Stones Throw

4.7
740 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Stones Throw, a California/American restaurant and bar situated in the heart of San Francisco in the renowned Russian Hill neighborhood, goes back to the basics, highlighting the simple things in life: great food, undying hospitality and a fun, carefree environment where everyone feels welcome.

Food inspired from past experiences at a slew of four star restaurants is turned into fun and approachable every day dining with a seasonally changing menu. Stones Throw features an extensive beer list with a balance between large format, hard to find beers, and familiar namesakes as well as a wine menu focusing on value, along with a careful balance of eclectic and adventurous wines.

A carefully formed team of some of the most talented restaurant staff in San Francisco is here to help create a fun and unforgettable experience each and every time you visit Stones Throw. We hope to see you soon…and often. Cheers!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: T-Th 5:00pm-9:30pm

Dinner: Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner: Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm

Brunch: Su 11:00am-1:45pm
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Phone number
(415) 796-2901
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Halverson
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Private party facilities
Private and Semi-Private Dining Room, accommodating up to 28 guests. A full buyout of Stones Throw can accommodate 70 guests for cocktails and a sit down dinner.
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Private party contact
Tai Ricci: (415) 796-2901
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Green
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Parking details
Parking in the neighborhood is extremely difficult, and there are no parking garages in Russian Hill.


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Public transit
Powell/Hyde Street Cable Car - Stop on Hyde & Green.

Muni Bus -

45 Union/Stockton stop on Union & Hyde;
10 Townsend stop on Pacific Ave & Larkin St;
12 Folsom/Pacific stop on Pacific Ave & Larkin St;
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Special events & promotions
Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like A Somm....the last monday of every month! Join Stones Throw as we welcome a different guest chef/somm duo each month in creating a special 5 course tasting menu all in support of the SF-Marin Food Bank. Visit our page at http://bso.sh/chefsommfeb
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

A very solid neighborhood/date night restaurant in a neighborhood that could use more of both of those things. Just try not to fight each other over the squid ink pasta.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 740 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service, food was fantastic and very uniquely prepared. Loved our experience and will be returning for more!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

My opinion is being solicited by OpenTable, and in my opinion, restaurants that command high premiums need to offer exceptional value. I think Stone's Throw started out being fantastic, making them good value. But as the years go by, the innovation and creativity seems to remain stuck in time, while prices have grown according to industry standard. I'd consider $30-40 entrees to be worthy of "whoa". Sort of the founders' other restaurant, Trestle, which continues to be one of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food, good prices, and wonderful atmosphere!! Highly recommend this place for any occasion or just after work.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Friendly staff, enthusiastic reception and lovely food. We had a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Amazing on all counts!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent food, great drink menu, cool atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I always love going to Stones Throw. What a treat! The food is high end gourmet but without the expensive price tag. I ordered a salad and an asparagus soup since I was not very hungry. It was something I would aspire to make myself if only I could find he recipe. Everybody is so nice to us and I just have to say that Stones Throw is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Lucky me, because it is just two blocks away.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were celebrating an engagement with friends. The host greeted us with a champagne toast. We were in great hands with the server too. She shared recommendations on the menu. Food was super tasty and it was a great evening overall. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Overpriced for the quality. Seven Hills two blocks South has much better food for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

A little noisy and hard to hear. But food and service was great!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

After living in the neighborhood for years, we finally got the opportunity to dine at Stones Throw and what a wonderful experience it was. Celebrating our anniversary with another couple, we ordered up from an interesting and thoughtful menu. The Burger is one of the best burgers I have had in this city and it will not disappoint in all it’s cheesiness. Great beer and wine selection and if room permits, do not miss the doughnuts-warm and fresh from the fryer. The service was spot-on and we could not have been made to feel more welcome including a happy anniversary greeting card signed by the entire staff, waiting at the table upon our arrival. Stones Throw is a class-act neighborhood establishment that just happens to serve intensely delicious food with impeccably focused service that will bring you back for seconds!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food and service. Next to large, lively party so noise levels high

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Outstanding meal at Stones Throw. High quality, beautiful food. Each dish looked like a work of art. Flavors were fresh and perfecto balanced. Highly recommend and will definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

I had eaten here about a year ago, and really enjoyed it. Something has changed. The food was marginal, the service was glad-handy (servers telling us we were really going to enjoy things, so many times, better left for us to decide) and the food came out at ridiculously slow pace. Our wine was on ice at a side table, and the servers didn't come back to pour frequently enough. We spent 3 hours dining, without ordering dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Perfect service, brilliantly executed food from appetizer to dessert. Truly a gem.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great service and the food was amazing.

