Finn Town Tavern

4.1
420 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 Oysters- Half Dozen to Share (or Not)

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.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 20, 2019

Ends: April 21, 2118

Availability: Sun-Tue 5:00PM-6:30PM
Thu 5:00PM-6:30PM
Sat 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

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Say Salud! starting at 10am with half price mimosas in 5 flavors & $7 Breakfast Bites. Chef's brunchworthy specials include a holiday hash, omelette and flatbread ( good for sharing). From 3:30-5pm all tequila and mezcal well drinks will be $7 and churros and themed movies will be playing all night.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to an only in San Francisco ambiance, along with her choice of 5 flavored mimosas ( half price by the glass or pitcher from 10am- noon) , brunchable craft cocktails, 4 kinds of Eggs Finnedict, Donut Holes with 2 dipping sauces and our new entree salads , among the many delicious options.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 420 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

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B
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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

Wonderful new menu!

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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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service is laughable. We were seated without menus or place settings. When we had questions regarding the menu items the waiter admitted he didn't know the answer (they weren't hard questions). When asked for a second drink the waiter asked what I had the first time (it should have been written down or the wait staff should be educated how each drink is presented so they know what it is by looking at glassware and garnishes). Please improve the operations

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

1. The restaurant only had one menu for the 2 of us to share.
2. Our waiter came over 1-2 minutes after we sat down asking us what we wanted. We asked for another couple of minutes since we were sharing the menu. 20 minutes went by and he never came back. The waiters busboy or assistant then came over asking what we wanted.
3. I ordered the goat cheese scramble with tomato. The dish was very watery due to having too many tomatoes in the dish. There was also no goat cheese in the dish.

I’ve been to Finn Town in the past and liked it. This visit was not good.

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SM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Gotta say, this was a big disappointment EXCEPT for Claudio, one of the servers, who was a delight. We'd eaten brunch here before and enjoyed it--especially appreciated the mix of vegetarian, vegan and carnivore possibilities. We had a reservation, got seated promptly and then everything fell apart. Service to take our order was slow, numerous people approached the table with water/menus/to check in, yet no one was the server who takes the order. When we finally ordered the food from a seemingly semi-distracted server, it took a super long time to come, and was cold. They replaced some of the cold food when asked--and at the same time, we were so hungry that we just wanted to eat. My cocktail sounded good, though it was fairly flavorless. Claudio was amazing, cheerful, helpful, attentive--and those nails!

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j
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were early for our reservation and they seated us early, so bonus points for that. We ordered 2 of the specialty cocktails, and they were DELICIOUS! I highly recommend the Celebutante cocktail. We had brussel sprouts (good) and the rueben egg rolls (just ok). For dinner we had the Finn Town Burger (good) and the braised short ribs (yummy and tender).

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E
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pricey but fun atmosphere and good food. Although we’d return we definitely would have a chat about the prices beforehand and decide if we were up to paying that...

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was just ok. The service was excellent.

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to catch up with a friend. Great ambiance, good comfort food, and reasonably priced happy hour menu.

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CM
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed it! As usual!

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TM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food in a delightful space. Attentive service made for a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.
The whole menu is appetizing and there aren’t many dishes I would not wish to try.

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s
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was really good. But at these prices I expect better service. Our server was bored, no eye contact, no connection, no caring. Our order was brought out wrong twice.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It's a favorite of mine and all of my guests had never been. We enjoyed it.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to the City looking for a brunch place that was close by and didn’t have a super long wait. Quick service and friendly staff.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. One of the worst experiences I’ve had in San Francisco and that’s saying something. Almost 30 minutes after we were seated to get our drink order in. Another 30 minutes to get our drinks. Our waiter handed us off to someone else and that person never showed up with our check. Had to chase them down. The food was alright but the service was so bad I’ll never go back there

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MB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burger is GREAT!! The non-alcoholic drink options were a bit syrupy sweet.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was alright. Nothing special. Service was lackluster. We felt forgotten about. The kitchen was very backed up so the pacing was also off.

Good fries though.

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TL
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Another frustrating time at Finn Town

Arrived a little early for our 7:30 reservation, they could actually seat us right away, off to a great start. Unfortunately, that was the end of the good experience.

We sat down and received menus and immediately a server came by to ask us if we wanted anything to drink. We hadn’t even had 30 seconds to look at the menu and asked to have a couple minutes to figure it out.

Sooooooooo we sat there for a long time waiting for someone to come back. The person who initially came by seemed to be ignoring us. Finally someone cane by and took our order for two glasses of wine (which they have on tap, so easy to get).

