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54 Mint

4.6
1461 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. 54 Mint is also a retail store where you can purchase, for a simple gift or for your own need, a variety of imported products such as extra virgin olive oil from Umbria, balsamic vinegars, cheese, spices, wines and much more...Our bar will remain open until midnight offering an extended variety of cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits as well as a late-night menu of small bites.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10 pm,
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Happy Hour: Everyday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 543-5100
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mattia Marcelli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission and Market streets
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a Public Parking Garage is also available, located on the corner of Mission and 5th streets.
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Public transit
Mint Plaza is located off of Fifth Street between Market and Mission Streets in San Francisco’s Central Market district. The Plaza is a short distance (approximately 1 block) from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations. Convenient MUNI bus lines include the 14 Mission, 15 Third, 30 Stockton, 45 Union and all Market Street routes.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

54 Mint offers several exclusive and semi-private room options. It can accommodate parties as large as 130 people and can seat groups on a single table for 25 people or less. Please email us at events@54mint.com for any party of 12 or more to get a quote and prix-fixe menu options.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Festa della Mamma!
Please join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day with a 3-course family style menu $55 adults / $25 children under 12, limited a la carte menu available.
Sunday, May 13th 2018 , 12pm - 8pm - reservations are strongly recommended

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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What 1461 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

We've been to 54 Mint many times and are never disappointed. The pastas are wonderful and the place is lively and fun, noisy, but where isn't it? This time we had a pre-ordered menu to celebrate three July birthdays and nine people. The timing was perfect, the four antipasti delicious, the pastas wonderful. It's authentic Italian and we should know. We are Italian-Italian (not Italian American). Thanks, Gianluca and Mattia for giving us a happy birthday.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2016

Food was fine- not amazing but not horrible. Gnocchi was pretty mushy and overall it felt a bit overpriced. Plus they charged $10.50 for a vodka soda that was listed on the menu as $9. Overall not bad but wouldn't go back.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2016

Authentic Central Italian with lots of charm. Will definitely return. One of the best true Italian meals in San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2016

I had the Americana Bucatini and the tomato sauce is so fresh flavorful. My friends had the Carbonara, Homemade Ravioli and the Gnocchi...all delicious.

I also like their fresh ingredient custom cocktails. Nice to try something different interesting.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2016

Food was average. The table next to us was really loud.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2016

We were greeted warmly and seated quickly. Our waiter was charming, knowledgable, and helpful without being intrusive. And the food! Sooo delicious. I have celiac so was thrilled to find out the special pasta with wild mushrooms and truffle oil could be made with gluten free pasta. My husband had a delicious rainbow trout. And we shared the beet salad and the greens. Everything was perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. We are upstairs, elegant and not stuffy; downstairs, the vibe is a little more casual and seems the perfect place to come with a larger group with kids. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Awesome meal. First time at 54 Mint in the city. We live in Contra Costa and frequent the Concord location, which we love for the friendly staff. Must say that the food in the city was exceptional. Every dish was excellent, and same wonderful staff. We will return. And so close to Bart! A wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2016

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2016

This is our second time to go to 54 Mint and we are glad that we went back. This is real Italian food and incredibly delicious. It can be a little hard to find, but it is so worth it. Great food and great service.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2016

The service was friendly but spotty. The seafood risotto was way too salty, but the fettucine with lamb was delicious, as was the salad and the butternut squash flan. We shared a couple of entrees, and one came out fairly quickly, but we had to wait a long time for the other one. We thought that they forgot it.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2016

Incredibly knowledgable on wine, grappa, their food, and beer. Very accommodating and engaging. Love love love this place.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2016

Excellent service. My toddler, my partner and I all love the oxtail and the pasta dishes here. The staff is always so kind to her. We can't say enough about the food, service, ambience, everything your night out dining experience should be. We dine here almost every Friday night.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2015

The New Eve menu was really overprice. $18 for a cocktail, $50 for the wine paired, $80 for the 4 courses menu, that would have been a good price if the portion would have been larger. It was fine, but not much. I pretty sure this place is a better choice when it is not a special pevent.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2015

54 Mint has an excellent location if you want to be near the shopping district of Market St. The food is good but not memorable: flavors are weak. Service is attentive but hurried. Ambiance is unique: a basement. Not a standout to be recommended.

