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71 Saint Peter Restaurant

601 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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European Kitchen and Bar with a modern take on old world cuisine. Each dish is made in-house with care and creativity using fresh Californian ingredients. Craft Cocktails, Boutique Wine and local Beer on Tap. Rustic Atmosphere with Outdoor Patio, Full Bar, and Private Dining Room. Special Events and Business Events Welcomed.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Modern European, Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday by appointment only.
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Phone number
(408) 971-8523
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cordial Pajor
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Private party facilities
Host your event with 71 Saint Peter in our private dining room and craft cocktail bar. We have pre-fix dining packages and buffet menu options customized to suite any event. We host reseal dinners, luncheons, birthday parties, business meetings and events, cocktail receptions, company parties, graduations, and wine pairing dinners to name a few.

Please contact our private dining coordinator for more details at or visit our website at
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Private party contact
Laura Rodriguez: (408) 420-8306
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71 Saint Peter provides full service catering and bar services.
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Cross street
Santa Clara & St. John
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Parking details
The Market Street parking garage is located directly across the street with 6 levels. Please inform the host should you need validations.
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Public transit
The St. James light rail station is located short two blocks away form the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 601 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7  based on recent ratings
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveS (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very cozy place and perfect for dates and special occasions. They served us very well on Valentine's day. Very pleased.

JohnK (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This is an average restaurant with hard working people who want to please.
Food is fine but nothing special.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

What a great find! We found 71 Saint Peter Restaurant on OpenTable as we were looking for a different restaurant to take friends for their bday dinner. The food was so good, it is comfort food meets foodie food. Their specialty is the Risotto of the day, which I will definitely be coming back for. The service was great, I was surprised it wasn't more busy on a Sat night, but that made it great for us. Great patio to people watch and a rustic European feel inside. Will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was awesome, but service that evening was lacking. We were handed two different dinner menus which the server said everything on both menus was available. We never received a wine list, so we didn’t order any wine. The wait staff seemed to be struggling that evening and wasn’t very attentive. Other than the service, the food was really good and the ambiance was great.

DaveM (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We haven't dined here in about a year and sadly, the restaurant seems to have declined and to us appeared struggling to stay in business.
The menu seemed to be a slightly reduced version in terms of number of dishes and cost of ingredients. Crab cakes are now shrimp cakes. The only fresh fish on the menu was tilapia instead of salmon.
The maitre d'/waiter/bartender was pleasant and helpful, but spread very thin trying to cover all the tables. The chef was trying to help out delivering some of the checks, so unless we just hit a bad night, when an employee or two called in sick, they seemed understaffed.
The food was presented well. My roast pork was a little over-done and dry. I like spinach, but it seemed like they got a bulk buy on the stuff because it seems to come with every plate I saw.
I think the ambience there is still quite nice and a good respite from the noisy bar scene on the rest of San Pedro, so I do hope they stay in business.

Steve (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Good was good, not great but still good. The service was horrible: slow and not attentive to our table.
They only had one person working the tables and the cooks also seemed overwhelmed.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Delicious food and fabulous service for a great evening with girlfriends!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

very small menu, new york steak hard , even on medium rare, bad choice from chef on placing sweet mash potato under, steak,we were told was mash potato, server mixed orders and gave wrong cook steak, and no water for my table,
gelato was more watery than creamy.

vipBr11 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve menu limited
Not much choice
Service was good
Food was average, had steak and it was tough

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I enjoyed the dinner. I had been at restaurant several times in the past.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoyed the casual warm ambiance of 71 Saint Peter together with attentive service by Kelly and other staff. We both had the cream of carrot soup with ginger which was yummy, and the pork loin dinner which was very flavorful too. We also enjoyed some wines by the glass and found the overall costs to be very reasonable.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The restaurant has a number of separated areas which helped keep the noise level down. The food was surprisingly great with very reasonable pricing.

vipKenK (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

This was 11/18 and the restaurant was cold inside as outside. We asked if the door could be shut and never happened. Im sure it was so they could bring food in and out to the diners outside. However, the doors still could have been shut in between

