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Central Kitchen

4.6
1070 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
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central kitchen is a restaurant in San Francisco’s mission district that creates thoughtfully cooked, locally sourced ingredients from northern california.

Salumeria is a deli and larder that showcases a selection of Italian inspired house-made salumi and prosciutto with a Northern California sensibility.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Organic
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Hours of operation


Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Salumeria Brunch (walk-ins only)
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Salumeria Lunch (walk-ins only)
Monday- Friday 11:00am- 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am- 6:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 826-7004
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Mcnaughton
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Catering
Please contact our Event & Marketing Manager, Erin Riordan at events@netimeas.com or via phone at 415.826.7005 for pricing and further information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Florida Street
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Public transit
BART:
16th or 24th Street station

MUNI:
12 Folsom - 20th and Folsom
27 Bryant - 20th and Bryant

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1070 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was fabulous, service friendly and attentive and the space is so pretty!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. We had been away for a few years after some disappointments, but they have changed management and updated the menu. Hope it continues

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Had the chef’s choice option with wine. The meal was simply exceptional! I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was very good especially pastas and vegetables. We also shared short ribs which were
very tasty and cooked just right. We had one dessert the chocolate carmel mouse like which
was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Gem of a place. The entrance is tucked back from the street and the interior seems almost like it's outside, like the inside of a fancy barn gorgeously decorated. Loved every dish we got and amazingly well priced. No misgivings!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Early dinner, great staff, food was served in a timely manner, menu has lots of options, great vibe .

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great time.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

It's fine, nothing more. We've had about half the dishes on the menu and none of them were in any way exceptional.
It could have been the best restaurant in some small town, but in SF you should look further.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was so interesting and I consider myself a foodie. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and had fun, lovely dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great creative tasty food. Salads were very good. Beef and pork were excellent, chocolate mousse was outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Very under rated

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Not on the menu, but definitely ask for, the cinnamon fry bread for dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Came here to celebrate my 1 year anniversary. It was all delicious. The pasta was out of this world. The service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Fresh ingredients and surprising combinations; one of the best meals I had in town. Not one of the cheapest or largest portions, though.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

New favorite restaurant in the Mission District! Quality of food was soooo good. Great wine selection.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our waiter was a bit distracted initially. Didn't seem like it was typical, and ultimately we had very good food and a good overall experience.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food is creative and delicious! Serving staff and hostess was very friendly as we had our kids with us and they checked on them which made them feel
Important too! Everything they do with Meyer Lemon (pasta to sorbet) is amazing and worth a trip back!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was outstanding, the service however was very poor with 3 wrong dishes presented to the table when they were never mentioned. The timing of dishes served was also not what we agreed upon to the waitress.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went twice and both times I took the "let the kitchen decide" menu with wine pairings. Both time this was one of the best meals I've had. Everything is very tasty, very healthy, original, delicious. Wine pairing was great too.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food and great experience. Service was a bit slow as they seemed short staffed and the server was clearly overwhelmed, but overall it was an amazing experience. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Came here with a group of girlfriends for a bachelorette party and loved it. The menu is small and sounds a bit unusual but everything was amazing. I definitely recommend ordering a few options for the table and sharing so you can reu. The wine/champagne options are great but just know they don’t serve liquor, so no cocktails. Our waiter, Collin, was great and even has the hostess give us suggestions for places to go afterwards to drinks/dancing. Super cool atmosphere too!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very cute restaurant with a great ambience! Food was yummy too! Expensive, but good.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The 5-course tasting menu, which is priced at $65, is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wanted to try everything on the menu. The dishes not only tasted delicious, but were also exquisite on the plate!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I brought my husband to celebrate a promotion at his company. The service was great, the food was amazing, and drinks were delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants and they did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food, easy sharing. Lovely ambience. The wine was awesome too!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The menu was limited and I was worried that I may not have selected the right restaurant to celebrate a special birthday. Listen to your waitstaff and order what they recommend....we accepted their recommendations and had an amazing meal of beautifully prepared shared plates.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Central Kitchen is always good, and our perennial favourite. We keep going back to CK, FOR THE FOOD.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Poorly executed bone in ribeye. Asked for medium well and it came out medium rare.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Amazing food every time! Love the way the menu changes according to what’s available locally & I’ve never had a dish that I did not love!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I love Central Kitchen so much I made a reservation 2 nights in a row! The fry bread is a must order every time!!!

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1.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food is fine. Small plates though and the pasta wasn't warm enough. Servers were rushing us to finish our meal. They tried to take our plates a few times before we finish our meal. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food was unexpectedly great (the restaurant appears more casual than the food ends up being). Really enjoyed it. The only issue was the service, which was VERY slow. We had to ask the sommelier to take our order and there was way too much time between courses. Ended up taking 2.5 hours which is just too long for this kind of dinner. But I'd go back, assuming this was a Sunday night fluke.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our first visit to Central Kitchen but our friends had been there a couple of times before which proved very helpful. Given that it is “shared plates” you need to figure out how many from each category. The server stated typically 2 dishes per person however some of the dishes are so teeny that there is not much to share. Overall, every dish was delicious and my only complaint was portion size. We spent close to $100 per person and cannot say we walked away full. However, again, each dish was delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very attractive space & friendly staff. The food was good but not exceptional & the portions were small & pricey. Unfortunately there was a dead mouse in the front of the door.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Really excellent meal. Pasta was outstanding. All in all very satisfying.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very laid back vibe and a really helpful staff

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I loved this place when it opened and still love the space/ambiance. But the food has gone downhill. The fish/cod was far too salty and just underwhelming. The pork loin was under cooked and terribly fatty. The beet salad was fine but nothing exciting. Disappointing. I hope the food picks back up because I used to love this place.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good ambiance but are bit noisy. Small portions on the food. Otherwise it was just ok food experience

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Too noisy this time. Every table was yelling to be heard with what sounded like 80"s punk at full volume. Really over the top. Ruined the meal.

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