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Permanently Closed - CHIAROSCURO

1215 reviews
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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

chiaroscuro is an Italian restaurant in San Francisco that offers a fine dining atmosphere and dishes cooked by a native Roman chef. The menu includes options for lunch or dinner, all of which can be enjoyed with the chiaroscuro wine list, featuring a variety of imported and local beverages.

Tyr the braised brisket ravioli or the chickpeas pappardelle with braised lamb ragu for a starter at chiaroscuro. Main dishes include lamb chop, oven roasted squab or a daily fish special. Try the vanilla bean cream puffs or the dark chocolate ganache to complete your meal at chiaroscuro. Guests can also enjoy a three-, four- or five-course prix fixe menu with wine pairings.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Closed Sundays - We will open for special events (please call for more information)
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Phone number
(415) 362-6012
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alessandro Campitelli
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Cross street
Montgomery St
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on September 12, 2016

I can't leave a review because the place has shut down permanently. I only found out on the day of our resrrvation because I wanted to arrange something soecial. I called them on the number provided by Open Table, double checked it against a google search and their website. The number no longer exists, and on google search it states that it's permanently closed. Not cool.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Open Table did not know that this restaurant had closed. My husband and I went into the City for dinner and walked up to the restaurant that was completely empty, with only wires on the floor. We were lucky enough to get a credit from Groupon for our money back. There needs to be a better system of not being able to make a reservation for a restaurant that is not longer open.

BirthdayGirl (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

This restaurant is closed. It would have been nice if they had notified OpenTable to delete the restaurant from its system before I made a reservation there to celebrate my birthday.

sriprank (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Restaurant had closed down without notice. I was still able to make a Reservation but the Restaurant was closed.

vipGregW (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

This restaurant has closed. I had to scramble to find a replacement.

MaryH (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

restaurant was closed!!and I had business clients with me

YumYum (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 7, 2016

It was my son's birthday. We and our guest arrived to the restaurant at 7pm (as per our reservation) only to find the restaurant closed and a number of other people who made reservations at this place standing in front of the closed door not knowing what to do.

I don't know who's fault it is - Chiaroscuro's rest management who failed to inform OpenTable about closing the business so that OpenTable would stop taking reservations for this restaurant or OpenTable's which did not process business closure request in time - but this was one of the most frustrating experiences I ever had, it ruined the plans for the special occasion dinner and undermined the trust I had towards OpenTable services.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 6, 2016

Hard to actually review this restaurant. We were visiting SF and booked on Groupon. Open Table sent an email to confirm our reservation. We were looking forward to a great meal. Got there and the restaurant was CLOSED! Not just closed but permanently closed!! There was no notification anywhere till we walked there and saw the place was partly disassembled.
Safe to say, we won't be going back!
Now, hoping Groupon will refund our money!

ntt1 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

They did call and warn us that there were issues with its liquor license. Went anyway and food would be even more wonderful when you can order wine. Food was still delicious.

davidmillvalley (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

This was actually our 3rd meal in 4 months. All have been characterized by spotty and generally poor service. The wait staff tries to up sell on wine and includes a mandatory 18-20% tip. Even with few customers the staff gathered in the back at the open kitchen. At times I had to get up and start to pour my/ our own wine. When a course was cleared the plates were scraped and stacked at the table Generally the service was slow as was the order process.
AS regards the food some was quite good but everything was generally served on cold plates and at luke warm temps. On the last visit the rolls were warm but had clearly been rewarmed and were hard. Neither our friends or I/we will return. It maybe that they will not be there in a month or two anyway