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.
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!
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.
Very limited dinner menu. Very few main items to choose from.
Great food, great service. Great location.
Great for meeting friends before a Giants game
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.
Great burger and fries!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Always excellent food and service. Friendly staff.
One of our party was in a wheelchair and all personnel were most accommodating.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
Paragon has really slipped. Food was so so , service indifferent, and empty tables on a Giants night. What happened???
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.
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.
First time there. Great experience. Food well prepared.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great place...everyone should eat here. Can'twait to go back. Great beer and dynamite hamburgers!
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.
our secret: THE place to eat prior to a Giant's game!
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.
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.
The food and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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!
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.
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.
Food was good, server was excellent. A little pricey but I guess thats SF for you.
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.