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The Perennial - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
454 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The Perennial is a restaurant and bar that champions progressive farming, serving sophisticated yet satisfying food and drinks that are part of a regenerative food system.
Best New Restaurants in America -- Bon Appetit Magazine; GQ Magazine
Best Bars in America -- Food & Wine Magazine

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 500-7788

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Myint and Michael Andreatta

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Parking details

    Closest Public Parking Lots: <br />Market Square Garage<br />City Park<br />California Parking Inc.<br />City Park<br />EZ Public Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located on Ninth Street between Market and Mission, in the mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco, within two blocks of the Civic Center BART station & Muni's F, 6, 9, 9L, 21, 71, 71L, and 83X lines.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

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What 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. m

    madeinargentina

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Both food and service were great, even though we got off to a slow start. Great to be able to support a good cause!

  2. HT

    HiTexInGAl

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    We went to The Perennial for the fourth time last Saturday. We have always enjoyed the original and imaginitive dishes they serve, we know what the prices are and have happily paid them because the food and service were excellent in the past. In the past. Saturday the second of our three courses showed up an hour and forty minutes after we ordered and just twenty minutes before our curtain time, which we had informed the waiter of immediately. We paid $300 for a meal we had to gobble down in less than ten minutes so that we could run to the theater. Oh, and the main plate servings were much smaller this time. The steak and mushrooms was priced at $30 and included three slices approximately 2.5” x1.5” x0.5”. I estimated the total weight at 1.5 -2 oz.

  3. b

    bpbw

    San Francisco

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We only ordered hor d'oeuvres but akthough they were tasty and interesting they were a bit pricey.

  4. SZ

    ShelbyZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Can't wait to come back here! Wonderful and affordable tasting menu, paired with great/inventive cocktails!

  5. LT

    L8TR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second time eating at Perenial and it is still an outstanding meal. The three and four course offerings can be shared so that your party can get a wide variety of tastes and samplings. The wait staff is knowledgable regarding the menue and the wine list. Our waiter (who we rememebered from last time) was attentive and recommended a really nice bottle of wine. The food and service are both great and the venue is perfect and well styled. We ahve enjoyed each dinner we have had ate Perenial.

  6. TP

    ThomasP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food lacked any meaningful flavor (I ordered the 4 oz beef entrée and the crispy rice) and the portions were incredibly small (in fact, everything was small, the wine pours, the cocktails and the entrees!) ...the bread, however, was delicious, fortunately they brought plenty of that...otherwise I think we would have starved. I can honestly say we left hungrier than when we arrived! Four star prices, two star flavor with two star portions...we were greatly disappointed.

  7. c

    chris

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very eco friendly restaurant. Delicious cuisine. The steak was perfect as was the cabbage. Excellent friendly service. A nice place to go for a special occasion.

  8. VR

    ValerieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our third visit. Always different and always excellent.

  9. H

    pH123

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Innovative food and drinks. Few places achieve set menus with such variety of local ingredients. But you can order a la cart too. Good for vegans, GFs and foodies. Worth a special trip; I’ll go back to explore new dishes.

  10. YC

    YCoh

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I just love this place. My friend and I had a beautiful vegetarian dinner and shared all our dishes including dessert. We left stuffed and very happy. The flavors are unique and inspiring, especially those of the apple and squash soup!

  11. ML

    MLEb

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Restaurant focuses on sustainability and environmental stewardship AND serves delicious food and drinks! Highly recommend it.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Eh. Food was lackluster. Definitely not worth the price!

  13. I

    Ivan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for our Anniversary. We were treated with excellent service and the meal was incredible. We love going to the Perrenial everytime we get the chance.

  14. KH

    KarenH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We attended the Commonwealth Club presentation on climate change and heard from two restauranteurs - one being The Perennial. We were quite impressed with what they are doing for our environment and made a reservation for our upcoming opera night. The food was excellent! Wonderful combinations and adequate but not overwhelming portion sizes. The timing was just right leaving us plenty to walk to the Opera House. A wonderful find! Give them a try.

  15. BB

    BriannaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this restaurant! The menu was creative and everything the table ordered was divine. I definitely will become a frequent customer.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Vibe was weird. Understaffed and it was a popular theatre night so everything felt a little rushed. Food is underwhelming.

  17. WC

    WendyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Overall, we had a really great experience here. The cocktails were delicious and strong, and the waiter's recommendations were excellent. Awesome, attentive service the whole time! The food was all hot and perfectly cooked. The presentation was beautiful! The dessert (whipped tallow cream with lemon) was INCREDIBLE! Probably the highlight of the meal, which I feel is rare at restaurants. However, my date and I agreed that although the food was delicious, it was also very salty. We were parched when we got home! 4 drinks and the 3 course meal for 2 plus tip came out to just over $200, so pricey, but good for a nice date in SF!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Overall, this was a pretty solid experience with good food. The only major hiccup was having to send the beef entree back to the kitchen because it was so undercooked no amount of chewing would digest the bites enough to swallow. Actually a shocking circumstance considering how delicious the first courses were. After returning the dish for a new (supposedly more cooked) version it was only slightly less chewy and still couldn’t swallow multiple bites. All that said, the drinks were delicious (highly recommend ‘Sea and Smoke’ and ‘Broken Spanish’) and we would go back again (and just not get the beef entree :)

  19. T

    Torchure

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Portions were small. Dishes were creative and beautifully plated but flavor seems to be lacking. They offered a prix fixed menu of three or four courses. We each chose the four courses plus the bread appetizer which cost $17 but still left hungry. I like the location since we were going to a show at the Orpheum. The relaxed contemporary setting and drink selection was nice.

