Parallel 37

4.6
650 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Parallel 37 offers globally-inspired cuisine that is artistically creative, disciplined and intriguing, perfectly paired with wine, beer or handcrafted cocktails. Sourced locally, Parallel 37’s hyper-seasonal produce is farmer-grown, while meat, poultry and seafood utilize sustainable practices. Whether creating your own global journey by selecting from our a la carte menu of ever-changing seasonal dishes, or embarking upon Chef Rotondo’s market-inspired five-course menu, guests will enjoy an approachable and collaborative dining experience resulting in a unique journey for each table.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri - 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sat-Sun - 6:30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Dinner: Tues- Sat 6:00 PM to 9 PM
• À La Carte
• Seasonal Five-Course Menu
$95 per guest/ wine pairing $65 per guest
The seasonal five-course menu is prepared for the entire table.
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Phone number
(415) 773-6168
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Rotondo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stockton & California Sts.
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Parking details
Valet Parking is $15 with validation from Parallel 37.
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Public transit
Cable Car- California Line, Stockton Street stop
Walking distance from Powell Street Station (MUNI, BART)
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Special events & promotions
Host your next special event at Parallel 37. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 20 guests. Parallel 37 is also available for a buy-out. Please contact Caitlin Huerter at Caitlin.Huerter@ritzcarlton.com if you are interested in more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Parallel 37 offers an elegant private event space for parties of up to 150 guests which includes the private-dining room, the Chef's Table, sections of the restaurant or a buyout of the restaurant..

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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM
Mon - Tue 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Wed - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM

What 650 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was very good, but the initial service wasn’t anywhere near the Ritz-Carlton gold standard. Menu looked excellent, but only two vegiarian options: avocado toast, and oatmeal, both at $16-18 left me and my guest hungry and disappointed.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At ritz, really great!!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my husband's birthday and we were not disappointed! The ambiance set the tone for how the eveningwoild go. We ordered the chef's tasting menu and it was worth the price. We recommend this spot for special occasions and we will definitely be returning.

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f
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a serious flight delay the wonderful staff made our dinner a relaxing as well as a delicious experience. Thank you!

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San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Modern décor and modern cuisine connect in this space. The food has actually improved, there is greater attention to mouth feel and texture, and the flavors are more nuanced. Service was attentive and engaging, and made our evening a delight. The Chefs Tasting Menu was a modern whirl through the world, textures and flavors and presentation that spoke of a caring and thoughtful palate in the kitchen.

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WC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately nothing special. Not bad or good. Server was great.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Plating was VERY outstanding. I couldn't stop being excited about what the next plating would look like. However, I did request that I did not eat certain meat and one dish was something I could not eat. However, I passed it on to my boyfriend since I was getting full anyways. But regardless of the tiny mistake service was GREAT.

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WP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Parrallel 37 and I was quite impressed by the food. Surprisingly good - in fact great. Will certainly go again to try more.

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d
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great menu for a special occasion

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WD
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Found on Open Table based on reviews and location to hotel. The restaurant is a very small bistro with great service and amazing food. The menu may be a little limited; but that just means the food they prepare is amazing. I’d recommend the Crab Cake to start and the Toulouse inspired cassoulet! All in all a good night out.

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Everyone was personable, respectful, attentive, knowledgeable, and gracious. Everything about my boyfriend and my dining experience was exceptional.

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BS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Ambiance was not what I liked. Far too 'hip'. Very noisy. Not a place for a romantic dinner. You really cannot have a quiet conversation here. The food was fantastic however. Some scmuck next to us ordered a hamburger . . . . oh well.

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service. But this place is crazy expensive.

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TD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, wine and service were on par with what you’d expect from a restaurant in the Ritz Carlton. The restaurant was moderately busy but very quiet. They don’t try to cram extra tables like many SF restaurants. The menu was diverse enough to satisfy just about any taste.

