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About Red Tavern

We are located in the heart of
San Francisco Richmond district and are inviting you to the culinary adventure discovering how
Old World Eastern European cuisine meets contemporary American fare. Our menu offers an assortment of soups, salads, appetizers and main dishes ranging from familiar to exotic and will satisfy most discerning palate. We also serve family style banquet where friends share and enjoy variety of dishes.

2229 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Russian, Eastern European

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
24th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 750-9090

Website:
http://www.redtavernsf.com/

Catering:
We provide full service catering for any occasion serving all your needs - from elaborate weddings and corporate events to intimate parties gathering friends and family.



You can choose from the a la carte or banquet menu or our catering team is able to prepare a wide range of "off menu" items to satisfy your taste and cravings

Parking Details:
We are located in the heart of San Francisco Richmond district at 2229 Clement Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues.

Public Transit:
Muni #1 California and 22nd Avenue Stop
Muni # 29 Clement and 25th Avenue Stop
Muni # 38 Geary and 22nd Avenue Stop

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Red Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (4)
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Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tapas (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love this restaurant! Great food and stuff. Good selection of beer and vine. Treat yourself and try some delicious Russian food :)

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great Russian and 'stan area food. The appetizer samples were fresh and delicious as was the Uzbek rice which we had as a main. A decent sample of wines (including Georgian) and beer to go with the food. Unfortunately they don't have vodka to go with the herring so had to go with the beer. The waiter was very helpful in giving us recommendations and explaining the dishes. Don't miss the excellent Napoleon cake for desert which is a lot like the honey cake with multiple layers.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Tapas, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were wonderful! We had some salmon caviar blinis, a delicious salad (a salad Olivier - what a potato salad always wished it could be,) Uzbeki lamb pilaf, and a wonderful dessert and wine. It was all outstanding.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food and service here is amazing! We had potato zrazy, Julienne cocote, beef stroganoff, Chilean sea bass, then syrniki and Napoleon cake for dessert and everything was beyond delicious! Ochen' vkusno!!!! I'm recommending this place to everyone :-)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Quite a bustling active place. Crowd was mixed but a few parties fit the ethnic demographic. Food was hearty and seemed pretty authentic. I would have appreciated a little sound dampening though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Loved this restaurant. Service was great. Tried a variety of Foods-- stroganoff and cabbage rolls delicious. Lamb dishes well done. Recognize birthdays in a fun way. Will definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Went there with friends and was impressed with the food. We ordered the cabbage rolls, the stroganoff, the gulash, and the chicken shashlyk and shared, family style. All were very good and there's no question that we'd go back again. The wait staff was attentive and very helpful in selecting our choices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We ate at Red Tavern for lunch and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Very authentic Russian food so you know the borscht was fabulous. We had the beef stroganoff and it was wonderful, too. The dark brown bread is a meal in itself. We visit San Francisco often from Santa Cruz and will definitely return to the Red Tavern. Our waiter was a very good looking, professional young man. I think he was Russian, too :-)

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I'm no expert, but it appears to be authentic Russian food served by authentic Russian people to authentic Russian (or maybe Bulgarian) customers -- there appeared to be two large parties going on at the same time. That made it a little noisy, but I would guess that's not always the case.

Meat is a main ingredient, to be found in all three soups (even the borscht, which was very good) and most of the appetizers, as well as nearly all of the mains. The stroganoff was terrific, served not over noodles as is traditional but in a bowl and topped with an inflated layer of bread dough -- the presentation looked sort of like French onion soup. The lamb chops had a funny spice that we couldn't identify, which made it slightly off-putting, but it came with a minced cabbage side that was great. The garlic potatoes were o.k.

The service was amiable, even though it was clear that the two large parties were stressing out the staff a little. We'll definitely go back, hopefully when they're a little less crowded.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

No es un mal restaurante ruso pero esperaba más y hay otros más baratos y deliciosos en la zona. No entiendo porque no hay blinis como plato principal. La sopa pasable, el arroz Ubek es un plato soso y aburrido. Las hojas de berza con carne están bien pero el Stroganoff es lo mejor del menú. El vino se deja tomar, y el Napoleón es un postre recomendable para aquellos que les gusten las cremas y el hojaldre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Why go to French restaurants when Russian is just as yummy, better flamboyant presentation, nicer wait staff, less pricey, and more friendly? GO RUSSIAN!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great Beer, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Delicious, authentic Russian cuisine! Excellent borscht and amazing cabbage rolls. A must-try if you're in the area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Red Tavern is always my 1st choice whenever it comes to Russian cuisine. The restaurant is cozy and nice. Service and food are always good. Highly recommend to foodies and for special occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent service, nice ambience, great food! It is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

I never knew I loved Russian food until coming to Res Tavern. Everything is delicious. Especially the pelmeny.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Great authentic food with fresh ingredients for a low price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Absolutely wonderful place. Very genuine food that's very good and the atmosphere was just a great place to have a wholesome meal for a fair price. Service was great and very casual, felt like I was eating at my neighborhood restaurant, and any request we had he enthusiastically completed.

