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Violet’s, San Francisco, CA

Violet’s

4.4
4.4
432 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
American restaurant & cocktail bar serving classic dishes and innovative cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 682-4861

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anson Souza

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond District

  • Cross street

    24th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Violet's Prix Fixe

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We have been working hard to put together a really nice seasonal 3-course prix fixe with optional wine pairing! This menu is offered Sunday-Thursday and will change every couple of week! Check out the menu at Violets-sf.com

What 432 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MW

    MargaretW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service are both great. It manages to have a cool vibe while also keeping a friendly, neighborhood feel. When we want to go out or when we have friends visiting from out of town we usually end up at Violets. You can’t go wrong!
  2. S

    Sunny

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We have been big fans since it opened. The food on this particular evening however was gloppy, unrefined, greasy and honestly…bad. I hope it was just a momentary problem.
  3. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    kind of like a sports bar disguised as a brasserie
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a our go to place in the Outer Richmond, great local bar/restaurant, great vibe, excellent staff food and drinks.
  5. t

    timbobtoy13

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food! My wife and I used this as a date night to escape the kids and we loved it!
  6. AI

    AnneI

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This is really more of a bar that serves bar food. Unfortunately the food we ordered was not very good
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Violet’s is our family’s go-to destination for every occasion, from post-kids sports practice dinners to hosting out of town friends. The kids can have burgers while I indulge in what I believe to be the smoothest Old Fashioned in town.
  8. M

    Mbk333

    San Francisco

    183 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Extremely noisy place—uncomfortably so. Seating on hard hard chairs also uncomfortable. Food for SF Restaurant week fabulous. Included an excellent tequila drink. First course frisée apple salad flavorful. Lamb shank divine—one of the best I’ve ever hah. Dessert of flourless chocolate torte with whipped cream and raspberries exquisite. Service just ok. Wait between courses too long a wait. But food was stellar.
  9. BE

    BridgetE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was incredible and the servers were really kind. Unfortunately our orders and many others around us, didn’t make it to the kitchen and we have to wait upwards of an hour and a half to receive our entrees.
  10. w

    wingj

    San Francisco

    160 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time experience and plan to return in the near future!
  11. JM

    JenniferM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Wow. Is there a new owner? The $20 burger used to be amazing and worth the money but it went from a 10 to a 0. I'll never go back and am spreading the word to not go there. The burger was tiny, on a ratty, cold, cheap bun, and cooked well done, not medium as requested. I sent it back and didn't even get a comp. Terrible. Spend your money at Bill's (next door to Violet's), Super Duper or even an In-and-Out Burger! So bummed to lose a local favorite
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was perfect and delicious! Manager assisted my wife and I for the evening and due to reservation conflicts he accommodated us accordingly . Would recommend !
  13. f

    felix

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. My only surprise was the size of my dish, for a full price, the salmon was difficult to find… I have never been served such of a small tiny portion. Fair to say, I have to get some extra food at home.
  14. NN

    NicoleN

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Never have had a bad meal here - always very enjoyable! Wish they had a few more desserts on the menu.
  15. MC

    MollyC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s our favorite local spot for an impromptu date night.
  16. A

    Allijean

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I like that this restaurant has a casual vibe and reasonable prices in our neighborhood. But something odd happened. We ordered their burger and asked for cheese. We were given an odd response as if no one has ever asked for cheese on a burger before. Then the server went to ask the kitchen and came back and said they had American or Parmesan (why even mention Parmesan?). Given the options we decided on no cheese. Then the burger arrived with American cheese!! What? How hard is it to serve a burger. Felt bad sending it back but my husband really doesn’t like American cheese and it wasn’t what we ordered. The server then kind of ignored us the rest of the evening and the new burger took forever. So, probably won’t go here again. Too bad.
  17. DD

    DevinD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love Violet’s. It’s a great neighborhood spot with elevated food and a seasonal menu
  18. K

    Kristina

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    A regrettable choice of restaurants for us. Tried to order garlic fries but at 7:30 pm they were out of garlic and waiter recommended we try chips and guacamole. Chips turned out to be thin lays style chips and very small amount of avacado mixed with big chunks of jicama. Yuk! Our hanger streak and gnocchi were same poor quality. Has 6 tough pieces of gnocchi outnumbered by uncooked basil and cherry tomatoes. Drinks mediocre- bill $129 for two. Can’t rate desert as we fled to Pearl once we saw the choc chip cookie option offered at violets. Do yourself a favor and avoid. Pearl is one block away and well worth the wait as we found out next day.
  19. SF

