Serpentine

4.5
1371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Tucked in a corner of a brick warehouse in the heart of Dogpatch, Serpentine features an ever changing menu shaped by local farms and ranches. Soaring ceilings are warmed by cozy booths and tasty twists on classic cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Contemporary Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 252-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Halvorson
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Cross street
22nd
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Parking details
Parking is easy in the evenings and on the weekends. Weekdays are more difficult.
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Public transit
The 22 Fillmore Muni bus line stops at the corner of 20th and 3rd streets.

The T-Line Muni Train also stops at the corner of 20th and 3rd streets.

From either stop, walk two blocks up 3rd street to Serpentine. We are on the corner of 3rd and 22nd streets.
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Serpentine is a Dogpatch brunch institution. Also - a good Plow back-up.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Friends took me here while I was visiting from LA. Food is tasty, a bit overpriced, but delicious. I would recommend this place

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I had the ancho eggs Benedict - overall the meal was nice but cold. I was on a date and not going to complain, but this Is the reason for the low score on the food.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was lackluster. Service was snarky. Drinks were so strong (good for some).

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Benedict was tasteless. Burger was way overdone and dry.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Our party of 6 included a 6 year old. We were able to order oysters and pasta with butter for her so that kept her happy. I order a chef's vegan plate - fabulous taste. Another had a beautiful burger, one had halibut, another had scallops. Everything was great! We walk to Serpentine for all of our get-togethers!

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Food was bad!! Raw fried fish. Super salty eggs beny.
Service was so slow and waitress kept forgetting things. Said we wanted a burger with just lettuce and tomato. Instead got no bun, cheese and pickles. Forgot drinks. Lastly, complained that fish was raw and she wasn’t sure if we could be refunded and said she would check what she could do. You should obviously automatically refund someone’s order if your fried fish came out raw.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Everything is good but I mainly go for their hamburgers.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Very small place, but cool chill vibe. Perfect for Sunday brunch! Glad we made reservations! We came early so sat at the bar and had a couple drinks while we waited for our table, I had the GENEPY SPRITZ (Genepy alpine liqueur, Cava, soda, lemon, rosemary) to start, babe had a beer. Once seated, we were greeted and brought out some water. I ordered the SHRIMP + GRITS $16 (Blackened shrimp, shrimp stock grits, arugula salad, sunny side up egg) and babe had the HOT SAUCE + HONEY FRIED CHICKEN $15 (Texas toast, house hot sauce, pate butter, pickles, fermented chile slaw, fries with the added egg for $2), DELICIOUS! We also ordered the HOUSE DONUTS (Orange marmalade, smoky cinnamon sugar, ganache) to share, YUMMY!!! I also ordered another drink mid meal, the PICKLE + VINE PUNCH (Tequila blanco, watermelon, soda, lime, demerara, pickled melon rind). Everything was great! Definitely would go here again!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Every bit delicious. Felt some of the things were overpriced. Also didn’t appreciate having to wait for a table when we’d made a reservation.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food was mediocre at best. Server was apathetic and did not seem to want to be there. I had the deviled egg salad, which was an unappetizing pink mass on top of what tasted like a piece of Texas toast surrounded by chopped Romain lettuce with a creamy Caesar dressing. The effect was a creamy mess. We also had the donuts which were heavy, but the orange marmalade they came with was good. My lunch partner had the steak on a fried crusted potato croquette. The effect was heavy but edible. For $45 for two people we should have just gotten a quick sandwich at a coffee shop nearby.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was very meh. There was a group of 4 of us and no one thought their food was great, which was a total bummer because we all wanted to love it. Not much to love, unfortunately 😔. Beautiful building, decor, vibe. I’d go back for the Bloody Mary, though.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This restaurant occupies a contemporary room with high ceilings, white walls and a generous bar area. The staff were friendly and attentive and we were seated promptly at a mid room booth. The booths are somewhat snug but tolerable. We had several staff assisting us an they were uniformly good. When one of our party ordered a drink that was disappointing, it was replaced at no extra charge. All of the dishes were well presented and the kitchen was willing to change the plate contents to suit our taste. This restaurant is not cheap but the experience and food were first class.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Our server (I wish I had remembered her name) was great! Very friendly and attentive.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

I wanted to love my meal but the portion was so small and pricey to boot. I'd recommend to a friend but would stick to the burger next time.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Absolutely love Serpentine gorgeous ambiance with food that tantalizes and excites the palette. On point service and delicious cocktails.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was good, except the beef cheek was really bland unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

All around excellent! Delicious food, lots of options, friendly service, SF prices...but worth it! I will be back!!

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

I like Serpentine, but this time around the food was a little bit bland. Service and atmosphere great though.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Service, food, wine and appetizers were all exceptional. We had a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

A true Dogpatch gem. The service was great and food was exceptional. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

They have one of those menus, where there are several great sounding things you want to order. The food was very tasty and the portion generous. I will be back again!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Came here for brunch and every bit of it was amazing! Will be back to try their cocktails and donut holes!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was good service was good

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great Sunday brunch, looking forward to going back for dinner!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Had the BEST brunch
Amazing drinks
Stellar service
Food was great

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent food - burger is still among the best. Short ribs are a good choice too. Nice new layout.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great service. Jessica at the door was warm and welcoming. Friendly but not overbearing service at the bar. Delicious food to snack on at the bar. And lots of space to chat. A perfect cheeky Monday night out!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food, love the ambience, perfect for a date night in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great dinner in a fun, new neighborhood. Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I love this place, the staff are incredible.
I come here for business lunches and often sit solo at the bar during weekend brunches. Cannot beat the changing seasonal menus as well !

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Loved this place, our grilled ahis were delicious and the mi flora cocktail outstanding, will come back for more xx

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1.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I had one of the worst burgers in my life here; stomach was wretching afterwards. There is nothing that could convince me to eat again at the shoddy tin tables of this semi-derelict, overpriced, valueless enterprise.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

You really need to find somebody who knows how to greet people when they come in, not somebody who seems that smiling will kill her.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent dining. Great cocktails and crispy fries to start. Halibut dish was wonderfully prepared and delicious. Only disappointment was the fresh greens salad, which was tiny and amazingly boring. So over paying $13 for four bites of salad just because a restaurant has an SF address. Other than that, wonderful dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food! Had a great time at lunch, had the short ribs and hash brown, will come again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing food and excellent service! We love Serpentine for dinner and brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great brunch menu. Best I've had in awhile. Definitely want to return. Yum!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food, we enjoyed the high ceilings, tall windows & natural light at brunch. The stacked enchilada was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food in a very modern comfortable setting! Will go back

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The space is lovely, open, and light, but we didn't have a good experience. We had many different people "serving" us, not ever sure who was our person. The server who initially greeted our table and then took our order never appeared again. A different person dropped off our food, but never did a quality check (more on that to come), and finally a third server came to grab our plates and deliver the check.

My husband got the fried chicken sandwich, which was really good. I would definitely recommend getting that if you are at Serpentine. I ordered the burger, and it came out very sad looking. Upon further investigation, a lot of the meat was raw, and the rest was gray-ish. I ordered medium, so I expected some pink in there, but it almost looked like they had one side on low heat, resulting in the "boiled" color, and then burned the other side, leaving the cooked part on the grill and I got the raw meat left on the spatula. It was very weird. the raw parts made the bun super soggy and unappetizing as well.

Like I mentioned earlier, no one came by to do the quality check ("How's everything tasting over here?") so I ate what parts looked okay, and waited until the server came to clear our plates to point out how gross the burger was. They comped half of the burger, which was nice, but the whole experience was not great. Probably won't go back.

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