The Saratoga - San Francisco

4.3
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212 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Saratoga in San Francisco offers an exciting atmosphere to enjoy a drink with friends, as well as great food. Its swanky setting features two levels with a bar on each floor. The Saratoga offers guests delicious small plates like chicken liver toast or housemade tater tots with Fiscalini cheddar and chorizo crumbles. It offers hearty dishes such as New York steak covered in a cognac-peppercorn sauce or Cubano Frank with slow roasted pork and a mojo relish. Award-winning burgers and flavorful salads are also on the menu.

The Saratoga is featured in Eater San Francisco, as well as other publications. It's sizable bars offer a wide selection of spirits, cocktails and other libations.
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6 for $6 Happy Hour!

We've partnered with our friends at Suntory Whisky to create an exclusive cocktail and snack menu for you. Enjoy these 6 special Suntory cocktails and bites for $6 each!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 25, 2019

Ends: November 26, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-5:45PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us as we ring in the new year with a lively cocktail party complete with food, drinks, and a DJ! In true The Saratoga tradition, you can be certain the Champagne and chartreuse will be flowing! Tickets are available through Eventbrite. Visit https://bit.ly/2Pb35hm for more.

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What 212 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! We will definitely return and recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was terrible. Failed to place our order for appetizers and after an hour, we had to remind him about the order. Drinks also took at least 15 mins to come out. The kicker? The restaurant wasn’t over crowded which would normally explain all this. Love the place. Hated the service.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Worst. Service. Ever. We were seated and didn’t see a waiter for 10 minutes. After that, another 15 minutes at least to get our drinks. Waiter arrived at the table and just stared at us like we were to ask him what he wanted. Food was decent but not great. Will not return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was most helpful and lovely. Cocktails were great. We both had salmon I ordered brussels sprouts and my friend Elaina ordered marrow tots. Brussels sprouts were good Mario tots were excellent. They seated us downstairs in a corner. Right behind me was a work party gathering and several of the women were incredibly loud. It did not phase me. My gate was not necessarily pleased. The sound bounced stop the hard surfaces and sort of amplified where we were. I reassured her that it was the holidays and most likely in that group things would be said tonight that would be regret it tomorrow. The salmon was amazing. The hostess checked in with us several times, as did our waiter. The space and environment are truly beautiful.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool place, great people, and most importantly, super delicious food! We spent a relaxed two hours here before a show, and we’re very happy with our choice. We’d definitely go back, next time we’re in the area.

J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place to stop for a bite or a drink

TO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable, neighborhood hang out. Limited menu, but everything was incredibly tasty. Chicken liver pate was amazing! Shared a burger, za'atar spiced fries and pan fried brussel sprouts that were the best I've had as they are served with creme fraiche, for a creamy finish. We're definitely coming back.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for an early birthday dinner. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be visiting again.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saratoga was a wonderful place for dinner. The food was excellent, the ambiance was intimate and sophisticated, and overall the service was amazing. We were very well received and many people made sure we had an excellent experience. 10/10 would return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

not a restaurant, just a pretty bar with ok bar food. French fry was good, cocktails not really.

B
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner

CM
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

we were sat VERY closely to the neighboring tables and it was so dark, everyone had to use their phone to illuminate their menus. Both of those things bothered me. But the food was good, service good, but I enjoyed it better last time when we were sat upstairs- downstairs was too dark and crowded

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for groups wanting to try a bunch of small plates. The Tots were amazing.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Waiter was extremely helpful. Food was amazing as were the drinks.

T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Everything was generally fine with two major exceptions. First, there was a 40 minute lull between finishing our starters and our mains arriving. When I raised this with the server, she gave me some BS line that she was "coursing our meal" and the wait was appropriate. I dine out A LOT and am very understanding of complications, just apologize and own up to it rather than dismiss our frustration. Second, my friend and I each ordered the NY strip, medium rare. His came out perfect, mine was uneatable. Not only was it a fatty, low quality cut of meat, you needed a chainsaw to cut through it. We can only assume that mine came out earlier than his and mine sat under a heat lamp or something while his finished up.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated a birthday dinner and had a wonderful time. The tater tots with cheese & chorizo were so amazing! We also enjoyed the pretzels with cheese dip and the parker house rolls. The hamburger was awesome. The best was the apple hand pie with cream cheese frosting on the side. It was so good with the gelato! The service was amazing! The bar is so beautiful as was the apples to apples cocktail. We will definitely go back again!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time at dinner before Hamilton. Ashley was great and recommended some wonderful drinks and food. Would go back. Love the attention to detail.

l
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually have dinner at Saratoga and finally got to try it for brunch. I ordered fried chicken Cesar salad and my husband a burger, both tasted well cooked and delicious. The coffee cake for dessert reminded me of bread pudding, which is one of my favorite desserts. Service was attentive and well timed. Highly recommend Saratoga for brunch and dinner.

CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

...Nothing fantastic.
I generally do not write lackluster reviews, but The Saratoga did not live up to the expectation. The cocktails were very good, the bar itself is very beautiful. That was the highlight.

The chef's special appetizer (something like a hamachi carpaccio) was the best item of the night. We ordered the Dry-Aged Flannery's New York Steak-it was barely typical; Roasted Baby Squash was zucchini/nothing special - very disappointing.

Menu prices definitely is not reflective of their food, flair and experience. This is a future skip for our group.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, Gourmet bar food, pricey but good. Excellent cocktails and lovely staff. Highly recommend.

o
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, all of it!!! The service was perfect and I haven’t felt so welcomed in a restaurant in a long while we can’t wait to go back!!

IR
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small plates very well performed. The wine list quite good and affordable and service really outstanding

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place cocktails and food. Nice decoration bar with great atmosphere

j
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in SF! Great ambiance, amazing cocktails, and friendly staff.

AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. The food was mediocre and not tasty.

DC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Go for the drinks and the bar, and for appetizers, but not necessarily for a full on dinner.

CC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were amazing. The server was incredibly knowledgeable and all of the food was outstanding!

V
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really incredible! We got the rolls, salmon, brisket and burger and everyone loved their meals. All of these items I’d recommend! Also our cocktails were delicious.

The only downside was the service. It took the waitress a really long time to bring drinks, take our order and then eventually bring the bill. Also when we asked clarifying questions she was a bit rude and condescending.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food was not impressive and the drinks were overpriced and just tasted like straight liquor. Overall disappointed

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, service and food. Always love my visits here.

y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was absolutely excellent and the cocktails inventive. We loved it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Noise too loud. Service was good like cocktails.

DM
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had: The Root.

AJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but the drinks were amazing! Good vibe and great music. Our waiter, however, could not have been more dull and awkward....no personality at all!

a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

It took about 3 hours for our party of 6 to finish our meal because the food came out so slowly!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pretzel starter with cheese sauce was amazing. As were the drinks. My burger was tasty. The Ho Ho dessert was delicious, not at all what we expected, but a pleasant surprise, as was the scotch pudding.

DT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very well taken care of a The Saratoga!

L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The scallop crudo with strawberries was delicious. The crispy hen of the woods was too crispy in places. Gorgeous, inventive cocktails. And so many of them! The chicken roulade was perfectly cooked. But I wish it came with more grits. Thicker grits, that didn’t run through the tines of your fork. My husband’s burger was high-quality, but bland. It needed ketchup or a remoulade. The scotch pudding tasted fantastic but had a very grainy texture. I’d try this place again.

DB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Amazing spirit selection

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Venue with a good vibe but our cocktails lacked punch as did our food.