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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (63)
Fun (54)
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Casual (53)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Comfort Food (44)
Good for Groups (44)
Authentic (40)
Worth the Drive (40)
Romantic (35)
Cozy (35)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Great for Lunch (24)
People Watching (23)
Kid-friendly (20)
Hot Spot (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Spicy (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Business Meals (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Scenic View (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Live Music (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

awesome experience and food but the wait can be long even with a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic dinner!! Everything we ordered was out of this world.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend. We arrived 15min early for our reservation. The hostess sat is immediately at our table. The server took a little while before she came and took our order. The wait wasn't too bad. The food came out fairly quick. Everything we had was delicious. I had a braised bonless spare ribs and my boyfriend had the 40 clove garlic chicken. We also got the wild strawberry cheesecake, which was so good and not too rich. Overall I would love to come back.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice, clean and waitstaff were very nice

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·Dined 3 days ago

Gotta love garlic! Decided to try the portabela mushroom over roasted veggies with garlic mashed potatoes-excellent! It was great with a glass of Pinot noir and some roasted asparagus! A favorite place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great vibe but food was so so. Would never go back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Good was great. Had to wait for our server to bring us things a few times which is unusual.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Nada extraordinario, la comida mala, el ambiente nada especial, pedí que hicieran algo especial para dos cumpleañeros y no lo tomaron rn cuenta, no lo recomiendo hay muchos lugares mejores en san francisco para ir

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·Dined 5 days ago

I enjoyed the novelty aspect of the restaurant and our extremely accommodating waiter, but nothing we ordered really tasted fresh or made to order. The rolls they brought out tasted like they had been sitting on the counter for the last hour. I ordered spaghetti and meatballs, angel hair pasta that was extremely overbooked and soggy and same goes for the unseasoned crumbly meatballs. I tried to enjoy it but ended up sending it back, and the waiter was very understanding and didn't charge us.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

It was great!!!!!!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was fresh, delicious and perfectly prepared!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was amazing super nice and friendly ! Food was fantastic as well. Definitely see myself going back sometime soon.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We ordered the steak and asked for it medium rare, and it came out as medium well so it was dry. The crab was very dry as well. I think it was baked. Due to the dryness, when using the crackers the shell splintered a lot so we had to eat shell with our meat. However the mashed potatoes and Spinach were delicious! Drinks were not refilled with out asking a few times.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service! But prime rib was way over cooked.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our first visit to The Stinking Rose --- great food and service, for our lunch gathering of four. Our server Anita was excellent, and met our every need. Your recommendations were also spot on!! The Garlic Chicken was moist, juicy, and cooked just right. The Spicy Shrimp and pasta was cooked to perfection. The Vegetarian Lasagna was good, but could have used a little more sauce. The clams and black linguine was enjoyed by another member of our party. The tiramisu was shared by all of us for dessert. We would return for another visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I love garlic :) so any time I am in La I always go . But I would say SF had allot more sea food options . Loved the crab :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food just wasn’t that good... especially for the price. Waiter was nice but not attentive. Nice atmosphere but just not worth it.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife very much enjoyed her meal of garlic meatloaf and the garlic ice cream and my noodles and garlic was OK. I felt that the meals were very overpriced, so not a good value. Our waitress was very attentive and enjoyable. We did have a quite seating in a small upstairs room which we enjoyed.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was decent, but there are just so many tables packed into a small space that it made he experience overall uncomfortable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved the gypsy atmosphere booth seating with striped curtains and chandelier! Fun time for friend’s birthday! Ambience better than taste. Grilled portobello was excellent. Focaccia was too much like regular bread. Service was slow and waitress was fairly inattentive.

Tags: Casual, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We came as a date in 2005. 👫
Today we came as a family 👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👦
Excellent!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dined with a couple friends on a Saturday night. Even with the place being very crowded and incredibly busy, we were seated quickly (on time with our reservation) and served quickly and promptly throughout the entire meal. I would highly recommend the Garlic Roasted Baked Brie appetizer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyable night. Front staff didn’t give the best first impression but wait staff was awesome. A little cramped but a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is amazing! Great flavor, all dishes have a nice taste surprise. You have to be a garlic lover for sure! All plates are amazing and delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was a garlic lovers dream! Will return again!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It’s a special occasion with friends at the Super Bowl weekend afternoon. Very pleasant dining experience as not that many guests in the afternoon hours. Prime Rib was awesome and the sizzling seafood plate was so delicious. The only thing to complain was no TV available to watch the Super Bowl!! Great dining experience!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I am vegan and gluten-free and checked for options before we went. I was not looking forward to yet another Potabella, but to my delight it was delicious. One of the best Portabella dishes I've had. The rest of the group enjoyed their food and the wine was great! I would have liked to try the roasted garlic, but it was served in oil and I would have needed gluten-free bread. I appreciated the management responding to my email, which is not always the case. I live out of town (Davis, CA), but frequently travel to San Francisco and would go again.

Tags: Vegan
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Just okay. Went to this location in the mid-90's. Was a clasaic then. Not the same place at all. The food is just okay. Service was pretty good but not great. Overall not worth what we paid. May be the last time we visit this icon.

Tags: Spicy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

always worth a visit when in San Francisco! must order the Bagna Calda as an appetizer, and the Garlic Ice Cream for dessert. it works...somehow!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was great and service was better smell draws you in. Love the privacy booths. Second time in San Fran. Went the first time and knew we would return to the rose

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service but a couple of large rowdy parties made it very noisy at times. This is the 2nd visit and I would still go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was great! Wine was very reasonably priced.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love the decor! Service and food was great! This was our first time here and we would go again if we’re in the city ! Will recommend this restaurant to friends!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This was by far the worst spot I have ever been too, 16.99 for a few chips and a small small plate of artichoke dip. They are such a namesake that they don’t really care about the quality of their food either it sucked!!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love love coming to this restaurant. I highly recommend it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Crab was cold and covered in their Garlic sauce , but it just didn't have good flavor and was messy eating it, it was extremely expensive over $100 For 2 people and the other in our party just had Spaghetti and meatballs which had no flavor.. we had No Alchohol or Dessert and bill was over $100 For 2 people..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My friend and I went for the SF Restaurant Week lunch option, so much garlic, but we were so happy about that! The area in which we were seated was fairly quiet and the staff was very attentive. I'd go back in a heartbeat! (Isn't garlic supposed to be heart healthy?)

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

place was ok......food was ok.....our waiter was not that good......i don't eat greens.....i cant so i ask him if i could substitute for cup of soup.... he said no? i said i cant eat suturin kinds of greens.....he said no can do............THATS B.S. how many customers asked for a cup of soup..... i paid good money for this lunch......i wont be back....

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing food and ambiance! Me and my boyfriend enjoyed it. We’ll definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was scrumptious, garlic infused to perfection. Homemade pasta and sauce tasted like it was made from scratch. Great wait staff, attentively friendly.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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