Octavia

4.7
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1619 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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Anna
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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 !

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AlexK
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.

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pennyl
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

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viprobt
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

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Tanner
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.

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vipKimB
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Wonderful! The food was superb!

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ella
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!

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JJCeater
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great date spot - more technical precision and execution than its sister Frances.

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vipAlisaW
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was comically bad.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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JoeV
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmmm

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Rebecca
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!

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vipjoannak
San Francisco
11 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!

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SFvisitor
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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,

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FrankK
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.

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vipNancyV
San Francisco
12 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Loved it. Going again soon

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Marley
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octavia is one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommend!

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MatthewH
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.

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SusanQ
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.

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TamV
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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NicoleF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner. I so look forward to coming back!

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vipMaryW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tasting menu!

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vipKimB
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never tire of lettting everyone know HOW MUCH WE LOVE OCTAVIA!!!!!! It remains my favorite restaurant in SF and we feel a part of the family there, a true dining delight and it is the people that create Octavia and the energy they have that keeps us coming back!!!
XO Kim and Clarence Barker

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StanleyR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octavia is an excellent venue for excellent food and wine, appropriately attentive service and a busy, lively, noisy (but not too noisy!) ambiance. We had a mixture of the sharing plates (difficult to share because we all wanted to have the entire portion!) and the main dishes. All the dishes were nicely presented, and were each full of flavour. We were not surprised that it was Micheline starred....

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vipKimB
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE our dinners and evenings at Octavia....it is part of our weekly routine and we are so very fortunate to be able to visit often, the food the people the wine....it just always feels right!!! Thank you everyone at Octavia!!!
The Barkers

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Michael
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I think Octavia is a good restaurant, but not as great as it use to be. They press the tasting menu every time, but I never enjoy the random items they select. I asked for tartar instead of the preselected app and they said no. I totally understand that they can't accommodate every request, but when someone is spending 300 dollars on a meal for two, you can atleast check with the kitchen. Hopefully it was just a couple bad nights because this place use to be an all time favorite of mine.

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vipKimB
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE love our Happy Place...which is Octavia!!!! WE continue to go back each week and always feel at home and content there....

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vipZeze
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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vipFoodlover
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Disappointing. Service was haphazard although the staff was well-intentioned. The bread and amuse bouche for the tasting menu were thrown on the table as an afterthought when our first course arrived. The wine list said our Gigondas was a 2015 but it was a 2017. We had to ask for our dessert and check after we had been sitting for two hours. The waiter apologized twice for the delays. Food was delish but overall not worth a Michelin Star

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Octavia is by far one of our favorite places to dine. For some reason our last experience was a bit off. We’ll be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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Octavia is rated 4.7 stars by 1619 OpenTable diners.

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