Stones Throw

4.8
756 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 756 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Wonderful evening. Enjoyed several of the new items on the menu. Tai Ricci was there to welcome as back and make sure everything was perfect. Thank you to the entire team.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Wonderful staff, atmosphere and food. Would fly back to SF just to eat there again. That enjoyable!!!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We had dinner here for my first night to ever stay in San Francisco! I recommend the Puff Potatoes and Eggs and the steak. The ambiance was romantic but also inviting for friends/groups. It definitely set the bar for good eats, and it will be a place I will revisit!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great date night restaurant. We had crudo, hummus, grilled bread, chicken roulade, and hamburger. Wine list was great.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We had a fantastic meal! Everyone was so thrilled with what they ordered all the way down to the creative desserts! We would definitely dine here again. Service was impeccable and even at a late hour.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Amazing friendly homey service alongside delish food and drinks. I reccomend the vegan risotto or the squid ink pasta! also be sure to have one (or 3) of the house made Pimms!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Fantastic food. Delightful atmosphere. Attentive service. Irresistible desserts!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Terrific ! We’ll be back again soon !

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

3-stars for the food, 0-stars got the service. I was so excited to try the food here, and don’t get me wrong the food is amazing, however we left with a very sour taste. Our server, when we saw her, treated us like we were inconveniencing here by being there. The food took forever, which I understand it was a busy night but not one person mentioned it not even “let me go check on your food”, including the manager who dropped off our main dish before our starters had even arrived. Our empty bottle and glasses of wine sat on our table for some time, we wanted to order another bottle but our server was no where to be found. This restaurant came so highly recommended I was disappointed leaving with the thought, not sure I would go back there.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Amazing food! I had the salad special and was brought their signature ceviche as a bonus beforehand. It was amazing, all plates had an excellent balance of simple flavours that were sophisticatedly combined on the plate. Best meal in a long time!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My fave little gem on Russian Hill. Amazing meal, and very kind, and genuine service.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

They treated us like Gold! Dinner was delicious, all three in our party loved their choices and our shared appetizers and desserts were stellar!

XOX

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Came to Stones Throw on a recent visit to SF - this place is fantastic. We had a couple of dietary issues in our group and the staff did EVERYTHING to accommodate. Dining room is energetic, staff very knowledgeable and everything we ordered (party of 5) was 100% on point. Only minor short-coming is they lack a full liquor license - that said, the bar-tender was very creative and nailed his suggestions. Would absolutely head back given the chance...

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We live a few blocks away so this is a neighborhood joint for us. It was our friends birthday and our group got in early around 5:30 PM. Everything was fresh and great tasting. The waiter was tremendous helping us pick beers from a long list of choices and wines as well. He was impressive, very knowledgeable

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Fantastic food! Well priced. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I read good things and expected better. Noisy with very little ambience.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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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