Rambler

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525 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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Specials

Best Union Square Happy Hour!

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 22, 2019

Ends: June 23, 2118

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Rambler will be offering a breakfast from 8am to 11:30am and dinner from 2pm to 8:30pm. Our dinner service will feature Thanksgiving specials! We can't wait to see you.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Rambler will be offering a brunch menu from 8am to 2:30pm and dinner menu from 5 to 9pm with Christmas specials! We can't wait to see you.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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What 525 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

She said YES

B
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Service was good. Food mediocre. Not worth the money.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place and outstanding service!

MS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and so was the ambiance. Highly recommend this place. We were a party of 8 and they fit us in no problem with a reservation.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice tavern/restaurant. Food was good and portions were generous. Service was attentive and not hurried.

FF
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. Thank you!

LE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time at this restaurant. The service was on point and so was the food. Will visit again.

LW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant - loved it! Great Hotel too!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This place is great for a first date. Checkout the downstairs game room! Parking available Nextdoor at the hotel.

b
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Flavors were awesome. Taste buds were totally satisfied. Servings were generous. Our server, Allison, was prompt and friendly.

SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great. We love eating here before going to see a play.

EO
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious. It was hard to talk once two large parties were seated near us. Waiter was friendly and helpful. The service was slow

WD
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rambler was a real find. All four of our meals were different and each was excellent. Great selection of wine and beer to pair with as well. Our server was superb and really helpful and attentive, but not at all intrusive. It’s a really cool space with vibe! Definitely going back!!

OT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for dinner and were very impressed with the food. The staff is kind and knowledgeable, we are glad we visited!

BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wait staff was outstanding. The breakfast was good with a good variety of items on the menu.

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. A small restaurant that is easy to walk right by. The mixed drink list is also top notch.

OT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

GREAT service. Excellent short ribs. Huge (too huge) portions. Nice embrace. Good location.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Out of many menu items. Very disappointing.

DS
San Francisco
149 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
211 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.

B
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a pleasant visit! We kind of chose Rambler last minute since we were staying at the hotel and were so happy to find that it exceeded exceptions without knowing! The food was really great and we thoroughly enjoyed the setting. If we're ever back in San Fran, we'll make it a point to visit next time.

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
22 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
18 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
34 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!