Permanently Closed - Three Restaurant & Bar

4.3
912 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Open and inviting. Innovative and energetic. Playful surprises are found throughout the menu, as well as the restaurant itself. The menu has been designed to give you options, is perfect for sharing and you are encouraged to order however the mood strikes you, so don’t be shy about ordering more of… Well, anything. While burger lovers will appreciate the balance of the house grind that blends brisket, short rib and sirloin. Between bites be sure to take a look at the beautiful, “Living Wall”. A wall of plants and herbs living and growing inside the restaurant itself. Take a peak at the “Peninsula Room”, an homage to the Hotel Benjamin Franklin located directly in front the exhibition kitchen.
The beverage program takes a backseat to none. Eight rotating craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and a first-class wine program.
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so sad they’re closing, but happy to have enjoyed their great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately I went here for their last brunch. They Closed The restaurant for good after we left!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent!! One of our party of 4 was running late, but we were seated at our reservation time and not rushed at all. Barrel Aged Manhattans were excellent. Entrees were prepared and delivered hot to our table. Oregon Risotto with Cod or Chicken was primo!! Our wait person, Tammy, was friendly, answered our menu questions and took good care of us. I've been there 3 times in the past month and a half and look forward to returning again very soon.

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vipanniep55
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Three and have not been in awhile. The food is consistently good and portions are good. The service was excellent on a busy Friday night with Leah as our server. We love the atmosphere and it was easily accommodated when we requested a table change due to noise from private room combined with the bar.
I will be back sooner than later.

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Parkliving
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Wishing there would be a face lift here....been a long time customer and it feels tired. Staff at the door was great! The food is good but again this area needs a place that has some fresh new items and ideas on the menu.

JF
JulieF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak sandwich was excellent!! Soft roll, steak cooked to perfection, delicious sauce! Cute atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a delicious dinner at Three Restaurant and Bar. The Barrel Aged Maker's Mark 46 Manhattans were outstanding!! The portions are good size. The side dinner salads were tasty and the Prawn spaghetti in mushroom sauce and the beef bourguignon were both fantastic!! We had a great time and look forward to returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there and it was fantastic. Would definitely go back. Lea is amazing!!

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Delightful
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have been here when we enjoyed the experience, not this time I am afraid

BG
BettyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Inferno cheese appetizer and mushroom Stogies never disappoint ! Salmon bite entree amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Galentine’s Day with my bestie. The drinks were tasty (between the two of us we got the Halle Berry, Jameson Apple, and Vday special Cupid’s Arrow. We were given addicting sweet potato chips as a complimentary starter snack. We ordered the Three Inferno (fried cheese set aflame, IG worthy, and it’s delicious) and Bacon Bites (pork belly, tasty but not very spicy for sweet & spicy) appetizers. For mains we got the braised beef bourguignon with a side of spiced fries and the fried chicken stack. We weren’t aware that the beef came with pasta and that the horseradish was the base of the pasta sauce. I’m not a horseradish fan, but the flavor wasn’t too strong and the pasta itself was cooked to perfection. Beef was a little on the dry side, but still tasty. Fries were good but eventually the salt caught up to us. Fried chicken was solid- crispy and crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside, very flavorful. It came with mashed potatoes that were so good and excellent for satisfying the comfort food craving. I would definitely go back again to try everything else I wanted to order off the menu.

LG
vipLadyG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent!

MC
vipMovedtoCali
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service. Food was delicious

GW
vipGoWithTheFlo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have always enjoyed the food during brunch, lunch and dinner. Service overall is good.

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vipGr8bites
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Easy restaurant to dine at, while the food wasn't excellent it was good.

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PatriciaB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and service and low noise level Had a ginger pumpkin soup and mushroom phyllo appetizers - served nice and warm. Delicious.

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kristaC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there with a group of 9 people. The food was good and the service was very accommodating to out larger group. We enjoyed our dinner and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Fruch
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s belated birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time a Three Restaurant and Bar and it was a dining pleasure. The sweet potato chips were a great way to start us off and the Maker's Mark 46 Manhattan is a must for Manhattan aficionados.
We had the Oregon Cod Risotto and the Ravioli. Both were perfectly prepared and the portions were generous, and moderately priced. It is definitely a place that we will return to in the near future.

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vipArunaM
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The experience depends on what you are expecting. Based on the website, I was expecting a restaurant that would fit into the “fit for foodies” Opentable category. Walking in, it was immediately evident it would not be that - loud pop music, a tv turned on, menus suitable for takeout... Service was great, so we felt too guilty to just have a drink and appetizer and go elsewhere. Portions were huge but the food was also something we consumed out of politeness and so as not to waste. I do think other customers had a much better experience (they all seemed pleased) so again, I think it comes down to expectations.

