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About The Oak Room - The Westin St. Francis
This is the place to enjoy a hearty breakfast and a full buffet. For lunch, dinner and cocktails, relax in a historic retreat featuring a seasonal menu with some old time San Francisco favorites. Room has just finished an extensive renovation that was part of the whole renewal process of the Historic St. Francis. Join us on Facebook to take an indepth look at our remodeled room. We feature a Comprehensive California wine list.
San Francisco, CA 94102
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Post and Geary
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Able to cater for private funtions for up to 110pp. We can cater special menus that are personalised to the clients tastes and preference. Please call the Oak Room for a Menu Specialist for further details.
Parking through the Westin St. Francis Hotel valet is available.
There is a cable car stop in front of the hotel. Also, the Post and Geary street buses stop near the Hotel.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private Dining Room Available Please call the Oak Room for further details.
The Oak Room - The Westin St. Francis Ratings and Reviews
Went here for Easter Sunday brunch. The selections were very good with salads, seafood, traditional breakfast, omelet station, chicken, salmon and a carvery. We didn't have any of the meats from the carvery but they looked delicious. The place was very family friendly as there were a number of families with children in the place. It's located in the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square. We had been expecting more of a crowd, especially with the tourist season starting up but it was not at all crowded and made for a quiet, pleasant meal. I haven't eaten in this restaurant in years but it was just as good as I remembered. If a tourist wants to have a quiet break and a good meal, I highly recommend this little gem.
I am sorry that the Oak Room is planning to discontinue serving dinner. It is a quiet, attractive setting where I can have a good visit without having the conversation drowned out by loud noise. The food is steadily good. Service is fine. I would call it a good place for "gracious dining." None of the descriptions on your list above applies--and I suspect that is why dinner service is ending. Too bad.
I was there the day of the immigrant walk out so the service was horrible! Not a good experience in any way. Food bad, service terrible, wait time over an hour. Management seemed to be clearing tables but had an angry attitude and made the experience even worse.
It was a very busy night in the city with Valentines and a conference was in the city - I was able to get a last minute reservation here, to my surprise it was fantastic, I ordered the short ribs and they we're perfect in every way, so much that I want to come back for that same dish ! Everything was great about this experience.
We were staying at the Westin and having just fought the Chinese New Year Parade traffic trying to get to the hotel didn't feel like going out. The restaurant is in house and convenient. Despite poor reviews regarding the service and food we found it OK. It wasn't a memorable experience in either a stellar or bad way. Everything in the city is expensive relative to what you can get in more suburban regions and this restaurant is no exception.
Food and ambiance was good. Service was abysmal! Had to wait for the table even though all the tables but 2 were open and we had a reso. Took 20 minutes to get a beverage. We had to ask for items we ordered. Check was delivered before they remembered to bring us dessert we had ordered! We had to point that out, too. Disappointing.
Very relaxing for a wonderful meal. Our server was "on the ball" without being under your nose. My husband and I just went to San Francisco for a get away weekend and I attended a Buddhist conference. Perfect place for relaxing, conference off property, and being in the heart of town.
We were 20 Minutes late for SF Restaurant Week réservation and they refused to serve us,they said the kitchen was closed.
They were not nice or in any way apologetic.
I'm actually relieved we didn't have to go,there was practically no one there and the room looked dated and tired,not fancy
lIke we had planned on.
Unfortunately the experience at The Oak Room was lackluster. Apparently much of the wait staffed called off for the evening so there was one server for the entire restaurant. Since we weren't in a hurry, we didn't make a fuss but it was noticeable. More than the service, the food was disappointing. It is basically made up entirely of the standard Westin room service menu that you can get at most Westin's around the country. I would have expected more from what was classified as a fine dining establishment. Just not worth the money.
We were extremely disappointed with our Oak Room dining experience. This was to be our Christmas Dinner. We were given a table outside the service entrance to the kitchen so there was a constant stream of wait staff passing our table. The meal was a combination of buffet for the appetiser and a choice of main meal. I chose pork loin which was substantial but dry and lacking in flavour as there was insufficient gravy and no apple sauce for example. My wife chose turkey which again was a large serving, however, the meat ws dry with insufficient gravy and the cranberry sauce was cold.
