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About The Stinking Rose

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!

325 Columbus
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 781-7673 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.thestinkingrose.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking can be difficult. There are city lots located on Vallejo between Stockton and Powell.

Public Transit:
Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41

Executive Chef:
J. C. Becerra

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!

The Stinking Rose Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Fun (57)
Good for a Date (55)
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Good for Birthdays (54)
Casual (52)
Comfort Food (50)
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Neighborhood Gem (46)
Good for Groups (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Authentic (42)
Worth the Drive (38)
Romantic (33)
Cozy (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Hot Spot (22)
Kid-friendly (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
People Watching (19)
Local Ingredients (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Spicy (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Business Meals (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

No fault of the restaurant but still the couple who were sitting two tables from us got into a major verbal fight with profanities and she even threw her phone across the room , we asked our server to call the manager, we were truly disturbed and upset and even worried about our safety . Nothing was done , Manager was not called to have them behave or leave . The man finally got up and left while she was screaming at him , then after five or ten minutes later she left . This was an anniversary dinner and was totally ruined by this incident .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is always good especially bagna calda and garlic roasted prime ribs. And service is great!

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

A little loud and difficult to talk, great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We went here last weekend with some friends to celebrate a birthday. The decor was definitely interesting, and everyone was super friendly. Our drinks came out super fast, and were great. We all ordered something different, and the food was delicious. However, we were slightly underwhelmed by the lasagna. Otherwise, the sweet birthday song, hat and photo were a nice surprise! We enjoyed dinner, and were glad to finally dine here.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

Spaghetti and meatballs were amazing.... fondue was to die for...the Alfredo sauce was nasty. No flavor at all. I sent it back, and they didn’t offer me a new meal (but they did take it off my bill) so I just sat there and ate of my husbands plate.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

Overpriced food. Service was ok. Would not really recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great time. Thank you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Meh. Not much worth a visit

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our sever was phenomenal!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Dinner for four. We all enjoyed our food and beer. Oh, and the smell...!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

food is so good but I think the stinking rose could use a deep cleaning

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The sea bass and ceaser salad were very good. The skillet with the roasted garlic and bread were not that great, but ok. Ambience was fun.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The garlic pesto pizza seemed to be lacking both garlic and pesto. The sea bass was bland. The rolls were good. We were originally seated on top of another group, even though the place was empty and it was after 1pm. Even the table we were moved to was tiny, while many nicer tables remained empty. We were never offered dessert.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

great place to spend a evening and enjoy a great garlic menu. Can you believe garlic ice cream. Nice tables in the back very private compartments. Food as usual over the years still great. Neighborhood really interesting. Great to walk around after dinner

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The prime rib wasn't as good as in the past. The garlic chicken was great. Overall, I think you can find a better place for the $100 that the two of us spent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awful. All of it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

When we arrived the hostess told us that our reservation was not in the system. By the time they sat us at a table our server told us the kitchen was closing in 15 min. Dinner experience was rushed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing again! Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

All around bad experience. Our food was cold. Service was slow. Everything was overpriced.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Too many table at upstairs and you can not move on the table plus too noisy and hot. To provide rapid turn over our main course came before starters. Only good thing was food!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service. Our waiter made some spot on recommendations. We enjoyed every bite and sip. Looking forward to our return visit.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food at a great price, service was underwhelming but that was probably due to NYE. Overall wonderful experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I tried Stinky Rose for the first time to ring in the New Year. The staff was very friendly & polite. The young lady who checked us in at the door was very nice. We were seated fairly quickly the menu was awesome so many choices. The food was good but for me the " Highlight" of the evening was dessert; Italian Cheesecake.......YUM😋
A great way to ring in 2018!!!😀

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went in expecting a novelty experience, and were not disappointed. Tons of garlic, solid servings, and friendly service. Bring a bottle of good wine to share - there is no corkage fee. Ask for a booth to guarantee some privacy and quiet. We had a great time and would definitely return!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were early for our reservation and we were still able to get seated!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

So cute! Food was delicious. You think...tourists, but great for locals in SF. Quiet booths and great service.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent dinner. Great wait staff they made my wife’s birthday special. A must eat.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The whole point of making a reservation is so you can eat at a set time. Having to wait 45 minutes is way to long in my opinion. And with that no apology for being so late. I do believe the problem was specific to our group of six. They had no problem seating groups of two, four, or 8 or more but somehow could not accommodate our group of six. Should have known better when I checked in and the hostess said she had no idea how long it would be before we would be seated.

