Finn Town Tavern

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447 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A distinctive Tavern with a Twist in the historic Castro district, Finn Town has been an instant hit since it opened in late 2016. From Best Burger and Best Brunch inclusion on several press lists to coverage on KQED's Check Please! TV show, Finn Town is known for its contemporary American comfort fare, distinctive craft cocktails named for San Francisco celebrities, and a colorful, upbeat ambiance that serves a diverse clientele.

Only a 12 minute ride from downtown, Finn Town is easily accessible via public transportation for Dinner, Brunch on Saturday and Sunday and Happy Hour with a full Bar Bites Menu. Large Groups and Private Parties are easily accommodated in our front lounge or main dining room. Monthly special events include charity dinners, television watch parties and holiday themed menu offerings at affordable prices.

Specials

Lucky $7 Wednesday Oysters

Our Happy Hour from 5-6:30 weekdays just got happier on Wednesdays when we are featuring 6 oysters for $7 along with the rest of our Bar Bites menu. Pair it with a glass of wine for $7 or a crisp draft beer for $5 for a refreshing after work reward. Available while supplies last.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 24, 2019

Ends: April 25, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-6:30PM

Brunchalicious $7 Happy Hour Specials !

The early bird catches half price mimosas in 5 flavors and $7 finnfully good Breaksfast Bites from 10am to noon every Saturday and Sunday.
From 3:30-5pm enjoy $7 well drinks and select wines by the glass along with $5 beer and and a full Bar Bites menu with all shareable dishes priced from $5-$7

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 20, 2019

Ends: April 21, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-12:00PM 3:30PM-5:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-12:00PM 3:30PM-5:00PM

What 447 People Are Saying
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l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very kind service and great ambience. Food was yummy, will definitely come back.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent, so we will definitely give this place another try. The service wasn't great. The server was nice, but he didn't check up on us very often. My husband's burger did not arrive with the rest of the food because someone had accidentally dropped it. Not a huge deal, but it took a while for the server to tell us, and then he promised my husband another cocktail on the house to make up for it. The cocktail never arrived and the server never came back again until we were ready to leave. It was busy, but not so busy that he couldn't have checked in on us. If the food hadn't been so good, we probably wouldn't be back. But the Blended Burger was great, and my kids loved the donut holes. The deviled eggs were also really good, as was the french toast. The ambiance is fun as well.

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PB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The cocktails were great! And the food was an amazing value. Love the deep fried deviled eggs. The service was a little off the night we were there. We never got one of our apps and I had to ask twice for a beer that the server forgot about. But I will be back. I think that was probably a one-time thing.

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GS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Must have ordered the wrong thing... the prawns were coated in very thick batter that fell off in a wet lump when I picked them up. But the fries were good, and getting a substitute of a salad for the slaw was done without a fuss. My friend's salmon was served on a cold bed of grains and when it was returned, the salmon came back dried out. I've been here before, and am thinking it's a fun place with very good bar food / appetizers, but skip the entrees.

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KI
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst service ever, and the food was awful. I will never eat at this restaurant again. The quality was awful. They tried serving me burnt bacon, and everything that was ordered was absolutely wrong.

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R
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 5 and our waitress was wonderful. It made a great evening on top of the great food and fun atmosphere.

Our Thanks to Her!

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in the Castro. Loved everything about this place. The decor is fabulous. Service was impeccable and I swear, they have one of the BEST burgers in SF. We'll be back for sure :)

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JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our Waiter did not understand our order.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Would not recommend for brunch, only for their burger.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great. The food needs lots of help. Much of it tasteless, some of it burnt.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and knowledgeable wait staff

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EO
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Whether for a quick drink or for some good food. Amazing staff too.

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HM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was so welcoming and friendly! We really had a great brunch! Thank you everyone for making my daughter’s graduation so perfect!

Finn Town Tavern
Responded on June 4, 2019

Hope to see you back soon for our new summer menus being introduced later this month.

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s
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We had been here before and loved it, but last night was a terrible disappointment. The food was terrible, fish fry was cold and soggy. We were sad as I was so looking forward to this.

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JN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overall, our experience was a disappointment. We ordered drinks when we were first seated, and reminded our server twice, but they arrived far after our food did, and they were disappointing. The people seated next to us at the back counter(on bth sides) arrived 20-minutes after we did, and they received their entire order first — INCLUDING DRINKS! This was a Mother's Day brunch, and I'm a mom seated with my husband and daughter, and the young childless couple next to us got every inch of service. It felt personal. Even my 9-year-old commented on what was happening around us. We've lived in SF for over 20-years, and I've seen it all, but this was some seriously lackluster fare and abominable wait staff for the reviews and money. We won't be going back. I'm really missing Slow Club and the old days at Foreign Cinema. Brunch FAIL. If you have zero expectations this is definitely the place for you.

Finn Town Tavern
Responded on June 4, 2019

Not sure what was going on with your server, but this is not the experience we want you to have- any day, let alone on Mothers Day! Please call Oscar if you are willing to give us a second chance. Tell him that Joan said you were to get the VIP Open Table treatment next time that you are in.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Ruined 1st Mother's Day for me. First we were sat outside with our 11 month old baby and were almost immediately yelled at by a crack head...something along the lines about how women are disgusting (and use your imagination) and that who would ever want to have a child with one. So we told the host we were going to leave and he apologized and said he would figure something out. We got placed in the back at a tiny high top and he said he would try and get us a bigger table. The restaurant was slammed and horribly behind in the kitchen. We had to ask for menus, finally got a bigger table after 30 minutes, our drinks came out 30 mins after ordering and our order came out 45 mins after. The table they put us at had a reservation so the host let us know he may try and buy us some time. We asked for our food in a to-go because it was getting late (we had been there 2+ hours with a 10 month old)...but they brought out or food immediately. 1 star for decent food and a very apologetic host. The server never apologized and didn't even comp a cocktail or an appetizer... We really wanted to like this place but it ended up being our worst SF restaurant experience in our 8 years in the city.