We came for the Christmas Dinner Buffet and the spread of salads,shrimp,crab,cheese, deserts and so on were incredible, I chose prime rib for my entree and it was delish. A guy played a piano in the corner muffling conversations.
We normally go to the Palace Hotel, but their buffet isn't what it used to be. Just a beautiful room and iffy food.
Christmas Eve dinner with my mom and sister. We opted for the 3 course menu, which included course 1: dungeness crab chowder or greens, course 2: prime rib, chicken or salmon and a dessert course, all with a glass of chardonnay or cabernet. We all opted for chardonnay, dungeness chowder, prime rib and a cheesecake for dessert.
Magnolia Grove Chardonnay: very good. Not too dry, floral & citrus flavors. The best part: no headache! (Wine is a headache/migraine trigger usually).
Dungeness Crab Chowder: delicious! It had gruyere cheese in it, which I would have preferred to go without.
Prime Rib with roasted red & golden beets, broccolini, carrot and potato cake: LOVED! The meat was extremely tender, flavorful and the sides were crunchy, the potato cake was so good.
St. Francis Cheesecake: not my favorite. At this point in the meal, I was full, but I wanted to taste it, so I took 2 bites and asked for the rest to be wrapped to go. It was too lemony for me.
While tasty and delicious, this meal was very rich and all the decadence did not land well in my stomach. Next time I'd swap the chowder for the greens or ask for no cheese.
So sad that this was one of the worst meals I have ever eaten. I've had better food at Denny's. ( sorry Dennys) each course was either too salty, bland and over cooked and so over priced. The service was really slow. It was Christmas Eve and our family has never gone out together for a nice meal at Christmas. My husbands grandmother used to go here in the 1950's so we thought it would be meaningful. We should have gone for pizza! For nearly $400 for food for 5 of us and that included only 2 glasses of wine, I was so disappointed. I don't make a lot of money and thought this would be a really special family treat. I've never written a bad review in my life.
From the minute we walked in for lunch, the wait staff was wonderful and attentive. We ordered the french onion soup which was delicious and hot. The Caeser salad with the prawns was also very good. It was a nice getaway from all the holiday hustle and bustle. Very quiet where you could actually have a nice conversation without straining your vocal chords. Nice restaurant indeed!
Birthday dinner in the city and some holiday shopping to enjoy. No life to this establishment. We felt as if our presence was more of an inconvenience to the host and hostess up front . No ambiance to speak of until a rather large group came in towards the end of our meal and I am guessing they knew someone at the restaurant because there could not have been more attention paid to this group if they had been set in fire right there in the restaurant. I don't see myself or my wife going back .
Restaurant was not particularly busy, yet poor service - coffee brought instead of tea; dessert order forgotten. My food was reasonable quality. The meat in my partner's burger was lukewarm, and they were out of fries. When the forgotten dessert arrived - pecan pie - it was clearly straight from a very cold refrigerator, on a cold plate, so not very appetising. And The Oak Room reported us as a no-show to Open Table!
1st time going for me and my 2 girls with my mom, who is 74. It was fabulous spot for a late breakfast, they got us in before they close and reopen for lunch, so 11a - close at 1130 and reopen at noon... It is a splurge - but food was wonderful and we didn't want to wonder around looking for a nice comfortable, safe kidfriendly place - + good to get out of the crowds and feel safe to put purse at feet. Would def return.
totally understaffed either in kitchen or wait staff. Waitress and her assistant appeared to know what they were doing but the food coming out was extremely slow. Waited 1 hr and 40 minutes for a prime rib dinner. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the staff very courteous and dressed in black slacks and white shirts, nice look............... the food was slow. We were thinking of just leaving, in fact, one couple were getting up to leave after their 1 hr 45 minute wait but food came as lady was putting her jacket on so they went ahead and sat down and ate but they as well as my wife and I were a little surprised at the wait.
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