Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.08mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi
  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.08mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.08mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi
  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.08mi
  3. Distance: 0.08mi
  4. Distance: 0.09mi

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.

335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Post and Geary

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 774-0264

Website:
http://www.westinstfrancis.com/

Catering:
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 Details:
Parking through the Westin St. Francis Hotel valet is available.

Public Transit:
There is a cable car stop in front of the hotel. Also, the Post and Geary street buses stop near the Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Bernd Liebergesell

Additional:
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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
See All
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Sort by
S
563 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2010

A beautiful restaurant with an upscale atmosphere YET kid friendly which is rare. The food was great and the staff very accommodating. Looking forward to another dining experience with the Oak Room.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2010

I ate here while on business. It was very quiet and the food was nice. Good for a business dinner with a group.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2010

The food is good, though pricey, but I find the service clumsy. The waiters are abrupt, and don't serve the food gracefully. One of the waiters banged the butter plate and bread down on table, kind of disrupting my table conversation. The wait staff needs either to be replaced or to learn how to speak in a friendlier more welcoming manner to its patrons.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2010

The server was just not what I would have expected for a resturant of this caliber. She almost dumped my guests soup in his lap as she was so intent on getting to a table near us, then as he was placing his spoon back in his bowl after his final bite, she whipped the bowl away. I do appreciate that she may have been trying to help us make our 2pm Matinee to see Wicked, but after giving us our bill, she did not come back for 10 minutes to collect it....just not a very good experience overall, even though the food was very good and the resturant itself was beautiful.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2

vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 3, 2010

Great meal, great service. Their French Onion and crab chowder soups are excellent!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2010

Food was absolutely excellent. Everything from beginning to end....salad, entree, and dessert......was delicious and beautifully presented. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The prices were a little above moderate prices for San Francisco ($225 for four before tip, including one drink). The decor is a bit dull and dark (was in a back area of the hotel), but it was one of the best meals I have ever had. It is great for a special occasion as far as food goes, but the decor is not very special.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2010

Very good food, exceptionally attentive staff and quiet ambiance. The decor is a bit heavy, but it's a historic place and the decor is part of the deal. Our kids got pampered with huge cups of chocolate milk and cream, and we tried soups and an amazing beet carpacio. The entrees were original and delicious. The really surprising part was the bill - our meal for 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) was about 100$!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2010

At 6PM the restaurant was very quiet! I asked for and got anchovies for my Caesar Salad. The lamp chops were not only delicious but tender and cooked to perfection; served steaming hot. Ilya, our waiter was attentive, helpful and professional! We enjoyed the meal and ambiance, and had plenty of time to leisurely walk to the theatre. Thanks so much!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2010

The Oak Room is a beautiful, old smoking room from the 20's (no scents remain) with lots of history and the kind of detailing in the architecture that the name implies. A restoration to the ceiling has begun which added interest for me.

It was very quiet for a weekend night but exactly what we wanted. Our server was wonderful and very attentive. The food was good and I enjoyed the scallops. If food is measure by the quality of the bread served, this is a place to come back to.

Thank you for a lovely evening.

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 18, 2010

Not worth going for the price/quality

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2010

Nice, quiet place to have lunch with friends on Union Square.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2010

The Oak Room is a quiet coozy restaurant. It's a nice location to have a romantic meal. The actualy meal was a bit disapointing. I ordered a Prime Rib @ medium rare, but received medium well. I would revisit the Oak Room, but not anythime soon.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2010

The crab chowder and the poached pear salad are excellent. Good place to get away from the noisy union square shopping crowd.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2010

Number 1 is that the dining room is quiet and people can have a decent conversation without yelling across the table. The hostess welcomed us warmly. After dinner, I stopped by a gift shop in the hotel and the hostess came looking for me because I had forgotten my umbrella. I was impressed and grateful with her effort to find me.

I had the salmon and it was moist and delicious. My dining companion enjoyed the large scallops. The mushroom tart is to die for. The service is excellent. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2010

Very elegant and quiet. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2010

Nice ambience, quiet enough to enjoy conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2010

We went to the Oak Room for Dine About Town week and were pretty much satisfied. We chose to start with the crab bisque which was a overly cheesy, but that is never usually a bad thing. Then we moved onto the shortrib which had a couple of out-of-place marinated artichoke hearts, but other than that, the meat was tender and the sauce delicious. The salted caramel cake was tiny, but indulgent and a nice balance of salty and sweet.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2010

We have had two good dinners here. I left angry the second time that they did not tell us they had the Dine about Town deal going when we were there. We asked if they had the early bird special and they said, "no" but neglected to tell us they had another special going on. We had read about the specials so the first time we were there we asked about the early bird special after they gave is the regular menu. They are not forthcoming with it and it is much cheaper than the regular menu. The food and the ambiance are really quite good.

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on January 17, 2010

Ambiance is the selling point here. Food was good, not great, but good. It is not pub food but found it to be nothing exceptional. Place was very quiet, but then again, there were not many diners there, either. In a place like San Fran with so many dining options, I am convinced there are better restaurants offering a more memorable dining experience than The Oak Room.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2010

Decent food but not inspired. Overpriced as you'd expect a Union Square hotel restaurant to be, especially the wine list, which looked to be 3x-4x retail. They also couldn't provide a proper-sized glass for Cabernet, which is annoying and telling.

