Grand Lake Kitchen - Dimond

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123 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
PLEASE NOTE SAT, SUN, AND HOLIDAY BRUNCH SERVICE IS 100% WALK-INS; NO RESERVATIONS.

WE NOW HAVE TWO LOCATIONS! YOU ARE BOOKING A RESERVATION FOR OUR DIMOND LOCATION.

WEEKDAY BRUNCH AND DINNER 7 NIGHTS A WEEK
We accept reservations for parties up to ten (10)
Larger parties are accommodated on a walk-in basis only
Our dining counter is full service dining and always available on a first come first serve basis.

We are able to hold a reservation up to 15 minutes.
If you are running later than that, please call us so that we may accommodate you when possible

Requests for outdoor dining are welcomed but not guaranteed.

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Viclie
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting menu, lovely wait service and pleasant atmosphere. Loud and somewhat cold, but many restaurants are these days. Everyone enjoyed their food. I didn't like the stringy broccoli rabe and said something. They very nicely brought the whole table their delicious homemade donuts to make up for it. Would go again. Parking is a real problem in the area, duh what's new.

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MichaelaL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food is expensive and not great. The chicken was dry. The shrimp and rice grits lacked flavor. The drinks are good and appetizers or small plates seem reliable. Next time I’ll stop in for a drink and a nosh - but too disappointing to go for anything other than a burger (which is supposed to be decent).

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Kathi
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Jorge was amazing. Food beautifully presented . Especially loved the "Spring cleaning salad". Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and cool spot in the diamond district😎

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vipMegan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Cosy restaurant with a nice neighborhood feel, but the food was subpar. With the exception of a good matzo ball soup, everything else we ordered was merely edible. The fried pickles and cheese curds were almost entirely batter, the burger was flavorless and was lacking carmelization on the onions as the menu claimed. And the kids grilled cheese was overcooked and not eaten. All in all, very disappointing.

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DStewart
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,location, neighborhood go to place, professional staff!

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letseatwell
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not as pleasant as the Lakeshore GLK. Staff was less friendly and less accommodating. Food was less tasty. Disappointed experience overall☹️

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RodrigoN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Drinks were small and expensive, good but not great. Food was good, not great, also expensive. Haven’t tried brunch yet, but I will.

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Brian
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at GLK Dimond is great. Quiet, relaxed and great service. The food is always great so anytime for that. Ben and team take really good care of me. This time I brought a friend who has a mobility disability and, by request, our roomy corner was there for us.

Soft scrambled eggs with cheddar on rye with bacon and salad? Okay great. Cold smoked salmon on everything bagel with cream cheese, red, onion, capers, just like home!

When GLK Lake Merritt first opened, it became our neighborhood diner, a tiny space with counter and a few tables. David cooked, May front of house. They have grown but we are fortunate that it actually seems just as "tiny" as the first time we ate there. Really good food, prepared with love. Can't go wrong.

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vipStuffed
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and easy to dine with kids - we couldn't ask for more. And the soft serve is better than icing on the cake!

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vipStanP
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is interesting. Deserts outside the doughnuts leave something to deaire.

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CathyS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice people, good service, food was nothing special.

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Herself
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend GLK, Dimond all the time. I got a gift certificate from my nephew and took a friend to enjoy the tower o' seafood. She's very gluten sensitive and they happily accommodated her. We were never rushed, the food was great and the server and receptionist (?) and bus people were all very cordial.

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Karen
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu at Grand Lake Kitchen-Dimond is simple and unpretentious but the food is outstanding. Seven of my most critical, hard to please friends joined me for dinner last Saturday and everyone was duly impressed. We ordered the Ruben fries and deli meat plate for starters and the food flew off the plates. The meal only got better from there. Between us we ordered sandwiches, burgers, steak, pork, shrimp grits and brisket. No matter what we ordered, the food was consistently delicious and well seasoned. I highly recommend Grand Lake Kitchen--Dimond.

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AK42
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and a group of ten and the waitstaff were very gracious, attentive and generous. We all loved the food, especially the Brussel sprouts, mixed drinks, (Hot Buzz was yummy but some others were watered down), brisket and donuts!!! The restaurant is spacious and clean. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music way too loud!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend New Year's day brunch! Food was delicious and crayons and high chairs kept our 18 month old occupied.

