Sadly, I went to go one last time before Boxing Room closed for a makeover and reincarnation as something different. Will sadly bid farewell to excellent pickled okra, and more
We will miss you! Thank you all for many great meals and times out. You guys have been our go to for business lunches, to take visitors, show nights and just drop Ins when we needed a bite and some drinks. The food never disappointed, cocktails/wine/beer always on point for quality and selection and you had the best staff. Pretty bummed out to be honest.
Short rib bread pudding special was terrific
Love the food, good chill spot, good for a date where you can actually hear each other. :)
Great NOLA-inspired spot in Hayes Valley. Tasty food, good drinks, 5/7, will go again.
We went pre-theatre and had no problem finishing dinner with plenty of time to spare. We split a little gem salad, which was chilled and delicious. We also both had different varieties of gumbo and it really hit the spot! Be aware that the last service at Boxing Room is brunch on 7/02/17. Thereafter, it is transitioning to Barcino, with a Catalan slant instead of Cajun/Creole.
The menu was not very creative and we wound up getting hamburgers because there was nothing else appealing on the menu. We had an 8 PM performance which our server knew. We waited a long time and when our order finally came it was incorrect and we had to wait even longer for the order to be corrected. We've enjoyed Boxing Room in the past but I doubt we would want to take a change again.
Boxing Room has been one of our favorite restaurants in the Civic Center/Hayes Valley areas. However, it will soon close and reopen with a different name and cuisine. According to our server when we went there on June 17, 2007 it will become a Spanish restaurant.
I used to love this place, but now the food has gone way downhill lately. The sole stuffed with crawfish was hard as a rock on the outside. The fish was way overcooked and the filling had a ton of lemon zest in it that was not listed on the menu (one of my allergies, btw). It tasted like it came straight out of the freezer and went into the microwave.
The vegetable plate was much better, though I suspect that the artichoke hearts were pre-frozen, too. And the peas were mushy. It's pea season, folks. Couldn't they be fresh?
The ice cream was wonderful, especially the bourbon and ginger flavors. Come here for cocktails and dessert, not dinner!
The waiter was very nice and helpful, and he paced us well so we could get to the opera on time.