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The Saratoga - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

The Saratoga - San Francisco

4.4
4.4
246 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Saratoga in San Francisco offers an exciting atmosphere to enjoy a drink with friends, as well as great food. Its swanky setting features two levels with a bar on each floor. The Saratoga offers guests delicious small plates like chicken liver toast or housemade tater tots with Fiscalini cheddar and chorizo crumbles. It offers hearty dishes such as New York steak covered in a cognac-peppercorn sauce or Cubano Frank with slow roasted pork and a mojo relish. Award-winning burgers and flavorful salads are also on the menu.

The Saratoga is featured in Eater San Francisco, as well as other publications. It's sizable bars offer a wide selection of spirits, cocktails and other libations.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (415) 932-6464

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to offer a selection of dining options perfect for any event or celebration for groups of 10-175 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor Webber: (415) 932-6464

  • Neighborhood

    Nob Hill

  • Cross street

    Post Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking and public parking lots are available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. SF

    SFstilts

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star experience all around. Table was ready on time. Our waiter took our drink order quickly. The drinks were great! Sibling Rivalry was spirit forward and fabulous. We ordered the pretzel and 2 orders of the rolls for 4 people. We were not disappointed, and quite happy we each got our own delicious roll. The Brussel sprouts were delicious, and the fries were fries, so they literally can’t be bad. Somehow we also got talked into to tots. Different than your typical tots, in the best way possible. Only once did I long for something, and it was brought as soon as I thought of it (before saying anything out loud) - the sign of great service. The burger was exactly as advertised and my friend loved the salmon. The Ho Ho was ordered out of nostalgia, but we all kind of agreed the Instagram shot brought more than the flavors did. Still, a great night all around with excellent service, a pleasant and almost lounge-like ambiance, tables with sufficient room between them to feel like you’re having a private conversation, and a full bar with fabulous spirits and a cool aesthetic.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service, a little loud inside but overall amazing. We were initially sat downstairs and there was a group of 8 who were at the bar very loud and the were sat right behind us. We couldn't hear each other streak and since we're from out of town and I made these reservations months ago I didn't want that to ruin the evening so asked to be sat upstairs. Everything was uphill from there. Tater tots appetizer was amazing. Caesar salad with parmesan pudding was very unique and delicious. They had an American waygu special which had am amazing sauce but the meat was just ok. The short rib is one of the top 3 I have ever had and I've had a lot! Ho ho dessert was just ok but unique
  3. JH

    JenniferH

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was top notch. Can't wait to go back again.
  4. AL

    ALCB

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town visiting our son and this is one of his favorites! We found out why. Ashley took great care of us and Mitchell educated us on some of their Whiskeys and Chartreuse. We could tell that he’s passionate as well as knowledge about spirits! Any place that has 6 1/2 pages of bourbon in their menu will be appreciated by my bourbon drinking husband! I heartily recommend the roasted carrots and the Wagyu steak. The menu does change occasionally and it’s not huge, but what they do, they do very well. We’ll be back next time we’re in town!
  5. SC

    ShelbyC

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All the food and cocktails we had were delicious and had some "next level element" that elevated the dish above and beyond (ex: puffed/crunchy quinoa with the roasted carrots). The food is already well designed to be shared plates and most things they even went so far as to portion out for us. Well executed and attentive service throughout. Would definitely recommend/return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered to celebrate a dear friend’s 70th birthday, we were welcomed warmly and the evening unfolded seamlessly and beautifully. The food was delicious and my guest was overwhelmed at what she described as a perfect evening. Thank you to the entire team at The Saratoga!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in every way. Would def return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are unique and wonderful. The service was beyond excellent. The scotch pudding was yummmmmmm.
  9. N

    Natalie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were both amazing...billionaires bacon was fabulous, Ramos fizz very tasty, Bloody Mary addition are super fun!! Loved the happy meal version on MkMuffin!! Very fun brunch place. Will go back for dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious! Everyone loved the tots and was raving about it the next day. The service was great and the space is perfect for a girl’s dinner, date, or just an everyday dinner.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very good experience overall. Our waitperson was friendly and attentive.
  12. M

    Michael

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    It's a nice place with hit or miss service. Lots of drink options
  13. H

    Hotchoc

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was inattentive and the really bad music in the bar area is deafening. Food was better than we expected, given everything else.
  14. DT

    DeloresT

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The Saratoga provided great customer service. It is a very small place - with dining tables in basement (or below street level.) The atmosphere was nice and more a bar scene than an inviting dining atmosphere!) Lighting was poor (which was a negative for me - I prefer a more lite environment. ) The food was tasty - especially the roasted carrots and crispy brussel sprouts ...DELICIOUS! We also ordered the chicken sliders which were over cooked/chicken very dry (2 sliders for $12.) Food prices were on the high side.
  15. T

