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About Mystic Room & Tavern

Mystic Room & Tavern, tucked into Mystic Hotel, is heavily influenced by film noir. Backing onto Burritt Alley, where detective Sam Spade's partner Miles Archer was gunned down in 1941 classic hardboiled crime film The Maltese Falcon, the distinctive atmosphere appears in the handcrafted cocktails as well as the tavern’s walled-in and curtained booths that create dark corners for private conversation.

417 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary French / American, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
OpenTable Reservations are for dining room only.

DINNER:
Mon-Th 5:30pm-10:00pm
Fri-Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm

BAR AND LOUNGE:
Mon-Th 5pm-12am
Fri-Sa 5pm-2am

Cross Street:
Sutter+Stockton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 400-0561

Website:
http://www.mystichotel.com/eat-drink

Entertainment:
Live Jazz and Contemporary Instrumental Monday - Wednesday 6pm - 9pm and Thursday - Saturday 7pm - 10pm.

Catering:
Berlinetta Lounge, Burritt Room + Tavern, and the Burritt's Red Couch available for Private Events. Please reach out to Ryan Young for more information at ryoung@mystichotel.com

Parking Details:
Sutter/Stockton Garage

450 Sutter Garage

Public Transit:
MUNI 45, MUNI 30 outside our door.

Executive Chef:
Justin Pruett

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
BR+Table is a unique chef’s table experience, featuring handcrafted plate ware and linens. Guests interested in planning a BR+Table for their groups of six to 12 can collaborate with Executive Chef Luke Knox on personally creating a customized menu of their desire. Chef Knox will interact with your table to describe each dish and our talented bar team can develop cocktail, wine, or beer pairings, or recommend larger format wine or beer selections. Please reach out to Ryan Young for more information at ryoung@mystichotel.com

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Private Dining

Enjoy progressive American cuisine with handcrafted cocktails in Mystic Room & Tavern, the intimate film noir-inspired bar named for Burritt Alley.

Mystic Room & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (9)
Good for a Date (7)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Business Meals (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We came here before a show nearby. We shared about 9 small plates and entrees. All of the food was terrific. Our waiter was also the sommelier, which seemed odd but was OK. We ordered and 10 minutes passed and we were told the wine had arrived that day and someone had forgotten to chill it, so we had to order something different. They discounted the price to the level of the original bottle. It is sort of dark - could be lighter until later at night - but we like the food alot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

A delightful evening: great food, superior service and a lovely vibe.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This was my second time here, and just like the first time all of the service staff were extremely friendly. My request for a table where a group of old friends could hear each other talk was honored. The food was very good and our waiter was very aware of how we were doing with our appetizer so that our entrees were delivered hot and at the perfect time. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants comfort food made with unique flavors. Tables are not crammed against each other and the curtained "rooms" are perfect for conversations with larger parties. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Not recommended. Went there on 7/18/17. Appetizers were ok. Entrees were poor. It seemed the so-called Wagyu was cooked in a fryer. It was tough. Took forever to get drinks. The server spilled food on the floor while clearing up the table. There was a band playing in the bar section and it was hard to hear others. Not something you'd expect from a Charlie Palmer restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Really enjoyed everything about this place. Great wine list. Yummy appetizers. Good burger. And the deserts were fabulous.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our favorite SF restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great service, great food, private dining room is cool too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The service was great here. The hosts and servers were all very nice and accommodating. The live music was also very good. The food is good, especially the chicken and desserts :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I've been to the Burritt Room several times for drinks, and always loved the venue and the menu, but this was my first time having a meal there. The menu is creative, music spills in from the bar but it's still easy to converse, and the row of private nooks is a nice touch.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It's great location, decor appropriate to the building. We were seated promptly and given a choice of a couple of tables. Waiter was attentive and informative.

We had a couple of appetizers to share, I had the chicken, my partner the steak. The food was all very good, there was a longer wait between appetizer an main course, the waiter offered unsolicited apologies and comped us a round of drinks. Two large groups had arrived shortly after us....

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Chef Justin is a beautiful genius.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Excellent food served in a sort of retro/funky ambiance. A great location for a pre-theater dinner, or stay and enjoy the live jazz in the bar. Definitely among the top Union Square restaurants.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Good food in an interesting building. Service was excellent. My only complaint was the rather loud music. I'll be back...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The drinks were the best! The service was fantastic. The music was perfect. The food was good.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Delicious cocktails and food. Attentive service. Would definitely return if in the area.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Perfection, from the jazz trio, to the host, to our server, to our delicious meal. We were a group of 9 which can be a challenge, but they made us so comfortable and we had a fantastic and memorable evening

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Was really excited to check out this place for my birthday and was pleased with the setting in service. However, I husband got terribly ill off of undercooked pork. My first order of fish came out oversalted. The second order was undercooked. They offered to comp our meal on our next visit but who would come back after that?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We really felt rushed by the servers, but the drinks and live music were wonderful!

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

My husband and I went to Burritt Room and Tavern since it was close to the SF Playhouse. It did not disappoint! The place opens at 5 but the dining room doesn't open until 5:30 just so you're aware. Live music starts at 6 pm most days.

I had a great cocktail with chipotle salt rimmed around the glass which was so tasty. I don't remember the name of the drink but it had brandy and escubac in it; very refreshing!

