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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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Details
Mon - Wed 10:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM

Thu 10:00AM - 11:30AM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 9:15PM

Fri 10:00AM - 11:30AM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:15PM

Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:15PM

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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

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
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Great for Brunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Casual (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Healthy (8)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Great Beer (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food, drinks, really good service.

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·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

LOVED the smoked old fashioned! All of the entrees ordered by our party were delicious! The atmosphere and ambience was classy and fun.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The seating is too cramped for two people and the chairs are not comfortable. Food and service terrific.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. The staff was friendly and really knowledgeable of the various dishes. I

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The doughnuts were so delicious. Remember to ask what the Seasonal Mimosa is!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Been going here for years.... always have a great meal. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

What a great place to catch up with a friend...good food, ambience and service. Who says a brunch menu is only for the weekends!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

truly lovely and delicious venue... the service was warm and friendly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Best service I’ve had in a while.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The wait staff wasn’t super attentive and the bartender was rude. Food was delightful and it was a cool spot but not going out of my way to go back there anytime soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I booked this res as a gift for a friends wedding and they had a wonderful time. Serena made the payment process extremely easy and everything went smoothly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great place with cool industrial design. We had Sunday brunch. Tuna is amazing and eggs benedict a bit overcooked bit still very tasty! Recommended!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Loved it! Wonderful food, great service....the best place I could imagine for my birthday.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Healthy, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (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 20, 2017

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

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vip
 (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 15, 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 1, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Have eaten here for both brunch and dinner and the food is always amazing and the service great. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·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 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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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