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About Dirty Habit

Edgy, bar-centric concept from former Fifth Floor culinary and bar team features outdoor dining tables, rare spirits list and an innovative cocktail & wine list.
The new bar-centric concept plays host to a vivid social scene and creative craft cocktail menu with an emphasis on rare brown spirits. In a prime location perched five floors above the streets of the developing high-tech start-up epicenter in SOMA, Dirty Habit serves as an intimate hideaway for locals seeking inventive offerings and a sociable dining atmosphere, both inside the restaurant and on the spacious, heated outdoor dining room .

12 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Daily
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 348-1555

Website:
http://dirtyhabitsf.com/

Catering:
Please contact 415 344-3328 with any catering questions.

Parking Details:
Yerba Buena Garage on Mission St. Between 4th & 5th Streets

Public Transit:
Powell Street BART Station

Executive Chef:
Thomas Weibull

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
It's not just the space... all touch points of the experience are special. Whatever the request, we're quick, nimble, and attentive so each custom event is worth repeating. Your guests will enjoy a true culinary experience every time.

From unexpected, locally inspired cocktails to thoughtfully presented food, and green-friendly standards, we're happy to perk up your event as usual.

Private Dining

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Dirty Habit Restaurant and Hotel Zelos offer multiple different private spaces to accommodate your next meeting or event. Our luxurious event spaces can accommodate groups of 10-100 guests.

Dirty Habit Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.5

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Good for a Date (18)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Romantic (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Tapas (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Outdoor patio is great. That being said. W arrived for a 9 PM reservation and they were not completely full. Waited 45 minutes to get drink order taken, and another 20 to get drinks delivered. After finishing our round of drinks we asked for the check. Another 20 minutes and nothing. Finally we got up to leave and asked for the check on the way out, only to be told by 2 people they weren't our server and couldn't help us. What a mess.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

I organized a happy hour and booked a table outside. Since I had friends coming and going, I was worried about the seating situation. The restaurant was absolutely amazing in accommodating my group. Good ambience and great service.

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·Dined on April 22, 2017

Average food and average service.. Nothing to write home about,

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The drinks, food, and service were horrible. I have not had a bad experience there until now. I informed the manager and she did not care. I willl not recommend this place again. It was embarrassing since my out if town friend was visiting.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Terrible service from start to finish: hostess was rude to my date when she arrived early and asked if the table might be ready, then failed to invite her to the bar for a drink while waiting; my date had acknowledged being early and is generally not critical of restaurant staff.

She already had a drink from the bar, my sparkling water took 10 minutes to arrive. This was the first chance we had to send back the cocktail that she didn't like; she was not alone, table next to us sent back cocktails and wine, then left before food because they were being so completely ignored.

Replacement glass of wine arrived 15min later after we had finished the apps. Back waiters deliver food quickly, but server didn't check back except when plates were cleared to get entree order.

Menus and drink lists were still in the table when the entrees came out. Drink we sent back was on the check, when I pointed this out there was no apology, like I had asked a favor. Total meal time (no dessert) = 2hrs. Total server smiles during service = 0.

Food was okay, not worth the hotel-restaurant prices - mostly the same things you will find on every SF restaurant menu these days (seasoned fries, little gem salad, shishito peppers, $20 burger, foie gras with toast and jam). Scallops were different and good, personal preference would have been for a slightly longer sear, artichokes were different and also good. Trout salad was fine.

Kudos to the kitchen for executing well and efficiently, and to the front of house support staff - both of these teams are clearly on-point, and they deserve to have a far better face put on their work than what I experienced.

IMO, there are countless better examples of a similar menu, better drinks, and identical ambiance within half a mile and for 25% less cost.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2017

This place is perfect for a romantic date. Food and drinks are fantastic

Tags: Great Beer, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I would have never found this place if it wasn't for a friend who had heard about it. Who wouldn't want to go to a Dirty Habit and talk about it the next day??? The cocktails are fantastic and unique - don't waste your time with the wine list, take advantage of their creations. Treat this restaurant like you would a tapas restaurant and share the plates - there are too many great things to try that really will meet all of your cravings. This place can get busy so book early to have conversation, later to be part of the buzz. If you want outside seating - it is not open so I recommend asking for it in your Open Table reservation. We were there and it was around 60 outside and it was fantastic with the heaters above ... just try not to sit right under them or else you will get warm.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Just terrible slow service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Great burger and perfect Kennebunk fries. Excellent fresh garlic ravioli. Very good and fast service. Cool environment reminiscent of a bourbon cave.

