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408 reviews
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$30 and under
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Flavor is a restaurant that offers Californian and coastal comfort food. Stop by on the weekend for a brunch of Benedicts, two-egg scrambles, waffles, French toast or fried chicken. Dinner menu items start with appetizers such as the seafood chowder bowl, smoked salmon crostini, creamy burrata or pulled pork sliders. Entrées include a chicken pot pie made with organic chicken, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and peas in an herbed chicken gravy topped with a puff pastry lid. Flavor also offers several types of pizza with toppings such as pepperoni, mushroom, thyme, roasted garlic and basil.

Several seafood entrées are also available at Flavor such as the classic warm tuna melt, beer-battered fish and fries, seafood jambalaya and Dungeness crab cakes. For vegetarians, dishes include the roasted butternut squash ravioli, basil pesto linguini and the vegetarian jambalaya.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Californian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Flavor's permanent closure, effective November 3, 2016.

For the past five years, the Flavor team has enjoyed serving you, welcoming you into our extended home. Thank you for your patronage and loyal support. We couldn't have done this without you.

Francisco & Devin
Co-Owners of Flavor
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Phone number
(650) 726-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Santiago Flores and David Nic-Guitterez
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Private party facilities
2 Floor Venue
90 downstairs
100 upstairs
50 Seat Patio
Available for full book out events
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Private party contact
Francisco Sanchez / Shannon Wilson: (650) 726-8000
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GirlsOuting (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Great for brunch/breakfast, get the waffles! So yummy.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Arrived with a reservation just before the agreed upon time. Had to wait about 10-12 minutes. Arrived up stairs and was provided with an ok table in a half full upper dining area. Wait staff arrived to check on us and forgot to mention anything about the specials (had to ask during his return trip). Menu was pretty limited - a number of dishes were just a variation of another and one fresh fish choice. Cost was just at $100 with no top end dinner choices or appetizers and one mixed drink.

We eat in the area a couple of times every three months or so. Don't know if they will get a second shot.

local (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

We all enjoyed our dinner at Flavor very, very much. The entrees were to die for--true comfort food, in large quantities, and beautifully flavored. The chicken and the seafood pot pies were fantabulous--light flaky crust, well seasoned gravy in the pie--nothing too heavy or starchy--with filling of veggies and meat/fish cooked perfectly. The ribeye and a fish special were also excellent. Flavor had a friendly sportsbar atmosphere with great views of Princeton Harbor and a Warriors game playing. Tables were spread out enough that the hearing challenged among us could still enjoy our conversation amid the cheering.
The desserts were okay, but seemed a little dull after the phenomenal entrees. We will definitely return. just for those delectable entrees!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Food was expensive for what it was, but good. Good service and pretty location, but food was a little overpriced for comfort food.

vipMaynard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

For a seafood dinner that is fresh, tasty and MUCH more than you can hope to finish, "Taste" can't be beat. We had 2 good craft beers, homemade focaccia bread with Balsamic and wonderful olive oil and sautéed spinach with garlic. There are wonderful views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and, in the other direction, green, verdant hills.
For a great meal and a very pleasant experience, try "Taste".

vipCassiopiea (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Three times in a row now, the service has been incredibly slow.

vippenaltyKill (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2016

the service was very good but the food was not so much. I ordered the short ribs which were good but the polenta it was displayed on was flavorless and the seafood chowder was luke warm and in need of salt and pepper. I will give high marks to our wait person, she was attentive and delightful, also high marks for the oceano martini, delicious but you want to have a designated driver because they are generous with the alcohol as well.

vipFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2016

This restaurant has great views to Princeton Harbor. The seafood pot pie is delicious as is the Calamari. Best to go NOT on a weekend for lower noise level and a table by the window.

vipNordicsLtd (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Outstanding dinner experience. Food and staff are fabulous.

GoDucks (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

Looks like a chain from the outside, but once inside, you'll be surprised! good menu, value, etc. Good portion size, quality, etc,

vipSFCouple (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

Food is excellent. Nice view from dining area. Service was very slow to start but they apologized and make up for it later.

vipOpenTableDining55 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

We went for dinner the weekend after Christmas, and perhaps they were short staffed, but service was a bit slow to start. However, our server was very pleasant. I wish they would serve a larger closed container of hot water for tea as I had to keep asking for refill of hot water for my tea. All in all, it's a great place with excellent food. We will definitely revisit and bring family/guests.

vipAloha (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

good selection of breakfast item, flexible service personnel fulfills special needs with care and friendliness.

