The Saratoga - San Francisco

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245 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.

Specials

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!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 25, 2019

Ends: November 25, 2118

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

What 245 People Are Saying
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SFstilts
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star experience all around. Table was ready on time. Our waiter took our drink order quickly. The drinks were great! Sibling Rivalry was spirit forward and fabulous. We ordered the pretzel and 2 orders of the rolls for 4 people. We were not disappointed, and quite happy we each got our own delicious roll. The Brussel sprouts were delicious, and the fries were fries, so they literally can’t be bad. Somehow we also got talked into to tots. Different than your typical tots, in the best way possible. Only once did I long for something, and it was brought as soon as I thought of it (before saying anything out loud) - the sign of great service. The burger was exactly as advertised and my friend loved the salmon. The Ho Ho was ordered out of nostalgia, but we all kind of agreed the Instagram shot brought more than the flavors did. Still, a great night all around with excellent service, a pleasant and almost lounge-like ambiance, tables with sufficient room between them to feel like you’re having a private conversation, and a full bar with fabulous spirits and a cool aesthetic.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service, a little loud inside but overall amazing. We were initially sat downstairs and there was a group of 8 who were at the bar very loud and the were sat right behind us. We couldn't hear each other streak and since we're from out of town and I made these reservations months ago I didn't want that to ruin the evening so asked to be sat upstairs. Everything was uphill from there. Tater tots appetizer was amazing. Caesar salad with parmesan pudding was very unique and delicious. They had an American waygu special which had am amazing sauce but the meat was just ok. The short rib is one of the top 3 I have ever had and I've had a lot! Ho ho dessert was just ok but unique

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JenniferH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was top notch. Can't wait to go back again.

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ALCB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting our son and this is one of his favorites! We found out why. Ashley took great care of us and Mitchell educated us on some of their Whiskeys and Chartreuse. We could tell that he’s passionate as well as knowledge about spirits! Any place that has 6 1/2 pages of bourbon in their menu will be appreciated by my bourbon drinking husband! I heartily recommend the roasted carrots and the Wagyu steak. The menu does change occasionally and it’s not huge, but what they do, they do very well. We’ll be back next time we’re in town!

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vipShelbyC
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All the food and cocktails we had were delicious and had some "next level element" that elevated the dish above and beyond (ex: puffed/crunchy quinoa with the roasted carrots). The food is already well designed to be shared plates and most things they even went so far as to portion out for us. Well executed and attentive service throughout. Would definitely recommend/return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered to celebrate a dear friend’s 70th birthday, we were welcomed warmly and the evening unfolded seamlessly and beautifully. The food was delicious and my guest was overwhelmed at what she described as a perfect evening. Thank you to the entire team at The Saratoga!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way. Would def return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are unique and wonderful. The service was beyond excellent. The scotch pudding was yummmmmmm.

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Natalie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were both amazing...billionaires bacon was fabulous, Ramos fizz very tasty, Bloody Mary addition are super fun!! Loved the happy meal version on MkMuffin!! Very fun brunch place. Will go back for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! Everyone loved the tots and was raving about it the next day. The service was great and the space is perfect for a girl’s dinner, date, or just an everyday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good experience overall. Our waitperson was friendly and attentive.

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Michael
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

It's a nice place with hit or miss service.

Lots of drink options

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vipHotchoc
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was inattentive and the really bad music in the bar area is deafening. Food was better than we expected, given everything else.

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DeloresT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Saratoga provided great customer service. It is a very small place - with dining tables in basement (or below street level.) The atmosphere was nice and more a bar scene than an inviting dining atmosphere!)
Lighting was poor (which was a negative for me - I prefer a more lite environment. ) The food was tasty - especially the roasted carrots and crispy brussel sprouts ...DELICIOUS! We also ordered the chicken sliders which were over cooked/chicken very dry (2 sliders for $12.) Food prices were on the high side.

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Thomasc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite spots to meet frinds out... the food and service are excellent (it is a little noisy though).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Saratoga has an amazing downstairs venue, but because they didn’t have enough reservations they did not operate it. Therefore it was just dinner upstairs which was not what I wanted when booking.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and romantic restaurant! The food was amazing!

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DonnaD
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend for her birthday. She is still talking about it how wonderful it was.

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KaitlynO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch and drinks were amazing! Cute vibe love the decor

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vipJill
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Recommend for drinks and light bites. Dinner was not remarkable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Weird service and basically just elevated bar food. We went during restaurant week to try lots of things and it wasn’t filling sadly. Also the brown butter dessert was really salty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was a dinner date which I have asked for a quiet space for me and my date to celebrate our anniversary. I was brought in and placed at a table near the bar even if there was space on the bottom floor that had very little sound and showcased more elegance. I believe the hostess did not read my note nor tried too. I would come back for a drink or so but never for a date because I felt like my concerns were not addressed.

Thank you

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PaulW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the drinks, food and our very private table downstairs. Will return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Tuesday Brisket was “melt in your mouth” delicious! The carrot salad has unusual ingredients that work so well together! Can’t say enough about the service. Everyone was super friendly and helpful from the hostess to the manager. Highly recommend if you are staying in the area.

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NinaO
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, great cocktails and attentive service.

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NeetuB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very attentive and friendly service. Food and drinks were good, especially for happy hour prices.

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viponewhoknows
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this restaurant- Great food, great service! I wish it was in Marin- We would come here every week!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Salmon was outstanding. A nice surprise.

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foodfred
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They accommodated our request for a quiet (well, not as noisy) table. Great drinks menu and a dizzying library of spirits. Food menu was good on appetizers but way limited on mains. This is very much a good bar with good food, not so much a good restaurant with good drinks.
We will go again.

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vipJnt1974
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food and drinks and ambience were great! Service was spotty and extremely slow.

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vipHungryHunter
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Saratoga is a great spot with a fun bar/cocktail menu and some great food items. We enjoyed the shishito peppers (look out they're hot), the brussell sprouts, the gnocchi and the burger. The service was great, the ambience is awesome, and I'll be back!

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KathyG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went for brunch. Definitely go for the drinks! But the food was good but not great. I expected more from the Bacchus team. Two of our entrees arrived cold, the eggs on both eggs Benedict dishes were over and cooked hard and one drink was missed. I wanted to love our experience but have to give it only 4 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipJeanne
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place to stop for a bite or a drink

TO
vipTamaraO
San Francisco
3 reviews
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.