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PRAIRIE, San Francisco, CA

PRAIRIE

4.5
4.5
277 Reviews
$31 to $50
Grill

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Grill, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:30 pm–5:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 483-1112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Strong

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Cross street

    19th and San Carlos

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

porcini-rubbed, peppercorn sugo & horseradish zabaglione

Toasts, Salads & a Pasta

  • "Sour Cream & Onion" Burrata$14.00

    grilled bread, lemon oil & sea salt

    • Santa Barbara Uni$15.00

      cured & whipped, with Japanese milk bread

      • Destroyed Bread$11.00

        with crushed Early Girl tomato

        • Flash-Grilled Brokaw Avocado^$14.00

          spicy olive kosho & wild arugula

          • Young Kale$14.00

            buttermilk, capers, sourdough rusks & radish blossoms

            • Grilled Romaine^$14.00

              red walnuts, red onion, pecorino & "Italian vinaigrette"

              • Maine Lobster & Burrata Tortelli$28.00

                fermented chili

                Tonight's Wood-Fired Grill

                • Whole-Roasted Cauliflower "Alla Diavola"^$16.00

                  • Charred Savoy Cabbage^$17.00

                    dried scallop butter & tons of torn herbs

                    • Cast-Iron Mussels (1#)$20.00

                      spicy watercress broth & 'nduja crostino

                      • Charcoal-Kissed Octopus$29.00

                        fregola, aioli & espelette

                        • Mt. Lassen Spring Trout$31.00

                          champagne-nasturtium burro fuso

                          • Wolfe Ranch Quail$28.00

                            plums in holy wine & cutting board sugo

                            • "Campfire Spice" Lamb Blade Chops^$28.00

                              • Berkshire Pork Spare Ribs in Calabrian XO^$27.00

                                • Mt. St. Helen Angus Butcher's Steak* ^

                                  • 9oz$29.00
                                • Dry-Aged Akaushi Ribeye* ^

                                  • 14oz$62.00

                                Sides

                                • Japanese Sweet Potato Agrodolce^$11.00

                                  burnt scallion creme fraiche & bonito flakes

                                  • Rossa Bianca Eggplant^$11.00

                                    umeboshi brown butter, capers & pine nuts

                                    • Smokey Romano Beans^$11.00

                                      tomato, chili & basil

                                      • Roasted Marrow Bone$11.00

                                        milk bread

                                        • Pappardelle$12.00

                                          creme fraiche & parmigiano

                                          • Grilled Bread$3.00

                                            • With 'nduja$5.00

                                          Sauces

                                          $2/ea

                                          • Dried Scallop Butter^

                                            • Calabrian XO Sauce^

                                              • Peppercorn Sugo^

                                                • Horseradish Zabaglione

                                                  What 277 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  4.5
                                                  4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                                  • 4.1Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. h

                                                    hilaru

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Prairie is consistently wonderful! We are so grateful that during this very challenging time, you are keeping your quality and overall consistency to your normal levels. Thank you! We love your creativity and unique food statements!

                                                  2. N

                                                    Ning

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 12, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Prairie is my new favorite spot in the Mission! Been here so many times now for dinner and brunch and love love love it!

                                                  3. s

                                                    susang

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                    overall2food4service3ambience1

                                                    The servers were very nice, but understaffed for the Friday night crowd. Part of our order was lost in the shuffle, and arrived only after a very long wait; "communication problem with the kitchen," according to the apologetic server. The noise level was painful: hard surfaces and loud people everywhere, and all seats are extremely close together. A sharp cold wind blew through the whole restaurant every time the door opened ... and it sometimes stayed open for a while. The dishes were OK, but not spectacular. E.g., charred cabbage "with scallop butter" tasted like cabbage with butter and burnt edges; delicious, but no hint of scallop.

                                                  4. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                    It was great took forever to get our check but overall very accommodating

                                                  5. V

                                                    Vishwa

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    We really liked the concept and execution. Several things were wonderfully executed. The savory ‘nduja on toast, the marrow bone and those gorgeous mussels. The steak was on point and with perfect accompaniments. That die-for maple-y birthday cake could be upped yet another notch with smoked maple (it’s a thing...) One note : the bread was delicious in all it’s variations, just too much by the time we were done. Will surely go back!

