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About Phlox Commons

We serve a light and comforting take on American cuisine, with a menu equally at home in the pub or in the bistro. Our emphasis is on house-crafted dishes made in integrity, that leave you feeling good about your meal.

Our beverage list showcases the very best of California, featuring off-beat selections from local producers. We work with brewers and winemakers to source rare and delightful examples of every style. Our draught and wine pours change often, so check back soon to see what's new!

1075 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 8:00am -12:00pm,

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm. Last seating is half an hour before closing.

Cross Street:
Larkin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 500-2734

Website:
http://www.phloxcommons.com/

Parking Details:
Public parking is available at 1101 Sutter St, follow the ramp up to the garage.

Executive Chef:
Gary Field

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are able to accommodate all kinds of events. Let us know how we can take care of your group!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Warm up at Phlox Commons with outrageously wonderful wintery specials, our full menu, and of course a bevy of holiday libations.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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What a ride; let's put 2017 behind us already and make 2018 really count. Whether you're going out to dance all night or simply celebrating with friends and food, come enjoy our full menu along with decadent specials and unheard of deals on ridiculously fine champagne.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Phlox Commons can accommodate all of your special event needs. We love hosting happy hours, lunches, and semi-private or private dinners. Let us help you plan your next event!

Phlox Commons Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful food, everything we had was so tasty! Highly recommended.
Wonderful owners too.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had a lovely time at Phlox Commons - it was a bit quiet (albeit we were there on a Sunday evening), but the server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the wine list. The wines were a good value, and everyone enjoyed their food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was good. Casual atmosphere. Great classic rock music and not too loud. Nice place to hang out. I would go again

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food, service, values, and ambiance was spot on! Everyone should give this diamond in the rough a try!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent spot for a business dinner with PT of town guests. Excellent service from Ryan and all the crew. Each dish was generous and flavorful. Thank you!

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 24, 2017

This place will be San Francisco's hot spot before you know it. The couple that runs it love what they do and it shows

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 (London)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Was very pleasantly surprised to get a table for 12 on the day. Was a little worried when i realized it was a hotel restaurant but was surprised pleasantly. Food was great and reasonably priced, beer choice was awesome and seevice was impecable. Place was pretty empty so we felt like we had it to ourselves. Music was quiet so there was no need to shout. Highly recommend for big group

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. The service was great, and the food tasted like someone in the kitchen was paying attention, and cared about what they were cooking. The flatbread was simple, but very tasty, and my husband said his burger was very good. The food is uncomplicated, but well-executed. I would return. It wasn't over-the-top expensive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Staff couldn't keep up with customers. Food was over salted and they ran out of several ingredients. Too bad because food had potential but the service was horrible. I wish we hadn't wasted our last night in San Francisco here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Roast chicken was good, and veggies too. My boyfriend ordered the steak and it was burned on the char so it overwhelmed the flavor. I wanted more from the food creatively ,to match the excellent service and descriptions our server gave, but it fell short for me.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Trying to hard to make food unusual. Flavors sometimes do not enhance each other

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Delish comfort food with interesting twists. Great service and cool atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Our group of 7 came to Phlox Commons for dinner after a team-building event at the Paniq Room around the corner. We had a reservation for 7pm on a Tuesday, but we actually showed up really early, at 6pm. Our table was already set up and they happily accommodated us, and the service throughout the evening was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant was empty at 6, but filled up a bit over the next 90 minutes.

There was a great beer selection (also wine, which we didn't try, but sadly no spirits) and a very tasty array of appetizers—we especially enjoyed the fried mushrooms and the cauliflower gratin; the Brussels sprouts and fried pickles were also good, but we couldn't really taste the leeks in the croquettes. You could easily make a vegetarian tapas-style meal out of starters and sides. We weren't very creative with the mains, so I can only say that the burger and the trout were both very good. I'd characterize this as high-quality bar or comfort food. I don't come to this neighborhood very often and I probably wouldn't go out of my way to eat here, but we had a good experience and no complaints, and we'd come again if we were in the area.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

An enjoyable menu of bacon fries, fried pickles, cauliflower gratin, chicken both fried and roasted, steak and the sweet potato, all tasty paired with some lovely wine and good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Meal was ok but not interesting. The atmosphere was generic

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Great service. Really nice evening. Low in atmosphere but a great quiet spot to catch up with friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Good spot for breakfast a few blocks away from crowded Union Square options. Good food. Could be more attentive to refilling coffee at breakfast.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My gf and I went to Phlox Commons for New Years Eve.
We each got the fixed price 4 course dinner. The food was really good, the servers were friendly and the atmosphere intimate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Had a great conversation with the owners. Ryan is genuinely creating a great neighborhood hot spot with a fantastic selection of California beer and wine. We will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We live in the neighborhood and came across this place through Opentable. Styled as a rustic tavern, it has minimalistic, yet inviting decor with dark wood furniture and floors. We dined during Christmas Eve and were offered prix fixe menu with good options available for the first, second and third courses. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. We did wine pairings and each wine complemented the dish to bring out its flavor. If I had one suggestion it would be to work on service as the time between courses was a tad long, but didn't spoil our overall experience. We will definitely be back (I would like to try their trout entree) and recommend the restaurant to our friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2016

A very promising new restaurant, still working out the kinks. A beautiful space inside a hip hotel. Food: Really super side veggies, and good fresh trout, but the short ribs were dry and tough. No option for a cup of regular coffee; we had to order lattes or Americanos. Inventive flavors of gelato or sorbet, but not a lot of options for those of us who don't favor frozen desserts.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Came in for happy hour and stayed for dinner. Croquettes, beets, and ceviche all delicious. We split an order of short ribs and rounded off the meal with the best chocolate cake I've ever experienced. Good place for a round of beers or a meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We stopped by while on vacation in SF. Small, new restaurant with a simple but enticing menu. I had the steak frites and my guest had the trout along with some beers. I found the NY strip to be a bit thin for my liking and was medium in some areas instead of medium-rare throughout. The fries were very well cooked and seasoned, and overall I thought it was still a good value. Fish was cooked perfectly but I would have preferred it seasoned a bit more. Service was excellent throughout the night.

Overall a good dining experience that I plan on repeating next time I'm in town.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Great service and amazing foods. The beer and wine list will impress the most refined palates. Lovely atmosphere too!

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