The Bear & Monarch at Loews San Francisco Hotel

4.5
48 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Bear & Monarch offers approachable and rustic cuisine crafted with attention to detail, creating a true sense of time and place. The playful moniker is a tribute to Monarch, the grizzly bear adorned on California's state flag. Our menus focus on locally sourced ingredients, strong flavors, and several house-made breads and pastas, the menu showcases the various cultures of San Francisco's deep-rooted culinary traditions. Our beverage program flows with the changing seasons and most current trends. The beer, wine, and spirit list is hand chosen to represent the best of our local producers. The intimate space seats just over 100 guests, with sea-foam green velvet chairs and large, cozy dark brown booths. Beyond a glass wall texturized to mimic rain, a semi private dining area can seat 30 people. The hotel’s bar, a long-standing local favorite, has been transformed as well, with a walnut wood bar top and stools made of black velvet and a custom gold coin print on the bac
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 276-9620
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Howard Ko
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Catering
Banquet facilities available
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Cross street
Sansome St. and Pine St.
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Parking details
If through hotel valet:1st hour $202 hrs = $25 3 hrs = $354+hrs = $45 (max)Saturday + Sunday = $15 All Day
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Public transit
Muni Bus; Cable Car; BART (Montgomery Street Station)
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Special events & promotions
Spring 2018 we will reopen our 40th floor Sky Bar, the highest roof top bar in all of San Francisco!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Please note our alternate hours for Christmas Day:. Brunch 7:00AM TO 2:00PM Happy Hour 2:00PM TO 5:30PM Dinner 5:30PM TO 10:00PM. Our bar will be open from 11:00AM TO 11:00PM.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 48 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Super cute and we had the place to ourselves for brunch. The food was good, mimosas were good, service was good. Some of the food was maybe not the best but overall
I would say it was a good experience, not lively so if you are looking for a hot brunch spot maybe not the best place. It was good for a more chill time

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

No. Price is crazy for portions. No bread. Pasta was insanely spicy. Was there for an hour by myself took almost 30 minutes for the wine to come out. Apps 40 minutes. Waste of a night and a waste of 75$ for one person.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I understand it was a Prix Fixe menu & I ordered in the evening (end of service) but the turkey was super dried out. I was a bit disappointed with that. Sides were okay. Was not really "elevated". BBQ'd carrots were amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great time celebrating Thanksgiving at Bear and Monarch! The food (French onion soup, short rib, and chocolate cake) and wine were wonderful, our server Gus was so attentive and kind, and the ambience was upscale cozy. Would definitely return. Thank you for making our holiday memorable!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was only there for drinks but will definitely be back for dinner soon. The ambiance & service was absolutely delightful!

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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Went there for early dinner. Greeted warmly by the host, got seated at a small table quickly since I did have a reservation. However, had to ask one of the servers for a menu after waiting over 5 minutes. After that, service was average but was very impressed that our water glasses were always filled. Food was ok, limited menu and small wine list but, remember, this is a hotel restaurant. Would only come back if there were no other available restaurants.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I sent my executive team here for dinner and they said the food was good but the service was extremely slow. Disappointed in this feedback.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Waiter, Eli, was awesome!

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OD
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Had the NY Prime. Well prepared.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was another excellent meal - this time in honor of my birthday, with one of my dearest friends. The food was stellar, with an amazing presentation and taste. Our waiter was Peter and he was outstanding: courteous, professional and personable. He made us feel welcome and catered to, and made a special occasion even more special with a scrumptious banana split dessert on the house! You can always depend on excellent service and a wonderful experience here, which is why I return time after time.

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JN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Wine and Food. Wonderful place for a business meal or a get together,

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for a large group. Prompt service, great ambience and most of the small bites were amazing and just stunning in their presentation. The signature wagyu steak fell slightly below expectations.

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LC
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Restaurant may be a spot for drinks and perhaps a nibble (I had neither.), but definitely not dinner. Service was incredibly slow, the meal overcooked, burned and terrible.

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FG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wine list is a bit shallow and quite overpriced, but food and cocktail wise, they knock it out of the park.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service, disappointing food. Chicken liver toast was very small and unimpressive, toast was old. My burger came out cold and well-done whereas I ordered medium rare. Dessert was good but it was a little too late to make up for the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This place is good if you have a long time to spend for lunch. I went there for a business lunch that was a party of two so I was hoping to be in and out within an hour but that wasn’t the case.

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San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. I really enjoy the chicken sandwich. The service is really attentive.
Cozy booths.
I like their breakfast too

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PP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious - albeit pricey- and our server was very considerate, but it was noisier than I'd expected based on reviews I'd read.

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d
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!!!

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TN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing food! Lovely lovely decor and atmosphere. Adored my experience here. Highly recommend.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It can get loud in there at lunch time. Food is great! Service could use a little polishing.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Service and food was good. It was a great place for business meetings because ambient noise was low. With the redesign it’s much louder

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s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is really good here. The service is a little slow and it took a while for food to arrive but the servers are very nice and they even gave our friend a free dessert because it was her birthday.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Les plats sont bons et originaux. Le cadre est sympathique. Mais le service n’est pas à la hauteur : pressé, débarrasse la table avant que tous les convives aient terminé, apporte l’addition alors que le dessert n’est pas terminé, donne de mauvais renseignements sur les plats (épicés ou non)...
C’est dommage.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Prices are high and they actually charged for bread!

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YS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved this place, I got special treatment as I can’t consume gluten. Chief cooked for me gluten free.

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BR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Anton, management and the rest of the staff were lovely-friendly, professional and attentive. The food and drink presentation, taste and quality were outstanding. Definitely returning!

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BC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. The only thing that troubled me was the half filled cocktails. Wine was overpriced as well.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Julian, was excellent. He was respectful, attentive, and knowledgeable.

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LL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, kitchen a little slow considering not very busy but we were there for a casual meal so did not matter. The egg Benedict was excellent and the avocado toast great.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food has definitely changed when they changed the restaurant. Avocado toast was so hard it couldn’t be cut with butter knife. And when mentioned to server, they were brash and said “that’s why I gave you a steak knife.” Embarrassing to have had the business meeting there.

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d
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific service

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K
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was spot on.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic and the overall service was wonderful.

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SF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Extremely slow service and it wasn’t that busy.

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TJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible all around! Will definitely be back!

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O
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My only criticism is that the menu is quite limited. The food is very good, though, and the service is lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

It was Father’s day brunch.
The service was extremely slow and the waitress was unkind. Our food didn’t come for 30 minutes. The plates were tiny for $20 for breakfast

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DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific upgrade and tremendous for the neighborhood. Definitely my go to spot no for brining clients and business partners.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very good for a working day lunch, both in terms of taste and value.

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