Food was very good but service was hit and miss in terms of wait times. Took over 25 minutes between our order and the time soup and salad arrived. After table cleared for the dinner portion, we had to flag down another waiter to get our desert delivered and that was after waiting at least 15 minutes.

Again not recommended for groups of six. With so many other good choices in the neighborhood we won't be eating here again.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday with a girls night out. We were seated right away, our waitress was friendly and helpful. The ambiance was fun, loved the decoration on the ceiling. The noise level went up and down but didn't feel like we were ever straining to hear each other. I had mentioned on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but they never mentioned it. That could have been because we were rushing to get through dinner so we could get to a play. I really appreciated the waitress helping to expedite our check out. LOVED the food, so delicious! Wish that they offered some sort of valet parking but parking is a challenge all over San Francisco. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The location was convenient to our hotel. This restaurant obviously caterers to tourists and does an admirable job of it. The food is nothing special and they have it down to a system to get you in and out quickly. There is nothing wrong with this restaurant but you can do better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always go there when company comes to town, great food and atmosphere

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great iconic San Francisco restaurant. Food was delicious as always.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Best Italian lasagna we've ever had! We will definitely come here again while visiting San Francisco.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Let me caveat this by saying it was Christmas Day and The Stinking Rose was one of the few places open. I saw a reservation for 8:45 pm available on Open Table. We were hungry and it was 6 pm so I called the restaurant to see if I could get in earlier. The woman on the phone was very terse with me. She said, “No, sorry we aren’t taking any more reservations today.” I explained then that I saw an opening on Open Table and she said for me to try and book it then. I did and called the restaurant back to confirm it would be honored. A different person answered and said it was fine.

Upon our arrival at 6:45 pm we were asked to wait a bit (about 10 minutes) and then led to The Washington Square room where a frowning woman in a wheelchair was being wheeled out by her grandson. The waiter asked her if she had a good meal and she just ignored him. I got the sense she wasn’t happy with being stuck in that room, and soon I understood why.

First of all, it’s freezing back there on a winter night. They know it’s cold as they put a small space heater in the corner of the room but it doesn’t really do anything to make it feel warmer. It feels like you are eating outside the restaurant and by the back kitchen door in a hallway. It was not great and our server wasn’t very accommodating or understanding about it either. I mentioned it was cold and he just chuckled. He could have at least apologized or acknowledged the temperature. Later at the end of the meal I asked for garlic ice cream to be added to our desert and he said that our deserts were already plated. I get it was Christmas Day and that he was probably tired but it’s not hard to try and up-sell desert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Troppa attesa ( almeno 30 min nonostante la prenotazione.) .Cibo buono ma cottura e presentazione così così. Cameriera molto gentile.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I loved the food and atmosphere! I would definitely visit again!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Was pleased to be able to reserve a table for a busy Christmas Day dinner. Restaurant was crowded and it was confusing checking in with a reservation but all that was resolved quickly, and easily absolved with delicious food, NO corkage fee, and great service from waiter Sean. Upstairs dining area was small for our table of four, with the bustling of other customers and wait staff in tight quarters. This was only a minor inconvenience for my party, who was very satisfied with their meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner! Perfect restaurant choice. Food was awesome and service was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service was great. The food is delicious. I love this place. I am going to recommend my friends, relatives and coworkers. Is a very nice restaurant.

Tags: Great Beer, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Fun, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Healthy, Business Meals, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Organic, Special Occasion, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Live Sports, Cozy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food! Great atmosphere! And a lot of fun! ....must love garlic - favourite dish - 40 Clove Garlic Chicken. Comes with a side of garlic and mash! Yum!!

Highly recommend reservations! Busiest restaurant in town and also open on Christmas!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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