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SusanN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the Diamond location. We loved their combination of innovative dishes and well executed classics so that you can bring the whole family. We closed the brunch with killer house-mad donuts. Highly recommended.

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vipCHeretic
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan of Grand Ave location! 2nd new Dimond District location is great - bigger space, nice interior design and same excellent food and service. Nice to have 2 locations available!

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vipLuv2eat
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Highly recommend.

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vipKen1875
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good restaurant. Glad they opened in the Dimond district. Food is always very good. Only problem is the noise when there are a lot of diners.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but was disappointed with my Paloma...it really lacked flavor and tasted like it was watered down.

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Theresa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool, relatively new restaurant. Great decor, attentive staff and delicious food. Portions are big and the donuts are super yummy ( $5 for four full sized donuts!).

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vipRagtimeWillie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really fun vibe. Funky, creative, high-end “deli” food. Great mixed drinks. Will definitely return. Pork chop was scrumptious. Donuts were killer for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good, friendly service, tasty food

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vipgslover60
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The menu’s dull for lunch, mostly tailored to a brunch crowd. I ordered the tuna salad. It was incredibly dry and flavorless, as if they had dumped it from a can and done nothing more for it. My companion ordered a dish with an exotic name that turned out to be egg salad on toast. He pronounced it uninteresting but acceptable. My salad seemed not to have been dressed except with grated Parmesan. The pita bread was warm and good but welded closed so I couldn’t place tuna salad inside it. Also, there were only four tiny pita wedges. Disappointing. We would’ve made this a regular stop had the food been more interesting and better prepared. The service was mediocre. I was first given a cup of coffee full to the brim. I asked that some of the coffee be removed so I could put sugar and cream in it. The cup returned less than half full. Later, when I asked for a refill, even though the restaurant was not crowded, the refill took twenty minutes to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique pairings of food that are absolutely delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very good wine list, with most wines available by the glass or carafe if you don’t want a bottle and reasonably priced. The food is quite good for the price point and the service is friendly (neither aloof or too fawning). The roasted chicken I ordered was really well cooked with a generous helping of root and leafy green veggies. The steak my friend ordered was also perfectly prepared and came with plenty of sides. A good place for a weeknight dinner and the acoustics and low music volume make conversation pleasant.

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vipOaktownDiner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this place. Great food and drinks, and a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. I eat here often and was recently disappointed that they removed salmon from the menu. It was an amazing main dish. Please bring back the salmon!!

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millsdad
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have more eating choices in Diamond. Unique dishes, excellent preparation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great overall. The sprouts were a little undercooked and service was ok. Our waiter, I felt was ok but almost like couldn’t be bothered. He was ok.

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Gigi
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to have this spacious, yet cozy restaurant in the Dimond Neighborhood. It is so comfortable and the food is the same as the Lakeshore GLK - but without all the noise and lines...........and parking issues! Plenty of parking on the street or just a block away at a free lot.

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vipOaktownDiner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great local restaurant that brings a lot to the neighborhood.

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Bemused42
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the beautiful new space. Great place for a party. Menu has affordable options, everything was tasty.

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Jonsie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kid-friendly and great cocktails for the parents

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CarlosR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic. We love the location on Grand Street and are so excited to have this location so much closer to us. The only thing I will say is that its very bright inside in the evening so its not really a date night place. But if that's the only complaint then they're doing fine, amiright?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We both found our meals disappointing and decided maybe we’ll do lunch or brunch instead the next time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to the neighborhood! Will be back soon with friends.

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vipRealrobertallen
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Such a great addition to the neighborhood. A more relaxed version of the Lake Merritt location. Similar menu, same great cocktails and wine. But more space to enjoy. Great place to grab a bit at the bar, have some friends gather, or to take your dog on the patio. Food follows the simple and delicious path they took on Grand. You can't go wrong.

SH
SusanH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall dinner was pretty good. The staff was great. The food was a bit pricey and the dinner options a bit limited.

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Grand Lake Kitchen - Dimond does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Grand Lake Kitchen - Dimond also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 866-2639.

Grand Lake Kitchen - Dimond is rated 4.4 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.