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The Dorian

4.5
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266 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 will be open for indoor dining with limited capacity starting 10/08/20. We reserve 50% of our tables outdoors for reservations; indoor dining is by request only. All parties of 8 or more require a minimum spend.

Support The Dorian during COVID-19

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
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 266 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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JoeyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Dorian has a great setup outside - folks were pretty respectable, food was good as always. I would not eat inside if I were you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday brunch

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PriyaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to dine, especially during covid. The staff was very attentive, accommodating, and got us seated right away. They have a lot of outdoor dining space for a restaurant in the city. The food was delicious and the ambience was even better. I can’t wait to come back when indoor dining is safe again!

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really good but portions were very small for how expensive it was. Drinks were great and service was great as well.

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vipRMarina
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Outside tables on Fillmore Street were closed so we were sat at a rickety round metal table on curb. Server was nice and food was good but fish and chips portion was rather small, just three pieces of fish and an abundance of fries which were only half consumed.

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DeeanaO
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Good food! Fun times.

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vipSarahmarah2
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Desert menu was limited and prices of wine were high when compared to specialty cocktails. Overall a decent place.

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Rajath
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great truffle fries and amazing bourbon drink. Service was amazing too. Will visit again.

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SeanRNob
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Had great customer service, they practiced COVID rules, food was awesome. Had a decent beer recommendation since my personal choices weren’t available.
I will come back in the future.

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ColinB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive, but other than that, everything was fantastic. We sat outside under heat lamps and avoided the wind because of partitions. The atmosphere on the sidewalk in the marina was lovely. The food and cocktails were just phenomenal. Service was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The host had a little issue with setting us down at the available table. She first stated that there was a reservation for that table with the heater that we wanted to sit and she then set us down there regardless of what she said 2min ago. It made us a little uncomfortable.

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KathyT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was fantastic — he managed the covid experience very well — was attentive & super personable, made us feel very welcome & we would recommend to others wanting a nice brunch with appropriate spacing & covid compliance.

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vipmissioneater
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The outdoor area we were seated at had not been cleaned and had some trash and used on masks on the floor.

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vipmike
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic Chestnut St. scene......great food, service, and atmosphere.

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ElainaW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dinner for a friends birthday.Our server was great and gave us some complimentary shots at the end which was so fun!

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vipilovebenu
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, drinks and service were good! We were seated outdoors under a music speaker so it was a little loud for conversation and everyone was super compliant about masks.

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AnaJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service! We were celebrating my son’s birthday and we ordered mimosas, loved the variety of juices offered. I loved the guava juice and champagne mix. The tri-tip hash was delicious!

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OrchidG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the lively environment. Great food and service! We'll definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter and service was amazing. The drinks here are amazing and I can’t wait to come back

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vipGreg
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Service was great. However, wait list experience was awful. Very poor communication by staff to patrons. Will only return for frozé to go.

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ljhatgisdotnet
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, imaginative and very tasty cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Served outside. Perfect for today’s weird world situation!!!

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vipCocktailsnFood
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Very pandemic compliant with tables spaced out and plastic barriers between tables. They clean the seats and tables before seating a new party.

The cocktails are also excellent. Highly recommend the whiskey sour - one of the best in the city! On the weekends, definitely make a reservation as it gets busy.

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CherriJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We always go when we’re in S.F. Great food & great service! Great drinks, brunch is the best. Million dollar Bacon is the best bacon I’ve ever had. We had a bottle of wine and poke tacos for a snack and , the we had brunch on Sunday. Awesome place!

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jackies
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I felt like we had to ask for everything from various people- not our server- felt like she abandoned us and never asked how the food was or what we needed or do you want another drink. When I was looking for the check- apparently she was off and sitting in the table behind us talking with customers. She never said-hi i'm off but this server will take over etc. NOT cool!

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vipAllysonB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our reservation was on Sunday at 7p after what the staff said was a very busy Saturday. More than 50% of the menu items were not available. That left very little variety.
The food we did order was fine but always hard to be overly excited when your first/second options were not available.

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ClauKrav
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I made a reservation for 8.15 and we were seated past 8.30 because they were waiting for a specific table to finish eating, while all this time there was an empty table ready for us.
I had to speak with 3 different people to get the table.
It’s funny that if as a customer we do not show up in 5 min we get a fee, but if restaurant messes up, customer don’t even gent an apology.
They’re clearly understaffed for the outdoor seating set up they designed.
Also, they charged us for the bread!!!
I want to support local restaurants but please get your act together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had a reservation for outside table at 7 pm. They didn’t seat us until 7:30. No reason other than “we don’t have tables available right now”

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JR26
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the mimosa experience, food was good but portions were quite small and refill of juice/water was forgotten. Overall would go again tho

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TomS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was good, food was mediocre, tiny portions. Atmosphere gritty at outside tables.

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AnastassiaM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and a service too). We had a great time!

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MissMauriss
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've done a wonderful job with their outdoor ambiance. The tables in front of the restaurant are mostly in the sun, so if you catch it on a sunny day it's the perfect place to enjoy a drink and some food.

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Allyson
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Of course difficult to rise to the occasion in times of COVID. Great service considering being seated around the corner from the front of the restaurant. Drinks were standard. Poke tacos subpar for the price. Fries much better at Souvla down the street.

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EllenY
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Bar drinks were great; food was ok - not really special but acceptable. However dining outside was cold! It was a foggy SF day - but there were no outside heaters and with the wind blowing it was quite chilly. I’m so happy they are making such great efforts provide a restaurant dining experience - but clearly SF weather is a challenge!

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Sienna
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. They need heat lamps though as it’s too cold for outdoor dining.

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vipAlan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
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 on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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vipRadeesh
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Dorian does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 266 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.