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Blind Butcher, San Francisco, CA

Blind Butcher

4.6
4.6
246 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Nestled in the Castro District off Eighteenth and Hartford, Blind Butcher San Francisco features an urban setting that is modern and sophisticated, yet stunningly warm and inviting. The globally inspired New American menu features hand cut prime steaks, bountiful seafood and local organic produce. From small to big bites each dish highlights an inventive flair for marrying diverse flavors with natural organic ingredients into a gastronomic delight. Our wine program offers a superb variety that inspires daring pairings at prices that encourage exploration. Our professional staff is dedicated to crafting a memorable dining experience for our guests, and they share a commitment to quality and a passion to serve you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 529-2478

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Coskun Abik

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Hartford St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. K

    Kevin

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We eat there relatively often. We normally sit outside in their park let as we have a puppy. They are very accommodating and the food and wine are always good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a totally lovely meal here. The service was great too! The only thing is I lost a ring at the restaurant. I think I took it off when washing my hands and I haven’t been able to reach anyone through the phone number listed and there’s no email address. Seems like the only way to book or contact them is through open table. But seriously, we had a great dinner. Highly recommend!
  3. RR

    RuthR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and the atmosphere is great! We have dined here many times and have always enjoyed our meal.
  4. DJ

    DewiJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great service and good food. Be warned of the bottomless mimosas!
  5. RL

    RingLeader1

    San Francisco

    320 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    320 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very juicy Waygu burger!
  6. P

    Planetxoxo

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing. We shared the Cowboy Prime Ribeye, brussel sprouts and butchers potatoes. This was more than enough for two people. Their wine list is very extensive and not to be missed. Usually we don't order desert and we decided on an opera cake a pistachio gelato. The deserts were incredible. I've never seen a staff so accommodating, helpful and happy! Blind Butcher is a must if your craving a meal. Having a limited menu keeps the chef and crew focused on perfecting the dining experience.
  7. L

    Ldub24

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    food was really good! cute ambiance. will def be back when I'm looking to dine in the area.
  8. DD

    DirtyDaddy666

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Absolutely Fabulous
  9. SW

    StephenW

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great. Service is okay. Will come back for brunch again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a friend dinner reserved and was so great. Great staff and delicious food. Highly recommend!!
  11. MC

    MarkC

    Palm Springs

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten! I wasn’t hungry so decided on a burger and I ate every bite….!
  12. BP

    BrianP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside for brunch. I had the Butcher's Benedict which was amazing! There is also the offer of bottomless mimosas!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from out of town and we came here for my husband’s 40th birthday. The service was impeccable, the food was to die for, and the overall experience was perfect for our evening! We can’t thank the staff enough for taking care of us last night! We will come back the next time we’re in town!
  14. PB

    PatrickB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Although I had the same server as in my first visit (with friends who are generous tippers) his performance between the two visits could not have been more different. My first visit, on a busy Friday night, saw perfect service with attentiveness. On this visit the server seemed distracted by a friend whom he was chatting up at the bar. My second visit was on a very quiet Wednesday night which only adds to my consternation regarding the service. I would recommend this place with this one cautionary tale.
  15. TT

    TenderTum

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb was exquisite, Jacob helped us choose a nice Malbec to go with it, and we were well cared for but not in an obtrusive way. We were well held and fed here, and we’ll be back.
  16. e

    edsanfran

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my second time there, and I was blown away! The waitress mixed up my order, and the manager made up for it quickly and expeditiously. He comped us the side dishes and couldn't have been more sincere in his apology. You have to customer for life!
  17. SF

    SFNeighbor

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was just okay. The restaurant was not very busy but we couldn’t really order extra drinks or even dessert since no one really checked in on us. We were there for brunch and so maybe it’s not representative of their food — food was just okay for the quality you would expect. I’m a little disappointed but it’s an okay choice if better restaurants in the area are busy.
  18. L

    Lily

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ordered the filet mignon and it was excellent, very tender, and cooked as ordered. The Sangiovese glass of wine was great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in for a little brunch after running Bay to Breakers and we were seated quickly and served in a timely manner. Food was great as always. I’ve been before but it was my friends time and she loved it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Curtis was the best.
  21. MK

