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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!
San Francisco, CA 94109
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
$30 and under
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Parking in the neighborhood is extremely difficult, and there are no parking garages in Russian Hill.
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;
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
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
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Stones Throw Ratings and Reviews
Rarely write reviews but had such a great experience at Stones Throw felt like I really should. Had an outstanding dinner, from start to finish was truly excellent. From the hostess seating us right away to the excellent service to the truly exceptional food, it was truly special. Get the pasta with braised short rib, I would have that once a week for the rest of my life. All of the food was great and the wine/beer list was extensive. Do not hesitate, just go.
Strange service. Either no one was helping us (sat for 20 minutes before we were asked if we wanted anything to drink) or several people were attending to us at the same time. Not a busy night, so unsure what was going on. Everyone was very friendly. Biggest problem was the noise level, despite there being several empty tables. Other issue was value, or lack thereof. Very expensive for what you got. $3 for one piece of bread cut in 1/2 to make two pieces of toast. Presentation of food was excellent. Except for red velvet cake, which was dry, food was creative and tasty.
I went with my boyfriend for his 21st and we had a great time. Really great service, got seated early when we showed up early for our reservation, and they were able to accommodate my vegan diet which was so nice. They gave my boyfriend a complementary mini desert for his birthday, and everyone there was just really sweet to us the whole night. It's a bit on the expensive side but I think it's worth it for special occasions to get great service and good food.
Me and my fiance were visiting San Francisco from New Jersey and this place was recommended by a friend.
This restaurant is in such a quiet residential neighborhood. But finding parking is an absolute hassle. There is none available.
The place in itself is very cute and well decorated. Loved the arrangements.
The food is very unique. I highly recommend the Squid Ink appetizer. Its mind blowing. All in all a great place to eat with a unique menu.
Great menu, food, and service - what more can you ask for? A small neighborhood joint with world class cuisine. From the moment we walked in were treated with warmth and grace by all. The Cauliflower Puree with potato is their item of note and worth ordering as is the pate (amazing), the pork and the ragu I had. Then we had the nutter butter like dessert. Just a crazy great combination of flavors and textures. So glad a friend recommended this place when he heard we were going to San Francisco. On Hyde and Green in Russian Hill, we walked from our Union Square restaurant which was a bit daunting due to the hills but made us ready for the delightful meal ahead. I enjoy being in a place where it is obvious everyone there loves their job and is proud of where they work - that point of pride makes for an extraordinary evening
This is my favorite restaurant in SF. The food never disappoints. It’s flavorful, approachable, and always beautifully plated. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable - they will never steer you wrong. The Puffed Potato & Egg” dish is phenomenal and something I crave regularly.
Enjoyed a great meal with my partner and our 9 month old. Restaurant was super accommodating with the baby and even provided a high chair. We shared several snack plates and a main course - poached shrimp with citrus and short rib sugo were standouts. Desserts seemed interesting but weren’t spectacular (grasshopper and pbj donuts...my partner adored the donuts). Loved finding a good restaurant for an evening out where it seemed welcome for us to bring the little one!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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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