About 54 Mint

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.

16 Mint Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Mission and Market streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 543-5100

Website:
http://www.54mint.com/

Parking Details:
a Public Parking Garage is also available, located on the corner of Mission and 5th streets.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mattia Marcelli

Additional:
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

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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.

54 Mint Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Authentic (26)
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Good for a Date (21)
Casual (20)
Business Meals (17)
Cozy (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fun (9)
Romantic (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here this week. Her comment was best - "this feels like one of those places in Florence". More specifically, it didn't feel like techie San Francisco - all noise and hard edges. A bit old school and a bit euro and a bit really good food. We had a local buffalo mozzarella and grilled brocollini starter and fried smelts w/aoli. Simple sure, but very nice. The grilled brocollini was especially nice. We then shared Cacio e Pepi pasta and grilled lamb chops. Both were excellent. A good bottle of wine (Barolo) and all was good in the night.

Sometimes they have truffles...we missed them but will try again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Our server had great insight on our wine selection to access my wife’s Abruzzi ancestry. Not our first time here, it’s become a regular stop when we’re in the City.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was atrocious. It was Dreamforce week and downstairs was taken over by a group and seemed to be getting all the attention from the servers. Received a different wine from the one ordered and took 3 times asking where the cocktail was that one of us ordered. Pastas however were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food, though visually appealing, lacked culinary prowess. The mixed salad was generous but the breadcrumbs garnish was too salty. Octopus was the most tender ever-perhaps too much so-and lacked any depth. The pastas were bland and forgettable.
As far as the service, my date felt pressured by the hovering waiter. His first words told us that they were busy so we should quickly order!
It’s too bad because it’s a great dining room, though rather noisy, and we won’t be going back.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Better than expected. Gnocchi and Octopus were outstanding!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great meal we both had lamb chops.
Had to share a table which can be hit or miss. It was just that the first group was not friendly at all but the 3 people from sales force were great.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have eaten here at least a dozen times since they opened several years ago. Never been disappointed. A simple menu with authentic and hearty Roman food. Great starters you can make an entire meal out of, terrific pasta, and always a few fresh and authentic main course large plates. The wine list is fantastic, and generally fairly priced, though you can drop a bundle on an older Barolo if you are a mind to. The waiters and bar tenders are very knowledgeable about the many obscure Italian regional wines.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome. Best Italian restaurant in SF

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 (München)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The bar is well stocked and the drink options and cocktails many. The restaurant offers traditional Italian cuisine and quite well made primi. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Exceptional food and service. We were there with our four (well behaved) teenagers and they loved the food also.

The bar made fabulous cocktails and the restaurant is beautiful. It sits high enough that you couldn't see the Ally, which is good.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Transported us back to Italy! Thank you!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We showed up early for a reservation and were seated right away. The cocktail menu is pretty sizable and I had a perfect Old Fashioned. The smelt appetizer was worth the price of admission. Salty and crunchy with a great tangy dip. The pasta dishes were well proportioned and thoughtful, with amazingly perfect pasta. I'm looking forward to another visit. Waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable, and offered great pairings.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

54 Mint was a tremendous find for me. I was just looking for a time what would work and, as luck would have it, I discovered it. I was meeting some people I'd not met before for a business dinner and we were all impressed. I had about the most succulent halibut I've had in a year - and I order that frequently. we had a great table downstairs surrounded by wine racks. It was bit noisy, but not too bad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service was great, very attentive without being overbearing. The food was good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing service with an impressive wine list!!!🍷👌

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very slow service
The room downstairs was a mishmash of chairs and tables-like going into an old basement
Mushroom pasta was luke-warm at best
Good bread

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dining was nice, food good although dining room a little loud. Drinks a little pricey. Good service. Good proximity to the Warfield Theater.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went to 54 Mint prior to a show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the food was fantastic. The service was very friendly and we are looking forward to going back sometime soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The ambiance was so delightful, the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing and I could have just stayed there for hours and enjoyed the atmosphere. Love it and will go back again when we visit San Francisco again, hopefully in the near future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Came on a weeknight with a reservation. After being sat, waited 30 minutes for a server to come by and acknowledge us. Pasta sounded fancier than it was, so I was surprised when I got a bowl of spaghetti and sauce. I'm all for simple dishes but was looking for something I can't make at home. I've been here before and have been impressed but after this experience won't be returning.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was my second visit to 54 Mint. This time wer went for dinner. We shared the octopus appetizer abd the charred broccolini and buffalo mozzarella appetizer and the special duck gnocchi. With two glasses of excellent white wine and the gelato, we were shocked at the price of our neal. I think this place is geared for business folks. It's conveniently located in downtown SF.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our waiter talked us into a $200 bottle of wine that was quite disappointing. Food took forever to serve and one of our dishes was cold when they brought it (they fixed it). We picked this restaurant because it was so highly rated on OpenTable (3rd disappointment in a row in San Francisco). Don’t go to San Francisco for the food if you come from Chicago. Average restaurants in Chicago are better and cheaper than the nicest restaurants in SanFrancusco.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was impeccable, great scene, beautiful presentation and pasta delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

