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About Dirty Water Restaurant & Bar

Dirty Water Restaurant & Bar was built around the idea that people want to experience the best food and drink that life has to offer. Chef Glen Shwartz’s incredible menu highlights locally raised animals, the freshest seafood and the most delicious produce we can source. We have fifty-two of the best beers on earth all on draft. We have over 100 professionally selected wines from around the globe, all served by the glass. We serve an incredible array of the best cocktails and spirits available in San Francisco. We look forward to having you visit.

1355 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Late Night: Monday - Saturday 10:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
10th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 792-5101

Website:
http://www.dirtywatersf.com/

Parking Details:
Our building has plenty of parking after 5PM until we close. We are located at the street level of the Twitter building. The parking entrance is located on Jessie Street which is behind the Twitter Building. Take 10th street off of Market going south. Take a left on Jessie. The entrance will be to your left. The parking attendant will handle it from there. The rate is $5/hour or $2/hour on weekends.

Public Transit:
We are located between two MUNI stops. Depending where you are coming from you can either stop at the Civic Center Station (BART also arrives at this stop) or the Van Ness Station. We are less than two blocks from either station.

Executive Chef:
Glen Shwartz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dirty Water offers 52 rotating draft beers, over 100 wines by the glass and 100’s of rare fine spirits to choose from. Chef Glen Shwartz perfectly complements this offering with a world class menu, making us the ultimate adult beverage destination.

Dirty Water Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (11)
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Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Authentic (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was fine, service slow and unfriendly, ambience had no soul. Great location though .

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Dirty Water is ultimately let down by an experience that isn't worth the high price. The food is well-prepared and portioned and the menu varied and interesting. The list wines by the glass is quite extensive but ridiculously overpriced (most are $25-35 per glass). Our server was friendly but knew nothing about the wines (except to say there are 100 of them by the glass). Go here if you can expense the meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The restaurant was not that busy, but everything seemed to take a long time - especially the bottle of wine, which we thought was weird. On the other hand, the food was great and our gluten free eater had plenty of choices.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed the food a lot, there were a couple of spots where the server seemed to be missing, but the food made up for it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were going to Band Together featuring the RHCP's at Bill Graham. The location and reviews of Dirty Water were compelling and they had availability for the date and time we needed. Unfortunately the prices were very high and the portions extremely small. For example, we ordered the Deviled Egg appetizer and we received 1/2 of an egg (really?). We are big eaters and left hungry because of the show. We felt we had ordered plenty of food but based on portion size it didn't do the trick.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We came for a last minute dinner. The menu was very cool. No ordinary fare. We opted for the Axis Deer tartare and the Antelope version of the dirty burger (which I found out you can order even if not on the menu). They were both fantastic. Not sore where else you can have the “deer and antelope play” on the same menu. The beer selection was also awesome. Definitely back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great brunch, celebrating my graduation. The food and service was excellent. Big thank you to Jimmy and the staff. Thank you!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch before a show at the Orpheum. Food was excellent. Service was adequate. We were one of only 2 parties in the restaurant at 11am on a Sunday. We would go back to try the rest of the menu. Lots of good choices.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great bar scene to be sure and the service was enthusiastic (if not always attentive) but the food preparation was extremely uneven and left a strong sense of mediocrity.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food and a friendly waitress! Nice spot for pre-theatre dinning!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We’ve eaten here several times. The lentil salad was amazing but my halibut was just okay. The drinks and wine are excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I went into the restaurant hoping to be wowed but it fell short. First, the prices are ridiculous ($7for two rolls and butter?). But worse, the food doesn't measure up. It's one thing to pay a premium for quality food but this wasn't it. My halibut was overdone and dry. My husband's pork chop was so salty as to be nearly inedible. And as just one more reminder that this place is geared to the Twitter crowd that doesn't care about being gauged, note the itty-bitty print at the bottom of the menu informing you that an extra 5% will be tacked on to help pay for employee benefits. These surcharges (which are often 1.5 or 2% at other restaurants) are obscene at a place that already overcharges.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The place is pretty. I think that we were 1 of 2 parties in the restaurant. The agh in about in a potato nest sounded like a great idea