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vipFrosTraded
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible. Cold pancakes, tasteless benedict, really bad food Im sorry. Never going back.

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RichM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place for a few buddies to meet for a quick holiday lunch!!! Food was terrific as always!!!

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vipsparrowlark
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

They kind of accommodated me but they are listing GF dishes that are not GF. Do not eat here if your have Celiac. It’s not safe.

They post an extensive GF menu online. When I got there they had three GF things on the menu. Two were appetizers and one was an entree. Of those, only one was actually GF. They deem anything without flour in it to be GF. They had a fried appetizer listed as GF even though they fried it in the same fryer as breaded items. The entree also could not be made without CC due to the bulk prepared risotto. So I could have had it without the risotto or the sauce but I chose not to do that.

They did prepare a dish for me and I got CC. The food was ok but not great. Would have gone somewhere else but due to time constraints had to make do. The waiter was apologetic and said they were taking proper measures to prepare my food but my gut says otherwise.

Won’t be back and don’t recommend for other people with Celiac.

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vipMaxine
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The wine is a great moderate selection. The apps are tasty and small so that you can enjoy one of the best burgers we've had in the Bay Area.

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viposcarlg
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The noise level is very high
Rendering conversation difficult

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. We'll be back

JD
vipJoeD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

All good except the noise level was just too much.

RP
RenataP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Great food! Little too noisy to my taste.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Meal was fine but not special; rather expensive for ambiance, service, quality. Portions were large, but overly sauced / very heavy. Drinks were quite expensive, one diner was served top-shelf liquor without being asked if he wanted to pay for that (rail would have been fine). Overall, it was.... okay.

GW
vipGoWithTheFlo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is always fresh and delicious. Like how they continously introduce new dishes. Service is attentive.

LW
vipLeticiaW
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This is the second time I visited Three within 2 months, the services were almost equally bad both times, while the food was way worse the second time. I thought to give the restaurant a chance after our first visit since I remember the cocktails, bacon bits (an appetizer), and skirt steak were pretty good during my first visit. Not sure if the exec. chef was on break on Sunday nights or perhaps I didn't drink enough during my second visit, but everything tasted mediocre. The cod fish risotto smelled extremely fishy, bacon bits were ok but the plating was disappointing, few other appetizers we ordered were underwhelming, signature cocktails had no garnishing, not even mint leaves or cucumber as described on the menu, steak sandwich was dry, hard, and bland, salads were boring...

During the second visit (a Sunday evening), there was just one waiter serving the entire restaurant and it appeared that he was overwhelmed which my be the cause of the occasional impatience on his face when we asked questions about the menu. I also wanted to point out that their Halloween decor was just tasteless, and the cheesy music they played reminds me of Safeway. Last but not least, the greeter lady was rude both times we visited. Not welcoming, unenthusiastic, unprofessional - the only thing that seemed to make her excited was when she told us $2 cake cutting fee per person was required for the birthday cake we brought with us and when she sat at the bar drinking with the bartender.

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ShaV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Three is located in a great area of town...full of walkable shops and restaurants. Great menu, fun decor, attentive staff.

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vipZakkTS
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good. Not great. The food is always pretty good, but the service is hit or miss. Sometimes it is excellent and other times you wait forever for everything. You just never know.

MB
MaryB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was excellent. Our waiter and the other staff that served us were great.

LW
vipLeticiaW
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food and cocktails were excellent. Our party of 6 enjoyed every dish and every drink we ordered. Service was ok and attentive. The fried cheese appetizer was a crowd-pleaser. We had to return our NY Steaks once (2 orders) because medium rare came out medium well, but the server was apologetic and took it back right away.

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vipSteveF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an awesome experience every time

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Billie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is OK. Used to be much better. Was the only place we could make a reservation at our desired time. Would not rush back to eat there.

KC
vipKarenC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Met a friend here for brunch. Service was excellent and they were very patient when my friend was very late. The bacon bytes are to die for. Salmon Benedict was a bit salty; however, maybe I should have know it would be as it was made with smoked salmon. We really enjoyed our meal and the service. The only down side was that parking in that area is a bit dicey. It's a very busy area.

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lowlow
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Onion Soup was really good... However I also had a signature dish - Fried Chicken and Waffle sandwich and the was not very good. chick was good but the waffle was cold and soft not crispy. The potatoes that came with the dish where also cold.. My friend had the corn beef hash and she said it was really good.

So Yes, have the soup and the corn beef hast, but skip the chicken and waffle sandwich.

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Permanently Closed - Three Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 344-9444.

Permanently Closed - Three Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 912 OpenTable diners.

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