It took almost for someone to wait on us and the place was not that busy at approx 6pm. We were not told of the specials (had to learn them when the waiter working with e the table next to us recited them well after we sat down.
I asked 2 times for a water and two times for bread. The food came to the table but not at the same time. My wife has the capellini (hers came early)and I had the chicken with polenta which came about 5-10 minutes later. Sadly, the polenta was not hot and the chicken was not fully cooked. We could not wait so I have about 1/2 the chicken and stopped as it was rubbery. I thought the waiter would have the manager come over but never did.
The waiter did offer my wife a glass of merlot on the house.
In closing, we have been dining at 71 St Peter since it first opened at least 2-3 times/yr. This is the first time we had this level of poor service and it will be awhile before we try the restaurant again

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Very average meal. Nothing Stood out. The preparation of the carpaccio was very basic. I would go out of my way to go here again

vipRLee (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

I had been wanting to check put 71 Peter for sometime. Located in San Pedro square, it is near a few other restaurants and offers a parking lot across the street for patrons. The bar in the back is adorable. Old rustic, tons of options for libation. The kitchen is somewhat open and you can watch as they cook. It has street seating which is very cool to people watch. Last night we went in for dinner. It took them over 15 min to come to out table. We had to ask repeatedly for bread and never got it. It seemed to us that they had the bartender 1 waiter and 1 Bus boy for over 18 tables. Three tables walked out as after about 15 min they went next door to eat. I won't lie and say that didn't occur to us as well...... when the food came, we wish we had. It had a gloop of hard cheese on wouldn't melt. The pasta wasn't fresh but was cooked ok. The rest of the plate was a hot mess. It was capellini. Usually that comes with basil tomatoes and red peppers..this had sausage bites with gravy , dark roasted onion like a French onion soup and peppers. It was not taste and looked even worse. We ask for a coffee to go and never got it. We finally just left. I felt bad for the server. He had a good attitude even though he must have known and felt it was going to be a hard shift to work. I wouldn't go back, nor would I recommend.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

I was amazed the restaurant wasn’t more crowded on a Friday night! The ambience was lovely, nice and quiet, the service attentive, and the food was absolutely delicious. The beef carpaccio was wonderful!

Pathologist (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

I had the waitress-recommended capellini, which had virtually no seasoning and was almost tasteless; certainly not worth the price. Coffee was old and burnt. Even though it was cool outside, the ceiling air conditioning was blowing fiercely down on us. Open Table should stop listing this place.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We went with some friends to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We arrived early as we had plans for the rest of the evening. The place has a cool vibe to it as it is located in an old historic building. The service was excellent. Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive.

The menu was a single page. There was a nice variety of choices but not overwhelming. We enjoyed an appetizer of baked brie in a phyllo dough crust with some nicely cooked, but crisp apples and a walnut butter. A tasty opener.

A salad of greens, goat cheese and a bacon drizzle was a perfect set up for the main course. Main courses included a flavorful pork steak with a dried cherry demi-glace with roasted potatoes and spinach. A nice New York steak thickly cut, cooked a perfect medium rare with turnips and potatoes had just the right spice to support rather than overwhelm the flavor of the meat. The best of the main courses was the risotto du jour featuring plump, nicely charred shrimp. The risotto was creamy but not mushy and came with some bitter greens for texture and complexity.

Dessert featured a well done, but not spectacular creme brulee. It was a little overdone, but well flavored. A sour cream fudge cake with homemade honey gelato more than made up for a slightly overdone creme brulee.

A fantastic experience in the midst of San Jose's hip, downtown restaurant hot spot on San Pedro.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was very good. Food good - not special or excellent; narrow menu (we had dinner). But worth going back for a quick casual meal. Although a bit overpriced. Liked the wine (New Zealand). Wood seating/table ambience were uncomfortable, thus not a good place to relax with friends.

XYZZ (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

For $200 for 4 people and minimum alchohol, this place wasn't worth it.