Park Tavern

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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 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, Leo's Oyster Bar, Cow Marlowe, as well as Dave Stanton who owns TresTequila lounge.
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Join us in the bar for festive Happy Hour treats. Bar opens at 4:00 PM with Dinner service beginning at 5:00 PM. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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KB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurants. The fritters were great and shrimp and grits delicious. We will go back.

CG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and advice on the dishes. We made a couple of changes to the dishes and they were very accommodating.

JY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, cocktails & atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

CN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando was awesome!
His service was excellent and will definitely return sometime soon!

P
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High energy. Great food. Efficient service. Rustic decor.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The seven of us went for a special Birthday celebration. We had a very early reservation at 5:45pm. We still waited for over a hour for our order to be taken. My daughter and I were so dissapointed with our entree, which was trout. I feel that the restaurant should of said it is more like salmon flavor. Which we never would of ordered because we don't like salmon. The vegie's under the fish were salty and over cooked. My son's said the pork chop was good but the vegie's were cold. The pasta my husband ordered was bland. My daughter's burger was dry. Everything is ala carte which makes for an expensive meal. We don't mind paying such a high price for a dinner if it's worth it. Our waitress was very nice. Won't be going back or reccomending this restaurant to anyone.

DS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Park Tavern never disappoints and I am still dreaming about the brussel sprout app! Cozy, warm and inviting- go for the Holidays!

TB
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Birthday dinner with great friend. Yes loud, but boisterous and fun. Lots of family’s which is rare and due to Thanksgiving, BUT we had a blast. Food was just terrific and great and patient service for our table of 8! We’ll be baaaack!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and plentiful!

l
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Music playing was loud and inappropriate for early-ish brunch. Absolutely will not return for brunch due to this. I had to makeshift earplugs from bathroom tissue to be able to enjoy .
We had excellent service, though.... Too bad they can't make for a more relaxing environment, the place deserves better than the music they were playing.

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Main dining room was filled with smoke from the kitchen to the point the restaurant had to open a door to the outside to vent the room more than once. Two of us had scallops and both of us commented how salty the greens were. This is the first time we’ve eaten dinner here and will most likely stick with like brunch/lunch.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got a strong recommendation from a coworker. My wife and I had high hopes. Unfortunately, everything was beyond underwhelming. Service was obscenely slow. Food was tasteless. Space is unforgivingly loud. There are far better ways to waste money.

TZ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks and ambience. Noisy, but we expected that. Not our first visit, and we returned for a reliably excellent dining experience. Nanette is the most professional, delightful server in the Universe, and I hope she retires with a million$.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They food was so good and the staff we great.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was very noisy in this restaurant and the food was average.

H
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came here for brunch and it was DELICIOUS. We each ordered something different (4 of us) and every dish was SO good!

Chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits were our favorites. The quinoa bowl has a very interesting and tasty smoked yogurt on it! Drinks were good, but not outstanding/memorable.

It was pretty quiet and empty and yet they sat us right next to another table - which was odd since most of the restaurant tables were open. Made it slightly uncomfortable.

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second time here and it was another good experience. It was different from our last visit, and still a good date night

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing cocktails!

A
London
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect except sound, install some sound absorbers and turn the music down , please!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Birthday brunch. Too busy. Fast food service.

N
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had high hopes for a great dinner at Park Tavern. We had dined there many years ago and had a terrific experience and the reviews were very positive. Unfortunately the service was suboptimal (very nice wait staff but had to ask for our order a couple of times, and the entree was delayed). Appetizers were delicious but the entrees were not as expected: pork chop overdone and pasta greasy; chocolate cake ok but icing supersweet. Given its history and reputation I would be willing to give it another chance.

