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About San Francisco Street Bar and Grill

The San Francisco Street Bar & Grill opened its doors in April of 1985. It was a quiet time in Santa Fe, a depression in the commercial and real estate markets. Many thought the downtown retail market was moving out to newer retail projects on St. Michaels Drive. I thought downtown needed a full service, moderately-priced, casual restaurant. In the early Eighties, downtown had a few lunch spots that closed early and upscale restaurants frequented on special occasions. Where was the place for the common man (or woman) that served continuously through the day and remained open late.

50 East San Francisco Street
2nd Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 982-2044

Website:
http://www.sanfranbargrill.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

San Francisco Street Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.7

service

3.6

ambience

3.2

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Kid-friendly (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Hot Spot (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Open table require that I rate the food. However, I never received any.

I think this place is going down hill.

I came in the back entrance. It was filthy. I should have turned around.

I stood at the receptionist stand but was never greeted. No, it wasn't busy.

I finally grabbed a seat at the bar. Never greeted. Bar tender passed out napkins as if he was going to take a drink order. It never happened.

While I was waiting to be acknowledged , the bartender filled wine and beer glasses and as he finished off a bottle he tossed it in the trash. Each time it sounded like a car crash.

Actually, the whole experience was a car crash. I cut my losses and walked to Thunderbird.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great range of food for our party of 8, including children. Service started slow but was then excellent. Very impressed with the food quality, speed and range of drinks. Reasonable prices too!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The restaurant was not at all busy and we were seated immediately. The windows were open which gave a pleasant ambiance. I ordered Linguini al Tutti Mare and my wife ordered Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli. Both were fine. We will probably eat here again the next time we visit Santa Fe.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We were the only folks at 5, but we had good service, food was good and the drinks were fine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The restaurant was essentially empty (didn't even ask for our open table reservation) yet it took 15 minutes for our server to greet us and then another 35 before the food came out. Food was mediocre and the chef refused to serve my date the Mahi tacos that she wanted of off the bar menu since we were sitting in the dining room. We won't be back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We had dinner on a Sunday evening. The drinks were weak. The meatloaf was good and the gluten free pasta with ground beef was also. Good size portions.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We were a party of seven and each person highly enjoyed their meal. I think that's a rare feat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Local 'bistro' with reliable menu and service.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 16, 2016

We left without ordering because no one attended to us.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Our experience was better than I had expected. My salmon was excellent, crispy outside, tender and flavorful inside. The restaurant was not crowded so it was quiet. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals and had a good time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 24, 2016

San Francisco Bar and Grill continues to an ideal spot for delicious bistro food at a very good price. The service was attentive, and the wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu items and the local beers, which vary by season. Our food was the correct temp and prepared promptly.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2016

It got nosier when more people arrived but a nice experience anyway.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Food was tasteless and wait staff lousy

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Typical American Food, good portions and taste. Recommended draft beer from local brewery was marvelous.
Note: If seated near the street windows, car traffic can be quite noisy even being on second floor.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 26, 2016

The food that we ordered was excellent, and the food presentation was good, too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 23, 2016

The food was excellent, but the long wait and poor service by wait staff made the experience less than desirable.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Go here for a quick and easy pit stop while in the Santa Fe plaza. Good for an easy snack like chips and salsa and a beer. Food quality was poor. Chicken enchiladas were plain, dry and cold. Partners burger was overcooked and also cold. No blender for frozen margaritas.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 25, 2016

on one of the busy streets, often overlooked because it is located upstairs, has a great menu, wonderful staff and food. deserves a look.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 18, 2016

2nd floor restaurant definitely gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the street traffic. Welcoming and service was prompt. Menu was varied and the SF signature burger was a good one. Also tried the local NM Porter, State Pen...another beverage definitely worth trying!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2016

One hour and fifteen minutes to wait for our food was unsatisfactory as the waiter obviously forgot about our table. Embarrassed for our guests. Will not be back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 28, 2016

We can always count on the Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas. I'm a native New Mexican, so pretty picky about my Mexican food. With their home made red chile sauce, they are some of the best I've had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Excellent burger and salads. Nice break from the finer restaurants.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The service was awful! My husband had to order his drink 3 times before he received it. When he ordered a second, it never came. The food was so-so. The waiter set my plate on the table and insisted I immediately cut into it to be sure it was cooked like I wanted. It was tough and I could hardly cut it. I told him it was fine, so he'd go away. It was cooked ok, but the meat was tough. The pork chop my husband ordered was dry and over cooked. I saw 2 or 3 parties come in, get seated and leave several minutes after no one bothered to take their drink orders. It wasn't crowded. And the most annoying thing to me was the loud bartender. The bar was pretty full and her voice just boomed over the restaurant. One of the manager types was actually having a conversation from across the room as we were leaving. So many fabulous restaurants in Santa Fe, don't bother with this one!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Our server was very gracious on a quite busy night, New Year's Eve. But the food was just OK. Good coffee with dessert to end the evening.

