Hardwood Bar & Smokery
Come by and enjoy great food, great drinks, and great vibes!
Hardwood Bar & Smokery features Bay Area BBQ smoked over Northern California white oak and local almond wood.
A labor of love which has become a staple here at Hardwood.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Dry Fried Chicken Wings (5)
tossed in salt & pepper, toasted garlic, jalapenos
We chose to go here because of the menu linked on OpenTable. Was very disappointed to show up and the menu is 100% different and had nothing I could eat. Very disappointed.
The first time dining at Hardwood the food and service was excellent. Thank You Sarah He!
Went for last minute dinner with husband, had never been there but curious as good BBQ is rare in the city. We were not disappointed. The smoked brisket and grilled Hawaiian chicken were superb. The Mac salad side, potato salad and even the Cole slaw, all delish sides. But that brisket…just the right amount of peppery salty bark and fat.
The staff could not have been more accommodating as it was a chilly night and we are still more comfortable eating outside. They were quick to clean and set plug in lights in their covered outdoor area as it was a cold Monday night.
The brisket and pulled pork was amazing as well as the sides. We did a combo for our group and added some sides. Plus, the hand pies for dessert were the perfect finish. Thank you
Bc of COVID, windows were open, making it a little chilly during the meal but understood why. Would like the chicken wings with a little more spice and salt for an extra kick. Would also like the ranch dip with more kick or else have a blue cheese dip. Otherwise it was overall delicious.
The staff were welcoming, but the food isn't great. The brisket was fatty, and I didn't like the BBQ sauce. The worst part was that the food came out warm, not hot. Also the portion sizes for the sides aren't equal. The side salad was also soggy. The best part of this peace is the staff.
It was good going with 2 couples, and because we were practically the only people there, it was quiet and we could converse without raising our voices. However, the food was not good, especially the brisket chili.
Terrific find before a chase concert.
Will certainly return
We had a reservation and arrived to no available tables, the place packed wall to wall, and waited for 20 minutes without being able to talk to a single employee before we gave up and decided to leave.
Amazing food and service.
The pulled pork and brisket were really good, the pork ribs was the star of the show.
The chicken was dry but had a nice crispy skin.
Really would have liked some cornbread, didn't see any on the menu.
Stopped here after CCSF Football game. Staff was great! Food was great! Place was great! We will definitely stop in again. Thank you!
Very good food and service. We will visit again.
One of the best BBQ spots in the city!
Brisket was melt in your mouth delish with a slight sweetness in the crust. St Louis ribs had the right chew and were almost “fall off the bone”. Mac salad was our best side dish. Price was prohibitive for frequent visits, however. Metal stools weren’t very comfy. Overall the food was the star here.
Good atmosphere, I'm from Florida so I enjoyed something similar to home
I love this place! We had a full slab of ribs with sides of the mac salad and cole slaw.
My friend had $5. margaritas, Tuesday night special, and I had a paper plane coctail.
Everything was outstanding. I loved the guy behind the bar who served us!
I'm not an expert on barbeque .... I just know what I like. I can't wait to go back. The ribs were not too fatty with amazing taste. Like I said....I WILL BE BACK!!
Fabulous food and environment for our family gathering. Will surely return next time I'm in the area. Those dry fried wings are top notch !!
Good food, decent service, loud noise level. It’s not cheap, but the food is worth the price- as a treat every now and again.
Read review as one of top BBQ in SF. Food was pretty good, but I was not blown away. Had better. Definitely more bar than restaurant. Cocktail I ordered sounded fancy. But was small, weak and not notable. Passable but not great.
Amazing place... Great game day atmosphere... Ruby and Sarah rocked it!!!!
Our favorite place for beer and a bite! Best brisket and coleslaw anywhere.
Pretty good bbq. Not the best I've had but pretty good. Their own beer is good, recommend it if you like a blonde.
Great food and service. We didn't go to watch a game, so our fault if we wanted to be able to have a conversation. Had a great view of several TV's and for a Saturday it was clam.
it was overall very delicious but the biggest issue was the noise level
The food was excellent as was the service. The smoked brisket and the smoked spicy beef links were delicious. Some of the best smoked meats I have eaten. I liked the decor. The only real problem was the cold. The restaurant, in early November was cold. All patrons and even the waitstaff were wearing jackets.
spicy chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries are great.
Good brisket plate. Curly fries outstanding. Nice spot with excellent service. Recommended
As a group of 3 we ordered the sampler and were not disappointed by the quantity and quality of the platter which included brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken plus three different sauces on the side for dipping. We also tried the fried chicken sliders and were not disappointed. Reasonably priced too.
Was so happy to book this place for a work lunch to watch the Women’s World Cup.
The food was fantastic, staff nice as can be. It’s a bit annoying to have to leave your seat to go order beer, we drank less bc of it so I’m sure they see an impact on sales with self-serve.
The largest TV they have is a projector and it’s pretty crummy quality. All in all, the area lacks a good sports bar so with a few tweaks it could be great.
The manager had the indencency to come ask for my name just to cancel my reservation right after I arrived. Never again.
We watched one of the nba finals game here and the atmosphere was great. Super food and drinks!
Car here for game 5 warriors vs raptors. Service and food were both great and energy level was up for the game!
Best brisket ever. Also, great selection of beers and the bartenders make sure to create drinks accordingly to your taste. Big fan.
Had the sampler and added wings and sliders. Definitely hit the spot. Top it with the sundae for dessert. Under a bill for 3 with a beer each. Good deal.
Staff was great. Drinks were on point. Most def going back. Best bbq in the Bay Area!!! Good job guys! #newfave
Great spot for watching the game! They were very accommodating and our group had a good time.
Afternoon in the Fashion Design Center Area is this great little sports bar curly, regular or sweet potato fry’s, coleslaw, etc. and very tasty, with two sides of sauce. They make their own craft Beer and Blond was my choice. Perfect combo with lunch. Our friend had the chicken wings that were very good. Street parking is horrible, but we managed to find a meter a block and half away, since the 2 lots were full & more expensive. We were quite happy & lucky to find one. Large TV screens displayed sports and although a bit noisy, we enjoyed our food & afternoon get together.
They get very busy. Takes a while to get drinks. Food not a problem.
Very loud. Have to talk over noise.
Hardwood Bar & Smokery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 796-2437.
Hardwood Bar & Smokery is rated 4.2 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.
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.