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Huxley - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
80 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
25 seat, New American Comfort Food Restaurant in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Boutique Wines from top producers foreign and domestic, as well as, a fine craft beer list.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 2:30pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 800-8223

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Manfred Wrembel

  • Private party facilities

    We can accomodate 20-24 seated and roughly 30 for a standing cocktail receptions. PLease call us at 415 800 8223 or email kris@huxleysf.com

  • Private party contact

    kris@huxleysf.com: (415) 800-8223

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Hyde and Larkin

  • Parking details

    There is ample metered parking located around Huxley. Directly in front on Geary is a no parking zone between the hours of 4pm and 6pm Monday thru Friday, after 6pm all meters around the restaurant are free parking. If you prefer a parking garage there is an Ace Parking garage located at 644 Geary St. between Leavenworth & Jones.

  • Public transit

    We recommend taking either public transportation or Taxi/Uber. The 37 Geary bus drops off on the corner of Hyde & Geary just a few steps away from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad they are moving! Best burger in the city!
  2. LG

    LizG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The roasted garlic and the burger are so dang good.
  3. DF

    DanaF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, simple menu and decor, friendly service. Best fries anywhere!
  4. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was yummy and love the small place. They take pride in what they are serving
  5. b

    beusceus

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Little treasure of a restaurant. EVERYTHING we ordered was delicious and we are a picky bunch. Great service, too. Looking forward to next visit.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Burger is one of the best in the city by far ! Super cute place and great staff ! Will definitely go back ! Pimms too ! Especially on one of our hottest days !
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the burger
  8. MA

    MAKAI

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Possibly the best burger I've ever had. I've had a lot.
  9. N

    Notpickyjustcritical

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, with care and respect for their ingredients, warm environment in terms of ambiance and staff. It was a delight!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a nice experience here. Thanks for taking such good care of a single diner!
  11. H

    Hana

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Huxley is a cozy restaurant with a solid menu. Unfortunately, our table wasn't ready on time and we had to wait outside for 20 min. Thankfully, the delicious food made up for it - I would definitely recommend the steak tartare and the garlic toast.
  12. SN

    StevenN

    Inactiveville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! We have eaten here a few times. It's off people's radar but I think it is one of the best restaurants in SF.
  13. VR

    VictoriaR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attractive, small and intimate. The breads and sweet butter with coarse salt sprinkled on top were notably good. superb salad with a light bacon dressing was special, gnocchi with beautiful vegis and a carrot puree sauce more than satisfied my husband and the burger was ... also a cut above. They make their own buns using the pickling juice from houesmade pickles which are great too. Bun top sprinkled with mix of seeds, including onion seeds. Ample selection of beer (on tap or bottle) and wines made for a special meal. There are about 5 bar seats at the window -- good street watching. Huxley is Almost across the street from La Turca -- another one of SF interesting dining experiences.
  14. NS

    NancyS

    London

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit - great food, beautifully presented, great service - YUM - We'll be back! Little Gems, steak tartare, garlic bread, burger, gnocchi and mushrooms - hard to say which was the fav as we loved all of it.
  15. O

    Ozzy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very enjoyable meal from beginning to end. Great pre/post theatre meal.
  16. AL

    AmyL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here frequently, as we live a few blocks away, and I can honestly say everything on the menu is amazing. Plates are beautiful and satisfying. Ambiance is friendly and more casual than the quality of food would suggest, which is way more fun.
  17. JD

    JenniferD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I came here with my cousin before the musical. I recommend to make a reservation because the venue is small. The noise level can be pretty noisy when it gets busy because there was a time that it was difficult to hear my cousin. Food was great and the service was nice. I would like to go again with my husband.
  18. s

    sf84

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    After being seated and given menus, it was about 20 minutes before anyone came by to take our orders. The waiter was brusque and seemed distracted while taking our orders. This played out in the fact that, despite asking if we needed cream and sugar with coffee (which we didn't), they still came out, as well as side orders not appearing until well after our mains and with several reminders. We also waited nearly 20 minutes after finishing our meals to have the table cleared and to get the check. These issues were minor-- what made more of an impact on my friends and I was the lack of attention and seeming irritation of the waiter throughout our meal. We really enjoyed the food, but the experience was lacking and we will likely not return.
  19. SB

    SuseB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, super ambiance and a great wine list! I'll definitely be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fantastic. Always have a great time here.
  21. D

    Denny

    Vancouver

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great burger.
  22. O

    Okok2

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner. Special food great atmosphere. We are going back soon.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found it on the burger heat map. Worthy of the list. Great burger. Great service.
  24. s

    stepehenm

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    we came in sat down, no one came over to help us, after 15 minutes we got up and left.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was VERY accommodating... the food was DELICIOUS...recommended for all as a diamond in the rough...
  26. C

