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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.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Contemporary American, Californian, Contemporary Southern
Hours of Operation:
Thu–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is easy in the evenings and on the weekends. Weekdays are more difficult.
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.
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Serpentine Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely beautiful decor and ambiance. The food was divine; creative twists on classic dishes. If you're with a group definitely get the donuts... our group of 4 had to cut the last piece in quarters! The only complaint I have is the waitress asked if my friend wanted avocado with her dish but failed to tell us that it would be an extra $3!
We enjoyed our dinner at Sepentine from predinner cocktails to dessert. We dined early as we were seeing a play a few blocks away. We had a leisurely dinner and fully enjoyed our meals. The cuisine is thoughtfully created, plated beautifully and delicious. My husband enjoyed the mussels starter and the pork chop and I enjoyed the cauliflower soup and the scallops. We shared the bread pudding with berry compote. Our server was attentive as were other servers. All in all, an enjoyable experience. We’ll be back.
I loved this place. The drinks were strong, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was cozy. I personally loved how accommodating they were to my allergies. We came for Restaurant Week and they did not disappoint. The bread pudding alone would hands down bring me back.
Most disappointing meal I’ve had in SF. Chef had a real hard time figuring out seasonings: real heavy handed when it came to the cinnamon in my cocktail and the smoked paprika/cayenne in the beef shank sauce but then nowhere to be found for the cauliflower soup. The bread pudding was terrible, I don’t know how anyone screws up biscuits that badly, and the presentation was horrifying. To top it off the tables are too close together, and the restaurant was so loud, I couldn’t hear the person sitting across from me. Never going back.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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