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About Scala's Bistro
Since 1995, Scala's Bistro has garnered a reputation for classic, elegant dining. Warm, earth tones, original murals, beaded bistro lamps, and rich, mahogany booths evoke a dramatic Old World café. Fresh, innovative, Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes enhance the Scala’s menu while continuing to pay homage to the old Scala’s favorites.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Italian, French, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00am to 10:30am - Monday - Friday
Weekend Breakfast: 8:00am to 11:30am - Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 11:30am to 3:00pm - Saturday and Sunday
Lunch: 11:30am to 3:00pm - Daily
Light Fare: 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Daily
Sunday – Thursday, 5:15pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:15pm – 11:00pm
Post and Sutter
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
Parking is $12.00 for 3 hours and $4.00 every half hour after that.
Powell St. Cable Car Line, BART get off at Powell Street and walk up 4 blocks, we are on the right hand side next to the Sir Drake Hotel.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Sherry Bastani for any private dining needs at 415-395-8552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In bustling Union Square, Scala’s accessibility makes it the ideal destination for local and out-of-town guests. Whether you are planning a corporate lunch, rehearsal dinner, or celebratory reception Scala’s Bistro has the perfect space.
Scala's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Our lunch there was adequate. Nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about either.
Really noisy even at lunch when one assumes alcohol isn't driving the decibel factor.
Given that it is the holiday season, curious there was so little indication of that in the decor.
Pedestrian at best, sorry to say.
Really disappointed in our holiday dinner with the grandparents. Very noisy, very slow. It’s clear that Scalas could not handle the holiday rush. An hour after we ordered our dinner, we were told that 2 of the entrees were no longer available. After choosing 2 new items, the dinner was delayed again (and over-cooked). Our waiter was very nice, I felt bad for him. Oh well, we will choose a different place for next year’s holiday dinner.
I've been bringing my family to Scala's for the last 30 years. It has become part of the family tradition. I came with my in-laws from Texas last week and was utterly disappointed. The $22 dollar mushroom pizza was for a kid size, my go-to Caesar salad was now a merely few pieces of halves lettuce. $33 for the chicken dish! Something must have happened with the previous kitchen staff. This place doesn't seem to be the same Scala's I knew and loved.
Eat at Scala’s frequently- not sure if this is symptomatic of a decline or they were overwhelmed during holiday season- service was lacking ( sat with an empty glass of wine for 20 minutes, appetizer came before bread and wine) and my salmon selection was bland. Will try again as it is one of my favorites and hope it is a one off.
I’m a fan of this restaurant and have been many times, as the food is consistently good. It’s always busy and pretty much requires a reservation any day of the week. This visit was for brunch and the service was terrible. The waiter was nice, but pretty clueless. The appetizer arrived before we got water or cocktails. The check arrived before desert and espresso. The kids at the table next to us had finished their meal before they ever got their milk, which be mother asked for 3 times.
I still recommend this restaurant, as this was an isolated incident and I can’t imagine he’ll make it as a waiter.
Dirty glasses & big gaps in service (we poured most of our own wine). Food, although overpriced comparatively to better dining options in the City, was very good. Also, the pan-seared salmon, one of the most iconic dishes in SF for years, is no longer on the menu.
The menu was not special, the food was not memorable and I was super embarrassed that no one, not one person at our table ever mentioned that their food was good. SO very sad. Wait staff was attentive and friendly enough, but unfortunately, our food was just bland and blah. The ladies bathroom took us on a 10 minute journey and the older women we were with had a very hard time as we navigated stairs and elevators to eventually locate the restroom in the hotel down a floor, up 10-12 stairs. I will never ever go back to this restaurant.
Food and service was excellent until it was time for our desert to arrive. It appears our lovely waitress forgot about us. When we asked to cancel, she noticed it was already set out on the prep table for serving. She just forgot about it.
Regardless of the late desert, the lunch and ambience around the holiday season was excellent.
We had been there in the fall for an early dinner before the Symphony and found it to be perfect. This time, on December 4th it was way to loud and noisy. So much so that the 4 of us had trouble talking. I noticed that another table was having issues also. I know that noisy means lots is happening, but this was way too much.
Fish entree was outrageous in price
$40 for one small bony tasteless fish
With awful sides of four mushrooms and 4 or 5 overlooked brussel sprouts
Blossom appetizer was fantastic
Are reservation was for 5:15 by 5:30 they were out of our choice of salad
We took my sister and her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. We love Scala and I think they enjoyed it too. Three of us got the special: short rib over creamy polenta and loved it. The sauce was perfect and not too heavy. The polenta was the perfect accompaniment. The other person got the rigatoni with neat sauce and he loved it. The service is good and not intrusive.
Scala’s is a go to to restaurant. The food has always been good but they’ve upped their status from good to fabulous! A recent remodel created a slightly new, refreshed vibe. The menu is perfect. Just enough choices and not too fussy. I highly recommend the burrata as a starter. (wow!) Loved my rigatoni , and I’ve never dined at Scalas without ordering the caesar salad. Bonus points: They popped a fresh bottle of bubbly for me. Thank you Scala’s!
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