I was there during January's "Dine About Town" promotion, in which you get a 3-course dinner for $35. That's a pretty good deal, and I would come back to take advantage of the promotion, but normally I would choose just about any other restaurant over this one.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2010

The restaurant was empty and no more than 4 tables were filled at one time. This made for a very quiet dining experience and we felt the need to whisper. Each course was overwhelmed by heavy sauces. The service was good but we will not return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2010

The Oak Room at the St.Francis is a must. The room reeks with elegant times passed by. The entire room is paneled in oak. The food was very good. I had the Kobe burger and ceasar salad for lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2010

We arrived on time for our lunch reservation at 1:45pm, and not one other table was occupied in the restaurant. The hostess looked blankly at us, when I asked where was everyone? I looked around and she said, we are not very busy today, you know the holidays and all. (It was packed downtown on the Saturday after NY) and I said are you still serving. She asked someone, said yes, proceeded to show us to a table, all the way in the back, no tablecloth....or setting. I said I'll take this table, pointing to one in the front, with cloth and set. She said, sorry we are setting up for dinner. So I said are you serving lunch now? She said for 15 more minutes. So we left of course....every other place we visited in the Union Square area was busy!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2009

Although I know this is a "cafeteria" inside Westin and I've had breakfast here in the past. I was eager to find out how will they turn this place to New Year's Eve dinner spot.
Sadly overall experience was not pleasants at all. This is certainly not the place to celebrate special events regardless how inexpensive they are compared to Michael Mina.

We were being asked nicely if we were ready for the next course repeatly, because the foods were all prepared ahead and start to get cold!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service2

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2009

Very festive for New Years Eve. Reminded me a lot of the Plaza in NYC in that old school cooking way with cream and butter.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2009

Went new New Years Eve, OpenTable.com said it had the regular menu - when we got there it was a Pre-Fix menu which was expensive and not that good - in my opinion!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2009

Our dinner was wonderful, the service was really great, our server was attentive, but not overly so; he was knowledgable about the food! The food was really good, portion size was great, but I wished that our entree was a bit warmer (minor point). My husband loved his dessert and our real test, the coffee, was truly wonderful. Although we live in the Bay Area, this was our first, but not our last, visit to this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2009

We did not stay. The place was cold and pretty much deserted, but we still had to stand for minutes to be seated. Once we did we saw a disappointing menu and wine list. What kind of SF restaurant only has one zinfandel and that by the (overpriced) bottle only? It might be good if you like cabernet and you're a meat & potatoes kind of diner. We bolted.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2009

The food is so-so and the service is pretty bad. I will not go back there again. The hostess takes five of us to a four person's table where the dinning room is pretty empty. The waitress did not spend her time with us and she got our orders wrong.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2009

There were six of us and 3 had the Braised Short Ribs and 3 the Prime Rib. The Short Ribs were outstanding and lovely presentation....the yellow beets with it were a wonderful treat. The Prime Rib was some what of a disappointment. Our reservation was later in the evening and the prime rib reflected it. One was medium well and very good but the two medium rare pieces were pretty dry. Side dish potatoes were wonderful. Bread pudding was light, moist and wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service3

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 27, 2009

I had read a review of the Oak Room in the Sacramento Bee and the chopped salad was as great as advertised. The waiter discovered it was my Mother's birthday and treated her to dessert - nice touch. My experience was dampened, however, by the fact that the table and place mats were both sticky and the flower on the table was dead.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2009

Great service, AMAZING food. Well worth it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2009

Not sure if it was Boxing Day and the restaurant was short-staffed, the service was not as expected. Our server took our order, and we never saw him until we went getting up to leave the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2009

The dining room decor was pleasant enough. The food was insulting- ESPECIALLY with a closed M Mina's down the hall taunting us. Not only was the food taste and quality poor but it was expensive- even for San Francisco standards (I live here- not a tourist from Ohio who doesn't know any better ie: Cracker Barrel). And an interesting side note our server was so old- I felt I should adopt her and take her home with me as part of the Adopt-A-Great-Great-Grand-Parent Program for our kids. Nothing like a little guilt to over inflate that tip. But she was not responsible for the horrid food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2009

Very festive for Christmas dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2009

What a horrible place to go to for dinner on Christmas day! The noise was horrendous and the management allowed families with screaming children to dine in the restaurant. This was one time the restaurant should have REFUSED service to people who couldn't control their children. Also, the restaurant FAILED to keep to my reservation. We ended up being seated 30 MINUTES LATE! My reservation was made well in advance for adequate planning by the restaurant. I will never come to the Oak Room for Christmas day dinner, and most likely will not ever bother to come here for dinner otherwise. The dinner was a horribly overpriced buffet. It would have been better to just serve the standard menu. This would have made the turnover rate higher.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2009

We had Christmas dinner 2009. Our reservation was at 6:30 but still had a 20 minute wait, being seated at 6:50. They did serve us Champagne while we waited, but again it was in a much crowed hallway. It was an excellent appetizer and salad buffet followed with a plated entry and nice buffet dessert. The Duck was tough and I had to send it back twice. It should have been moist and tender. My wife had ordered the Prime Rib, which was an excellent choice. Suffice it to say, I ended up with an excellent Prime Rib. Our Service was excellent and very attentive. I would re-visit this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2009

It was a Christmas day buffet with a plated entree. Of the 3 Prime Rib dinners one was very tough and almost uneatable. The appetizer buffet bar was very ordinary BUT the corn chowder was outstanding. Dessert buffet was disappointing as our selections all tasted the same. The service however was very good. Noise was loud as there was a party of ten women in our alcove and we could not hear ourselves about their noise. Probably will not go back as expensive for the quality.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2009

Very good, but hard to judge overall because Christmas Day offered a limited menu. What we had was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2009

Our experience on Christmas Day was great. We were sat quickly and our table was great. The service was extremely attentive, friendly but not overbearing, just the way it should be. The food was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.