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The Dorian

4.5
145 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
The Dorian is a classic American restaurant and bar. We offer shareable plates, raw bar options, an extensive whiskey selection, enticing cocktails and a thoughtful wine list. We invite you to join us for a timeless but contemporary experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bistro, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
DINNER | Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday: Closed

BRUNCH | Saturday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

DRINKS | Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm- CLOSE
Friday: 4:30pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 10:30am - 2:00am
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:30pm
Monday: Closed

HAPPY HOUR | Tuesday - Friday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 814-2671
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Fillmore Street
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Parking details
Street parking can be difficult and is available around Chestnut and Lombard streets. There is a garage on Pierce (between Chestnut & Lombard). However, we recommend taking an Uber or taxi to make your arrival more convenient.
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Public transit
Within a few blocks:
22, 28R, 30, 30X, 43, 45, 91
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Dorian is the quintessential destination to enjoy good times for good time's sake which makes it the perfect location to host your next event. From celebrating a birthday to a corporate dinner to a bridal shower, we have a space just perfect for your needs, 10 guests all the way to 250 guests.

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What 145 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Did not get seated until a while after our reservation and no one came to our table to take our order until I had to get up and ask for it a while later

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

good spot good vibe, server a bit dismissive and not terribly attentive...

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We came here on Wednesday for a group dinner with a bunch of friends, and had a delightful time. The food and service was excellent, coupled with a vibrant scene. Highly recommend, and we will definitely be back! The bar scene in the evenings get busy and bustling, so suggest to make a reservation if you are planning to get a table for dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food good! Noise / music bordering on unbearable.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

TOO NOISY!!! It was very difficult to carry on a conversation. Our wait staff was wonderful though. The drinks were good, the food okay.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food was amazing, and the service was just as wonderful. We will definitely be coming back here! Make sure to get the Frose!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Place was packed but the service was outstanding. Our waiter was really top notch and really friendly. The food was also really delicious. The only complaint was th insane amount of music playing. I asked them to turn it down which they did but the music was just too much. Maybe the bass was just too intense for the time we went.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Love the frosé and truffle fries !

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1.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Went for their Tuesday special for oysters. Got there right when they opened only to tell us they didn’t have oysters for the day. Only had over priced drinks

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Terrible service. Were given an attitude by the hostess when our table wasn’t ready as scheduled, and we were completely ignored for 20+ minutes before anyone took our order. Drinks were delivered after our meals, and no side items accompanied the meal. Total miss

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Very noisy and food just average but our server was great. Gave us free tastes of the Froze when I mentioned it which was very thoughtful. Also gave good recommendations.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago and had an unfortunate experience. Given that I had been here to enjoy their delicious brunch previously, I thought for sure we'd have the same awesome experience for a late lunch/early dinner - we were quickly proven wrong.

1.) Music was BLARING ; we were in a tight booth with 5 of us screaming face to face.
2.) 5 of us were squeezed into a booth that could barely hold 4 - incredibly uncomfortable.
3.) The server was CLUELESS. She forgot to bring one of our appetizers and finally did after reminding her several times.
4.) Food and drinks were OK, but the overall experience really soiled this part for us.

I understand this is more of a bar-type environment than a restaurants, but come ON!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was well priced and very good. I ordered the chicken sliders which were crispy and perfect. The truffle fries were excellent as well. We had a large party of 6, the music was fun but it was very difficult to have a conversation. The service was not great.. waited a long time to get drinks and the place wasn’t busy. Also some of the crowd was completely wasted so it’s an interesting vibe.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really great service and ambiance. The food was so good! LOVED the pretzel :)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food and drink were awesome and great service! Love the Frose.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Absolutely loved this place! Had the fried chicken; chicken was very moist and tasty, while the biscuit went well with the pairing! The mimosa experience was cute and fun for a Sunday brunch with the girls. We're definitely going back again, this time to try the dinner menu!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was a bit loud but food was alright, also didn’t have the highest expectations. Loved the Brussel Sprouts though.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was cold and not seasoned properly. Waiter made us seem like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great small plates

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great brunch place on Chestnut

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very positive

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The design and decor is very creative and exciting- a cool homage to the Victorian Dorian Gray fused with modern street. The ambience is laid back and enjoyable. It was my wife’s and my anniversary and we couldn’t have had a better treat. The staff was fantastic and the food exceeded my most profuse superlatives. It was- in consensus with my wife- the best meal we’ve ever had from start to finish. We had a soup, meat and cheese plate with peppers, honey, jam and bread, burrata salad (my wife’s favorite), salmon plate and short rib for entrees and blood orange chocolate cake. It was delectable to the last morsel. Also the cocktails were excellent too. I can’t gush enough about this place. 10 out of 5 stars! Seriously!

