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Skool restaurant is a fish-focused restaurant with Japanese flair. We are committed to serving the freshest dishes with special attention to local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients. Skool in located in sunny Potrero Hill and has a warm and welcoming large private patio. Skool's full bar serves up great artisan and seasonal cocktails in addition to beer, wine, sake and much more.
Skool serves lunch, dinner and brunch. Skool also has 'Detention Hall’ our version of Happy Hour at our bar and patio. Come be a part of our Skool at the corner of Alameda and De Haro in the Design District of Potrero Hill.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30 pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Dinner: Monday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
*Skool will not take or honor Open Table Reservations for Happy Hour, Happy Hour is only in the bar area.
Corner of De Haro St. and Alameda St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We can cater and tend to private events and hope to meet all needs of each specific request for a special event.
We ample street parking during late afternoon, nights and weekends.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a small private patio than could seat 10-12 and have a large redwood and resin semi-private table in the corner of our space.
Private Party Contact:
Andy: (415) 255-8800
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Skool Ratings and Reviews
Have been going to Skool for years, and it is a great spot for Japanese influenced Californian food with interesting & original options. Love the ambiance and service (not to mention, easy parking). My only gripe is that their menu changes very little - have seen the same dishes for 3 years now. Would be great, if they introduced some new seasonal options.
We had a fantastic brunch at Skool. We ordered the uni flan, the mushrooms, oyster shoots, house oysters, the squidbink spagettina and muscle - yummy. We has our dog with us so the patio was great, clean and comfortable. We are not SF native but taking a 35 mins drive is absolute must for food and service this great. A nice touch at the end was when they brought out some biscuits for our dog, so sweet, she liked it and we were delighted :)
I was driving my cousin to SFO so she could catch the red eye after I'd done an assignment with my therapy dog in the Richmond district. So I was looking for a nice restaurant with dog friendly outdoor seating for a quick dinner midway between points A and B. Skool fit the bill. I had sent an email to make sure that arriving with my sweet black lab would not be a problem. I was assured that he would be welcome. We were not only welcomed, but informed that customers with dogs were offered the Yappy Hour cocktail menu...and believe me, the craft cocktails are pretty awesome. There is much to recommend Skool. The bar, the patio, the menu, the service - all of which were exquisite. Don't miss the baby eryngii fries, lightly battered mushrooms with an amazing aioli for dipping. I had the salad nicoise with fabulous seared tuna - YUM! My cousin had a Moscow Mule made with peach vodka that was almost too good to be true. Too bad I was driving because I'd love to sample more from the cocktail menu. I live in Marin, but by hook or by crook, I will return to Skool for the ambiance, the warm atmosphere and the amazing menu - and I'll be bringing my dog. You should too.
We had Sunday brunch at Skool. I have dined at Skool and had brunch there on a number of prior occasions. I ordered the omelet, which happened to be vegetarian and was very good. My friend of many years ordered the special soup. He winced at his first sip and asked me to try it. I must say it was unusual, to say the least, with kind of an Asian but vinegary flavor. I've never seen my friend send a dish back to the kitchen but the waitperson was very gracious and substituted a fruit bowl. The outdoor patio is very pleasant, particularly on one of those warm late September days in San Francisco.
Great drinks, food and ambience. The squid ink spaghettini was amazing as were the deviled eggs with crab. My friend had the halibut which also looked delicious. My drink of choice was the Soprano. Definitely pricey but felt it was worth the splurge. I don't know much about the desserts as the waitress forgot to bring us that menu, but it was probably for the best!
I will be back!
We've visited Skool about 6 times in the last 2 years, and it has always been a place we have enjoyed to celebrate with our friends and even take our kids along. While we always enjoy the food, this time we left with a huge bill and feeling underwhelmed. The serving of duck confit was puny. While it was tasty, it wasn't worth $33 for two small slivers of duck breast. We had considered this our neighborhood darling, but we aren't going back again. For the price and quality, I'd rather go someplace else.
We've been eating out a LOT lately and found the bill was a bit pricey. Def more than the $$ rating by OpenTable. I've eaten here before,, great food and service, but seems prices are on average $1-2 more per dish and drink than similar establishments. $32 for small portion of halibut was painful.
This was my second visit to Skool. I came with friends the first time and loved it so much that I brought my daughter this second time. She loved it too. We will both go back.
I love the patio. It's quiet and they have heat lamps if you get chilly. It is a dog friendly restaurant on the patio, and we loved being with so many furry cuties.
I love skool. I typically find it's a 5-star restaurant and I've come to expect excellence. Was surprise this time to find their eringyi fries under done. I also learned to never order a grapefruit mimosa from them. Pretty much grapefruit pulp dropped into champagne with little flavoring. I also got a side of two eggs for $3/egg. What I received looked like an egg's worth at most. On the bright side, their French toast was incredible, and my girlfriend talked about her Niçoise salad all day. A surprising mixed bag this time. I expect that it was just a one off day though.
We were greeted immediately and seated in a reasonable waiting time, 5 minutes.
Our server was simply magnificent with his knowledgeable, low key, manner with impeccable timing on his part.
My guests were undecided and had several questions about the menu which our server handled in complete stride. He made us feel like he was a lovely person not only at his job, but in his own life in general. Now on to the food.
The presentation on everything we were served was exquisite. A big kudos to the back of the house. The delicacy and texture was perfect...smooth, unctuous, and above all, tasty. I do think that for the higher price point, the quantities really should be slightly larger, and honestly...not so chintzy. That was the one drawback. I would not recommend this place to people who expect quantity. My group are small eaters and even we though the serving portions were abysmal.
But the dinner on all other levels was superb and I would highly recommend this place to everyone, be they locals or tourists.
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