Credo

4.5
1667 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
At Credo, we believe that good food and good company go hand in hand. We believe in the time-honored tradition of the dinner table debate and the swirling mix of ideas that makes this country great. We believe simple things can be brilliant, like authentic, responsibly-sourced ingredients, attention to detail and gracious hospitality.

Credo's menu reflects a deep appreciation of Italian culinary traditions combined with Northern California sensibilities. Distilling robust and complex flavors from simple ingredients—including local produce, sustainable fish and imported Italian specialty items—and classic preparations, our selections are quintessentially Italian...with a distinct point of view.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 693-0360
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Larry Finn
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Catering
Off-site catering and delivery service is available for both lunch and dinner! Call us at 415.693.0360 for details!
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Cross street
Montgomery
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Parking details
After 7:00, street parking around the restaurant is ample. St. Mary's Garage is the closest 24 hour lot, and is just a block and a half from our door.
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Public transit
We are two blocks north of the Montgomery Street station - look for the Sutter/Sansome exit and walk north on Sansome two blocks. Turn left on Pine Street; we are on the north side of the street. MUNI 38, 8x, 30 & 45 bus lines all pass by or are within a block of us. The historic San Francisco cable car California line is also one block away.
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Special events & promotions
Credo offers both semi-private and private dining options with tailored menus by our executive chef.

Our private downstairs dining room offers a striking convergence of architecture, light and design that echoes the concept of the main dining room and can accommodate up to 50 seated guests. Our private event staff will help you with table configurations, menu development, A/V options and any other special requests. We work hard to ensure complete privacy for corporate meetings and social events.

For a smaller space closer to the action, try our spectacular chef’s table adjoining our open kitchen. This semi-private room features a large communal table for eight with an insider's view into Chef Taylor's bustling kitchen.

For information on events of 8-120 people, please contact Philip Spiegel (events@credosf.com) at (415) 857-3612.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Credo offers private dining options with tailored menus for every occasion.

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Sun 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:45PM

What 1667 People Are Saying
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TB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great, we had a friend with dietary restrictions and they bent over backward. From a wine recommendation to meals selections our server was bang on !!!

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B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not bad, but I wouldn’t repeat. Seated under a wall of Dick Cheney and George W Bush quotes about the Iraq war. It was the whole wall. I understand the sentiment, but Bush, Cheney, and the Iraq War are neither appetizing nor romantic.

Service wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great. They were slow and the waitress spent a lot of time chatting with the bartender when we were trying to get her attention. Not a big deal, but also not Great service.

Food wasn’t bad, I’d give it 7/10. I would maybe go back if it wasn’t so expensive, but I don’t think it was a good value.

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EG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service and hip ambiance. The food and drinks are OK.

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C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've long been fans of Credo. This time they outdid themselves, from the quality of service to the superb rack of lamb.

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c
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Only concern was the noise.

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AC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing! Best waiter...my mother in law booked to go back! Food was fantastic!

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BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu reads better than food actually is. Our first course appetizers were completely subpar.

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J
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Service was good.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The burrata with grilled stone fruit was AMAZING! So many wonderful flavors and textures. My trout was less impressive....sort of dry, lacking any sauce. Service was excellent.

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CA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Can’t rate the food too much because all we had were olives. However, the service was terrible. Bartender was so rude that even if I was starving I wouldn’t have ordered from him. He wouldn’t answer any questions about the menu without an attitude and when I asked for water he shouted “wait” right in my face.

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T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was superb, but I would not return for dinner because of the noise level. We were 4 women and we could barely hear each other.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers friendly, food delicious.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very friendly and food was great. Servings were appropriate, not overwhelming.

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SM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The service was nonexistent. The food, well, we had to pick up on the way home to make up for the inedible, and unpleasant, foods that made their way to our lonely table. Olive Garden or even Spazzo was leagues better. I dine regularly at Michelin and James Beard restaurants across the country. My Instagram is famous and reposted by the Michelin guide on social media. My expectations are not too high, this restaurant simply doesn’t come to par.

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HP
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met some old friends for dinner. Cocktails were fantastic. We all had pasta entrees including the zucchini "pasta". We all enjoyed what we ate and would return for sure. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was simple casual but upbeat and classic. We loved reading all the quotes on the walls which helped passed the time while waiting for our friends.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place for a post-work dinner, either business or personal. The pasta was good and all the ingredients seemed very fresh.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BLT is outstanding. Best one I've ever had. Great spot.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food we came to this place on chance found something on open table and were not disappointed at all great happy hour menu and great overall food will be coming back soon

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not fair writing a review here - I’ve been to Credo so many times at this point - but never as a date before. I’ve rarely ever had an experience close to as good as this time. Even early in the night and without drinks! Food, service, and decor are all worth writing home about.