Highly recommend for a low key date spot

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Do not go there in cold nights, they do not have heater at all or are not willing to use it (and are not apologetic about it either.) This was the 3rd time we went, we enjoy the food and the peculiar place but we are not coming back in the winter.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Outstanding meal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great service, food and ambient. Would highly recommend it to everyone !!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2016

We have no issues booking the appointment and the waitress was great. Russian food are amazing/супер!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

This is a cozy little Russian restaurant. Excellent food and diverse choices. The service was personal and exceptional. I would go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2016

I spent a lot of time in Moscow and I just wanted some good Russian food. It was very good and I was satisfied. Waitress spoke Russian.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 1, 2016

They kept offering bread despite our initial refusal for bread. After fifth time, bread arrived anyway

Service was slow despite only three other tables being occupied. Waitstaff seemed friendly when they came around

Food seemed just ok, nothing notable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Food was excellent. The stuffed cabbage rolls were the best and first rate borscht. It is a tiny place but very nice with great food and good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2016

This is one of our family's favorite restaurants, so many of the special Russian dishes are delicious, with generous portions. I am particularly fond of the beef tongue, a dish that is hard to find here in San Francisco. I can't say enough about their gourmet preparation of their beef tongue. This visit I ordered the sautéed cabbage and the mushroom julienne cocotte, and both were delicious. This time we were too full for dessert, but we usually order their special Napoleon cake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Menu was eclectic at best and the execution was lacking. This is an ethnic venue, where if you speak the language perhaps you will be treated better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Eastern European food and atmosphere at it's best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

This is the first Russian restaurant we tried and the food is good. We made an early reservation at 5:30 p.m. as it was Mother's Day. It still took close to an hour for the food to arrive. Perhaps it would be better on a regular weekend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Red Tavern is a delightful restaurant that we will return to again and again. Our server was a warm, friendly woman who was genuinely determined to be sure that our first experience here was a great one. Dinner was very tasty, served beautifully. We were also fortunate enough to enjoy young people celebrating a birthday. What fun!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The best Russian food in San Francisco.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 8, 2016

I took my Americans friends there and everyone loved it. This place is not for quick dinner, we spent almost 3 hours there but food was amazing (and we ordered a lot too). We are planning to come there again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

A menu that includes dishes from Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary and other countries in central Europe. Outstanding service!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant, so we had a wide sampling of dishes, from borscht, olivie, tongue, veal pelmeni, stroganoff, chicken kebab and rabbit stew--everything was cooked to perfection. It was the best Russian food we've ever had. Service was good. This will be our go-to restaurant for Russian food in the city from now on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Very fun, enlightening dining experience! We were the only non-Russians dining that evening- the entirety of the restaurant were folks celebrating some sort of festive occasion. We were jealous of the vodka they had as the restaurant only serves beer & wine (good Czech beer though). The food was quite delicious. I loved the rabbit stew- it was a huge portion which tasted even better the second day when I had it for lunch. The cabbage rolls were a bit bland, and the stroganoff was solid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2016

We had a lunch in Red Ravern this time with our guests from China. The food was delicious and service was great. Thank you. Will see you soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2016

We were there on a rainy evening recently. Katerina, our server, was very very nice, taking the time to explain every item on the menu as this was our first visit. The four of us had a sampling of many dishes, including the borsch soup, the Olivia salad, the beef tongue, zucchini pancake, vegetarian pelmeny, stuffed cabbage, Hungarian goulash and blini for dessert. Every dish has its own flavor and they were all good. The tongue was outstanding, just about the best I've ever had.
We will certainly return and recommend it to our friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2016

This is a good place for a late (they open at 1) lunch or dinner. The menu includes most of the popular russian dishes, but it does not overwhelm or go over the top like some hard core russian places. There lots of appetizers, 3 types of soup, plenty of main courses. I recommend definitely trying the appetizers and sharing main course to keep the amount of food reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2016

Red Tavern is great for any occasion. Food ans service are great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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