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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.
San Francisco, CA 94108
American, Contemporary French / American, Dining Bar
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$30 and under
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Live Jazz and Contemporary Instrumental Monday - Wednesday 6pm - 9pm and Thursday - Saturday 7pm - 10pm.
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 email@example.com
450 Sutter Garage
MUNI 45, MUNI 30 outside our door.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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?
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!
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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