The Stinking Rose

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$30 and under
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Italian
Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!
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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I've ever had! Mushroom ravioli was the best!!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Todo muy rico excelente

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JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Two days after eating there, and I still smell like garlic! Love it!

JW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! Everything I’ve had is amazing but the mussels are my favorite!!!

CW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time here! It was near both my sister’s and my self’s birthdays....we got garlic shaped hats to wear and a great singing of Happy Birthday from the staff!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! One of my favorite places in San Fran!!

E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding, the booths are private almost tent style. Food was great! Blew our expectations. We will be back

GG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and outstanding food--but you have like garlic. Lol.

s
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiter was a little slow. Food was amazing. Family had the short ribs, mussels/shrimp skillet, meatloaf, steak, and black linguine pasta. Blood Orange Margarita was good. Everything was great, big portions. Too full for Garlic Ice Cream :(

EK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both amazing! We had the roast crab and it was cooked to perfection. Everything came out quickly and the servers were very friendly. My single complaint is that the section we were sat in was by an exit and in the window (nice view) but was very cool/drafty so our food got cold quickly. We still enjoyed it so not a big deal, just would prefer to sit elsewhere next time.

The Stinking Rose
Responded on January 10, 2020

Emily, Thank you so much for your critique. The next time you visit, and don't like the table we put you at, please tell the host that you would like another table. My staff would be happy to accommodate. Peter D GM

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this place! Not the staff's fault but I wish people would stop their kids from yelling and screaming. Otherwise, perfect!

EJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was once again excellent but I was not as impressed as the first time. The menu had seemed downsized compared to years past and the food prep had changed. We did enjoy our meals but felt like the overall experience was lacking.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizer was delicious but entrées surprisingly lacked flavor, so the prices could not be justified

JH
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lasagna was amazing~the pizza was just ok

d
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely the Ribeye Stake!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We was on a family vacation and wanted to eat at the stinking rose. Our reservation was at 7:30pm we got there 15mins early because we know it gets pretty crowded. We checked in and they told me that the wait is going to be 45mins. But I told them I had a 7:30 reservation and the guy who checked me told me it didn’t matter. so I told him what was the reservation for if it didn’t matter. And he just rolled his eyes at me. Anyways we got a table around 7:50pm. Im not sure if they blacked ball us because of the comment I made to the hostess. Because our waiter took long on taking our order. I always had to stop him and ask to fill up our waters and drinks he always checked on the tables around us but never asked us how we’re doing. I ordered the sizzling shrimp and mussels appetizer and it came out same time as our food and the sizzling platter was a little warm and not sizzling at all its like they forgot to give it to us when it was done. For me I never send back food and I was totally disappointed. on a good note my main courses food was really good. Prime rib and rib eye steak was on point. That was the only thing we enjoyed that night. The stinking rose service definitely needs to step up their game.

P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stop coming here because the it’s bit on the pricy side and the food no longer met our expectation. We decided to give them a try again on New Year’s Day. We were pleasantly surprised that the food taste great! prices are still a bit on the high side, but we were all happy with our order and left with smiles on our face. I will be back soon.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was of extremely poor quality.

J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here so many times and it never disappoints. Especially because I love gaaaaaalic. 100/100

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, enjoyed the garlic theme along with the candle lit seating.

e
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

our table was in the small room windowless above the kitchen which was unfortunate because we really would have love to seat downstairs. the meals were not as delicate as usual maybe because it was the 31st ... and the waiter totally forgot the entire room for 20 min because of a problem with electronic device. we are desappointed but we'll give it another shot next time we'll visit.

MJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

booked our table the day before, no problems. It was an early NYE dinner before hitting the town. Great food, great service. thank you

MG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great. They were able to seat us 20 mins early. And did a special birthday surprise for my wife. Great service

MB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I was highly disappointed in this restaurant. My food was over cooked and my veggies were cold. I had to complain to my waiter that the food was not up to par. He took my order off the bill but, I've heard so many excellent things about this place but, it didn't do me justice whatsoever. I will not recommend this place.

WI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation and got there early but they were able to accommodate us right away. The hostesses, server, and rest of staff were very friendly and helpful. They checked in to make sure we had everything we needed and the food was great. looked great and tasted even better. It was a great experience. This was not our first visit and it will not be our last.

NV
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was extremely bland and not worth the price that they charge. $49.99 for 18 oz prime rib, $29.99 for garlic chicken, and $24.99 for chicken Alfredo were all flavorless.

T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Took my sister who is visiting from out of town. I’ve been many times before and the service and food was great. Seems like everything was sitting under the heater too long and dried out. My sister got the 40 Clove Chicken which the meat was dried out and the cloves of garlic they put off to the side were not fully cooked. I got the lasagna and the noodles were crunchy from sitting under the heater and dried out. The food was mediocre too. This place has gone down hill.
Additionally the server was very fast to get us in and out. We ordered appetizers that came out 2 min before our meal was brought out. Never offered deserts or more drinks just gave us our bill which is an electronic machine to take care of the check ourself.
Very disappointed and won’t be going back anytime soon.

F
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food if u love garlic!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grear food & service.

JR
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Garlic spread and rolls at the table were fantastic. A bit of a tight squeeze at table but doable. Great service too.

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have been here several times before, but this was the worst food I have ever received in this restaurant. I was very disappointed this visit.

D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service, overpriced and our pasta came out very very cold and had to send it back. Waiter was so rushed that we barely could get a question in.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was just okay

RB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Stinking Rose. Wish it was closer so we could go more often!

MS
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The perfect place to celebrate our anniversary: romantic ambiance, great service, tasty food, and free dessert!

OT
Mexico City
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. Shrimp skillet is asome.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Terrific Christmas dinner!

AC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun, upbeat restaurant. Food wasn't warm the firs time but was yummy once it was hot. We really enjoyied our fun booth and the waitstaff were hustling and working hard. I'd definitely recommend for a fun, Italian place to eat. Great for families.

SJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! The ambience is fantastic...the spaghetti and meatballs were outstanding!

MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Slow service, dark lighting and lots of noise, but the food is amazing! It's worth it just for the bagna calda!

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