Steins Beer Garden

4.6
161 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 Cheke Guzman.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 161 people are saying
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Jackie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food/ bad drinks. Great ambiance! Will come back for food

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LouraK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was disappointed in the food and the waitress's help. I ordered my burger rare and my fries super well done. The meal arrived and the fries were limpy and not crisp so I asked for them to cook them more. While they were off doing that, I cut my hamburger in half and the first thing I noticed was the lack of any pink.....in other words, NOT rare or even close to rare. When the server came back with the new order of fries, (again limpy and not crisp) I let them know that the burger was not rare and overcooked. At that point I told them to just cancel my entire order.

This was a lunch with my husband, one that I look very forward to each week and unfortunately the food and service sucked for me.

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Swapneel
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating and ambience is best to relax and sip on your drink.

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vipLindsayO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is always great at Steins. Love their beer selection. The outdoor patio is lovely and spacious. Waitstaff are nice, but a little slow. You really have to try to get their attention. I think they just need more staff.

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Memorable
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, fun place, nice patio, great food, many drink options

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vipCarrieP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice late lunch at an outdoor table. Good food, drink and wonderful service!

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RWCdiner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good beer selection, good food, including GF options. Have been before; will go again.

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vipNikki
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Restaurant is good but unhappy with the customer service

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ChrisZ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating and good vibe. Lunch menu needs a couple more items. Pricy, but that's Mountain View!

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SandraB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

lovely ambience in the outdoor setting. Crazy delicious soft shell crab eggs benedict. Regular burgers and also regular eggs very good. Nice beer selection. Hard to get server's attention (both this time and a month ago). Maybe bc of Covid restrictions, they seem overly busy. Normal condiments like salt and pepper and ketchup are not on table and servers are slow to provide when asked. Also, they no longer wear masks (we were outdoors), which made me uncomfortable even tho they said they stopped bc they're all vaccinated.

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AMOBulldog
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at Steins. The back patio was really nice. The beers were great, food was pretty good and the service was excellent. The food menu was slightly limited but I can only assume that was due to Covid times and that it may expand in the future. I would still recommend.

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bobmac
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall, very good experience. Great ambience, very good food and beer selection. Service a bit challenging at times, but probably due to understaffing due to covid-related challenges. I'd definitely go back again and recommend it to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place!

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RajiV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Calamari was very tough, fries were OK. Cocktails were good (first one was great and second was meh), and beer was great! Flights are recommended to try a variety of drinks!

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vipEmmetC
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch on the 4th of July. Patio area is perfect. Umbrellas for shade and social distanced. Staff was attentive and efficient. Food was very good (Chicken/waffle/bacon/eggs) and a great value.

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vipDinenwine
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and enjoyed the ambiance. The food exceeded our expectations- Stein burger was delicious and so was the Mac and cheese. Food also came promptly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Test test test

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Suze
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being short staffed, our servers were attentive and professional. The frisée salad with yams was delicious and the cocktails were excellent.

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MaraS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food on the menu has changed for the better! The host and server were professional and amiable. I love the beer menu and the host helped me pick one perfect to my taste. The food was fresh and the bill didn't break the bank.

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AlyonaB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love this place. Food, location are very comfortable.

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vipsjsharkie57
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! First time for us eating out since covid and we felt very safe :) our server was super attentive and patient with us

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RachelleA
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Patio seating is great. Plenty of heaters.

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vipGeorgeK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

After bringing the drinks and starters they completely forgot about us for about an hour. We were joking that after the pandemic they must have forgotten how this works :)

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GloriaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience out on the patio on a Friday for lunch!

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vipFoodie2mama
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best brunches I’ve ever had in a long time. We will definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding. The food was delicious!

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DeLayne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Drinks and food were delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful! The food was so delicious. Definitely going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good all around. Great beer!

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GwenB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great food and drinks as always! Nice to have it open again!

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ColleenD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s hard to be stellar for any restaurant during a pandemic
Food was great.

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vipDerek
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance - I'll return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beer were good. Server was friendly and nice. He kept coming to check on us if we need anything else even though he was very busy running around and taking care of other customers

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and great drink selection.

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RaKau
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food was excellent but when we were seated, we asked the hostess to give us a table in the sun and she said that section was closed and didn't let us. 5 mins later another group of 4 walked in and she gave them our coveted sunny table! That was super frustrating. Our server was lovely though and even comped the donuts cause it was my birthday :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great outdoor seating which is hard to find in 2020

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JohnM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!
This written review section is annoying. I would rather just check boxes.

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shreddly
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good beer, and tasty food. The level of buzz during Covid isn't quite there but that's a good thing! They are doing a good job with masks and social distancing protocols.

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CatherineT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were seated quickly, but right away noticed the table was not clean. This seemed odd since the place was not at all busy due to Covid restrictions. Bits of food were stuck to the menus, and bits were present between table slats.

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ChrisW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I don't hang as often because of these weird COVID times, so any time we get together is a treat. Steins Beer Garden made sure it was a meal to remember. Eating outside during a pleasant evening in Mountain View was a delight. All tables are spaced out, and as soon as a party leaves, staff clean up promptly.

Food-wise, my friends and I shared fries as an appetizer (get 'em crispy!). I had the burger, which hit the spot, and my buddy had the fried chicken sandwich, which he wolfed down. And, of course, the beer! Plenty of different beers on tap and lots of good local/California choices, too.

Most importantly, shout-out to the staff, in particular, Nate and Christian. They were friendly, attentive, and provided excellent service. They took the night from good to great.

Thanks for being open and the memorable night!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Steins Beer Garden using the Order Online button.

Steins Beer Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.