I brought a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday - 5 arrived on time and the birthday guest was late. Everyone enjoyed great American comfort food and I do mean great comfort food. We had pork, chicken, lamb, and great sides. There is something for everyone, generous portions and the price value makes me want to eat hear at least 3 times a week. While you are waiting please have a cocktail at the Lone Palm and come to Hoffman's for great food, wine and beer. We all loved it.
Good value, nice portions.
It was rainy night, so it was kinda of quiet, but that meant we got really good service. The food was solid. There were two of us. We shared everything. Cauliflower appetizer was superb. Sausage and eggplant appetizer was good. We shared a whole roasted chicken that was very, very good. And nice to take home leftovers. I'll most likely be back!
I had the 1/2 rotisserie chicken -it was very good -tasted like real chicken- no fat. also noise level was good - finally a place where one can talk
Tasty standards like the house made pretzel bun burger, lots of house made touches and specials. On this visit lobster halibut cakes!
It was pouring rain when we arrived for our 6:30 pm Friday night reservation. The place was still relatively quiet and empty. We were sat in the big picture window in the dining room looking out on the street and Christmas decorations on neighboring buildings. It was dark and rainy outside, but so cozy inside with little lights and the yummy smells from the rotisserie. Our waiter came over and recommended some very delicious sounding appetizers, and then brought wine. It was a perfect evening full of fun and good food. Followed by scrumptious desserts. Even going back out into the rain after dinner was ok. We will definitely go back.
The food was thoughtfully and well prepared and presented. The grilled items are especially a good choice for future diners and I think their specialty.
The service was excellent and our wait person was friendly and considerate.
Parking for non walkers can be challenging but the nearby lot at Bartlett is convenient and just a short walk.
Reviews were so great yet the 3 of us were disappointed. Our meat dishes (ham and beef brisket) were not just dry, they were crunchy (and not yummy char broiled kind of crunchy.) And it's hard to ruin ham in my opinion. Service was fine but very slow. Turned out ok for us because we wanted to linger and catch up - the room was quiet and simple and nice. but... the food... Wanted to love it so much but sadly won't ever return.
What a gem! Delicious food, generous portions, terrific service. The steak was one of the best we've ever had, and both the pork and chicken dishes did not disappoint. We will definitely be coming back on a regular basis, very welcoming restaurant.
We went around 930 PM, the restaurant was winding down in terms of customers. Meant that it was quiet, service was spot-on, quite enjoyable. We split the pate appetizer between the two of us, served with some toasted bread seasoned with olive oil and sea salt - a great combo (although I did end up with heartburn in the wee hours of the morning, but that is always the case when I do rich, creamy pate. I should have countered with an antacid.) I then had the burger, my partner had the short ribs. Both were very well prepared. We will definitely be heading back, with the kid in tow.
This was our first meal at Hoffman's. I started with the roasted cauliflower (a side dish), then had the grilled Ahi tuna special as my main. Both were really flavorful, nicely sized, and perfectly cooked. My wife started with the kale Caesar salad, then had the clam chowder. The chowder is listed as a starter but it was in a full-sized bowl and made a nice entree. I snuck a bite of each and they were delicious. The wines we had were lovely and the service was great. I'm sure we'll be back.
Enjoyed all courses that were ample and a good value. Wine list was superbly matched but the best part was the excellent service. Very comfortable, casual dining room---will be back again and again!
A great place. We had 4 people. The service was excellent, the kale ceasar was great; the brisket was the best I ever had and everything was served timely. You have to ask for bread and we forgot to ask, so that was a disappointment because the bread looked delicious. But, for the price, they served enough food and we enjoyed everything.
I made my reservations for Thursday at 6pm, but on my reminder for open table it had it on the system as Friday at 6 pm. This was also what they had at the restaurant. When I opened the email link it showed my Thursday time at 6 pm.
There is a problem with your site. We over heard another party who reservations wa also not found in system. Lucky they had overflow seating but it was outside the dining room. Food was fine but we didn't seem to get the attention experienced on previous visit possibility due to where we where seated.
Great place to get hearty meals that are locally produced and will certainly leave you with a full stomach. I'd recommend the beef burger and the filleted trout lying on the bed of salad.
We enjoyed the kale salad. Clam chowder was much better than most you get. Though the rotisserie chicken had a perfect golden skin, it was a tad dry. The potatoes that came with it were delicious. Service is friendly & efficient. This is a great neighborhood cafe.
Food quality isn't particularly great. Service is good though.
Yes, it was nice good. The pork belly was 10% meat & 90% fat though I'm told it's suppose to be like that. Chicken a bit on the dry side so about the same quality as made at home.
Very laid-back, no-fuss atmosphere with delicious, well-executed food. Home-cooked meals elevated to restaurant level. Highly recommended
since dining there the time before, they've added a rotisserie for chicken and the chicken does look good. Server was a bit disingenuous when he asked whether we wanted water - still or sparkling - i assumed that both were house-provided, but then he brought an open bottle of pellegrino, for which there was a hefty charge. the menu has been cut back since the last time - the burgers and vegetables were good - but not good enough for another visit. wait staff seemed to be understaffed, as service was slow. television was on loud and detracted from the meal. an adequate restaurant, but with the large number in the area, probably not a restaurant i'll frequent again.
This is my new favorite place. The food is fantastic and really reasonably priced. We had the burger, which was the best I've had in the city! The Pork Flat Iron was so delicious! Also, the Lamb Meatballs! The bread, which I was told is made daily, is incredible. I had the cheesecake for desert. It was topped with a blueberry compote. Yum! I'll be back for sure!
Made a reservation for 2 at 915 and the waiter still made us wait when there clearly was an open table available. Waited 10 minutes to finally be sat at the table which was open when we originally got there. WASTE OF TIME.
