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About Serpentine

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.

2495 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Contemporary Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
22nd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 252-2000

Website:
http://www.serpentinesf.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is easy in the evenings and on the weekends. Weekdays are more difficult.

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.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Halvorson

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Fri 10:30AM - 11:30AM 1:30PM - 2:30PM

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Serpentine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Great for Brunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Organic (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I don't frequent the Dogpatch often but my date does, so she recommended Serpentine. We made a late dinner reservation (930pm) for a recent Friday night and arrived to find the restaurant about two thirds full and the other patrons' susurrus was minimal. I'm hopeful the acoustics are as much to do with this as folks remembering not to shout their conversations.

The host was gracious, seated us quickly and her warm welcome at the gateway is for me always the first important marker of a fine dining experience.

Our waitperson arrived soon thereafter to greet us, inquire about drinks or water, and had the even temperament of one who has been in food service for a while -- attentive, arriving at opportune times, patient, and helpful with menu questions and recommendations.

My date ordered a zinfandel and I the NOLA Old Fashioned. I prefer mine a wee-bit drier, but I think perhaps my craft cocktail tastes are turning away from sweet, so this one was more than serviceable and my date liked it immensely even though she doesn't prefer whisky.

As a fish-and-chipocrite, there were enough vegetarian and fish selections for my date an I to each choose a main dish to share. We skipped the starters and sides and instead split the main plate of veggies. For our mains, also shared between us, we had the mahi mahi and dumplings.

I found all three dishes delicious. Presentation and plating was lovely without being precious, and the flavors of each were well-balanced, complemented each other, while still remaining distinct. I've found mahi mahi a difficult dish to cook well and there's a sweet spot for temperature and internal/external texture and tenderness. Serpentine's chef got it just right. The dumplings were perfection, not too doughy or heavy, and the mixture of ingredients -- early fall squash, pecan, fig, pt reyes blue, balsamic butter, fennel -- alchemically pleasing.

I'll be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Serpentine was excellent! Healthy and fresh ingredients and the service was great- friendly and knowledgeable staff. Definitely going back.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Creative food, welcoming service, classic ambience

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time we'd been back since the renovation. The restaurant looks more polished and the food matched the upgrades. The new floor is beautiful and the added windows connecting the interior to the street are a huge plus! Burger was de-lish and so was the wine braised short ribs.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good food. Pricy, limited menu. Excellent cocktails

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lovely place to have lunch before visiting the Museum of Craft and Design which is a real treasure nearby. Food was quite good...especially the burger. Wait staff was prompt and attentive without being invasive...Have had dinner here also which was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were lucky to have brunch at Serpentine. The waitstaff were so welcoming and knowledgeable. And, the huevos rancheros are the best I’ve ever had, different and great — ditto the amazing bloody Marys, with shaved who knows what and a housemade mix guaranteed to delight. Try crackerjack pancakes too. Arrghhh. I wanna be there now!!! The grade? 100% and then some. It was my first time there. I can’t wait to return for dinner (I hope sometime soon!).

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Tapas, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

First time at Serpentine and went for Brunch on a Sunday. Short line at 11:30 but we had reservations. By the time we left at 1:00pm there was a line and nearly every seat filled. Waitress was comfortable with us enjoying coffee and donuts before ordering. Food was delicious - good portion size. Suggest ordering the bread basket for the table also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food mediocre and disappointing. Dry and tough meatballs,

