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Blue Plate

1402 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual (27)
  • Fit for Foodies (26)
  • Comfort Food (25)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 282-6777
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cory Obenour
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Cross street
Valencia St.
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Parking details
The parking lot at the Bank of America is open for a flat fee of $10. Otherwise, street parking is available.
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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.
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Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine


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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

What 1402 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Harold (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We chose our first meal at Blue Plate on Valentine's Day. Probably not the best day to try a new restaurant. Although we waited one full hour, with reservations, for our table the mood was very positive and we had enjoyable conversations with other waiting patrons and the very friendly, (and apologetic) management and staff while we waited. Hey, it was Valentine's Day, and they handled it very well.

Once we were seated, the food came quickly and, although the kitchen was positively slammed with an overflowing house, the dishes were perfectly executed and absolutely spot on.

We started with the asparagus soup, light and tasty, not too heavily creamed. We shared the Dungeness crab salad on garlic toast which was just the right balance. I ordered the meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans...iconic comfort food and one of the best renditions I've ever had. My wife ordered the short ribs on a bed of polenta which literally melted in one's mouth. Dessert was a decadent molten center chocolate cake for me and the famous Blue Plate key lime pie for my wife. Both were the perfect finish to a great meal.

If the kitchen can be this consistent during a hectic Valentine's Day with the line stretching out the front door for most of the night, then I expect on normal days they must totally rock.

The only drawbacks were the tiny tables. Seating is a bit crowded and the tables are more suited to a cafe than a full service restaurant. Noise level..well, it was a holiday and every table was occupied.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

rating would be a little higher but we unfortunately received a table at a large window in back of restaurant and froze due to cold windy night on valentines day. owner should be aware of this and invest in floor heat in that area for winter nights. focaccia bread tasty but salty.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had amazing service and the food was delicious. I had the fried chicken which was crunchy and full of flavor and my husband had the scallops which he loved. The key lime pie for dessert should not be overlooked. Definitely coming back to try more food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Love this place. Never had anything but a first rate meal here. With a new influx of crab, we went for it, fried with a cornmeal crust. Wasn't sure how that would be, but it was delicious, the crab perfectly cooked and tasty bites of the crust to eat with it.

And, you get none of the pretentiousness often found in the city. Highly recommended.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Funky and casual atmosphere yet romantic! We visited from Boston and we were very impressed. Delicious and innovative food selections. Only downside is they are super small and it makes it hard to wait for a table. Make a reservation!!

Nolsby (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The smoked-then-fried chicken is my new favorite food on the planet. It’s like bacon and fried chicken made a baby.

The pasta salad side has a lot of rich creaminess and a lot of olive, so it’s a bit heavy as a compliment to smoky fried chicken. An option for some acid and/or veg to cut the richness would be appreciated.

Wendy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been dining at Blue Plate for as long as it has been open. It continues to be a favorite place for us. The odd thing is we have only ordered appetizers! We make a meal with 3-4 apps! You taste the talents of the kitchen. The wine list has improved and it was easy to order wines by the glass. Make a res and enjoy!

vipMelt (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The host did not greet us when we arrived, she was pretty rude to start off with. We were here for restaurant week so it was great to get a tasting of their menu. They seat you extremely close to other tables, we sat next to an obnoxiously loud man unfortunately. Fried chicken was cooked perfectly I recommend that!

vipDavid (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We came here for restaurant week. The options offered were very good. Portions were really large. One of us ordered the 3 course restaurant offering, one just ordered an entree. We shared the faro- egg appetizer, a really large portion and very tasty. We both had the short ribs, again large portions and really tasty. We could not finish them and we are not smaller eaters. We shared the chocolate dessert, very good. We were both very full, with leftovers for lunch. We will return.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Half my party was over 40 minutes late and the waiter COULD NOT HAVE BEEN NICER. He went out of his way, over and over again to put us at ease. He was terrific.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Best key lime pie I've ever had!! The place is a bit on the small size but it's very cozy and the food is delicious. Portions are generous as well.

vipAlex (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We were promised a glass of champagne when making the reservation. Nobody ever offered it or mentioned it. We were there for Restaurant Week and their special menu was very poor, and food quality below mediocre and soooo not worth the price! I don’t understand why this place is rated so high; very disappointing.

vipJeanneDArc (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for SF Restaurant Week and had a great meal. Will go back just for the Farrow and Slow Egg, so comforting! And the Key Lime Pie was better than what we’ve had in Key West, FL.

Markf1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a great time at Blue Pate. Fun place, great food, but a little pricey.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.