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About Permanently Closed - Indigo

This restaurant is permanently closed. Indigo offers an exciting California - New American menu featuring the best quality local and seasonal ingredients. Their Ten-Time Wine Spectator Award wine list offers many value oriented wines as well as hard to find gems. The setting is warm, comfortable and elegant.

687 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, and also open most Sundays when there is a performance in the neighborhood.

Cross Street:
Gough St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 673-9353

Website:
http://indigorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Satellite Radio with 100 stations

Catering:
We offer various party platters in addition to our a la carte menu

Parking Details:
There is Street Parking on McAllister St. between Gough and Franklin, also the Performing Arts Garage at 360 Grove St.

Public Transit:
BART Civic Center Station, MUNI Bus #5

Executive Chef:
Michael Whang

Private Party Facilities:
We offer many options for private dining and receptions. Our Private Dining Room holds 14, or Wine Cellar Table holds 8, our Restaurant holds up to 80 and our Crimson Lounge is perfect for cocktail parties for 20-100 people.

Private Party Contact:
Michael 415-673-9353: (415) 673-9353

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact us for more information about hosting a special event or party at Indigo Restaurant or Crimson Lounge

Indigo - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (2952)
Fit for Foodies (2270)
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Notable Wine List (1207)
Romantic (999)
Good for Groups (697)
Late-night Find (202)
Hot Spot (195)
Vibrant Bar Scene (123)
Pre/post Theatre (83)
Kid-friendly (76)
Great for Lunch (53)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Great for Brunch (19)
Outstanding Value (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Casual (18)
Cozy (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Healthy (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Business Meals (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

are you kidding me?? open table cancelled my reservation, left message at indigo, and no answer and no info until one day before with answering machine saying restaurant closed and "sorry for the inconvenience." you really need a better web master ! ! ! !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Imagine our surprise when we arrived to the restaurant at 6:30 to find it dark and locked up. Deserted. As in closed without warning. Too bad. We enjoyed this place and had dined there many times over the years. If there was confusion about a vacation or some other issue we weren't told about, it won't matter.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We were warned by Open Table at Indigo had canceled it's subscription and that Open Table couldn't guarantee our reservation. I phoned Indigo and left a message requesting a phone call back. When we got to the restaurant, it was obvious that it had recently closed -- there was still linen and tableware on the tables -- but no sign on the door. I was impressed that Indigo had the presence of mind to cancel it's Open Table subscription and thus save itself money. I was much less impressed that the message from OpenTable couldn't explain that the restaurant has closed and I couldn't believe that Indigo couldn't change it's outgoing phone message to reflect that fact. Or, to have the decency to return my phone call.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Wir waren mit einem Groupon Gutschein im Restaurant. Am Anfang war der Service noch gut. Das Essen hat sehr gut geschmeckt. Auch der Schoko-Kuchen Desert ist sehr zu empfehlen. Leider hat sich am Schluss niemand mehr um uns gekümmert. Wir mussten 25 Minuten warten bis wir zahlen konnten.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Indigo is sometimes a forgotten treasure but each time I go I wonder why I don't go more often. The food is sublime especially the Salmon and sole. And they divided our shared meal without us having to ask. The decor includes a plaster cast the entire length of the room that is beautiful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

A fine place to dine before the theater/symphony/opera/ballet. Nothing special, but nothing objectionable either.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Excellent food andQuick service in theatre district

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I took my friend here for her birthday. Food was delicious. Tomato soup, pork loin, and blueberry almond dessert were all so delicious. We cleaned out our plates! Waitstaff were accommodating and friendly. They checked up on us at good intervals to make sure we were good. The restaurant was busy when we got in at 7pm, but were seated right away. I would recommend Indigo to friends who are looking for good food in the area.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Struggled with service. Pre theater rush seemed under staffed and overstressed. food was good once it arrived. made it to the theater on time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great service

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great location and wonderful foods. Close to the Opera House and Symphony with parking close by. Walking to and from events was easy and our time dining was enjoyable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The service was poor. Wait person was unfamiliar with the restaurant , unqualified and over extended. And was wearing stained clothes. The restaurant is in shabby condition. At the very least they could wash the front windows.
Food was good, though prices are on the high end for what you get.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We would definitely recommend Indigo to symphony attenders and anyone out for a fun evening!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We chose this one because it's only a few blocks from the theaters in the civic center. We did the price fix dinner and enjoyed all of the offerings. We had the salmon and the chicken and liked them both. The chicken had a rather odd sauce but it was around the outside of the dish and not over the chicken which was otherwise tasty and didn't need it anyway. Prices were pretty reasonable for an upscale SF place. We thought the service as attentive and kept things moving without feeling rushed. We'd go back if we needed a meal before a concert.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We have been dining at Indigo for years. The decor is great and it's not too noisy for conversation. Nice ambiance. The food is excellent, though we almost always have the salmon with the wonderful coconut/curry sauce. Only complaint: the portions could be a bit larger.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

If Indigo were not convenient to the Opera and Symphony I don't think it could survive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We got poor, inattentive service. My chicken was very mediocre. They were inflexible in ordering. The wine was overpriced. I was really disappointed and it was a pricey dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We left after no table service for 20 min they did not have enough help

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Not enough help
Cook played host
2 servers played bartenders
There were no busboys

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Second visit...(Hard to judge on a single visit.) Good high quality dinner/bar.

