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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:
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

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 - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

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Serpentine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Brunch (15)
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Bar Seating (14)
Good for a Date (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Healthy (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (6)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Authentic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the Ahi Tuna and it was fantastic. Their Pimm's Cup is also perhaps the best I've ever had. My brunch date was having trouble handling the spiciness of her bloody mary, and they brought her a new one. The acoustics of the space result in it being pretty noisy, but I would gladly go back any time. Hope to try some more things on the menu!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

My son and I had a good weekend brunch there. We arrived very early to our reservation and they were able to seat us without too much of a wait. I loved the variety and options, and the donut appetizers. (Who doesn't love donuts as a brunch appetizer??!?) It was crowded and a bit loud but a good dining experience overall.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for brunch & had reservation. Several walk-ins waited 20-30 minutes at height of brunch time. Ambiance is cool, trendy but food was just ok, but nothing I would wait 30 minutes for.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was absolutely fantastic. The waitress was extremely amiable and knowledgeable and answered any and all questions we had about the food. The food itself was flavorful and o so perfectly cooked. The beef shank melted in your mouth, the scallops hit you upside the face with their flavor, and the fried chicken was tender and soft with the perfect glazed crunch on the outside. The piece de resistance here however are the cocktails. Every single one was absolute perfection, quite possibly the best cocktails I've ever had. The desserts were also quite amazing and flavorful. Overall would highly recommend and will definitely be coming again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very interesting menu. Loved every bite. Had good coffee. We found this when heading to the SF airport. Looks like a neighborhood in transition. Parking can be a challenge.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This restaurant located in my favorite area-dogpatch. I actually found this place accidentally. Once me and my friend were trying to go to aina which is so popular and we have to wait 2 hours for brunch. We were so hungry so I said lets find somewhere else. Then we walked to Serpentine, and found there's not many people here. But the restaurant looks so cute, so we decided to eat here. Then we were amazed by the great food! I've been a little bit selfish about this place, cuz I don't want it to be so popular so that I don't have to wait in the line for brunch. But the food here is really amazing tho, I still want to share this with every one else!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Ok food. Terrible server. But other times both have been great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was very good. Nice decor. Service was lacking though. Waitress was very inattentive and never checked in. Waited a really long time for her to come the first time and after we finished eating, which is the only other time we saw her.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Menu in the restaurant was different from online (not the latest), and food was rather bland. Service wasn't very friendly, and even though the restaurant was almost empty they seemed annoyed that we were still sitting there (at 8:45pm) when our reservation was at 6:45pm.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great cocktails and a yummy brunch menu. Fun Sunday brunch spot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The tables are very close together although the maitre d did a great job of finding us a slightly more private table. The noise level is very high so it's kind of hard to talk. The menu is small but the food was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food in a nice location for casual or social meals. However not a good choice for business meals, the thumping music was unexpected and too loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fabulous as always! One of my favorite restaurants to go to with a friend to catch up! We love the french fries (yea, I know) as an appetizer...slightly crisp, favorable, aioli sauce on the side; lightly salted with parsley flakes - Yum! Entrees are always interesting and favorable - this time I had the scallops (moist, cooked to perfection) and my friend had the spicy-honey fried chicken. So good, she barely let me taste it! Desserts looked fabulous, but alas we could eat no more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The burger here used to be a tried and true favorite. Not so anymore. Too much goop and stuff that made for a soggy bun. Bacon dried out and oddly flavored. Meat not quite the same. So disappointed.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We made lunch reservations but ended up getting there an hour earlier; although they didn't have an available table at the time, the bar seating were so we ended up sitting there. The bartender was very friendly, attentive, and provided a great service while there. The food was amazing! It was quirky take on American brunch cuisine and it was great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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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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