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The Keystone

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61 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

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 4:00 pm on weekends.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri 3:00pm-10:00pm
Sat-Sun 4:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 777-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Banks white
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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.
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Private party contact
Teresa Joshua: (415) 777-1200 ext. 5
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market Street
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Parking details
We are located a half block from the 5th and Mission Garage.
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Public transit
1/2 block from the Powell Street BART station and many Market Street Muni lines.
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Entertainment
The Bar offers Sports Television Broadcasting.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Teresa Joshua for your special event needs.
Banquets@thekeystonesf.com
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
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Had lunch with 2 friends on a Tuesday at noon. It seemed very empty for an SF workday. The service was good. My friend told me she changed from iced tea to lemonade because her tea tasted soapy. I got a tea and it tasted fine, so must have been the glass. I had a green salad and vegetarian chili. One friend had a green salad and fries. The other had the fried chicken sandwich (looked great - did not try). The green salad was good, pretty standard. The chili was just odd. It was bland and everything seemed blended together, just kind of a soupy ground meat texture. The fries were delicious though.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Service seemed a bit slow. May have just been because it was a Sunday night. Waited quite a bit for our beers when the place was almost empty. Food was quite tasty, ice cream was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I really love The Keystone, service and food are ALWAYS great here. You can go for the Bar Menu or a larger menu for sit-down dining. I myself just had a NY Steak and was blown away, cooked perfectly and outstanding value.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My expectations weren't very high as I thought this was a new version of Roxanne's. I was wrong and surprised. While the menu is relatively small, it has something for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. The calamari are always a must for me and these were crispy with a surprise ingredient - fried pickles (worked well). My entrée was the Butternut squash spaghetti which were absolutely to die for with a savory sauce, certainly worth another trip. The Keystone will now be my pre-event destination.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I have been to the Keystone a few times and it never fails to disappoint. The food is great, the atmosphere has energy, and the location is fantastic. The service is fantastic and the ambience is perfect for fine or casual dining. Definitely will be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was great can't go wrong with the chicken sandwich or the chorizo sandwich.

The service was fantastic very attentive and provided great recommendations.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

A pleasant experience with excellent attentive service. The menu is rather limited, could use more small plates on the menu. Overall, enjoyed dinner and the kids did too.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I always return to this place. It is conveniently located for a number of things I do downtown. The waitstaff is awesome and it is a friendly place with a good menu and a pleasant atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was terrible - Continually had to get waiters attention for water refills The Halibut was overcooked, and took nearly 2 hours to finish our meal.
We mentioned this at the end of the meal, and didn't seem to care one way or the other.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My friend was 30 minutes late so I wound up ordering without him. My salad came out pretty quickly and was decent taste and portion. My friend arrived and he wound up ordering the same thing as me, so we sat for another 30 minutes but no salad came. I eventually gave him the rest of my salad since I only hate half (see above re: decent sized portions) and we cancelled his order. They were super apologetic and wound up comping our meal, even though we only ordered essentially 1 salad which was really nice of them.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

This was the perfect place to go after a movie at Metreon! Good food at reasonable prices in a pleasant room.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Nice venue for a business lunch. Not too noisy, efficient service, food good.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Bacon wrapped shrimp was very flavorful and not overly rich. Great cocktails.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Very salty food, the price does not match the quality, and the ambiance is mediocre. Was disappointed.

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2.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Food sucked. Pork Loin had a bad taste. Service and ambiance is good, though.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

I don’t know why more locals don’t come here. The food is delicious, service is quick and friendly, and I think it’s a good value for the quality and ambiance you’re getting.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Great staff, super accommodating and friendly!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 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.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 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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3.0Dined on July 23, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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..

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4.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Great casual lunch with a business friend on a Friday.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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