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About The Keystone

The Keystone fosters a social atmosphere with traditional Bay Area cuisine. Located in the center of San Francisco, the restaurant has a full bar with unique mixed drinks, such as the Skywalker, made of Scotch, honey, lime, Pernod and star anise. Executive Darren Jackson prepares American cuisine with an international influence. The Keystone is a great place for co-workers to meet, friends to socialize and groups to hold parties.



Patrons of The Keystone can enjoy tasty starters such as roasted cauliflower and oysters on the half shell. A bar menu offers burgers, fries, bacon wrapped prawns and wings. Dinner and lunch menus are available, and the restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Bar opening at 3:00 pm on weekends.

68 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 3:00pm-10:00pm
Sat-Sun 3:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 777-1200

Website:
http://www.thekeystonesf.com/

Entertainment:
The Bar offers Sports Television Broadcasting.

Parking Details:
We are located a half block from the 5th and Mission Garage.

Public Transit:
1/2 block from the Powell Street BART station and many Market Street Muni lines.

Executive Chef:
Banks white

Private Party Facilities:
From large corporate events to small social gatherings, The Keystone offers a great location downtown to enjoy fresh, local, sustainable California Cuisine at reasonable prices.

Private Party Contact:
Teresa Joshua: (415) 777-1200 ext. 5

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Teresa Joshua for your special event needs.
Banquets@thekeystonesf.com

The Keystone Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Authentic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was great and the atmosphere fun. Strongly recommend a reservation because seating is limited.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent Find in SF - really great staff. Food was excellent, save for the pizza that seemed undercooked and soggy - needs a bit more time in the over to firm up he crust. Great appetizers and fun drinks.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Great Beer, Quick Bite, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We chose this spot because it was across the street from our hotel. It looks dark from the outside but the interior feels open and airy. The food was good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service and delicious food! We liked the decor too.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food and great service! The setting was nice, not very noisy and good space.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great staff, super accommodating and friendly!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved the restaurant. Food was excellent. Perfect for my son's birthday with a table off to the side for 6 people! Wait staff was very attentive. We made it within minutes of the happy hour and our server was nice enough to still off it to us. That is very cool. Prices were very reasonable. Kale salad with added salmon was excellent. Prawns were delicious. Pizza was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Healthy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Waitress was friendly and attentive. Food was good, overall an enjoyable evening. We had a table in a side room, main room was a bit noisy.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The bottom line is that could have been a really really good meal was made mediocre by kitchen chaos. Servers tried hard. The "food runners" brought the appetizers at the right temps, though slowly, and the main dish arrived with my wife's pizza looking good and almost stone cold. Fixes took so long, we gave up. Too bad. Our server was energetic and informative, my food was good, but in total, it just didn't work well. Thus, value was undercut.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Good location (for me) as it was opposite my hotel, the Marriott on 4th Street. Had a business dinner there, wine was good, food was great (Halibut) , not too noisy. We had a window seat, but I can imagine going back there alone, next time I am in town, and just eating at the bar.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We enjoyed it...great place to meet friends who are staying at the Marriott or attending a conference/work function...good décor/ambiance.....good food and good menu options...I was on a work related lunch so didn't get to sample the bar menu or specialty drinks...so I'll definitely be back..

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Located across street from Marriott Marquis, nice ambiance and good service. Really interesting salad with Kale, toasted butternut squash, Medjool dates and very light citrus dressing. Perfect to start with. Friend had Pappardellewith Bolognaise sauce, which was made with Portobello mushrooms- she loved it. I tried the Mac 'n Cheese and it was very rich and yummy. Only disappointment was bread pudding. Just not enough flavor & a bit dry. Otherwise wverything was quite good

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Ate here because it had good reviews and was near our hotel. Overall we liked the vibe of the restaurant, cool decor and overall feel. 3 of us had a different pasta dish, they were all good but nothing unexpected. The only complaint was my husband's entree arrived before he was done eating his salad and they just placed it on the table with no apologies. When our waitress came to check on us we told her about it, she was appropriate and offered to re-do his entree (which was not necessary... the pacing was just off) but we never saw her again.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great casual lunch with a business friend on a Friday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I had family in town, staying at the Marriott Marquis across the street from Keystone, and had followed google reviews for restaurants in the area. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was hopeful that we had selected a good spot for our reunion. I was apprehensive walking in, because the sound level seemed quite high and I had hoped that we would be able to have conversations without shouting. Once the party arrived, we were taken to a large table in the rear, and the sound was much better. Our server was very friendly and helpful; she suggested many variations on the menu for the couple of picky eaters in the group, and the chef gladly obliged. The food was very good. A very good value. I did not pay attention to the wine or cocktails, so I can't comment on wine list et al. But I'd say this is a good choice if you are in the area and want a casual dining experience with excellent service and very tasty food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Eat and get out seemed to be the approach. Main courses arrived before appetisers were finished. Hovering waiters. Food only ok. Diner beside us queries the size of his salad as it was tiny for a main course. Wouldn't recommend this for dinner. May be ok for a bar

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We were a party of three, never had been there before, but I know we will be back. First of all, the service was excellent. Then, we shared several of the small to entre-size dishes so that we could all try them. We particularly enjoyed both the soups of the day (gaspacho and posole), the Tuscan Kale Salad and the Roasted Vegetable Board. Also, the Roasted Half Chicken was super-moist and tasty. It was a Sunday evening so maybe that was why it was fairly calm in there, but we appreciated that we could have a conversation between us without raising our voices.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 23, 2017

