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Permanently Closed - Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco

3.9
651 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Paragon is a neighborhood gastropub serving ingredient-driven, honest food, craft beers, unique cocktails and eclectic wines. Located in the South of Market (SOMA) district of San Francisco and just one block from AT&T Park, Paragon features loft-like ceilings, custom décor and a roll-up garage door that leads out onto a sunny outdoor patio. Paragon's design aesthetic fits perfectly in this industrial-meets-artsy neighborhood: reclaimed barn wood and hand-painted subway tiles can be admired throughout the restaurant and the lounge area is flanked by a giant chalkboard announcing the available craft beers above a well-worn communal table made out of rusted metal and reclaimed Koa wood.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm; Dinner: Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 537-9020
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stafford Mather
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Private party facilities
Paragon Restaurant is the ideal venue for private parties, receptions, celebrations and corporate / convention groups. Perfectly situated in the South of Market District (SOMA), Paragon's bustling neighborhood is close to popular museums, shopping, the design district and AT&T park.
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Private party contact
Danielle McKelvey: (415) 537-9020
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Townsend
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Parking details
Street parking is available on Townsend or 2nd Street
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Special events & promotions
Paragon Restaurant in San Francisco is the ideal venue for private parties, receptions, corporate and convention groups and celebrations at nearby AT&T Park.

We offer two beautiful indoor private event rooms – our Gallery Room or our intimate Library Room – and a very unique and spacious Outdoor Patio. For larger parties, we offer a full restaurant buy-out.

Our Executive Chef will create the perfect menu for your event - whether it's a sit-down dinner, standing reception or appetizer-heavy cocktail party. Special requests are easily accommodated.

We offer a full bar with classic cocktails, specialty drinks, local, regional wines and an eclectic list of artisanal, craft beers.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on October 3, 2017

We were happy to see the buttermilk fried chicken back on the menu. We had been there two years before it was fabulous but last year when we came to San Francisco it was off the menu. But when we tried it this year it was like a totally different recipe. Not at all worth the $25. And the Porkchop which is normally fabulous fabulous, was very overcooked and tough. Very disappointed because this is such a great location near South Beach Harbor.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

What a great spot to have dinner before a Giants game! The food was excellent (steak :)) and the staff was very fast & friendly. Reservation a must on game day and we were seated right away when we arrived. A+ all around!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Once again the folks at Paragon provided a wonderful experience. The food is good, the service was excellent, we got in and out in time to make the game. This has become my favorite "go to" place for dinner before the ball game.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Very limited dinner menu. Very few main items to choose from.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food, great service. Great location.
Great for meeting friends before a Giants game

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The service and food are always great at Paragon. We were in a hurry as we had to get back to AT&T Park before first pitch. We had only 40 minutes. Our server was right on it. Our food came out quickly and was delicious. The beer selection is always great. Paragon is our go to place for an ice dinner before a Giants game.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Great burger and fries!

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

We went to Paragon for the first time for dinner and drinks before a Giants game. Enjoyed the drinks, enjoyed the food, enjoyed the environment. My only complaint, or request I guess, is that some of the lunch selections be available on the dinner menu. There were no salad options, and entrees listed totaled maybe 7-8.
Would like to go back when we have more time and sip beverages on the outside patio area.

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3.0Dined on September 11, 2017

I felt it was a little pricey for what we got. I ordered the fried chicken which was very good, but I was served one small breast and 2 legs. For that price I should have the opposite. Greens were good and I'm not a huge greens guy.

I'd like to try Paragon for lunch sometime.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Paragon is a perfect restaurant for before or after the baseball game. Easy to walk to from AT&T Park. The indoor/outdoor seating is a big plus. Terrific bar and the bartenders are really nice. Friendly and conscientious wait staff. The food is always very good with interesting menu selections...comfort food at its best! Though they have appetizing entrees, on this particular trip, we decided to go with a selection of appetizers. All were delicious...pork sliders, chicken wings, coleslaw, and burrata with stone fruit and crostini. We only received one crostini and asked for a few more. We topped off our meal with a selection of sorbet. Workable wine list as well. Would definitely recommend Paragon.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Had dinner here before a Giants game. Despite the fact that the restaurant was very crowded, service was top notch. Additionally, the food was quite good - actually exceeded expectations. This place seems to draw a lively young crowd, especially on game nights. My only complaint is that they reported us to Open Table as a no show - had to get that corrected after the fact. That seems to happen more often than it should and is something OT and its restaurant partners need to get rectified.

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

This restaurant is a great place to eat before the Giants baseball game.
My only criticism is their wine by the glass list is lacking

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

One of our party was in a wheelchair and all personnel were most accommodating.

Thank you.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Service was good given it was pregame. Waiter was helpful and polite. Food was very good- fresh, hot, and tasteless. Highly recommend calamarie and French fries. Pasta dish with mussels was also excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2017

As usual, Paragon is a great place to get a good, healthy (if you choose), and quick dinner before a Giants' game. The chicken empanadas were a surprise and very good. We had the pasta with clams. The spiciness was a bit much at first bite, but it settled in quite nicely. There were plenty of clams. Our service was spot on with attentiveness even with the pre-game crowd. Also, we were seated right away.
This is one of our go to places before a game is we want a few steps up from baseball faire.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was way off Saturday night. Took FOREVER to get entree's. They're used to being busy, so not sure what was up, even food was marginal that night. 1st bad experience I've had in my many dining experiences there...

