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The Dorian

4.5
350 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. 

Now open at 100% capacity! We encourage reservations, but welcome walk-ins.
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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 350 people are saying
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4.4
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4.4
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service - they seated us twice! We had a reservation for 4, ended up with 6, and then had more people come and they moved us to a bigger table. Really wonderful waitresses, really good burger. The rum punch big batch cocktail was just okay, but the Libertine, the Fable of Bees and the Alibi are all great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was fast and table was lovely with views of restaurant and outside. Service was excellent - no issues. The food was delicious and had flavors that were unique and unexpected. What we really enjoyed was also the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, and we felt welcomed.

ER
ERNEST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved it. Our waitress Kat was amazing. Def will be back

SC
vipSophiaC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to dine in the Marina with gluten-free options!

LD
vipLeslieD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn’t expect the menu to change to limited as soon as we got there.

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Lamar
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Menu was not up to date, took over 10 minutes for a server, food wasn’t that tasty for the price

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute spot for food and cocktails!

MP
MichelleP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating here and the food was absolutely delicious and our waitress was very informative of the menu and drink menu! They were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be going back.

TW
TiffaniW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome! Perfect Sunday brunch. Food and music 👌🏾
Our new favorite spot !
Also rose shots! AHH- MAzzzing

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. First time here for all of us and everything was great.

m
vipmariac
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service and beautiful ambiance!

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vipcoastsider
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our first visit here and it's a definite improvement over prior restaurants in this particular location. The menu is limited but the 3 of us were able to find something appealing. We started with the turmeric hummus with flatbread as an appetizer; the hummus itself was tasty and the flatbread was good but there wasn't nearly enough to use all the hummus, so almost half of it was wasted. We also tried the deviled egg, which was delicious, but consisted of only 1 egg - really half an egg with a mound of whipped yolk topped with a slice of mild chili pepper. The price was appropriate for the serving size, so no objection to this, but it's not easily sharable, so be sure to order 1 per person. For main courses, I shared the NY Steak frites with our daughter - the meat was well prepared and lightly seasoned with a chimichurri sauce, and the fries were skinny and crisp. My husband had the caesar salad with roasted chicken which he thought was very good. While the food was good, service was spotty and slow; we had several different servers over the hour and had to chase down such basics as our utensils and condiments. I've noticed this a lot since returning to restaurants post-SIP, so I'm hoping that this erratic service is the result of new staff or reduced staff not yet at the correct ratio for the numbers of returning diners which is still an unreliable figure. This restaurant shows promise if the service can improve.

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vip1ofjillsfavs
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frankie our server was outstanding offering suggestions and very friendly adding to our wonderful experience. The way the trout was served was breath taking and the best we ever have eaten.

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Masen
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Their menu is limited, not sure if it’s because of covid or not. My friend got the poki tacos and she said there was no flavor. They have no desserts. The highlight is most of the drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place. The food, the ambiance, the aesthetic. The staff was amazing and so kind and catering. I would 10/10 recommend to anyone. I can’t wait to go back.

LP
vipLaurenP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This place is cute, but not worth the hype. The food took FOREVER to arrive, including every other step in the dining process...drink refills, getting the check/picking up cards, etc. was PAINFULLY SLOW. Our waitress was nice, but not proactive nor attentive (for example, we ordered the deviled eggs as a starter - but they sat at the kitchen counter for 20 minutes before she brought them over and only after we prompted her). The restaurant wasn't busy enough to receive such a low level of service. Inside ambiance was good, with cute decor, but not nearly enough to make up for the lack of service, average food and time spent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Asked for inside table and was placed outside even after we pointed it out. They said they weren’t seating people inside and there were people inside ... Also, our main waitress was not very friendly. I did enjoy the food .. but there are lots of places to eat in the area may not return.

ML
MadelineL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heaters were very ideal outside!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU HAVE A DOG.

Worst experience I've had at a restaurant in a very long time. Honestly left borderline traumatized.

We were seated at one of their outdoor tables when another customer's dog attacked our 6-month old PUPPY - and when I say attacked - I mean bit our dog in the face to the point where he was gushing blood.

The owner refused to apologize because she "would not admit fault, because she's a lawyer" (her words).

When I escalated this to Ryan Moran, the General Manager, he moved them to another table and allowed them to stay. He then told me he was going to file a report and he was going to obtain both my information and her information - and then share that with us.

The restaurant did not call the police, so we did when we saw nothing was being done. When the police arrived, the woman and her dog had left.

It was then - when the police began to question him - that he admitted that the woman had refused to give her information. Even worse, Ryan Moran basically refused to cooperate with the police by providing them with any information.

Long story short, The Dorian, intentionally allowed a patron with an aggressive/violent dog to stay, lied to us several times about what was being done, and refused to cooperate with the police.

The worst part is, if you look at my previous reviews of this restaurant - it was extremely positive. I've been here so many times, even posted them on my foodie account on Instagram...so, it felt all the more insulting when I was treated this way.

And I can't help but feel like it wasn't a coincidence that I'm a Black woman and the restaurant gave priority to this white female lawyer (who's dog LITERALLY attacked another customer's puppy) - and intentionally allowed her to get away.

I will NEVER come back to The Dorian. If you have a dog - or if you believe in being intentional and voting with your dollars - there’s plenty of great restaurants in SF, and this one - it ain't it, next.

KM
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.

MQ
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.

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

Great vibe, kind service, yummy food.

OT
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.

J
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.

TW
TiffaniW
San Francisco
4 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 !

WH
vipWardaH
San Diego
24 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.

GL
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!!!

OT
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.

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

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

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

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

V
Vitalina
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Would totally recommend to everyone!

OT
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!

OT
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!

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

Rude and pretentious staff

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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 4.5 stars by 350 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.