Peter Lowell's

4.3
383 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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CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 3, 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 2, 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
1 review
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
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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 28, 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 28, 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 27, 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 23, 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
1 review
Dined on November 28, 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 27, 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
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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
78 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 14, 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 6, 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 26, 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 25, 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
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 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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t
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I learned of this restaurant, courtesy of open table. I have lived in the area for 20+ years and never heard of it. What a gem. Will definitely be going back. Six of sat in the patio, very nice seating. They closed the door at some point because others were cold (and I can understand that) but it is nicer with the big doors open. Food was good. Salads were fantastic. I also love that they serve Revolution Bread's bread (bakery from Petaluma, whole grains). And Service was 5*s. An extremely nice surprise and we will be certainly going back.

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J
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Very fresh, farm to fork. Vegan options. No red meat, meat options were duck and halibut. I'd go back.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was our first visit to this restaurant. Initially, we were welcomed and made comfortable and told of the evening menu, drinks, etc. the waitress seemed very knowledgeable. We ordered our meal, my wife selecting the halibut, and I decided on the pizza since the selection offered was rather sparse. My wife enjoyed her meal, I thought the pizza was rather bland and I've had better even at Costco and other pizzerias. As the evening progressed, the restaurant became extremely busy. This is when the service deteriorated. We were told by friends that the chocolate cake was fabulous at Lowell's. We wanted to order this dessert but our waitress seemed to abandoned us. I had to get up (no big deal) and find her to order the dessert. Quite frankly I was disappointed in this dinning experience and most likely would not return.

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OC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best flourless chocolate cake I have ever tasted!!! And a huge slice - enough to enjoy the next day as well. Dinner was great too!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our go to dining spot in Sebastopol

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Delicious, fresh, local food and a relaxed atmosphere.

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s
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice assortment of food options from typical starters and entrees, to excellent very thin and crisp crusted pizzas, a baked avocado, and other treats. Some nice beers on tap. Sorry, did not even look at the wine list owing to a full afternoon of tasting beforehand. Pleasant place, good service, jeans or shorts perfectly ok.

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D
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wednesday nights three course dinner was phenomenal. The addition of the live music and the great food was a win/win. Very healthy dining options that are presented well, bursting with flavor and locally sourced.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, great food and service. Never disappointed in their food! They have my favorite pizzas in Sonoma county and some delicious salads and other entrees.

I wish they’d get some real pilsener glasses (with a volume marker) to serve their reality Czech beer in. Their beer would be better in general if they served in glasses with a volume marker and taught their servers how to pour beer (for example: if there is yeast in the bottle, and it isn’t a wheat beer, you want to try to leave the yeast in the bottle and not pour it into the glass.).

Also, offering the patron the option to pour their own beer would be appreciated.

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TP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing, exquisite meal in California! Warm hospitality & outstanding farm-to-table quality. Thank you! We will definitely be back!

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DG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A local delight in Sebastopol! Order the appetizer plate, your taste buds will adore you! An unsuspecting surprise: an interesting wine list that appears to have only a 50% markup.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the patio. Great food to suit all tastes. Service is wonderful. My go to place if I want to relax over a great dinner.

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good and service. Best eggs dish I’ve had in years!

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my favorite restaurant in Sebastopol. They are very creative with their ingredients and change their menu often, maintaining quality and freshness. Their list of local wines is always quite good.

I thoroughly enjoy eating there, every time.

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MG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

When I told a friend I had a reservation to take other friends out for a weekend lunch he was like, "nice, but nothing special". I wondered about that. I'd been to Peter Lowell's before and found it to be serviceable. And when I was at the restaurant the experience was a bit 'meh'. I had the salade niciose and one of my friends had the lamb burger that she was really looking forward to. It was apparently overcooked and the presentation was boring. No one checked back. It was not a memorable experience. Guessing the owners' attention is on Handline, which is pretty great; had been there earlier in the week. Go there instead.

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MV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool outdoor and indoor eating areas. Super salads and options for Vegetarians and meat lovers alike. We will be back !

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Graduation party.

We didn’t like the soup, so they didn’t charge us (without us having to ask!).

Great food in general and a festive, quiet, and lovely setting. Good service.

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff was very attentive and friendly. My associate loved her meal and mine was good; i think i may have just chosen the wrong thing for myself. But i would definitely go back and try some other menu items.

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MI
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and food was excellent. Not a big fan of the mandatory 20% service charge/tip that is added to everything including wine bottles already being sold at tremendous mark-up.

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