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2015

We were seated at a table crammed in the corner. Our server was clearly trying to accommodate other tables and, although he apologized for not getting to us, the service was very, very slow. In fact, we waited 45 minutes between our salads and entree. The food was fine - not outstanding but my gnocchi was good. The sea bass was okay. There's too many other choices of good restaurants in SF for us to return to 54 Mint.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2015

Chose 54 Mint because of its proximity to Golden Gate Theater. Got a quiet table. The waiter was attentive and helpful, but did not bother us. Recommended a good wine to share and made menu suggestions. This was a Sunday evening and arrived at 5:00. Several items in the smallish menu were already unavailable, but the choices that were left were delicious. The two of us shared the octopus salad and the butternut flan. Both were wonderful. We also shared the carbonara which was peppery and light. An all around pleasant dinner and would go back.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2015

We have never had a bad meal at 54 Mint. It is our go to when we have a theater date at the Golden Gate or Orpheum. Service is always excellent . This time we sat downstairs which has a cozy vibe.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2015

Among the best and most innovative northern Italian cuisine we've enjoyed. Pastas are home made and superb. Each dish, from the oxtail in tomato sauce to the blue nose sea bass, is crafted beautifully and with care. From starters to desserts, we loved every bite. Our waiter was informative and patient in his service, including a great wine selection, and sealed the deal with a departing kiss on each cheek for my wife.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2015

The squash with savory flan was delicious and flavorful. I also enjoyed the grilled octopus with purple potatoes. The main dish portions are a bit small for the price. The beer prices were high.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2015

We loved our dinner here! The place is so comfortable and rustic. The service was attentive. My wine (a Sangiovese by the glass) was delicious and our food was delectable...Misticanza (salad), Polipo (octopus) and the Cacio e Pepe. Perfectly prepared and accompanied by wonderful bread. What a gem!

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2015

My son and I went to 54 Mint for dinner before going to the Yerba Buena theater. We were seated downstairs which has the feel of a wine cellar. The tables were all full but it was still quiet. Our waiter was very efficient and professional. All others who waited on us were also good. My son and I noted that they were particularly handsome people!

My son had a rib-eye steak with potatoes. I tasted both and thought they were great (loved those potatoes!). I ordered the sea bass. It was a small portion of fish on top of a mashed vegetable. It was fine but not outstanding. Both plates could have used some green vegetable to be really satisfactory.

54 Mint is a relatively good value in that location (downtown/mission SF). I will most likely go back.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2015

Great food with very attentive, good service. Our waiter was very accommodating to our table of 6 which was busy visiting each other.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2015

Was surprised to be seated at a shared dining table with 7 strangers when our reservation was made so far in advance. Made an intimate dining experience impossible. Would return for the food now knowing that this is more of a travelers table style venue.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2015

Given that my wife & I ordered two very different dishes and yet they seemed to be the same (Alfredo), with the only difference in that mine had some ham in it and hers had some pepper on it, we were quite disappointed. It was "okay", but nothing special.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2015

Great place to eat before a show. I found it on Open Table. We love the restaurant in Concord.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2015

I picked this place for my Supper club based on a recommendation. I came with 4 other people and we brought a bottle of wine to drink.

Atmosphere: The restaurant is very cute and looks like a good date night spot.

Food: We started with the suppli which were really good and HUGE. I would give those a 4.5/5. All the pastas that I tried were very mediocre. Nothing special or flavorful about any of them. I ordered the cacio e pepe which was made with home-made pasta, so I thought it would be amazing. It was fine, but not amazing. 3/5. I also tried the gnocchi (3/5). Amanatriata (2/5)-which literally tasted like spaghetti and tomato sauce from a can, which is still good, but not for $20 at a restaurant. The carbonara was the best, 3.5/5, but still not anything amazing.

Dessert- We got the panna cotta which was a lot better than I expected (4/5) and the chocolate torta (3/5)- basically a brick of chocolate.

Overall- I was disappointed by how mediocre the pasta was. Nothing was bad, but nothing was amazing either. For the price, I wouldn't go back.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2015

We are loyal customers to 54 Mint because we find the whole experience there reminiscent of our trips to Rome. The staff will speak Italian if you choose, and they are extremely helpful whenever you ask for recommendations. They have a great Apertivo period where you can get authentic Italian mixed drinks like Sbigliatos for 8 dollars.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2015

I've been to 54 Mint four times, going back because the food has been so good, the space is inviting and it's a great location if you're hanging out at Union Square. This time was not as good as in the past. The food was good but has definitely been better. And we were downstairs, where the acoustics are a problem if there is a noisy group --- as there was the last two times I was there. The group near us was having a festive evening, which is great, but three of the men were practically yelling to be heard over each other. Will I go back? Yes, but i'll ask for a table upstairs.

