Dry Creek Grill

4.3
3538 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 3538 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnneG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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CynthiaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
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
7 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
17 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
2 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
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodiegirlie4
San Francisco
6 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
Adelaide
15 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
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
3 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
21 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
9 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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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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vipMonicaD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be able to eat indoors and have the great food and service we were used to. Thanks Dry Creek Grill for a wonderful Friday night out.

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sanmccar
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and atmosphere to enjoy with friends. Love the Bar!!

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vipGrillicious
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to b able to get back to Dry Creek Grill. Food was amazing as always - Crab Cakes and spare Ribs - and our server was fantastic.

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vipAndreaT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, and we were able to eat inside!

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EdwardN
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the food and the service, would like to have the ability to reserve inside or outside dinning, I know that it is hard to do with all the restrictions

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AneshiaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Food is delicious and theatmnosphere is everything you could ask for. Try to get a booth more intimate.

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GaryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants, so we were taken back on the food we were served. They normally have the best dishes to choose from and I know because of COVID the menus are cut back. The dishes just didn’t match up to expectations so I hope it was a lack of a short kitchen staff or something like that. We will give it another try.

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Geoff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! We brought the kids and they couldn’t put their ribs down! We will definitely be coming back :)

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vipPaulT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not the same pre Covid-19. Drinks were just ok, food uninspired.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
63 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We all know how difficult things are these days, but thought I could get a great steak from a place that touts their meat quality. The ONLY steak on their inadequate menu was an 8 ounce ribeye. My mistake to order this 1/2 inch piece of mostly fat! Server was very slow, but very pleasant. Asked for a heater, but did not receive one. We’ve been here several times while visiting the San Jose area. I will not come back.

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Stick
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was very nice, but took a long time to order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Outdoor dinning sucks

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vipMoulard
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time returning to this place we love since outdoor dining returned. They have a nice setup w/tables around the fire pits or tents with a nice amount of privacy and private mini heaters.
The service was as wonderful as it always is - attentive and personal. The food was delicious - we had the BBQ and risotto.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. It was super great to revisit Dry Creek after a very long lull. This place is one of one and has been my go to since their doors opened while dancing and live music once played.

The revised menu options were perfect while the outdoor seating adjacent to the fire pits was ideal for winter. The new faces and service receives 6 star's.

I was very pleased to arrive early (4pm hour w/resy) and watch all the local patrons arrive with faces of joy. The note of record suggested reservations as they will be reopening (25%) for indoor dining in the coming week.

Support your local.

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vipknowreally
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is reduced for outdoor dining, the only dining available during the pandemic. We were fortunate to be seated by one of the outdoor fires, as there was a slight cool breeze that evening. My companion and I enjoyed our meals.

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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 3538 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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