Violet’s

4.6
271 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
American restaurant & cocktail bar serving classic dishes and innovative cocktails.

Support Violet’s during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 271 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Can’t beat the Violet burger and old fashioned combo! Great service and perfect COVID measures without feeling like it overwhelmed the experience.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went unexpectedly during Restaurant Week and was very pleased. The food was delicious, service excellent and the value was Wow! Had cocktails before dining which were perfect! I highly recommend eating at this neighborhood gem!

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SissiT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was Ok but we had to wait for ever for it. The service was better than the food 😊

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Thomas
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Restaurant Week menu. Wait staff was exceptional.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was very slow.

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vipkvsf
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice to eat outside, even in cooler weather. It was nice, though , to be offered indoor dining this evening.
The burrata toast was absolutely the best ever, as was the shrimp, Caesar salad, fries, and carrot cake. Service could not have been better. Thank tou

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vipHungry
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised to enjoy the Dine About Town offering here. Everything from the cocktail to dessert was delicious! The burrata toast with snap pea was to die for.

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WillH
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very attentive, easy to reserve a seat, friendly staff, food came out fast and tasted great. The only issue we had is they switched up our orders (we ordered three burgers but cooked differently).

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RileyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great social distance offerings for everyone's comfort levels. Outside dining with heaters and spaced tables, as well as inside dining for those more brave. Great service, and great cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome neighborhood gem. Crafty drinks. Food very delicious. Very friendly and accommodating staff!

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KevinF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was AMAZING. Staff was very respectful of distance and masks which is always appreciated but did not let that subtract from checking in and making sure we had everything we needed. Wish I had gotten the name of my server. He was fantastic.

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MargaretW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious food. They made my sister’s birthday very special. Thanks Violet’s!

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KristaH
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this spot! Great quality drinks and food. The service is great. Very San Francisco pricing if you know what I mean, haha. But it’s a great spot. Love to bring guests here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

happy to get a last-minute reservation!
service was excellent, delicious cocktails, food very good, & we almost managed to stay warm outside on a windy evening-
planning to return & linger for more drinks on a warmer day

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Connor
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not a good spot for cheap eats. Cocktails are cute and flavorful. Staff was on top of Covid-precautions and were super friendly.

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JMSil
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Overpriced cafeteria food.

Drinks were good.

Food was terrible.

The appetizers were alright, but the main course was ill tasting.

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vipSFNative
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was just very cold! Otherwise great.

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vipDiarraA
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I love the aesthetic of this place. Pulled up on a date and the drinks were good. Tried the deviled eggs too. I’d come back and try their small but apparently mighty menu on a nice wait. Definitely coming back to sit inside and enjoy the spot. It looks a vibey well designed gem.

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BDRMCCANN
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall, good food - a bit expensive but good! Small menu that is likely bc of the pandemic. Probably the most strict restaurant we've been to during this pandemic. A little extreme that we basically had out masks on the whole time because we were super nervous about getting in trouble LOL. They wont go near your table to serve unless you masks are up. At this point if you really want their food - just order take out and go home. Also our server was a nice dude but um basically decided for us after he/the kitchen made a mistake with our order. Not a huge deal but definitely annoying: we ordered the appetizer fries, didn't get them instead one side order came out with one of 2 burger orders - we asked them where the app fries (these has parm. and what not on them) the server told us oh well its cheaper if you just get a side of fries. We were like we'd prefer what we ordered.. but ok? He apologized and just brought out a plain side of fries instead. LOL. So weird, but let us live! Champagne was delish and again - we'd def eat here again bc its convenient but not crazy about this place.

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UdayV
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any place with an impossible burger will get a visit from me. Add to it a pretty good warm cocktail (a much better version of a hot toddy) and I'd definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had our anniversary dinner here, the noise level was perfect! And parking was so convenient that we found a spot right out front of the restaurant. The service was fantastic as aswell as the ambiance for outdoor dining during Covid. Heat lamps made it very comfortable to enjoy a meal outside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor heated patio. Covid safety protocol in place

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BriannaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The outdoor dining area is well set up with distance between tables and heat lamps to keep us warm on a cold night. The staff strictly enforce covid procedures: questions at arrival about health, must put mask back on each time server comes to table. Let’s face it, dining during covid is less enjoyable and this isn’t the restaurant’s fault. They are doing their due diligence. Service was good, attentive. The starters portions were quite meager. $10 for 3 x half an egg (deviled eggs), $10 for one slice of toast with beets and goat cheese (tasty but could have been two slices of toast). Menu is limited, not a lot of options - burger, sandwich, meatloaf or fried chicken.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff, amazing cocktails, and yummy food! We shared the Mac n cheese to start (which was delicious) and I had an impossible burger for the first time (big fan.) Outdoor seating felt safe and heat lamps were great! Will be back :)

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vipSFDiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Violet's has been doing a great job adhering to COVID guidelines!

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vipJaneM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Host was incredibly rude. Friend tried to pull
Up a chair and he freaked out. All dining will be shut down in 2 days, could
Have encouraged people to come back. I will never.

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vipMicheleB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took covid precautions seriously and felt safe dining outside with the distanced table setup. Great experience and will certainly be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious and service is very good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was lacking and our heater was barely working.

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EmikoT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first night in a restaurant since March. Had a great time...drinks and pupu's. Very nice staff and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Was a little disappointed to have to wait awhile for our table when we made a reservation and then be sat at a table on a slanted part of the street. Food was super good though and our waitress was nice. Will come back when indoor seating is offered again.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Violets almost weekly - always great service & excellent food. They’re always kind to our toddler Walter and we’re appreciative: We’ll be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank goodness Violets is open with outside dining. Their food is amazing and they are strict with COVID rules. Plenty of heat lamps and outside dining. LOVE IT!!!

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sophied
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Staff is great, food delicious, cocktails always perfect and I love the outdoor area they created.

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Lauren
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great, but service felt rushed. We also got seated 30 min late (it was a Tuesday) and felt like we were a burden.

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vipruthiek
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and really kind staff. Cocktails are delicious and everything felt safe and thoughtful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The dinner was really nice and there was a warm heater above my table. I enjoyed being able to get out to a restaurant and eat there, and they took the health screening and precautions very seriously. I appreciated the meal and hope to come back soon

MA
MichaelA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing! The staff is very attentive and super nice/friendly!

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 4.6 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Violet’s does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/violets-tavern-san-francisco/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.