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Curio

4.7
4.7
182 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Curio is a bar and restaurant that honors all things unconventional. Located next to The Chapel, the Mission’s most prominent performance venue, the space brings together some of life’s greatest pleasures – well-crafted cocktails, regional American food, and live music. The eclectic space draws inspiration from the building’s past as a mortuary, exploring the mysterious themes of life and time.

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2 people

11:30 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 551-7306

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    All catering is provided in-house by Curio restaurant.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate any event dining style - buffet, passed, sit down and any combination thereof, meeting the needs of all private events, from small private dinners to large corporate parties.

  • Private party contact

    Curio's Event Team : (877) 650-7475

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Cross street

    between 18th St & 19th St

  • Parking details

    Aside from metered street parking (enforcement ending at 6pm), there is no parking provided onsite. There are parking garages located in the neighborhood. One is the Mission & Bartlett Garage at 90 Bartlett St. (between 21st and 22nd Streets). Another is the Hoff Street Garage at 42 Hoff (between 16th and 17th Streets).

  • Public transit

    The closest BART station is 16th & Mission, approximately a 10 minute walk from The Vestry. SF Muni bus lines 14, 22, 33, 49, and the J CHURCH light rail are all within walking distance. There are also All Nighter bus routes available throughout the city and surrounding counties.

  • Entertainment

    Curio is located right next to The Chapel, a stunningly restored historic chapel that has live music, comedy and other events. Check out The Chapel's calendar for upcoming shows. http://www.thechapelsf.com

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Great for Brunch

  • San Francisco

    Great for Brunch

  • San Francisco

    Hot Spot

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  1. AS

    AmberS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We grabbed some tasty drinks and veggie food on the Curio patio before hitting a show at the Chapel. There was a great pianist playing live outside and good vibes all around. The staff was friendly and even came over to give us our wristbands/stamps before the show so we didn't have to stand in line. Pretty awesome setup.
  2. A

    Avalos99

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! The food was delicious and they make the best drinks!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Great food but service was very poor
  4. DH

    DennisH

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding service! Thank you Julio C. Met a lifelong friend's niece for brunch to catch up after his passing in mid June. He owed her brunch so I took her and have since adopted her as my own niece. So much to catch up on and memories to share. We didn't feel rushed at all even though I'm sure we overstayed our welcome. Cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and sides. We had it all and enjoyed it all. Definitely recommend the Deviled Eggs and the Breakfast Napoleon (a little difficult to eat gracefully, but pure deliciousness!) Have to repeat: Outstanding service! Thank you Julio C.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, drink, and service. Beautiful setting. I have never seen katsu cheese as a sandwich extra. It is amazing.
  6. ME

    MadEyedScreamer

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had brunch on their patio with friends on a Saturday with The Alcatraz Islanders playing lovely Hawaiian music. The food was interesting and tasty, the service top notch, and the band was a perfect addition to an easy, sunny mid day meal. We will definitely return and highly recommend.
  7. A

    Avalos99

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Curio! They have the best service and food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Seated outside for brunch. Food came very quickly. Two of us had the shakshukkah which was incredibly salty and nearly inedible. Disappointing.
  9. AH

    AdamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outside seating near live music was great. Service was attentive and timely. Food was unique and fun.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a fabulous time at Curio last Friday. The live music was so fun, and the performer was a friend of my partner!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Curio - Sunday brunch with a terrific jazz trio playing. Food was excellent! I had Shakshuka, others had a egg benedict and a salad with grilled chicken (more interesting than expected, and very very good). Service was also very good and tolerant of our staying at our table for at least an hour after we finished eating in order to listen to the live music.
  12. NK

    NitaK

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely experience with a solid menu. Cannot wait to return and bring others.
  13. KG

    KatelynG1987

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress is so nice and attentive. Food is always out fast and yummy. Depending where you sit it can be loud, but it’s great because they have options! Live music most days and a bar inside when your done with dinner!
  14. M

    Mikey

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We are outside on the patio which was fine, the heaters were good and the staff was nice. The drinks took forever which was a bummer anytime but on a Friday specially, LOL. The food was alright, not amazing. They forgot our first dish order all together so we were thinking the food AND drink took forever but the second and third items came fast after we realized they forgot the first one. The outside was defiantly not a appealing as the pictures on line of the restaurant/bar inside. Maybe we will go back and try the bar but the restaurant part was unorganized and subpar for a place with a website like it shows.
  15. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A lot of confusion happening while seating people. We were there for brunch and the food was outstanding as well as the waitstaff.
  16. MD

    MisterDinner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch with live piano player. Brought the kids for Mother's Day but we were the exception for sure!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love Curio’s but they discontinued their Vietnamese ribs and We are sad about that. We hope they bring them back!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service
  19. DO

    DineOutSF

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    great food, and live music. hot people watching and fun drinks. he ees t date or small group spot to kick off a night on the town.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ridiculously rude staff.
  21. S

    Sienna

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and music! It was the perfect spot to start off my birthday night!
  22. JE

    JillE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. Service was a little lacking - I ordered a 2nd drink but the server clearly forgot. A little loud with the music, so if you're looking to chat and catch up probably not ideal. But great spot if you're going to a show at the Chapel and want to keep it easy.
  23. D

