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About The Dorian

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.

2001 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Bistro, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Fillmore Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 814-2671

Website:
http://doriansf.com/

Entertainment:


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.

Public Transit:
Within a few blocks:
22, 28R, 30, 30X, 43, 45, 91

Additional:
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

Specials

Happy Hour Special!
$20 - Burger, Bourbon, Brew!
Rocks & Rose!

Specials

Happy Hour Special!
Details

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at The Dorian. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family!

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 People

Starts: January 9, 2018

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Thu-Fri 4:30PM-6:00PM

$20 - Burger, Bourbon, Brew!
Details

Come on in for Burger, Bourbon, Brew! Includes Dorian Burger, a shot of our featured bourbon, and featured bottled of beer.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 10 People

Starts: January 9, 2018

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Wed 4:30PM-10:00PM

Rocks & Rose!
Details

Join us for Rocks & Rose! $1.50 Oysters and 1/2 off of all bottles of rose

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 People

Starts: January 9, 2018

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Tue 4:30PM-10:00PM

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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.

The Dorian Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Fun (4)
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Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Casual (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Great brunch place on Chestnut

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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Very positive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Diego)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Going away party

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was attentive and the food was just right!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun music, good food, great service, nice ambiance

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had reservation for over a week. We were placed next to a table who had a young child watching an ipad on the loudest volume possible. I requested to be moved to another 2 top which was across the room. The hostess said it would require "a lot of moving around" on her computer screen and would effect other reservations. She was incredibly dismissive, unwilling to help, and just downright rude. We ate our entire meal, paid the bill, and walked out the door before anyone else took a seat at that table we requested to move to. Unacceptable!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Started at the bar for a drink, then moved to a booth for dinner. Attentive service and great food. Had a glass of red, the Napa cab which was great also.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I threw my birthday brunch at The Dorian after having positive dining experiences here in the past. Unfortunately, they were completely unprepared for my party of 10. We had a 2pm reservation but weren't seated until close to 2:45pm. After finally being seated, we waited another 10-15 minutes until I called our server over to get drinks started. After another 10 minutes of watching our waiter scramble in my peripheral vision, he came back to notify me that we had to wait because the champagne needed to be chilled. He offered us a complimentary glass of wine while we waited (which was appreciated). Because our waiter was dealing with this drink fiasco, half an hour into being seated and over an hour past our 2pm reservation, our food orders still hadn't been taken and we were all starving. At one point, we decided to even put our menus at the center of the table to further indicate we were ready to order our entrees. In the end, it wasn't until 3:30pm when we got our food. The food was good and so was the ambience, but I was really disappointed by the service. I understand it can be harder to tend to larger parties, but that's why reservations exist. And as one of the most popular bars and dining spots in the Marina, I would've expected the champagne to be ready on a Saturday during brunch. I'd still recommend this place for a small, casual get together, but most definitely not for a special occasion/larger group.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food and attentive service in a convenient location.
I've now been here about 5 times in the past 2 months and have loved every single dinner there. The food is outstanding.

Best burger I've had in a long time. So much so that I find myself craving it....However, I recently went there with a vegetarian friend and we shared the hazelnut roasted Brussel sprouts, the Squash in a delightful curry sauce and the burrata with grilled peaches and tomatoes. Absolutely delicious dishes all around. Well seasoned, well balanced and yummy. Didn't even miss not having meat it was that good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Took 1.5 hours to get our brunch this morning

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was good, but one of the server kept coming to our table to take away our plates when we were not even finish. Service was a little slow, but our waiter was super nice and friendly.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Awesome as usual. Food is great. Service amazing. Good vibes with tones of young people willing to enjoy a nice meal or a drink in a bar with good selection of music. Good mix decoration. I recommend this place to all friends visiting SF and all love it. Just one cons: tough parking.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing on every level. They really knocked it out the park. Big location, beautiful decorated, amazing food and great service. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The restaurant wasn't busy, which felt like a warning sign...but we couldn't have been more impressed with the small plates we had (ahi tacos and curried squash, both were honestly amazing) and our cocktails. We also stuck around to watch thrones at a viewing party they hosted in a neat secluded bar space upstairs. Would happily return!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very nice setting with a good bar. But the food is quite average. Basically well presented bar food. Good spot for a nice night out, but definitely not fit for foodies

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Always great and fanrastic

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We really liked our burger, brussel sprouts, crab cakes, and salmon. When we ordered the eggplant, they said they were out of the eggplant, but making it with squash. The waiter did not know what type of squash, but assured us it was still good. It took a long time, it was butternut squash (not at all what we were expecting) and not good. Should have just said it was no longer available. He also forgot to tell them that we wanted bacon on the burger. Net, the food is really good, the restaurant is pretty, but service is weak.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Met a friend there and had a lovely dining experience. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was good and the decor was fun and inviting.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Early dinner at the Dorian a great option as not yet crowded or loud. Our server was excellent- upbeat and friendly with a good knowledge of the menu. Ordered lots of small plates which were good but a little pricey. Will try to come back for happy hour!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We enjoyed the evening. A nice touch when the owner came out and greeted the diners.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I went by myself for brunch and was well taken care of by my server. My food seemed to arrive quickly and I enjoyed the two mimosas I had with it!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great quality food! Very attentive server and amazing ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Extra service. Wonderful food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always a must when im in SF. The cocktails are always well crafted, the food phenomenal, service on point. This is the only place i will eat brussels sprouts, cooked to perfection. Also fab are the truffle fries and ahi tuna tacos. Recommend the Amulet or Libertine for a fresh cocktail and the Hellfire for something rich and smoky. Warning, it's a bit on the pricier side!

Tags: Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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