Dry Creek Grill

4.3
3570 Reviews
$30 and under
American
COVID-19 note:
Masks: Please be aware that mask are required for guests and staff.

Seating: Outdoor dining; be prepared for potentially cold or hot weather. Limited Indoor Dining due to County Tier status. With limited dining restrictions - please limit your dine time to approximately an hour/1.5 hour so that others may enjoy restaurant dining experience as well.

Dining Requirements: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the California ABC is requiring restaurants to only serve alcohol with a bona fide meal.

Community Support: We support our local farmers -- as well as local craft brewers and feature wines from California, exclusively. We have such a rich wealth of natural resources here in California, we want to celebrate that. We hope that you share our vision and come visit soon. Dine with us and you will be dining with other like minded folks in your community.

Look forward to seeing you soon.
Cheers!
Dry Creek Grill

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3570 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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krisn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Was not impressed at this visit. Took 20 minutes to get our drink order put in, 35 more minutes to receive the drinks. Our order for dinner was taken an hour after we had been seated. The food was just OK and a second order of drinks was never received but did show up on the bill that we also had to flag the waitress down to get. It was a pretty agonizing 3 hours. It may have been that were not enough workers present but honestly it didn't look like they were moving very fast nor were stressed.

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SteveD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It will be nicer when we don't have to keep putting our masks on and off during dinner. everything else was very good.

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vipQueenie
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not having been here in over a year because of covid, we were excited to finally go back. Sadly, the food was disappointing. My husband ordered a hamburger medium rare and received it well done. I had the mixed bbq plate which was ok but I was mostly looking forward to the cornbread that came with it but only received a teeny tiny wedge of it. If I had known that was all I would receive I would have gotten a side order of it, it's that good. Lastly we had to sit outdoors which is not unusual these days. However the outdoor accommodations inside a tent were cold, windy and the chairs were metal mesh and very uncomfortable. Bring a seat cushion if you go! Finally I want to say our service was very good 👍

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riche
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

When they get their full menu back, I'll go there again. Until then, I'll wait it out.

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vipRamib
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Mediocre food, confused service. Used to be a favorite

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BarryP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Well prepared, well seasoned meals (Been there more than once).
Decent atmosphere indoors, given the open ceiling - the noise carries, so the crowd sets the volume.
Nice bar and drink selection, wide variety of food choices as well.

Dry Creek Grill
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you so much. So sorry you had that sub-par service from one of our staff. We are incredibly grateful that you pointed it out and brought it to our attention, giving us the opportunity to address it and fix it. Thank you thank you for hanging in there with us while we rehire, retrain new staff! We'll make the adjustments, training and it will be less bumpy/awkward next time you come in. For all our guests, you just did everyone a huge favor. Can't thank you enough!

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Ginger
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

A little chilly sitting outside, but not too bad. bring a coat. The service was fair at best. Limited staff working which meant food was delayed in being served and mistakes were occurring with the order.

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DonnaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, we loved the food and the cocktails were amazing!

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vipGaryP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good, service fair and slow. Prices are expensive.

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RoyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service. Wonderful to be able to go out and Celebrate again!

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RonR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just because we sat outside
Dry Creek has done the best to make it a great experience
Should give a five star

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McMary
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef stroganoff was EXCELLENT, the salmon entree was also very good. Attentive wait staff. The only recommendation is that they improve their dessert menu. We had the lemon tart. It was the only thing disappointing about our evening.

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vipAnneG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. My first one in a year. Friends and I loved food and service

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HMG1952
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at Dry Creek Grill a few weeks ago and had the amazing salmon dish. It was fabulous then. We came back two days ago to have the same dish. The fish was fishy and didn’t taste as good as the last time. The server was lovely and the ambiance ok, but we a bit disappointed in the quality of the food this time. Perhaps it was just an off night.

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KarenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was lackadaisical and the food was just so so; the sea bass was not quite cooked as was the zucchini was too crisp; plus a ton of oil/fat in the bottom of the dish was a bit off putting; wine choices were were not that spectacular for the prices; At least a La Crema or Rombauer in Chardonnay category would have been expected; we will not be back; it was disappointing

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CynthiaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The serice was great and the food delicious. Will go back as soon as we can

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service was subpar, didn’t mention our birthday we were celebrating, the food was not very good. Very disappointing overall, we have been there before and it was great, but unfortunately it is no longer the same place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the last time I’ll ever go to Dry Creek Grill. It took over an hour for my table to receive our food. The waiter ignored us the whole time we were there and the bussers were the only ones checking in on us. The food tasted cheap and not good at all. I have came here a dozen times pre-covid and loved my experiences, I guess a lot has changed other than masks.

