicious and it's not over-priced like some other restaurants in this neighborhood. The service is excellent and the presentation of the food is outstanding. They have a good selection of wine as well, and the exact same wine costs less than it does at other restaurants in the neighborhood! It can get busy at weekends so it's best to reserve a table. The outdoor area is nice, with heaters and long shared tables. I haven't had brunch there yet but always walk by and it looks great. Top notch. Highly recommend this place.

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2015

I might have rated this restaurant higher but the service was offputting. I arrived before the other 2 people in my party for an early (6:15pm) reservation. Over half of the tables in the restaurant were empty. Instead of seating me they told me to sit in a chair next to the front door/waiter stand. I asked if I could be seated as I wanted to order a little something as I had not had lunch and they said they could not seat me until my party was all there. Creepy.

We ordered the bacon appetizer that was spicey good but the asparagus was overcooked. My friends ordered the dinner stone pot which was flavorful 3.75 * and the sea bass that was mediocre. The star of the evening was the After Shock chicken dish that I will have cravings for in the future 4.0*. I might order it to go in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2015

the foos was amazing and vwey well presented, service good, we were not,hurried even though people were waiting. Wine list is interesting, not huge but very acceptable.
All in all a freat palce and we will definitlwy be back.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2015

The reason to go here is because of the hotpot. While everything I have eaten has been delish - the hot pot stands out. It's a giant black clay pot mounded with rice crisped and browned by the heat of the very hot clay. The rice is topped with a variety of veggies and a softly fried egg. Use your chopsticks to stir the mix into a fragrant combo of well cooked fragrant morsels. We drive all the way across town for this dish - because it is well worth it. The 3 separate dishes of ice cream are an easy dessert to share - the black sesame is so unusual.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2015

Excellent waitstaff service, great Thai and Asian fusion style menu items and drinks

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2015

I loved the meal. Best Birthday dinner I've had in 5 years.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2014

Relaxed yet sophisticated. Of the four of us, we had:
1) the Marina Treasure was well-received, but not for the quantity (2 scallops only) but for the overall taste, especially the millionaire bacon--incredible;
2) Panang Curry--DELICIOUS!
3)Thai Ginger "Street Dish" with pork--very nice and probably the biggest bang for the buck. This was my choice.
4) Not too sure about how the Wild King Salmon was received.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2014

Excellent service. Food was delicious and we didn't wait long for it. Variety of menu choices. Nice place for smaller groups 2-6 people.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2014

This is the third time I've been here which says a lot as my wife and I make a point to always try new restaurants considering we live in the holy land of food. Blackwood is really just that great predictable restaurant to go to when you want Thai food. Service is fast. The bacon is incredible and the dinner pot was perfect.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2014

My husband and I were here for the first time on a Saturday night. We love Thai food and were not disappointed. It was very busy, but the service was fast and the food was delicious. It's definitely loud though.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2014

Our group of four conferees enjoyed sitting outside at the Blackwood for some fresh air, conversation and great food after a day inside at a conference. Everyone found something on the menu that they enjoyed, and the appetizers we ordered (pumpkin and calimari) were outstanding. A nice wine list and friendly service made it a most enjoyable experience. The only drawback was
that the wooden stools we were sitting on weren't the most comfortable.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2014

Upon arriving, we made a last minute reservation to ensure being seated quickly. Despite there being a line during this time, all groups were seated. The staff was truly all over the place and not genuinely helpful. They treated us very well but there was a group or 8 that had been waiting 30 min to be seated and they kept insisting that others were going to be accommodated before them despite the group size and there being elderly people as part of that group. I love brunch at this place (stone pots, yum) but the staff and service make me not want to come back.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2014

We have always had great experiences at Blackwood. The food is always great, the atmosphere is really comfortable and the services is fantastic. We have a three year old daughter who is treated like a princess whenever we are there. The outdoor seating is fun and you can watch the game of the day comfortably on Chestnut. We just love this place!

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2014

Energetic, fast & attentive service, and excellent food  — all at a great price point. A strong contender for a weekday evening meal. I'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2014

I was a little nervous about it being Thai American but they pulled it off. Noodles were authentic in flavor and the appetizers were interestingly delicious. The desserts were out of this world. Loved the pork and sea bass entrees

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2014

Blackwood is probably one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Everything is perfect, the service, the food. I never get disappointed!

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2014

Everything on the chef's specials is delicious and also pleasing to the eyes!

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2014

Food is good and innovative fusion, of course a bit pricy, but it's your choice. Music, I really prefer something more loungey, or even thai chillout, instead of radio pop, and please.... no more Blurred Lines... the worst song list for a fusion restaurant. Service is not bad, just something very important and basic, when there are still some food left in the plate, please don't just take it, but ask "have you finished this dish?" because I needed to hold it back before the server (i think was the owner) lifts the plate. I see the set up as highend, so please have your servers to check for dinning speed, meaning before reaching 90% of appetizer, don't bring up the entree. OVERALL GOOD BUT NEED SOME BASIC IMPROVEMENTS.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2014

It was a great meal - I am a vegetarian and there were delicious choices. The papaya salad was wonderful and the servings were quite generous.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2014

My date and I enjoyed the Millionaire's Bacon, the Wagyu Burger (THE BEST!) and a Wagyu steak. The food tasted great; better service would have escalated the experience. The waiter was nice enough with his gentle smile and nod. He didn't know the menu though, which was a frustrating experience for me, as a first time guest. I repeated my wine order three times because he did not know the wine list.. all I asked for the gewürztraminer... the only one they had on the menu. So I told him it was a white German wine, hoping he'd get me a glass. My date asked for more information about the pot dinner (how is it prepared? what all comes inside?). The waiter just nodded his head & said it was good.
Delicious Food... Okay Service.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2014

Some interesting, unconventional takes on Thai food. Very good service.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2014

Love the Pork Belly and Marina treasure. Would definitely come again to try other menu items as well.

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