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About Comstock Saloon
Named after Henry Comstock and the famed Comstock Lode, which brought mining fortunes to the City by the Bay, Comstock Saloon occupies a historic space that has served as a watering hole for San Franciscans since 1907. It now offers turn-of-the-century saloon fare and classic cocktails.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Mon: 4pm-10pm, bar open 'til 12am
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-12am, bar open late
Fri: noon-12am, bar open late
Sat: 4pm-12am, bar open late
Happy Hour: every day 4pm to 6pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music nightly, never a cover.
8, 8x, 10, 30 muni lines
Private Party Facilities:
Comstock Saloon’s private dining room is available for hors d’oeuvres and cocktail parties for up to 50 guests. A buyout of Comstock Saloon is available for groups of over 85 people. For more information, please contact Kat Womer at 415-551-1453 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Party Contact:
Kat Womer: (415) 551-1453
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We are open 7 days a week with happy hour specials every day from 4pm to 6pm, and live music every day, never a cover! We are open for lunch on Friday's from noon to 4 pm with free lunch available with the purchase of two adult beverages.
Comstock Saloon Ratings and Reviews
The waitress told us all tables were reserved and our only option was to sit at the bar. I reserved a table on Open table, came back, and was seated by the manager. The waitress was disgruntled and quite rude the whole evening. Sit your customers where they feel most comfortable and welcome them into your establishment, especially when you have EMPTY TABLES.
The venue has great ambiance, however due to its size it is very crowded. Our reserved table was literally right next to the double open doors, which in winter is a bit chilly. Oysters, ribs, and fries were delicious. The burger bun was soggy, and the flavor was “blah”. Beers on tap are great! Vodka martini and Irish coffee were great, especially if you enjoy a strong drink. We initially went for the live Jazz music which was enjoyable, but the small space minimized the experience. The wait staff and service were excellent!! Overall a good experience, just not what we were hoping for.
The service was great. The cocktails were fantastic. I really enjoyed the live music. However, I ordered the shishito peppers, pappardelle, and the half chicken. The pappardelle was WAY too salty, and I like a lot of salt. The half chicken was good. The shishito peppers were my favorite part of the meal.
Good artisan cocktails and bar. The small plate food was limited. Our brussel sprouts were overcooked and too salty. We had olives, but there were no artisan cheeses or meats. We left the table were we were put for our reservation and took seats at the bar. The bar had a much better atmosphere.
They put a reservation sign on our table while we were still finishing our drinks at the end of our meal. We also asked for a special table as it was our honeymoon and we were put in the corner by their coffee equipment. Did not meet our expectations and did not feel welcome.
This is a very cool bar. It would be great to meet friends at and enjoy their unique cocktails. However we went directly from the airport for a nice bite to eat. The menu was very limited and nothing looked appealing. To recap. The cocktails were very good. Nice Jazz Band, great decor, not a dinner place, very loud, most other tables appeared to enjoy the oysters.
lamb sausage sandwich on fresh grilled sourdough roll was great. We also had the dinner portions (large servings, including sides) of the grilled chicken. The side of grilled brussels sprouts was tasty, very done, and popcorn like, with an unusual sauce that had some garum (fish sauce) tanginess, but wasn't fishy at all. Great cocktails, esp. the bourbon drinks. Very fast service. Both the bar stools and the table-booths were comfortable (although not roomy if you are a large peraon). Will return.
The host was awesome. We got there about an hour before our reservations. There was no open seats available but the host recommended a little table and chairs outside while we waited. We had a drink and people watched. Our host was kind and tentative and before we knew it we were seated. Great place, love the jazz music. The menu is small but we enjoyed it.
Dinner was fantastic - the shared starters of brussel sprouts, calamari, and oysters were delicious. In fact, the oysters were so good I opted to to double down on oysters as a main, too. The half roast chicken was the best I have ever had - it must have been brined for days and was cooked to perfection. Cocktails, of course, were fabulous!
More of a cocktails + bar food place than a proper restaurant. The food that they serve is decent but it's a very limited menu, so not a good choice for a sit-down meal w/ family on a Saturday evening. Service was also inattentive and quite slow. (Although they were quick to bring a check!)
I had a very nice impression the first time I came in. I finally chose it to meet some friends after a trip because of the nice vibe and the jazz music. We couldn't see the musician from our seats but sounded very well, charming and smooth. The food was pretty good but portions could be bigger. Nevertheless I'm looking forward to come back. I like it much!
The menu is limited but relatively well executed; it is a classic menu, with few surprises and little to excite a sophisticated palate. I would go for the live music (which was excellent), the cocktails and the ambiance, and if you are interested in a piece of SF history. The historic space is reminiscent of a British pub, and dinner seating is largely wooden booths and bar stools.
I love Comstock and their cocktails. They have live music over the weekends and have some of the best cocktails that I've tasted in the North beach area. They're also a short walk away from Chinatown and Little Italy, so its perfectly placed if you're going out for drinks after/before dinner in these districts.
The barkeep's whimsy never disappoints and bar seating shows you the process, which is realy very intricate.
The Comstock Saloon was a surprise find for us. We expected the typical bar/restaurant but found something quite different.
The food was superb. We started with the fried Brussels sprouts, grilled octopus, and roasted squash soup. They were all really good, though the squash soup probably had more cream than squash in it (which might be a plus for many people.) We each chose the duck confit as the main course, and it was crisp and juicy.
The live music was great. We got to listen to Katy Stephan on piano, singing a wide range of songs, and she was wonderful.
The drinks, the attentiveness of the staff, the decor, all made the experience there a special one, and we will be back there when we return to San Francisco.
Service was lacking, it was as though staff didn't want to be bothered with their dinner crowd and paid much more attention to the bar patrons. Food and drinks were slow to come out and it was a battle to get staff attention each time. They kept taking our menu's which was odd considering that it was a snacks and drinks type of place, it was as though they were discouraging us from ordering anything. They also assumed we stole plates for our cake for our friend's birthday which was beyond rude. We had already notified another waiter who charged us the cake fee. Overall ambience and restaurant is good, but staff left a lot to be desired.
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