Tickets typically range from $10-$25 and include a table reservation downstairs. We also have bar seating and standing room available nightly at discounted prices, as well as our Lobby Bar (located one floor above the music) with FREE entry!
True to its roots, the space combines grit with glam in the city’s historic arts and entertainment district. Operations Partner Zach Pace leads the concept. The menu features modern American supper club, timeless cocktails, and a grower-producer champagne collection. With the perfect mix of curated music and live entertainment, Black Cat has something for everyone.
Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–2:00 am
We have a two hour limit on our tables, but we are always happy to move your party to the bar area if you would like to stay longer and let the good times roll!
Enjoyable time. Placed at table I didn’t want again despite requesting not to sit there. Table on end, in walkway with non centered location. I was happy with price fixed menu with steak and wonderful caprese salad. Wine was great. Wife had sliders with one was burnt. Would go back but could be bettee
Pre-Frix took a long time. Server was awesome and attentive.
My son and I planned a surprise for his wife which entailed him sitting at the table that I reserved for our girls night out while she was visiting from Minnesota. Blackcat not only assisted in the logistics to pull off this surprise but they were just as excited as we were!!
Thank you again for a perfect night!
Food was normal. Guys who seated in front of our table ware so noisy so i couldn’t focus on music
A killer night out. Will return very soon.
All factors considered, this place is an absolute bargain.
Great food. Great music. Great drinks. Looking forward to our next visit
The entertainment was awesome along with a great vibe, good food and service!
Great live jazz and cocktails. Food was excellent as well. Limited seafood options.
Such a great experience. Food was very good and the service and music were exceptional.
I just had a less than stellar experience on the night I went (9/8).
I’m bummed out that I visited a year and a half ago and had a great night and then this time the build up lead to me being placed in the literal worst spot in the house. I understand that it wasn’t intentional though.
But the band was dope, the food was alright and the drinks were great.
I’ll still come back.
Had a blast great music atmosphere love it xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
The first table we were given we sat right next to stage. My back of chair was on the keyboard. Would have been awesome if it was just two of us and we wanted to never talk but a table for 4 too small and hadn’t seen my sis for awhile. So moved to a back table. Was super awesome! Drinks are way over priced, should have specified the type of vodka for my martinis bc think he upsold that. But there is a price fixed meal that is three big courses and was phenomenal! Burrata, was amazing with their basil sauce, Gumbo was amazing, shrimp in it was tender and spice was perfect, Creme Brûlée was overly sugared and toasted with too tick of a shell, but the chocolate bottom was amazing. Cheese plate was well put together as well! It was a little warm and got a little overheated, need to have more fans so more air movement. Music was great but loud. Music was jazzy/blues and amazing. Outside in the Tenderloin was sketch like always but inside was like a hip oasis of good food and music. Was a great find!
Great live music and ambiance. Delicious cocktails.
Good music good ambient
All the people are enjoying
The drinks were great and the truffle popcorn was amazing.
We loved the music. Very cool place
Not worth the value. Couldn’t find anything on the menu that sounded good. Way too loud.
An authentic jazz club, great music, great decor, amazing vibe/energy. Takes you back to another era, this place is as real as it gets. Was blown away everyone was having such a great time, looked around the room and didn't see a single person on their phones, everyone was enjoying the music, having conversations, working on drinks. A rarity in SF or anywhere for that mater. Can't recommend enough for any fans of jazz, live music, or a unique night out.
The Black Cat is a find! Beautiful jazz club with an intimate style. I’ve been there 3 times and have enjoyed the very high caliber of musicians!
Every visit has been an amazing experience. Great staff, food, ambiance and music. Absolutely love this gem.
Black Cat is a cool venue. The service was mediocre. After 20 minutes of sitting with no menus, water, or drinks, I had to flag someone down. The prices for the food are on the high side, which makes the lack of service all the harder to bear. Plus they charge you $20 per person cover in addition to your meal. So for 5 people with a couple of less expensive wines, only a couple of shared apps and dessert, we paid over $600. I am not one to shy from an expensive meal. But this was simply not good value. I might go again, but I would only go for drinks. The meal was just not worthwhile.
