Great find. Been here before and it never disappoints.
We had a gift card from our daughters so decided to try it out. We ordered 1/2 crab and a large prime rib. We also had a dinner salad. The prime rib was good. The crab was dry and the sauce was too salty. The service was fast, we had barely finished the salad when the entrees came. I get this place if you are from out of town. It is cute, nice ambience and I do love garlic. However, there are so many better restaurants out there for the price!
I have been going to the Stinking Ros for years. I often recommend it to friends and family visiting from out of state. Unfortunately, it has been at least three years since visiting there and I didn't realize how expensive their cuisine is now. It used to be a great value. Pasta in the mid 20s? Around $12 for a cesar salad that was no better than what I make at home. Steak and Seafood was closer to $40 to $60. For that, I could have had a very fine dining experience on the Wharf. I'm sad to say the Stinking Rose is no longer worth the visit. I will no longer recommend it to anyone.
awesome experience and food but the wait can be long even with a reservation.
My boyfriend and I went to the stinking rose for our anniversary. The waiter barely came to our table, the table next to us was beyond loud and the people were extremely drunk. The food was okay, but not hot. Overall I was sad that we didn’t have a good experience.
Fantastic dinner!! Everything we ordered was out of this world.
I love this place! the food is amazing and the works are kind. I try an eat here every time I am in the city. Must love Garlic!
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.
Very nice, clean and waitstaff were very nice
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!
Great vibe but food was so so. Would never go back.
Good was great. Had to wait for our server to bring us things a few times which is unusual.
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
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.
It was great!!!!!!
The food was fresh, delicious and perfectly prepared!
Service was amazing super nice and friendly ! Food was fantastic as well. Definitely see myself going back sometime soon.
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.
Great service! But prime rib was way over cooked.
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.
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 :)
Food just wasn’t that good... especially for the price. Waiter was nice but not attentive. Nice atmosphere but just not worth it.
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.
The food was decent, but there are just so many tables packed into a small space that it made he experience overall uncomfortable.
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.
We came as a date in 2005. 👫
Today we came as a family 👨👩👧👨👦
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.
Enjoyable night. Front staff didn’t give the best first impression but wait staff was awesome. A little cramped but a fun atmosphere.
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!
The food was a garlic lovers dream! Will return again!