LD
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for her birthday and it was just perfect. Good vibe, lots of energy and lots of vegetarian food choices. Server was accommodating for special dietary needs

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The location is great - right next to Washington Park. Host, bartender and waiter couldn't have been nicer. We found the menu mundane. Ordered the "Marlowe" burger and scallops. As the scallops were served, the server said, "best item on the menu". We found them perfectly cooked but under seasoned. The sauce, pomegranate seeds and other accoutrements tasty but the dish was blah except for the occasional bite of ginger. The burger was tasty but completely overwhelmed by the doughy and tasteless bun. The fries, however, were outstanding! Best I've had in ages. The bill was...yikes. Won't be going back soon.

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It is way too loud in the dining room. The servers are great and the food is good. Can’t do the noise levels. Sorry.

l
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are fans of Marlowe, so we decided to try another restaurant under that umbrella. We were delighted with our dinner from beginning to end, delicious food being the most important part of the equation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre

GW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I tried Park Tavern for our date night dinner this past week. The ambiance is great and there was a lot on the menu that looked good! We’ll definitely be back, but it may be a little bit since our bill came in around ~$180 (which is a little steep for weekly date night in my opinion). Skip the dessert, the October birthday cake was very dry and definitely not worth the ~$15 charge.

JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, in a great part of town with a super cool layout! Highly recommend.

NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Over priced, dry, over salted, dry and smallest fish plate for $36. I’ve lived in SF for 20 years and have gone to gazillion restaurants, of all ranges including most of SF Michelin star restaurants and lots of small non fancy places too and this place is far the worst. After $160’dinner (before tip and only with one drink), we were so unhappy, we had to get another dinner. This place has gone down hill badly. Never again.

SC
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Park Tavern for Sunday Brunch and it was a fantastic experience. The staff were very friendly, the menu as full of intriguing goodies, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend that you try the smoked deviled egg and the pineapple fritters. They were heavenly!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. I brought 8 people. We walked out. It took an hour and a half after appetizers and 2 complaints to the manager before we left because the entrees did it arrive. The excuse was too many chickens were ordered in the restaurant at the same time. What kind of excuses this?We got no consideration no bottle of wine brought over to the table and totally unprofessional response.

u
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary.
Nice that desert was comped.
Food was delicious but small portions.

KK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner and drinks before a show. Food was good. Started with wagyu beef jerky. It was delicious! Starter was paired with a beer and what was supposed to be a Captain and Coke for me. Mr. Waiter dude, when specifically asked if you have Captain Morgan, do not respond "yes" and then bring your guest Sailor Jerry and assume its all good. They are not interchangeable. Annoyed. We had the tuna crudo - very light, almost non-existent on the tuna, beet salad - very tasty, and the pork chop. Delish! Our drinks were nearly empty when the food was dropped and we wanted to order more drinks, but after the food was dropped by the waiter without a single word to us asking if we needed anything, he disappeared not to be seen again. I stopped another server and asked to have our waiter sent over as we wanted to order drinks and this gentleman was kind enough to take our order and bring our drinks to us. The last time we saw our waiter it was "shall I bring you the bill" and no offer for dessert or whether we wanted anything else. Outside of what I would consider service that could have been better, it was an OK experience.

TT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Innovative brunch menu with unusual and tasty offerings.

CH
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks, staff was very accommodating to get us all together.

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst dining experience of my life. Will never go back.

E
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to the restaurant for years - and it didn't disappoint! It was outstanding. We had a terrific server and the food was great! It was festive and fun and we had the best time. Will go back soon!

JC
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Park Tavern is one of my favorite places in SF. Every other time I have been there it was a 5. This time our service was mediocre. 3 of 4 of us got our drinks. Waiter spilled water on our table and just left it. Then 3 of 4 of us got our food. My polenta cakes were good but my salad had little or no dressing and I ended up choking on it. I tried my son’s eggs...very average. I tried my wife’s hash special...awful. I will try again but very surprised with quality of food and service. Also don’t remember it being so loud (piped in music).

B
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Waaaay too expensive for four entre choices. I won’t be back. Oh yeah, and $14 valet fee.

S
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved Park Tavern. Great food, drinks and service. Lively, fun in North Beach.