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About Park Tavern

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.

1652 Stockton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
DINNER kitchen hours :
Sunday & Monday : 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday : 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday : 5:30-11 pm

BRUNCH kitchen hours :
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 2:30PM

BAR HOURS:
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am
Monday thru Friday 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Filbert St & Union St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(415) 989-7300

Website:
http://www.parktavernsf.com/

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Puccio

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Park Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Special Occasion (32)
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Great for Brunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Groups (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fun (21)
Bar Seating (21)
People Watching (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Romantic (18)
Casual (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Cozy (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Business Meals (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Authentic (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Family holiday

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

barely fit for POWs...none of the appetizers or entrees were exceptional in any way. The bartenders were excellent, however, and made an epic Old-Fashioned

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious, unique dishes-great ambience and unbelievable service! Would definitely recommend

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Xmas Eve dinner with my husband. Everything was top notch. Can't wait to return. Porterhouse steak for two was a hit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family and I had brunch at Park Tavern and it was a wonderful experience. The waiter was kind, patient, and welcoming. The restaurant as a whole was nicely laid out and spacious. The food was delicious and they offered a few really unique menu items. I highly recommend the huckleberry fritters and the egg dish that comes in a cast iron skillet. If I am ever back in San Francisco, I would definitely eat at Park Tavern again.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Currently, Park Tavern is our very favorite restaurant. Have returned several times and will be there again for Valentine's Day. Every dining experience we have had met our expectations and beyond.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had fun and a lovely dinner last Saturday at Park Tavern. Thank you for having valet parking, although, we Ubered over. We were greeted upon arrival and seated for our 6:45pm reservation. I am certain, by the lively bar and restaurant, that you always need reservations. It is reminiscent of a posh bistro with all the dark finishes, marble and mirrors. It feels like another time and place. James was our server and he was initially spot on and friendly which I don't expect with SF waiterstaff. We devoured homemade bread since we had been shopping all day and ordered wine and cocktails. The menu is interesting and efficient with selections. We wanted to try several things and decided to split a few items. We started with the pomegranate/persimmon salad which was simple and delish with bleu cheese. My beau ordered the cheese plate which had housemade orange marmalade and an apple, ginger? jam along with the selection of cheeses and housemade crackers which were delicious alone. It was so wonderful; would be perfect after work with a friend and a bottle of wine. Our entree was the Wagyu beef filet with pommes. Perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth, delicious steak. The broccolini was excellent, too. The pommes were a bit flat; skipped them. We should have ordered duck fat frites. We are not dessert fanatics, however, if YOU are, ask to peek at the dessert menu first. We did look and the desserts sounded decadent and seasonally appropriate. James got a bit busy covering valet?, yes, that's right; at least he was honest. For mid service, things stalled a bit. I said to my beau, "Should we be concerned that our server is outside manning valet right now?" Whoever made that decision should rethink coverage on a very busy Saturday evening. All in all, we are still dreaming of Wagyu and are looking forward to dining at Park Tavern again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Holiday Dinner

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Really enjoyed having brunch with friends. Tasty, well prepared and presented dishes, such as the Shrimp and Grits, Polenta with poached eggs, Huckleberry fritters, yum. Very attentive service as well. Only negative, the noise level was such that we had to eat and run to another venue for coffee afte the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good, but not great. We were happy with a seat by the kitchen and loved the ambiance of the restaurant. We were treated to a free glass of champagne for celebrating our anniversary as well. The starters were good but our mains lacked flavor, my steak was overcooked and the waiter seemed to never be around (even with us next to the kitchen). It took ages for our plates to be cleared after the appetizer and we would have to wave him down if we needed something else. I desperately wanted salt for my main course (not a good sign!), but by the time we got his attention it wasn't worth asking for.
The place would be nice to rent out for a large private party and I'm sure they'd do great finger food - but I wouldn't come back for a date or celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The restaurant prides itself on innovative cuisine and delivers, but unfortunately - nothing I could enjoy. 99% of the dishes on the menu were spicy or with pork, neither of which work for me. The only vegetable dishes that didn't have chili or pepper were overly sweet yams with "meringue" (marshmallows) which I had to send back and a lemon chip dish that was dried lemon slices with a burrata that was naturally delicious. My "Ed's Negroni" was heart attack sweet but the regular gin and tonic was delicious. They do not serve bread so I left there hungry which didn't seem to concern our server. It is a busy, noisy, trendy spot good for big groups and those seeking an upscale North Beach experience just off of Washington Square. The evening was saved by our climbing up (and down) the gorgeous, literally breath-taking Filbert Steps.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great restaurant. Delicious food!!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always great atmosphere at Park Tavern, and good food. The only thing that prevents me from giving it 5 stars overall is the sort of "service with attitude" - starting with the hostess stand, they sort of make you feel like you're lucky to have a reservation. Our waiter seemed completely indifferent to giving suggestions or seeing how things were going - asked us how everything tasted when we were 80% through the meal. He had a helper bring us our check after plates were cleared without asking about coffee or anything else. Again, I guess we're supposed to be impressed to be there. There are LOTS of great restaurants in SF so people do have a choice. I will probably wait to go back, even though I love the location, atmosphere and food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was very slow.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this place! Whether you are celebrating something or just want to go out with friends.
This place is like coming home! The service is fantastic --Jason was on point all night -- very attentive without being an"interrupter" -- you know what I mean! They treat you like you come every night --I love that about this place. The food is creative and tasty, but recognizable! Who wants to guess what you are being served when the menu doesn't look like the plate you just got! We loved it - we had steaks and they were cooked to perfection. Go! You will love it too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is unbelievable good. Looking forward to go back

