Permanently Closed - Stones Throw

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

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.

NOW FEATURING A NEWLY ENHANCED BRUNCH PRE-FIXE! For $20/person, receive a three course pre-fixe brunch including housemade pastries and breads, choice of entrees, and dessert for the table made by Corporate Pastry Chef Tara Lewis. We also feature bottomless mimosas, and other large format libations.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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vipKara
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience4

NYE
Food was not worth the price. Slow service. Small portions. Temperature of food wasn’t on point.

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vipRobinG
Sacramento
59 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones Throw always treats us like royalty. We will miss them so much. At least I know that they have other venues around town and we will find them and enjoy the same fabulous food and service we have thoroughly enjoyed through the years.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was soooo good. Ambiance was great. Wine selection was good with the food being served.

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viprs25
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always. Will very much miss this neighborhood fav.

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vipMVtoSF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Used to love this place, but I'm not disappointed that they are closing. Not even remotely the same restaurant from a few years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

truffles are not fresh❗️

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StefanieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great experience. We were celebrating an engagement and a birthday and they went out of their way to make the night special. Stones Throw will be missed!

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MaryMike
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately Stones Throw will be closing its doors on Russian Hill and moving to the Financial District.
Everything they make is delicious and seems special. We had the tasting menu. Only wish we had more of
everything as it was so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

First of all, this place does NOT have a full bar. I couldn’t believe none of the reviews I read mentioned this. Only beer and wine. Not great.

We ordered a bunch of appetizers; the fried potato and eggs, mushroom cannelloni, burrata and squash salad, and the octopus with sun-chokes. Everything was pretty tasteless, with the exception of the octopus which had this overpowering crunching taste I can’t pinpoint. But it was not good. The fried potato and egg app was the best and that’s only because you can’t mess up fried anything.

The main courses were the short rib and the olive oil poached trout. Neither was good.

Pretty disappointed all around about my one night dinner plan for SF for a quick weekend trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! This place will always hold a special place in my heart for not just great food, but unparalleled service. As perfect as a restaurant can be.

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vipkimz
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We heard good things about this restaurant. Although the service was very attentive, we were extremely disappointed in the portion size, especially given the prices. The deserts were overly sweet.

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TeresaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service excellent but my food was served cold.

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vipKatherineL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Extremely sad to see it close but I hope the menu in some iteration will live on at other locations!

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DBA1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is outstanding!

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vipNick
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very rushed, disjointed service. Disappointing because that was my last experience at Stones Throw and I have enjoyed it in the past. Not sure what that means for their new place.

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MelissaB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the service was a step above. I'm sorry to see it go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it ! can’t wait for

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vipvishalz
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Not worth the price. The ambience is good. Service was slow and food was mediocre. We really enjoy trestle and had high hopes for this restaurant but we didn’t have a memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our table did the pre-fixe menu. It was okay (B rating). I have been to the other Hi Neighbor restaurants and I was expecting more from this one. Trestle is fantastic. The food was fine and the service and ambiance were really nice. It just didn't wow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service and everyone loved the food.

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vipCameronR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing as always! Loved the uni spaghetti.

Been coming here for a few years now - staff is excellent just like the food.

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Molly
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones Throw has always been a neighborhood favorite of mine. The service will make you feel warm and welcome, and the food is outstanding in flavor and presentation. We'll miss having you in Russian Hill! Please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the new tasting menu for $40 per person. It was excellent and they were very accommodating of my vegetarian preference.

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WendyT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb but the staff might just be even better. They were so friendly and welcoming to me and my family. Truly delicious brunch with an eccentric yet homey feel. Would definitely recommend!

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MargauxA
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant ! Their menu at 40$ is so worth it, well balanced tasty menu! Too bad they have to close soon

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vipTbone74
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good wine & beer list. Unique & fun plating. Did I mention a great beer list? Food is great but portions are small.

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PaulL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prix fixe menu was a great deal. I would recommend making a reservation before the end of the year as they are closing :(

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the city so far! Brunch was amazing.

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Gone
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice service with limited but quality food. Everyone loved the spare special an trout entree. Had the bread and butter which simple but tasty. No liquor license but wine and beer choices were good. Layout of drink menu was a little confusing. Overall nice place with good quality and fresh foood and prompt service.

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DaniR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! The food was impeccable and I will certainly be back.

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Francesca
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend this place for a nice casual dinner.

JB
vipJoniB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend to dinner for her birthday, but I didn't mention this when making the reservation or checking in. The waiter noticed that I presented her with a gift and intuited it was her birthday. As a surprise he brought a small version of the PB & J donut on a plate that read Happy Birthday.
She was delighted and I was impressed....Nice touch.
Joni

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vipfoodiegirl123
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been to plenty of high quality restaurants all over the world. Some of the food here was good and some wasn’t. The burger was over cooked and flavorless. The shrimp cocktail also was flavorless and amounts are so small. They use some modern gastronomy techniques at this restaurant restaurant and the value you get for money is ridiculous. They do have a good beer and wine selection. The potato egg snack with cauliflower purée was our favorite thing. The tomato and burrata salad was good as well. The French onion soup was our least fav. The carbonara was pretty good. The apple tart dessert was lacking in size and flavor. We won’t come back.

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awesome
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the brunch is the best deal in town! would recommend to anyone and everyone!

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vipDavidSF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed a terrific meal, and the service is always friendly and professional - a brilliant combination with outstanding flavors

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RahulN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stones Throw never disappoints, besides the delicious and innovative fare you can always count on heartfelt ,efficient service from the team who always seem ready to go above and beyond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good but loud

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JeffN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall4food3service2ambience5

I love Stone's Throw for dinner, but I think that a lot of things need to be ironed out for their brunch service. Checking in and sitting down was smooth, but the food took a very long time to come, despite the fact that it's prix fixe. Our server was friendly, but a bit abrasive each time he came. Food wise, for $25, it's decent value for 3 courses. That said, I was expecting a bit more in terms of quality based on the high bar I have for them for dinner service. An example is their fried chicken dish, where the crust/skin separated very easily from the meat, to the point where I had a shell to eat separately. The breakfast sandwich wasn't too bad, but felt just like a regular ham sandwich that could easily be made at home with grocery store ingredients (ie. it wasn't special).

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The place was a bit dark for a brunch, and the kitchen seemed to be struggling with getting the orders out. The brunch menu was limited and it took a long time for our order to come out. This place would be better for dinner.

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vipshocked
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have eaten here a number of times before, had enjoyed the ambiance and the food, so arranged a dinner here. Because our friends were late coming from Marin, we got there at 5:45 instead of 5:30, when Stone's Throw opened. We were greeted with: "Oh, I thought you weren't coming." Fifteen minutes after opening time, restaurant still half empty. And it turned out Open Table was informed we had no-showed - I had to write them to correct it. Then the seafood pasta appetizer was ice cold, the portions in general were small, though the pasta with short rib sauce was still good. Then we ordered one dessert - the doughnuts, and they brought chocolate cake. The waitress was very nice - didn't charge for the seafood pasta and quickly brought the right dessert. But it was overall an unpleasant dining experience at a place where we had some very good meals in the past.

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