    Thomasc

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite spots to meet frinds out... the food and service are excellent (it is a little noisy though).
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Saratoga has an amazing downstairs venue, but because they didn’t have enough reservations they did not operate it. Therefore it was just dinner upstairs which was not what I wanted when booking.
  17. t

    tiffany

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love this place!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and romantic restaurant! The food was amazing!
  19. DD

    DonnaD

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend for her birthday. She is still talking about it how wonderful it was.
  20. KO

    KaitlynO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Brunch and drinks were amazing! Cute vibe love the decor
  21. J

    Jill

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Recommend for drinks and light bites. Dinner was not remarkable.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Weird service and basically just elevated bar food. We went during restaurant week to try lots of things and it wasn’t filling sadly. Also the brown butter dessert was really salty.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    This was a dinner date which I have asked for a quiet space for me and my date to celebrate our anniversary. I was brought in and placed at a table near the bar even if there was space on the bottom floor that had very little sound and showcased more elegance. I believe the hostess did not read my note nor tried too. I would come back for a drink or so but never for a date because I felt like my concerns were not addressed. Thank you
  24. PW

    PaulW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the drinks, food and our very private table downstairs. Will return again!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Tuesday Brisket was “melt in your mouth” delicious! The carrot salad has unusual ingredients that work so well together! Can’t say enough about the service. Everyone was super friendly and helpful from the hostess to the manager. Highly recommend if you are staying in the area.
  26. NO

    NinaO

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, great cocktails and attentive service.
  27. NB

    NBSR

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very attentive and friendly service. Food and drinks were good, especially for happy hour prices.
  28. JS

    JenniferS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place place! One of top favs in San Francisco. Can’t wait to eat there soon.
  29. o

    onewhoknows

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love this restaurant- Great food, great service! I wish it was in Marin- We would come here every week!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Salmon was outstanding. A nice surprise.
  31. f

    foodfred

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    They accommodated our request for a quiet (well, not as noisy) table. Great drinks menu and a dizzying library of spirits. Food menu was good on appetizers but way limited on mains. This is very much a good bar with good food, not so much a good restaurant with good drinks. We will go again.
  32. J

    Jnt1974

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The food and drinks and ambience were great! Service was spotty and extremely slow.
  34. HH

    HungryHunter

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Saratoga is a great spot with a fun bar/cocktail menu and some great food items. We enjoyed the shishito peppers (look out they're hot), the brussell sprouts, the gnocchi and the burger. The service was great, the ambience is awesome, and I'll be back!
  35. KG

    KathyG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went for brunch. Definitely go for the drinks! But the food was good but not great. I expected more from the Bacchus team. Two of our entrees arrived cold, the eggs on both eggs Benedict dishes were over and cooked hard and one drink was missed. I wanted to love our experience but have to give it only 4 stars.
  36. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything with this dinner was amazing from the hostess seating us, to the bartender and the server. The drinks were outstanding and the food was amazing. There is a bar upstairs and one downstairs so plenty of seating. The shishito peppers were charred perfectly and spicy but not overwhelming. Brussels Sprouts were crispy and covered with this glaze, so yummy. The New York Steak was cooked perfectly medium rare and melted in my mouth. Highly recommend this restaurant and hope they open again soon for my next visit
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! We will definitely return and recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our waiter was terrible. Failed to place our order for appetizers and after an hour, we had to remind him about the order. Drinks also took at least 15 mins to come out. The kicker? The restaurant wasn’t over crowded which would normally explain all this. Love the place. Hated the service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Worst. Service. Ever. We were seated and didn’t see a waiter for 10 minutes. After that, another 15 minutes at least to get our drinks. Waiter arrived at the table and just stared at us like we were to ask him what he wanted. Food was decent but not great. Will not return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was most helpful and lovely. Cocktails were great. We both had salmon I ordered brussels sprouts and my friend Elaina ordered marrow tots. Brussels sprouts were good Mario tots were excellent. They seated us downstairs in a corner. Right behind me was a work party gathering and several of the women were incredibly loud. It did not phase me. My gate was not necessarily pleased. The sound bounced stop the hard surfaces and sort of amplified where we were. I reassured her that it was the holidays and most likely in that group things would be said tonight that would be regret it tomorrow. The salmon was amazing. The hostess checked in with us several times, as did our waiter. The space and environment are truly beautiful.

FAQs

The Saratoga - San Francisco is rated 4.4 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Post Street

  • Neighborhood

    Nob Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking and public parking lots are available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 932-6464

  • Private party facilities

    We are pleased to offer a selection of dining options perfect for any event or celebration for groups of 10-175 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Taylor Webber: (415) 932-6464

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