Comstock Saloon

4.6
344 reviews
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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.

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An old school saloon in North Beach, Comstock Saloon also has a great happy hour.

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RC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun spot... Food and service was fantastic! Great music!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and live music. Some of the best food I have found in the city thus far.

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome drinks, awesome service, and very solid food. A great Sunday brunch spot!

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SF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants; however, the new dinner menu is quite disconnected. I always love brunch here, cocktails, and the service is INCREDIBLE. I'll be back, but not likely for dinner.

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BB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super happy to finally check it out. Can’t wait to come back for dinner! Great service!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

perfect food, especially as a hangover cure. Great ambiance, in a great neighborhood if you want to explore the area. Will definitely visit again!

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P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to enjoy a drink and good food with a live band

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and splendid cocktails. Be sure to book a table for this one

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R
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved it! Exceptional customer service, beautiful presentation of the food and cocktails. I will be coming back again! Thank you team for everything!!

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GB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The evening began with the host staff bad mouthing some customers who were at the table they intended to put my reservation at. I can see how that might garner good will from other customers, but I though it was rude. We were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation, which is in my opinion perfectly reasonable and not worth all the fuss. The food was fine, the tofu especially is a tasty vegetarian option, and the Chex and onion dip are delicious. The drinks were very good, but after taking our order our server disappeared for about 30 minutes. It took some time to flag someone down for a second round and then about 10 minutes for the drinks to be delivered. So service was slower than I would have liked. It was ok, but for the pricing here I expected things to be a little more on point. Fair warning, this place is LOUD. If you are looking for a good place to have conversation, this is not it.

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GA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, really good service and the best Sazurac outside of New Orleans

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

After a long drive stuck in traffic, I just wish Service would have been more attentive. The cocktails were great but they forgot three drinks over the span of our evening.
Food arrived in a hodge-podge order, with eve our side of rice not arriving until well after the dish it was supposed to accompany.
They even forgot to enter one of the dishes we ordered, which was fine since at that point we decided to leave and have dessert elsewhere.
This place is great for drinks and snacks, but maybe over-rated for a meal.
The burger and the sweet & sour chicken were however very tasty.

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o
San Francisco
173 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Jason Raffin's creativeness and execution, along with excellent service from staff makes Comstock Saloon a guaranteed destination restaurant in San Francisco.

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SE
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch cocktails and burgers. The brussel sprouts were cravable. Will be back!

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SF
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistent fave!

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DB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect happy hour spot. Loved it!

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R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Space, music and host were all great! Tofu parm was horrible unfortunately. Apps were good.

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MG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I would recommend the Comstock Saloon with one caveat. You need to bring ear plugs. The Music was pretty bad and soooo loud we couldn't wait to leave.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and pitcher of Pimms Cup. We loved the choices and variety of their brunch menu. I'll definitely be back for more!

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k
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a fascinating, historic place with a very cool fusion menu, reflecting its location between Italian and Chinese neighborhoods. It's an antique-lover's delight -- contrasted with the cutting-edge menu. I had a Benedict that featured a crisp sort of brioche stuffed with Char Siu bbq pork, blanketed in a very good Hollandaise. Though the brunch menu seems a bit limited, the food is so good! I will be back here again.

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JC
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

interesting food and fun, relaxed vine... great before going out in North Beach

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VT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I typically enjoy my experiences at Comstock, but my last visit was not typical. First, they tried to give us a table literally at the door, even though most all of the booths were free. I asked for another seating and they would only give us a table in the back that was very tightly squeezed next to another large group. So much for private conversations. Also, service when ordering was also off this time. Orders came out wrong, and communications crossed. Based on passed experiences I will give probably still give them another try, just not quite yet. Need to let the 'crankiness' of the experience subside.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall unique menu with classic and unique options. Good portions and quality! The service was slow at first but the waitress was hilarious and gave us some food on the house due to the delay. You can make reservations which is a plus!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointed. Waitress had a bad attitude and the food was mediocre. After reading about this place in EATER SF I had high hopes, but won’t go back. It wasn’t terrible, but not great either. The croque monsieur was the best of the dishes we ordered.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! The food was so good. Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday brunch. I’d recommend the eggs Benedict, miso tots, and the “egg in a cauldron”. Definitely going back as soon as possible!!

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SF
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun window back into old San Francisco with great, original details and live music.

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BA
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first heard about the Saloon for their amazing cocktails, which are delish. But the food is no slouch either: tasty dishes with generous portions that will leave you happy and satisfied. A perfect pair. The live music is great, but be aware - it's energetic, and can make conversation difficult, except between sets. So, come more to hang out than to catch up.

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EJ
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch. We didn't like our table so we decided to sit at the bar. Soon after someone came to get us with a better table option. Nice service. The restaurant was busy but the manager was very hands on, helping the staff and making sure everyone was taken care of. Food was delicious. Brunch poutine was awesome. Will go back.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything we had was incredible! Cocktails were great. Waitstaff was a little snarkey...

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t write reviews for every place I visit, but Comstock Saloon is special. I’ve been here three times with different guests each time, and it’s a phenomenal experience every visit.

1) Live Jazz - I’m a musician at heart, and I have been hungering for a great live music joint since I moved to SF half a year ago. When I discovered this place in January, I knew I would be back plenty of times as long as I live in the city. 2) Great Food & Drinks - Reasonably priced and delicious, from cocktails to entrees. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts appetizer. $7 for an Anchor Steam (SF’s signature beer) and $10-$14 for well-crafted cocktails. 3) Friendly Staff - Nearly 0 issues since I’ve been visiting regularly, and the only time there was a mix-up with my reservation, Michael got it taken care of promptly so my date and I could have a fantastic night.

I definitely plan to spend some more time at this extraordinarily swank and historic spot.

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambiance was cool. A band played upstairs on a balcony overlooking the dining room. Nothing super exciting on the menu. We ordered multiple starters and entrees but weren't in love with anything. Drinks were yummy.

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RD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I've been to Comstock (mostly the bar) many times over the years, but this visit to the dining room was such a let down. Once we sat down and viewed the current menu I immediately has hesitations. The menu is extremely limited with a number of "odd" pairings, such as a udon with pesto and a tofu parm. I ordered the udon since they were out of the ribs chow fun, and barely touched my dish. The broccoli rabe tasted burnt and each bite was worse than the last. On top of it the service was very inattentive and never asked why I hadn't touched my food. Dinner for four was over $160 before tip for a disappointing and lackluster meal. Won't be returning anytime soon.

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RF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fantastic. Definitely will come back to taste other food in their menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

They forgot to make my drink, then blamed it on only having one bar tender. They also messed up our parties food order multiple times. Good place if you want to listen to live music in a really busy loud setting and pay for over priced food and cocktails.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

noise was too much, could not appreciate the great jazz

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R
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very ordinary food. Worst wine I’ve had in a while. Noisy with no music to be heard before the band started after 8 pm. Easy to find much better in San Francisco.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the music !!!

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JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely service. Amazing old school interior.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was pushy and rude on NYE. Very weird vibe. Disappointing.

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