Food was okay at best. We ordered the mussels-SUPER SMALL, the chicken wings-OVER RATED, DRY, CAME OUT TOO HOT TO EVEN TOUCH, roasted cauliflower-SOUR, and the pork chops-ONLY GAVE US TWO SMALL PIECES, NOT WORTH THE PRICE.
Service was okay as well. The waiter/waitress? Who sat us had really stinky breath and did not know what she was doing. Our server who brought us food was very nice though.
Experience was okay. DOES NOT LIVE UP TO THE HYPE. I WOULD NOT COME BACK
I was excited to visit here after reading all the positive reviews. Our experience was entirely mediocre. It broke down this way:
Service - good.
Ambiance - good
Food - fair
Here's what we ate:
grilled romaine salad - my wife liked it, I thought it was like every similar salad I was offered about a decade ago when grilling lettuce was in vogue, i.e. a waste of perfectly good lettuce
spaetzle - sounded much better than it tasted
pork belly main - creative, well-executed, and very good
panisse - disappointing
house pinot - good
All-in-all, while we did not hate the meal we had, and really liked parts of it, neither of us is anxious to return. However, I can well understand why others would be more enthusiastic.
Delicious seasonal food, amazing rotisserie meats, comfortable low-key neighborhood vibe
I was really expecting a great time when I read some of the reviews online. I had to ask for a server after waiting over 10 minutes with nothing but menus. Once the server approached us, she never apologized for the long wait. I don't think I'll be going back.
Honest straightforward food
The food was really outstanding, so glad to have a new neighborhood go to place off the heavily traveled Valencia Street!
After my second visit, this is my new favorite restaurant. The addition of Dan Wagner is a definite plus !!!!!
I brought a group of friends for dinner before theatre on Valencia. We all loved the burgers and rotisserie chicken. Nice, cozy atmosphere. Enjoyed the music which wasn't too loud. It's a great find. I'll be recommending to my friends who want good food, modest prices, nice atmosphere, easy access to transit. Good service.
Everything was great except my husband's burger. He likes it well done, but because the burger was a hybrid burger-meat ball shape, it was med rare in the middle. Loved the pork dish - yum! Nice salads. Exceptionally good service.
If you have people who need just standard, easy dining, take them here. Menu is good for kids, picky eaters and there's nothing that is complicated. It's a pleasant change to too many over complex menus. Easy to choose, tasty to eat. My only issue is that it'd be good to get a draught lager... didn't seem to be much choice on the menu of bottled beers.
Really enjoyed our meal here. It was nice and quiet - so perfect for our group of 5.
The service was great and the food was outstanding -- we had the special; tri tip with a marvelous twice baked potato and broccolini. I will come back for sure. Great find.
Weds night, 7:30 res, not busy (2 4 tops, several deuces), adequate floor staff (2 wait, host, maybe bartender). Bit of wait for initial drink order, then more waiting for the drinks - 2 half liters of tap wine.
Simple dinner order: 1 hamburger, medium, & my wife decides on Lamb Meatballs and Cauliflower side for a light dinner. Bit of a wait for the food and we had to ask for bread. The burger was small and well done on a large, over toasted bun - not a good bun to meat ratio. The grilled onions were mostly blackened onions and not in a good way. The first aroma I smelled when served was 'burned'. I swapped the fries for Brussel Sprouts that were supposed to be cooked with bacon though I couldn't detect any. The pickled vegetables were a nice condiment with the mayo and ketchup sides. Mustard would have been nice.
The Lamb Meatballs were well done and nicely presented - reminiscent of the Turkish place across the street. The cauliflower side was delivered later and was flavorful and perfectly gratineed.
We were seated in the back by the bread station. I sort of appreciate young tushes occasionally whisking by my face as I get older but not so much my wife. It did make it easy to get more dipping oil for the bread though.
There was nothing about the experience that would compel a return visit. They weren't busy but the service was - distracted - and the food OK but not great.
The food and service were great. But the best part about this restaurant is it's calm atmosphere. You can actually hold a conversation with your friends!
Group of 6 of us went here for NYE dinner. We got mussels and the chicken confit wings to start - both were amazing! The bread was also top notch. I got the duck rotisserie special, which was outstanding. The burger and steaks were also good. The other two people in our group got the scallops - some were slightly undercooked but overall they were very delicious, just a smaller portion than the other stuff.
Last time I was here the service was slow but this time they were attentive, quick, nice, full of recommendations, and all around great.
My chicken was to die for, the egg nog creme brulee was stunning, and the mussels might have been the best ones I have ever had.
The location is an easy 10 minute walk from 24th BART station. We sat in a window nook, that gave a great view of the neighborhood passing us as we ate. I had the pasta special with squash and it was absolutely wonderful. I'll go again and order it immediately, if it is still the pasta special. A companion had the half-chicken (rotisserie style) and thoroughly enjoyed it. One other companion had the pork and enjoyed it as well. All of us said we'd return again, perhaps to try something else or simply (in my case) to repeat what we ate. The price was reasonable, a bit over $25 per person: dinner, one glass of wine, taxes included but prior to tip. Service was a bit slow but the chef provided us with dessert, "on the house", for the delay. That was a nice gesture. All in all, we were pleased that we tried Hoffman's and we'll return.
First time at Hoffman Grill after they changed ownership. Some of the menu items and wait staff are the same. Food was very good, and the portions are good for the price. Definitely try the steak and the cioppino. I would definitely go back.
We were visiting SF from the Midwest, and it was a daunting task to select a restaurant with so many good options available. We lucked into Company. Great ambience, mussels, limited but outstanding menu. Will definitely return.