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vipcarolW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Did not like the fact about being charged 2 corkage fees total $50. Plus were there for a birthday and could have put a candle as a nice touch in a little something.

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sjtraveler
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had an early dinner indoors and felt very comfortable - good distancing between tables. Cocktails were fine. Jim salad was bland. Risotto and brisket entrées were both good. Service was slow, and our waiter seemed disinterested.

We’ve been to this restaurant multiple times before, and this wasn’t our best dining experience. We will probably go back in a while and just have a cocktail and appetizer to see how things are going.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad to be back!

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vipStellablue
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. I ordered the Steak Frites and my wife opted for short ribs. Both were cooked to our preference (medium rare). Our server (erich) made the evening special. We’ll be back.

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vipGreg
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great service. It was great to be back.

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vipFoodiegirlie4
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Service is always great. Glad they are surviving and the food was good.

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Alex
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lovely Easter dinner. The service and food were outstanding. Thanks, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great experience here for her birthday. Drinks were good and food is good.

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HeidiK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The bacon cheeseburger was AMAZING!! It was so flavorful, excellent fries and really filling! The service was great! The veggie risotto was well cooked, but it only had a few pieces of the winter veggies - it really needed more veggies. It was pretty bland.

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vipKimH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sorry to say but the DCG has gone way down in quality and experience. We used to love to dine there. The last few times we've gone we have noticed that the food quality isn't as good as it used to be. Service is okay, they hired a new guy who was a floater who was excellent, had it not been for him, our experience would have been awful. With all the dining on the patio, there should be a manager/maitre d' out there to make sure service is going well. It honestly took forever to get a server to come over to our table, over 15 minutes which is not ok in my book. Then our dinner took forever to arrive. I don't know that we will be back, unfortunately.

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jmuns
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We sat at the bar inside and had a fantastic experience with Jaime, the bartender. He was really friendly and attentive. We were at DCG to celebrate a birthday and were really looking forward to it after more than a year since our last visit. The menu isn't as robust as it once was but I'm sure that will improve over time.

We've been going to DCG regularly over the years and have always enjoyed it; the ambience, the staff, and the food. Probably because of being closed for so long to in-house patrons and just recently re-opening, our experience fell way short of previous visits.

We started with a couple of cocktails and the Korean chicken wings. Loved both and were excited about ordering dinner. I ordered the veggie risotto and my friend ordered the ribeye, medium rare. The ribeye has always been one of our favorite meals and we've never been disappointed until this visit. When it arrived, we were surprised at how thin it was; probably no more than half an inch. Previous orders of this dish contained ribeyes that were on the order of 1" thick. They were juicy and able to be cooked perfectly as medium rare or rare. This steak arrived well-done, somewhat tough, and not very tasty. We returned it (the staff was very gracious and understanding) but the second attempt was only slightly better. It is nearly impossible to cook a steak that thin to a medium rare temperature will maintaining taste and texture.

The manager that night told us that they had indeed switched to smaller portions of the ribeyes. We felt that didni't represent the DCG standards we were used to. We felt that steak dish we received was way overpriced at $33. And, honestly, my veggie risotto was just so-so.

Wrapping this up, we were disappointed in our visit and might not be so anxious to return soon. We'll monitor reviews to see if improvement is seen. We also miss the vibrancy.

Can't lavish enough praise on Jaime, though. He's a great employee and representative for DCG!

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Dawnali
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Tasty and great service ! Very nice place!

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SuzetteB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dining experience in every way. The food was fantastic!!

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GGGG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked my girlfriends dad for his blessing to marry his daughter

Excellent evening! Great service, great food , sat inside. It was amazing.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant. It was my first time there and will definitely be back.

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vipfoodlover
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They don't have green chili soup every night, BUMMER! Manager helped get the Firecrackers right! Thank you! We'll be back for sure.

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AnnaC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had girls dinner out. The corn bread is a must. Really good crab cakes. The risotto is a must have!

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BrentN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good, and the service is even better.
The only down side is that it is a little loud, but maybe we are just getting old.

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bflesher
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had originally booked an outside table and upon arrival decided that perhaps in doors would be better. Unfortunately there wasn’t a table available for sometime to come. So my date and I settled in at our table outside and about 15 minutes later the Fabulous young greeter came out and offered us a table inside. Made the date. I really appreciate this level of customer service. It’s why I like to Dry Creek Grill so much

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The worst experience I have had there and j have been going to dry creek for years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Eric was awesome! So nice to be back indoors!

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You can order delivery directly from Dry Creek Grill using the Order Online button. Dry Creek Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 264-2011.

Dry Creek Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 3570 OpenTable diners.

Dry Creek Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://drycreekgrill.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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