Steins Beer Garden

4.7
130 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 130 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDerek
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
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
1 review
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!

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Xenia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance for brunch and dinner is very pleasant. The service excellent. On both occasions the waiters and other staff have been very attentive and accommodating. The food and the portion is good. Some could be a bit more flavorful but overall good. We’ll be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great brunch service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!! Amazing food, amazing people there.

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JumanaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very sweet small
Place for a quick bite and hanging with friends

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ValerieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner on the large patio and were really impressed with the service!

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Grace
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pleasant. The staff was wonderful. The food was perfect. Very happy😊

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SuzannaM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go, we Love the environment and servers. The food is always delicious. We appreciate every one of you that are working there during this pandemic.

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vipsliderwally
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed brunch. Service was good. Patio seating ideal.

I enjoyed their chicken and waffles. My husband found the chicken sandwich tasty.

My husband enjoyed the beer flight and also a larger beer. I liked their mules.

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vipStradavariVioloncellos
Phoenix
173 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great “scratch” kitchen. Extensive beer selection, excellent “comfort” food. Delicious entrees. Well worth a visit. The BBQ Ribs are outstanding. Pulled Pork Sliders also very tasty. Homemade Mac & Cheese.

We’re planning a reprise.

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JWGR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good here. We have missed Steins since the shutdown because we used to visit for Sunday brunch quite often. (It was a special date with my wife after a few months of takeout and home-cooked meals!!) We also enjoy the different beer choices which add to the experience. All in all, a great experience as usual

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eric
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

goodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgood

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Bigson77
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beers, excellent service and awesome patio area.

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vipService
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service are attentive & friendly.

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vipAlisonL
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great socially distant experience.

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PatrickN
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up and relax. Will go there again.

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ALORA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with very friendly staff. Beer selection is amazing and appetizers were delicious. Will be back soon

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SFfoodcritic
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

They have a nice menu and ambiance. It was pretty empty on a Monday at 1:30 pm. Our server accidentally placed the wrong beer on our table and then returned 5 minutes later and said, "sorry, this is the wrong beer, this is the grapefruit one". My friend asked, "are you just going to throw that away?" And the server answered "yes". So my friend said - we'll drink it if you are going to throw it out; we don't want to waste it. Later, we got the bill and were charged an extra $15 for the wrong beer. We asked her why she charged us for that beer and she said, "I can't give you free drinks". Thought that was strange to charge us for her mistake.

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CliffM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time eating outside of our home for my adult daughter and me since shelter-in-place. Stein’s was set up very well for social distancing outdoors, and the wait staff were masked and very polite and considerate wrt social distancing. They were also attentive and the service was superb. The food was delicious as usual and the beer selection good as always.

They staff paid special attention to providing umbrella shade to tables in the late afternoon sun.

My daughter and I are very careful about wearing masks and maintaining social distance on the few occasions that we go out for groceries or other supplies, and we feel at ease in the environment Stein’s has created.

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AlanE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice night out on the patio. Enjoyed the evening.

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CCho
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeffrey was great. Customers came to the patio wearing masks. Tables spaced out well. Lots of shade.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, glad its back open.

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Suzy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was so nice to be dining outdoors again. Staff was great. Beer selection excellent. Food yummy!

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, spacious outdoor patio, love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious patio , tables are spaced apart during covid times. Just glad to be out and had an enjoyable dining experience which we took for granted before covid. Their beers and food were delicious.

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Hakk
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Glad to be back, even if it was a little quieter than usual. Still great food, still great beer :D

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Mochi
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the Covid 19 pandemic, this restaurant was reopened after the restriction was lifted with outdoor dining. Safety procedure was in place and service was decent. Food choices on the menu were a bit limited and a bit pricey, but given the extra procedures they have to take to reopen, we appreciated the outdoor dining experience. It was a great brunch.

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GaryS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to experience a high quality restaurant experience again after a nine week
absence!

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MelL
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.

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viprodc
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.

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LisaM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Server is always late to come ask for drinks/check

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Steins Beer Garden is rated 4.7 stars by 130 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.