Octavia

4.8
953 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Nightly, beginning at 5:00pm.
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Phone number
(415) 408-7507
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Melissa Perello
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bush Street
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Parking details
There is street parking available around the restaurant.
We do not have valet parking.
The closest parking garage is located at Japantown Center- about a ten minute walk away.
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Entertainment
Instagram: sf_octavia
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Special events & promotions
Our reservation books are open for 30 calendar days. All available reservations appear online so if you do not see your requested date, time, or party size it means that it is not currently available.

Reservations can be held for up to 15 minutes past the reservation time before forfeiture.

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Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 953 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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San Francisco
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and level of service was perfect. The 10 course blind tasting menu was a fun experience for both of us. The food was outstanding and the portions were the right size.

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Seattle
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Good food, but limited menus. Beer and wine only. Service was good.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

I loved the ambiance and farm fresh food. It was simple and delicious. Came across the restaurant on Eater San Francisco and took a shot. Had a nice casual but romantic dinner with my fiancé. I do wish some restaurants like this had some what of a dress code. I like to dress up for places like this, and young people coming in with Tech logo t-shirts and sneakers really bothers me and affects the impression of a place.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

A neighbourhood gem! I will continue to come back here. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have a nice evening... and the food—waaahooow!

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San Francisco
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Service below par for that type of restaurant. Tables are way too small

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here and it was one of the best meals we had this year. The chef’s menu was prepared to perfection. It was exceptional especially the salmon dish. Wow!!! Love it!
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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n
New Orleans
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal!

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DI
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

An absolute neighborhood gem. I live within walking distance and love to come here for date nights or special occasions. Food is always superb and the service is fabulous. Servers are knowledgeable, friendly and never pushy. They will let you linger and enjoy your meal.

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J
Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on July 16, 2018

I took an out-of-town friend here. The food was great. Ambiance was fantastic. The services was just so-so. I would go back.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 16, 2018

Highly recommend the non-advertised chef’s menu and wine pairing.

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LB
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on July 16, 2018

Started out well, as far as service, but by the end, the restaurant was so busy that the staff lost focus. Our friend had to request honey for her tea three times. Also, the appetizers are overhyped, but the entree and desserts were excellent. Most disturbing, seated at the table next to us was some local celeb, whom all of the staff kept visiting for very loud and long conversations (bad manners).

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

Awesome experience, well worth the money. The restaurant has very nice decor with a menu offering fresh ingredients. We opted for the Chef's Prixe fixe menu, which gave us a taste of the restaurant's food offerings. The wines and drinks were also affordable, but you can also choose to have the wine pairings. Definitely a must go to restaurant if you are visiting or live in San Francisco. Especial thanks to Rachel, who was very attentive and informative throughout our dinning experience.

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

Meals were a bit small but everything tasted so great!!

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

Best menu I’ve seen in a long time. Very interesting ingredient combinations that tasted incredible. One of the best meals I’ve had. The cornmeal crusted eggplant appetizer and the butter lettuce creme fraiche ranch salad were amazing. Fabulous use of seasonal avocados, peaches, apricots, almonds, and cherry tomatoes.

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OT
4.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Anniversary dinner!

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Charming San Francisco restaurant featuring fresh California cuisine.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Tasting menu was fun and reasonably priced.

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RN
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Really lovely restaurant, food was both innovative and well executed, beautiful relaxed/casual but still elegant room.

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DM
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Top notch from top to bottom. Great location, atmosphere, food, service, etc, etc.

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SM
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

The food was really delicious and the ambiance was beautiful. The meal took a really long time and we felt like the servers forgot about us a few times. It left a huge dent in our wallets, but overall, it was great.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

From beginning to end fabulous. We have been trying to make it in for months as we live in the neighborhood. Loved it!!!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Best bread and butter to start with. Chewy crunch and airy middle with salted butter smeared on sides of plate. Loved the deviled egg starter followed by a lovely seasonal salad and salmon for an entre. The bread pudding dessert was over the top. Salty, savory and sweet. YUM!!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

It was wife’s birthday and we had a gift card as wedding gift. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the chef’s special. It was so good and lots of food. And our waiter Chris was the best! And the desserts weren’t too shabby either :).

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was fabulous, server said let’s have fun! Delightful evening

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SS
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We had the tasting menu, which was a great way to try a bunch of dishes and didn’t go home hungry. Food was fantastic!

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J
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Every single bite was delicious and beautiful. Yes, we will return again.

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j
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

As a chef visiting the area, Octavia was one of a small handful of places on my, “must dine” list. That being said, I was not disappointed. Our table had a nice view of the kitchen, the ambiance was very nice. Muted tones, nice art, good lighting. The service was excellent. Our server was incredibly friendly. Appropriately attentive, and knowledgeable. He clearly enjoyed serving the food coming out of the kitchen. Quite understandably so. The flavors were impeccable, presentation was intentional and without pretense. If we had had larger appetites, we surely would have done the chefs tasting, and definitely will the next time we are in San Francisco.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

This was my first visit to Octavia but I am sure that I will be back. We both ordered the Chef's Tasting menu and was very satisfied with the overall experience. The menu is limited so choosing the tasting menu gives you plenty of options and a good sense of what the chef thinks is great right now. We never felt rushed and the service was fantastic.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

My girlfriend & I eat here when we go to San Francisco. One of our favorite spots, the creative menu options ensure variety. Food & drink quality are delightful to experience always :)

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San Diego
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food. Had the deviled egg, pasta with summer squash, petit filet. Great, flawless service.

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San Francisco
4.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

We had the chef's menu, which is considered a great value being in the Bay Area. Food was great as usual, but there were too many salmon courses. No smile from our waiter (we remember him being this way the last time we were here as well).

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DJ
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Octavia was our one night in SF choice, recommended by local friends. We chose the tasting menu and seriously there wasn't anything that wasn't outstanding. Flavors were unique as were the combinations.
Service was very efficient, although no one person ever seemed to be our "person". Highly recommend.

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AF
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

One of my new fav's in San francisco I will definitely return, can't wait!

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KO
New Mexico
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

I love this restaurant! The food is delicious and service is great.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Everything was perfect from start to finish. Every course was delicious and our server was friendly and attentive. Great date night!

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C
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Great experience! We have live a few blocks away for a year and this was our first try. It exceeded all expectations! Food was unique and amazing and service, impeccable!
Must try!

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RS
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

I'm don't usually do these reviews and I'm not easily impressed, but I have to say that our dinner was exceptional and we'll be back.

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c
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

We had the tasting menu, which was really really good. Everything about the restaurant was delightful. Seating was a little cozy, but we managed.

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CJ
London
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Beautiful cozy atmosphere and the food was superb. We ate all veggie dishes and were not disappointed. The flavors of each dish was amazing. We loved it and would definitely go back.

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QP
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Great night! We enjoyed all of the menu options. The food was great: interesting, elegant and delicious. We will go back when in SF. Service was friendly and they helped us with other great finds as well.

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