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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
8:00 PM
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Oswald

4.4
904 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Oswald is a contemporary American restaurant and bar that focuses on the abundance of delicious ingredients found on the central coast of California. Oswald features an eclectic, international wine list and an exciting, seasonal bar program. While the decor is spare and modern, the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - close
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Phone number
(831) 423-7427
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Damani Thomas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front
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Parking details
Oswald is located on the street level of a four story public parking garage with very reasonable rates.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 904 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KJW67 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We visited on Valentines Day to find a prefixed menu which was not that big of a deal, but the choices were limited. The biggest disappointment was the skirt steak and fries option for $65 (salad & dessert included) Not only could you have done this at home for $10, the presentation was steak, fries and a ceramic ramekin sliding around on the plate. The artic char ordered by my better half was great! We’ll be back, it was just a bit disappointing and unexpected

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TeresaC (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Bartender seemed to have forgotten our drinks...but the restaurant paid for them since cocktails arrived after our salads and during dinner.

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DebbieD 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service was great
They change menu often didn’t have what we came for

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We shared a bowl of sherried mussels. They were cooked perfectly, and the sherried juice was just the right amount of sweet/buttery. The aioli was light and lemony. It was a very good representation of aioli. We shared the pasta which was good but nothing special. We also shared the fish special - NZ snapper with squashes. It would have been perfect - the squashes were a dynamic addition, but the fish was overcooked. Probably just an unfamiliarity with the fish itself. No dessert - the servings were just the right amount. The service was impeccable! We love the wine list.

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ACSC 
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The cocktails were really creative and yummy. Food was delicious and service was great. The restaurant is small but very lively. Fun place for special event.

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WilliamV 
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I've enjoyed Oswald every time I've been there. Expensive, but worth it!

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Margita (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great lunch. Food delicious. Service excellent

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vipfoodiegirl (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was excellent! The rack of lamb was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Crab and avocado appetizer was very nice and my husband loved the special app of wild mushroom bruschetta. Skirt steak was cooked perfectly and so tender and the vegetarian fettuccine was delicious.

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MichW 
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Drinks and apps were great. Duck comfit was disappointing, but the skirt steak was great. Service was lacking: didn't bring wine with dinner. Had to ask for extra bread for the mussels, which were great.

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OpenTable Diner (Baja California)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We chose Oswald because it was close to our movie at the Nick. We didn't have a full menu, instead 2 starters & a shared salad, plus a cocktail & glass of wine. Our waiter was excellent & behaved as if we had ordered a 4 course meal w/ 2 bottles of wine. We've been to Oswald several times & it's always very good.

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jillc (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The food at Oswald is consistently excellent. We took friends who’d never been there and they enjoyed it too.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Too expensive for what you received. I don't have 50 characters to submit

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We were taken at our reservation time which was important since we had a game that night... food was great as was the service ... we love Oswald’s...

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We've been to Oswald several times in the last 30 years. The food is reliably excellent. The ambiance is lovely - pretty and relaxed, but not spectacular. My objection is the price. Portions are smallish, which is not such a big deal, but the two of us spent $90 on two entrees and an arugula salad. We probably won't be back for a while.

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