Cultivar San Francisco

4.7
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

About

July 2020 - We are open for outdoor dining, take out and delivery.
Call for reservations 415-962-4200.

Cultivar San Francisco is an intimate restaurant and wine bar by Cultivar Wine; featuring a menu inspired by locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and boutique wines from California and beyond. The menu complements the hand-crafted wines from our Cultivar Winery. Offering unique educational flights and tasting experiences of Cultivar Wine and Caspar Estate.

Sidewalk tables on Chestnut have heaters and are perfect for people watching and guests with dogs.

Our back patio has a fireplace, overhead heaters and festive lighting, perfect setting for a private dinner or a celebration. The patio can be rented out on its own or with the interior as well.

Seasonal dishes and wines available for take out and to go. Use our website to order or use your favorite app.
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I made reservations (obviously) - when I got there, they said that they missed my reservation and shut the kitchen down early.

I went to bed hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Too noisy - literally destroying your ears and unless you get on the same level of loud you won’t hear a word from your party

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the dog-friendly outdoor patio. However, there was a RUCKUS group of children with their parents out there when we went around happy hour—so that made it hard to hear each other, sort of tripped to dog out, and I think the servers were so exhausted after their party left that it was hard to get their attention afterwards. We’ll definitely go back—but will check to make sure the patio “ambiance” isn’t so “playground”-like before we come in.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I booked a table and got seated outside on such a cold day and when I asked to move inside got seated at the bar. Not sure I would book considering I am still sitting at the bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender gave me 2 samples of their wineries Sauvignon blanc to taste when I asked to describe the wines. Both were excellent.
My chicken withMaitake mushrooms and polenta was light and flavorful

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vipLadySomerset
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as ever. My friend from Paris loved the food, wine, ambiance and the friendly, informed service from Nick Barker the GM. We will visit often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific Caesar salad. As always, the wine was great. No complaints here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!

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vipJanet
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love their back patio - so comfortable and fun to be outside with the roaring fire and overhead heat lamps. The service is always impeccable and we always feel very well looked after!

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vipEvelynB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich

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AmandaMarie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cultivar was the perfect spot to go wine tasting in the city! Even on a cold, almost rainy, day we sat outside with the fireplace and the heaters and enjoyed a flight and few glasses and even chatted with other folks who sat in the back with the dogs! :) Everyone there (customers and employees) were so kind and sweet. The wine was also so delicious! 10/10 would recommend!

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vipPeter
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I like this place, but what happened to the Steak on the menu? Please bring it back, goes pretty well with this Cabernets..... :-)

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Lucylulu
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

very nice wine bar - love that they offer an actual happy hour and there is truffle popcorn

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vipLadySomerset
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I introduced a friend to Cultivar. It was his first visit. We arrived in time for Happy Hour. We drank Cultivar Chardonnay from Oak Knoll. It was good, very generous pour and extremely well-priced. We ate the hummus, nicely prepared and delicious served with an assortment of fresh vegetables and toast, absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed the toasted cheese sandwiches with a bowl of excellent tomato soup, absolutely delicious and very fresh. Best tomato soup I've tasted in San Francisco. We will both be back.

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vipLeiliZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The wine flights are a great deal- good selection and amount of wine for the price. Food wise, I’d stick with the basics/comforts (burrata, grilled cheese). The salad was average and over dressed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great for our daughters birthday!

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vipAshleyJ
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, will dine here again. The grilled cheese was fantastic.

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DavidH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was great, and the staff was friendly. Would return in the future.

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TomR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great backyard space. Delicious brunch options. Well worth trying out.

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vipLadySomerset
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when we thought it could not get any better, we arrived for an early dinner and discovered the menu had changed and some absolutely delicious seasonal dishes had been added. The charcuterie plate, is the best in town. The newly designed olive dish was fresh and warm and delicious. Cultivar has become a favorite for us. The friendliest, best service from: Taylor and Nick. We will be back.

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vipEric
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the salad, the salmon/ risotto, prawns and peppers. Tge service was excellent, reasonably priced, and great wine...of course.

