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Stones Throw

4.7
726 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
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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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 726 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 6 days ago

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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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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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food exceptionally delicious!

Wonderful service; some of the best everQ

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I wanted the evening to be special and unique as we celebrated my husband's 60th. Living in SF, we are spoiled with great dining options yet the same restaurants seem to be on all of the lists of best in SF, while others like Stone's Throw, might not show up on any list. By expanding my search and asking other locals for recommendations, I found Stone's Throw. It was one of the best dining experiences my husband and I have had in our 5 years of living in SF.
We ordered one of the evening specials, grilled Branzino. Our professional, low key and helpful waiter suggested we share it which made for the perfect portion. I love fish and order it often and this Branzino was one of the most delicious meals we have EVER had. It melted in our mouths. We started our celebration with the endive pear salad, bolognese and an order of the bread. All were awesome. (Tartine has nothing on this bread/ butter.)
After the meal we had the nutter butter dessert. It was artistic, mouth watering and a perfect birthday experience candle on top. All in all this was the perfect celebration I had hoped to create for my husband's birthday. We look forward to returning to this Russian Hill neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Stones Throw is my favorite restaurant in SF. While their food is excellent, the service is what sets this place apart for me. The staff is always so knowledgeable about the food and wine. They create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere while still being on top of all the crucial service components like timing. You can absolutely feel the care and love that ownership/managers have for their craft. I recommend this place to everyone!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food at Stones Throw is delicious! Almost everything we tried left us wanting more of it. We went for a birthday brunch celebration with friends. Stones Throw was very accommodating with our reservation as we first had to change it from 6 to 8 when two additional people got added to our party and then two other people cancelled at the last minute so we ended up being 6 after all. The only complaint was the service. Our server started off very attentive but checked on us less and less as things went on and we had to flag her down several times to get refills on our mimosas. This was a sour point because we ordered the "bottle of mimosa your way" off the menu. The server would pour the sparkling wine and bring small carafes of orange juice and grapefruit juice for us to mix as we liked. We had to several times request more orange juice as the portions provided were very small and were eventually told there was no more orange juice. This was surprising for a brunch place that served mimosas. We asked the manager about it and were provided more orange juice. This was the only disappointing moment of the brunch. I will assume that it was just an off day for the server and would go to Stones Throw again.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants SF.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Delicious Branzino. I hope to see it on the menu again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was a birthday dinner with good Friends, I was greeted with a card wishing me a happy birthday(nice touch) Great meal ensued, wonderful service and we all want to go back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Attentive, engaging staff that obviously loves what they do. Food was off the charts good. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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