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The Dorian

4.6
331 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A neighborhood supper club serving modern pub 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. 

We are open for outdoor dining, 50% indoor dining, take-out, and delivery only. We accept parties up to eight guests for outside dining and six guests for inside dining. We encourage reservations, but also welcome walk-up diners.
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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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 331 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KiaraM
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service drinks and food ! 10/10! Would most definitely come back and recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Those brioche buns are addictive!

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viplisar
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch. The service was a bit slow and the breakfast potatoes arrived cold. The worst part was when we asked for sugar (not sweet and low or equal) for our coffee, the waiter said they didn’t have any. Anywhere. Then he gave us so nonsense about the chef’s “commitment to healthy food”. Say what? No sugar? How’s he make those delicious sticky buns? LOL weird.

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Jjjjjj
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Really good food. Great location. Some of the outside booth areas were little parties- like frat parties. Kinda gross. Slow service- considering there is a time limit.

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MQNYC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Rude and unprofessional waitress. I reported to the manager but the manager wanted to protect the waitress and gave me an unacceptable response. I suggest the restaurant spend more time training the staff vs. finding excuses for them. I would not have written this review if the manager just apologized and said they would make improvements. Very disappointing. Food is pretty good otherwise. I am a very fair person.

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vipJanetW
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vibe, kind service, yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and drinks to wrap up our visit to then at area

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fogeater
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Staff doesn’t care and the food was average. Wouldn’t go out of my way to eat here.

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vipJenna
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for date night. Outdoor dining after sunset is a tad cold, but the cocktails are awesome and will warm you right up. Our waitress was on top of everything. We were here for SF Restaurant Week but plan on coming back for the regular menu. This is my new favorite restaurant given the ambiance, cocktails, and well-crafted food menu.

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TiffaniW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome! It was our 1 year anniversary. Abbey the host made the experience very delightful and was incredibly accommodating!! Will be back !

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vipWardaH
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We went out and tested out the restaurant week menu. They were out of steaks, which is what I wanted to have. My meal was made incorrectly and had to be remade. The chicken was dry, and the farro it was served on was cold. The dessert was undercooked, as if batter was served directly to us in a cast iron. We don’t think it’s a good place for dinner, but probably better for drinks and appetizers.

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GuillaumeL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the restaurant week. The food was good overall. The steak frite was amazing, the califlower/lettuce cups and the brownie were more average. Big portions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate here for SF Restaurant Week, so had their tasting menu. Nice selection of choices for the menu. All dishes were very good. They ran out of a couple choices from the dessert section but was fine in the end. Would definitely come back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cake benedict was VERY good. I paired it with the Libertine from their brunch menu and that worked week together. 👍

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Margaret
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were disappointed with our dinner Friday night. First, it took forever to get our drinks. The staffing seemed uneven. One bartender going crazy and other bar staff chatting with customers. Secondly, my fish and chips dinner was sub par. It was a small order of mostly greasy batter with a small amount if fish. I didn't mind the small amount. I minded the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was very slow, drinks took a while to get there. Expensive!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Good ambiance. Weird seating. Kind of felt kicked out at the end

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VitalinaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Would totally recommend to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They ran out of oysters and it was really cold. But, the food was amazing and the service was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Even though it was packed outside on a Sunday brunch, the brunch was really tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Rude and pretentious staff

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Emac
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails & food were well crafted and service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend when looking for a brunch option in the city (we are a mid-20s to early 30s group)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend!

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OlivierT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Horrible service, attitude of the hostess+ waiter.. rosé bottle was warm, cocktail was ethanol like.. food is good though

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vipboccioni
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Imaginative, super creative variations on classic dishes. Awesome friendly service!

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Ammanuel
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Despite placing a reservation well in advance, we still had to wait to get seated. Our server then took a great deal of time to greet us. He denied alcohol service to my date, despite her having multiple forms of identification. Worst experience I’ve ever had in the Marina.

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PrettyinSF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were seated on a very dirty and uncomfortable couch inside right near the kitchen (this is with reservations). The waiter never came back to even take our drink order. Also, our main appetizer was delivered to the wrong table and we never recieved it. In addtion, the server charged me for a check that was not even ours and 3x the amount as my check. It was a really horrible experience. It felt gross on that couch, we could not order drinks, and had to wait 20 mins to get the billing issue resolved. Overall, a very messy and horrible experience. Never coming back.

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vipJessicaP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I enjoyed the atmosphere and decor. The food took a long time to be served but it was good and tasty. Booth seats around tables need to be upgraded they were very uncomfortable. Friendly staff.

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CourtneyC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Well we showed up with two reservations, but the hostess told us that we'd have a table shortly, yet that wasn't the case. I worked in the service industry so I understand how it goes, but the lack of transparency wasn't good. Then the moved one part of my party to the side of the building, which they don't use during the week, and the hostess neglected to tell anyone we were over there. We finally flagged a server down and he seemed very annoyed to help us, so they had the bartender come and help us - which he was awesome! Overall it was an underwhelming experience, which is a bummer because I love the Dorian. I will cut them some slack because of the pandemic, but that was bad from the hostess and the first server.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about 15 min ahead of our reservation time and they sat us right away! Great good and service, would recommend.

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vipCrystal
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday here. Wait staff was exceptional and made it special. Was very accommodating by giving us a bigger table as several of my friends had children.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Out of Chardonnay
Out of tacos
Burrito arrived cold
Table without heater
Waiter nowhere to be found
Waiter sees homeless man leave a plate of old pizza next to our table and just leaves it there. Whole experience was extremely disappointing. Best part of the Nael was leaving.

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h8thedorian
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were the only table in the restaurant without heaters, and they didn’t have several menu items available

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vipMaxwellP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The GM Ryan was super helpful, accommodating and hospitable! Great meal and drinks and the outdoor set up is amazing!

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vipCyn78
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food and great location. It is my 3rd time going and I really like the place. Their truffle fries are TO DIE FOR! I highly recommend them. Only downfall was our waiter left for the day and we were not aware of it as he never told us his shift had ended...he just disappeared

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointed with the service at this restaurant. Took a very long time for a server to come to our table. And, when she arrived she just asked if we were ready to order. We received more attention from the food runner. On top of all of that the food was meh.

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ChaddB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except the host. She didn't want to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great drinks. Food is below-average and they should either stick to being a bar or get better food

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vipBellaB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Server Louis was great! Nice table on Chestnut under the heater. Hostess? She nearly spit at us when we checked in, as if we were creating an undue burden on her by asking for a table under a heater. Her eyeball rolling, exasperation, and “I have other customers” was worthy of never returning. But Louis was amazing and food decent. So worth another shot maybe.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Dorian using the Order Online button. The Dorian also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Dorian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 814-2671.

The Dorian is rated 4.6 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

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

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.