The table next to us was enjoying a shared cocktail (in a copper goose punch bowl!!) and they looked like they were having fun.

Downsides are the prices and teeny-tiny "large" beer 🍻

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The cocktails were exceptional. The patio is a great experience, however there were not enough waitstaff to properly service the area. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful, yet our drinks were empty more often than full. We watched many groups leave before even getting a drink or after having one round and waiting forever to get a second drink...they would finally give up. The food is good, the drinks are great. the space is nice...they just need more waitstaff on the patio to keep the drinks flowing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great place for drinks and small bites! Inside is pretty intimate but the deck looks like a good time!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The Food was very good. Pricey but good and we would go again for the food. The Drinks were good as well. The service is horrible. Not a friendly person on the crew except maybe the person filling our water. We ended up ordering several small dishes instead of main dishes and let the wait staff know. We started with a cheese plate, put down at the table with no direction of which cheese was what. The rest of the food came out in no special order and before we finished the cheese plate! Seemed like the place was empty until we went out back where everyone was sitting, we were not even offered the opportunity to sit there. So if you want to sit there make sure to put it on your res request. When the check was returned, no thank you, as we left the restaurant, 2 staff at the door and again no Thank you or even acknowledgement. We wanted to love this place and think it could be great with some upgrade of the personalities of the staff...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great cocktails and an interesting variety of tapas. Order the lamb tartare!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Cool vibe, hipster hangout

Had dinner with a friend and wanted to try this place out. It was Wednesday night and it was packed! The bar was so full I could barely get to the bar, but the bar tender was good and efficient. We sat outside which is the highlight of the place. Nice vibe, but the service was very unprofessional and apparently overwhelmed.
Nice selection of California cuisine 'tapas' style, with great cauliflower, good short rib dish and an ok crab dumpling. I would go back to grab a drink sit outside on a nice SF evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

I've been here a few times, but was really let down by my most recent visit. The patio is so pretty, but unfortunately was closed this time for a private party. The food and drinks are pretty good, though on the pricey side. Unfortunately the service this time was terrible. They were inattentive, slow, and rude. My boyfriend ordered a burger, and when it arrived asked for ketchup. They said "sure," but the ketchup didn't arrive. Nor did it arrive the second or third time we asked. On the 4th ask, the waitress said rudely, "We don't serve ketchup here, so we're going to have to go find some." It is a BURGER, people, and this is not the French Laundry. Get over your superior selves. But more importantly, if you choose not to serve ketchup (as is well within your rights as the business operators), be honest enough to say up front that it will take a few minutes, rather than acting exasperated when someone asks for the 4th time and 20 minutes later for the same damn thing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Mediocre good (except the fries!). Don't go hungry.
The cocktails are nice & the wine we had was spot on.
Don't stay past 11; the lights go on and that's that!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The 5 of us were sat at a table for 4 which was too small. The waitress was clearly new and nervous. We had to wait 15 mins to order drinks then another 20 mins for the wine to arrive. The waitress was shaking when she poured the wine and couldn't answer our menu questions. She was very slow and made no conversation. Very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

They were stacked up and told us how long we had to eat and vacate. We felt rushed, but at least they communicated. The servers were pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This was a great place for my birthday the other day!! I felt back cuz 16 of my friends were supposed to come so we book like 3 reservations but 8 ended up canceling same day :( the food and drinks were super delightful. I wish the waitress though informed us the time they stopped serving food. When we were in the elevator anther group was talking about how they got kicked out cuz of the closing time. Which I thought was weird since I was a server in the food industrie that we had to stay till they were fully finished. Even if they were talking for two hours more. Anyways, I loved the drinks and the oysters and muscles. I wil deff be back :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I've given the service a pass here before because the patio is lovely and the food was pretty good but the food wasn't great this time and the service seems to just get slower. The clientele is stunning though, so there is that.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2017

All the food and cocktails we tried were superb.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Love love love the outdoor dining here - the inside is quite noisy if you are looking for conversation time. They have excellent choices for small plates to share!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

I stumbled upon Dirty Habit while looking for a different place to take a client for dinner and drinks. The client is from San Francisco and hadn't known about it. He will definitely return, as will I. Outstanding experience!!! Highly recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the sharing of unusual foods.
We were in town for the Fancy Food Show and this was the perfect dinner to celebrate the successful show.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The servers were friendly. The hostess told us when we sat down though that in 3.5 hours another reservation would be taking our table. So that was weird and unfriendly feeling. Most (all but 2 when I went) of the items on the menu are small plate and range in what feels like an appropriate value for what you get. The food comes though at weird pacing because of this as it comes out when it's ready. We ordered everything at once and it wasn't really busy (Just a few others tables) and it took about an hour to get a burger with just about everything else coming out before then. So if you're thinking of cobbling together a protein and a vegetable to make a dinner plate it will work, just in time.