  20. OA

    OutAboutTown

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pre theatre dinner probably should have allowed more than 90 minutes to truly enjoy ambiance. Staff attentive to our deadline.

  21. R

    Rita

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome place! Great food, creative and delicious! Wonderful service. Great stop before a show at the Orpheum.

  22. P

    Poppy

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food was fine, but way overpriced for smaller than average portions.

  23. C

    Casey

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant is good-looking in a Scandinavian modern way and the food is mostly inventive and delicious aside from the Bizzarre peaches and potatoes dessert. We thought it was too expensive.

  24. DW

    DavidW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    I rarely write reviews. I am doing so now because I want this restaurant to succeed, which is currently is not. The concept of sustainability is excellent and taken seriously. The space is warm and classy and beautiful. The food is solid. The service was awful. Our server disappeared for long periods of time. I made a friendly quip about how he had disappeared for such a long time; he did not apologize, but said that he had a team helping us. I did not see them either. The food took ages to prepare. Poached chicken and grilled vegetables do not take half an hour. (Side note: you don't offer vegetables as an entree unless you're offering a truly excellent preparation, which it was not.) And the portions are tiny. Sorry to have to write this. I hope the owners read this.

  25. a

    allegra

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Overall it was the service that turned us off. We were asked twice about if we had a show to go to but never if there was any allergies. No one checked in on the courses to see if they were okay. One item ordered never received. We were offered the bread complimentary because we ordeeed 6 items and did not want the pri fix but then got charged. No offer of a second drink until the last course. They bread tho was amazing

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining here and everything was amazing from presentation and plating to execution of complimentary flavors did the 4 course option and our server was wonderful and informative, this place has every reason to be pretentious but it is the exact opposite will definitely be back

  27. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Food was fantastic but it came out very slowly. We waited a little too long between courses but we had nowhere else to be so it all worked out.

  28. h

    hungrypuppies

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    After theater (matinee), late afternoon dinner. We arrived slightly before the food service opened and the staff made us comfortable in the bar area where we ordered very delicious cocktail mixtures. I'm very "old school" when it comes to drinks that I like (Manhattans, martinis, bourbon/water etc.) but the menu descriptions so intrigued me that I surprised the rest of my party by ordering a Perennial special cocktail. The drink was delicious! I am now a member of the 21st century! At the dinner table the service was quite good. For tables of more than a couple of people there is a novel way to order dishes so that everyone can share. I'm still not sure that I understand it but the bottom line was that the food that came to the table was quite good and the service in delivering the items and explaining the items was exemplary. There were many new ways of preparing the food and the chefs were on top of it. Why, I even tried the way that cauliflower was prepared and I can't stand cauliflower - after eating a piece of the stuff I found that I still don't like cauliflower but that's just me versus cauliflower. Aside from that everything that arrived at table was very tasty. Perennial is not a restaurant that I would have found or tried on my own but for a special occasion or for a stop off for a cocktail it is a place that I would return to.

  29. SR

    StaceyR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Hot or miss some dishes were good others aweful!

  30. AN

    AnnickN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Portions are really small for the price ... We left the restaurant still hungry even if we paid more than 200$

  31. MC

    MaureenC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday dinner and it was delicious. Food and kitchen was displayed with such class and I recommend the strawberry gazpacho and fresh bread served from the beginning of our dinning experience. I'm looking forward to another visit but next time it'll be drinks.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Don’t add 20%. That’s annoying.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great ambience

  34. AS

    AmeliaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great concept, beautiful restaurant and concept, but the food was just average for San Francisco. I wouldn’t go back just for the food.

  35. GO

    GealdO

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    I had eaten at Perennial a year ago. Then it was a great experience. Food was interesting and delicious, servers were knowledgeable about what made the place special. The food this time was a big letdown. I had a son and his gf visiting from New Orleans and wanted them to get a great dining experience. Food was mediocre at best. We are vegetarians and enjoy great food. Will never go there again. For the price I expected flavorful interesting food, and would have been happy to pay the cost. Most of what we had was bland and uninteresting. Big disappointment.

  36. KH

    KathleenH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent overall for the innovative experience. Some dishes were slightly over seasoned. Otherwise a must try.

  37. LC

    LauranneC

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice experience. Food is interesting and fine.

  38. L

    Lizk22

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time celebrating birthdays! Super attentive and accommodating servers. Great food, drinks and price points! Amazing tasting menu that is very affordable. We will be back again!

  39. N

    Nannee

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chef Andreatta managed and prepared colorful and flavorful creative dishes made from locally organic CA sources. We enjoyed discovering these dishes.

  40. MU

    MURfoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Unique and delicious combination of foods. Beautiful presentation and perfectly timed with no pressure to speed through the courses. Looking forward to another meal.

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The Perennial - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 454 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Closest Public Parking Lots: <br />Market Square Garage<br />City Park<br />California Parking Inc.<br />City Park<br />EZ Public Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located on Ninth Street between Market and Mission, in the mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco, within two blocks of the Civic Center BART station & Muni's F, 6, 9, 9L, 21, 71, 71L, and 83X lines.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Myint and Michael Andreatta

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

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