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About Blue Plate

The Blue Plate opened in 1999 as a casual spot where friends and neighbors can enjoy the best ingredients our seasons have to offer. Owners Cory Obenour and Jeff Trenam have created a space that feels like a home, with three distinct dining rooms each appointed with the work of local artists. In the back, a lush, night-fragrant garden offers an exotic retreat from the bustle of the city. The kitchen stays committed to using the highest quality local produce and meats in classic American and rustic Mediterranean dishes. Through a working friendship with Bay Area farmers, the Blue Plate is expanding the notion of "the blue plate special" to include dining that is casual, affordable, delicious and responsible.

3218 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Valencia St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 282-6777

Website:
http://blueplatesf.com/

Parking Details:
The parking lot at the Bank of America is open for a flat fee of $10. Otherwise, street parking is available.

Public Transit:
The Blue Plate is located at the stop for the following bus lines: 14, 49 and 67.
Bart riders should get off on the 24th and Mission station.

Executive Chef:
Cory Obenour

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Complimentary Rosé Bubbles!

Specials

Complimentary Rosé Bubbles!
Details

Cheers to good company with a round of sparkling rosé on the house!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: January 9, 2018

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:30PM-6:00PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

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Blue Plate Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (21)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
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Organic (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

First time at this restaurant. Even though it was a casual atmosphere the food was anything but that. Comfort food taken to the next level with great tastes and good sized portions. The food did take a little while to come out of the kitchen but we were in no hurry and had a relaxing dinner. Would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Blue Plate is a neighborhood go to for Bernal and Noe. Haven’t been disappointed yet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything is always great here! Been coming here here ever since it opened and I have not had anything that I didn't like! Cory is a great Chef and Shannon is the best Host! We started out with the best deviled eggs ever, had a nice salad and I had the New York Strip and she had the Meatloaf which is a staple and is exceptional. For sure a New Years to remember!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and the food was tasty! Would love to come back to try the different menu items!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome food, top notch service. I love that the menu changes but the quality of the food never does. Keeps me coming back for more. Incredibly cozy clean decor. It almost feels like you're at a friend's house who really knows how to cook and entertain.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, attentive and welcoming service. Will visit again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This place is always great. Eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Staff is fabulous. Food is amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The staff was incredibly friendly, food was spectacular + they had tons of delicious gluten free options! Absolutely love this gem in the Mission

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I love Blue Plate and keep coming back!
Staff is always insanely friendly and personable, and the chef works constantly to play creatively with his dishes and ingredients. The staples are phenomenal, and the changing menu items are always entertaining and delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Blue Plate should be a model for all restaurants. Our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious. Our party was the first in the restaurant. We were greeted warmly by the hostess. That is one way to get off to a great start. Plus, the restaurant was so quiet we conversed at a normal voice level. Of course the restaurant was packed when we left and the volume went up but the first hour was lovely. Blue Plate offered us a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service, fantastic food. Everything was perfect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The Blue Plate has a great vibrant atmosphere. A small and cozy restaurant in the mission which is appealing to young people. The noise level is very high. The food was a big disappointment and It’s a pricy place. The butternut squash soup was loaded with cream and cheese and was inedible by my friend who also ordered the quail. Only one tiny quail on her plate. My other dining partner ordered the pasta which was also loaded with cream and he gave it a thumbs down. I ordered the calamari appetizer and found it delicious. I also ordered the cod and clams which was dry and over cooked. So, in my opinion, the restaurant did not live up to it’s reputation. But my last word is that people were enjoying themselves, it was packed with diners, and maybe we just ordered the wrong thing.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Amazing as always!! One of the best in SF!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Fabulous. Blue Plate really understands food. PIty we live in London! We will return!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The presentation of the food was impeccable, the staff friendly and the flavors that out palettes experienced was like no other.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Blue Plate has been consistently great and innovative for the many years that I have had the pleasure of dining there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

service is amazing- food incredible. Love this hidden SF gem.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This place is the best and one of the most consistent restaurants in San Francisco. Go blue plate!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very nice place. The food was really well made and the service was really nice as well. I like that it's not a "hip" place so the place is quieter, warm and inviting. I would definitively go back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The hostess was not very friendly. The server was friendly enough until she discovered we had diet restrictions at which point she made us feel like we were such a bother.

