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About Stones Throw

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!

1896 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Green

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 796-2901

Website:
http://www.stonesthrowsf.com/

Parking Details:
Parking in the neighborhood is extremely difficult, and there are no parking garages in Russian Hill.


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;

Executive Chef:
Jason Halverson

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.

Private Party Contact:
Tai Ricci: (415) 796-2901

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Stones Throw will be serving a $80/person 4 course pre-fixe menu for valentines day. This will be a special menu different from our normal offerings.. Please leave an email to be sent the menu. All cancellations must occur 48 hours in advance or subject to cancellation fee

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Stones Throw Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for a Date (13)
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Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (9)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great Beer (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic taste profile, unique presentations. Excellent cocktails. Service was spot on. Blah/bland dining room. Could use a pop of color to match the inspiring cuisine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The friendly service really helps pave the way for enjoying your meal here. Amazing list of inventive cocktails help make any get together fun.
The menu for Sunday Brunch is evenly paced with sweet and savory selections to please every palate. It’s a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Even though two days have passed since our brunch at Stones Throw, I am still thinking about how wonderful and delish the food was. Everything about Stones Throw is “hi-qual” (as my son would say).

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Absolutely amazing experience! Prompt and attentive service. Creative menu and innovative use of ingredients. Do not skip on dessert! It was the most fun and delicious course.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Stones Throw is always a great meal and is very consistent. My fiancée and I love going there with friends and sharing the snacks and appetizers. I’m particular the liver toasts, potato puffs, squid ink pasta, and octopus are all delicious!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful service, delightful food. Portions were just the right size and very flavorful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Solid beer and wine lists, great food, and excellent, friendly service makes this place different. Imaginative kitchen offers plenty of choices.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. This is a very warm and friendly place.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We really enjoyed this friendly, casual neighborhood restaurant. Service is very attentive without being formal.
We had the octopus, conchigle, liver pate, pork trio, trout, and risotto - and enjoyed all of them.
The only comment to make is while the quality of the food is excellent and well presented, we thought the main course prices were a tad high for the quantity served. However, we would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a reservation at 5:30. It was our first time visiting Stonesthrow

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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We all really enjoyed this place. The food was very good, as was the service. The place is very comfortable. It has a good feel, not too loud. Reasonably priced. The firebrand bread is so tasty. The duck liver mouse was very good as was a shrimp dish we had. For starters, the squash soup & squid ink pasta were both excellent. For Mains, the trout, pork trio & ricotta gnocchi were all excellent. We ordered a dessert to share, grasshopper pie, only because it was a birthday. Everyone was too full, but we ate it and it was so good. Wine list is reasonably priced. If I lived in the neighborhood, I'd be a regular. I've already recommended it

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Met for brunch with friends. Our friends got stuck in traffic and were late but the staff was very accommodating. Didn't rush us or make us feel uncomfortable. Service was great and food was excellent. Very nice neighborhood place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had an absolutely incredible time at Stone’s Throw! Everything was delicious, and the staff was incredibly kind and courteous! The peanut butter and jelly donuts are so good - my fiancée and I had been dreaming about them for months after the last time we came here, so we just had to come back. My favorite restaurant in San Francisco, hands down!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Everything comes together here for a perfect dining experience. A real neighborhood gem!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic food. The squid ink pasta is one of my wife’s favorites. That’s the reason we come back. The service is top notch. The staff is welcoming once you step through the doors. The waiters provide professional service that is 2nd to none.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Pasta with beef sugo was outstanding. I'd go back for that dish. Otherwise too noisy for comfortable conversation until the people next to us left.

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service4
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Was good but quiet on a Tuesday night

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The appetizers were a bit disappointing (the shrimps a bit dry). The pasta was excellent (even though the fish was not very moist and tender). The burger was ok. We prefer the old chef.....we have also noticed that the price went a bit up. For the same price we now prefer Franses in the Castro.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great date night. My boyfriend called the chef out to tell him that it was the best meal we have ever had. Cannot recommend it enough.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Business Meals, Healthy
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food5
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great place. From the hostess greeting and being escorted to the bar while our table was prepped, the bartender who recommended some interesting drinks (to the waitstaff and food, this is a must go to place in San Francisco.
On the trolley line, so easily accessible
Noise level moderate to high, but that is due to the great time it seems everyone, patrons and staff are having.

If there were a sixth star I would recommend that.

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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved the octopus appetizer!!! Delicious food and large portions. The squash soup was also amazing!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was quite a disappointment.
Ambiance: not the one which puts you in a cheerful mood, kind of gloomy and less cozy then we thought would be looking at the beautifully made pictures on this site.
Food: trying to be original and creative but failing at taste department big time. everything we tasted was having kind of the same flavor, and though we originally wanted to taste as much as possible, after the second course decided to skip desserts.
Service: was "average good".
Value: if you consider the size of the dishes was not so good.
Conclusion: not worth making 0.8mi trip from the hotel for this kind of experience.

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food2
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fantastic meal and incredible service, as always. One of our favorite go-to spots!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Très bonne cuisine californienne dans un cadre style bistro. Plat élaborés et très bien exécutés! La Carte des vins est impressionnante 🍷👌Un must lors d’un séjour à SF

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Would’ve given a perfect score if the tots weren’t starchy. The potato tots and wild mushroom risotto was amazing!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was excellent, the waiter knowledgeable about the food - including its preparation. The best item on the menu last night? The Hamachi Crudo.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Stone’s Throw was perfect for our business dinner. We avoided the tourist crowd and still were able to enjoy ourselves. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Thought the place was lovely and fun but food was just okay! It tasted fine but I wouldn't have expected that high price for those dishes. It felt like they were trying to create an otherworldly food experience that missed the mark. But the wine and beer list was great!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

One of the best local neighborhood gems in SF. Food is delicious, service is top notch, love everything about this place!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

My fiance and I went to Stones Throw & enjoyed one of the finest dinners we have ever had. Meal was 10/10. Wine was 10/10. Service was 15/10. 5 star everything for a 3 star budget. Well done Stones Throw. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for our anniversary, and they even wrote us a card! The spacing between the tables is very close, so don’t expect to have a private or intimate conversation. However, the food is amazing, and we will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing experience period!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was a great evening!

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 (London)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food with interesting twists. Great beer and wine choice.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Fabulous food. Great service. Loved every bite

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

WONDERFUL SERVICE!!! Hands down, the best place to have a date night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Organic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food wasn't as good as I remembered. The presentation was great but the flavors and quality were not as high as I recalled from the last time I went several years ago. I was most disappointed with the hamachi crudo. It didn't strike me as a high quality piece of fish (lots of red in the meat) and the flavor was only so so. The trout was tasty but oversalted. The squid ink pasta had a nice bite and flavor but the pasta was only fair. The octopus had a beautiful presentation but was a bit too chewy. Maybe my expectations were just too high but I didn't feel like the high quality experience I expected.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I love this restaurant but tonight the service was very slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very extensive and interesting beer list. Limited menu and frankly most of our dishes were average. Nice place though, maybe we were there on an off-night.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Cute upscale neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent but you need to be a foodie to figure out the menu.. Great bar, huge beer selection.

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