First visit, chicken dinner a 'bit' overdone, slightly dry on edges. Second visit Seared Pork, 'excellent', juicy through-out even cooked 'medium'.

Partner ordered beef steak both time, because the wine sauce was 'superb'. However, this second visit "...the sauce didn't taste the same..." steak was (again) excellently prepared. Wonder if there is some 'quality' control issues.

Overall, enjoyable, pleasant and above average food. Relative quite, but were there both times on non-performance evenings, said to be very busy with performances. (Close to Opera, and performance theaters.) However, neither visit during busy periods, and could over-hear conversations of neighboring tables... Didn't want or choose to 'eves-drop' yet, unavoidable if restaurant is 'quite', and don't know situation, (didn't experience) if busy....

Would I recommend to friends?..., I guess it would depend on who I was talking to. Some places I recommend to any/all my friends. I very well might 'reserve' recommending Indigo, depending on who I know I was talking to and their own personal 'preferences'.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We enjoyed the fixed price and vegetarian fixed price options and wine recoomendations served in time to get to the symphony lecture at 7 pm.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Our dinner was Delicious - but the service SUCKED, we were comped a couple of drinks (party of 6), but was not happy with our server, he was not accommodating at all. We have eaten here several times, very disappointed this time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Exceptional service to a table with a late guest. Each dish was excellent, from vegetarian to steak.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

My wife and I chose Indigo for a pre-concert dinner, as we have done previously, for its convenient location, ambience and food. The service is always excellent. We expect to return next symphony season.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2017

For the second time, the restaurant was short staffed. The one waiter did his best to meet everyone's needs, but he was pretty frazzled. Dinners were very good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Long a favorite, this restaurant seems to be under new management, not a good thing. Menu more limited, food saltier, portions smaller than before. Prices seemed too high for lower quality food. Service was disorganized, although it was clear they were trying hard. From my table I looked directly into a yellow-sh not so clean kitchen that was not made to be looked at. Will not return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Indigo never fails to deliver, good food, good service, pleasant interior, close to ballet, symphony, and opera...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 9, 2017

I love this restaurant for pre ballet/symphony. The soup is great ( though I wish they would always have the butternut squash soup) and combined with the ahi tartare is perfect before going to an event. Service has always been prompt and friendly. It hasn't disappointed after many visits.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Decent menu - great soup and dessert course. The chicken chardony reduction was too alcoholic and the polenta too sweet.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Menu has changed and no longer features prix- fixe dinners. Surprised with $20 corkage after many years of going to Indigo offering free corkage for the first bottle. The quality of the food seem to be much improved however.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Nice dinner/meal pre-ballet and close to the SF War Memorial Opera House. I had the petrale sole special which was excellent and my friend had the beef tenderloin which was prepared very well (medium rare) as requested and very tasty. Flourless chocolate cake for dessert was yummy. Good cocktails and wine! Good place for conversation- not noisy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We made our reservation several weeks in advance, and were there on a Sunday night at 5 pm. We later found out that when there isn't an opera or ballet on a Sunday, they are rarely open, yet they were gracious, attentive, and made us feel really welcome. I had made the reservation based on a picture of a filet mignon, but the salmon on a bed of Thai curry and potatoes sounded too good to pass up -- and it was! Delicious! I would definitely recommend Indigo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

In general our meals were pretty good. The salmon was underdone. Waiter had to ask for instructions on making the simplest of mixed drinks - all of which were subpar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Totally a PLEASANT SURPRISE!!!
Plan to return SOON!~

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Come early as this place is close to Opera ad Symphony and gets packed close to performance times. Service can be slow sometimes so be sure to let server know you have a performance to get to (they usually ask). Standard menu usually better than the specials.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Always a pleasant place to dine, attentive service, nice portions, comfortable.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2017

I have had the salmon with curry sauce many times before which is always delicious , disappointed this time that the salmon pc was SO small 😞
Other 3 enjoyed their meals , pork, sole and pasta 😊

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

I remember little about this place, having been there only a few days ago, other than it being freezing cold. The waiter kept saying that he would close the front door and turn off the overhead fans but never did. The food was cold which wasn't surprising considering the temperature. All diners had coats on while eating so it was not just me. It was all very unimpressive and I would not recommend it to anyone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Very good ambiance, great food. Wait staff seemed too small and we had to wait for dessert and coffe and the bill. But overall, would return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Great place to go before a performance at the Civic Center. Good, innovative cuisine without being too precious. Friendly, efficient service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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