                                                  6. HT

                                                    HungT80

                                                    Sacramento

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                    Got a recommendation from a friend. The food was mediocre. We got a salad, grilled bone marrow. My friend got the steak. And I got lamb chop. The salad was ok. The best dish was the bone marrow on sweet bread. The entrees were very meat heavy , with little other stuff( like veggies or sauce). My friend’s dish was just steak and grilled onion. Nothing else. It was not well balanced. We wished the waitress have told us that so we could have order more veggies sides. I would not come back there. Overall 3 stars at best.

                                                  7. BM

                                                    BeatrizM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delightful! Great service and delicious food.

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great vegetarian and seafood! The theme is charcoal grilled food. The savoy cabbage in scallop butter was delicious. So was the papardelle. We also enjoyed the grilled avocado salad. For dessert we had a chocolate pudding with an Earl Gray whipped cream and a vinaigrette caramel. It was delicious

                                                  9. V

                                                    Valerie

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    53 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    53 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My daughter and I really enjoyed our evening at Prairie. We love sharing so the shared plates were great for us. We had the burrata and bread (yum), steam (cooked perfectly and very tasty), sweet potatoes (a little too much vinegar) and the pappardelle with mushroom sauce (gorgeous). The waitress suggested a lovely glass of wine for me too, which paired perfectly with the food we ordered.

                                                  10. BM

                                                    BeatrizM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I love eating at Prairie. I love how the meats are grilled. I love their service, their drinks, wine pairings, appetizers, atmosphere. I love everything about it. Keep up with the great work! Thanks!

                                                  11. DL

                                                    DavidL

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Great food, service and ambience. A little noisy for this 62 year old with tinnitus.

                                                  12. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great spot! The food was fantastic and the cocktail menu was great too. Will need to go back and try the spare ribs next time. The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating.

                                                  13. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Dubai

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Great food. Interesting flavours that worked well together. Attentive, friendly but not overbearing service. Highly recommended.

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous service and great food! Always a great experience.

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Decided to book this for a date night, hands down one of the best meals I’ve had in a while in the city. Definitely recommend the ribs and octopus. To. Die. For.

                                                  16. LJ

                                                    LisaJ

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My bestie’s birthday!

                                                  17. AV

                                                    AlexV

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I legit loved this place! Their cocktails are delicious, the food is to die for (those spare ribs are a must) and the service was on point. Definitely coming back to try more their food and drinks. Highly recommend.

                                                  18. AM

                                                    AdamM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing ! I will definitely be back, great service and good cocktails>

                                                  19. EJ

                                                    EddieJ

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous! Excellent food and service we had a great time!!

                                                  20. RO

                                                    RebeccaO

                                                    Austin

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely staff and ambiance , food was fantastic!! 5 stars!!!!!

                                                  21. JJ

                                                    JamesJ

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A friend recommend it andI didn't know what to expect, I left so satisfied, great service!!!. Totally we will back soon.

                                                  22. CW

                                                    CandiceW

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious food, they don't have gas in their kitchen, mostly all dishes come out of the charcoal grill witch is unique!! totally recommend it!!!

                                                  23. LL

                                                    LindseyL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding !!! Brunch was just delicious, bloody mary and those waffles yummy !! I can't wait to try dinner.

                                                  24. MT

                                                    MaggieT

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I loved it!! If you are just craving a martini and grilled steak Prairie is the perfect place, cozy and friendly..

                                                  25. SS

                                                    StephenS

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing!! My fiancee and her family celebrated our engagement there and got the prefix menu, was just divine, all family style grilled octopus, butcher steak, cabbage. Do not miss dessert birthday cake!!!!

                                                  26. SH

                                                    ScottH

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Terrific!! delightful food, we got the mussels ,cauliflower damn good!! cocktails well done, Apexer highball my favorite.

                                                  27. JH

                                                    JenniferH

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Keto friendly and gluten free options, totally recommend it! cocktails (sparkling negroni ) on draft?? yes please!!!

                                                  28. AM

                                                    AdamM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Was fantastic! food was really good! savoy cabbage was one of my favorite dishes, rib eye damn good!!, service was great, when we finished we ask for bar recommendations and our server mention Wildhack witch is half ob block away, totally recommend it!