    Diana

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    There have life music and a heated patio. We loved the Mc and Truffle cheese. It was a busy Friday and our Server were competent and did her best. I definitely will return
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    good for shared small plates
  25. r

    robert

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food. Friendly staff and they checked us into our show at the Chapel from our dinner table. Very convenient
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining and experience - delicious dishes and drinks, friendly service, and lovely atmosphere. The music was awesome, too. Look forward to going back again soon. Thank you so much!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious, but the restaurant piano was just way too loud.
  28. MJ

    MadhaviJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their gluten free options are safe for those with celiac disease (separate fryer, no cross contamination).
  29. C

    Claire

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Food menu is a bit small. A bit loud. Good cocktails. Great for going out with friends/pregaming.
  30. JM

    JessicaM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, good food, and drink
  31. GP

    GerryP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Limited menu - energetic and fun atmosphere - great if you're seeing a show at the Chapel
  32. M

    Molly

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    I regret to say that my last two visits to Curio's has diminished my better ones. I know that since covid that adjustments must be made and as a result, expectations must be lowered. I couldn't even stay. I was cold and decided to dine inside and was sent to the bar and instructed to use the qrcode and pick up my own food from the bar. The place smelled like a wet sponge. What happened? I used to love this place. I loved it with the live music in the dining side, which now was shuttered off as a room for the service staff. Outside diners looked happy enough; although packed in side by side like a French cafe. Valencia was pedestrian only and there were so many other dining choices. I returned for the concert and will return again, but only for the music venues. I already miss this place. I used to have such a good time there that I used to wonder why I had bought tickets for a show when Curio's was so nice. This is no reflection on the staff, for they were delightful. The food no doubt was not impacted by the setting. The bar staff was far more flexible and adaptive than I was, but I was paying for it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menu has change. Drinks still great🎉🎉🍹🍹🍹
  34. M

    Marthue

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately in the patio. Service was quick and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.
  35. e

    eatingoutismylife

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the chicken and waffle bites and the Shakshuka - you won't be disappointed! Live music sometimes as well - check the schedule!
  36. JR

    JasonR

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Curio was awesome! I would of never know about this place, but Metallica had them on the website for local places to eat! We came to San Francisco for the Metallica 40th year show! Thanks to Curio for having great food and awesome atmosphere and we felt very safe to eat there with all the covid rules! Definitely come back to this place again!!
  37. ET

    ETAN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Live music near the table was a pleasant/festive surprise (albeit a little loud if you're trying to have an intimate evening). Service was excellent; got in/out really quickly and the waiter gave great recommendations. Food was a little overpriced for the portion size, but had some interesting flavor profiles. Definitely want to check out the brunch menu another time! Couldn't be more convenient if you're attending a show at The Chapel later after your dinner.
  38. G

    Genna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We went in the late afternoon, 4:15 pm reservation and got there during Litquake, this huge literary pub crawl event taking place in the Mission. And it was raining. Ended up getting seated in doors because we have our vaccination cards and happy to show them. We were the only people seated indoors and this kind of threw off their service flow. We ended up helping the assorted staff serve up. But hey, we weren't in the rain. The Chicken and Waffle bites I had especially wished to share with my husband, well they weren't on the dinner menu. Sad. However, we loved everything we had. Highly recommend their house drink, the Chupacabra. Excellent! Spicy and delicious. Their Cocoa Cola Braised Ribs in any variation are very good. Not mushy, still easy to pull off the bone and a sweet, resilient snap to the meat with deep love out into the cooking. The Curio Jacks were nostalgic..of course and very good. We'll be back...for brunch for those Chicken and Waffle Bite son their brunch appetizer menu.
  39. MN

    MissionNebr

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Curio is a great place, good food, good cocktails ans the ambiance is really nice. The waiters are always super nice. The average rating is because of the manager of the place, who is really not friendly, he makes you feel like you are bothering him by coming at his restaurant, which is definitely not a feel good feeling.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had an amazing weekday evening on Curio's patio listening to Spanish guitar played live. The ambiance was perfect: intimate but lively.

FAQs

Curio is rated 4.7 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Curio

775 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 18th St & 19th St

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Aside from metered street parking (enforcement ending at 6pm), there is no parking provided onsite. There are parking garages located in the neighborhood. One is the Mission & Bartlett Garage at 90 Bartlett St. (between 21st and 22nd Streets). Another is the Hoff Street Garage at 42 Hoff (between 16th and 17th Streets).

  • Public transit

    The closest BART station is 16th & Mission, approximately a 10 minute walk from The Vestry. SF Muni bus lines 14, 22, 33, 49, and the J CHURCH light rail are all within walking distance. There are also All Nighter bus routes available throughout the city and surrounding counties.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Curio is located right next to The Chapel, a stunningly restored historic chapel that has live music, comedy and other events. Check out The Chapel's calendar for upcoming shows. http://www.thechapelsf.com

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 551-7306

  • Catering

    All catering is provided in-house by Curio restaurant.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate any event dining style - buffet, passed, sit down and any combination thereof, meeting the needs of all private events, from small private dinners to large corporate parties.

  • Private party contact

    Curio's Event Team : (877) 650-7475

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