Octavia

4.7
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1618 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Octavia is the newest restaurant and follow up to Frances, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Melissa Perello. Octavia serves dinner seven nights a week in a sophisticated, elegant and relaxed neighborhood setting. Beautifully defined flavors and seasonally driven cuisine are the cornerstones of Octavia’s menu. Leveraging her longstanding relationships with the region’s top purveyors and farms, Chef Perello’s daily evolving selections spotlight her commitment to sustainability and the Bay Area’s wealth of agricultural resources.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. The fried cauliflower and delicata squash were amazing, and had such unique sauces and flavors. Highly recommend.

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Excellent food.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was good but not sure if it deserves the Michelin Star. It’s really good but not sure if it compares to some of the other 1&2 star places we’ve been to. Again not saying it was bad just doesn’t live up to the star.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place. Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Ambience was perfect. Try the squid !

AK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Pac Heights. Wonderful food, service and wine. Most plates are very small which is why I knocked the value down slightly, but overall very good and quality food.

p
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at your restaurant. The service was great and the food was some of the best we’ve had in the city

r
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local favorite! Always great food and service. Be sure and try Octavia if you haven't

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice atmosphere and the food was incredible! We'll definitely be back.

KB
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the very best the city has to offer...thank you Octavia and friends, xo The Barkers

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful! The food was superb!

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the most delicious meals I ever had. Server Harry gave us beautiful wine and food recommendations. Cannot wait you go back!

AW
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! I don’t know how often they change the menu at Octavia, but we would all recommend the cauliflower and squash, the scallops, and the crab tostadas. The risotto was super yummy, as was the pork chop. And don’t get me started on dessert! Couldn’t say which was better, the toasted angel food or the olive oil cake. I’d order both again.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was comically bad.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a nice experience with excellent service. The menu was diverse, but many of the dishes were too salty, and a few only had one note of flavor.

The panna cotta dessert was amazing.

It was a nice experience, but I’d rather try other places than go back.

JV
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmmm

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pappardelle was extremely over rated. It was dry and relatively bland. However, rainbow trout and chocolate pana cotta were outstanding. In addition, the server had a judge mental attitude when we did not splurge on an extremely pricey bottle of wine.

R
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was the second time we had dinner at Octavia to celebrate a birthday. Every meal we have had here has made it feel special and cozy and intentional! We’re planning to make this a birthday tradition!

j
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly lovely experience. Service is attentive and professional without being stiff or pretentious. Food is flavorful, interesting without going into wired territory; almost rustic but executed with good attention to detail. Do NOT miss out on the milk chocolate panna cotta; I was a pastry chef once.... this may be one of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten!

SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great service. Delicious food, unfortunately all entrees were not warm enough which took away from the full experience. It would’ve been nice if they had given us a free dessert or remove a corkage fee to make it up to us, but that did not happen.
Our waiter was super nice, although he sold us on a steak to be told by hey were actually out of.

This was my second time celebrating my bday at Octavia, mostly cause the 1st time was absolutely marvelous. Unfortunately this time around did not live up to it.

I’m thinking the issue must have been our party was large and they were trying to time all the entrees to be served at the same time. Which leaves me to think that a smaller party would not have this problem.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 8 course dinner with a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. Every dish was made beautifully and the service was stellar,

FK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Sensational food and service. Can't wait to come back. Cannot find fault with overall presentation.

NV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was superb from the moment we walked in until we left two hours later. We both ordered the Chef's Choice Tasting Menu. It was a lot of food, and sadly we did not finish all of the courses, but it was a wonderful way to enjoy eight different dishes. We were very impressed not only with the quality and creativity of the food, but with how well all of the servers could describe every single dish. Octavia's staff is incredibly well-trained and helpful. I highly recommend dining with them.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Loved it. Going again soon

M
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octavia is one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommend!

MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, ambience, and overall such an amazing experience at this Michelin star restaurant. We will come back, and would definitely recommend this place to everyone we know.

SQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. Not to sound like a typical American but... the portions were VERY small. My partner and I are both fit healthy 30 year olds and we had to grab a second dinner. I just wish we would have been guided through that. Money wasn’t an issue so we would have ordered more had we known. Also, our table was uncomfortably close to the guests next to us. We felt like we didn’t have enough privacy.

TV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but wasn't special. I expected more from a michelin star restaurant. The service was very rush on ordering food to bringing out dishes when we weren't even finish eating the previous dish. The restaurant also didn't serve cocktails which was a disappointment. I would not be returning to this place.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove past the restaurant and saw the gorgeous kitchen from the car window. I was immediately intrigued. Got to the Majestic Hotel and found the name on Untapped App. The menu looked great so we booked and throughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our server Eric was very knowledgeable, kind, easy going and professional. He made great recommendations for wines and was prompt greeting us and remained attentive. We’ll be back again for sure. Keep up the mighty fine work y’all.
Cheers!

NF
Washington DC
1 review