    Commadore

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very interesting vegetarian dishes. Brussel sprouts and Cauliflower dishes are excellent
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat here frequently as it's my go to for an amazing food and wine. I've often brought friends and it quickly rises to the top of their list. Several friends have even elected to bring their out of town guests to Huxley when they visit! This is great for Huxley but bad for me because I selfishly want to keep this gem to myself! Tip: Don't shy away from the counter seats -- it's a front row seat to watch the gifted chef create his art!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This place is tiny. Like TINY. Also, the hipster feeling is a liiiiitle overwhelming. The popcorn is not that good, guys. You may have interesting seasonings, but making it ahead just means stale popcorn. And you gave us a cup-saucer-worth of it. For $3. What the heck. The burger was great. But I would definitely only come in if I lived in the neighborhood and wanted a really nice burger for more money than you'd wanna pay.
  29. A

    Amazing

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and experience. They were flexible in our party size change a number of times which was really great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    For dinner in San Fransisco, this was pretty basic. Nothing wrong with it but nothing to go out of one's way for. The menu was limited and lacking in personality or innovation. The food was competently prepared. 'Nuf said.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Had a 7:00pm reservation and had to wait 30 minutes for our table. The host did throw some free popcorn ($3 value) at us but that didn't come close to making up for such a long wait especially when they sat other walk-in parties ahead of us. The food itself was decent to good but not worth the higher price point. Wouldn't recommend.
  32. CP

    ChristopherP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tiny (maybe 25 seats), friendly place with small but excellent menu and a nice ambience. We went there before a show at the SF Ballet. Cauliflower soup gets good reviews and did not disappoint. Companion had burger and fries, which was excellent. I went for pasta with clam sauce, also very good. Limited but good wines and nice "no-spirits" cocktails. Overall, a great find. We'll be back.
  33. BN

    BarryN

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a "date" dinner with my wife before a Willy Porter show at the Great American Music Hall... Cauliflower soup was the best I've ever had, burger was really good, porterhouse pork was excellent, and service was exceptional. $25 corkage a bit much--they said they'd waive the fee with a purchase of a bottle, but we weren't up for two bottles and didn't want to carry a partial bottle back to the car... It IS a bit of a sketchy area. We arrived about a half hour before they opened, definitely didn't want to wait on the sidewalk and were a bit concerned about the rowdiness of the two bars we walked past, but right across the street we found a great, cool little bar called Rum & Sugar--nice find for a pre-dinner cocktail!
  34. RK

    RKoo

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was the perfect lunch/brunch before a Saturday matinee show. We both had the (fabulous!) local smoked trout and poached egg on Jane's (nice sturdy) rye. I asked for my egg done "medium" and they aced it - white was done, and yolk was still very soft but not raw (my dining partner didn't specify, and thought the white was a bit underdone). My only complaint (a minor one, really) was that there was no decaf coffee. We'll be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing little gem!! I hesitate to write an amazing review as I want to save this one for myself! Love, love, love this place! Have been at least once a week since my first visit one month ago and have been amazed every time! He wine selection is excellent, local and unique. The cocktails are fresh, simple and perfectly complement the menu. The menu is amazing and everything I've tried has been strong enough to hold the title of signature dish. Who would think with such a extraordinary appetizer and entree menu they would make the best burger I've ever had!? Love this place!
  36. PD

    PeterD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in with a large party last Saturday for my birthday. They accommodated us having 2 extra people in a small space & made it work seamlessly. The service was quick & hospitable. And the food was absolutely delicious. I remember one of my friends who ordered the burger telling me "this has to be the best hamburger I've ever had in my life." All in all I don't think I could've picked a better place. Awesome experience. Much needed place in the neighborhood. I'll definitely be back!
  37. DH

    DrHubertG1998

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ideal atmosphere to meet friends, family or even conduct business. Staff are very engaging and responsive. Food is amazing and menu offers a contemporary perspective on traditional items. Great place to meet and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship!
  38. l

    laura

    San Francisco

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We thought the food was fantastic - the beet salad and cauliflower soup were amazing, as were the risotto and seafood pasta dishes. The panna cotta with fruit was also good - light and refreshing. Yes, it's a tiny restaurant, but still charming ambiance and good music piped in. Our only complaint was the very uncomfortable bench seating on one side of the table.
  39. T

    Terry

    San Francisco

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! 2nd visit and didn't disappoint.
  40. RD

    RobertD

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huxley is one of my favorite SF restaurants. Their burger is one of the best in town, and I've never been disappointed in anything else I've ordered. Wine list is very nice too, and service is very professional. I regret that their prices have gone up 15 to 20 percent in the past five months, though.

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Huxley - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hyde and Larkin

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 2:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is ample metered parking located around Huxley. Directly in front on Geary is a no parking zone between the hours of 4pm and 6pm Monday thru Friday, after 6pm all meters around the restaurant are free parking. If you prefer a parking garage there is an Ace Parking garage located at 644 Geary St. between Leavenworth & Jones.

  • Public transit

    We recommend taking either public transportation or Taxi/Uber. The 37 Geary bus drops off on the corner of Hyde & Geary just a few steps away from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Manfred Wrembel

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 800-8223

  • Private party facilities

    We can accomodate 20-24 seated and roughly 30 for a standing cocktail receptions. PLease call us at 415 800 8223 or email kris@huxleysf.com

  • Private party contact

    kris@huxleysf.com: (415) 800-8223

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