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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
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.
Thought the place was lovely and fun but food was just okay! It tasted fine but I wouldn't have expected that high price for those dishes. It felt like they were trying to create an otherworldly food experience that missed the mark. But the wine and beer list was great!
Food wasn't as good as I remembered. The presentation was great but the flavors and quality were not as high as I recalled from the last time I went several years ago. I was most disappointed with the hamachi crudo. It didn't strike me as a high quality piece of fish (lots of red in the meat) and the flavor was only so so. The trout was tasty but oversalted. The squid ink pasta had a nice bite and flavor but the pasta was only fair. The octopus had a beautiful presentation but was a bit too chewy. Maybe my expectations were just too high but I didn't feel like the high quality experience I expected.
Our first trip to Stones Throw was a very nice experience. The bartender was terrific, talking beers with my husband and letting him try a couple before ordering. The steelhead trout two of the four of us had was some of the best fish I have ever tasted...melted in the mouth and delicious flavor. We were all disappointed by the puffed potatoes and egg; we found them to be bland and WAY over-hyped. But the heirloom tomato salad was spot on and very tasty. We had a really lovely bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and liked it so much we ordered a second. We would definitely go back and try it again.
Service was good, but sometimes almost too efficient. What is it about restaurants that want to remove every empty plate or glass while people are still eating? I find it to be rude and somewhat pushy. Please let people enjoy their meal without being interrupted, THEN clear the dishes away. It makes the experience so much nicer and enjoyable.
We have been to Stone's Throw several times. We have always had wonderful meals until last night. I ordered the octopus to start. The octopus was visibly burnt and had a horribly bitter taste. I sent the octopus back to the kitchen, which I rarely ever do. The second version was less burned, fatty, slimy version. I can't fathom how a chef would comfortably pervert this wonderful dish, not once but twice.
My fiancé started with the burrata. It was runny, warm and lacked flavor. It was accompanied by a "sauce" containing whole peppercorns. As my fiancé aptly put it, every bite contained a peppercorn surprise. Less than ideal.
For my main I chose the squid ink pasta. It was tasty, however anything cooked in butter and garlic is tasty. My fiancé had the lamb. The sauce was a bizarre, salty mess, contaminating the food.
Overall, we were very disappointed with this restaurant's rapid decline. A waste of our time and money.
We went to celebrate a friend's new job and this was the perfect evening. We were fortunate enough to catch happy hour, and our waiter was great and made sure we were able to order a second glass right before it ended. We shared all of the food family style, allowing us to try more things - 2 snacks, 1 starter, 2 pastas, the burger and dessert. It was the perfect amount of food and everything was delicious.
We heard about this neighborhood gem from several very satisfied recent diners who raved about Stone's Throw. We were seeking a Sunday supper spot in SF far from the maddening crowd that offered fresh, innovative food. While the menu is limited there were enough choices to make even a Pescatarian happy to return several times. I understand the menu changes often and I will make my dinner reservation at Stone's Throw on my next trip to SF.
Parking is very limited so to enhance your experience take the cable car to this Hyde Street location.
The dinner at Stone's Throw was just okay. We really enjoy their other restaurant Trestle and were looking forward to this dinner, but we were disappointed. The octopus appetizer was very good. But strange selections. The desserts sounded great but again, were fair. The atmosphere had a lot to be desired.
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