For dinner/small bites before the show, we had the feta bread and the charcuterie plate with pickled veggies which was amazing! We also shared the chicken with truffle mac n'cheese and that was great too. Overall, you get a lot of food for the SF price. I would definitely come back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Live Music, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food, service and ambience... highly recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Good but not quite great. Tots were fantastic, beer selection is very limited, dinner menu was unique but flavors didn't quite come together. Mexican chocolate dessert was definitely a highlight.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Both the food and the drinks were very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Good food. Friendly crowd. Bartender Chris has amazing knowledge of cocktails!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We enjoyed the food, sampling and sharing small bites, and divided an entree amongst 2 of us. Service was attentive at first, but trailed off at the end (even though I could see our server eating dessert on the kitchen!). For some reason we could not beg for spoons for our coffee, and finally asked for forks to stir the cups. Odd. Still, I will return .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Oh, Burritt Room. The love I once had for you has vanished. The combination of your ersatz menu's disjointed, unimaginative options, food plated with all the style of a prison meal, and uncomfortable seating make me sad. You need to close, think about what kind of a restaurant you want to be - and can be - and come back. Until then, you're in my rear view mirror. I'll treasure the fond memories I have.

Bye for now.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always good food and service,
would like to see the Olympic provisions meat and cheese board return to its former glory,
would like to see the wine list enhanced with more California cabernet,
love the house made pickled vegetables,
french fries are spot on.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The most recent menu is a little too limited in offerings.

The appetizers were interesting, and generally good, if a little over-sized and sloppy.

My entree had good vegetables and seasoning, but the fish was over-cooked and dry. My spouse's entree was fairly good, but the food presentation was sloppy. There was nothing served that was particularly tasty or memorable.

The desserts were just so-so. My dessert was smothered in cheap meringue and the whole thing was far too sweet, while the bottom was hard as a rock and inedible. My spouse's dessert was much better, but again, the presentation was sloppy. The restaurant should either contract with a good bakery to provide desserts or hire a dessert chef, or just stick to ice cream.

The cocktails were good, but if all you can do right is mix a drink, then you are a bar, not a restaurant.

Our server was attentive and polite, but the kitchen was very slow, which made no sense because the restaurant was nearly empty. The bar was full, though, and it is pretty loud and facing the dining area, so this is not a quiet place.

In short, everything was just so-so. It is probably a place to grab something to eat if you are staying in the hotel and do not want to go out, but I would think most tourists would want to eat elsewhere, and for any SF resident, it is not worth making a special trip to eat there.

If they want to stay in business, they are going to need to step up their game. They need better food, a faster kitchen, and a more interesting menu with more options. Also, while the interior is nice, they should freshen up the decor--it needs to have a classier feel to encourage people to stay for dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Had to flag our server down repeatedly; felt neglected. tri-tip was very tough.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was very good. It was a little tricked out, overly complicated for my esthetic but it was served hot and it was tasty. We went early and had a very pleasant time before the room was crowded. We stayed after dinner for the live jazz but we left after two songs. The trio wasn't worth sticking around for. Price wise it was on the high side but in San Francisco, that is the norm.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The portion is actually really huge! I forgot the name of the menu, but the one has chicken leg and barbecue was really good! The sauce is amazing

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Love the sexy little booths! And, the sommelier, Kevin, who also waited on us, was charming, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. The cocktails are always interesting and delicious, and we appreciate that they change the menu w/the seasons, so there is always something new to try. Our go-to spot before ACT.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food is quite good, and staff very friendly and accommodating (they did have to correct an order that came with the wrong sides but did so very quickly). One complaint: folks, if you're going to have your menu focus on grilled meats, by all the powers that be, GET DECENT STEAK KNIVES. My butter knife did a better job than the steak knife, and that was true across our whole table.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great ambience with delicious food. Plus live jazz music. Nice place for a date or going out with group of friends.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Wonderful service, great food, and live music. We love the private booths along the back wall. My sidecar didn't come with a sugar rim, which was a bit disappointing, and it did take a long time for cocktails to arrive to our table, but it was Friday night and the bar was packed, so it's understandable. I loved my brioche cheese sandwich and tomato soup appetizer and my husband loved his tater tot poutine. We also tried the tartare and it was a beautiful presentation in addition to being very tasty. Beautiful and unusual dessert selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 21, 2017

We have been coming here and have stayed at the hotel, as well. The experiences have always been very positive. We love the music and the cocktails are first class. The efforts of the dining staff are commendable ( the charcuterie plate we have ordered was not on the menu, but our server organized items , and voila! our charcuterie/cheese plate. Bravo!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Tried this place for the first time and really enjoyed it. Very convenient to Union Square and a nice execution on the the decor, set up, food, service and cocktails. We were there on a Tuesday night and it was nice to see live music. The menu had a very nice variety and great creativity on the cocktails. Will be a great go-to spot going forward.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Service was excellent but we were very disappointed in the food. Fish was way over cooked; prime rib was overcooked and stone cold; steak was ordered medium and returned because too rare.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Only part I didn't enjoy was the egg on the flatbread was too undercooked for me so I was not able to eat it...

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We though Burritt Room was fantastic for our first time eating there. We've been to the bar/lounge many times to enjoy the craft cocktails, and finally made it to the restaurant. It did not disappoint, in fact exceeded our expectations. We ran late for our reservation, called and they were so accommodating, even as it approached their closing time. The waiter was awesome, even though we were a bit flustered from rushing to get there, the service was calm and friendly...we didn't feel rushed at all. We are adding it to our list of go-to restaurants in SF. It's also conveniently located near Union Sq.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great music, great food! The Burritt Room is my favorite spot in SF.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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