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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

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Stones Throw Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
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Comfort Food (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Romantic (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic, this is our favorite place in the city!

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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

Food lacked flavour. It tasted good but was definitely not great. And the price made it less so.

It was ok. But with so many options in sf I wouldn’t recommend it.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Would love to see more vegetarian options. I likely won’t be back unless I’m with a meat eater

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always terrific food and fantastic service. One of my favorite places.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food but portions were slightly small for men. A little flow on service but nice servers.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good but nothing exceptional. Service was fantastic!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice restaurant. The grilled shrimp was excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This small formidable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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 30, 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 28, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 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 24, 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 23, 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 21, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 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 13, 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 13, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Was good but quiet on a Tuesday night

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 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 14, 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 18, 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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