This was a great find. The bruschetta was AMAZING to start with. My wife's pizza and salad was great. I had the salmon and it was perfectly cooked. Definitely recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Nice space. Good service. Food was good. Would go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Nice comfort food place, with good service and reasonable, but limited, wine offerings.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Lunch. Very nice and exceedingly genuine and friendly service. Really enjoyed this lunch. Definitely recommend!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

I really like this place! It's quite beautiful inside, and a good spot for conversation as although it's lively, it doesn't get too loud. Lots of good shareable options and larger entrees. Not obscenely expensive either, especially if you go for happy hour. Get the roasted veggie plate; interesting flavors and good to share.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The pizzas were just really bad. We ordered the special mushroom pizza and the sausage pizza. There were very few pieces of sausage, hardly any sauce or cheese. We had 1/2 a slice and left the whole pizza. The special mushroom pizza was also lacking in flavor and cheese.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2017

A limited menu, but everything we had, as well as for those at our table, were very good. Can recommend the pizza, as well as the cowboy Porkchop.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Good place to meet with friends and grab Dinner. Service was good. Convenient location and near Moscone.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Excellent service. Had roasted veggie board, delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Met with potential client and the place was quiet and able to have meaningful discussions. Great salads and not expensive.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2016

The hostess was rude. The server never once came back to check on us. We were a party of 5 and the tip was automatically included. Maybe that's the reason.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

A friend and I went to the restaurant for an early Saturday lunch. It was a brunch menu, which I usually shy away from at other restaurants because the choices tend to be blah and overpriced. Not here. You get a mimosa and an entree for the low price of $25. And there were many good choices, from breakfast items to salads to hamburger.

We split a roasted curried cauliflower dish and Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles Benedict. My first chicken and waffles ever. Usually they don't appeal to me, but these were amazing. The chicken was so crispy, every morsel, but the meat was juicy. It was served with a coconut curry waffle and the eggs were perfectly unctuous. Plenty of food to split. The cauliflower entree was nice for an appetizer salad. I would have been a little disappointed if it was my only meal. Very light and subtle. And tasty for what I'm sure was a very low calorie dish. I'm definitely going back. Great prices and great food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2016

Our favored local spot was renovated quite nicely maintaining the period tiled floors and some of the other feel of the former Annabelles. With the revised more open concept, the Keystone has improved on the prior layout. Food and service was very good, with a great selection of beers on tap.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Our son lives in the city and told us about The Keystone. We were looking for somewhere to have our 39th wedding anniversary dinner. He liked it so we thought we would try it.
We had an excellent dinner at The Keystone. It was pretty noisy as we were close to the bar but we could converse without shouting, so we didn't mind. We would recommend dinner at The Keystone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2016

Tried a new lunch spot for a special lunch with colleagues. Found The Keystone through SF Restaurant week website and it is fabulous. Great service, delicious and creative food, lovely wine selection and what looks like great desserts and cocktails (we didn't try either but are going back). Highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2016

Sat in the front of the restaurant facing the Marriot hotel. The lights from the hotel were blinding. Frosted glass should be used across the dining area. Very unpleasant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2016

Good hot food served with a smile! I don't have time to write a longer review and I resent that you are requiring me to do so.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Because they serve brunch at Keystone, there is a limited menu for lunch on Sundays. I was underwhelmed overall.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2016

We love Chef White's cooking and it's great to have him back in the Bay Area. He has the discipline of his classic training and the creative inspirational mix of CA fresh, Texas down-home, and SE Asia travels that puts most of the competition's goopy faux fusion to shame! The ribs are a wonderful starter and the ham broth/farro-kale soup was a wonderful comfort on a cold rainy day. The burger is excellent--Chef White's breads are marvelous. I enjoyed the melted cheese-Coca Cola pork sandwich, but have to admit the burger beat it. Dessert wasn't Instagram-beautiful but didn't need to be: the tart shell was tender and delicate, the Meyer lemon curd mixed with whipped cream was divine. Excellent coffee, great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Yes, we came 2x in 3 days from the East Bay for Chef White's cooking--this time for brunch. Tried some different dishes this time: Lumpia-not sure why menu lists collard greens first because these were stuffed full of tasty ground pork! Small, very crisp, a delightful starter; sawsawan sauce is super-tart and moderately spicy. Biscuits are flaky and delicate; the biscuits & gravy dish is highly recommended! Another MUST is the sensational Pad Thai chicken wings! We loved them even more than the SxSE bbq ribs (and we get the latter to go, we enjoy them so much). Short rib hash was meaty and excellent. Fried chicken & waffle didn't work, tho; waffle was limp and little taste of curry/coconut. Fried chicken was good but not enough to make an inspired dish. Service was mediocre this time; waiter completely forgot the syrup. We only realized this when we unpacked the leftovers and found a container of maple syrup in the box.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Good food, relaxed ambiance, nice people Noise level perfect.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2015

We asked to be moved to the back room due to noise levels. This was during the AGU show at Moscone so that probably drove up the noise and crowd. Food ans service were good.
Would like to try again on a quieter night

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2015

Keystone used to be Annabelle's--one of our favorite spots--a slightly different concept, but similar ambience and and same great quality food and drinks.

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