Rambler

4.4
507 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Rambler invokes the spirit of the explorer inside all of us. Housed in a 100 year old historic building in San Francisco’s bustling Union Square, Rambler offers market-driven, New American Comfort Cuisine with balanced and approachable cocktails and a well-curated wine and beer list, in a cozy, modern California interior.
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Best Union Square Happy Hour!

Enjoy $5 Beers, $7 Wines and $10 Cocktails from 3-6pm!
Plus Wings & Things available to snack on.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 22, 2019

Ends: June 23, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

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Daily 5:30PM - 5:45PM

What 507 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, good music, lovely food and friendly staff. I had the mussels starter as a main with fries, it was huge, didn’t need the fries! But very tasty. My husband really enjoyed his burger. Managed to book a table on open table 40 mins before the time on a Sat night, surprised by this as we really enjoyed our meal.

LP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, decent drinks. Not a place for dates but a good neighborhood staple.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is ok but a lot of garlic in New York beef.

20% Default tip is too much

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, good location, small menu, slightly expensive considering the complexity and size of the plates. Quality was top. Asked for a well done NY steak, got medium-rare.

M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was very good.
Service was awesome
We had an enjoyable meal

OT
Amarillo
34 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Out of many menu items. Very disappointing.

DS
San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice surprise to find such quality and service in what would usually be overpriced and less quality due to the frequency of tourists! Well done menu, well done cocktails, well done food and well done service. Glad to find you and look forward to coming back!

EZ
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great surprise! I chose this restaurant because it was not far from our hotel. Located inside the Zeppelin Hotel, and very simple in decor. But the waitress was amazing! Friendly, efficient & well informed. We took advantage of the special deal on bottles of wine, and drank all of the chosen La Crema pinot noir. The chef was truly inspired. His heirloom tomato panzanella was delicious, and the PEI Mussels with the fantastic chorizo sauce was unique & yummy. We bought ordered the braised Short Ribs with farro, root vegetables & baby spinach. Very memorable dish. No room for dessert but we did enjoy our Cappuccinos. Wish that we lived closer so that we could return often!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went here fore Saturday brunch. Loved the atmosphere and the feel of the restaurant. Service was just okay... probably could’ve checked in with us a little more taking into account that it wasn’t that busy of a morning. Food was pretty good, I was very happy with the portions and felt good about the price because I was full but was not necessarily excited about anything in particular as far as the meal goes. I would like to go back and try dinner here.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, ambience, service were wonderful!
Especially enjoyed the game room downstairs!
So much fun😋

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Big portions! Friendly staff.

KW
Berlin
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

No complaints about food and service, but more than 80 Dollars for 2 Burgers and 2 glasses of white wine? Overpriced I think.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, cool vibe, okay service. Unfortunately no smiles from the waitstaff or hostess.

m
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We did brunch on the 4th of July. Made a reservation through Open Table. The restaurant stood they didn't have anything on record, but they did have a table they could seat us at. Food was pretty good; prices a little on the high side; but the biggest failure was in the service.

We ordered coffee and hot tea, asking with water. We have to ask twice before it arrived (wait between requests 10+ min). When it did arrive we needed to ask for cream. The toast came without butter-- we had to ask for that too. One cup of coffee for entire meal-- couldn't get the attention of our waiter or any staff. The place is small; no more than a dozen tables with a food runner, bus person, and server-- there wad no reason that everything took so long to get to us and that we had to ask for simple thing like cream, butter, and spoons.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

All good, but service was slow.

O
West Virginia
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice, intimate place. Limited menu but quite good. Fresh. Excellent service.

E
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Three times now and we keep coming back. Breakfast menu was amazing. Fresh ingredients and delicious options. Lunch was perfect. We enjoyed every bite of our sandwiches and sides. Yum! Dinner!!! Those....appetizers were on point. Carrots and quinoa and ahi were a sensory experience we enjoyed fully. The entres were even more spectacular. I ordered the trout and my husband ordered the braised ribs. We LOVED every bite. We even took some home and the next day our food was just as amazing. Perfectly seasoned and perfectly prepared...my trout had a very slight crispness to it and I absolutely loved every bite. We will be back again!

CL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place for a quiet, romantic birthday dinner. Cocktails and wine were excellent as was the food and service.

DE
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Even though the place was not full, there was too much noise. This was probably mostly because the music volume was too high, causing diners to have to speak up to be heard, making it even noisier.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small in menu selection but big in quality.

ML
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They did not have a table reserved for us. We ended up sitting at the bar. Our food was cold. Way too expensive for the quality of food.

J
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner there - everything from the music, to the atmosphere, the service and food were truly enjoyable!

TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch. Excellent. Get the waffles!!

PA
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual atmosphere, small, but varied menu, some veg options, solid food, would dine here again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Needed a lunch spot near the St. Francis Hotel. Limited menu but we were happy. Good service, well priced.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service - cocktails were a little slow coming but waiter was trying to make it work.

Interesting below-ground environment - good karma

Have been to this restaurant before and will return

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, food was great and service was outstanding!

D
San Francisco
163 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rambler was awesome! We had a great server, Nem, and the food was delicious! The menu was not too big but had great options. The roasted cauliflower was ohmygod amazing, and the asparagus pizza was so so good! The trout was very good, but we were full by that point, and that might have had something to do with us not gushing over it. Nice room. We'll be back.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great vibe, good food. Limited occupancy space so later reservations may be put off until earlier guests vacate their tables.

JR
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent breakfast options.

SW
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, the trout dish with black rice and Malaysian red curry sauce was extremely delicious. The service was also very good and prompt and overall a very enjoyable experience. Would definitely dine at this establishment again.

TM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, service was spotty. Drinks were excellent

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant space is chic and comfortable, mixing low lighting, warm wood, black and white photos and comfortable seating. The wine and cocktail list is good. The food is just ok and expensive.

RS
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was all delicious. We shared several appetizers and pizza's as well as the steak and everything was great! We also enjoyed some of the signature cocktails.

o
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, but kind of pricey for the portions.

l
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variation; we ordered green garlic pasta, ny steak, shirt ribs, spring salad and two pizzas all grea, but the mussels and cheesecake were the table favorites. Very reasonable corkage fee.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Pizza and Manhattan were amazing, service was atrocious. Ravioli was okay. Food came out 10 minutes apart, not at the same time.

RB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, tasty food and great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter brunch - had the fried chicken benedict. Hardly any fried chicken on the plate, but good otherwise

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Really yummy breakfast for our family. Delicious, healthy and perfect portions. Also connected to the Zepplin Hotel with a cool game room which was fun for the kids. Definitely recommend for an affordable meal, great music.

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