Serpentine

4.5
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serpentine is one of my favorite restaurants for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Service is always great, and food is always fresh, inventive and delicious.

JB
Kyoto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was friendly.

RR
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious Southern-tinged cuisine and a cool Dogpatch warehouse vibe. Consistent, friendly service and excellent cocktails. Always a place that impresses our out-of-town visitors. Every once in awhile there's an "oops" with a major main dish—overcooked ribeye or pork chop has occured now and then—but this is rare and usually dealt with quickly and professionally.

KP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Serpentine is my go-to-I-know-it-will-please-everyone standby. No different this time as the food was excellent, but the noise level. . . .ooofff. . . . even louder somehow??

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waiters took too long to wait tables. Food came out 45mins after order! HORRIBLE! Food was just so so all the good foods featured on yelp were all “seasonal” just stick to a good menu instead of changing it up all the time.

TH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We’ve slowly grown accustom to the escalating prices in San Francisco. Serpentine has always served a delicious burger and the four of us walked in knowing we all wanted one. We were met with a $20 burger, which is expensive, but did not prevent us from ordering. 4 burgers cooked to chefs spec, 2 with no onions, and one of those with a salad instead of fries. Easy.

4 burgers arrived at our table, all with fries, delivered by a runner who didn’’t wait to see if all was ok. It took a minute to flag someone down to mention the salad. Later our server returned with a salad (topped with onions for the person who asked them to be avoided on the burger) and some additional braised greens which we didn’t even mention.

It’s tough to not sound like I am whining. But it was not a busy night. The bar was almost empty. I’ve been eating at serpentine since they opened. Attention to detail is valued and when it is absent it is noticed.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I like this place but the service is hit or miss. We ordered a lemonade and had to ask three times. Feels like people drop the ball over there and for the price the service needs to be better.

FW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered the Scallop dish, three scallops for 32 dollars. Not worth it !!

AP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes . been 2 times now food great sensitive brisk service. killer brisket sandwich with egg on top
good drinks.. not too many . prices good value and nice industrial loft feel.

SF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The drinks were great, food was just ok, something a bit off about both dishes we got. Ham was insanely salty, hollandaise sauce had an odd smoky flavor, and shrimp and grits a bit bland, had to add salt, pepper and hot sauce. Loved our waiter and the ambience was good too.
So mixed, but for the price point probably wouldn’t go back sadly.

SS
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good food and drink! its very noisy, though.

RH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very slow. One hour from order to serve. We were a table if 4. 3 were served but #4 needed to wait another 15 minutes so most were done by the time the 4th meal arrived. All entrees arrived cold. Expected better-we used to love Serpentine so we were sad.

RW
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool environment in dogpatch. Excellent food with cordial waitstaff.

FF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had the biscuits and ham appetizer which was great! Unfortunately that was the only highlight. Both of our entrees (halibut and chicken) lacked flavor and were very bland. We also waited nearly an hour for our food, even though we ordered promptly after being seated. I wouldn’t recommend going for the price. We paid $160 for 2 people.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Love this place for dinner. Excellent cocktails and meals. I would not recommend brunch. The breads were dry, and the combination of food looked delicious on the menu but did not translate well as a meal. The service was superb and the chef was accommodating with our concerns, s it made up for the unsatisfying meals.

b
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, the staff is lovely, but the noise is way too loud!!!

TO
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food and away from the hustle of the city.

LS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were amazing! Raw oysters and the ham and biscuit appetizer were delicious. The decor is very cool yet still casual and comfortable even with a toddler. The service was fantastic, everyone was so kind and warm and friendly. Took my husband for his bday and we had the best experience. Would highly recommend!!

B
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu and excellent execution. All locally sourced.

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located and booked via GoogleMap view. Arrived early and pleasantly surprised with service and wonderful food. Will definitely recommend and revisit.

MC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prompt and kind service, fun atmosphere, delicious food! Great for both casual and more formal occasions. Highly recommend!

LS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really do enjoy going to brunch at Serpentine. The food is always delicious. Their hushpuppies are great, and the service is friendly and attentive. This week the menu wasn't quite as interesting as other weeks, but some of the standards were there. It is a great go-to if you can get a reservation!

M
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really terrific service made my birthday brunch fantastic. The food was a close second. The table shared the bomboloni which is similar to a beignet with an amazing vanilla custard. We also shared the hush puppies, which were good but not great. I wish I’d asked for the gravy on the side as I’m not a big fan. We also shared a couple of the biscuit chicken sliders. I loved the thinner slightly crispy biscuit and the chicken had a maple glaze that was really delicious. For my main I had the celebration French toast which was also good. There’s a lot there though, so you can definitely share. My friends enjoyed the brisket, not a scrap left over, and the frittata too. Overall a great experience and prices were similar to other restaurants of this type in SF.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a great experience. However, with such a high price, the portions were very small even for small eater like us.

D
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Arugula salad with stove fruit was delicious as were the delicate Parker rolls. The burger is always good although the fries are no longer the skinny fries which is too bad.

ML
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is my second visit to Serpentine and it was even better than the first. The restaurant is currently featuring Southern-inspired dishes and they were exceptional. The fried green tomato appetizer with crab was devoured by our table, as were the mussels and pickled veggies. The cornmeal encrusted halibut was superb. Other notable entrees included the steak and chicken. This place should get more attention than it does.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I enjoyed the experience.

OT
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe and beautiful drinks. Loved the purple cauliflower in the bloody mary! The staff was efficient and friendly. I didn't love my frittata. Heavy on potato and light on the egg. The menu was mainly savory. Could have used some jam or something sweet with the delicious bread.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at the bar!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Steak and Halibut.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Serpentine, friendly obliging staff with great food.

CT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice time. The food was great as always.

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The burger and fried chicken sandwich were both excellent. Loved the pink panther cocktail-delicious and beautiful. We were very well accommodated with our 2 strollers and 4 adults- worked out great to add the note in the reservation.

KL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was efficient & super friendly and kind but didnt hover. He was excellent. The noise level was very high though, really hard to hear my companion

EJ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Serpentne is a one time visit for me. Food was just okay. I like Prospect much better. Service was awesome. I don't think value was there.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drink selection was small but tasty. Really loud ambiance but my friends and I were still able to catch up over dinner and drinks.

The dessert was amazing! Salted caramel panned cotta!

KE
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place and incredible bartenders! The food is top notch - loved every bite.

DS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prior experiences were excellent- most recent dinner was very mediocre and the service was as well . Not sure if I’ll return.

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh and great options to choose from.

KC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I went breakfast and ordered the Egg Benedict. The eggs were cooked well but the sausage patty was dried. The portion is very small.