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

We had a great time, our table of 7 had great service. They got us out in perfect time to make our jazz concert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was actually my second time at the restaurant. The first was a dinner out with friends, this was dinner with a business associate. I cannot say anything but positive things about Dirty Water San Francisco, I love everything about this place. The ambience is energetic, the interior space is gorgeous, and the menu is creative, innovative, and delicious. The chef has created some signature dishes Including dear tartare, elk, and antelope. We hear that for lunch they even have an antelope burger.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went to the Dirty Water for lunch before a Sunday play at A.C.T. It was a great find in an area short on nice restaurants. We will be going back again.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Perfect place to go when attending a performance at The Orpheum or The Strand. Good food and excellent service at a reasonable price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We found the restaurant as we were looking for somewhere close to the Orpheum and haven't been impressed by some of the other options in the area, and were very happy with this choice. The drinks and food were so delicious, the menu had something for everyone, and the service was great. Really enjoyed our meal here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a terrific find this place was last night. I had planned to go elsewhere for dinner, and then passed by this place as it was preparing to begin dinner service. I decided to have a drink at the bar and peruse the menu, and immediately canceled my reservation at the other restaurant, and I'm so glad I did. The staff was fantastic, and the food spectacular. Although my dish, the saffron tagliatelle, did not have the razor clams (which I love) as noted on the menu, I still enjoyed it very much with the little neck clams. My dessert, the pumpkin cake, did not live up to the rest of the meal but I was already extremely satisfied at that point. I would definitely go again and would bring others to experience it as well.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here for dinner after a matinee at the theater. The new hostess was totally confused by the fact that we showed up 5 minutes before our reservation. After that the evening was spectacular! The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive but not over the top. He made excellent recommendations. The food was different and delicious. I never had antelope before! They did not rush us out and let us relax over coffee and dessert. All in all it was a delicious meal and an excellent evening. I will go back to this establishment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I went there to meet a friend for lunch. They have 52 beers on tap and the list is creative. The shrimp and grits was "the BOMB" There are some creative dishes made with various game animals. Both my friend and I thought the food was excellent and would like to come back for dinner (we looked at the dinner menu).

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I can't remember the last time I left a restaurant before the food came. Having lived in San Francisco for years I have NEVER been to a worse place. It was Saturday night and empty as in, not one person sitting at the tables. There were Halloween partiers at the bar but that was it and it was listed as a top SF RESTAURANT. Other tourists came in expecting the same and immediately left. We went ahead and ordered and wanted to make a few changes because of dietary restrictions but were told that "Chef allows no changes" in a restaurant that was completely empty at 8:00pm on Saturday night. Then I ordered a martini and once I drank it was told that it was $36!?!?!? Goodbye...didn't stay around for the food to come. There was a reason it was empty. We went to the Four Seasons for dinner - $14.00 martini and every change we wanted to the entree. I doubt this place will stay around.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I came to Dirty Water for a business lunch. Lunches are not as crowded as the "techies" tend to have it in-house, so it is a bit quieter and good for a business lunch. The server, Annie was fantastic. Great personality and very attentive. I tried the pulled wild boar sandwich. A nice twist on the traditional pulled pork. A bit spicy, but delicious. My colleague got the shrimp and grits. Another fantastic spicy dish. It is definitely on my go to list. In fact, I'll be there again next week...

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place for a beer or glas of wine with friends. Would not recommend for dinner, too loud music.