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2015

Food okay..nothing special. They had an opportunity to apologize for the broken chair but outside of coming over to check on the person involved, the occurrence was "forgotten". Very unprofessional!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2015

Great staff, Great food. Loved the Octopus and the dessert. Close walking distance to Golden Gate Theater.

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2015

54 Mint deserves kudos for its outstanding service. I had requested a quiet table. Based on my OpenTable request, they offered us two choices upon our arrival without any prompting. The waiter was attentive and offered excellent explanations of the menu choices. The chef is from Rome, so you can be sure to get authentic Italian food here.

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3.0Dined on November 27, 2015

The service was decent, the drink selection was plentiful. The food selection and service was sub-par and for the price, disappointing. I had their Risotto which that evening was mushrooms and scallops, the portion was marginal to fair, but there was no flavor at all to the dish. I ended up piling on salt and pepper just to get some taste from my plate.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2015

We had a great time at this tucked away gem. We had our kids back from college, went downtown and picked out 54 Mint from open table and Yelp reviews. Johnnie at the bar was great at crafting whatever drink we wanted. The service was great. Good portion Italian... Homemade pasta.

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2.0Dined on November 20, 2015

My husband and I elected to try 54 Mint prior to going to the Orpheum. The evening started out badly with a surly receptionist. I was a few minutes away and they would not seat my husband until I arrived. A few minutes later, I arrived and we had to wait for a table.

Once seated the evening improved with excellent servers. My husband enjoyed his pasta entree however I was not impressed with my shrimp entree. The sizes of the plates were fair.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2015

54Mint is a great little restaurant convenient to Powell/Market. Cool space and great attentive service. Delicious dinner - my oxtail was just amazing. Highly recommend

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1.0Dined on November 11, 2015

Atmosphere:The restaurant is located within 2 floors with outdoor seating. The 1st floor only has a handful of tables, with bulk of tables downstairs in the basement. It is the equivalent of 2 flights of stairs to get to basement area tables, so caution if you are bringing folks with physical limits. The rest rooms are located in the basement. Basement is dimly lit providing cave like feeling. Some tables seat 8-12 people. If you are a small party and seated at one of these tables, you will be sharing it with strangers from another party
Food: The lunch menu is VERY LIMITED. Hubby had chicken with broccolini spears ($17) and I had grilled shrimp over bed of roasted cauliflower and olives ($24). Food was tasty, the portions are very small. Dish had 3 jumbo shrimp, costing $8/shrimp. Restaurant only provides sugar/simple syrup for tea/coffee drinks. So not diabetic friendly.
Service: Service was slow and inattentive. Did not seem like there were not enough servers.
Other: There was separate charge for Healthy San Francisco. San Francisco requires restaurants with more than 20 employees to provide health insurance. Some restaurant owners have responded by raising menu prices to compensate for the extra health insurance cost and others have had a surcharge to the meal. Although restaurant employees deserve health insurance, I object to seeing this charge on my bill when not previously informed. There was nothing on the menu or signage in the restaurant informing patrons that this charge would be added. I question the legality of doing this without previously informing patrons of this charge. Although I saw booster seats that could be used for small children, there was nothing on the menu that would be kid friendly.
Overall: An overpriced restaurant for the service and quality/quantity of food. I would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2015

The meal was excellent, with a wonderful selection of Italian wine available. The restaurant ambiance is lovely, good for both groups and small dinners.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2015

I enjoyed eating there twice. The food is good, flavorful. The server was attentive. That being said, it lacked a certain attention to detail that would make it a superb restaurant. For example my caccio e pepe had some lumps in it and the pasta was not quite aldente enough. So it felt a bit too soft and lumpy. The flavor was good, but these details would of made it more enjoyable. That being said, the food and atmosphere are good enough to try again...

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2015

We had two pastas and a gnocchi. I would happily eat any one of them again, all were good. Very near the Westfield, I will definitely go back if I am downtown and looking for some simple Italian. Octopus salad pretty good. Service was a little mixed but nothing to get excited about.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2015

The food here was good but not superb. We started with suppli (tomato croquettes) and a spinach salad (two separate appetizers). They were solid. I had cache e pepe as an entree, and my wife had gnocchi. They were equally good. Service was considerably off. We waited nearly ten minutes to be seated, and we never could figure out why. We had to ask for drinks to be refilled.

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