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Uccello Lounge, San Francisco, CA

Uccello Lounge

4.7
4.7
54 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
A new lounge nestled among the artistic offerings of the San Francisco Symphony, Ballet, Opera and S.F Jazz. The latest project from Chef Loretta Keller, in conjunction with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Situated in the Bowes Center for Performing Arts, we offer an inviting lounge ambiance with live music each night from the emerging talent of SFCM as well as visiting musicians, all complimented with Chef Keller’s cuisine which honors the culinary traditions of San Francisco. Seasonal cocktails with premium ingredients and boutique wines from both local producers as well as European standouts rounds out the menu, with a dedicated section of handcrafted non-alcoholic cocktails. Join us for a night of live entertainment and distinctive cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 503-6345

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lorretta Keller

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Hayes Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Nearest transit stop is Civic Center BART and there is a bus stop on Market and Van Ness

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Californian

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  1. NB

    NatalieB

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dishes where really great--especially the chicken liver mousse special and the jazz quartet was AMAZING!
  2. R

    Reliable

    San Francisco

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed this restaurant very much. The food and service were both excellent. If you are going to the symphony or opera the convenience cannot be beat. But it is definitely worth going to even if you are not going to a show.
  3. SR

    StevenR

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great spot if you are attending any events at the Opera House, Louise Davies, SF Conservatory or something at a mid-Market theater. Fairly small portions of delicious food, served by very friendly staff, Lots of couples and groups of friends.
  4. AB

    AlanB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    On my second visit for a light dinner, the service was excellent. The food again was thoughtfully prepared and presented. It is obvious that the staff takes pride in their work. One slight issue: the flatbread had too much truffle oil. I will go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for symphony. Suggest occasional or rotating menu changes
  6. l

    lkmarin

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Nice addition to the area for pre-theater
  7. JU

    JUDITHK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TOOK A FRIEND LAST NIGHT TO UCCELLO AND JUST LIKE THE FIRST TIME, IT WAS FABULOUS. THE MENU IS SO INTERESTING AND THE SERVING STAFF IS HAPPY TO TOOK ABOUT INGREDIENTS OR SUGGESTIONS ON WINE CHOICE. COULDN'T BE A HAPPIER CHOICE OF WHERE TO DINE IN THE SYMPHONY, OPERA HOUSE AREA.
  8. AB

    AlanB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Every dish we ordered was memorable: Mushroom flatbread, Mushroom cappuccino, fried calamari, Sable fish, Turkish dumplings. Service was attentive and thoughtful. I would go back anytime.
  9. CY

    ClaireY

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks outstanding. Excellent value- highly recommended.
  10. Y

    Yoli

    San Francisco

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is perfect when going to the opera or symphony! I have been there twice and both times the food was delicious! The service is excellent. Everything came in a timely fashion and the wine list has a terrific selection. . We were able to have an hour and a half dinner and still made it to the pre-opera talk. The restaurant opens at 5:00 pm so it was convenient in every way. I ‘ll be back soon!
  11. SF

    SFisGreat

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Terrific service and they bring in musicians from the Music Conservatory. Creative dishes, great ambiance and live music! Really enjoyed our meal.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was gorgeous, people food staff atmosphere. Will be back.
  13. LJ

    LJohnH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food is promising. It's interesting and tasty, but often has irritating problems. The potato batons were so salty i couldn't eat them, and I am an over-salter. The pork was tasty but dry--it needed a jeu to moisten it. The calamari, however, was excellent and my friend loved her fish entree. The real issue is whether this is a fine dining restaurant (it could be) or a popular bar/lounge with live music (it could be). I don't think it can be both at the same time because you can't enjoy fine food with ear-splitting music in the same room. I couldn't hear my dinner companions and I couldn't enjoy my food. My taste buds were crying out for ear buds. I'm sure Uccello can figure it out because one wants both sides to succeed. The student performers are excellent and the servers efficient and pleasant.
  14. M

    Megan

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is around the corner from us. I brought my mom last night because she is a piano teacher and previously taught conservatory. What a great concept, the students are able to practice in a fun way while folks dine, enjoy really great cocktails and they also have a spectacular beer/wine list. The staff are super friendly! Highly recommend!
  15. PM

