Steins Beer Garden

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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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3.9
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4.2
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ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brunch menu is delicious. So hearty and delicious. We had Locomoco and Chicken Fried Steak.

r
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Seemed to be understaffed. The waiter was working hard and was very pleasant and helpful but it was hard for him to keep up with all the tables he was serving.

LM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice selection of beers, and food that will please any type of eater in your group, all done quite well.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Server is always late to come ask for drinks/check

JS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I've been here several times before and always had a great meal and service. Today's lunch was such a disappointment. The service was awful. It took the waiter 15 minutes to acknowledge us and ask for our drink order which took another 10-15 minutes to get. He asked for the order of the table next to us which was significantly later than us. When we finally got our meal, he never came to check on us or fill our drinks. It then took us three times of asking for our check to get it.

L
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brought my clients there for drinks and dinner and it was very good. The service was good, the food was good and so were the drinks. Sausages were great. I would go back again.

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious burgers and amazing donuts for dessert! We loved the booths - easily fit our party of 6 for a casual dinner. Love the decor. Our waitress was adorable and very helpful. A very good experience- we will be back!

T
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and especially the beer was tasty. I’ll definitely come back!

MK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a potentially great spot, but they need to work on the ambiance inside the restaurant and set up a new heating system for winter months.
We arrived for a 7pm reservation just after Christmas to celebrate my birthday, and found the inside temperature to be do cold that we all had to keto our winter coats on.
Please set up some indoor heating that prevents your diners from freezing on a cold night.
The schnitzel, St. Louis ribs and fried chicken sandwich were all delicious, as were the hot cider and gluhwein cocktails that helped warm us up.
Our server was amazing, and the Jameson bread pudding was a phenomenal.

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Great selection of food. Overpriced, mediocre food.

A
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Best food near Castro, parking right up the street, and an $8 kids' meal that was worth it.

MB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff, good food, great beer! I look forward to returning.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Loud room but it works. Will be back.

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great environment - food was good/okay (Not enough variety ordered to gauge) I'll go back though as I like the environment very much! I had wine (a good glass) - friends had beer -we were all happy!

RP
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in town! Fantastic chicken wings!

s
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - my husband had the sausage plate and loved it with the craft beers our fabulous waiter recommended! The truffle fries are to die for... Can't wait to go back!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service is consistently poor.

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ordered the chicken schnitzel and was so happy with it. Amazing dish and great flavor!
Good service as well. Lots of great beer on the menu

j
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slow service when busy - servers who are confused- food is so so - got the burger, fries were cold

SM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our server was not friendly and did not check on our table at all. Other servers of other tables ended up helping us. We waited a long time for drinks and even longer for our food.

MB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere! My specific Server was fairly attentive and really nice. We really enjoyed her service. The hostess is on the other hand or a little snotty. And at times, I could see that they were being rude to patrons. That kind of sucks. But the food was fine and the beer selection was great! Will definitely be going again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quick to seat us. Nice location. Nice layout. Enjoyed my time there.

JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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 Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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
Overall5food2service5ambience5

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

NM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall2food3service4ambience2

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

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

SB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

DA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and extensive beer selection!

JR
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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