Parallel 37

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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us on February 14th & February 15th for our Valentine's Day Tasting menu. We will feature a 4 course tasting menu by Chef Gabriel Haaz and Chef Jeffry Kahle that will take you on a culinary journey of love. Priced at $135/ person with a wine pairing available at $65/ person.

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What 737 People Are Saying
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FG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The service was poor. We were guests at the hotel and we had brunch Sunday morning. It took the waiter an extreme amount of time to take our order (EST -15-20 min). We called on someone from the kitchen and our waiter took notice and jumped in with several apologies. Then the time that it took to have our food served was extreme (EST 25+ min). He continued to forget requested condiments & drinks. I asked the food server for additional brown sugar for oatmeal and he brought brown packets of sugar. The curious thing is the restaurant was not extremely busy, which is what the waiter continued to apologize for. I guess that if a restaurant automatically adds a 20% tip then it doesn’t need to be earned through service. The food was good.

TH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and surprisingly reasonably priced. Overall delightful experience.

CB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an enjoyable New Years day breakfast. Difficult choosing from the desirable selections, but settled on the items below. Great staff and service as we expect at Ritz Carlton.

JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; staff very accommodating; food amazing

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our NYE’s dinner was DELICIOUS and our server, Amy, was the BEST!!!! Courses were spaced and served perfectly, so really enjoyed each course, as well as our dinner conversations!!!

This was our second NYE’s dinner at Parallel 37 and we look forward to our third in December 2020!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Had Christmas dinner here. They only served a 4 course meal that was a $160 per person, without counting gratuity. Food was lackluster and insanely overpriced. Would definitely not recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Christmas. Super slow. Waiter didn’t come to table for 30 minutes after we were seated. Live music ended early. Didn’t extend to end of dinner hours. For price and location, expect better from Ritz. Just m’eh.

OT
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very slow after entree before dessert. Dessert was not worth waiting for. Very expensive for the meal. Would not do it again

SS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We joined Parallel 37 for Christmas brunch, so we recognize that the holiday may have impacted the experience. But, the service was quite subpar, especially for the cost. We had to ask multiple times for water and drinks. The expeditors had to twice return to the kitchen with our food because our plates weren’t cleared. That also impacted the temperature and quality of our courses.

I don’t think we will be back as there are many better restaurants in the city.

DK
London
45 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for working Christmas Day ! The staff make this restaurant outstanding. We Went for Christmas -had a friend who wanted to join and they accommodated us with an extra seat. Our friend and I had food issues which the staff and chef accommodate. The menu was creative; delicious; satisfying and beautiful. Thank you again for making a fantastic Christmas dinner experience!

W
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went for Christmas dinner and felt that the restaurant missed on a lot of basic points. The food looked and tasted good, but all the sauces were lukewarm. We had to ask for bread. We filled our own wine glasses. Service was inattentive and slow. It shouldn't be this way in a $200 per person dinner. I give the f&b director credit. She stopped by the table to ask how things were and she ended up talking to us and listening for about 20 minutes. As ex-restaurant people, we appreciated that very much. But the basic point is still the same. With prices like that, service needs to be much better than it was.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Average food and average service

TH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was fine, not great. Should be better at the price.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to do something upscale for Xmas eve. Parallel did not disappoint! Great food, service, and of course wine. We will be back.

M
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We ordered the tasting menu for six people. Although the first three courses were very appetizing and delicious, it took us over three hours to finish our meal because we had to wait over thirty minutes between each course. We also ordered a mocktail for one of the children in our group, and they had accidentally added alcohol into her drink! We had gone with the hopes of an amazing dinner, but we ended up exhausted just waiting for our food.

MK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The hostess and our waiter were excellent. Our dishes were very tasty, but unfortunately were served at room temperature, which for me is not ideal. Soup should be served hot and it was less than warm. I asked them to warm it up and our waiter brought me a fresh one, and it was hot the way it's supposed to be. My steak was cold., although it was tasty. When the busboy came over with the main courses, I was still working on my appetizer and preferred not to leave the plates on the side as I had just started eating my soup... He seemed to be in a hurry for something - his manners were a bit abrupt unlike our waiter and I felt he was rushing me to finish my soup. The restaurant overall was not that busy.

