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Violet’s, San Francisco, CA

Violet’s

4.5
4.5
399 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

American restaurant & cocktail bar serving classic dishes and innovative cocktails.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Hours: Mon - Thur 5pm-9:30pm; Fri - Sat 4:30pm-1opm (Bar 'Til 10:30pm); Sun 4:30pm-9pm

Bar Snacks

  • Marinated Olives$7.00

    Castelvetrano Olives, House Harissa, Roasted Peppers & Citrus

    • Chips & Dip$12.00

      Whipped Tofu, Scallion Oil, Aleppo Pepper, Sesame Seeds

      • Ballpark Fries$8.00

        Fried Garlic, Parmesan, Parsley

        • Winter Squash Croquette$12.00

          Spinach and Parmesan cheese with Marinara Sauce

          • Bruschetta*$12.00

            Broccoli three-ways, Almond Butter, Manchego Cheese

            • Chicken Meatballs$12.00

              Butternut Squash, Charred Lemon Ponzu

              Apps & Salads

              • Violet's Market Salad*$14.00

                Kale, Beets, Red Cabbage, Pecans, Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

                • Violet's Wedge Salad$14.00

                  Candied Pepitas, Spanish Chorizo, Cotija Cheese, Tomatillo Yogurt Dressing

                  • Tortilla Soup$10.00

                    Iacopi Farm Bean, Pumpkin Broth, Creme Fraiche

                    New & Old Classics

                    Substitute Salad on a Burger $1; Substitute Ballpark Fries on a Burger $3

                    • Tavern Burger$18.50

                      Flannery Beef. Thick Cut Bacon, American Cheese, Chipotle Aioli, Lettuce, Onion, Pickles, Shoestring Fries

                      • Impossible Burger$20.00

                        American Cheese, Chipotle Aioli, Slow-Cooked Onions, Lettuce, Pickles, Shoestring Fries

                        • Violet's Fried Chicken

                          Marys Free Range Chicken, Cornmeal Battered Legs, Thighs & Wings, House-made Hot Sauce

                          • 3-Pieces$22.00
                          • 6-Pieces$40.00

                        Plates

                        • Vegan Lasagna*$23.00

                          Yuba Noodles, Mushroom Ragu, Impossible Meat, Cashew Cheese, Breadcrumbs

                          • Shortrib$32.00

                            Black Garlic Glaze, Sweet Potato Puree, Fried Brussel Sprouts

                            • Grilled Trout*$28.00

                              Smashed Fingerlings, Smoked Onion, Chimichurri & Chicories

                              Dessert

                              • Big Ass Chocolate Chip Cookie$7.00

                                Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Sea Salt

                                • Trifle$10.00

                                  Chocolate Pudding, Oreo Cookie Crumble, Mint Whipped Cream

                                  Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                  What 399 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                  4.5
                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.4Food
                                  • 4.5Service
                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                  • 4.2Value

                                  NoiseModerate

                                  Loved For

                                  • San Francisco

                                    Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                  1. 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.

                                  2. 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 :)

                                  3. 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.

                                  4. 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!

                                  5. 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.

                                  6. l

                                    lisad

                                    San Francisco

                                    6 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    6 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!

                                  7. 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.

                                  8. LJ

                                    LJ88

                                    San Francisco

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We loved everything about this place, the staff, the food, the vibe. We'll be back for sure. Those frozen cocktails were bomb.

                                  9. ND

                                    NDNLS

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 4, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    We loved our experience At Violet’s; it’s truly one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I ordered the Impossible Burg which is my go-to and it was perfect! My friends and family who were visiting from OOT really loved their food as well!

                                  10. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    8 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything was amazing !

                                  11. b

                                    bmillee

                                    Washington DC

                                    16 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    16 reviews

                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great drink selection. Great burger at a great price point.

                                  12. F

                                    Fohhhh

                                    San Francisco

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 13, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wait staff and service was great, will be returning.

                                  13. p

                                    paulb

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I love this place. Great bar. Great drinks. Great burger. Great outside seating. Plus, this is the best place to watch a Warriors game in the Richmond District.

                                  14. EA

                                    EliseoA

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 22, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Entrees are a bit pricey for the quantity but very good

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    5 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on February 18, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Employees are really nice. Good food, good experience.

                                  16. AM

                                    AMac

                                    San Francisco

                                    8 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Great neighborhood spot, fried chicken was fantastic!

                                  17. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Milwaukee

                                    5 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Cocktails were really good and that was hands down the best short rib I have ever had. Would definitely come back the next time we are in San Francisco.

                                  18. JW

                                    JW3005

                                    San Francisco

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on February 9, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I loved this place. The food and drinks where exception and carefully prepared. The staff was patient as it took us a while to look at menu. They also helped direct me in the right direction based on my preferences to a wonderful dish and drink.

                                  19. P

                                    Pencita

                                    San Francisco

                                    30 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    30 reviews

                                    Dined on February 7, 2022

                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                    It was just great!

                                  20. KP

                                    KnickP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Great service and great drinks! Go for happy hour and save some money on some of their nicer cocktails!

                                  21. ST

                                    SusanT

                                    San Francisco

                                    20 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    20 reviews

                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                    overall3food4service4ambience4

                                    I'd like to give Violet's a better review because the food (kale salad and fried chicken) and service were quite good. However, the wine prices were steep (starting at $16 a glass) and the fried chicken came with nothing except ranch dressing. I would have purchased a side vegetable, but the only thing offered was french fries. I felt more like I was eating an appetizer for dinner. With some tweaks in the menu and some more reasonably priced wine by the glass, I'd try it again.

