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Curio, San Francisco, CA
Curio, San Francisco, CA
Curio, San Francisco, CA
Curio, San Francisco, CA
Curio, San Francisco, CA

Curio

4.5
4.5
245 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
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

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 551-7306
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jesus Becerra
  • 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 : (415) 551-5142
  • 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 us. 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, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Hot spot

245 Reviews
  1. RonC

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good for a quick meal before a show at The Chapel. Good Food Reasonable Prices.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I liked the short rib. And the wings were really good. Great spot for dinner when going to a show at the Chapel, get express entry!

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  3. DougM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a suggestion, it might be attractive to your patrons if you were able to offer a Dinner and Show package with Parking included. After all, there was an underutilized parking lot on the corner of Valencia and 18th. Think about it, and make them an offer. You could both make a little money.

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  4. SirExpectalot

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid four-star eatery. Enjoyed the cocktail & meal very much. Casual, good live music. Waiter should have told me at the outset that one of the menu items (which I wanted to order) had been drastically changed, but I was happy with what I got. Overall, as good as it gets at this price.

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  5. MB199

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Host tried to deny us a table even though we had a reservation.

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  6. AimeeC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and food! Perfect for before a Chapel show!!

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  7. AlanSF

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, service was friendly, jazz band was good. Great way to prepare for the show in the chapel. Only complaint was it took quite a while to attract the attention of a waiter to get drinks and order, at a not particularly busy time.

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  8. AmyS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a trio playing 30s jazz, we had a DELECTABLE salad and several other dishes that were very tasty. Mock tail Miss Duende was superb. Lovely evening.

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  9. SanPor

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    There was a live trio very close to our table so the noise level was probably higher where we were than it was in other parts of the restaurant. We didn't ask to move as it didn't really bother us.

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  10. DougB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grabbed a burger and a beer before the Rubinoos show at the Chapel. Could not have been more perfect! Everything worked! Recommended selections - Smoked Potato Wedges - Spicy Jack Burger - Hazy IPA!!! Can't lose!

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  11. Seanathan99

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here with a reservation for five people. Great drinks and food! The atmosphere was chill and laid back. The staff were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back for happy hour!

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  12. MelissaB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our tacos, short, ribs, and salads. Service was well paced and friendly. I will definitely be back.

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  13. LisaW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I very much enjoyed my margarita & my tuna tartare while enjoying the ambiance of a lively crowd watching the 49ers play. Good times!

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  14. JuliaP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, interesting menu with options for everyone.

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  15. ScottH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sliders, mac & cheese. The happy hour specialty cocktails were tasty!!

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  16. Tracy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed delicious food and super tasty cocktails before a show.

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  17. Deedee

    San Francisco

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Specialty cocktails were excellent! They ran out of the cocktail bites early so that was disappointing considering the all inclusive price paid. Too expensive for just drinks. Maybe I'll give them a try again after Restaurant Week.

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  18. RingLeader1

    San Francisco

    339 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    339 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We made the reservation for the SF Restaurant Week Kickoff Cocktail Party. The cocktails flowed pretty much without problem, but the food had issues. The event started at 5:30P and ended at 8P, but by 7:00P we were advised there would be no more served. Food was passed and often didn’t make it to everyone attending. Perhaps food stations would have been better to allow more access. Last year’s party at the Beacon Grand was just that, grand. What food we did get tasted good and the Jackalope was the top cocktail of the evening.

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  19. CindyL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This event was the biggest rip-off! They ran out of food at 7pm. We got 4 appetizer pieces total for a 2 1/2 hour event. Everytime the tray of food would come out people would swarm it and then gone. The waiters couldn't even get out of the kitchen door. What a waste of $130. I asked the manager at 7 if there was more food coming out and she laughed and said no. Eat/drink/SF should be notified.

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  20. EstelaF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food gourmet. Pasta is AMAZING! The servers are friendly and kind. The hostess was patient with us, we were 10 min late on our reservation. Overall I give Curio 5/5 stars. Thank you for your kindness, we'll be back. P.S. I asked to meet the chef, we had to tell him how the food was. He was very humble.

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  21. ZionS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foods vibes staff all awesome thank you for a great time dj was also great

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent, but the service is prolonged. And you have to stay on them to refill your drinks. Especially when you order the bottom less mimosas. They need more servers, especially knowing brunch is busy.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was nice but food portions were way too small

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  24. Marni

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing and decently priced. We enjoyed the devil eggs, tacos, roasted squash salad, pasta and ribs. Will definitely go again.

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  25. Raulopz

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Service is outstanding!!! Hands up!!! Food is always delicious and consistent. Live music, excellent service and great food there’s nothing else to ask for.

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  26. MichaelO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was sub-par and highly fried with not so great batter on the chicken wings or the chicken strips. Overly salty. Great live music and drinks, and we'd definitely go back!

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  27. Diner5

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The building itself gives credence to the name — it is mysterious and provokes wonder to the legends that people have whispered about — historically, it is true that it was once a mortuary — and the owners of this establishment have stayed with the theme — their cocktails are aptly named: Chupacabra (my favorite), Lil Lillith and more. The food is excellent and creative! Cannot wait to go back for brunch again!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful from the service, the food and the place itself 

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  29. CindyN

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautiful and delicious. Service nice but a little slow in attending.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. It’s great to come before a show. It’s nice that they ask if you’re going to a show.

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  31. MOjo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Super loud, love it though I couldn't hear my friends talk

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  32. Namra

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was good, but we requested a table away from other folks due to covid precautions for a high-risk member of our group, and we were sat within arms reach of a table full of folks coughing nonstop.
    CurioResponded on July 26, 2023
    Hi Namra, I definitely want to apologize for your recent experience at Curio. We take health concerns very seriously and unfortunately we failed on this occasion. As you know, we have a very tight space, but regardless, we will try harder to accommodate you needs on your next visit. Derek Hunter General Manager

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  33. food

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chill Sunday brunch vibes, staff kept the mimosas filled, and the guitar/bass duo in the background provided great ambiance music.
    CurioResponded on July 26, 2023
    Thanks and stop by again soon! Derek

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  34. Fletch

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Too loud to have any sort of meaningful conversation. Mediocre food and service.

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  35. annab

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    4 of us had brunch around 12:30 on a Sunday and everything was fantastic. Well, except for the super loud music on the patio that made conversing a challenge. The potatoes are really really special. Soft and creamy inside and brown and crisp on the outside. Absolutely delicious. We had the shakshuka, the salmon benedict, french toast, and avocado toast with a poached egg. There are options for all, huge plates to smaller plates and customizing wasn't an issue. I especially loved the salad that came with the benedict - it had seasonal fruit and very sweet roasted squash, it was delicious. A great brunch option, no lines and very good food plus it looked like they had bottomless mimosas too!

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  36. JacquelineJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seeing a show at the chapel, headed here for a quick bite. Food was just okay. Nice thing was we didn’t have to wait in line, we were checked into show during our meal, received stamp and wrist bands.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great live music, nice wait staff, good food, comfortable.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Outdoor mediocre food, so many better places nearby. Bar food.

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  39. BrettC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    .The food was good, the staff were very friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere was nice.

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  40. ChrisA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, great music but it’s not too loud so you can still enjoy your date

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Curio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 551-7306.

Curio is rated 4.5 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, 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 us. 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
  • Executive chef
    Jesus Becerra
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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 : (415) 551-5142
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