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Permanently Closed - Indigo

2806 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, American
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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.
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Phone number
(415) 673-9353
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Whang
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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.
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Private party contact
Michael 415-673-9353: (415) 673-9353
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We offer various party platters in addition to our a la carte menu
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Cross street
Gough St.
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Parking details
There is Street Parking on McAllister St. between Gough and Franklin, also the Performing Arts Garage at 360 Grove St.
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Public transit
BART Civic Center Station, MUNI Bus #5
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Satellite Radio with 100 stations
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Special events & promotions
Contact us for more information about hosting a special event or party at Indigo Restaurant or Crimson Lounge
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dmartin (San Francisco)
1.0  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 ! ! ! !

CdeB (San Francisco)
1.0  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.

vipStringBassDave (San Francisco)
1.0  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.

xmchx (New England)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

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

vippumpkin (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 12, 2017

Excellent food andQuick service in theatre district

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

jelaf (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

vipedddiew (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

Great service

TallSwede (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

vipPINOTMAMA (San Francisco)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  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!

konaboy (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

vipOldDutchman (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

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

vipelita (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

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

JayTim (San Francisco)
4.0  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'.