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About Citizens Band
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.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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
$31 to $50
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is easy
Bar Dining, Beer, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Citizens Band Ratings and Reviews
Amazing twist to traditional comfort food. Everything we ordered was delicious and the flavors of even simple dishes far exceeded our expectations. The service was great -- young and energetic to match the trendy feel of the restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a casual date or for a night out with friends. You won't find it overly romantic, but Citizen's Band more than makes up for it in nearly every other measurable category.
Citizens Band is a very cool spot. The vibe is that of an old school diner but with fancier diner eats. They had a decent wine menu so we started with a bottle of pinot noir, followed by the mac n cheese, which was probably my favorite dish. The girls got burgers, which I didnt care for, but maybe because they ordered them more done than is my preference. My chicken was most and juicy, but with bland/saltless batter and I did not care for the gravy. But although the food was not my favorite, I just really loved the feel of place and will definitely come back for brunch when I am in the mood for greasier fare.
The service was excellent. The space is cool. My only issue is that the food was bland. I got the pork chops. My partner got the fried chicken. My pork chops were ok. His chicken breading was lacking in spices. Even salt or pepper would have been a vast improvement for the chicken. Overall I would say both dishes suffered from needing spices. The dessert cupcakes were a bit dry (but still delicious).
The restaurant was way too cold. Most of the customers were wearing their jackets during dinner. Every time the door opened we got anaadditional blast of cold air and we were sitting about two thirds of the way towards the back. How about turningup the heat and getting vestibule curtain. Also, the bright lights and interior gives it the feeling of a cheap diner. If that hip, cheapened ambiance is what was desire , it was achieved. I wouldn't recommendtthis placefor a date. On the positive side, staff was very friendly and prompt with service. Generous pours on the wine. Food was slightly above average for San Francisco standards . The the best thing we had was the machine and cheese with onion rings on top. Delicious.
The go-to place in its corner of SOMA. CB has a diner feel, but a fine dining menu, if you like elevated comfort food, and a nifty wine list on the chalkboard. A little noisy for a romantic dinner, better with friends! Killer solo lunch spot if you work nearby, counter space usually available. Reservations pretty much required for dinner after 7.
won't be back
food was good or average at best...very disappointed, came for a birthday, not thrilled
i understand what this place is going for, and they achieve it with the Menu and the ambiance, but just produce poor quality of food, i can't believe it had 4 stars on open table
the fried chicken was oversalted, there was a bunch of fried skin and it was difficult to find the chicken, it was greasy, the chefs didn't execute
Very flexible when we needed a non meat dish, a nice combination was cooked up with the fish for my partner. The fried chicken was moist and perfectly cooked, but not much flavor. I had to put salt and pepper on it to taste it. A little disappointed because I had eaten the same dish before and it was much better. I think I got them on an off night.
Service was good, not friendly but attentive and competent. Server was nice enough to give us a taste of wine before committing to a bottle we were not familiar with.
Its a cool place and worthy of another try.
Great place to eat before heading to the Orpheum to watch a show. Everything is diner food, but it truly felt home made. The burger I got was delicious (by far the best burger I've ever had) as pretty much everything (pickles, fries, etc.) were all made in house.
service was great, we loved Frank. also, the food was amazing and came out quickly and at just the right cadence. they were not weirded out by our desire to order a bunch of things to share family style, and were overall very accommodating. GREAT dinner experience.
We started with a delicious wedge salad that had pickled squash and carrots. Veggie special was great--unusual combination of quinoa and stone fruit was delicious. My husband's burger was perfectly done; it's difficult to get an actual medium rare burger these days. The service was impeccable. The menu may be short but it seems that they make sure each item is executed well. We'll be back to try the fried chicken and Mac n' cheese!
Great food and great service. This was our first time, and we had a great experience. We ordered the rock cod, steak, and fried chicken, and everything was delicious. Our only complaint was that the portions on the rock cod and steak could have been a little larger for the price. The server was very friendly and helpful. The place has a very funky, retro feel, very typical SOMA. We would definitely go back again, especially to try the pork chops.
Unfortunately, we really wanted to like this place, especially after reading the reviews. The food was okay. I had the fried chicken, but had a burnt oil taste to it. The Mac & Cheese appetizer was very good. While the burger with the works was tasty, it was certainly NOT worth $20. The service was somewhat sloppy.
Citizen's Band is a true testament to that old adage, "Don't judge a book by it's cover". It is not the best/prettiest room in the city, but the food is always outstanding (my fourth visit for dinner). The service staff (who are always attentive, knowledgeable and fun) and most of partons make me long for my youthful hipster days. But when the food arrives at the table, I forget all that and just luxuriate in the incredible items placed in front of me. I love this place!
Chris is an incredible chef and has assembled a great staff. The menu changes often enough to keep it interesting while favorites such as the mac and cheese and the fried chicken never disappear for good. Prices are reasonable, great ambiance and attentive staff. Desserts are from Pinkie's Bakery next door as is the bread -- wonderful and tasty.
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