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3rd Cousin

4.6
345 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Chef/Owner Greg Lutes has created a stylish, elevated neighborhood gathering spot serving up California Cuisine that is ingredient and seasonaly focused. Relaxed and polished the service is warm welcoming. Beverage program has new and old world gems that pair well with Lutes' cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:30 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 814-3709
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Greg Lutes
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Private party facilities
Hold your company dinner or private event at 3rd Cousin!
From 10-40 guests we can customize your event just for you.
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Private party contact
Greg Lutes: (888) 982-0150
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Catering
Offsite and in house catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gates
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Public transit
#24
#65
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
service
4.4
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Good concepts on some of the dishes. Flower petals, etc. placed nicely. Wagyu beef was sooo tough though. How can it be Wagyu. Would have said something to the waiter but I never saw him again!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

I really think this restaurant is outstanding and am surprised by the fact that it's not as packed as it should be - the tasting menus are for those who love uni and foie gras :) If you don't like them, go a la carte, and still you will have an amazing experience. Been there twice in three weeks because I absolutely loved the first experience. Second time around didn't disappoint in terms of food, although the waitress who served us wasn't as knowledgeable/flexible/creative as the waiter we had the first time around. Still she was great (just had a high bar to be compared to). Love the neighborhood feeling of this restaurant with exquisite quality of food.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My hubs and I had the tasting menu and both were wow'd by it. Every course was delicious. It was hard to decide at the end of the night which of the 7 courses we had was the best. I particularly loved the duck plate and the octopus. We can't wait to return!

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

solid food, attentive service, very good neigboughouqt place to have dinner

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a lovely birthday celebration here! The service was outstanding. My friend, the birthday girl, was presented with a thoughtful handwritten birthday card when we were seated. We decided to go family-style and ordered seven entrees including a dessert to share among four people, it was plenty of food. We all really enjoyed the duck (perfectly cooked), the tempura asparagus, the grilled squid, pappardelle with pancetta, and of course the uni creme brûlée. The lobster ramen was unfortunately rather ordinary. Overall, we had great food and service at a reasonable price. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Love this place. Innovative tasking menu from the creme brulee uni to the seared foie gras to the hamachi crudo. You get a basis of everything with the tasting menu and a great wine pairing (not stingy either, im talking too you Flour and Water...which has great food but was skimpy on the wine pairings)

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was special, but pretty small portions. The staff was very sweet, but not always attentive. We got our dessert menu twice for example. Not a big deal because the dessert made up for it. Food is high quality, small portions, elevated dishes. Great unique spot to take family/friends visiting.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Outstanding food, attentive and warm service, wonderful interiors and great dishes and flatware!

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Was good. Nothing great for price tag. Crowed pleaser meals are always nice. Most original plate was Uni Creme Brûlée.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Fantastic as usual

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Simply outstanding food. Period. Thoughtful dishes, beautifully composed. End-to-end delicious.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The bloom has fallen off the rose on this restaurant. This used to be one of my go to destination restaurants but over my past few visits the quality of the service and food has been lacking. The last visit was not a great dining experience and the food lacked flavor and the presentation has become dated (especially for the price point). I wish them the best and hope that things get better.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

A hidden gem! Everything was spectacular and cannot wait to go back. We started with the arugula salad, beets and uni. The uni was one of the best things we have ever tasted. We also had the duck and one of the pastas for entrees. Both were good! The service was wonderful and it was nice and quiet.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was well prepared & presented but service could use a lot of improvement. Still a good neighborhood restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The service was divine. The servers were discreet and personable. The courses were lovely and well timed. The portions were wonderful. The uni was a dream. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

3rd Cousin never disappoints, LOVE!
Really incredible food!
The team and chef are awesome, very gracious and cool.
Again, never disappoints. Love introducing friends to 3rd Cousin.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Everything was great expect the music was so distracting. At one point M.I.A. "Paper Planes" came on...I really didn't want to hear gunshots while trying to enjoy a $100+ meal...so whoever was in charge of music really missed the mark for what I thought this restaurant was all about. Service was great and food was wonderful as well. Lots of families...I wasn't expecting that, but it was a Sunday.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

If expecting to eat a lot and don't like dessert much, don't order from the grand tasting menu, there 2 dessert count's 2 course

