Permanently Closed - Indigo

3.9
2806 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian

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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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Entertainment
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
Additional
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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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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d
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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CB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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SB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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RM
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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p
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food andQuick service in theatre district

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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e
San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service

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TS
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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PI
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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k
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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EA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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

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e
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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

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JT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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'.

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a
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

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.

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L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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r
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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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SF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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m
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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AB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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D
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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JG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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F
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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SR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 😊

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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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J
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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s
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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