We sat waiting for more than 10 minutes for wine. Finally, I guess noticing the impatience on our faces, a third person stopped by to ask if we needed anything. We said we were waiting for a couple glasses of wine and would like to place our order. He said he could take care of both those things.

We have him our order, and appetizer and two entrees. He then came back to say our wine order wasn’t int the system- but the wine then appeared a moment later, delivered by a different person. Weird

Then we wait and wait and wait. Wine is finished. No food. No one stopped by to see if things were alright. Nothing for almost 30 minutes

Hungry and at the end of our patience we literally have to go find a server and ask them to cancel the food order and bring us the check for the two glasses of wine, as we were going elsewhere.

There seems to be a lot of confusion and gathering around the point of sale system, but finally a check appears and we pay.

As we are gathering our things to leave, the new executive chef comes by. He says our order was never in the system and offers to comp our meal. At this point, we were kinda done with the place, but after more discussion and a promise that we would get something to eat (our appetizer) quickly, we decided to stay.

The food did appear quickly then and was alright.

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J
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was good, especially the deviled eggs and the cocktails were great. However, I ordered the steak as the entree, ordered it medium, but ended up sending it back twice for being rare, by the third time it came back rare again. Just ate it after that. If you can't do a steak to order, why do you ask how does a customer want a steak? Taste of the steak was good, but Finn needs to train their cooks on how to cook a medium steak.

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JW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table or 8 and enjoyed brunch/lunch at Finn Town on Sunday. Everyone from Oscar to Kelly was absolutely fantastic service-wise. They made us feel welcome, offered suggestions for tasty dishes, and went above and beyond to make our double bday celebration festive and fun (necklaces for St. Patrick's Day? Sure!) I split the Huevos Rancheros (recommended by Kelly) and Breakfast Sandwich with my friend and both were excellent. Pomegranate-blood orange mimosas = yes, please! We had a GREAT time and the food was fantastic. THANKS, FINN TOWN!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We waited over 30 minutes before getting up and asking the host to help us get a waiter to take our order. At 40 minutes I finally got a waiters attention and by then all I did was ask for our check for the drink I order since I was early for our reservation. We were only able to place the one drink order when we were first seated, but one of our party was a few minutes behind and never even got to place a drink order. I’ve eaten here 5-6 times in the last few months and have always had a great experience... the service was just WAY off tonight, and I don’t see myself going back.

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NC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have been going often and this experience was awful! Service and food. My huevos rancheros day I the window so long they go cooled. It was horrid!

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch, fun vibe, good food and cocktails. The chef came out and chatted with us, which was a nice added bonus!

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Finn Town Tavern is always a fun and pretty place; but the food has declined over the last six months. I like it when a restaurant changes its menu, occasionally offering something new. This time the change was a disappointment. The Brussels sprouts were the best that I've tasted in San Francisco; and they were gone, along with the crock of melted cheese appetizer I'd previously enjoyed. Gone too, was the daily special. That left a fried chicken sandwich that my table contained ordered and thought mediocre, several beef dishes and the only fish, salmon. I ordered the linguine with mushrooms and added chicken. It was a gloppy, clumpsy thing, ladened rather than brightened by the mushrooms; and the thin chicken strips were bland. Until the next menu revision, I'll stick to their brunch, which is superb.

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SF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot with good food & drinks!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food lousy service

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GR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, classy but unpretentious at the same time. Very professional and friendly service :)

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BG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

This was our fourth or fifth time at Finn Town and probably our last. While the decor is pleasing and the atmosphere is convivial, these elements did not make up for several shortfalls.

We arrived on time for our reservation and the hostess was literally surly as if it was inconvenient for her to seat us. The cocktails were very skimpy. When you order a martini straight up you expect the cocktail glass to be at least 90% full. Ours were about 75% and they were not inexpensive. One of our dining companions ordered a vodka on the rocks and when it arrived, it looked as if that little puddle at the bottom of the glass was melted ice, but no. It was the vodka.

Our food arrived all at once; appetizers with entrees. When we asked to have the entrees returned to the kitchen until we were ready, they were whisked away promptly enough. However when they were served to us at the proper time, they were cold. There is no excuse for this kind of unprofessional service in a restaurant like this one. There are too many other good restaurants in the area that hire professional service personnel, pour a healthy drink, and appear to be welcoming when you arrive. Finn Town is not one of them.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food is quite good. Service is atrocious. We waited about 15 minutes to get our orders in, and about 25 minutes to get our check and pay.

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