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Mediocre food, hostess had a bad attitude, server was unfriendly , and the noise level was too loud. Fine for a drink, but that’s it .

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Some great dishes: duck wings, the burger, & pork belly buns.

Unfortunately the decent food was overshadowed by slow service and a mishap with payment.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

all in all, a good dining experience that delivered on tasty food, solid service and eye-appealing decor. pretty loud, but a nice spot that balances a tempting menu with bar scene and drinks.

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I would never go back here. It was so noisy we had to yell across the table to be heard. The waiter couldn't describe one of the items on the menu. And because our dishes were ready at different times, my friend's dish which was ready first came to the table cold. And cold eggs benedict is not very good.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Going away party

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great brunch. Everything was to die for, including cocktails. Service was super speedy. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had the long table up front for 8 people and it was a good space for us. It's very loud in there so don't expect to hear someone at the other end, while still yelling at the person right next to you but we got by. Good people watching from that spot. The food and drinks are great, cocktails especially, they kept surprising us. We had to wait a while for food but they had two large private parties also going on so we gave them a break. All-in-all I would recommend it for a good spot for a group.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had to wait for a table even with a reservation but the hostess was lovely about the wait and checked in with us frequently and brought us some fries to stave off the hunger. Food was great. Overall would definitely come back again but make a reservation!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was attentive and the food was just right!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The Dorian was a perfect spot for a holiday celebration with girlfriends. The only complaint would be the extreme noise level since we were seated in the bar area. The excellent food items we had were: deviled eggs, truffle fries, Brussels sprouts, crab cakes and desserts. Our waiter was very sweet and on top of things. Would recommend this spot for a fun group dinner.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great, but it was way way too loud. We couldn't hear each other and ended up rushing through the delicious meal.

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I mostly didn't like this place due to the clientèle and location. If you like the Marina crowd and those who like to drink bottomless Mimosa's, then this would be a good place for you. The food was okay. I had the Farmer's Scramble. The vegetables were good. I couldn't taste any dressing on the salad. The bathroom was so dark. Really, that was ridiculous. Ever woman that entered commented about it. I gave myself extra time to park but it wasn't nearly enough and ended up at the parking garage. Unfortunately, they were cash only at the time. Overall, a very unpleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful, delightful and fun brunch at Dorian! We've been here before for dinner, but haven't recently for brunch. By far the best brunch menu in the Marina, and the new cocktail menu was also a gem. Service was outstanding. This place was bumping as early as 11:30am, so suggest to make reservations! Also highly recommend this as an evening cocktail spot with friends as the atmosphere/crowd type is very fun!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun music, good food, great service, nice ambiance

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

5 stars for Hector (but also the entire place)! I had brunch here for my birthday and it was AMAZING!! Hector who was my server gave awesome food recommendations. He even stuck a candle to the glass of the mimosa, which was super sweet. Wouldn't have spent my birthday any other way!

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Everybody in the party enjoyed their dish. The service is outstanding. Very good quality/price value. Nice seating for big parties.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great! Service was slow, but the food made up for it...as well as good company! FROZE was AMAZING! 100% have to try it out and get the chicken sliders or chicken and biscuits for breakfast....maybe even ask if they can make them into sliders...if you are lucky! AMAZING!

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1.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Was very surprised by the poor experience, as the restaurant has good reviews. Made a reservation a month in advance and restaurant failed to tell us the dining room would be closed for a private event. We were sat at a booth by the bar, which was overcrowded and rowdy. Nearly slipped walking to the table as there were split drinks around the bar. Could not hear the person across the 4 top table. Frose machine was broken and food was not good. Honestly would say the food was the worst I have had in SF over the past 2 years.

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