Tags: Great Beer, Live Music, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We came here before the SF Symphony. Was the perfect spot. Great food, great service, very pleased.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 29, 2017

A little hard to find. Unusual tastes and rare entrees. Will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Good food but the noise level in the bar and restaurant spoil an otherwise pleasant meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We chose this restaurant for a pre-theater dinner, and had a 6:15 reservation. After being seated on time we ordered appetizers (soup) and entrees. The appetizers were fairly timely, it took 30 minutes after the appetizers were cleared for the entrees to be delivered and we were left with no time to consider dessert, with the restaurant less than half full. The pork chop was perfectly cooked, but the sauce was extremely salty, overpowering the dish. The halibut and Elk were good. Great selection of draft beers and wines. Good sized portions and the food was tasty, but it was very expensive - over $300 for 4 people with 4 soups, 4 entrees, 4 beers. Nice atmosphere and friendlt staff, but we will not return.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Hard to find but worth the effort. They need sign on Market

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food and service was wonderful. Restaurant is pretty noisy and that made it a little harder to hear each other.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our first time here prior to show at the Orpheum. We had wine in the lounge prior to dinner and enjoyed the comfortable leather couch. The interior is fun, the service nice and the food was great. The only minor complaint was that our table was next to the 'window' as the restaurant is inside another building and the bright lights from the adjacent hallway were a bit annoying. Would definitely go there again pre-show.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

While the restaurant is located in the very fun marketplace in the Twitter Building and the restaurant itself was impressive our dining experience was not. The drinks were good and promptly offered but then the waiter asked if we wanted to order quickly to get our order in before a larger party seated at the same time so we "wouldn't have to wait for our food" . We were the only 2 tables seated at that time. We were puzzled by this request and declined. When our food did arrive the 2 omelets ordered were cold. We asked to have them reheated and they came back still cold. My dish, shrimp with grits ( the waiter said it was 3 or 4 shrimp - it was 2) was really spicy. The menu did not mention that nor did the waiter. It was almost too hot/spicy to eat. And I like spicy. My friend asked for pickles with her burger and got sweet pickles. With a burger?? Really!! And it was $$$$. Most entrees were $20. We expected more for those prices. Next time we'll eat at the food courts outside.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

A comfortable dinner. Relaxed, no rush meal. Delicious and well-presented meal.
Very helpful and attentive staff.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nothing special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to Dirty Water before an 8:00 show at the Orpheum. Our reservation was at 6:30 and it worked out nicely. They were careful to ask us if we were trying to make a show. Our waiter was wonderful, very attentive, friendly and professional. He wanted to make sure we were happy.
The trout was awesome as was the guinea hen. The mushroom and kale bread putting was so good it should be illegal.
All in all a great experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Was looking for a convenient pre-matinee lunch, was pleasantly surprised by our experience. Good food, (the corn soup was outstanding) lovely service and incredibly convenient to the Orpheum.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great place to get food and drinks before heading to the Orpheum

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Service was great but the food was very average... disappointing for the price. The brussels were great but the deviled egg was very average as well as the burrata. Our waiter was fantastic but I would recommend going somewhere else if you want a nice dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We booked a table at Dirty Water on a whim and I'm SO glad we did! Each appetizer is packed with the perfect balance of flavor - I highly recommend ordering as many of these as you'd like and eating your meal tapas style. The service was also some of the best I've ever had in San Francisco.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We chose to sit at the bar. The seats are not too comfortable, but the hooks under the bar were nice and deep to hold bags and coats. The restaurant did not seem very full, but the bartender was VERY flustered and overwhelmed. My cocktail was not balanced but he was very nice about either doctoring it or getting me something else. It improved, but was still not great. There was someone sitting a few stools away who was on his cell phone on a call the entire time--not specifically the restaurant's fault, but it's not McDonalds--tell the customer to take the call outside, it's rude. The acoustics are bad, as it is a very high-ceilinged space and a little noise amplifies. The food was good and fairly priced for where we were. I hoped for much better cocktails, considering the extensive liquor selection and the bowtie/suspender (clip on, but still)-wearing bartender. A LOT of staff behind the bar, but only 1 bartender seemed to be working. The barbacks were retrieving bottles on the ladder, washing glass- and barware, and keeping busy.

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