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Perfect place to celebrate my cousin's birthday in an intimate and upscale setting. The restaurant wasn't able to seat us exactly on time, but gave us complimentary drinks which more than made up for it. Chef and waiter Jason made us feel special and valued throughout the amazing meal. Highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Bigger portions than you’d expect, so keep that in mind if you’re building your own tasting menu of sorts with shared plates and entrees. Our eyes were certainly bigger than our stomachs but every bite was delicious and we were happy to take home leftovers.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Had tasting menu with wine pairing last Sat for my daughter's b-day. Great food, exceptional wine. Every dishes were very thoughtful from ingredient to plating. Fun and an casual atmosphere. All 6 of us had a great time. Thanks Chef Greg and Joshua.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food is good and interesting. Service is excellent. Small space and a bit loud. Special occasion prices. Overall would go back.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We spent our anniversary dinner and it was wonderful. 10 courses in the grand tasting and they were all wonderful. My wife isn't a seafood person but loved the black cod, hamachi, octopus, and uni. We'll be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Truly great food! When you order a dish then discover every dish has such complex and unexpected flavors that are unique to each dish. I would go back again and again for foody night...

Corkage Fee Ouch!!!! Might as well buy their wine because the fee is so high.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Consistently outstanding throughout the 7 course tasting menu. The subtle and sophisticated blending of flavors and textures coupled with a nicely paced and perfectly proportioned series of plates is what a tasting menu is all about. 3rd Cousin is hidden gem that is easily deserving of at least one Michelin star, maybe two. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was incredible food, a wonderful atmosphere, and the staff was the most fun I've experienced from any Bay area restaurant. I will definitely be back. My god the food was absolutely incredible and was so unexpected for the amazing price of it all.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It would be great if you could do something about the acoustics. Very hard to here there. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Uni creme brulee did not disappoint! But everything else was also just so tasty at this underrated outpost in Bernal. We loved how unpretentious the whole experience was, from the laid back and cozy dining room to the friendliness of the servers and the straight up deliciousness of the food. Chef's tasting was one of our favorites in the city, second only to Saison.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Enjoyed the tasting course while catching up with friends. Each dish was thoughtfully constructed and delicious. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excelent food. We will be back!!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food is good but not outstanding. Kind of overpriced. I am not planning on coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Amazing food. Some of the best in the city.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

A bit overpriced. The food was great. Good wine and good service. I will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Outstanding food and lovely service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very nice ambiance. Good neighborhood restaurant feel. Great food. The uni creme brûlée lived up to the reviews. The recommendation for the duck breast by our server was great. My BF has the venison and it was delish! I was afraid it would be too gamey but it was perfect!!! Overall 5 stars and I can’t wait to come back and recommend to others! 👏🏻

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food at this restaurant is amazing, which is why I chose to come here on one of my rare date nights with my husband. I found the host to be the only unfortunate aspect of my experience. I had a bizarre experience with an Uber where they canceled on me at the last minute, forcing me to schedule a new ride. At this point, I realized I would arrive 15 min late for my reservation. I called the restaurant to let them know. They told me I would have 1 hr 45 min to eat. Fine. I understand they are busy. I arrived 15 min late to the restaurant as anticipated, and the host continued to give me flack for my lateness. It started to seem excessive. She then told me that I would only have 1 hr 15 minutes to eat and asked whether I would prefer just to sit at the bar. I stared back at her shocked. She decided to sit us at our table anyway and said she would call the people who were scheduled for our table afterwards and see if they could come 15 minutes later. I am not sure what is more rude--telling me I had only an hour to eat even though I showed up 15 min late, or calling the following reservation to tell them to come late. Anyway. The rest of my experience was lovely--the food was delicious and the server was very pleasant as well.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was our first time at 3rd Cousin and being from Seattle, it was a bit of a shot in the dark but what a great experience it turned out to be! We enjoyed the tasting menu and all the items we sampled we fantastic - we would definitely recommend the foie gras on walnut bread as it was some of the best we've ever had. The molten chocolate cake desert was out of this world. The service was friendly and professional adding to the food experience. This is a definite must do if you are anywhere near the area.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We love this spot - everyone we bring here is eager to go back, too.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food, smaller portions, which for me was fine, but a few others were left wanting more. The tartine bread is great. It's relatively quiet, but sometimes thats nice and it's great to actually be able to get a table/reservation. Everyone loved their food-- from the ravioli to the fish, to the salad, to the pork belly (this was the smaller portion). For dessert we had the white chocolate bread pudding and apple cake. Both were great, fresh, served warm with ice cream. Service was fantastic as well, kind and friendly. Will definitely go back at some point and recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Entrees had a great creative combination of flavors that really worked. We had halibut and duck. Beet salad also great. Uni creme brûlée was just ok. Appetizers were small portions but they also have Tartine bread - if you ask.

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