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Permanently Closed - Boxing Room

1559 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Boxing Room opened in June 2011 in the former 19th-century Standard Shirts Factory, located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Chef de Cuisine, Athman El-Kindiy celebrates the Cajun and Creole dishes of New Orleans coupled with seasonal Northern California ingredients. Additionally, Boxing Room offers a seafood bar, cocktails, wine and several beers on tap. Since opening, Boxing Room has been named one of San Francisco’s Best New Restaurants by 7x7 magazine, and San Francisco magazine gave the restaurant a 3-star review. Boxing Room is open daily for dinner, lunch during the week, and brunch on the weekend.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 3pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 3pm
Midday Menu: Every day, 3pm to 5pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday, 5pm to 10pm
Thursday – Saturday, 5pm to 11pm

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Phone number
(415) 430-6590
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Athman El-Kindiy
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Cross street
Gough Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available on Gough and Grove Streets. In addition the Performing Arts garage across from Boxing Room on Grove Street.
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Public transit
Muni 21 Hayes.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rebecca (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Fogo de Chao is a different but very entertaining experience. The harvest table with myriad veggies, olives, cheeses and charcuterie was a wonderful start and great on-going accompaniments to the many meats. The waiters rove around to each table, delivering Linguisa sausage, bacon wrapped chicken, pork and various cuts of beef - all tender and cut to the desired level of rare to done. My only criticism was that when I took a cut from the closest to the outside of the skewer, it was a bit over-salty. Otherwise it was a very interesting taste variety.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Wonderful food! The crawfish cakes & beignets were fabulous! The brioche French toast was magically light & fluffy.
Service was attentive & pleasant w/o being intrusive.
We didn't imbibe @ brunch, but they seem to pride themselves on their cocktails

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Lucky to have caught it on a quiet Sunday night.
The baked oyster appetizer is to die for.
Good flavors in all the dishes we had.
I lived in New Orleans, and their gumbo lives up to N.O. standards.
And we picked up a new cocktail, Arnaud's Special (we asked for bourbon rather than Scotch) and liked it so much that the next day we bought the ingredients and made our own the next night!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Food and ambience were ok but service was only fair. To add insult to injury, I left my phone on the table and went to a concert at the Jazz Center. After the concert we returned to retrieve the phone and were informed it was not found. The staff did not go out of their way to look for it, hence my rating for service.

LosAngelesLorry (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Everything about Boxing Room is wonderful. Too bad it's closing. This is one of our fave restaurants in the Bay Area. We will miss it!!! 😭😭😭

NicholasM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Fabulous food, cocktails and wine. Highly recommended.

LolaOak (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Food was good. Server was abrupt and not very helpful. Not very friendly. He suggested the fried chicken. It was a little greasy. Moist, but crust was heavy. Not light fried. Gumbo and rice and beans were very good. Drinks were excellent. Sand which excellent. Had to ask for ice with bubble water. Meh on the server.

mermaida (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was good though missing some Cajun things I hoped for. Many (maybe too many) fried options. The shooter was tasty. Sides were good

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was amazing; from the fried alligator to my Jambalaya. Service was great too! Our waitress was pleasant and very attentive to our table. She had a great support staff to help, as it was busy.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

We ate here before attending a concert at SFJazz. My wife had the pork chop, I had the duck confit. Very good. Good cocktails also. This was our second time, we'll be bacl.