Homestead

4.8
915 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Homestead was founded by husband and wife team Fred and Elizabeth Sassen in 2013. The menu is driven by Fred and Elizabeth’s cooking-by-hand philosophy as the couple makes nearly everything in house, and the dishes are inspired by the couple's travel, nostalgia and California's amazing products. The dining room is rustic and intimate with an open kitchen running the length of the dining room, culminating in the wood burning hearth. The restaurant is inspired by Elizabeth's great grandparents who were homesteaders in Wyoming at the turn of the century. With hospitality and a daily changing menu the couple strives to offer an experience that is an extension of their home; a place to have a meal with a sense of family and community. Please note: We take a limited amount of online reservations. Please contact the restaurant for additional availability.
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The meal was $250 for 2 with an excellent bottle of wine including tax and gratuity. A great value given the quality of food and 4 course prix fixe menu.

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AlisaP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved every dish, and had a great recommendation for wine.

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vipVinTheFoodie
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's our first time visiting Homestead and it was our anniversary too. The food was outstanding, every dish was full of flavors and ingredients seemed fresh. From the quail to artichokes to asparagus to shrimp, all great. Due to CoVid we were seated in an alley outdoors and towards the end of our meal it started getting cold. They have heaters but they are not too effective. Nevertheless it was a great experience and we loved it. Also got cookies as a surprise on our anniversary. Will go back again.

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Fiddlereatin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Lovely attention to detail and warm service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely 4 course fixed price dinner. Very kind waiter, made everyone feel welcome. Very nice wine selection

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StaceyM
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Thank you for accommodating our needs as well!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

My experience at homestead was pleasant. The food was good. Each plate was the perfect portion for a three course meal. The artichoke salad was my least favorite and the pasta with quail egg was my most favorite. The staff was friendly enough. The outdoor dining experience was not the best; I think the tables could be wider, the heaters could be bigger and the chairs could be more comfortable. We also had some rosé wine that was served chilled and it was very good. Overall I think the experience could be better and the food didn't "wow" me but it was good none the less.

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vipJrst
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Homestead continues to serve outstanding food under difficult circumstances, all tables outside. However, even on a windy night the heaters kept everyone warm and the friendly service, the creative food made for a wonderful evening.
The dishes are interestingly plated, the choices adequate, and everything is very tasty.
Wonderful as usual.

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vipFrankF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We ate outdoors. It was cold and their heaters were not working well. Service was a little slow and the menu was fixed price. Food was good, but I think I will wait until we can eat indoors again. Not their fault, I should have figured that out.

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vipNicoR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We loved this place .

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vipGoodeater
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, emphasis on fresh and local. Good COVID precautions. Server was very nice and helpful.
Seating is outdoors so a little bit of street noise and exhaust, but, because it is Piedmont Avenue, not much.

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Elderish
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Front of house chatting up the men (only) to complain about his business, costs, regulations etc. kinda glad I was invisible, but still.

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GaryC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and were very comfortable with the spacing of the tables. We were celebrating our anniversary and it felt like a special meal and occasion. Everything was delicious and the presentation and service were lovely. We appreciated the gift of cookies in honor of the occasion.

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Buffy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful night out at Homestead. A delicious menu, friendly atmosphere and health protocols in place.

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vipCarolynS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best meal we’ve had in a long time! Good covid protocols and sicially distamced

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RoyA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prices seem higher - should add a dollar sign to the ratings

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LisainSFBay
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish nailed it, and we ate everything on the menu (not hard when it’s a highly curated 4-course menu, but still fun to “order the menu”). Beautiful ingredients, thoughtful presentation, and a good pace to service (not rushed, not annoyingly protracted).

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vipamyp
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! So wonderful to be back at Homestead. Every course met or exceeded expectations. Servers, team is welcoming, informed and create a great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and vibe!

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Josh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality homey meal. Service was friendly/inviting.

The first three courses were tasty with a full range of flavors from bright to roasty. Dessert seemed more like an after though - if it weren't for prix fixe, I would not have gotten the dessert.

Portions were spot on - we left more than satisfied.

Overall, a good date night out.

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Wyatt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service, bread was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, lovely ambiance. Perfect for a romantic date night.

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vipTimmy510
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner in the courtyard because indoor dining has not re-started yet. The food was inventive and delicious, and the service is top flight. Remains one of the best.

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Barna
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Not impressed. Flavors were lacking but the staff was nice. Wouldn’t recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We walked in and were greeted by the Covid Gestapo no smiles on anyone’s face that works there and spent $340 on dinner which was outrageous for a price fix during this time.. and a glass of house Chardonnay is $19 !

Can do better elsewhere for that kind of money. This ambience and decor was not good either.

Suggestion: Smile, greet people with warmth and reduce your prices...and you may have a chance in post Covid.

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Anony52
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food and service. The new outdoor heaters were a good addition.

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vipBerkeleyFoodlover
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So great to be able to enjoy dinner here again! The prix fixe menu is imaginative and beautifully executed; there's a choice at each course too. This place always feels like a labor of love -- one that's been fully realized. Can't wait to go back!

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vipJrst
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Homestead offers a relatively warm outdoor environment. Warm, friendly service, great wine cellar, outstanding interesting food, Fine dining in a casual environment, always enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best meal in a year !! What a wonderful menu , tasty and innovative . The fireplace grilled duck and Sea Trouts are exquisite. The setting is the best of all the outdoor eateries we had recently tried , in an alley with well placed heaters and away from the road noises . Definitely will go back again soon !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice ambience for outdoor dining and heaters work very well. Loved the food - a very special evening!

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nick
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Unique restaurant, great food, excellent service. Best spot in Oakland.

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dpatrice
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for date night. Was a little chilly outside even with the heat lamps but once they moved them closer, we were much more comfortable. Prix fixe menu was lovely. Small portions but filling by the end.

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Addison
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining set up! I went here this past weekend for a galentine's dinner and very much enjoyed the food and service. They now use the quaint alley way adjacent to the restaruant, but the area is blocked off to the sidewalk for some sense of privacy. The heating lamps were a nice touch, as it's still chilly at this time of year. They're good at following safety protocols, given the pandemic, and the food was still as delicious as pre-pandemic! They're only doing pre fixe menu, which was great - four courses, very satisfying. Our waitress was knowledgeable with offering appropriate wine pairings for our meal. And also, I love that they include gratuity with the pricing! I'll definitely be back soon :)

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HonestCarnivore
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quite good in terms of food and service, but a few of the dishes were not quite there for the price paid. I would have preferred a ala carte menu.

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DebaratiS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly spectacular restaurant and wine list that is making magic during COVID. Let's keep them running!

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vipfoodiemom
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. This is our third time dining at Homestead and it has been an enjoyable experience every time.

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vipMaritzaI
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is exceptional!

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vipCamielB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely socially-distanced meal in the side patio area of the restaurant. The staff was super friendly and the food was delicious. We particularly loved the outdoor space with heat lamps.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, the service was excellent.

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vipJrst
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fred and Sue are outstanding hosts and serve fantastic four course dinners, now of course outside, some inside. They are very friendly and welcoming, and the food is plated beautifully and very creatively offered. We always enjoy fine dining in a very casual and welcoming atmosphere. Outstanding...

FAQs

Homestead offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 420-6962.

Homestead is rated 4.8 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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