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DD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a very creative menu with lots of interesting options, we loved two fish choices but looked like great and really interesting pasta, lamb and beef. We will plan to return next time in San Francisco to see what new dishes they have come up with. Open kitchen, by the way, fun to watch.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Credo for lunch with a group of coworkers! We had more people show up than expected and had only made reservations for 2, but the wait staff was able to accommodate our group of 6 at the last minute! Food was great. Would highly recommend the Burrata as a starter. Would happily come back again. :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by our waitress. Also enjoyed the bar while we waited on our table. Wasn’t too loud. Upscale ambiance without being pretentious. We both devoured our meals. Would recommend 9/10 for date night.

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KL
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

There was nothing wrong with our dinner, but I can't give it a better rating simply because I've had far more amazing food elsewhere. I think the burrata dish was a little underwhelming and lacked figs which is one of the ingredients highlighted in the description. Also, the bread is just too thick for this dish. The clam fettuccine was tasty, and we did enjoy that. Lastly, our dessert was the chocolate tart, which seemed to miss the mark. It was just a bit bland and boring. Our server was super sweet and the atmosphere was nice (we were there at 6 on a Saturday).

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Ignored us and then very slow. Poor service, but excellent food.

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MG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Only shortcoming was bartender ok but not great like all other aspects.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food & service. My halibut was amazing. Loud & bustling but still nice ambiance 👍🏼

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FW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The restaurant is so noisy that it was difficult hear anyone at our 4 person table. Too many hard surfaces that echo and amplify sound. I would not return to the restaurant unless the owner changes the sound conditions.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything about our meals was fresh and creative. We started with the Burrata and warm olives. The Burrata was fresh and would highly recommend. I had the Ricotta Gnocch which was tasty and full of flavor.

They are good for large groups with the basement seating which has the ambience of good sayings written over the wall.

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M
Columbus
48 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door we were struck by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff . At many restaurants the quality of vegan/vegetarian options isn’t as good as others but here every dish was of exceptional quality. Service was impeccable.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food, creative cocktails. Super fun evening, would definitely return.

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PV
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic. The bar scene makes the atmosphere a little chaotic and loud. Because the bar is situated in the middle of the restaurant it’s difficult.

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LF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked a reservation here because it was convenient for the person I was meeting for a business lunch. I ordered the arugula salad with roasted chicken. It was outstanding. The chicken was fresh, moist and perfectly cooked (the skin crunchy). My colleague had the salmon and said it was excellent. Noise level was a little loud but the tables for two were sized such that conversation was not too overwhelmed by the din. Service was excellent. I was seated immediately even though I was early for my 12:15pm res and my colleague hadn’t yet arrived. I love that! They weren’t at all bothered that we stayed at the table to continue our conversation as the restaurant thinned out of patrons. The only knock has nothing to do with Credo: parking at the garage around the corner cost more than my hour and a half lunch. My error, of course. Financial district offers few options for affordable parking. Next time, I’ll take BART. I recommend Credo highly.

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TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. I have been here on 3 different occasions. Food Great!! service awesome!
I love the both Theadora & Renata. I hope to come back very soon! Our Birthday gal!! Loved the place!!

Thanks again!!

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WB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went to Credo for a Saturday evening dinner with my son and his girlfriend. The hostess was very nice about getting us a table away from the door on a cool night. The bar service was slow while we waited. Dinner service was attentive and prompt. The food was good, but I expected slightly better for the price. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with any of out dinners, I just expected more flavor and more interesting plating. I would go back again knowing what I know.

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m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The hospitality and our sever were great. My food, on the other hand, fell short of expectations. The soup of the day (pureed vegetables & chicken stock) was enjoyable. The risotto du jour was more than toothsome. It was nearly crunchy and the fresh vegetables pieces were large, crunch and did not mesh with the rice. In contrast the gnocchi were a sad, flabby paste of potato with overly salted summer squash.
Again the service was wonderful and it was great to see friends, but the food was a disappointment.

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N
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is very good. We enjoyed the octopus starter, halibut and saffron linguini with clams.
Desserts outstanding: chocolate flourless cake and caramelized pineapple with sorbet and garnishes!

Service was smooth without being intrusive.

Readily accommodated some dietary restrictions without fuss.

Decor is industrial chic with amusing quotes on the walls in large graphic lettering.

Venue was not full, but VERY noisy without any large parties present. Imagine it would be boisterous with a full house, especially of larger groups.

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M
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Credo was excellent. The food quality and preparation was incredible. I had the halibut and my boss has the trout and each were delicious and unique in their own sauce so very moist with elements of crisp outer layer. We enjoyed wine and appetizers I recommend the burrata!

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KI
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Steak had too much seasoning on it, ruined a perfectly good piece of meat!

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JN
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Well prepared creative dishes. Very good service. Quiet enough for easy conversation. Pasta dishes and the halibut entree were delicious. A little pricey, but not unreasonable for San Francisco.

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GM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The pizza was second only to my sister-in-law’s and as close as we’ve found to what we loved in Italy. The Caesar salad was also first class and the affogato perfect! Our service was delightful, just the right speed, efficient and friendly. It’s very entertaining to read the quotes on the walls. We have already raved to friends and family.

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