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Spin a Yarn

4.0
456 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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Spin a Yarn specializes in Greek, Italian, and continental cuisine. We strive to bring you the best possible food and service. We are committed to quality, value, and your complete satisfaction.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: Brunch: 10:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 656-9141
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Blvd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

I believe our waiter was Angelo, He was amazing and didn't miss a beat. The service was phenomenal!!!

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Duffy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

I had the shrimp risotto, but there was a pool of some kind of oil all around the plate with the risotto piled up in the middle. The risotto was ok but I did not eat the oil. The staff was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Always treated well here. Great food and staff.

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vipZimm (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Both the food and service were great. Very attentive.

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vipfoodluver (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

This place is poor-to-bad. Space is odd and off-putting. Service is mediocre. The food is crummy. Nothing to recommend here.

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vipDknute (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Service professional and attentive. Had great meal and service

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BarbaraH (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

I was overall unimpressed. It was my first time there, so I'll give them another chance.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

We went for Sunday Brunch - it was a busy day with a number of large groups - we had made a reservation and as we arrived early - we actually were seated before our reservation time.

Staff made every effort to make our Brunch perfect.

We'll be back - just wish they had hashed browns instead of the breakfast potatoes..

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

It was a great dish with professional cooking for our steak dinner.
Love it.
If you need the real steak, you should come.
Wine list is not too many choice, however, all wines are well-selected.
VERY GOOD!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

We are from the Warm Springs area, and have spent many a special occasion at the Spin A Yarn...since the 1960s! It is our favorite place to celebrate, and also just come for a nice evening.
The last several times we have had the same waiter. I wish I remembered his name! He has been a pleasure every time!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

Very nice, quiet with a great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Great service and kind people. It is a great place for a business meeting, holiday party and more. Great parking and clean location. It is very easy to find.

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DeeSmith (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

My husband & I came there for my birthday & I was very disappointed. The service was fantastic & the restaurant & table were great. But I'm not well so I don't get out much & was really looking forward to a prime rib dinner.
However your web site failed to mentioned that prime rib is served only after 5 PM & we were there @ 3 PM because I can't endure crowds.
SO...no prime rib dinner & I had to settle for the prime rib steak which cost way to much! $45.00 for a steak is crazy as far as I'm concerned! It really upset me because we are not rich & that's just sick. It was even more then the prime rib dinner! WHY?
Needless to say I won't go back.
I can buy a 6 lb. prime rib with 4 side dishes & a weeks grocery on the $160 we spent on that dinner! Never again!
I'm sorry but I feel every ripped off & I was so disappointed that I told my husband this will never happen again.
Your web site needs to be revised & where you list the prime rib dinner....make sure you put an astrick (*) & say..."Served after 5 PM " Then people will know! I did not know or I would have set a later time for our dinner or gone elsewhere!
So, I hope this helps you realize your prices are way too high & you should have senior discounts & revise your web site! OK?
Tanks Dee Smith

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StuandSandra (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and drinks. Great hospitality & service.
We've been going there for years and will continue!

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vipCheryl (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Spin A Yarn has a great price point and a variety of food options offered for their Sunday Brunch. The price point is excellent! I was there a week ago and the food and service was great when my friend and I celebrated our joint birthdays. I came back a week later and noticed for the second week in a row that my food was cold, even though I got it from the steaming trays, especially the scrambled eggs which were cold two weeks in a row. The service wasn't as good the second week since we had no consistent food server, so we kept asking whoever we saw so we could get what we needed. In spite of the inconsistent service and cold scrambled eggs, I would come to the Sunday Brunch again at Spin a Yarn.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Enjoyed our meal there.. Great drinks, Prime Rib and Halibut.. Our waiter Keith was funny but professional. Saki, the owner bought us an after dinner drink which was much appreciated. You do not find that happening in other fine restaurants in Fremont. We will be returning.

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vipCheryl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

I asked the hostess for the Wifi password and she said she'd get it for me. When I noticed she went back to the hostess stand and did not return to give me the password, I got up and got the code from the guy behind the bar. The hostess should either know the Wifi password or find out what it is and let the customer requesting it know what it is. The food for the Sunday Brunch was good, there were lots of food choices, and the price was fantastic. I will return to Spin A Yarn to go to their Sunday Brunch again in the future. I also liked the mimosas served generously in a wine glass versus a champagne flute.

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techmgr (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

Seated promptly. House salad was excellent. My petrale sole came with a lemon caper sauce that overwhelmed the delicate fish. I was not offered a choice of sides and while the rice was great I can't stand kale. Next time I will ask that the fish be prepared sautéed or baked.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

Very nice people but the food that I had wasn't good. I ordered seafood pasta. The seafood doesn't taste fresh. I think the chief forgot to add salt too. This was not expected from such a restaurant. I probably will still go there for the location and quiet environment for meetings. But I will not order seafood again.

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Mmoo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

HIT AND MISS FOR MANY YEARS BUT NOW ITS SPOT ON. CAME HERE FOR NICE BEEF DINNER BEFORE FIREWIORKS AND DESSERT WITH FRIENDS. BEAUTIFUL STEAK AND SIDE DISHES. QUITE AND CALM OUT IN THE PATIO AREA. WE PLAN TO VISIT MORE OFTEN.

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