We ordered meatloaf, mac n cheese, rock cod & clams, fried chicken, cavatelli, brussel sprouts. Every dish was overly salty except for the rock cod & clams which was excellent.

Ambience was nice though a little on the noisy side.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here with my wife for a 8pm reservation. We ended up waiting 25 minutes for a table. After ordering, we received our 2 appetizers about 30 minutes after placing our order. An hour later we, along with many other tables, were still waiting on entrees.

We canceled the rest of our meal which was disappointing because the two appetizers were really good. The waitress was nice and management were apologetic about the long wait.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Creative and inspired food. The place is very relaxed and down to earth. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great find!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great wine selection. Excellent dishes. Professional service. Paid the check through open table. Best sorbet I’ve ever had in my life. Great job Blue Plate team. 🙌🏼

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Way Too loud!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The back patio was awesome.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food I had was very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

First time to Blue Plate and I can't wait to go back. The meatloaf was the best I've ever had and I can't get it out of my mind. BLue Plate is a fabulous neighborhood restaurant with friendly, caring servers. 5 stars all around in my humble opinion.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I took one star away because of the not impressive vegetarian option. The food is absolutely delicious. The service started with the mistep but they fixed it professionally and the service is very friendly. The rose wine is perfectly chilled.
We started with grilled calamari and salad. Then, we had ling cod and soup for the entree. My vegetarian could not find any entree so he picked the soup as the entree. All of them are spot on delicious.
There is one weird service approach of the restaurant. On Monday, we arrived the restaurant, the restaurant was totally empty. Since we had the reservation, they took us to the back. Throughout the whole night, they did not seat any customers in the front house, which is a weird arrangement. If I did not know this restaurant and just walked pass it, I would not pick this restaurant because of the emptiness.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I love the homey atmosphere, friendly staff and atmosphere, and always impeccably delicious food! Not a fancy venue, but my husband I love it for date nights, special occasions, or any time we just have to have Blue Plate's fried chicken. We come here just the two of us, bring our parents, and always bring friends when they visit from out of town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food came out without too much waiting, food quality fit the prices, was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked as well as gorgeous presentations, service was spectacular and the ambience was very cozy and romantic. It was a fabulous place to take my girlfriend out, on a date and she was very impressed with everything. We loved our experience and would definitely consider revisiting on another occasion.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

There was an option to select the occasion which we selected birthday and it was not addressed. We also requested to be seated outside but we were seated inside.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

💙 I always love my experience at Blue Plate. The food, service and ambiance make any night special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Overall very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service and food were excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I don't know if it was just a rough night or it is the usual experience, but dinner was long and service was non-existent. We arrived at 6pm and left at 815 and were waiting for our food at every course. My $28 pork loin was over cooked and the server never checked on me so that I let her know. Too pricey to be that wrong.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I love Blue Plate and have been coming since they opened early 20 years ago. On this occasion I sent three friends there for dinner. I called ahead and gave them my credit card number and it was absolutely no problem. Although they have been seriously successful, they are still neighborhoods-ly friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Organic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Late flight in from San Diego. Had to change the reservation time twice. Well worth it! Absolutely delicious and a perfect spot near my Airbnb.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Still my favorite neighborhood restaurant , didn't disappoint.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Been solid since the day Blueplate opened. My favorite is the fried chicken!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Blue Plate is on our list of wonderful SF restaurants where we have no hesitation to take friends for a great dinner ... if you enjoy Flour & Water, Nopa, Rich Table, Seven Hills, Stones Throw, Thanh Long, Trestle, Cotagna, SPQR, Hillside Supper Club, In Situ, Ju Ni, La Ciccia, Mourad, Octavia, Quince, etc., add Blue Plate to your dining destinations!

One of my fav dishes is the fried chicken. The skin is to die for! The meat is so moist and tender. If you love fried chicken the last time you were in New Orleans, you'll be delighted with Blue Plate's!

Cooking fish right so it's flavorful and moist can be challenging for restaurants but no so for Blue Plate. We had ling cod and it was right on the mark (you'll love the accompanying fried chick peas)!

Peach and heirloom tomato salad. Order it. Nuf said.

And for the vegetarians in the crowd, the risotto with sweet corn and hen of the woods mushroom is absolutely delicious. Can you say ohhhhhh, the oakiness is crazy good?

Enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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