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious food, lovely people, and a great place to celebrate a birthday!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great as usual but the service was really bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time here and I enjoyed it and would come again. Well prepared dishes on a relatively focused (meaning not elaborate or lengthy) menu that is "Southern leaning" but certainly California-ized...I had fried chicken and greens, which is about a Southern as it gets, but the preparation was definitely not typical southern, but in a good way (greens were not over cooked into greyness - I am from the south). Wife had sword fish (not southern at all) but it was served on a bed of black eyed peas (very southern). Short wine list but decent selections. Good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We forgot our credit card, & this restaurant was great to contact us about it.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The acoustics are way too clattering. We had to work hard to hear each other. Food & service are great.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved this place pre-reno and it has just gotten better since Chef Tommy took over and re-did the interior! It looks so great inside and the food is even more delicious! I have been for all meals and everything is good, pair it with a hand crafted cocktail or the summer shandy and you've got yourself one of the best restaurants in SF!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and have dined at Serpentine several times over the last 5 years and unfortunately tonights dinner experience was below par... we were happy to see the new renovation with more booth tables and that was good. Also the cocktails were amazing and inventive. The oyster appetizer was good. But unfortunately things went downhill from there... the menu looks amazing but didn't meet our expectations. The short rib entree looked good but it was overcooked and the mushrooms tasted like they were sautéed in rancid oil. The scallops were ok but not special. The fried chicken was wonderful. And the requested medium rare burger was overcooked but still tasty. The bottle of red wine was so warm we requested an ice bucket to bring it to a better wine drinking temperature. Nice that they provided complimentary desserts which were wonderful. But overall not the same great experience we've known Serpentine to provide. Hopefully this was just an "off" night with staff, wine, and food. For a $350 meal for 4, we just expected better. It's a vibrant location in Dog Patch if you can find parking.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was just okay. I don’t understand the brouhaha over Serpentine. Perhaps their dinner menu is stellar. Quality of brunch was mediocre compared to other places in the city. The waitstaff here is dour.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was horrible and very slow
First of all waitress brought still water even though I ordered sparkling water
Well that's not big deal, so I took it
But then we waited 25-30minutes for appetizer but main dishes arrived.
So we told we ordered appetizer and still waiting
We waited another 15minutes or so for our appetizer.
We ordered dessert because it was my birthday and we waited sooo long again and my ice cream was half melted when I got served
I wanted to send it back but I didn't because I didn't want to wait another 15minutes
Waitress gave us 10% discount but this was not acceptable. I didn't raise my voice because I didn't want to ruin my birthday dinner and make my husband feel bad choosing this restaurant.
Anyway this was very disappointing birthday dinner for me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have eaten here for lunch previously, but will NEVER go back for dinner. Horrible noise level made it hard to hear my date and THEN they turned the music UP!! Ridiculous.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food made with unique combinations of ingredients. Friendly service. I would definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Serpentine is always great. One of my favorite brunch places.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good food and excellent service. MY guests from out of the country enjoyed their first American restaurant experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Unique craft cocktails
Delicious seasonal menu
Friendly, professional wait staff

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Serpentine is good for a casual meal. We had an enjoyable lunch.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I chose Serpentine because friends and I were going to see a show at Midway SF. We arrived early and enjoyed some fabulous cocktails at the bar before our table was ready. Each drink almost looked too pretty to drink and my hat's off to the bartender who provided ample alcohol in each drink. I enjoy getting tipsy on one drink (and that doesn't happen in SF too often). For dinner, two of us got the short ribs, which did NOT disappoint. Fell apart to the touch, the chanterelle mushrooms was a nice touch. I will happily be back for that short rib soon

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent attentive service, and the food was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have been going to Serpentine for years. We love the remodel. Just enough of a renovation without changing it too much!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very little different about the space after the hiatus. Easier for the staff to navigate clearly, but seating is less cozy, and it didn't help speed service. The menu isn't amazing, food wasn't outstanding. I wouldn't say it was better. It is a bit more expensive than it was, but I don't know how any reasonably priced restaurants can exist here with rent, wages and food prices in San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had the Serpentine soft egg chopped salad. Came without egg or explanation... :(

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We loved Serpentine! We didn't realize that we were coming in on the first night of their re-opening until they mentioned it to us. Everything ran really smoothly and the food was really delicious. We had a great time and we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great place to go. We've been going for years. The re-opening night was fun but my wife's meal was inedible. Very heavy and way too rich. Her stomach was in knots all night and and next day. It was a fluke though. Had to be. Never had a bad meal there before. My dish was out of this world. My wife ate half of course. We will go back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Came to celebrate a birthday with family. We each had our own meal but also love to share what we have ordered. All meals were delicious- pexch cobbler pancake, cornbread Benedict , hash, huevos rancheros, all so yummy! Will be back for lunch soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We loved it! Especially the mimosas. Great for a birthday brunch

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was our first time at Serpentine and we would return. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff attentive to just the right degree. The food was very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The restaurant design is great and the staff were super friendly. The food was so-so though I'm vegetarian and they only really have one option (falafel burger was bland and dey). They have a lot of meat dishes that sounded good, if you're into that sort of thing :P

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Decent food, somewhat efficient service, unremarkable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Es uno de los restaurantes más caros de Dog Patch. El servicio es amable y las porciones son decentes, sin abusar. El steak me pareció recomendable y la hamburguesa también. Pero el precio es demasiado elevado si se compara con otras opciones locales. Buena selección de vinos.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Had dinner at the bar. Kelly and David took great care of us. Burgers, fries and cocktails were spot on as usual. Love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Serpentine is our go to restaurant. The food is always excellent and always consistent. It seems like they have stepped up their game lately even more.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It is a good place to hangout with friends. Food was real good. Creative.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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