Park Tavern

4.5
2376 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood, Park Tavern is Big Night Restaurant Group's 3-star American tavern serving high-end bistro fare. The restaurant's handsome décor features an eclectic mix of vintage fixtures and furnishings, an open kitchen and an airy sidewalk café that overlooks picturesque Washington Square Park. Park Tavern, which has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation's Best New Restaurant award and enjoyed long-standing inclusion on San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 list since opening in 2012, is owned by restaurateurs Anna Weinberg and Chef Jennifer Puccio, who also operate Marlowe, Petit Marlowe, The Cavalier, and Leo's Oyster Bar, as well as Dave Stanton who owns TresTequila lounge.
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The Infatuation
7.6

A solid North Beach brunch option, which, get this: actually takes reservations. Don't sleep on Park Tavern.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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GL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great for a date. Solid service. Don’t have to worry about what you’re ordering. High quality food. Recommend the Steak Frites. Would I go back? Yes, indeed I would!

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DP
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Park Tavern is my go to restaurant when i travel to San Francisco! Each time i bring customers, friends or family and it is always a success. Food is extremely good, service impeccable. I would recommend it 100%...

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C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We are repeat customers . Last night we had hosted the dinner for7 friends. While I’m fine with music playing in the background in the bar (makes for fun energy) however last night it was much louder than usual and at tables hard to have conversations. Waitress was polite but service was markedly underwhelming. We had two hours and food came out cool and two orders incorrect to our requested preparation. So the service miss coupled with difficulty to hear took away from what we have historically experienced. Usually fabulous, but the food held its own and for that we were grateful. We needed to ask for our check and our coffee order came 5 minutes after the check! So service really impacted our guests experience which was unfortunate. Hope to see improvement next time in the service, because that is key to an elevated dining experience.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was an absolute disaster.

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PC
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time visiting the Park Tavern and the food and the service were wonderful. I can't wait to visit again and bring tons of friend with me.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food always, but service and integration of bar and table service lacking

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c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. We loved the appetizer - sliced, fried lemons with burrata. It was so unusual and soooo tasty. Great for brunch too.

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W
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only downside was the noise level made it hard to have a normal conversation...

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EO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Ambience is great. Food is pedestrian. Nothing else to add.

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AA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Best part of the meal was scalloped potatoes. Had 2 bites of everything else, left most on plates and nobody ever asked if everything was fine. Tables so close together we made friends at both sides of the table, terrible ambiance for spending $300 without wine for a romantic Valentine's. Learn by mistakes so we will not return.

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c
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Classic, approachable upscale ambiance and menu. Food is familiar, but elevated just enough to be notable. Always quite a scene inside. Service was mostly attentive and checked in frequently.

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AR
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Been to Park Tavern a few times for brunch and really liked it. Had booked a reservation on Valentine's Day about 2 months in advance and somehow was placed right next to the front door. Was a little distracting with traffic and servers coming behind our table regularly in a tight space. Food was pretty good. Bar experience was great before dinner.

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R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food here is always great. The service is always very meh. Come for the food- not the service experience!

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OT
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful. Poulett & Pork Chop divine. Service perfection. Highly recommended

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for lunch OR dinner, food is always good. I use to live in the neighborhood and it was our go-to spot!

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B
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The food was delicious and the service outstanding. The setting is lovely--dark wood, low light, beautiful tile, warm and comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - great vibe. Went for brunch - limited menu. but everything we had was amazing. Best over easy eggs I’ve ever had - yolk for days!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ian and our service was amazing!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the brunch immensely! so great I can't wait to visit again

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Stumbled across this place, as being close to concert location (Bimbo's). Vibrant crowd. Good service. We really liked the food. We will return!

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KK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I’ve been here before and had excellent service and food for business meetings, however last night the food was terrible service was terrible and I couldn’t wait to get out of there

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very very good stuff. go here for date night mondays. get the chicken

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Z
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

WeMade reservation at 9pm and we did not get out table until almost 10pm. Very late .
Ordered the sea bass dish and it was not cooked at the way . Middle part was raw \pink all the way . I had to send it back and since we got the table late ,By the time I got dinner was too late to ask for another one .
Disipointing on these two things.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Made reservations for an outside table for 3 at 1:00 with a person in a wheelchair, arrived early, but still no outside table by 1:10. Ate inside but very noisy

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AM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic. Attentive, but not overbearing and did not rush us out. It's a bit noisy, but you get accustomed to it.

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DB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The food is good and the service is pretty good. The problem is the noise level. It is nearly impossible to hear one another, even with a small party of four. The pasta that was served to us was only lukewarm. The other dishes were fine. The wine list is excellent.

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SP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was As good as ever. Been a year since our last meal here. The brussel sprout chips as awesome as ever. The chicken was of the hook as always. Drinks were special as always.

Go. With it. Always

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I wouldn’t recommend to anyone due to impossible noise level.

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n
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Second time there. Food good as last time. Didn't realize we would be charged nearly 10$ for sparkling water, but I know some places do that. Service was prompt and attentive. Salad and shrimp app were the best part of the meal.

Wasn't too thrilled when they turned the lights down so low that we could barely see the food.

As a result I was unable to see to trim the fat off my porkchop.

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AE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Play at the Golden Gate Theater. Good food. Good service. Noise level was a little loud. I will return.

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R
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Met 6 friends from LA for brunch. Food was fine but sever was very unaccommodating to help find something for my husband who can’t swallow due to his cancer treatments. We asked if they could make one of their smoothies without the bourbon and he said “no” because it was a pre-made mix. Then we asked for a simple smoothie (vanilla ice cream and milk) but he said they couldn’t do that either. So my husband had nothing and sat there watching all of us eat. That sucked.

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SO
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch!! The flavor explosions are out of this world. I’ve had dreams about the polenta cakes. It’s earthy and gooey and truffled all over. Pro tip: sit at the bar & order the Nothing Really to drink.

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LM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Mussel dish was disappointing. Smallest mussels ever, way too much Farro and too spicy (and I like spicy food)
Burgers shrimp,, soup,and salad were good.
Shrimp appetizer came out w 3 shrimp, for $18! later the waiter saw the problem and fixed it, but why he didn’t notice when serving was lame.
Overall the space is great but I live near Marlowe and will tolerate noise there because they have excellent service.

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DL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was recommended by a local friend for a business dinner. Great lively atmosphere with an easy noise level for conversation (towards front windows). Service and server were excellent - food came out very quick. Enjoyed the brussel sprouts chips and PT fries starters, but the wagyu jerky was tougher in texture, a little subtle in taste. Excellent flavors on the trout entree, the halibut (or seabass?), and the rich ravioli entree. Don't miss the coffee creme brulee!

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D
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Bit was just ok. Over priced for the quality. Too noisy - couldn’t carry on a conversation. Would not go back.

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AS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and stupendous service, always! Heather was our friendly server who was warm and extremely knowledgable. The poulet noir was incredible and, my favorite of all, the "birthday cake" on their dessert menu was to die for. I am a local in the area and definitely will be back time and time again. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and evening!

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h
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

the service was terrific. the food was delicious. my party of four was able to enjoy our meal and have a nice conversation. we walked out, commenting how pleasant our dinner was. we all would return and recommend the restaurant to others.

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r
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

way to dark~! this isnt a romance restaurant - service was slow then rapid - wife asked them to slow down - waiter was a nice guy - food overall seemed tired - music was too loud and I'm a rock guitarist but this didnt work - will likely come back - Saturday night can lose details

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