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food ok but not great. Service ok — food took a long time to arrive. Chef apologized and said she’d send us Brad but none arrived....and no further effort made.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was excellent! All the appetizers were awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Stone's Throw has become one of my favorite SF restaurants. It was always good and I feel as it's getting better each time I eat there. From start to finish, from the crudo and ceviche to the now classic potato puffs and the tagliatelle each dish was consistently fantastic and delicious. And the service was equally as great. They obviously take great care to everyone comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, special treatment for special occasions. Their milk and cookies dessert was really creative and delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Still the best or second best restaurant in SF. You can never ever go wrong with dinner here. Always get the squid ink pasta and potato/egg thing.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Tables are too close each other. I believe is because , the lease is expensive so, every square inches are mean to be used!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Wonderful, as always.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is my favorite "neighborhood" restaurant in San Francisco. Great atmosphere inside and out of the restaurant. Watch the Trolley go by on a nice quiet tree lined street in Russian hill. Easy walk to other places. Great beer and wine selection. Note: no liquor license. Food is great if you just want small bites (they will split entrees as well) or if you want something more substantial (win/win). 20 tables max. Bar is my favorite.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Loved it 3 years ago, still wonderful now. The staff are really wonderful -- every single one was warm, genuine, caring, funny. The food was delicious too.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great staff with strong recommendations for both food and wine. Friendly and vibrant atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place in Russian Hill! Warm and stylish decore, fantastic dishes (except for the Scallops which were disappointing), great cocktails, excellent service and value for money is awesome. Will definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was average... I got the scallops with cauliflower. The cauli was almost completely raw/ kinda cold. But I will say all the people working there were amazing and so nice!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have only been here for Sunday brunch. They feature a tight menu with something to please most. A fairly comprehensive wine and beer selection and some creative low alcohol cocktails.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is one of our favorites- great food, knowledgeable staff and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic food loved all of it!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Really enjoy Stones Throw; super friendly service and great neighborhood spot; food very nice, although many dishes needed a touch more salt/acidity; burger is great! Our 3rd or 4th time here! Great dessert too! Incredible value for quality

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our first time at Stones Throw. We had a wonderful experience. Service was excellent. The ambience is charming. The food was delicious. The portions are on the small side. We will order a couple more plates next time. It's also worth noting that it's about half a mile away from North Beach. You can go for a nice stroll, if you don't mind a couple hills, and be in North Beach in 20 minutes and catch a show at Cobb's or what have you. This is a great spot.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

All four of us agreed the food was close to excellent and the value was very high. After leaving we all said we would return. For me, not necessarily for the others, the noise level was very high and I had a hard time hearing. my tablemates. Just take that into consideration if you have a loss of hearing.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Came here for my wife’s birthday & everything was wonderful. Tyler, who runs the bar & manages the wine list was great! All the dishes are fantastic with the highlights being the foie gras, squid ink pasta, pork trio & burger.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Second time here. Wonderful restaurant. Starting with drinks - great cocktails and great beer list. Menu is short, but nice variety. I had Puffed Potato and Eggs - a must-have if you go - and the Trio of Berkshire pork.

This is also one place you don't want to skip dessert. Very creative selections and they invite suggestions for future dessert options. We had the PB and Jelly donuts - very shareable and tasty.

Service was excellent, loved our server. They worked very hard for us.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Coworkers out of town - this is the perfect place to show off San Francisco’s hospitality. From a welcome champagne to attentive and helpful servers, we felt super special. Save room for dessert!!!! Love the new rhubarb cheesecake

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Good place and service! The food amazing!!!

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