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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on December 24, 2015

It was Xmas Eve. The wait staff seemed a little overwhelmed. There wasn't much else open. The service was a little spotty. However, this is the 2nd time I've been there and the food is pretty good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Great waitstaff and you can't beat the price for the food. We go here many times during a trip. Great for families!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2015

overall a great experience, lighting could be a bit more subdued, had a tiny bit of a cafeteria vibe for me due to the brightness. nevertheless, the food, the drinks, all excellent. Out server was also super. The art was very so-so, as an artist and art curator I just felt it was an odd choice for the space....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2015

This place has changed over the years and is at its best. Overlooking and very near the plaza where things are happening in downtown Santa Fe. Great but inexpensive food. Good service, and just a nice feel. Unlike some places, they do not try to overfill the room with tables. The bar is separate but right there with sufficient but not overly ambitious wines and beers. Comfortable and convenient with good food to boot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Ambiance was ok if you like eating in a cafeteria. Having said that, the price was right, the menu was diverse, the food was excellent, and the waiter was helpful and friendly. On our way out we noticed that there was a raised section adjacent to the bar that had tables and a wide screen tv-- perfect for watching a soccer match. So we came back for dinner the next night and watched the U. S. Women beat Japan for the World Cup! The food tasted even better when it was washed down with a victory.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 11, 2014

For years we have dined at SF Bar and Grill even in its old location. Menu has changed, food quality is down, and service was poor. There were four in our party. And only one person was satisfied. Not sure we will come back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2014

We were in Santa Fe in order to see the Opera and were looking for a place to eat lunch. We checked out this place. My husband's combination Mexican dish he said was quite good. I ordered two Chicken enchiladas. I'm glad I asked how hot the sauce would be. The waitress didn't think it would be too hot but she agreed to put it on the side. So glad she did. It was way too hot for me. There was plenty of chicken but it was dry. The tortillas came on the side. However, the peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 26, 2014

Food was great, service was good. We arrived about 7:00 PM on Friday evening. We expected it to be crowded, but it was relatively empty, so we were able to converse easily. The management had expected a bigger crowd due to an Old Town event that ended at 5:00 PM, but crowd didn't materialize. This resulted in us having a larg cooking and server staff and getting very good service and the food delivered to the table rather quickly. We thought the prices were very reasonable. Our bill was around $35 (we did not order alcoholic drinks), including dessert. One small con was that they had Apple Cobbler with ice cream as their daily special dessert, but they had run out of that item. We had the bread pudding which was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2014

Our concierge recommending this place for a quick bite before the opera, and we were a bit skeptical. But, the enchiladas and tacos were just delicious and it is obvious the the chefs take pride in using fresh ingredients. We definitely would go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 17, 2014

The menu had a lot of good choices. We were in a hurry as we were going to a concert and the service was great. I had the Ahi Tuna and my husband had the Pork chop both had great flavors and the sides were tasty too. We definitely will go back to try something else from the menu. We would recommend to locals and tourist.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 30, 2014

The San Francisco Street Bar and Grill is a restaurant in a nice location near the plaza. The food was mixture of standard upscale restaurant items and classic New Mexico dishes. While the items we enjoyed were very good I can't say that any was the best I've experienced. Overall I would recommend this place for it's wonderful location and the relaxing atmosphere overlooking the street.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 14, 2014

This was a perfect place to meet with an old-time friend to have dinner and catch up. Hosts and servers were friendly and attentive and the food was very good. I will surely go there again when I visit Santa Fe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2014

My wife and I were uncertain where we were going to eat the day we were in Santa Fe. We have had great success choosing a restaurant for the Open Table listing so we searched Santa Fe looking at the menu, prices and locations. Had we not consulted Open Table we would have never found or gone to the San Francisco Street Bar and Grill. Our waiter (Steve) was great. It's a great app and we'll be using it more in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 22, 2013

Our group of four and we all had a tasty (Burgers)y meal. . We had an 8 PM theatre time an made it in pleanty time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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