TH
San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointing. You would think that the restaurant at this hotel would have good food and good service. Neither was the case. So many better options in San Francisco.

L
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary with the Chef's Tasting menu. The entire meal was extraordinary. Unlike many other multi course tasting menus, each course was a delight and the portion sizes were more than adequate. The pasta and crab with citrus was unique and exceptional, photo attached. At $125 per person, the dinner is very fairly priced! The service was perfect- thank you Justin and Zack for helping to make this a special evening.

JP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, and the waiter was also amazing. But the ambiance can get a little touch up.

EL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Two of us were vegan and the chef made outstanding entrees. We had a 3 year old and there was a great children s menu. Our server was very polite as was the Maitre D. I highly recommend this restaurant.

C
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant inside the Ritz.

1
Central Coast
70 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never fail to be amazed by Chef Michael’s creations. Each time we dine at Parallel 37, we say it can’t possibly get any better, but amazingly, we are blown away!

Thank you Chef, for another outstanding dinning experience.

e
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a bit quiet, very few people but lovely. The ambiance is cold, and feels huge.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced the tasting menu with wine pairing for my husband’s birthday. Not only was the food phenomenal and customized to our individual tastes, the service was fantastic! Our server described each of the wines and made personal recommendations about wineries to visit in neighboring regions. The hostesses sent us on our way with a mini bottle of champagne to keep us celebrating!

One of the best dining experiences in San Francisco, and I only wish for more special occasions to do it again in the future!

D
Chicago
287 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent omelette, freshly made kambucha, coffee an a+. Service is professional and unobtrusive .

SK
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is far more creative than the setting (or name) suggests.

1
Central Coast
71 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. I’ve never been disappointed and the quality of the food excellent.
Chef Michael Rotondo and his team puts out the most delicious food. An absolute gem in San Francisco.

G
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

59th anniversary

RG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent meal .. really !!

MC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, good service and quiet enough to hold a conversation.

f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food quality and presentation was a solid 5-Star and we would come back and eat here again. However, the room feels outdated and we felt that we were sitting in a Marriott breakfast room. No offense to Marriott, but we were expecting a Ritz dining experience, but it was missing elegance and glam. Our table was too close to the table next to us so our conversations were not private unless we whisper. The service was great but for a pre-fixe dinner, they shouldn’t have clear my husband’s plate before I was done eating. Anyway, if you don’t have high standards like we did, and wanted to have a well-executed meal, Parallel 37 can deliver that!!

TF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in San Francisco.

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OT
Tampa
81 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, fresh and innovative menu and a good wine selection.

PI
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us enjoying dinner at Parallel. We were treated expertly - Justin our waiter was available but did not hover. They were generous and professional. Our dinners were delicious. All of us agree that we would return another time. (Not always a "given" when dining in SF).

MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding chef, servers ands wait staff. Terrific food. Excellent wine pairings. Quiet ambience with comfortably spaced tables- you can carry on a normal conversation!

F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thee whole experience was amazing. Every single staff member was attentive. They were careful with my son’s nut allergies. They gave us personalized attention. Thank you Carl and staff. The food was delicious and we loved the presentation of it. Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and wine at Parallel 37 was delicious. My friend and I couldn’t decide on a wine, so we were then greeted with a complimentary glass of Sav Blanc while we perused the menu more. We then shared the charred octopus which was to die for. For dinner we shared the lamb pesto pasta and the beef Wellington, both of which were amazing! The lamb was unique and served in a way I’ve never seen before. Our waiter brought us each a glass of wine to go with each entree as well. With our check we also received macaroons and truffle chocolates on the house. Overall a fantastic experience! We will be back!

PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I eat here, I make sure that Zach is our waiter, he’s the best!!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good chef and bartender. Cocktails are so good!

OT
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.