    PatrickM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We greatly enjoyed the entire sharing menu of six different delicious items.
  16. JU

    JUDITHK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! THIS RESTAURANT HAS THE MOST CREATIVE MENU IN THE HAYES VALLEY AREA. THE YOUNG OWNER & CHEF HAVE PUT THEIR ENERGY INTO CREATING SOMEWHERE SPECIAL TO DINE. EVERYTHING IS JUST RIGHT FROM THE ATTENTIVE WELL TRAINED SERVERS WHO ARE TOTALLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE FOOD INGREDIENTS AND PREPARATION. BEST OF ALL THE FOOD IS FABULOUS. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ON HOW PLEASED WE WERE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS MINALMALIST. NOT INEXPENSIVE BUT WELL WORTH IT!
  17. A

    Anicka

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All the staff and servers were friendly and attentive without being overbearing, and the cocktails and food were incredible - in particular the Turkish Manti Dumplings were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and the Meadow Crusta cocktail. We arrived at 6, had cocktails and 3 courses, and made it easily in time for our 7:30 performance. Recorded music was not too loud, we were able to easily converse. We were not dining during a live performance of music.
  18. RR

    RRankin

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Poor service. Told waiter we had Opera tickets at 7:30. We sat down at our table at 5:45. Waiter served us drinks and asked, "Is there anything else...?". Ummmm....we were thinking of eating dinner.... Once we ordered took more than a half an hour for food to arrive. Waiter never checked in during that time to give status. Food was mediocre. Half chicken and pickles. Really?? Pickles?? Your kidding right? Chicken was not too gad. But pickles?? We had to rope down the waiter to bring the bill. Then he brought the bill and it was for someone else's table. I guess there is a reason I got such a good reservation a block from the Opera House. Nobody wants to eat there...... Never again....
  19. SF

    SF2DCDiner

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! Close to the symphony and opera, Uccello offers excellent food served by outstanding staff. As a single diner, I felt welcome immediately and appreciated various suggestions regarding the menu. I may have to repeat my dinner choices at my next visit just three weeks away: crispy potato batons, deep fried squid, and vacherin. The batons with a mustard honey sauce may have me abandoning regular fries with ketchup forever.
  20. AT

    AmyT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food, from appetizers to dessert. Gorgeous cocktails. Skilled service. Excellent live music came on towards end of your meal and the sound system is so good, it was a fine way to appreciate the players who are students from The Conservatory. Beautiful urban views and lighting. Uccello is so special and great location for gatherings prior to and after performances.
  21. MG

    MarcelG

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice modern setting, very convenient for the shows. They ask you right away if you have to be to a show at a certain time. The food was very good. We started with the squash blossom flatbread, crispy and tasty with just the right amount of truffle oil, it might have used a little more squash blossom on top, the crispy potato batons were a hit with our daughter and the tomatoes were tasty in the Heirloom Panzanella salad. The Turkish Manti dumplings were a nice medley of flavors and the Wagyu flat iron was very flavorful, but not as tender as you might expect for Wagyu.
  22. EV

    EVOsf

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Post performance dinner. Very comfortable room. Food is delicious. Light jazz combo adds to the ambiance. Cocktails are great & the service is spot on.
  23. AS

    AlanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit. We all loved the music, food, drink and ambiance.
  24. BL

    BLWiley

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was a excellent and the service was outstanding.
  25. JB

    JulieB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic find. From the moment we walked in we felt like they were happy we were there. The service was great and food was amazing. Don’t let the small menu scare you. The food quality and taste are legit. Plus, live music. What else do you need?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance excellent service food tasty but very small portions and overall really overpriced
  27. A

    Ariadne15

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Uccello's because the food is soo good with a slightly different twist, For example, I had the steak tartare which was prepared in Middle Eastern style, with a touch of cumin and served on endive leaves. The Panzanella was a little too wet for me. We also had the calamari - very crispy, but we could have used a little more lemon. The sauce was a tad too think though we understand it was meant to stick to the calamari. The kick was their small menu of non-alcoholic cocktails which are great if you are going to an event. The tamarind cocktail was delicious. We will be back.
  28. B

