Spoonbar - h2hotel

4.4
1320 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Spoonbar serves a menu of clean and simple dishes honoring America’s diverse culinary influences. Their artfully-crafted, market-driven cuisine of fresh, bold flavors is built around seasonally-inspired local and sustainable ingredients. The same focus carries over to Spoonbar’s cocktails which use specially sourced organically-grown herbs, fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on locally and domestically produced spirits.


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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Both my wife and I had to send our main course back (halibut was terribly overcooked, dry and chewy). The waiter was clearly exasperated and, after five minutes, returned to say that he and the chef had discussed it, disagreed with us, and that they "do not believe it will be possible to prepare the fish to [our] liking." After hounding us to order something else, the manager came over and - instead of apologizing - asked if we "like undercooked food." My answer: "No, I like it properly cooked." What I should have said was, "You know, the way that Chalkboard prepares halibut down the street. Perhaps you should visit there and find out why they can prepare it properly and you can't." The kicker is that we were charged for the salads we were hounded into ordering. We won't be back.

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vipTimH
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-thought-out cocktails – delicious. Interesting (but somewhat abbreviated) menu. Absolutely loved the cioppino. Well designed and fabulous "minimalist" architectural space – extremely comfortable and made us just want to hang out after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! This review asks for more words but I have none

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vipSusanF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and everything was beautifully presented.

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sydneyb
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent food and amazing service

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AngelaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food fantastic as usual!

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vipJanetB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Chicken dish I ordered several months prior was superior to this time. The portion was less and less tasty hen before. It was sMarys chicken in menu

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The meal was good but not exceptional and it was pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall was good, little overpriced! Foods were fresh, and good presentation. My fried chicken was lack of flavor.

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padev
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mind blown at Spoonbar.
Last night was the most delightful - delicious - dining - experience I’ve had in a very long time.
The food was sublime & the crew was so authentically attentive.
🙏🙏🙏

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Natalie
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waitress was really kind and friendly, and all the servers helping were very good. The food was interesting and generally good, but would benefit from some editing of the items to have more cohesive dishes and items on the plate. However, it was overall enjoyable and we had a nice meal. Definitely skip the strawberry shortcake - the shortcake was so incredibly dry! Maybe something like tiramisu would have been a better choice

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Raidergirl
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, pretty setting. A little breezy, a little overpriced.

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JANICET
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My sister and I chose to have the Sunday special Prix Fixe menu which was Seafood. We each had a choice of either 3 prawns or beet salad for first course. I had prawns, my sister had the beet salad. Both dishes were very good and my sister was impressed with the variety of beets. This was followed by a Lobster Risotto - very tasty, creamy and filling. The tiramisu for dessert was perfect. We enjoyed the recommended Chardonnay with the meal. Attentive servers, we were seated promptly and overall an enjoyable meal.

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SKS21
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It's such a beautiful space, and everyone working there was really friendly, but the food was not good... like at all. I feel bad saying that, as maybe it was an off night, but everyone that I was with felt that the quality of the food was bad and also it was very salty. I also didn't find the menu very inventive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience2

Server was great.
Setting was too loud - close to pool with lots too good f people coming and going.
Surf and Turf meal was undercooked. When returned, it came back even worse.
Hamburger was overdone and dry.
Portions were too small
Overpriced for what you get.
Would not recommend
Server was very professional and tried to get us what we wanted but food and ambience was just subpar.

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lynzku
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have never written a review before, but we were very disappointed with our visit to Spoonbar. The service was awful (as in we were seated and waited 25 min for our first server to come and take our drink orders) and the food was nothing special (the surf and turf was bland, the shrimp was average and the only person who was happy got the burger). For the price, we would not go there again.

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Matagal
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spoonbar is one of my favorites. The food is usually excellent, but this time the duck was a bit over cooked. Still an enjoyable meal, and the dishes ordered by others in the party were excellent. I still highly recommend Spoonbar. Eating in the back patio was fun. The service, as always, was excellent.

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DianeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was a bit slow during dinner, but we didn't mind it too much; we appreciated the complimentary bottle of sparkling water since it took long to receive it. The food was yummy, and my husband liked how well the cocktail he ordered was mixed (can barely taste to alcohol).

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EricM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food presentation needs work. Oysters on lettuce instead of ice? Not a good look

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hannahh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor area is very charming, and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful outdoor setting on the patio. The service was excellent and very helpful. Perfect evening!

