Tank18

4.5
23 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Drink, Eat, Play!
Come and discover our wines, beer, and cocktails while dining on some killer food. Great for couples or large groups, our sharing menu can scale up to 20 guests no problem.
Tank18 favorites-
-Fried chicken, salt & vinegar fries, house made sausages, smokey yellowtail jack crudo, beech mushroom arancini, asparagus w/ cured egg
-Tank18 produced wines: sauvignon blanc, rose, carignan, and syrah
-Tank18 produced beers: pale ale, session, and sour
-Tank18 cocktails:
-Marcy Playground - house rosé syrup, vodka, lemon, ginger, soda
- Ume Old Fashion - japanese whiskey, ume plum, bitters

What 23 People Are Saying
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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun place to dine, nice industrial interior. Very fun sharing dishes and our server, Hugh was good with his recommendations.

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SS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is an interesting spot that is conveniently located for people who live/work in SOMA or the civic center area. It's a big beautiful space that would be amazing for an event or large group gathering, but for a 2-person dinner date it feels a little cavernous. My friend and I got the Tank flight, which was super delicious, with generous pours and really nice wine selection just for $16. The dinner options are a little limited, but decent. I had the red gem salad (good) and the fried chicken sandwich (just okay). I would recommend this place for a large-group event, or large group happy hour, but it's not ideal for a small dinner date. Apparently weekend brunch is really popular here, which is probably a more lively vibe.

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BN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday brunch! Loved that we didn’t have to order and the chef just chose for us.

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great spot for date night! The food was delicious, the wines were fantastic, and the service was just lovely! Thank you!

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l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I’m surprised by how tasty the food was. However, the restaurant was pretty unorganized. We got our food and drinks 40 minutes after we put in our order. Somehow, desserts came out first and the server informed us that one of the dishes we order sold out after an hour of being there...

Space was nice and spacious!

Please water your plants, they seem to be very dry and upset 🙁

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w
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were there for restaurant week and shared 5 dishes, each one more delicious than the next. I liked how the dishes were described, with every ingredient, and we had a delicious panda cotta for dessert -- best I've ever had -- with nuts, seeds and who knows what else to give it the perfect balance of smooth and creamy to crunch. Our service was perfect. With so many dishes it would have been easy to feel rushed or to feel like you were waiting. We never felt either. The only downside is the huge space can get noisy, but we asked for the most quiet table and got it! A great meal, all-in-all.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The whole experience was great. The music was upbeat, the restaurant was full, the food was SO good and the drinks were amazing. I would come here for brunch every Sunday if I could.

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JS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fast and friendly. All five dishes were unique and delicious. Will definitely come back again

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had several folks with allergies and dietary restrictions at our table which I made sure to inform the restaurant ahead of time. When we were seated, or group of 6 was served family style chefs menu, and with each course they sent out options that were safe for our friends with allergies. Each dish was delicious, and we really appreciate the restaurant bring so diligent about accommodating our needs. We have always loved Tank18 as a bar/winery and will definitely be returning for the food!

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SS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Not particularly impressed. Pub food. Everything seemed slightly off and visually unremarkable. Fried Chicken was underdone. Steak was game-y as if it was on its last salable day. I couldn't tell if the meat had turned or the marinade was off. The Broccoli Rabe/Beet Salad seemed hastily conceived, the flavors were fine but odd set against each other. The grilled okra was similarly ill-conceived. A muted beige pickled relish of carrot and baby okra over the grilled ones just really lacked any cohesive element or creativity. The olives were actually quiet nice but the large dyed red ones were personally a little scary.

This place has great potential but they really need to focus some creative effort and skilled labor on their food program or they will...um...Tank.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers were awesome. We felt very taken care of! I loved my drink “Breaking the Internet!”

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tank18 was a great place for a large group dinner. The food was excellent and the value offered from the price fixe menu was great too. The restaurant easily accommodated our group of 16, the service was friendly and efficient, and the family style dishes were a big hit across the table. Thanks for a fun night!

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k
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it all! Great real, urban, tasty SF treat in all ways!

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M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a great wine and food ... for larger groups they have a food and drinks specials call and find out. Was there with friends and the place was festive and can easily accommodate couples singles and groups in a larger clean warehouse setting. Friendly service .... glad I found this place.

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NH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

From the outside you may have doubts, but wait until you see the rustic-chic interior. They have a some dining tables, but the atmosphere seems most fun at the bar-communal tables they have near the bar. This seems like more of a post-work, happy hour spot than date night. Their business model seems to cater to big groups; I wouldn't be scared to come here with a large 12+ group.

The drink orders are done verbally here, and you mark down all the foods you want on a checklist. First of all, the list does not have many descriptors of what is in the food, and our server did not double check any allergies. I can see this biting them in the butt. We ordered warm olives, salt vinegar fries, warm goat cheese (with crostini), and elote. The runner not only brought me the wrong wine (TWICE), the server seemed unapologetic! It was not even busy, so I'm rather confused as to the mix up... But we ended the meal with one of two dessert options, the soft serve topped with Syrah simple. The elote (corn) was definitely our favorite part of the meal. It was served on the roasted cob, in a handheld size, smothered in seasoned mayo and a garnish of parsley.

Unfortunately, the service was so bad I will not be returning to this establishment. Perhaps if the management changes; I can see among the other reviews that I'm not the only one.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pricey for what you get even by SF standards. Place was EMPTY on a Thursday at 8p

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, Superb , genius chef
Bravo.
* star

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christian was wonderful at his recommendations!!

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DS
San Francisco
140 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The cocktails were nice and the food was good, but the service was exceptional. It’s a odd sort of place with weird rules for reservations, and it’s huge! The sheer size, along with no sound-deadening material (cement & wood & steel), make it very loud when even a small crowd is present. They should think about how to divide the room and make it more personal. Also, they have done a nice job with a mix of cocktails and snacks/food with most of the food for sharing. If you have a large group, there is plenty of space. Overall, it felt like they are trying to be something they are not yet ready to be - an actual sit-down restaurant. They are a place for drinking, hanging out with friends, and having something to snack on while doing so. The staff is terrific and attentive while being helpful and really nice, so they get the prize in this case!

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k
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 6 of us Loved every bit! Great service, fab space and amazing + delicious bites. It’s early on, before the world gets to know this spot. We had the perfect mix of gracious management and amazing food. I hope they continue their charm in this urban-chic-eclectic warehouse of perfectness.
Great fried chicken, ribs, summer salad, house made tonics, session beer, Cocina cookies!!! The smaller shared plates concept and fill-out menu/pencil clearly showing how many p each dish serves is really good.
We will be back!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good, I don’t know if I could ever enjoy eating anything else!!

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GW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had so much fun. The wait staff are such nice people and we loved the fact that Christian, the manager, popped by to welcome us.

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PO
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What fantastic food! Wow! We shared 7 dishes and each one was amazing in it’s own right. The initial greeting at the door by the host was the hugest level of service I have seen in YEARS by a host. Anywhere. They have a a dedicated server for each table BUT all servers check in on you and you are NEVER wondering where your is or needing something. Drinks were awesome too and the wine was great! Will be back a bunch.

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