Serpentine

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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

AP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

RH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool environment in dogpatch. Excellent food with cordial waitstaff.

FF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

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
28 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

LS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great menu and excellent execution. All locally sourced.

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

LS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I enjoyed the experience.

OT
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service at the bar!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Steak and Halibut.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Serpentine, friendly obliging staff with great food.

CT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice time. The food was great as always.

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh and great options to choose from.

KC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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

SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for a birthday brunch. They greeted us warmly with birthday wishes and when we were seated brought over a birthday treat (the delicious not too sweet doughnuts with a candle).

The server and whole staff were great- answered lots of questions, were funny and attentive while at the same time gave us plenty of time to talk and eat. We had asked for an off menu side (the collards which are part of a dish we didn’t order but wanted). The server came back saying the chef asked if they could swap the collards for a seasonal dish,broad beans, as they didn’t have enough collards. We said, “no problem, no swap needed, we just wouldn’t get a side, but thanks.” When the meal came they brought a small taste and a gift of the beans from the kitchen. The whole team was lovely and professional.

And oh yeah, all the food was amazing-the shrimp and grits- flavorful and tender and creamy, yummy frittata, indulgent french toast, and of course the beans and collards.

Can’t wait to go again!

DJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serpentine, like it’s now closed sister restaurant, Slow Club, is just the kind of place that always works. The food is solid, well prepared and satisfying. The cocktail menu is outstanding. The waitstaff have always been “just the right amount of” attentive. My last few times have been with Holly as our server and it’s just like meeting an old friend.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

When out server forgot to order our wine , never ever throw the bartender under the bus and say, “Sorry it took so long, the bartender was busy!”. The dining room was not busy and he had 2 people at the bar. I’ve been in the industry well over 1/2 my life in all capacities including an owner. All she had to say was, “Sorry, I forgot to order your wine.”. We were hoping to drink our wine with our entrees but by the time we did receive the glasses our food was cold. I know it’s an isolated incident and I wasn’t going to mention the unfortunate experience but just the fact she wouldn’t hold herself accountable I found it to be troublesome.

RE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Wonderful and helpful staff. They are I ordered a drink I did not like and they without hesitation made me another one.

JD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Not sure if it's always the case but this place is LOUD!! Went here for a birthday meal with my wife and it totally ruined the experience :/

v
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent, personable service with extensive knowledge of the menu. Food was fantastic from ingredients to preparation - standout among what we sampled were the steak and the strawberry salad. Recommended!

MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Not going back.