    SFNative

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Impossible burger so far! Fries, chips and dip and City Bird cocktail was great. Happy Hour is definitely a way to go for small bites and drinks. Service was fantastic.
  20. k

    kwsf

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best, unfortunately
  21. RB

    ReneeB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love dining outside at Violets. They have great heating and comfortable tables and seating. The staff is awesome and attentive and food is delicious. The bartending Is excellent. One of my favorite SF venues to dine.
  22. PS

    PaigeS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It just seems so expensive 2 people-195.? 2 burgers 4 beverages 1 appetizer no desert
  23. V

    Veronica

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Violet’s. I had an unexpected night off so I took myself out of a nice dinner. Thanks!
  24. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time to Violet's for dinner with a friend. Food was amazing, drinks were amazing and the service was amazing. I appreciated how clean both the inside and outside was. Highly recommend this place!
  25. W

    Willi

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is tasty, with a good mix of informal snack-type appetizers and small plates, and interesting larger plates. Portions are good-sized; most of them suitable for sharing. Wine list is small, but contains a good selection, and there's some fun and interesting cocktails. The decor is comfortable and pleasant, with an informal, almost "sports bar" kind of vibe rather than a more formal fining dining experience, and it's good for families and kids. Mostly indoor dining, but some sidewalk tables too. Wait staff are great.
  26. K

    Kylar

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. We ordered the burger with a side salad instead of fries and split it. The burger was perfectly cooked and the salad was delicious and pretty hearty for a simple $1 upgharge. The service was impeccable; we had a few extraneous requests and our server handled them with grace and pleasantness. Ask for their house hot sauce…
  27. B

    Bernza

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fun place to eat in the Richmond District. The food and service were wonderful!
  28. E

    Erin

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Violet's is a fun neighborhood spot with great food and service!

    Violet’sResponded on June 20, 2022Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for the kind words and 5-star review! We look forward to having you again at Violet's! Travis Lee Director of Operations

  29. D

    Diane

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the food. The outdoor space needs some attention with bad curb appeal and dying plants. Food was excellent!!! Consistently great. Service a little confusing…. Drinks delivered by another server and not our waitress. That’s fine just need to know who is responsible for drinks and wine choices.
  30. C

    Canary

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food that I would not make at home. Loved the Pittsburgh Salad!
  31. S

    Stewartv

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    1st time there on a Saturday night-not much of a crowd . Cucumber salad was exceptional as was the Lamb Kofta. The chicken was exquisite-perfectly deep fried—no need for the side ranch dressing-the flavor of the batter doesn’t need it. Staff was super and I’d recommend Violets Negroni-all around great meal
  32. k

    kvsf

    San Francisco

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great happy hour prices and amazingly huge amounts to share.
  33. ML

    MichaelL

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Our entrees weren’t fully cooked, but the waiter responded very courteously and fixed the problem as soon as we let him know.
  34. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Was surprised to find nothing special about Mother Day. The menu was so basic, and no flowers or anything memorable for the mothers. I made the mistake of bringing my wife here. The lamb sausage was basically lamb nachos. They were out of waffles, so no chicken and waffles. The only thing to order was a burger, which turned out to be an average kids burger. Will not go back.
  35. RV

    RachelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful Mother's Day brunch! Everything was top tier. Such an amazing staff. Will be back sooner than later :)
  36. SF

    SFJimbo

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Violets has inventive drinks and a solid menu. The waiters were super nice and helpful. They were able to successfully decipher the ingredients in the inventive drinks. And we had good cocktails (their take on the old fashioned and a margarita). the burger was very good perhaps a bit small for $20. The fries were epic...crunchy, light and perfectly salted. The fried chicken was delicious but had no sides. it should come with a vegetable to cut the grease and to look more substantial for $22.
  37. MA

    MaryA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a friendly neighborhood vibe but with a slight upscale twist!
  38. F

    Fun4kids

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was lovely and the cocktail excellent. At peak dining hours be prepared for a very noisy environment.
  39. l

    lisad

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The Caldo Verde is something I would come back for on its own. I wish they had it in their menu I would Door dash it!
  40. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went and had dinner here with a few Friends on a Thursday night during Restaurant Week. Food was great and staff was nice and accommodating. The $45 Prix-Fixe menu they had going on for Restaurant week was great! Excellent value. They were a little busy when we got there, so the entrée came out a little slow, but we didn't mind because our appetizer soups and salads were very large.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Violet’s does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Violet’s also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 682-4861.

Violet’s is rated 4.4 stars by 432 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Violet’s

2301 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    24th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anson Souza

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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