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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.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
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The parking lot at the Bank of America is open for a flat fee of $10. Otherwise, street parking is available.
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.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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Blue Plate Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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