The Saratoga - San Francisco

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
195 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Six for $6 til 6:00

Six for $6 til 6:00

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 23, 2019

Ends: August 24, 2118

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

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 11:00AM - 11:30AM 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Mon - Wed 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Sat 9:30PM - 11:30PM

What 195 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
l
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

...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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

o
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

j
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. The food was mediocre and not tasty.

DC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Noise too loud. Service was good like cocktails.

DM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

AJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt very well taken care of a The Saratoga!

L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Amazing spirit selection

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

PR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with an amazing bar program. The space is beyond cool. I was there for dinner a week ago and somebody mentioned how great the brunch was, so I went back on Sunday for brunch. Definitely hit it out of the park.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have drinks and enjoy some food

m
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice setting. Bar is beautiful. Food was so so. A number of us ordered their best New York steak. I found it very ordinary.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The drinks were very weak. The burger and tots were super oily,greasy,and covered in sauce. They are way overpriced in the Tenderloin. Save yourself some money and go somewhere else in the TL. Anywhere...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great place! Food was done just right-not over or understated. My salmon was a little too small for the price but the manager came and apologized and offered a free dessert which we didn’t take because we’re not big fans of sweets so later on she came and gave us two free cocktails. I must say, the cocktails are pretty great! Very unique and we tried 3 different drinks-all were amazing! We will definitely be back!

MK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, very good food. Please be careful if you park a car in the area. A lot of break ins and thefts.

DP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for brunch in a Sunday, the brunch menu felt fairly limited and items were hit or miss. Best thing we ordered were the Jenga tater tots. Additionally, the downstairs part of the restaurant had a strong mildew/mold/sour smell and wafted upstairs once in a while. Luckily we were seated upstairs.

FF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My first visit and I was very pleased with the entire experience. I absolutely loved the ambience, it feels like a restaurant in one of Manhattan's hippest neighborhoods. The decor is fabulous and the fact that it is located within a building that proudly proclaims it was built in 1908 makes it all the more special. I cannot wait to return with more friends so they can also have the same wonderful experience that I did. Great burger and fries!

ST
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The overall experience was good, the cocktails were great and so was the food. We made mention when booking our reservation and during the meal that one guest is celiac... Unfortunately after double checking a few items to ensure they did not contain gluten it seams likely a few did resulting in a not so great experience for one of the group.

Ambiance, cocktails and food all were good, but be warned about the potential for gluten if your celiac and maybe triple check or ask to speak with the chef so you don't ruin the rest of your weekend.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brisket was AMAZING! Perfect flavor. Right amount of salt and fat. Highly recommended. Think they only serve it on Tuesdays, though.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good! The staff are friendly, and the whiskey selection is one of the best in SF.

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

We originally thought it would be a great gastropub to enjoy some great food and drinks, but the menu was very disappointing so we decided to have just one drink and dine elsewhere. The dining menu really needs help.

OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the bar and ambience. The burger was exceptional and the drinks were stellar.

E
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! The happy hour here is a must. The servers are welcoming too. Come here, you won't regret it.

AF
Berlin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

just serving brewed coffee, no espresso ... otherwise I would have given 5 stars

AH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in San Fran for a week and went to many top end restaurants , this was by far the best . Simple small menu featuring basic comfort food like burgers and dogs but done with flare and excellent favor. We were so impressed and happy to have a great meal in SF. Staff and service by eclectic team that was as good as you can get.

MR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere - traveling with our son with gluten issues and the staff knew exactly how everything was made and with what ingredients! How refreshing! Nice to see a trained, interested staff!
I believe The Saratoga is fairly new, we wish them all the luck and will be back on our next visit!