                                                  29. EJ

                                                    EddieJ

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Went with my wife to celebrate our anniversary, our waiter received us with two glasses of sparkling wine witch was very nice, food was unique , the sweet potato was my favorite, we order the cabbage with a side of XO sauce.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I’m a picky person, and the food here is incredible! Pork spare ribs 😘 !! Octopus phenomenal. Totally recommend it.

                                                  31. RO

                                                    RebeccaO

                                                    Austin

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Celebrating my sister’s birthday and they have the perfect birthday cake! Was so good! The cabbage was super delicious.

                                                  32. JJ

                                                    JamesJ

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding food! Great service.

                                                  33. G

                                                    Genie

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                    Made same day reservations for 2 via open table for a Wednesday night. I arrived promptly for my 6:30 pm reservation. My friend was still looking for parking but I was seated right away. I was the only person in the restaurant at that time but by the time my friend arrived - closer to 6:50 pm, it was half filled. Our server was lovely and attentive but I never felt rushed (even though we stayed until 10:30 pm) even while I was waiting for my friend. We ordered the flash grilled avocado, sour cream and onion burrata, puntarelle green goddess, pappardelle and dessert. The avocado had a lovely citrus flavor to it and was lightly sprinkled with salt and pepper. The burrata dish came with three pieces of toast and a generous helping of burrata. We could taste the sour cream and onion without it overpowering the burrata. Neither of us have had puntarelle before but it was a nice hearty salad with a bit of crunch due to the puntarelle itself. Not pictured was the pappardelle which we liked (the pasta was cooked perfectly) but we forgot to add the chanterelle sauce which is $3 extra. I wish our server reminded us but it’s not her fault as it is written next to the pasta itself. We just both overlooked. Since we were celebrating my friend’s belated birthday, we got the Yuzu Ice Box Pie with Huckleberry sauce. Yuzu has a very distinct flavor (which I enjoy). It was like a Yuzu meringue pie. I had written on open table that we were celebrating a birthday but when the dessert came out there was no candle even though we saw others at the restaurant celebrating. It wasn’t a huge deal but our server came by later with two flutes of champagne to apologize for the oversight. I thought was very sweet of her and more than made up for it. I did notice that they have a Yuzu beer, yuzu soda and a Yuzu whiskey, so for Yuzu lovers, there’s plenty try. And although we were not vegetarians, we happened to end up eating only veggies but everything was yummy.

                                                  34. CW

                                                    CandiceW

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lobster scampi delish!!😋😋😋 me and my friends celebrating my engagement! Sparkling Negroni my fav cocktail. Service was great, I will definitely go again.

                                                  35. a

                                                    anonymous

                                                    Portland

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Great food here; from a concise menu that is serving hearty brunch dishes. I would definitely recommend and return for a second helping.

                                                  36. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                    overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                    I have had a great experience recently so decided to go back. The food was still very good. The service this time was abysmal. Our server seemed annoyed with us from the start. One of our meals wasn’t delivered and there was no communication. It took us getting the host’s attention before the situation was solved. Our server never acknowledged the problem and seemed to actively avoid the table. We got a ‘sorry’ from the manager but no offer to make things right. There is a serious training issue here.

                                                  37. SS

                                                    SaramandaS

                                                    New York Area

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    It was really loud but otherwise amazing... innovative food and a lovely waitstaff and ambiance. I will definitely go again

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 25, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our server was fantastic! I’m lactose intolera

                                                  39. TE

                                                    TaylorE

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                    overall1food1service5ambience3

                                                    We aren't picky, so we rarely don't like restaurants, but this food was not very good. :S

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                    Our reservation on-line was for 4. We called the restaurant a day later and changed to 5 people. The person confirmed and asked which we prefer low or high table? We selected low. When we arrived they still had 4 and only had high table! However, to compensate for these errors they did not charge us for one cork fee! That plus the quality of food and ambiance made the overall experience pleasant. So we will go back!

                                                  FAQs

                                                  PRAIRIE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 483-1112.

                                                  PRAIRIE is rated 4.5 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    19th and San Carlos

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Mission District

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Mon 5:30 pm–5:45 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Grill, Californian, Contemporary American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Casual Dress

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Street Parking

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Anthony Strong

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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