Food was just ok. Portions and price terrible. Over $300 for 4 people. We have been to 5 star steakhouses and paid this much. Will only come back for music.
The food was salty and overpriced. We were so excited to see the live jazz, but the singer was just ok and was borderline obnoxious in between sets. We left pretty quickly after eating
More if a bar than restaurant. Open table has it listed as top place to eat. There's like 4 entrees to choose from. Would get better reviews as a bar.
Top shelf SF small music venue
WOW!!!! Such a treat.... Great food and service. The music and venue were amazing. Can't wait to return. I highly recommend.
I want to love this place, but the food is WAY overpriced, mediocre and the service was horrible. We had to wave down our server several times just to order food or drinks and ended up waiting for over 1/2 hour for our bill after we requested it. The music, however, was awesome. Talented musicians playing great music in a fun environment. If you decide to come, eat first and pack a flask.
Fantastic spot in the tenderloin. Awesome music, great food, and wonderful service.
Food was good but expensive for what you get. The band was terrible....then great in the 2nd half of performance. Drinks are good but pricey. All told. $200 for 2 is not cheap...but this is a great place
Incredible place to get a delicious meal with skillfully prepared drinks, while watching live jazz.
Amazing restaurant and the music was just what we wanted to hear. The food was also outstanding, especially the desserts. Will definitely be going back again :)
Nice place for listening live jazz. We had pretty nice date with my wife. Definitely could recommend to anyone who fond of jazz and blues!
The food was good, but not extraordinary. The venue was dark, so presentation and quality were lacking.
The $15 musician fee per diner was excessive. I understand the reasoning, however, we were not there more than two hours or for the headliner.
Very efficient and friendly. The entertainment was terrific.
We were seated in the upper section behind a pole which was annoying.. the sound was fine but not the experience I had last time when we were seated down in front
The Black Cat was excellent. ......music....food.....etc....worth the visit
Good food, fun atmosphere
Went there for a date night and had sooo much fun. Intimate, romantic, hip and unique. Great food, great live music, great service.
Frendly and good atmosphere. Reasonible price good location
Great that Black Cat is located in the Tenderloin district of SF, one block from where the great Black Hawk jazz club was once located. I hope that this venue can contribute to this historic district's revitalization. I liked the music offered by the promising Canadian bassist Marika Galea and her group. But I had two major qualms. First, although I appreciated the effort to incorporate Asian elements into the menu to reflect the new demographics of Tenderloin, the quality of the food was mediocre at best --trying to make up for the poor quality of the food by focusing on presentation than content. Second, it was annoying that tables near me had parties that would talk and laugh loudly over the music and the waiters did nothing to ask them not to do so. There was a bar in the back of the basement dining room and in the upstairs area so if folks wanted to talk rather than focus on the music, they could sit there. One of the loud parties was seated right next to the pianist so it was impossible for me to focus on the music. The waiters tried hard to be attentive, but they were annoying and fussy when I was there to listen to the music. In summary, it's unclear what the Black Cat wants to be. If this is suppose to be one of the premier clubs to listen to high-quality jazz, the Black Cat badly misses the mark. If one wants to go there on a date in a posh setting and have some live background music, then Black Cat is for you. I went there hoping to find a San Francisco jazz club that would compare with the great clubs in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, or even Minneapolis, but I was severely disappointed and am unlikely to go there again. It was also strange to see such a sharp contrast between the over-the-top emphasis on poshness in the context of a gritty neighborhood. A club that is more attuned to the neighborhood would be more inviting and successful. On future trips to the San Francisco bay area, I will stick to Yoshi's in Oakland.
Loved it! Great food, wine and music. Perfect for a romantic night out.