The cocktails are quite good, original and come out in a reasonable amount of time.

They mention a view on their website and I guess if you go into this one like private tasting room looking single table for large parties, there is a view over 4th St. but really you're in the middle of building and not the top floor. There were technically windows behind us but you just see the concrete of the building next door.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Really great food, everything we ate was wonderful. The place is very eclectic and cool, romantic and fun. We went for my boyfriends birthday and we enjoyed the food and ambience .

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2017

The first time I went here I was really impressed with the service and food. This time around poor service, food was poor although I ordered the exact items from my first visit. My first experience I sat at the bar and this time I reserved a table. I am not sure if that impacted the service revived.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Attractive bar and patio. Good location. Wine a little pricey.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montana)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Took my fire date to this moody restaurant on a Friday night. Entered the front BOOM! Dig the vibe. Ordered food and drink. I spilled an organic, local, zesty IPA all over my nice pants. Kept it cool. Bus staff helped me immediately , very cool. Everything is chill. Food was good. Didn't like one dish, they took it back didn't charge us. Very chill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Went here for NYE dinner. The food was phenomenal. It was quieter for a holiday, which was refreshing. They closed before midnight that night. The outdoor space was very classy, sexy, romantic with the glass fire place and calming water fountain balls. The food was very well done. Flavors were on point. The short rib dish will have you thinking about it for days. The lamb belly buns fantastic, unique flavor!!! Would recommend for a nice night out.

Tags: Scenic View, Tapas, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Service ok. Risotto was terrible. Lamb belly buns out of this world! Will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We opted to let waitress pretty much decide our cocktail, entree, and dessert choices.
Absolutely one of the best recent dining adventures.
Two Cuties in a Glass drinks were refreshing and unique, with tequila up front, Beef Short Ribs and Chicken Wings both were outstanding; very delicious and different sauces and glazes. The Ice Cream Sandwich was a perfect finish, and undoubtedly the tastiest homemade ice cream we ever had.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Really amazing atmosphere, unique menu and good drinks! Awesome rooftop and very cool decor. The octopus was the best I've ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2016

I booked a table for 6 and when we arrived our table was ready so we didn't have to wait at all. The restaurant wasn't packed but had a decent number of people. The menu sounded and looked delicious and we followed our waitress' recommendation on the number of dishes. The drinks were great and a good size (try the shared drinks that come in a generous punch bowl) however everything was downhill from there. The portions were small in comparison to otherplaces where you pay around $18-20 per tapas. While the dishes themselves were delicious, we were underwhelmed and shocked by the size. Our waitress was inattentive, service was extremely slow, and one of our orders (thick cut fries) was forgotten and then arrived cold 15 mins after we inquired about it (how can you mess that up?). We were forced to pay a 20% tip since we were a group of 6, but I would've paid much much less for this experience. Overall, delicious food, extremely small portions/overpriced for what it is, good drinks, and horrible service.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

I LOVE the ambiance at Dirty Habit and all the gorgeous light fixtures and decor! The food was great too. I ordered the chicken wings which had an incredible & unique flavor, and were perfectly crispy! So yummy!

My drink was imaginative and beautifully put together.

My boyfriend loved his meal as well and had a lovely birthday there :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2016

not really a restaurant but a bar with tables for noshing. menu features lots of share plates which can be served as an entrée such as the burger. food is fine, service is fine. I do like the interesting dessert - coconut pudding with sesame crackers, black tapioca pearls, and pears, with a hint of jasmine flavor.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2016

The food was ok, the lighting was a bit dark

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We chose this place because of some decent reviews, for our dinner while in SF. The handcrafted cocktails and excellent service are the only things that kept us from leaving immediately following the food that came out. We ordered a few plates and all were misses. Not misses by an inch, but by a mile. The overall composition, creativity, and taste were unfortunate. As we were leaving, another couple in the elevator was discussing the same disappointment in the food. Like I said- absolutely try the place for the bar, but plan to eat somewhere else. Cheers

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great atmosphere and great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Usual good bites and wine. Unfortunately patio was not available due to reserved party. If you want patio recommend checking first before making reservations

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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