54 Mint was recommended by a friend. We had a nice evening. I would definitely recommend reservations and sitting in the lower level. We were seated at a community table which I enjoyed but some may not. Service was good. Food portions were moderate, definitely enough to fill you up. The quality of the food was very good as well. My first choice was the duck, which they were out of (6 pm dinner on a Saturday). We had the fettuccine special which was very nice and perfectly seasoned. Wine has a 300% mark-up. The corkage fee on line was $25 but $30 when we arrived. Still better to take your own if you desire a fine wine with dinner. Desserts were fantastic.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is a wonderful hidden gem with fabulous food and wine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fresh ingredients and items on menu are so unique and authentic. Worth it

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overall, not a good experience. It started out well enough (after we made it through the dark, somewhat scary plaza) as our table was ready, the atmosphere was nice and the wine recommended by our server was quite good. It was loud, but festive. My husband enjoyed the grilled octopus, but the meatballs were a bit salty. We both wanted the Cacio e Pepe pasta. I asked if I could have spaghetti rather than the traditionl thicker noodle, and the server was unsure if it would be ok with the chef. Big red flag! I wasn't asking anybody to shave truffles over the dish, just to substitute the pasta. I also asked for the pasta to be cooked to a very soft consistency, just leave it in the pot a bit longer. I did get the spaghetti, but it was quite hard, even my husband agreed. I asked the waiter to take it (politely)as I couldn't eat it.
He offered to have it remade, but by then my husband was finished, I was over it and ready to leave. When we got the bill, my dish was still on it because he "offered me something else." I made a simple request for a medical reason, it wasn't prepared correctly and should have been taken off the bill. We then had to walk through the scary plaza again.
What started out as a fun evening, ended in disappointment due to a lack of attention to a simple detail.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have enjoyed dining at 54 Mint several times and have always had a wonderful experience. The food is fresh, beautifully prepared and delicious. The exquisite service is a major reason why we go back time and again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Should give refills on coffee.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We really enjoyed the authenticity of the food and style of service. We very much appreciated the full bar, which included some Italian specialties that are hard to find such as certain aperitif and after dinner drinks that are available. Excellent wine list, too! They offer an option of gluten-free pasta, which I don't think they publicize much, and they were also flexible about making a couple of dietary changes for me. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Birthday celebration. They were thoughtful enough to bring out a complimentary tiramisu with a candle and sang Happy Birthday!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

1st time visiting and had a wonderful experience. We were seated almost immediately, waited on immediately, ordered two wonderful courses. Very professional servers, great food, nice ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I was underwhelmed by this restaurant. Location and decor was good, but the meals were bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always, the food was spot on delicious.

We were very disappointed in the service. 54 Mint has always been one of our favorite restaurants in SF. The service was dismal. We asked the server for certain things like a lime, it never came. No dressing on the salad, it came over dressed. Two coffees, only one was served. At one point, my husband almost got up and went to the bar to get service, finally our waiter returned to our table. We brought a client from LA to dinner to impress him and we left embarrassed. We can not longer recommend your restaurant. The point to going to a restaurant is to be restored. Our experience was anything but.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The dishes were fantastic, especially our two pasta dishes and the simple fish of the day (lingcod). That wait staff was extremely friendly and accommodating of our two young children (ages 6 and 1). It was a wonderful dining experience overall. We will be recommending it to our friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a difficult review to write since my partner's evaluation and mine are somewhat different. We shared the SUPPli which was nicely done but I thought it needed a little more something to enhance the flavor; he enjoyed it. We also shared a radicchio/pear salad that needed more pear. I found the gnocchi itself to be good but the sauce was a bit bitter. His fettuccine special was very good. He had a chocolate tort for dessert which was very good and they put a candle in it for his birthday. It was a nice touch for an older person. The service was good; the staff was very attentive. Oh, yes, the bread. It was really good...though a bit cooler than room temperature was seemed odd.
The restaurant has a basement room which looked to be perfect for larger groups of energetic young people. They were noisy and seemed happy; since we were on the main floor, my partner and I could hear each other--the best of both worlds.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server was outstanding!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I've been to 54 Mint several times over the last few years. It's always predictably delicious and the service is very attentive and knowledgeable. Be sure to get a reservation or if you are alone, it's very nice to eat at the bar. Enjoy!

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Waiter was amazing and very attentive. The place was well lit and the ambiance felt cozy and romantic. I was celebrating with a friend for her birthday and they brought out a very light brownie for us to share. The waiter and I sang happy birthday to her together and she was extremely happy with the entire experience.

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