Cultivar San Francisco

4.7
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$30 and under
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Californian
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.

Cultivar SF accepts OpenTable reservations during brunch, lunch, tastings and dinner reservations for up to 6 people. Please contact us for groups over 6.

Specials

Summer Lunch Happy Hour

Enjoy the last days of summer by coming in for lunch at 12 pm on Thursdays & Fridays where you can select a grilled cheese sandwich or other nibbles from our happy hour menu. Happy Hour now starts 12 noon and continues to 6pm on Thursdays & Fridays, Monday - Wednesday 3pm - 6pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 29, 2019

Ends: August 30, 2118

Availability: Mon-Wed 3:00PM-6:00PM
Thu-Fri 12:00PM-6:00PM

What 54 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!

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J
San Francisco
105 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!

EB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich

RM
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!

P
San Francisco
34 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..... :-)

L
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

LS
San Francisco
112 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.

OT
San Francisco
2 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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great for our daughters birthday!

AJ
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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

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

LS
San Francisco
112 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.

E
San Francisco
34 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.

LS
San Francisco
112 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!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Way overpriced and nothing memorable.

LS
San Francisco
112 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.

j
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.

J
San Francisco
105 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!

J
San Francisco
105 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!!

4
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.

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NJ
Austin
3 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!

DB
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.

OT
Charlotte
8 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!

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

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

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

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

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

LS
San Francisco
112 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.

ER
San Francisco
49 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

C
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.

OT
San Francisco
9 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!

m
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!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You can’t beat the service

Huge fans of the wine club

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect spot for lunch/brunch on a sunny weekend day. The food was great, and the back courtyard was very sweet.

S
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and amazing wines! The service was very good and you really felt that he knew everything about the foods and the wines on the menu. They also have a wine club and beautiful wines and honey and oils you can purchase. The outdoor patio is lovely.

RR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this neighborhood wine bar. The service is exquisite, the seating options so diverse, the food yummy delicious. Oh - the wine: great choices!!!

d
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made a reservation at Cultivar on a whim without knowing anything about the restaurant. Enjoyed the space & food & service and would definitely return.

v
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Eveything we ordered was excellent, especially the crab penne and the asparagus and burrata cheese appetizer. The only downside was the service for the evening. There were only 2 people running the restaurant for the evening (one behind the bar and one server). I think they were just short-handed for the evening and tried to make the best of it. It just took a long time to get our food, but it was worth the wait. I would definitely try this restaurant again.

KD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was our very first time here. Very good selection of wine. But i think that Ceasar salad and truffle oil is incompatible. In generally all was great