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F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about this restaurant. They made us feel so special! Love everything about this restaurant!!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it
Great servuce

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best restaurant in SF

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M
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

The food and service were good but they seated us (party of 2 for anniversary) at a table for 2. The lighting was very bright, not cozy or romantic. It felt more like a hotel ballroom than a restaurant.

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San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional dinner. The menu now offers several entrees to be shared. We had the duck - a full crisp duck. It would easily have served three and it was very good. To start, one can order a half portion of the pasts which were also excellent.
Not inexpensive but worth it.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch. The stuffed French toast was delicious and the portion was generous. Really enjoyed the Beta Bomb juice cocktail. The service is excellent and everyone was friendly and accommodating.

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JY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a nice dinner at Parallel 37. It was easy to make reservations and the host accommodated us even though we were one hour late! My husband and I decided to be spontaneous and opted for the chef tasting menu. The tasting menu came with amuse bouche, appetizer, 3 small entrees (1 fish and 2 meat dishes), a sorbet for palette cleanser, and dessert. I thought each dish was well prepared and tasty. The ingredients were fresh and nicely put together. The service was also very good - the servers were friendly, refilled our drinks and bread promptly, and were knowledgeable of the menu. I also enjoyed the ambiance because the restaurant wasn't too noisy, which is somewhat hard to find these days.

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CS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

All was good, however the folks at OpenTable screwed me as I didn't get any points for my meal.

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LK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers Luis and Reinaldo were terrific!! and the food was good too

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the Mother's Day brunch. The food was fabulous and the dessert bar was a hit especially with my son. The set menu options were varied with many great options.

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MM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother's Day Brunch and had the most amazing meal. Chef Robert Greene was outstanding and we left there feeling blown away by the creativity, presentation, and craftsmanship that defines fine dining. Can't wait to go back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

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1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I booked for parallèle 37 , the main restaurant
When I arrived , they put us in the lounge as the restaurant is not open during lunch

You should not be able then to book it on opentable
Very disappointing
The lounge menu is definitively not the same
But quality was good still

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h
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I had booked through opentable at 2pm but actually the restaurant was unable to serve us dîner and proposed only the bar menu and no table

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KY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have never regretted to go to Parallel 37 in terms of the food, the service and atmosphere.
We use it for everyday dining, special occasions, business occasions and inviting oversees friends.

We dined aftr several months absence, we totally enjoyed for the food, professional service and wonderful atmosphere.

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g
Edmonton
40 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The chef's menu was great but the service was very sub standard. Will not be dining here again.

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AK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Better than I expected. Tasty Classic food. Miss some fusion. No details. Nothing special

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N
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We dine at Parallel 37 regularly. The service is always outstanding. The food is usually excellent. I loved the butternut squash soup (appetizer) and the scallops (entree). However, I was extremely disappointed with the desserts though. I’ve never sent back a dessert, but I found two of the desserts to be tasteless, poor presentation, and bad quality. I asked if they had a new pastry chef, and we were told no. But I was very disappointed in the dessert selections.

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TH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was excellent but the wine selections were outrageously expensive. Definitely,
designed for a business account.

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Central Coast
64 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always like to celebrate our special occasions at Parallel37. Chef Michael always prepares the most delicious and amazing meals for us.

It is always a pleasure dining here. The staff are amazing ladies and gentlemen and truly makes the dining experience here, unforgettable.

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l
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Lovely dining room. We’ll definitely be back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus was awesome. Wine selection is incredible.

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DK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Inside the Ritz, I had high hopes for Valentine's and the restaurant didn't disappoint. Their Prix Fix menu was worthy of a Michelin star. Great service as well. Great wine selection.

However... On the way out, and this isn't part of the restaurant review, as we were picking up our car from the valet, a 5 dollar bill dropped out of my pocket. Valet took it, didn't return it. I saw him do it but wife asked me to let it go. Very unpleasant!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall very well presented. But, the food and service is not exactly what we would have expected for a 700 dollar meal for two.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice discovery. Excellent food and service. Zach was a gem! We will return and will friends this time.

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