Finn Town Tavern
Responded on May 16, 2019

Hi Lauren, my name is Oscar and I'm the general manager - I'm very sorry you had such a difficult time on what should've been a fun event! We normally try our best to accomodate moving tables around as much as possible to keep everyone happy, but on days when we are fully booked it becomes very difficult. I understand your frustration and would love the opportunity to make another visit memorable in a positive way. Please call and mention this review and we'll provide the VIP treatment.

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e
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They had trouble with our reservation so double check you are not stuck at the back counter jammed into a wall. Food was cold and servers were not happy and arguing. Usually it’s pretty good but on Mother’s Day the host and servers did not have it together

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LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This place was fantastic! Went on Mother’s Day for brunch and it was decorated beautifully. The ambiance and decor is really beautiful and still casual/comfortable. Food was delicious with an extensive cocktail menu, loved my Benedict with short ribs. The gentleman who seated us was so amazing. We asked for outdoor seats upon reservation but it was too cold the day of. He gave us a few options on where we could be seated with our toddler and really was accommodating and took time to make sure we were satisfied. The best service and friendly staff. Would highly recommend and will definitely return!

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H
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great vibe! Lovely and fun staff. The bartender made me a delicious surprise cocktail!!

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SF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was mediocre but large portions. The service was below par. We ordered a salad and two entrees. For some reason they brought the salad out with one entree. We asked where the other entree was and they failed to put that order in. They did rushed it but no apology. This was a Thursday night and they televise RuPaul's drag race. I do watch the show at home but the volume was so loud it was hard to have a conversation and they didn't turn the volume down during commercials. So that volume was ear piercing. It's a great and well designed space but the food is lackluster.

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M
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Impossible to have a conversation without shouting. Food mediocre and overpriced. Friendly service but no place for anyone over 40.

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R
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Salad overdressed, but they credited the dish. Food is basic bar bites- nothing fancy. Nice setting- love the look. Great for drinks!

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JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing, attentive service, delicious food and cocktails, and for the location very affordable. You go for the deviled eggs, but the upscale comfort food entrees are wonderful.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

After an hour, we checked on our order. It hadn’t been placed with the chef. A while later, the food was finally delivered, mine was wrong. Very frustrating.

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G
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Menu is very limited and boring. Sitting at front table near host station results in a view of the rear ends of thoughtless patrons who are waiting on a table. Avoid at all costs. Wine is unremarkable and incredibly overpriced.

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b
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The chicken sandwich and pork chop were a bit dry, but the chef was very considerate about replacing a dish to which my friend was allergic.

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l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feeling like we have foudn a new restaurant where oyu can actually hear the conversations with friends, the food is excelelnt especially the new burger which won an award - very tasty and different but in a good way. Staff was especiialy attentive and gracious as was the Chef who came out to say hello and convinced us to expand our eating horizons which we did and are grateful for his recommendation!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch was delicious. This place is adorable & so is the staff!

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the experience and the staff were lovely. They did get one of our orders wrong and it was a circus trying to get it corrected. I would recommend Finn Town Tavern if you are flexible and understanding.

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G
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Relaxing friendly upscale bar restaurant. Our only issue was that they had difficulty coping with my wife's fish allergy. When checking out the menu while booking I only saw two fish items. When we ordered I asked how they cook their french fries. Same oil as the deep fried fish. I ordered the broccoli appetizer. When it came they admitted it was deep fried in the fish oil. The waiter suggested the spinach dip as an alternative. It came with deep fried onions on top! They need to do some allergy training with the staff and need to get a second frier.

Finn Town Tavern
Responded on April 30, 2019

Chef has immediately added a second fryer for fish only so you shouldn't have any concerns. Hope to see you again soon.

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B
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small bites and Manhattan

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JF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service with delectable eggs & bacon dishes.

Finn Town Tavern
Responded on April 30, 2019

Love that you love the new brunch dishes. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

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t
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good vibe, strong food, and excellent Chelsea the server.

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J
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We dropped in before seeing a movie, and were extremely well looked after by our server. We enjoyed great cocktails, good food and a comfortable, convivial atmosphere.

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b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

I love this place and have been many times, I even had my birthday celebration there with friends. But Friday evening was not up to par. First I booked the counter/bar and it wasn’t set aside for anyone. Was this open tables error or Finn town? I dont know. Then they were very short staff. Too long to get drink orders and food orders? One couple left since they’d only gotten water. Then it seems to be a new practice giving you the bill without showing what you were charged for! Is it correct? You’ll never know. I was disappointed. But will likely go again. The food is great and the bar staff friendly and helpful. Everyone has an off night it seems.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible, our wine and dinner never arrived so we got the bill for our starters and then left

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so pleased I found Finn Town on Yelp. The food was phenomenal, the service and chef went above and beyond and the atmosphere was welcoming. It will be a meal we won't forget!

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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly was great, friendly and welcoming. My brother and his wife were visiting and they had an amazing time combined with a wonderful meal. Thank you

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful new menu!

Finn Town Tavern
Responded on April 30, 2019

Will let chef and team know you. Your positive response is much appreciated.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegantly appointed restaurant with really good background music. Terrific service & delicious food. We'll be back!

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