    McKerian

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best Rib eye steaks I have had in a long long time. Menu is compact but all you need
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They’re great
  23. h

    hotdoggiem

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This review is for Sunday Brunch only. We have eaten at Blind Butcher three or four times for dinner, twice with friends, and loved it. Sunday Brunch was a different story. We ate in the parklet, which was fun. Nice day, interesting scene passing by, occasionally an annoying, noisy vehicle. Service was friendly, but a little inefficient. The breakfast menu is very limited. My partner and I each ordered the protein bowl, and our visiting friend ordered the ribeye benedict. When the food arrived, we had no silverware. It took awhile. By the time we got setups the eggs were lukewarm, at best. But it seemed like they were already half-cold when they'd been served. Mine were scrambled, and my partner's over easy were actually cooked solid. The meat patties with the protein bowl, which we had ordered medium rare, were well done, very much so. We like this restaurant a lot -- for dinner! But we won't be back for brunch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe and energy of this place. Service was quick, got the ribeye with chimichuri which was divine. Definitely will be back
  25. GC

    GiaC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This place never disappoints! Prime rib all the way! Service is always on point and friendly. My go to For steak cravings.
  26. d

    dmeister

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a good dinner here. Thank you. We'll be back....
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Birthday dinner— date night I was excited to try this place because of the food images on their website. I canceled my reservation at Izzy’s Steakhouse for this thinking a walk down the block was better than a drive across town. I.Was.Mistaken. The experience was meh. The steak was good, but the tables were too small and the ambience was dark - my candle light was well …unlit. Our waiter ignored us- in his defense, he was running around which I found strange as the spot was pretty empty. The topper and perhaps real travesty of the night was when an unknown waiter or busboy - I still don’t know- spilled steak oil on my husband’s trousers as he cleared our dishes. My husband handled it tactfully but I felt pretty bad since it was his birthday dinner. I intended to contact the manager later- hubby understandably wanted to leave. So I tipped my waiter figuring it wasn’t his fault but that of the other staff member. While some would say that accidents happen and we assumed the risk by going out, I believe in full customer satisfaction. A heartfelt apology would have been nice and much appreciated. Unfortunately, Blind Butcher did not meet my expectations. My advise, ask for an apron if you order their prime ribeye steak and make sure you stand up when they clear your plate(s) or better yet just head over to Izzy’s.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, probably the best burger I have had a very long time. And our waiter, Ciaran, attended to us very well. Great place, great staff. We will definitely return soon.
  29. g

    ger3sf

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    New place for us in the Castro, so gave them a try. Lots of egg dishes (omelettes, etc, but only one griddle item ( soufflé pancakes). Other restaurants in the area with more extensive brunch menu. Otherwise the items we had were good. Also, this reservation was not eligible for open table points, even though it was made via OT.
  30. RD

    RobertD

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect Friday night dinner (composed of three small plates and a salad) sitting at the bar. The food was so good and the ambience so friendly, I wouldn't mind repeating that experience every Friday night.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Very disrespectful service
  32. HS

    HopeS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, top notch service, and incredible vibes.
  33. RW

    RuthW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation & were shown right to a table even though we were about 15 minutes early. The staff is very friendly and attentive. We ordered a bottle of the Girasole Sangiovese for the four of us. This is the best Sangiovese I have had at a restaurant. There are only about six mains on the menu, but all are very well done. My husband & son raved about the salmon and the sauce accompanying it. We had three appetizers: the marinated olives, the crispy calamari and the shishito peppers, all three delicious. I ordered the Wagyu sliders from the small plates & they really were tasty & filled me up! My son-in-law had the Wagyu hamburger & loved it, too. For dessert we had the tiramisu and the chocolate cake. Nothing disappointed the entire evening.
  34. MR

    MarkR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We’ve eaten here twice now and both times we were very pleased. The burgers are terrific. The filet mignon were perfectly cooked and deliciously well seasoned. For small plates the Brussels sprouts are super as were the peppers and calamari. We would highly recommend.
  35. DJ

    DaveJ

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Disappointing on every level.. Nothing special and not worth the inflated prices. Service was lacking. Food was ok. There are many other better options than this.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Celebrating a birthday
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blind butcher is our one of the best places to eat in the Castro. Great food, great service, like family. Five stars 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
  38. RD

    RichardD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for brunch and sat outside., Wagyu beef burger was amazing and cooked perfectly and service was prompt and attentive.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Hours posted on OpenTable were wrong but they were able to seat us and the service was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciaran was amazing!!

FAQs

Blind Butcher is rated 4.6 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Blind Butcher

4058A 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2534

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hartford St

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Coskun Abik

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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