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About Permanently Closed - Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco

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.

701 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm; Dinner: Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Townsend

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 537-9020

Website:
http://paragonrestaurant.com/home.sanfrancisco

Parking Details:
Street parking is available on Townsend or 2nd Street

Executive Chef:
Stafford Mather

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.

Private Party Contact:
Danielle McKelvey: (415) 537-9020

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

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.

Paragon Restaurant & Bar - San Francisco - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (8)
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People Watching (5)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Great Beer (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great burger and fries!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great Beer, Casual
1 person found this review helpful.
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 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.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 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.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Friendly staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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

Thank you.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 3, 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 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.

Tags: Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 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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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on July 5, 2017

First time there. Great experience. Food well prepared.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Live Sports, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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