Peter Lowell's

4.7
402 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Casual, organic cuisine from the Italian tradition. Our menu offers local, small production wines paired with seasonal, Italian creations. Through our common vision, we bring you a community space that is classy, high-end food that is healthy, and top tier wines that are accessible. Hand made pasta, thin crust pizza, braised greens and an assortment of local meats, cheeses, and seasonal produce are the core of our menu. On our heated and covered patio or in our cozy dining room, we hope our vision makes you feel both welcomed and satiated. Cheers!
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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't been here for awhile because I live in Kenwood but was so happy to be back! Everything was perfect! Can't wait to go back again. I absolutely love this restaurant . The food is incredible! Actually, everything was outstanding.

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BA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

One word: rats. This place has them out on the patio at night. Brazen rats up on chairs at empty tables, scurrying around on the floor. Really unacceptable.

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OT
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. The massive exterior shoji screens are very cool. The service is excellent, super nice peeps, the veggie antipasto was superb, the small plates all really good, just very disappointed with the flatbread pizzas which both missed the mark. Neither had much going on, there was a lot of unadorned bread, and we all found the soft, flabby cool guanciale off-putting. Will return hoping they’ve upped their game on the pizzas or replaced them with more creative and tasty items.

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We visited during restaurant week so the crowd and noise level may not represent the normal Tuesday night. We got a great table and the service was excellent: attentive and helpful, but not hovering. The food was of excellent quality, locally sourced. The menu is limited as a result, but everything is fresh and tasty. The Caesar Salad was dressed with a excellent flavor and a hint of anchovies. Minestrone soup was light, excellent flavor. No pasta involved so the flavors really came through. The pizza seemed to reach for the taste and texture of Tuscany but the crust just wasn't there. The flour is probably the reason, and it was a little too thin and cracker- like for my taste. That is not to say it wasn't good, the toppings were great. The deserts were heavenly. We will go there again, but may wait until the summer when there may be a better variety of local produce.

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PP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious frittata and salad that included yummy fava greens. Nice presentation. Wait staff were warm and attentive. Price was very reasonable. My favorite brunch spot!

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TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I've had many pizzas at Lowell's over the years, but the Neapolitan I had on the night I am reviewing was the weakest of them in a while, still good, but not up to the usual extraordinary that I've come to expect of this establishment.

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It is a wonderful place with terrific food and friendly service

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Sebastopol. A bit spends, but high quality.

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was superb from start to finish. The outdoor patio with pond with lily pads is soothing and private. I asked for oil-free food and alternatives were provided. The food was exceptional.

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DW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though we are within a half an hour of closing everybody was so gracious. And we had a wonderful meal

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EF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. I do not care for the required tipping

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend there from out of town

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for Restaurant Week. Between my wife and I we ordered one of everything. Outstanding. Was as good or better than our meals on recent trip to Italy. Highly recommend the pasta dish. We sat on the enclosed patio. More open and not as noisy as the main dining room. Get a table there if you can. Only minor complaint is when we took our food to go, they combined two dishes into one container. Green I guess. ;-)

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e
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and accommodating staff. Check menu if you have food issues as they are somewhat limited but willing to work with you if you have special food needs. Nice spot and quite enough to chat even with a full house.

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PS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine selection was modest but well thought out. The food was delicately prepared and tastefully presented. Above all, the bartender Josh was very pleasant and a capable guide to the offerings.

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, not such great service - my coffee arrived cold, and it seemed ages before I could get the waiter's attention to get a warm cup. Generally slow service, be it was alright as we weren't in a hurry.
Like the ambience.

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JQ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lowell's is my favorite place to go when I'm in Sonoma County. On this particular night the waiter seemed a little distracted but the food, as usual, was wonderful from the first bite to the last.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Peter Lowell’s used to be my absolute favorite. Unfortunately the service is not good. Since the automatic 20% service charge was added a couple of years ago, the service has noticeably dropped in care and quality. Too bad!
The food is still great. I will still return but with lowered expectations.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had the most lovely dinner there. All the food was spectacular, with a menu to cater to all needs, including vegan. Highly recommend the vegan sorbet sundae!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, pleasant experience, good variety, will go back again.

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g
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious osso bucco penne and fabulous pizza. Great service and outdoor patio. You can't go wrong unless you're looking for a huge menu.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good not great. We had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation without any offers to apologize. We were asked to wait in a small alcove so we wouldn’t disturb other diners. Very limited menu. Not likely to go back.

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PP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was hot, delicious and beautifully presented. Staff was friendly, courteous and attentive. I love this place!

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

My wife and I had a lunch at Lowell's to celebrate a couple of January anniversaries. She had a minestrone and a panini with a chai latte -- she enjoyed all of it. I had a fish sandwich and the house coffee -- both were delightful. The fish sandwich was so juicy, I had to eat it with a knife and fork -- the bread was rustic and scrumptious.

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

Great service, quiet environment easy to have a conversation in.

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b
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Simple, healthy and delicious food at a local joint. We've been coming here for awhile, but not until we went there with out of town friends recently, who provided us feedback that they thought prices were high (they are from Berkeley). Upon reflecting on what upscale local restaurants charge, and what San Francisco city prices are with foodie menus, this restaurant is a bit on the high side, considering the food is not anything fancy. We will likely keep coming, but something for the management to think about.

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WP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My family and I had a pleasant time. My two granddaughters enjoyed their pizza, salad and desserts. My sons and I had a hearty and tasty meal. The ambience was conducive to lively conversation.

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TC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

This place is highly overrated. The food was terrible and very overpriced. We were charged$4.50 for4 slices of bread which I thought was ridiculous. My entree was flavorless and the mushrooms were rubbery. The desserts were ok though. We’ll never go back

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m
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was ok - nothing special. To add 20% tip service should be excellent.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Dishes were very good but a bit small for the gentleman guest that came with us.
Favorite part of the meal was byfar the potato leek soup.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Just saying ...
Our waitress was friendly and helpful but misunderstood something that I said: I said no animal products; she heard no protein.
The secondary waitresses were not as friendly or helpful.
My companion thought all three were friendly, no problem.

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LW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pizza and Caesar salad in town! Have been going for years!

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f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My friend and I found the music too loud and the selection of music was not conducive to conversation, so had to ask twice to have it turned down. Finally, we also asked for different music! Please be aware of choosing music that works for the customers (and not just the staff)! When I eat out, I'm generally meeting a friend and most interested in connecting with that person.

I do like your wait staff; they are accessible and comfortable to communicate with. And I always find something that pleases my palate and works for my budget. Thanks for being......

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WG
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The menu is EXTREMELY limited in its breadth. There were only 2 meat entrees. The service was a joke, so much that our table was assuming that our server was stoned! Plus they AUTOMATICALLY add a 20% gratuity to the bill (we were a table of 4!) I couldn't even tip what would be appropriate for the terrible service we received. Stay away as there are many better choices in Sebastopol.

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T
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bring back the fish, lamb urges, and Ruben sandwiches!

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c
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the Chicken Liver mousse, the Beet Arancini, Salads, Wine and the Pear Tart
Good as always and our friends loved it too

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S
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Although the vegetarian aspect of this restaurant was very good, the overall quality of the food was average. Cod was so so as was the ravioli. The vegetables were delicious! Service was good but the price for three epople was extravagant at almost $200. Will not be returning.

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent focusing on farm fresh and healthy ingredients.

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S
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular, as always.
Friendly service and just a great, cozy neighborhood
spot.

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E
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

the food is good, the service was great. We were seated in the atrium, which would have been nice, but for the kids running around above us on the stairs and walkways yelling, which was quite loud in the atrium.

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