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54 Mint

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2133 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Roman cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas, bread and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. Our bar offers an extended variety of Italian wines, craft cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2133 people are saying
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Kelly
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a great place to dine. Due to all of the shops around it closing however, because of COVID-19, it was rather dull outside. It is in a part of town where there is a high homeless population due to the closing of major storefronts. The place wasn’t very populated and they are totally practicing social distancing.

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vipThane
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Past and lamb chops were outstanding. Service was excellent. Wine list left a bit to be desired, but understandable given the current environment. All in all a very nice evening. We’ll be back.

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vipDGDG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food - could have drank the tomato sauce! Wonderful service and well spaced tables- felt very safe. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, and perfect outdoor dining option!

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ShrutiC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place with delectable food and a warm ambiance.

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Lolo87
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter and hostess were adorable! Waiter was knowledgeable, engaging and had good wine suggestions. Secondary waitstaff were also excellent. Hostess was pleasant & attentive. Downgraded ambiance because of a large group of young people smoking large quantities if marijuana next to outdoor dining

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JordanG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food. Staff was amazing and good wine selection

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vipBuffy
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was terrific; heirloom tomato salad, cacio e pepe, great outdoor space for these very strange time; highly reccommended

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vipMattD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor dining experience I’ve had during the pandemic. Great wine list. Knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

If you want to have decent Italian foods, this is a right place to go. My friend and I had pastas and a bottle of wine that the server recommended, and those were one of the wonderful combinations that I have ever had recently. The con is that outdoor dining is only allowed now, and it’s crazy windy and gets cold in the evening. Also, the weed smell lingered outside when we visited here. Other than that, it’s a great Italian restaurant to visit around SoMa neighborhood.

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vipLeslieM
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the reviews are correct. The food is fabulous, particularly the rice balls. These are the best I’ve ever eaten. The outside courtyard seating was charming. The cocktails were very special. Add the exceptional service to the mix and you will not be disappointed in this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food friendly service felt like an afternoon on the piazza.

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SamanthaJ
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Covid-time seating is outside with good spacing. They have heaters and it is comfortable. The surrounding alley is a little dodgy, but what are you going to do? Staff was great, and pastas, as always, were outstanding!

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vippjbb
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is authentic Italian and delicious, great service, and great outdoor setup during these Covid days!
Don’t think twice! Book your table!

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vipHamer4mark
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. I will most definitely return! Pleased to spend my money there.

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vipNancyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining was outdoors on Mint Plaza. It felt like dining in a piazza in Italy. Service was excellent, wine by the glass list covers all the basis. The food was the star--Porchetta Finocchio to start--exactly like you find in Rome. Pasta course was Gnocchi with short rib Ragu. I don't usually order Gnocchi, because they can be heavy or gluey. These were light and pillowy and the ragu was great. Final course was the grilled lamp chops with broccolini. Chops were cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant for quality, authentic Roman-inspired Italian food. Excellent option for dining outdoors during Coronavirus.

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AriJ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great and the food was delicious! Would return!

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Quitich
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great and reasonably priced. Drinks are whatever and not cheap.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent: Food, Drinks, Servers, Location! - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Side-note: Called last minute to move our reservation even though the time was unavailable and they were flexible and accommodating, when we showed they took us right away even with keeping social-distancing guidelines. ALSO - marked birthday on the Open Table app and they brought a free dessert! Yum & Thank you!

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vipDutchtreat
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lik d the outdoor setting, the food and service was fabulous as always

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vipAnnK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'd eaten at 54 Mint a few times in pre-covid19 times and had always enjoyed it. I'd always eaten inside in the restaurant and had never noticed their outdoor patio. This outdoor dining area is a perfect outdoor dining space. The tables are properly spaced out per the current guidelines. I felt very safe dining here. It was the my first time to dine out in SF since before shelter in place. Great food: I shared the Suppli with my friend - these are rice croquettes with melted mozzarella inside and were the perfect starter for our entrees as we each had the halibut which came with asparagus and tomato confit (no starchy side). The bread was also great. We ordered a bottle of Sangiovese Rose having received assurance from our waitress that this was more on the dry side, and it was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recommend.

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CafeReview
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate our Friday Birthday at 54 Mint because they never fail you. The food was amazing, and our server - Alex was knowledgeable about the menu. We have been to 54 Mint more times then we can remember, and plan on continue going for years to come.

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vipExperienceddiner4
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Well setup to comply with all Covid mandates. We felt very comfortable dining there

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willnottellasoul
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service is always slow for business lunches. That is my only complaint. The service is good otherwise and the food is delicious! The restaurant is super cool as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Return to 54 Mint - remembering lovely experience there in recent past. Visiting friend in city!
Live in Portland Oregon

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vipDutchtreat
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and very friendly and knowledgeable service
Imaginative cocktails
Had a great time

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LisaH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super positive experience from start to finish !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian pastas at its best

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vip2hijasandmax
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. It was new to us and I don’t know why we hadn’t ventured there before. Close to Westfield Center so recommend for a post shopping venue.

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vipCarlalive
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a perfect girls lunch...2 people. The service was charming and delightful, everyone we interacted with was cheerful and polite, and the food was very fresh and in season, not to mention delicious! I fine restaurant...I recommend it wholeheartedly!

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RoryM
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good location, good company, good food & good service

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vipDineout
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with the Cavalo Nero kale salad and the Suppli rice balls, both ample to share. For entrees we also shared the salmon with lentil ragu and the gnocci with slowed braised short ribs. The gnocci were puffy and delicious. The salmon we were served initially was undercooked. The restaurant manager promptly replaced the salmon dish and the second piece was cooked to perfection, some of the most tasty salmon we've eaten. Overall the food was outstanding. Our waitress, Martina was energetic and gave excellent service.
The restaurant has a good wine selection but prices seem to be more expensive than other restaurants in SF. They do have a Happy Hour from 4 - 5:30 where you can get a limited selection of wine, beer and cocktails for a little less. The restaurant upstairs filled up right around 5:30, people probably going to the theater. We'll definitely go back!

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Kevin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Love the downstairs dining room too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!

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mlewsimpson51
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We shared 3 items - salad (the orange and fennel salad); lake superior smelt (too salty by 50%!! but otherwise excellent); and a simple pasta - very good. Only complaint - salty smelt appetizer. Good wine list, reasonable. Great ambiance.

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Maria
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience, from food to ambience to exceptional service. Will definitely return again! The perfect location for pre- or post-theater drinks/dinner!

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Clar
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was just ok. Everything else good

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vipGourmetDiva
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Their food is so authentic with their homemade pasta that we thought we were back in Italy. Service attentive but not smoothering. I think the only downside is the prices a bit high- but still worth it! And noise level is a bit high. Bathroom really needs to be updated- it's not very clean. We've been many times before and will go again for a special night. Lovely cocktail menu as well and good suggestions for wines by the glass- they let you taste before you commit- that's nice.

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MikeV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The homemade pastas are delicious, as were the octopus starter and endive salad. Downstairs can be noisy, esp if large groups are seated there.

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54 Mint does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now and Uber Eats. 54 Mint also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 543-5100.

54 Mint is rated 4.6 stars by 2133 OpenTable diners.

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