Red Dog

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312 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Chef Lauren Kiino brings her distinctive style of approachable, inventive farm-to-table California cuisine to SOMA. Taking advantage of the Bay Area's outstanding quality and variety of meats and produce, she incorporates local ingredients into dishes inspired by flavors from Italy and across the U.S. In perfect counterpoint, the 20 seat bar offers craft beer, a well curated wine program, and on-point modern and classic cocktails.

Expect a decidedly diner-friendly environment: comfortable and welcoming, with complementary modern and rustic touches.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
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3.9
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3.9
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AR
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All in all very good. There was a mistake in my order but the staff promptly corrected it.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Good food and lively place.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great time for a going away party.

b
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service has gone way down hill in the last few months.

NN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wasn't open. I went there and it was closed. Why was I able to make a reservation?

BH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Reddog for the nice lunch, I always like that you menu is changing and new and old things come and go. I had the BLT, it was very good. I have also had the fried chicken sandwich in the past as well as the salmon, all great dishes.

SM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately we dined on a random Tuesday evening and only a couple tables were occupied and a couple was at the bar. The host was not at the front, but the bartender motioned the server to seat our group of four. We ordered starters but after about 40 minutes or so, three of our four entrees were served; it seems that the server forgot that we had ordered starters. Considering that only a couple tables were occupied it seemed odd that our food took so long to be prepared and served. There were a couple servers (possibly one was the manager) standing around and talking then went outside for a cigarette. We were then advised that the bar was closing but we could order dessert. Definitely one of the worst dining experiences in San Francisco save for the Kronnerburger pop-up on Mission Street!

MS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the brunch

A
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I think the wait staff in the kitchen were stretched a little thin. Waited to order and to get our food. . But otherwise everything was really good. I’d return.

c
Atlanta
98 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful brunch sitting outside in the cool summer morning in San Francisco.

GR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our table was not ready upon arrival. We waited nearly 10 minutes once seated for a waiter and only received one once I asked. After the food arrived the waiter did not return to check on us. The music was blasting over our heads, but they did turn it town when I asked. Overall the food was good, but they need to either add service staff or improve on attending patrons.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and quick

HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I have previously dined at Red Dog and had a disappointing service experience. But, the food was OK so I chalked it up to an off-day.

I recently came back for a business lunch. Our server was slow to greet us and take drink orders, but eventually came and we put our orders in. The food also took a long time to arrive.

Two of my colleagues ordered salads topped with fried chicken. Which, is printed on the menu. Our server said 'OK' and took their orders down. When the meals arrived, their salads were topped with what looked like boiled chicken with no seasoning. One of them asked if they could have fried chicken instead on the side. The server responded, "that's no longer on the menu". Weird, because it was plainly printed on the menu AND is on the menu that is on their website right now. And, she said nothing when they both ordered salads with a fried chicken add-on.

Another of my colleagues ordered a sandwich with chips and got fries. Not a huge deal. But yet another ordered the salmon dish cooked medium well. The fish was still raw in the middle. I had a pasta bowl of the day. It was fusilli with a mushroom bolognese sauce. It was fine, but not good or great, and at the very least not offensive as my fellow diners dishes were. Had our server been back to our table to refill waters or check in or expressed any interest in how our meals were, we might have complained. But, we figured it was better to just get out.

After one unimpressive experience and one that was plainly bad, we will not be back. There are too many very good lunch options in SoMA to spend my money on 1) food that's not good or accurate, 2) service that doesn't care.

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Literally ONE entree on the menu was available on a Wednesday night at 6 PM. And maybe half the appetisers. Had the distinct feeling the restaurant was not stocking the kitchen (or the bar... barely any bottles on the shelves) in advance of a closing. Besides the extremely disappointing dining experience overall the food was nothing special. The wait staff was congenial but I felt badly for them as they were the ones on the front lines letting folks know the kitchen had nothing to serve.

L
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

They argued about our order at the server station long enough for most of it to be very cold when it arrived. Sad place, not very well run, serving decent airport bar style food.

GA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfy booth and great combination of drinks/dinner for a work meal

CR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very accommodating despite our extremely large party.

h
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not mad at this place, but the service was slow. Tempeh BLT was just above average.

S
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Came on rainy day lunch during conference. Empty when arrived but as soon as other people showed up waiter was not very attentive. Place was never very busy but waiter Forgot part of order. Food was fine but given number of great places in SF no need to go back to place.

MS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s a neighborhood staple

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Most delicious burger I’ve had in a long while! And the chicken sandwich and bowl were enjoyed by others in our party. Would definitely have lunch here again.

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and easy to make a reservation. Not crazy crowded like most weekend brunch spots.

BW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our 8:45 reservation to be told they had already closed. They didn't appear to know we had a reservation, and seemed surprised when we told them we had one. While they did offer us a glass of wine while we figured out other options, we declined. We live just around the corner and will likely not return to a restaurant that honors neither it's hours nor reservations.

RJ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a good late brunch and drinks before a Sunday game. Everything was delicious and the service was great.

C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We will go again. Convenient location and very good menu.

JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good food. I liked the burger. five stars

FT
New England
42 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A limited menu but I was able to find a very healthy Salmon entree . I sat at the bar and the two bartenders were attentive. It can get noisy , especially during happy hour.

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My partner and I went for Sunday brunch. I made reservations for 10:30. When we arrived there was only 2 tables occupied. I was surprised as the restaurant we dined at the day before had an hour wait. The waitress was very kind. Our meals arrived promptly, my partner and I were leery about the food due to the lack of customers, however to our delight it was very good.

TL
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I like the ambiance at Red Dog -- clean lines, casual and not too loud. In the past, the service has been very slow, but was pretty good yesterday. Sadly, the food -- pea soup (mine) and market veggie bowl (my friend's) were so mediocre. Boo. The beer bread with sweet butter was delicious!

ML
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Loved the vegetarian chili!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and an overall great vibe! Red Dog is a must.

CS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the farm vegetable rice bowl. Perfect lunch option.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You took my reservation and when I arrived. You were closed for a private party. No notice, no warning. Not coming back. I gave you notice.

ET
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was amazing and on point. She brought everything we needed xactly when we needed it. Our water and coffee were always refilled . I had the chicken with gravy and biscuit and it was delicious! I will definitely go back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service is super slow, took 20 minutes just to have somebody come and take our order

c
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice option for dinner and a beer before Giants game or event at Att Park. 15 minutes from BART.

G
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I had dined here with my daughter for dinner. The menu selection is limited and the food quality was just ok. The service was poor especially given the fact that it wasn't busy at all since it was a Tuesday evening. The chicken wing appetizer I ordered had to be returned because it was undercooked. My daughter had the pork belly lettuce cup and it was good but not special. I am sure that I won't be returning to this place for dinner. I might try it for lunch though

DB
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I've been to Red Dog many times and have never been disappointed by anything there. This visit was by far the best service I've had. Our server's name was Johnny and usually works at their sister restaurant but was covering a shift. He was great. Our food was served quickly and arrived hot. He was also very accommodating about one addition we wanted to make.

I'll be back to Red Dog again soon and will also visit Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant, the sister restaurant.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Late happy hour ending at 7pm plus good service and convenient location between BART and CalTrain makes RedDog the perfect location to meet with friends on a weeknight.

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch menu
quick service
food quality is amazing

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