About Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

Local Kitchen + Wine Merchant is dedicated to the joys of food, wine, and good company. We are celebrated for being a purveyor of locally sourced & organic ingredients, featuring wood-burning oven pizzas, savory seasonal selections from the rotisserie and a carefully curated wine list that is inspirational yet approachable- making each visit unique and something to remember. Local is conveniently located in SOMA near Rincon Hill at First and Folsom Streets, open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

330 First Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:00pm-9pm
Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:00pm-10pm
Saturday: 11:00am-2:30pm & 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-2:30 & 6:00-9:00pm

Lunch
Weekdays: 11:30pm-2:30pm
Happy Hour
Weekdays: 4:00-7:00pm
Dinner
Daily: 6:00pm-close
Brunch
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Folsom Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 777-4200

Website:
http://www.sf-local.com/

Parking Details:
Metered parking on Folsom Street and 1st Streets. Free parking after 6pm. One hour residential permit parking on Guy Street and Lansing Street. Long term parking available on Folsom Street between 2nd Street and Essex next to the 80 on ramp by Andersen Bakery.

Public Transit:
Accessible by all major Muni lines and BART. Close to the 80 freeway onramp.

Executive Chef:
Ola Fendert

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
NYE Cocktail Party- December 31st from 6-11pm. $45 all inclusive for unlimited passed appetizers and a glass of champagne. Tickets available at the host stand or via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-2016-cocktail-party-tickets-19808771569

We have private rooms available for purchase for Superbowl 50! Please contact us at info@sf-local.com for more information.

Specials

Complimentary Chicken Skewers
Brunch Special - Complimentary Homemade Pastry

Specials

Complimentary Chicken Skewers
Details

Enhance your lunch or dinner with Chicken Skewers on the house!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 11, 2017

Ends: April 11, 2018

Availability: Sun 5:30PM-9:00PM
Mon-Fri 1:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Sat 5:30PM-7:00PM

Brunch Special - Complimentary Homemade Pastry
Details

Enjoy your brunch along with our Complimentary Pastry of the day!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 11, 2017

Ends: April 11, 2018

Availability: Sun 11:30AM-2:30PM
Sat 11:30AM-2:30PM

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Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
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Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Casual (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I had the kale, quinoa salad which had no flavor to speak of, and next to no quinoa. Suggest using a tahini dressing and and more vegetables.
My husband had a burger that caused stomach upset.
We will not be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Overall restaurant, food, and service were good. Disappointed that their open table menu had vegan tofu scramble. Called the restaurant to confirm and they don’t do that anymore but, said they would make a note we had a vegan diner and be happy to oblige. Did they? NO. Don’t promise and not deliver.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I would have thought this place had never done brunch service before, but apparently they’ve been doing it for years. First: it’s unclear how to get seated when you walk in. There are stairs, a room to the left, and a large door in the front. Once I went in no one was staffing the host station so I stood around for a while and wondered if the place was even open it was so empty. I was seated but the table was wobbly and it took another 10 minutes to place a drink order and 15 more to get my drink. I ordered a biscuit while I waited for my friend and it came without the honey butter. Also, the menu is much more limited than what you see on Open Table. When my friend arrived his seat was wobbly and it took him another ten minutes to get a drink. They forgot to bring me silverware with my meal and when my friend ordered an additional pancake it took another 20 minutes to get because apparently a large party placed an order first even though the place was mostly empty. They said we would be comped for it and we weren’t and also the open table special was for a free house pastry which we also didn’t get. I see why this place was empty, I won’t be coming back. The people working here were nice but I’ve had better service in an airport Applebee’s.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My girlfriends bday dinner, 6 people total. There could have been 10. Immediately seated. Somewhat busy when we arrived at 8p. Rez was at 830. Hostess was really nice, waiter was nice, a bit slow in the drinks. The food was pretty fast for SF standards. Def would recommend and go again. Really great for groups. Prices were cheaper than thought for 6 people. Very pleased.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service and food. Enjoyed this place after a crazy week.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service would have been a 5 if it wasn’t for our waitress who reminded us that the table was needed at 8 even though the hostess and I had a discussion it was at 8:15. She simply stated they may come early
Ridiculous but the hostess and the rest of the restaurant is great, we go often

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Cozy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The grumpy hostess sat us on a broken table. To get a non-broken table we had to sit at a communal dining spot, right next to a group of obnoxiously drunk men, even though the restaurant was at 10-15% occupancy the whole time we were there.
The waitress was nice though, and the appetizers and food was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Was a little disappointed that the online menu did not match the restaurant menu. There were more choices on line. Had the sausage pesto pizza special. I don't think there was any Pesto on it. Nice chili flakes but no sign of basil.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Been here three times. Very reliable. Good selection of food. Able to have a quick lunch or dinner or take your time. Cozy modern design too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Birthday but the hostess didn’t read that.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I’ve been to Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant several times and love the food! I took two friends who were visiting San Francisco for the first time, so I had to take them to my favorite restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food is very fresh and tasty and the servers are very friendly as well. My favorites are the brick oven pizzas and the tortellini dish. Also, the atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing to have dinner and catch up with friends.