Spotty (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

The waitress forgot my drink & vegetable order. The mashed potatoes were lukewarm.

Katherine (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2015

Flavor delivered with great service, a perfect table with a view and "Flavor"ful food.

viptimetodine (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

Three stars for the service...Waiter friendly but just not on the ball. Cocktails took forever and the waiter and bartender spent to much time talking .The service was mediocre, wine was ordered way before entree but arrived halfway through the meal. Was not given a steak knife for my steak. On the plus side, portions good size and flavorful. Seafood Jumbalaya was spicy and plentiful but soupy, and very little rice. The brussel sprouts and the cabbage and bacon were delicious. The desserts, blueberry cheesecake and the lemon tart were just the right size and full of flavor and fresh tasting.

vipNordicsLtd (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

Outstanding atmosphere and delicious food. We tried the coconut butternut squash as a appetizer, it was awesome. And everything else kept getting better.

Suzenschoice (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2015

Enjoyed a really good rib steak while my companion enjoyed short ribs. Loved the garlic mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Comfort food for sure, The service was great, and the view of the bey was lovely. Portions are very generous.

Mosaic (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2015

We were in Half Moon Bay for our anniversary. Flavor was next to our hotel, and we wanted an affordable nice dinner to end our weekend. It bills itself as serving "comfort food" so we were intrigued. It was a delightful time. I order the chicken pot pie which was huge and delicious. My wife had half a chicken. Our waitress, Denise, gave a great suggestion from their wine list. All in all, great food, great service and affordable. Loved it.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 1, 2015

We found that the food lacked flavor and was greasy. Location was nice but for us it did not seem it would be worth coming again.

TomB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

He kept checking with us to make sure we had whatever we needed. Good service, and great food every time we go. Have been to the restaurant 4 times in the last 2 months and it has been great every time. Enjoyed the good food and great service. Will visit again.

Adam (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Great food and epic portions! The short rib was amazing. So tender. Very well flavored. Same for the skirt steak - perfectly done. Service leaves A LOT to be desired. That being said, if you're in the area, it's worth the trip, just be prepared to be patient

vipdvnone (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

This is a great place to bring out of town guests. The drive out to the coast is beautiful and the restaurant is located right across from the beach. The burgers (beef & veg) and garlic fries are delicious, the drinks are tasty, but the chicken parmigiana was dry. Service was wonderful.

vipFoodJunkie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Very disappointed. Everything was a problem, from service to food (mussels were so small I question whether they were legally caught). Had a number of very good meals there over the last 9 months, but this was very poor and we brought friends, so it was doubly disappointing

thegoodstuff (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

The amount of food served at this place was definitely too much (we left half of each plate untouched) and the quality not that good. I'm sure a lot of it goes to waste, so you end up with an overpriced meal that doesn't taste anything special.
I would have been happy paying the same for half the food if they make up with better quality meals. It's not an elevated comfort food place, it's more of an elevated Olive Garden (in ambience and decor, food probably as bad).

TomVS (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Once again great dinner!! We had a party of 8 and everyone loved it!!

vipHollmark (Tallahassee)
2.0  Dined on October 5, 2015

Food was not that great , more like fast food service , decor was nice inside, our waiter was fantastic very friendly and knowledgeable , he was the best part of the night !

Donuts (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2015

I met a friend for dinner and since we don't see each other very often we look for places with good food, good service and not crowded or noisy since it's a rare opportunity for catching up with each other. Flavor exceeded our expectations; the food was great, was served piping hot and the prices were reasonable. There was no loud music blaring so we were able to visit without having to yell at each other.
Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of our server, but he was attentive without being intrusive, friendly and contributed to a wonderful evening.

Mike (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

Excellent ambiance, good food, good service. They mislabeled doggie bags so take a look inside.

GalFieri7 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Due to all the terrible traffic on the Coast yesterday, we decided to celebrate my husband's birthday at a local business. Our tall, bald, dark bearded waiter (Eric) was horrible. He had a terrible personality. He
never explained the Specials to us (like he did to all the other tables around us), he never engaged in conversation with us and he never checked on us through out the dinner. The busboys (there were 4 in his section) were ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! They did ALL of the work that Eric should have done. If I had cash in my pocket, I would have handed it all out to the busboys. Period. As for the food.... the steaks were just OK (we've had much better) and the mashed potatoes had WAY too much garlic (we seriously could not taste the actual potatoes due to the over powering garlic taste). As Coastside Locals, we were very disappointed. We will tell others of our poor experience at Flavor. We won't be back.