Octavia

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1488 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Honey Moon

KB
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!!!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overated. Food was just ok.

HS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always, always great and the ambience of the room is wonderful The service is flawless and we go back often.

TL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was just so pleasant and comfortable. And the food was outstanding. Especially loved the risotto.

a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - great service
Lovely ambience and a great relaxed environment

EO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of if not the best dining experience we’ve had. We were lucky to have a gift card so we went for the Chef Tasting and it was phenomenal. Dish after dish impressed and while they were all unique nothing was too far out there to be out of a standard persons comfort zone. The waiter was very informed and came around to check on us just the right amount. The only slight con is that the place is small with the tables close together so you can overhear your neighbors. Might brother some people more than others

PH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, awesome service to deliver unique mix of familiar flavors. snapper was coked perfect, shshito app was a great dish to share. Sourdough cheesecake was unique and worthy of another visit.

JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Service and Food! Looking forward to my next visit to Octavia!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not bad although they were struggling to seat us. Seems the timing was off and our reservation seating was not ready

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

TERRIBLE service. Banal food. Overrated. Don't bother.

GS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience at Octavia! Nice quiet ambience, the staff was great and the food was incredible. We sampled quite a few dishes off the menu and each and every one blew us a way. Our party of 5 could not stop raving about how good it was and a couple of us even re-ordered a few dishes! I would highly recommend this amazing restaurant run by a very talented female Michelin star awarded chef and look forward to her new restaurant opening in L.A.
A huge thanks to everyone at Octavia for an amazing evening!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

David our server was lovely and attentive. We had the tasting menu. The egg, waygu beef were both “5”s the rest was closer to 4s. Cept the squid ink cold pasta, which we both found inedible!

If I lived in the hood I would certainly go there and try all the dishes. Since I live pretty far I don’t think i will be seeing that delicious egg ever again :(

KB
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our weekly visit and dinner to Octavia is always a treat no matter how often we go!!! WE LOVE YOU ALL AT OCTAVIA!!!!

GB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Did the prix-fixe and it was great. Fish, deviled egg and salad were my favorite dishes. The true stand out were their AHHmazing desserts!

S
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious at Octavia. Last weekend we tried the tasting menu which is a great value in addition to being excellent! The entire staff was so kind and friendly too! I'm looking forward to returning.

CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Upscale relaxed atmosphere and we cannot wait to go back.

c
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow: we spent 2 1/2 hours at the restaurant having a two course meal. Food was tasty, but two of our entrees arrived cold (after a 20 minute break after finishing the appetizers) and after never receiving the promised dessert menus we gave up and got the check. The other wait staff were helpful, but it didn’t make up for our own waiter being AWOL.

AM
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal. Since we're used to sharing our food, we picked our favorites and made our own tasting menu, and it was just the right amount of food at a very reasonable price. We shared the duck liver mousse (not to be missed), Shishito pepper corn pudding, tomato soup, tagliatelle, red snapper, and the angel cake dessert. It was all wonderful, as were our vermouth-based cocktails.

HB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I've experiences in San Francisco. Amazing.

KB
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Octavia....always have always will...the best in SF!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a nice meal here for our second anniversary. We were impressed with the menu’s extensive and interesting vegetarian options and also liked how our waiter was eager and ready to walk through those with us. The timing between plates was perfect and we were also impressed with the drink options! Would definitely recommend and come again.

MG
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My pork dish was dry. The server seemed distracted and was not very friendly!

NT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Not as good as it used to be, sadly.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Service was excellent and so were the plates. Will come back again.

h
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences my husband and I have had in a long time. Definitely in our top 10. Elegant but not fussy and truly delicious accompanied by great service.

KB
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love you all Octavia.....YUM and such FUN!!!!
The Barkers

EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything about the meal was great with the exception of our server Eric. He was very cold throughout, never checked on us. We had empty plates for over 20 minutes between courses on one occasion. The expo team was great, we enjoyed the energy from the other servers, but Eric was out of it that night. When he came by to wipe the tables he pushed the entire napkin roll of breadcrumbs and scraps all over my lap and didn't say anything. Bad breath too which was foul. Otherwise, it's a great place, good food, very well prepared, but sadly left us with a below average experience which is too bad.

VS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was spectacular and service great. This was an anniversary celebration and kudos to the waitstaff for bringing us each a piece of celebration cake complete with a candle. That was a nice touch. Just be extra vigilant if you have food allergies as a dish with pickles underneath lettuce was delivered to our table despite before ordering inquiring if anything with cucumbers could be left out of a dish - which we were assured was fine. I'll split the blame since we didn't specify pickles but since pickles are made from cucumbers I think the kitchen should have known not to serve it.

P
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start to finish it was wonderful! We had a great time. Every person we encountered working at Octavia extended the utmost kindness and the wealth of their experience and recommendations. I loved everything about the restaurant! A special thanks to David for being so accommodating and the woman who took our order and helped us w/ out gift certificates- both were so helpful and friendly. Thank you for providing such a lovely evening for me and my dear friend. Take care!

SE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I appreciated the staff taking the time to find a wine I liked. It made the whole experience that much better. We did the tasting menu and it was superb. As most newer places, it was very loud. I personally, have a hard time having a conversation with someone when the noise level is that high. It would not stop me in returning to Octavia, though.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place to have a outstanding dinner with top notch service and high quality ingredients!

CE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

l
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was our third time dining at Octavia and overall experience was good (except for the fact that drinks arrived after the appetizers). The appetizers were delicious, the salmon entrée was excellently executed, as was the pork chop. Do not remember what we had for dessert, probably something that did not impress us.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Would recommend to anyone! Made us feel very special on our anniversary.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great! Amazing food & service. Very thoughtful staff—highly recommend!

l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious food ... fresh and flavorful. Exceptional service and we had a really great experience. I had taken my friend there for her birthday and the thoughtfulness of the restaurant made it special.

CA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stunning! The food was spectacular! Elevated old favorites like tomato soup or pork chop to a level beyond! Flavor profiles were awesomely.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been here before and had good memories, today all this was simply reinforced: food fresh and well prepared, great selection of wines, service impeccable, friendly and competent - the atmosphere is warm and cozy, ice to be sitting in there while enjoying some delicious meal

AT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic and super friendly.
Food was great and we really enjoyed the tasting menu.

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