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

They were very helpful accommodating our two kids and stroller, and had berry pancakes that were the bomb.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This has been our Go-To before we hit the bridge happy hour or quick dinner for years now.
Love the place.
Great tastes, however, this time the tofu appetizer (delicious) but was heavy on salt.
Better next time, I am sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great pizza, wonderful salad. Salmon was a little dry.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Friendly service, helpful with recommendations and lovely atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had to wait at the hostess stand for a while before we were greeted. Food was good but the place was dirty; food on the floor, cobwebs, dirty tables, dust on ledges. Seems the management has given up trying to keep the place clean.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

It is a nice place to have a sit down and have a nice lunch.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a reservation for 5:30 when they opened for dinner. We were a few minutes early, and could see the servers having a powow in the back, so we sat down just outside. 5:30 came and went and no sign of anyone near the front desk. We didn't actually end up going in until after a few other patrons arrived to go to the bar hidden around the corner.

After the servers realized we were there to be seated, they were attentive. We split a salad, which they offered to split onto two plates for no charge, and then split a pizza. Salad was fine, pizza wasn't the best. The crust was a bit burned on the edge and the pizza itself didn't blow me away.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Wish the menu could have a little more variety - a chicken entrée or something; and more gluten free options. But service is friendly and attentive. Boss's birthday lunch and appreciated the special cheesecake. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Lovely attentive service, good wines and great pizza!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Waiter was attentive but took a long time to order, prepare and get our order. We arrived before the lunch crowd and place our order for two Croque sandwiches and a salad. It took 30+ minutes. And the sandwiches were luke warm at best in the middle.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on June 24, 2017

The service was great, food was reasonable. Nice but pricey wine list.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

very nice staff and yummy pizza! ordered the tofu as well which was surprisingly good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Eat here all the time...but this wasn't a good night for service...seemed like they were short staffed and our waitress seemed rushed all evening. It was an okay evening, but we've certainly had far better here...everybody is entitled to a slip up now and then but when dinner for four is $230 you expect more...

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We have been to the Local many times. We have always had excellent service and very good food. However, the other night that all changed. Our server, Chris H. was more interested in chatting with his friends at the restaurant than taking our order. We had to wait quite awhile for him to finally take our order and when it finally was delivered by someone other than a server, my pizza was luke warm at best. My husband had a burger, which was only so-so. When we wanted to order a second drink, our server was, as usual leaning on a table talking with friends, so we had to order a drink from a kitchen runner. The drink was finally delivered by our server at least 10 minutes later. All of this on a Wednesday evening at 7:30. The restaurant was not empty but neither was it crowded. Overall a disappointing experience. The Local is a convenient dinner spot for us, but we will not be returning for awhile.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Table reserved when we got there...excellent wine list...especially good salad with romaine substituted gladly for kale, which I dislike. Excellent pizza and overall very nice place. We live a half block away and dine here often just the two of us and with friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

As always the food was great. I love to bring people here they never disappoint you.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We had a casual wedding shower for a friend at Local Kitchen & Wine. It was fantastic! The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive. Would highly recommend for any event.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great food for brunch, not too crowded but a little difficult to identify from the street. Need better signage.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I enjoyed the kale salad with quinoa and tofu, very tasty. My friends ordered pizza, I taste don slice but it was not be my liking. We sat at a long high table, however it was near the speaker playing the music so I heard 80's pop tunes through my meal, with a loud drumbeat. I would return, but sit somewhere else, and order the kale salad again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The salads were phenomenal! I got the shrimp one and it was great. The wine was outstanding. I didn't eat the pizza but the group said they were really good. One disappointment - on their website they advertise gluten free pizza, but they didn't have any when we got there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

I always have a great experience at Local with friends. The lighting gives the space an ambiance that is inviting yet sexy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quick Bite, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The ambiance is nice and service was friendly. The food is just not great. Got the "toast" with burrata and prosciutto -- it was barely toasted Wonderbread (at least that's what it looked and tasted like) and I think they put margarine instead of butter on it to toast it? In any case it wasn't great. Pizza was just okay. Truffle fries were just okay too (and it's hard to mess up fries).

I'd recommend if you're close by and want to stop by for a cocktail, but I wouldn't take people to dinner there again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Terrific service and food...pizza is excellent too.....

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 7, 2017

They were very friendly and accommodating in putting us at a table that we could keep the stroller open and next to us. The food was good too!

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This is my second time dining here at Local Kitchen. I had a 2 o'clock reservation and we were not seated until 2:15 apparently there was some confusion or somebody dropped the ball. Once we were seated the food came quickly and the service was great. Very interesting brunch menu was served on Saturday, I have the fried chicken sandwich which was extra-large & very good. All the brunch menu selections were excellent.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Love local

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Booked this restaurant for Easter breakfast prior to heading to a Giants game. I did not realize that they would be serving a brunch buffet. It was EXCELLENT. The scrambled eggs (with asparagus, cheese, tomatoes) were hands-down the best scrambled eggs I have had anywhere. In addition to many other offerings, the brunch buffet included fried chicken on a biscuit with a tasty gravy and "salmon benedict" on a bagel with avocado. Both were delicious. It was difficult to restrain myself from visiting the buffet line multiple times. The bargain of the day which is on their brunch menu is their mimosas -- one glass for $7 or a carafe for $11. The carafe is much more than two glasses.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This place is great and just getting better. Worth a trip to get to!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

A reliable friend. Consistently warm attentive servers. The pizzas are consistent and very good though they don't do the charred crust approach that is popular. The fried chicken skewers are a salty spicy great way to open!

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