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The Keystone

56 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals

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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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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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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The Bar offers Sports Television Broadcasting.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Teresa Joshua for your special event needs.
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 56 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1  based on recent ratings
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAaron (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

SAMM (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 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.

HeroBlanche (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
1.0  Dined 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.

vipSaladbiter (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipJimmuh (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

sid16 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

RealRoy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
4.0  Dined 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.

Ahi4me (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

Great staff, super accommodating and friendly!

KATS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipRich (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined 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.

PhilUK (Las Vegas)
4.0  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.

Trixie (San Francisco)
5.0  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 I'll definitely be back..

vipPuccini (Nashville)
4.0  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

Lindamb7 (New York Area)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Great casual lunch with a business friend on a Friday.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

Sandy (San Francisco)
3.0  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

viprockyk (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

Storm44nja (Nashville)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

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