Park Tavern

4.5
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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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4.4
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4.5
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r
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, great service and location is perfect. Our guest from Chicago loved the food and said that the server was the best that she had ever had and she does not cook but eats all meals in restaurants!

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years and it's really never disappointed. Solid food & drinks in a comfortable atmosphere. Hard to complain!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ordered shrimp and grits and it was very salty.
Also it was my husbands birthday and I told them in advance to bring a dessert in the end but that never happened. I was hoping for better service and attention than that. I come here regularly but something or the other keeps happening with the service.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service!

NG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, scrumptious food, tasty cocktails.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place was awesome! The deviled eggs were great, the birthday cake was great! Our server was fantastic! Good ambiance. The meal was pretty good! Drinks were a little small for my liking for the price that we payed. Overall, not too shabby!

DI
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Big fan of Park Tavern for what is usually a consistently good experience but this time our server was really not good. He didn’t have any warmth and sort of hovered over us without speaking and disrupted our conversation. Maybe he’s just an awkward person but he came off a bit surly and pushy—it was a really odd, awkward experience and we didn’t like his style.

SM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food for brunch was great, everything had flavor & good portions.

H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were seated at a table that was too small for my husband at 6 feet 5 inches. Uncomfortable seating.
Chicken took 1/2 hr and was hard to cut.

l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

D
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Saturday brunch. Poached eggs with salmon were great. Atmosphere is nice and staff is solid.

c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always quality food! Deviled eggs and burger are always a good choice.

Moderate noise level and able to enjoy a meal catching up with friends.

Service lacked a little this time around- they forgot a dish and felt rushed to leave at the end of the meal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food. Too expensive for everyday fare.

CN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It was very overpriced for what we got, but the service was really great and I enjoyed their fun cocktails.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, everything was delicious and executed perfectly.

BH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Cozy atmosphere, but with enough space to allow diners to move around comfortably and not feel crammed into table seating. Avocado toast was delicious. I had Shrimp and Grits for brunch, and the shrimp was plump, fresh, and well-prepared. The grits are actually polenta and it is all enveloped in a spicy, very tasty and light red sauce. It's on my list of favorite dishes. I recommend Park Tavern for brunch - it's a great experience - exactly what brunch is supposed to be.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The burger was overcooked, and our waiter was inattentive.

G
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the evening. We felt very cared for and the place is great!

KF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Bad service and disappointing food. We had to flag our server down multiple times for service

BF
San Francisco
138 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch menu is wonderful. We especially loved the coffee cake, the grapefruit brulee (quite unusual) and the Leek Scramble (which they graciously made for us without the bacon). We can't wait to return to try other things!

SJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, we will return. It's a bit noisy so not good for work or a larger group.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger and appetizers!

RR
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Ive eaten here since it opened. Have always had a terrific experience. This last time was mediocre (at best). Didnt have a server for about 20 min. When we did it was one of FOUR different people. Food, when it finally arrived (two burgers and a pork chop) were cooked to near inedible wellness. Forgot our bread order. The only thing on point were the lemon crisps and Brussel sprout crisps, which were perfectly hot and delicious with their crisp Champagne.

Next time will probably just head to the bar for apps and drinks, as dinner appears to have fallen off.

J
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Park Tavern. We had a very fun wait person and the food was delish.

EW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, small but seasonal menu, trendy vibe overlooking quaint Washington Square Park. A SF must!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was overcooked and price/value was way off the mark. Please don’t so the same to Tosca. Park Tavern is our local place but have been missing it on the food lately.

BE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I live on the other end of town and always like to venture into other neighborhoods to discover new places to dine. I had read some information that this place was named best new restaurant on 2012 and that it was part of the "Big Night" restaurant group - for those in the know - that includes other locations such as Marlowe and the Cavalier (one of my favorite pre-theater locations).

I visited with a friend and we arrived early to grab a drink at the bar. It was a relatively busy Friday night, but not too crowded. We grabbed some stools and I ordered a McClaren gin cocktail and my friend went with a glass of Malbec.

Later we checked in with the front desk and were seated at a two-top in the front section of the restaurant. It was a little noisy - for some reason Elvis was playing over the speakers. Our table was super wobbly and our server fixed it perfectly within minutes.

For food, we each order a deviled egg (so good, with bacon and a bit of a pepper kick). Then we shared the warm goat cheese salad - which was perfect. For a main course, I went with the short ribs and my friend ordered the steak frites. Both were spot on. We finished by sharing the ice cream sandwiches - vanilla ice cream with blueberries. This was an off point because it was delivered to our table, but we had no utensils - and the blueberries were meant to be dolloped on top. So we had to grab a passing person who brought back two forks. It would have been helpful to have some knifes as well, in order to neatly scoop the scattered berries.

We also enjoyed a few glasses of Malbec during the meal (should've gone for the bottle).

All in all, a good experience. I'd definitely recommend this place. It's a bit pricey, but the food was delicious.

CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Poulon Rouge was off the charts. We had a party of six and everyone really enjoyed their dinner.

DR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good good and the service was exceptional!!! Thank you Demetri

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love park tavern esp for brunch!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

The hostess told me that “there were multiple voicemails left to get in contact about there being a prixe fix menu” and I never got a single voicemail or phone call. I am on my phone for my job, I wouldn’t have missed it. We got there, upset that we had to pay for the prixe fix menu and decided to do the a la carte. It was horrible. Next time, I’m happy to be called and being let know in advance, but please do it if you claim to. The hostess was not understanding at all and put us at a table after we told her multiple times that I had no idea I was getting contacted. I wish I did so I knew beforehand to plan better.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was just ok. Ordered toast and they had no jam???

LG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service. Nice ambience but the place is noisy. Overall, nice place to dine with friends.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places

JB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We naked in advance for a table in as quiet a location as possible. We got that which was terrific.

DK
London
44 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Bartender was friendly creative and responsive
So was our wait staff. I had the fish and it was in a bed of a salt bomb - that’s the o my reason for he lower rating. The crudo could have been a bit tastier. Also the dining room was super Smokey for some reason.

JR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Although the food was tasty - this was way too expensive!
I am aware that restaurant prices in San Francisco are high for a number of reasons - but I would save my $ for a place that really delivers.

JO
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Great atmosphere and they didn’t make us share small plates which was most welcome.

N
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Table was off balance , services was not up to par with past dining experiences, food was extremely bland.

W
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always a wonderful evening, dining at Park Tavern. Although, the table service from our waitress was below par. Receive little attention during the meal. Must have been busy with other tables. Regardless we will be back.