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vipLadySomerset
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My last review rated Cultivar as outstanding, because it was. Expectations are high when this happens? I took a visiting academic from New York there last week @ 4:00 p.m. She was blown away. The staff, Nick, Barbi and Kevin were extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine as usual. We both has a great experience, and loved the food, which I have come to expect from Cultivar. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Way overpriced and nothing memorable.

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vipLadySomerset
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cultivar has become the neighborhood favorite for me and my friends. We know we can expect a friendly atmosphere and fine dining experience, great service, good pours of wine at a reasonable price! It has become a neighborhood gem.

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vipjaytadagee
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ate a late weekend lunch here on their lovely patio. It was a beautiful sunny day in the Marina, which helped, and the food was really good for a winery-based cafe. I wasn't terribly impressed with their featured Rutherford cab, but then I'm a wine snob. However, the tuna ceviche and Heirloom tomato salad were quite nice. The Caesar dressing was a little too creamy. We'll go back.

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vipJanet
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love being out on the back patio under the heatlamps and with the fire to keep us warm. Food and services were excellent as always - this has become a firm favorite!

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vipJanet
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the back patio to enjoy their great food, service and wine. They are super friendly and the whole experience is enjoyable. Take a sweater if you are out on the back patio as that wind still whips around there! The food is delicious - now they just need some irresistible desserts too!!

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415rules
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on Monday night and the place was pretty full. We got there before 6 pm so we took advantage of Happy Hour deals and glad we did. I highly recommend that. The dinner menu and wine flight were excellent. Service was attentive. We will definitely go back again.

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Phill
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our experience Amazing service wonderful food, great wine.

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NirajJ
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 friends and I celebrated a birthday on the back patio. Really enjoyable night with great sharing plates and wine. Highly recommend!

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DawnB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my first time here and the food was delicious! Yet not sure if I would go back because the noise level was off the chart and I could barely have a conversation with my friend, sitting across the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the outdoor patio with the fireplace and heaters. The wine was lovely and the salmon was wonderful. I definitely recommend!

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localfoodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Inventive and tasty food. Great service. Perfect for happy hour.

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vipRosemaryB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and the wine and service were great.

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vipJackM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

surprisingly great (I didn't know what to expect). Went for brunch and will return for sure

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vipLadySomerset
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The maitre d'/general manager and the waitress were amazing. Very knowledgeable about the food menu and the wine list. They recommended us to a Chardonnay from Gentlemen Farmers in the Napa Valley. Superb and just to our taste. We ordered small plates, including the Caesar Salad and the Charcuterie Plate. Best Caesar ever and interesting, the Charcuterie Plate was extremely attractive and delicious, with great salami, cold meats and cheeses. The olive plate was even warm with good olive oil. We will definitely return and recommend Cultivar to all our friends.

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vipEmilyR
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group celebratory dinner- it was great we all sat outside on the patio and it was a lovely ambiance. The food is great for sharing and everything we ate was delicious! Great wine selection. Alil pricey for the serving portion

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Cozy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a great place to enjoy outdoor dining fireside at a decent price. The wine selection is great and the wait staff are very helpful. It's a great place for small plates to share with a group.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love every experience at Cultivar. It’s an amazing wine bar with great wine AND it’s so much more. The foot is incredible, service is excellent, it has a back patio, and it’s got a great ambiance. We have become regulars here!

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marlam
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The PERFECT neighborhood place! The patio is amazing, with a fireplace & landscaping creating a
terrific cozy atmosphere.

The menu is not long-- Cultivar does a few things, and does them VERY WELL. I applaud that.
No one needsanother Cheesecake Factoryt. Every member of our party was thrilled with our choices for our Mothers Day brunch. Oh, and the Moms got there Mimosas comped! Free! That was a lovely and unexpected touch.
I can't recommend this place highly enough. Good ingredients, good food, great service!

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You can order delivery directly from Cultivar San Francisco using the Order Online button. Cultivar San Francisco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 962-4200.

Cultivar San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.