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vipKateA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious and festive! We love the H2hotel and Spoonbar!

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vipReviewing1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from NYC. One of our top 5 meals. Definitely try it.

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CharlesO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fried chicken special. Great service. Nice open area in patio.

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gary
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wait team was kind, though on a learning curve and we can sure sympathize with that so no worries we will remain regulars:-)

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vipNeilT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My wife’s Halibut was very dry, and the seasoning was way to strong for the dish. My duck dish also was way over cooked- extremely dry to the point of no taste. Very disappointed in our dining experience. Our waiter Chris seemed very inexperienced and never was around much after we ordered dinner. Generally, my wife and I don’t complain much, however,we are really hoping our comments will help the manger and chef rise up and improve a lot in the near future. Thank you

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avalon
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, and ambience of outdoor seating was excellent. We split a Butter Lettuce Salad, had a Mary's Chicken entree and Pan Seared Halibut - both very good, as well as a Tiramisu for dessert. The wait staff were very nice and timing was perfect. Would definitely return again.

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Berni
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated quickly, server was very nice always checked up on us overall great expedience 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Beautiful setting could not offset the mediocre food and inattentive service. Disappointed.

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SFJimbo
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Spoonbar is clearly a hangout place. But it disappointed on the restaurant part. It looks like a modern wine country restaurant with all the doors open and having an indoor/outdoor feel. But our salad was underdressed so it was dry. My wife's halibut entree was tasty but my steak that was ordered medium rare showed up as seared on the outside and raw on the inside. They fixed it but it came back to the table after my wife's dish was eaten. Mainly that's because the server didn't come back to the table to check on us after the food was served to see how thing were going. And we were in the outdoor patio out back and we could hear a mouse/rat for the whole meal poking around the high grass and then we saw it a couple times about 10 feet from the patio. I don't see it as a health thing, it was just distracting. Part of outdoor dining I suppose. And they played 80s tracks on the radio which sort of froze the clientele in time and came across as more of a local bar than a high end restaurant.

And there were several nearby tables with dogs and folks had brought dog beds for their dogs and were walking their dog around the outdoor eating area. So I guess it's a great place if you like to eat dinner at a restaurant with your dog... We don't so again another distraction...too bad the dogs couldn't go eat the mouse/rat :)

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vipMissingItaly
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was far superior than in the past and the delicious food was without fault. The cauliflower steak plate was full of so many tasty vegetables that it was a delight with every bite.

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PamS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. Service was very good. We sat on the patio and next to fire pits. We were very comfortable even on a chilly evening.
I thought it was a bit too expensive but overall, it was lovely.

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vipHBG4Dining
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These folks are killing it!! Come on in and get a taste and of the best.

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EdgarG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server's wore great, best service ever. They did great on my special requests. They actually did it. Wife was happy thanks to u all. Thank u.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Don’t know if lack of staff or? 20 minutes before someone came to table, ordered drinks and appetizers. 20 minutes later appetizers arrived. Waiter came over to ask us about ordering mains and we asked about the drinks. He went off for 10 minutes. Someone else brought drinks and I immediately asked for 2 more. This basically went on for rest of meal. We got our main dishes at 2 hours into evening, and wife’s Brussel sprouts were not cooked. They said they could put in another order, we just shook our heads and asked for the check. My cioppino was good and drinks were good, when we actually got them.

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dmv1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. COVID precautions so open air dining was a bit cold and time to receive main courses was longer than usual. Apart from that we had excellent meals and enjoyed our evening very much!

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vipAmandaA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really pleasing experience in the back yard with heaters and fantastically attentive service. Delicious bar drinks, made less sweet by request. Really fresh, flavor-balanced, and texturally interesting sashimi and pork belly appetizers. Unexpectedly good cioppino fed 2 of us: could have been better with more interesting crusty bread instead of fluffy boring focaccia, and could have used a little salt and acid (lemon on the side?). Citrus cheesecake was enormous by our standards and pretty good, but could have used a drizzle of tasty sauce. Overall nice experience.

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vipmichelleO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Really nice staff. Was very accommodating to my 2 dogs. Amazing espresso martini.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best server I’ve had in a long time. Food was outstanding. Wish the music outside was louder but if that’s the only complaint I have you’re killing it.

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Spoonbar - h2hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 1320 OpenTable diners.

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