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Good quality restaurant in the China Basin area of San Francisco. Nice, varied menu: I enjoyed the melon salad. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Restaurant was good for a business lunch, however the open floor plan and closeness of tables make the restaurant a bit on the loud side. Still, I'd recommend restaurant as the best in the neighborhood with good food for a reasonable price (at least for the Bay Area). 4 people ate for about $90, including tip.

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Paragon changed their menu between the time I booked the reservation and the actual date of my get together with friends. Unfortunately, the gluten free items I was planning to eat were no longer on the menu so I went and ate somewhere else and joined my friends later. Very disappointing. Please add salads back on the menu and chicken that doesn't have breading on it!

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Paragon has really slipped. Food was so so , service indifferent, and empty tables on a Giants night. What happened???

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2017

One of the worst experiences I have had at a restaurant. Appetizer was delivered after main meal. We were party of 4 and one meal not delivered for 20 minutes after the others. Manager came over after meal to apologize and said a round of drinks were on house. After waiting 10 more minutes we finally left because the drinks never showed up. Food was ok.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Not everyone's food arrived relatively at the same time. We were a party of four one of us got their dinner the other three waited a good 15-20 minutes. Drinks too, took a long time to get to the table. Something should have been comped. Food was decent but don't plant to go back.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

First time there. Great experience. Food well prepared.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Our group enjoyed a variety of appetizers and great cocktails before heading to AT&T Park for Opera in the Park.
Every dish was outstanding, and Paragon has a great selection to choose from. I would definitely return to experience their dinner menu.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food -- inferior service. Main entrees come out before appetizers, wine and bread -- burrata with peaches was delicious , but only one small piece of crostini -- asked for more but never got it. Service was pretty out to lunch and non-responsive

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Post Giants game dinner. The game had let out so they were slammed. Service, considering the fast ramp, was OK. The food was OK. Had the crab cakes, good. The mac and cheese, not so god. The pasta was under cooked and the cheese was uninspiring, not very creamy or much flavor. The Ahi Tuna was very good but it came with some kind of chip that seemed over fried. My son had the stake that was indeed very good cooked perfectly. He also has the "spinach" soup that really did not taste anything like spinach. Overall, this place is average.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Pre-game hot spot. Great decor and friendly staff. Our server started great but became overwhelmed by large parties and our second round did not arrive in time to be enjoyed with our meal. Salmon dish was wonderful but bbq plate arrived with ice cold sauce. Over all a good experience , but a tad pricey.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Sharing plates is the best way to go! Our favorites were the ahi, calamari, wedge salad, mac and cheese and grilled artichoke. It's a great place to meet before a Giants game or keep a table for a long while with friends. Super fun, delicious and great friendly service.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

This is the greatest place to go for dinner before the Giants game or any other event at AT&T park. Food is good, service is great with friendly staff and the wine list is good. Easy to get in and out before the game.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Great place...everyone should eat here. Can'twait to go back. Great beer and dynamite hamburgers!

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2017

We live in the 'hood equidistant from Paragon and 21A. Can recommend Paragon for its wine list and more comfy seating. Also being able to book on O.T. convenient. But for menu, food, service we much prefer 21A. Our meal last night a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

our secret: THE place to eat prior to a Giant's game!

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2017

My husband and I have been to Paragon countless times over the past 10 years, and this was a real disappointment. A "shrimp cocktail" consisted of some mealy shrimp swimming in massive amounts of a bland, red sauce. Pulled pork sandwich was uninspired, and there was no acid at all in the coleslaw. The best part of the meal was a pedestrian Caesar salad. I hope this was just an "off" day.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Paragon is a great place for pre or post Giants game fare. It is often packed on game day so advance reservations are recommended. Good food, reasonably priced. Good bar and nice outdoor area when the weather is decent. We've always had good service, even on the busy days.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

The food and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2017

Our waitress was lovely and super helpful with the wine list and recommendations on what to order. I thoroughly enjoyed the scallops and risotto dish. Great spot for a work dinner!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2017

Great to have a quick dinner before going to a Giants' game. Great beer selection - fun to just order a bunch of appetizers and share.
Wait staff very aware you want to get in and out to get to the game on time.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Paragon is located near AT&T Park and the South Beach Yacht Harbor. We frequently sail our boat from the Peninsula to the City and stay at SBYH to enjoy a few days in the City. Perhaps because of the proximity to AT&T Park there is a paucity of good restaurants within walking distance of the harbor. The restaurants tend toward burgers, pizza and beer. Paragon is the best of the lot but not a great restaurant. It's food is fine, its waitstaff uneven. We ate there twice on a recent visit. One night the waiter was knowledgeable and accurately described the food, made wine recommendations, etc. He earned a 20% tip. The next night the waitress seemed to never have eaten there. She could not find words to describe anything on the menu. She earned a 10% tip.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Food was good, server was excellent. A little pricey but I guess thats SF for you.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

This is a great place to go before the game to catch a burger and a beer. Close to the ballpark and timely service make it my number one before game go to restaurant.

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