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Outerlands

4.5
427 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Organic
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Locally sourced, organic fare served in a warm, handcrafted setting.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Organic, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Lunch: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Brunch: Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Dinner: 5pm-10pm daily

closed from 3-5pm daily

*Reservations are available for dinner service only.
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Phone number
(415) 661-6140
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
45th Ave.
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Public transit
Muni: N-Judah, 46th Ave. stop; Bus: #18, 46th Ave. stop.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLAFi (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 30, 2017

Took over an hour for our entrees to come, way too much time between appetizers and dinner food.

Will return again - good amazing and great ambiance. Looking forward to trying brunch

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

Chose Outerlands due to the location and was pleasantly surprised by the décor and the meal. Loved it, reminded me of something I'd see on HGTV. Would definitely recommend, especially since my business meeting went so well!

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StevenS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2017

Once again the food was out of this world good! The seared edge of the lamb shoulder was extraordinary. Cauliflower soup and bread together is heavenly. Keep it coming!

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viplaura (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We really liked the ambiance and service - warm and casual. We loved the bread, salad, and salmon entree. The gnocchi was good, but the portion was too small. The cauliflower soup was good and had an interesting flavor. I didn't love it, but it was quite unique. We had a warm chocolate cookie that was delicious tasting, but it could have been hotter.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Amazing food. Mediocre service. Hipster vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

We had a glorious cocktail (Harvard), followed by an incredible dinner, including pressed lamb shoulder (YUM!), and finished by splitting a homemade chocolate chip cookie, and a pot of tea. Everything was beyond delicious. (Do not miss the bread, btw.) It was a wonderful evening out.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Every expectation met, and surpassed, very welcoming, accommodating with a small child, unique and fantastic flovor in each dish

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

Used to be good. Now--not so much. They charge $5/bread which is not friendly. Portions were very small. Cauliflower soup w/ nuts tasted predominantly of nuts. No one at the table could taste any cauliflower in the soup. Asparagus salad had good flavor but if it was made from more than 4 asparagus, I'd be surprised. Ordered Tres leche cake for desert and what arrived had absolutely nothing related to Tres Leche cake. This was Tres Leche cake taken waaay past deconstructing the cake. What was worse was that no one at the table liked it. THe bill for 4 people was close to $200 with tip. I had soup and salad, my husband had olives and clams, and another guest had pulled pork fritters + 1 drink and I don't remember what the last person had. We split 2 deserts. Not worth the money and not worth wasting a dining opportunity.
And the seating was uncomfortable on hard wood benches. They could have put cushions on the bench.

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Millbraefoodie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

The food is mostly very good. I enjoyed the cauliflower soup and the lamb. The desserts were a little disappointing in contrast to the stellar mains.

Be warned - some of the 2-tops are high tables with stools. Not very accessible. It took a bit of attitude to get a new table. We would have had to leave had they not given us a new spot. I'm glad we stayed. That lamb was superb.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2017

Food too salty. Salmon drowning in bean broth. Great bread!

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vipEscoffier (New England)
2.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

Indifferent service. Menu once inventive is getting tired and needs a refresh. Man does not live on bread alone.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat and it's in walking distance from my house. The bread and cookie is always a must. The decor is part hip, part woodsy cabin part honey. The food is delicious. Workers are nice but sometimes not attentive.

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vipcabgoesleft (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

Outerlands is my new favorite place for great food, a good neighborhood/local vibe, super nice folks taking care of you. It's way out there in the Sunset, but an easy drive.

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Anonymous (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

Food was overpriced for the tiny portions given, but the cocktails were great.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 25, 2017

Great dinner as always at Outerlands--terrirfic cocktails, inventive and delicious food, and the world's best bread and butter.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2017

Great destination foodie spot. The staff was excellent & the food was stellar

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JaniceL (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

I was very excited to make my first visit to Outerlands. I had heard so many great things, but I was disappointed. While the server was charming and helpful, the food was just ok - not one dish we ordered 2 appetizers and an entree each) seemed special and my $27 salmon entree had two TINY pieces of salmon on a pile of pretty tasteless black-eyed peas. Maybe an off night but not inclined to return anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

I love Outerlands. I really appreciate Yoni Levy and the dishes he creates.
Everyone is always friendly and accommodating and I love the atmosphere.
thank you!

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vipOverserved (Edinburgh)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

I like this place. The food is very good and the crowd, including servers is quite diverse and very different from the Valencia corridor. the place had a nice comfortable feel to it. The best part of the food was the preparation of vegetables, reminiscent of Al's Place.

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Paden (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Ordered the Cauliflower Soup once and had to come back to Outerlands for more. It's not every day you are blown away by soup. Everything we ordered was excellent. Service was great: casual, careful, and professional. Small and teeming, but very comfortable for small groups or families. A delight.

There was a mixup with our reservation, but the manager could not have been more sincerely apologetic and delightful to us the whole time. Outerlands more than made up for the inconvenience.

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