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Citizens Band

227 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Dine on creatively prepared American fare at Citizens Band, located in San Francisco. Its casual setting features an open kitchen for guests to watch their food being prepared. Owners, as well as chefs, Chris Beerman and Cheryl Burr opened Citizens Band to showcase their culinary skills while offering a comfortable dining experience. A small plate of grilled asparagus or a bowl of warm tomato soup will please the taste buds. Chicken pot pie, pork belly with parsnip pur�e, pot roast or a burger with a choice of delicious toppings make for a satisfying entr�e.

Citizens Band has numerous reviews in publications like New York Times Magazine, Eater SF and The Wall Street Journal. It offers brunch, as well as tasty desserts from Cheryl's very own Pinkies Bakery.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday : 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00PM
Dinner : Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 556-4901
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Beerman
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Cross street
8th street
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Parking details
Street parking is easy
Bar Dining, Beer, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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APEY (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on May 30, 2015

The place looked cool and unique inside with its postcard and old vintage photo wal/decor. It's connected to the bakery and the bar/club next door. The staff was very friendly. I was excited to try this place for my goddaughter's graduation dinner (she loves these type of restaurants). We ordered the the poutine fries (with the pork on the side), Mac & cheese, and the fried chicken. The first time, the server forgot to tell them to put pork on the side (I don't eat pork) so she had to return it, which was perfectly fine. When she did bring out the correct plate, it was simply delicious! It had an amazing blend of cheese and gravy. It was a perfect combination of everything.
My goddaughter said that was the best part of the dinner and I would have to agree. She did enjoy her Mac & Cheese. Although, she said the onion rings on top were better than the Mac and cheese on bottom. I'm not a fan of baked mac & cheese so I didn't really have a take on it. Presentation was unique. My fries chicken on the other hand, I was let impressed at all. The dish came with 4 pieces of chicken, a large biscuit and some greens. The chicken just had an odd taste to it. I tried dipping it in the gravy and without, but I just wasn't thrilled with the flavor of the chicken. I can't pinpoint what it was exactly that made me find it very unappealing. So, I ate the rest of the biscuit and oil the chicken to go (maybe someone at home can try it and see if they like it. Unfortunately, no one wanted to eat it or even try it. What a waste.) overall, the feel was the place was cool and the poutine fries were bomb! But, that pretty much ends it for me right there. Nothing too great after that. It's another place my goddaughter can cross off her list of restaurants to try.

RosaleeU (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2015

Food was amazing!! Little hole in the wall joint but very tasty!! Glad we found it!

falgalla (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

Citizens Band has a very eclectic atmosphere - very small, so be sure to get a reservation. Good wine list. Food was good southern comfort style food. Not the very best food for the price, but I suppose you're paying for the atmosphere. Overall, we had a great time.

FingerLickingLissa (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

Unexpectedly superb food and flubber sized portions! Citizen's Band is a hidden restaurant disguised with slummy street frontage, unassuming entry and invisible signage. Take a walk on the wild side.. You will be glad you did!

Lenna (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

I was greeted when I walked in and seated right away to my reserved table. The place fills up rather quickly. The food is delicious! I highly recommend the Poutine and the Mac N Cheese, which is served differently than most places. Their wine list is small but the selection was perfect. Our server was so sweet and checked in on us often. I would definitely come here again.

vipBelaFig (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 9, 2015

Good food, great service and awesome wine selection. Don't get fooled by the hipster decor, this place is a gem.

Amandatronica (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

Stumbled across this place while reading online reviews. Greatest find in the city so far! Delicious food, cute place, great service! Try the Mac and cheese!

No1Spanish (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 26, 2015

A step up from a classic diner, no frills yet hip without the pretense. Comfort food; the mac n cheese is a winner & the Pork Chop is the bomb! Good late night ish.. (11pm Kitchen closes) if you are local to the area, easy eats for a lazy week night or drinking, clubbing in the area (Public Works, 1015, Monarch etc).

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

Either San Francisco foodies have lost a step or someone made a misstep marking this restaurant as "Fit for Foodies". On the table we had a Caesar salad, the seasonal pickle jar, the burger, and the fried chicken. The salad was almost identical to what I would have gotten from Panera, the pickles and burger were just "fine", and the chicken while cooked well lacked originality and flavor. To top the night off, at 9PM the club next door unleashed a playlist of heavy bass EDM music which was so loud the windows rattled with each thump; the ambiance which was Citizen's Band's saving grace was ruined. Two thumbs up for service but I think I'd rather have bad service and great food.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 6, 2015

I love coming here and try to every time I am in the neighborhood having beers at either City Beer Store or cocktails at Bloodhound. I always drool over the decadent looking pastries at the counter but have yet to indulge.