Taken immediately to our reserved table...took a little while for a server to stop by our table so we were thinking this wasn’t going to be a good experience...but once they did the rest of the evening was surprising delightful. Very limited menu but our choices of hamburger and calamari were excellent! Drinks were good—(but I wish they had blue cheese olives for my martini) Michael was our friendly host/server and he’s the one who noticed we hadn’t been served. He took very good care of us the rest of the evening and made our experience a positive. I would definitely go back!
Bring cash to tip the live jazz ensemble (they were swinging hard) which plays from a high ceiling stage (good acoustics), very surreal, and poetic, perfect for North Beach; City Lights book store (browse & buy a book before or after dinner) within two blocks walking distance. Check out the beers on tap, only two, but there will be something good. Cocktails were expertly made. Sit back, eat (small menu, but very tasty; the fried calamari and beet & goat cheese salad were spot on, instant favorites, excited to taste other items). Drink, enjoy SF like the Beats would, taking it all in, not in a hurry, not on smart phones, instead bop to the jazz. Tip the waitstaff well. Cheers!
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 service at Comstock was great and cocktails fantastic!
Comstock is my favorite bar in SF. Their cocktails are spirit-heavy, always balanced, and the location is very adult. I want these guys to be around for the next 20 years, doing it just how they do it.
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.
Yummy small plates and adventurous cocktails
The cabernet wasn't great. Go there for the Gin
Outstanding service & I don’t ever say that. Great drinks. Well done, Comstock.
Been here before and had a GREAT time. However this evening they were understaff and it showed.
A place to get a reservation and get gussied up for. Too loud to feel awkward, and wonderful ambiance.
We really enjoyed our Friday Free Lunch. It was a delicious butternut squash salad with arugula, bacon, marscapone and candied pecans. Cassidy was our server and she was very professional and kind.
Awesome staff. Very accommodating. Great atmosphere.
Had a 6:30 reservation in the dining room and weren't seated until 7:15. They made room for us in the bar but I would call this a service blunder. Food was good and service was good following that, but they could improve upon seating logistics.
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.
Had a great time with friends celebrating the bachelor party.
Good drinks & food, and high level service.
Interesting venue, delightful live music, authentic cocktails AND super excellent comfort-type food (roasted half-chicken, lamb w/ pappardelle). Service friendly and efficient. Limited vegetarian options.
The live music + cocktail combo was perfect for a mid week get-together! However, the food was quite average (and pricey for the quality) and service was slow. Would come back for the live music with drinks/bar snacks for not for dinner.
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.
This was a very negative experience. The food was AWFUL and it was EXPENSIVE!!!! And the waitress was bored. Threw $75 away for LUNCH???? And could not eat the food.
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!
From the first moment when I was greeted by name, then through our visit, the service was professional and friendly. Most importantly, the food was fabulous and the drinks first-rate
A classic causal while sophisticated experience. Brilliant food, creative cocktail menu, live music and attentive staff all working to make your experience spectacular. Worth a mention, the decor!
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!)
Love this spot! The food has been consistently impressive, exceeding our expectations for a fairly casual, night-time spot. The portions are fairly generous. The drinks are interesting. The music is wonderful, though at times way too loud -- we found conversation difficult on a couple of occasions. One other downside was that there are sometimes flies all around. We'll definitely be back again and again, but really hoping the flies stay away :P
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!