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was great! Unfortunately our sever was kind of rude and not very attentive. We had to keep asking other people when we needed things.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for brunch with friends. Especially enjoy the small share plates and the bellinis.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Don't just take my word for it, worth the experience.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Best because we could carry on a conversation without shouting. Very skimpy wine pour, but other than that, we had a good food and a good time.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday brunch went amazing as any brunch in Park tavern. Have been coming here for all our birthday brunches of our group for past three years! Love it

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great location, atmosphere and service. Deviled eggs, house salad, cocktails were excellent. Entrees were a mixed bag and kind of disappointing. Wine mark-up was excessive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Bad table, cold service and mediocre food. Been many times before, and will think twice about returning

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

The staff was incredible and the food even more so. We're definitely going back!

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing service and delicious food, as always! Didn’t realize it was such a happening spot on a Sunday. Great night.

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vip
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food!
Excellent service!
Love this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great restaurant. Valet Parking.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We went there for brunch. Best brunch I’ve had lately. By far

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The wine was overpriced. The house tempranillo we get for $9 and I believe it was priced at $54-$56? Seems way high.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Innovative sophisticated dishes that you don't find everywhere. Fans of spicy food will find plenty to like as well as those who appreciate well-cooked fish. Desserts were exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Tapas, Spicy
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Oh, my. Probably had the pleasure of eating at PT for close to 10 times over the years. We thought so much of it that we had our son's birthday dinner there. The experience went off the rails right away. PT was having "an event" that night. Never a good situation for the other customers. Seated 40 minutes late. Left unattended for long stretches. Four entrees: Chicken was incinerated, duck breast..more raw than medium rare, Spanish octopus was two tentacles that were like a leather rope and finally the halibut..damn good. If we hadn't been seating there for two hrs we would have sent this collective train wreck back. 7:15 reservation..got out of there at 10:15. Expensive negative B-Day experience. Company was great but I'd have to have some compelling reason to try Park Tavern again.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Had a great time. The service was excellent. The steak was very good, but the fries were only so so. The ambience is fun with good lighting. We were close to the kitchen and it was fun to hear the action.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Unfortunately the dinner was not that good.
They tried their best to seat us where it was not noisy . So at least we could have a conversation without yelling . People seem to like to shout these days at dinner or laugh too loud.
Appetizer : Devils on horseback - shrimp wrapped in bacon with cream sauce . Pretty tasty !
My companions halibut was nicely done.
My duck breast was too busy of a plate. Apart from 2 breasts there was cauliflower,kohlrabi both marinated with something - very strange . Creamy polenta , fried greens on top and several spoonfuls of a red sauce/puree that must have been the red cabbage, very strange also and not that tasty . Unfortunately the dish did not agree with me and I was feeling very uncomfortable and had problems the next morning.
Had not been in a while but it was not as good as I remembered

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was excited to go here after reading about it on a best of brunch list, however I found the food to be average and the service to be subpar at best. After being seated, we were not helped or brought water for 15 mins, and had to ask the hostess to send someone over. I ordered the cast iron eggs, but the eggs were overcooked and dry, and the cheese was not at all melted. A pair of women next to me both ordered the eggs as well, however one came out looking perfect - runny eggs, gooey cheese - while the other came out looking very dry like mine. If my dish had been done correctly, I'm sure it would have been great, but unfortunately the food was very inconsistent.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a girls get together overnight. Brunch was park tavern the next day. It was perfect. The service was very slow and forgetful. I wondered if they were short staffed that day. But there were staff that seemed unoccupied with attendance at a table, so I do not really know. 15 min for coffee. No refill.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I love the food there and the service is always impeccable. I just wish the place wasn't so loud.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was excellent, food was spot on, sizable wine selection with all varietals available. Only knock would be the proximity of other two tops-very close.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Poor seat selection to start. Very poor service thereafter. Overpriced wine list and noticeably lacking CA wine representation.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Get the birthday cake!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was delicious. The Marlow Burger was banging!!!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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