                                  22. j

                                    jeffreyd

                                    San Francisco

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on January 24, 2022

                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                    Nice little place. Limited menu. Fair prices. Food good but not great. Tv above bar playing football. Very noisy drink making. Service inconsistent as all get out. The music playing was like a quiz in obscure 80 new wave!

                                  23. CJ

                                    CJNeighbor

                                    San Francisco

                                    6 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on January 23, 2022

                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                    The food was okay, nothing to write home about. The service was mediocre at best. I have found this to be the case for some time now. I continue to give it a chance but the experience never changes. Too bad because it’s in a good spot for locals.

                                  24. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 23, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food and drink were amazing!

                                  25. KB

                                    KenB

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 17, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    friendly, attentive service, excellent food. the ballpark fries are great, as is the trout and the chicken soup. Nice wines.

                                  26. NC

                                    NorCalfoodenthusiast

                                    Chicago

                                    18 reviews

                                    vip
                                    2.0

                                    18 reviews

                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                    overall2food3service1ambience1

                                    The cold temps matched the cold service. The food quality did not match the price. The drinks were good! Overall, a disappointment.

                                  27. H

                                    Hungry

                                    San Francisco

                                    12 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                    overall3food4service5ambience2

                                    The food and service was great but with the door open and a very cold evening it was like eating in a refrigerator. The food was good but I paid a hefty price close to $50 with taxes food mandates and tip for 3 very small pieces ($22.00) of fried chicken with a hot sauce that was a bit too hot, and a nice glass very small pour of pinot nior. The value was just not there even though the food was good.

                                  28. RB

                                    ReneeB

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 10, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I love this place. The staff is awesome and they clearly love working at Violets. Food is delicious and outdoor dining is super safe and warm because they have heat lamps. I highly recommend this establishment.

                                  29. SF

                                    SFNOrth

                                    San Francisco

                                    47 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    47 reviews

                                    Dined on December 10, 2021

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    We ordered the marinated olives and chicken meatballs for appetizers. Both good. Our drinks were Get Me to the Church, Crossover and Negroni mi Amor. All excellent and highly recommend them. For entrees we ordered the Tavern Burgers. They were cooked to perfection and at the perfect temperatures that we ordered. Service was amazing. Our servers were friendly, fun and professional. Looking forward to going back.

                                  30. TO

                                    TonyO

                                    San Francisco

                                    26 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    26 reviews

                                    Dined on December 5, 2021

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    Food very good...service too. Place was a bit cold with doors wide open. One of the best burgers in town.

                                  31. b

                                    bethp

                                    San Francisco

                                    7 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on November 30, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                    Food was great, but it was very cold in the restaurant.

                                  32. JZ

                                    JohnnyZCHI

                                    Chicago

                                    5 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on November 30, 2021

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Limited menu options for food. Wine and beer list is very good.

                                  33. KG

                                    KatherineG

                                    San Francisco

                                    17 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    17 reviews

                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                    overall3food1service4ambience4

                                    The server got my order wrong and still charged me for the dish that was incorrect. The food overall was sloppily made, drowned in oil and over salted.

                                  34. m

                                    musttache

                                    San Francisco

                                    20 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    20 reviews

                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Enjoyed the delicious happy hour special cocktails (Crossover Old Fashioned) served in a carved crystal rocks glass and some bar snacks. We were a group of six and the bar tenders were very attentive and served water on the side without our asking, but since we'd done a long walk prior to arriving we were grateful for that little touch. An hour and a half later we were shown to our table and we enjoyed burgers, the trout entree and other items. The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was prompt and courteous and the food and beverages top notch. We'd read some less than glowing reviews and didn't want to expect too much, but we were very happily surprised. Oh, and the restrooms were temporarily out of service but Fiorentini (just a few doors down) graciously and happily allowed us their use. The restrooms were later restored to order. All in all a wonderful evening!

                                  35. AK

                                    AnnK

                                    San Francisco

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                    overall4food2service4ambience4

                                    I was disappointed. The restaurant is super cute and came highly recommended. Unfortunately, the trout and vegan lasagna were both very salty, but the short ribs and burger were good. We sent back a signature cocktail (tasted like antiseptic grade soda) but the wine selection was great.

                                  36. JT

                                    JessieT

                                    San Francisco

                                    16 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    16 reviews

                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    great new menu items at out go to spot! We especially loved the tortilla soup!

                                  37. KC

                                    KacieC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 15, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Such a fun spot with great food and drinks. Sat outside with friends and shared food with cocktails. Will be a go-to spot for me

                                  38. DA

                                    DanielleA

                                    San Francisco

                                    23 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    23 reviews

                                    Dined on November 10, 2021

                                    overall3food2service2ambience3

                                    Violet’s is a few blocks from our house. We keep wanting to make this our go to place, but it never seems to hit the mark. Cocktails are great, but the food always leaves us wondering why we decided to come back. More menu options, and consistent preparation would be a huge plus here.

                                  39. DR

                                    DianeR

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 10, 2021

                                    overall3food4service4ambience3

                                    We ordered the cod and couldn't believe how tiny the serving was. It had a nice tasty sauce over it, but nothing else. If you order cod, that is all you will get. But kudos on the french fries, which were quite yummy topped with shredded parmesan and it was a large serving.

                                  40. LE

                                    LvdE

                                    San Francisco

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on November 8, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious dinner and wonderful service! Liza is great!

                                  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 4.5 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                  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–9:30 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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