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The Dorian

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229 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A neighborhood supper club serving modern American fare and free-spirited cocktails.
 
The Dorian is an ode to a bygone era, a modern day parlor for the bohemians, libertines and free thinkers among us. A place where Oscar Wilde might have dropped in for a drink or Jerry Thomas would have tended bar. Offering fresh provisions and fine whiskey, The Dorian is the quintessential destination to enjoy good times for good times sake.
 
Our menu draws from San Francisco’s rich culinary history, taking the liberty to explore and re-invent nostalgic favorites and concoct new dishes alike. Our beverage program treads a bohemian path, borrowing from the past and dreaming up new ways to have fun through libations. We couple this with an extensive list of over 120 whiskeys from around the world. 

Please Note: We reserve 50% of our reservations for walk-in customers.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 229 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Been to the Dorian countless of times. Went there today with a reservation and experience was very subpar. After we ordered, we were asked if we can move to another table to accommodate another party which we didn’t object. The waiter, Chris, said he’ll bring over something as a nice gesture and then asked if my dog wanted some water, which I agreed and thanked him. Unfortunately, he didn’t follow through with either of those things which i thought “then just don’t mention anything in the first place.” Last dish of grilled artichoke came out late after we finished all our food and had a weird consistency so we barely touched it.
Didn’t bother mentioning anything (until now) as a courtesy given covid, paid the full bill and tip, and moved on. Wife says she won’t be returning here again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Shocked they didn’t have heat lamps for outdoor seating in San Francisco

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vipRadeesh
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great for outdoor dining during the pandemic. get the truffle fries!

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vipArielle
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

sf basic for brunch. Food is better than fine and the drinks are great all around

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JasonR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and management was excellent. Enjoyed the food, music and atmosphere. Will be back.

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vipterry
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outside seating was OK we had them turn down the music so we could talk. Some tables are very need the speakers. The food and service were very good and the prices reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience1

Good venue, but really loud music.

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SamanthaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved having brunch a The Dorian! My friends and I loved the froze with the Nerds candy on top - such a cute touch! Absolutely by far my new favorite brunch spot! The staff were super friendly and fun, the food was killer and its absolutely adorable - cannot wait to eat inside when we are able to!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service - so nice to be able to go out during these times. They did a wonderful job adapting. Kudos

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vipCocktailsnFood
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner outside at Dorian, and it was amazing. Highly recommend and 5/5 stars. The outdoor patio was well distanced between tables, and every table was full. The burger is one of the best in the city, and the place has an extensive wine and cocktail list.

Suggest to make reservations in advance, particularly on weekends. Outstanding service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had one of the best times on the Dorian patio. I had the steak was perfectly cooked the truffle fries was excellent. Had a great time with friends. Definitely save room for the Apple pie à la mode so good

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here and we will never go anywhere else.

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PaulT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a first night out since the shelter in place. The food was good and so was the service. Very friendly servers. Outdoor seating and it was a cool night, so less than ideal but just happy to be able to eat out again.

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Berkeley
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot express how much I love The Dorian. The outdoor spots are spacious and it was so welcomed after 3 months of being inside. The staff was friendly, helpful and so on top of everything.

Also, I heard a few of them remind people of masks which is KEY right now.

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vipsugandha
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Chia seed parfait was a big miss for us. Shakshuka was a bit heavy on spices. Not a huge fan of the food. But service was good.

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vipMichaelP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious outdoor seating on the wide sidewalk. Very friendly staff and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love the decor of the Dorian, and the staff is always very friendly. However lately they have been becoming a party scene with loud music and a focus on the bar. We don’t always feel welcome as a family with two small children. The food quality has also declined in recent months. There are inaccuracies in the menu, which are critical for food allergies. For example, the chia seed parfait did not contain some ingredients listed. It also says it’s made with almond milk, but our server told us it’s actually coconut milk. As a family with food allergies (tree nuts) this is dangerous for us. We expect more from the Dorian. We have been going there for years.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service.

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voodoominx
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Remembering lost ones

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Sauces repeated on us and were too sweet. Worst meals for all five of us.
Cocktails were good as a positive

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vipArunaM
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Everyone had a great time and the place is lovely. The value is above average. They are right to advise alternatives to driving, parking is really really tough here. A night to remember!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We made a reservation online and were seated in the lounge area. They told us they serve full menu there but it was very loud. We could hardly hear each other. We asked to be moved with no success. It was a Sat night, though. Quite busy. And it was very tight where we sat. Food was ok. My pork belly buns were good but the mushroom appetizer was nothing special - deep fried mushrooms with some sauce. Drinks were good, just don’t try the frozen rose - way to sweet. In terms of service, they brought is the food with no utensils or napkins for everyone. We had to ask.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Done about town with a group of friends

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RDBD
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great atmosphere if you like it on the noisy side (as expected in a sports bar). Great deal on the Happy Hour drinks and oysters, and they were extremely good to boot. Really good server, attentive but not overly so, knowledgeable about the food and drinks, rapid friendly service. Truffle fries and smoked trout truly yummy (and generous portions too).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice experience with great service

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RebeccaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute vibe & aesthetic with delicious snacks & cocktails. This place is perfect for a ladies Brunch/Happy Hour!

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vipSinclair
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great food, amazing cocktails

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MeganC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! From the atmosphere to the food, our experience was nothing short of amazing!!!! Allison was super sweet and she made us feel like we have been friends for months! Taryn and Justin are cocktail geniuses!!! I could go on and on but it's best you check it out for yourself!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We were pretty disappointed with our experience at the Dorian. We’ve been for Brunch but wanted to try dinner. The food was pretty terrible, the service was worse...there are a lot of better restaurants in the area I would chose.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Server was amazing. Food mediocre. Loud and a bunch of really loaded people at the bar. Fun place but not for families imho.

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vipMsFoodie
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice quiet corner booth as requested. Friendly accommodating wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dinning here it was a nice/ chic interior
Food are just ok, it was more like a bar type finger food. If you are looking for a bar and a great cocktails. This place is the place to come and hang. They have a good happy hour deal everyday.
The host is super nice and freindly but Our server was very unfreindly and unprofessional. Need an improvement on that. Reservation on an open table at 6:45pm on Thursday 14. Just wanted to give comments on your future reference.
It would have been a 4 stars but the server might have ruined it. When she spoke to me at first it was more like a commanding sentence not a questions. But later on she realize that she should not speak to a customer like that so she change her tone and try to act professional/nicer but first imppession always count.
We gave her 15% tips because at the end she was better in service.

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JJJJoyE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food wasn’t as good as it use to be.

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ZacharyT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kat made our experience the best! She was super fun, and made sure that we were taken care of! Highly recommend the punch! Amazing!

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vipAnhO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely except scary part of town. Not sure I’ll return because of that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience4

Bad raw tuna

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I love this place. There food and drinks are awesome! However, they should really improve their service.

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Sj123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Ambience was good for the most part but stars were lost when a homeless guy ran into the restaurant..twice.

FAQs

The Dorian does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Dorian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 814-2696.

The Dorian is rated 4.4 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

The Dorian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thedoriansf.giftcardsuite.com.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.