Steins Beer Garden

4.2
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Welcome to Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant! Steins is a modern American take on the classic German biergarten, featuring 31 taps of craft and import beer and Modern American Gourmet Comfort Food from Executive Chef Colby M Reade.
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JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, loved sitting outdoors. It did take a bit long to get our drinks each round. But that is really the only semi negative comment I could give. I will definitely return.

P
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Food quality considerably dropped. Not what used to be. For example, ordered a medium-rare burger and was served quite over cooked. Table of sausages, bread was quite brown (almost burned) and potato salad was not well cooked.
Service was really poor. Had to ask 5 times for water to be served on the table for kids. Same to order food, it took a while for our waiter to realized we wanted to order some food!
Food was not served at similar time, we had to wait more than 15 min to finally all have our plate.

CR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good beer, dog friendly. Down side is that the patio becomes very crowded with loud beer drinkers standing around and bumping into the tables where you are trying to eat dinner. Would be better if the outdoor dining and outdoor drinking areas were separated.

JG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We had reservations even though there wasnt much people. It was hot inside no fans, we went outdoors. Our african american waiter never checked on us and never came back. Another waitress brianna saved the day and helped us out the whole time. We couldn’t order beer flights because they ran out of cups because people steal them? And they refused to put in other small cocktail glasses so we dan have flights.

P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Options for vegetarian options is just so limited given that we live in the bay area and not somewhere midwest!

NM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I won’t go back. Too loud, poor service and expensive mediocre food. The Tied House down the street may be less hip but would have been a better choice. So disappointed!

BH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Drinks and appetizers took about 45 minutes. Waitress left on a break half way through. Didn’t get coverage for us. They’re getting used to a new, cumbersome order taking system. The screen is so small that the waitress couldn’t see our order on one screen, and we only ordered 5 things. I’ll try the Tied House Brewery Cafe across the street next time.

c
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Asked the waiter about the “fresh fish” special. He said it was “market fish”. Asked again, “uh, salmon”. Had the short ribs. Giant fatty pieces covered in salty “gravy”. Nasty polenta. Even the pretzel with pub cheese and the truffle fries were bad. Tomato bisque? Also poor. Cute place, great beer selection. That’s it.

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Monday on NBA game evening.
It was extremely hot inside. Very uncomfortable.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Server disappeared and we had to get other servers to wait on us.

SB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son moved to Mountain View 2 years ago and Steins quickly became a favorite - so much so that I’d prefer the sure thing of Steins to trying a restaurant I haven’t been to.

This time the noise level was high upon arrival but it seemed that altho the din was in the background, the 5 of us, once in in the booth, had no trouble hearing each other.

RB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Steins food is good and they have a great selection of beers rotating monthly. Their burger is a custom blend of beef cuts with good taste and juicyness. I ordered Maytag blue on my burger for $2 extra and Inwas disappointed at the small amount of cheese added. My wife had the pastrami reuben which was well done. The menu could benefit from some more dishes or daily specials.

RA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The beers were excellent, the food not so much. Thank you

DA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of four and dog outdoor dining on a Saturday. Initially in a sunny spot and requested shade. Very accommodating staff arranged. Expansive draft beer selection and wide appetizer options. $150 plus tip

MP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and unique food, great service, and fun ambiance. We took our kids and they liked it too.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and extensive beer selection!

JR
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Came to watch the NCAA hoop games. Service was good but the food was just ok. Different people ordered the burger, chicken & waffles, and salads, which we all thought were okay - except the Chicken & Waffles which got 4 stars. We were surprised they were out of two beers which is strange for a pub that prides themselves on drafts. Seems like a good place, so we'll give it another chance.

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Service was great, food and beer were good. The place was a bit loud.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is amazing! Shoutout to the manager Marco who went above and beyond to make sure my experience was superior. I’ve held my employer dinners here and come as a patron and I’ll keep coming till the day I die. The chicken fried sandwich is to die for!!! And then truffle fries are what dreams are made off.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience with big portions and amazing food! Definitely going to come back again

AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was slow, but the food and drinks were very good.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too expensive for pretty standard grill food.

C
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

The building was very cold. The food was poor; the lamb was served cold, the fried chicken was very poor quality and the Shepard Pie was lacking - just meat and potato.

d
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish they had more dinner type starters rather than beer pairing food.

SF
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

My friends and I met here for our monthly happy hour get together. Our server was very friendly and checked up on us frequently. Drinks were reasonable but food came in small portions and was pricey. We sat inside by the front windows. It was pretty cold in there. The restaurant space is cavernous and it gets very loud quickly. It seems to be a popular place, especially for folks just getting off of work but not a place our group will be returning to.

L
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Been here a few times and usually just order a cocktail and either a salad or sandwich. The food is good, the atmosphere is casual and the service is good. Overall, yes, I would go back and recommend it to others.

EC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was amazing. Portions were surprisingly bigger than expected. I’m happy I made reservations ahead of time. I noticed as the night progressed it got much busier and it was harder for large groups to get table seating. Awesome place - would definitely recommend! Again - amazing service from front desk, bar and wait staff!

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service. The beer selection is awesome, upscale bar food. The vegetarian meatloaf and burger were good, fantastic fries (regular and truffle). Donuts and sundae are wonderful.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Burger was way over cooked, mediocre at best. I’ve known steins to have great juicy burgers in the past.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It went well—what else can I say?

SS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant for dinner, but this was my first for lunch. Good selection of beers!

SJ
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and drink with excellent service. I highly recommend Steins Beer Garden for a great night out.

MI
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Out of pretzels? No way!
They did have some excellent brews.

N
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We have been going to Stein's for several years, usually on Sunday nights. This recent visit was marked by very poor service and we won't be going back. There were four of us. Two entrees were brought out about five minutes after we ordered them; and before the appetizer. When the appetizer was brought out we asked to return it, since the entrees had started coming out. However our waiter told us that we couldn't return it because it was Stein's policy to bring out food as soon as it was made. The other two entrees came out quite late. We asked to talk with a manager when we left but were told there was no manager on duty. It's sad to see that a once good restaurant obviously doesn't care enough to train or supervise their staff correctly, because the service errors could have been prevented.

DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

ambiance was fun & lively, a bit noisy, food was subpar ☹️

OT
New England
34 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good beer selection. Typical menu for somewhat upscale beer house. They were out of pretzels and one of the best beers. Nice informal somewhat rowdy place to meet with friends.

MH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was below acceptable standards.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We had quite possibly the worst dining experience we've ever had. Our server, Alexander, never introduced himself and seemed annoyed that we were there from the very beginning. He was rude when we were ordering, never checked on us after he delivered our food, and we had to ask the host to find him so we could pay. Our sausage had an egg shell in it and Alexander never brought my toast. When the host informed Alex the toast never came, he brought cold toast in a box and blamed it on someone else. We just moved to Mountain View and someone recommended Steins for brunch. It was quite the disappointment. Poor service and the food was nothing special. We will never be back.

JK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is great and the food is very good. The dessert donuts were especially good.

s
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here twice in three weeks and love it! Always the friendliest, most competent servers who serve you quickly and correctly! A new find for us, we'll be back soon!

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