    Bruno

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience there. The food was awesome (amazing steak tartar), the live music was amazing, and the service fantastic. One of the my top five places in San Francisco.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Upscale intimate but still super friendly. Menu was excellent and The live music made it very special.
  30. NM

    NicM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun atmosphere and the food is so good! Wine list is excellent too!
  31. Y

    Yoli

    San Francisco

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped here before the opening of the Opera Gala yesterday. What a treat! The wine list is amazing and the appetizers we had were so delicious and so interesting, not your run of the mill food. The servers were very friendly and helpful and knew the menu well so they could give fantastic descriptions of everything we wanted to order. Thank you all for such a wonderful way to start our evening! We will be back soon!
  32. F

    Fish1st

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Cafeteria feeling. Overbearing staff with poor training. Drinks and food are mediocre and expensive. Live music with grand piano and singer was nice, but we were running to a show.
  33. RB

    RickB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully executed food and drinks in a convenient location especially for pre show dinner. Warm and inviting staff and service.
  34. CE

    ClandestineEpicure

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    What a treat! What could be nicer than enjoying live jazz and great food along with a fun wine list and/or inventive cocktails? It felt like an exclusive club. Flatbread and steak tartare are super starters, did not try the small plates but entrees all solid, with the fish (sablefish or black cod the night we were there) delicious. Desserts enough to get us to return. But the music...so much talent. This place will be jammed when the season starts...get there now for one of the most entertaining evenings in town.
  35. T

    Tonynb

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Innovative and delicious cuisine, great location for performing arts / civic center, easy access,
  36. WO

    WillamO

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got in late in the evening (around 9:30) and so just caught the last of the music. The music was excellent, a your jazz group that was appreciated by everyone. The food we had was very good and the servers could not have been nicer or more cooperative, even though we the last diners to leave and basically closed the place down. Wonderful ambiance, a really nice place, and one that stays open late.
  37. SF

    SFgourmand

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is the star at Uccello Lounge. Everything we tried was off the charts delicious.
  38. A

    Afoxsf

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a drink or dinner if you are heading to cultural events around Civic Center. The steak tartare is amazing...it has a slight Asian flair to it which will make your mouth very happy. The clam chowder was also great. The manti is housemade and filled with flavor. The cocktails are very creative and good. A nice selection of whiskeys too. The pistachio/apricot cake was light and tasty to finish off our meal. Great place for a drink and dessert after a show too. We'll be back to check out your live entertainment.
  39. b

    bugzie

    San Francisco

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really happy to have another great dining option pre-SF Jazz. Love the ambiance (room is interestingly gorgeous); great server; limited menu but everything was delicious. Only quibble is the wine list. While VERY interesting w/lots of older wines one couldn't find elsewhere (more like someone cleared out their cellar than a restaurant wine list), it is VERY pricey and needs a few more reasonably priced options. We're not ALL Symphony patrons!
  40. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We arrived at 5:30 for dinner the waitress/ hostess was very friendly asked if we wanted cocktails and if we had any suggestions I replied we read the menu on line a came prepared … she said that’s great We ordered vodka on the rocks an one of there signature cocktails the fry squid an steak tartare so we were relaxing waiting for or drinks the appetizers came out no drinks so we just started then a waiter came up an said are you going to a show we replied yes Bernadette Peters 7:30 he replied will you need to get your order in because so are all these people also restaurants was half full at most Then the hostess comes over to say sorry I but your drink orders in the wrong place We’ll have them soon … We already finished the appetizers We place so our main course The food comes very small plates for $46 Then I order another cocktail “vodka on the rocks” So we decided not on dessert because the waiter was so rude about the time they had for us …. The bill came an the $14 cocktails we’re $24 she made them a double we only asked for vodka on rocks nothing about a double … We said nothing but it was 6:30 an had plenty of time to seat have dessert after dinner aperitif… Sorry I don’t think it was worth the money service…

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Uccello Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 54 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 7 times today
Google Map for Uccello Lounge

200 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hayes Street

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Nearest transit stop is Civic Center BART and there is a bus stop on Market and Van Ness

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lorretta Keller

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

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