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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
Its a shame that the main restaurant in the St Francis is not a mob scene on a Saturday night. But there were more open tables than people. Food is OK at best, but well intended servers. With that location, something better could be done all the way around -- ambience, creative food options, really interesting wine list, I don't know. Mortons and Daily Grill within 100 yards of the Oak Room both jammed on Saturday night, so it isn't the location.
Chowder was awesome... but children's lemonade costing almost as much as my beer, not so awesome. Very slow night but service seemed just as slow. Aside from the chowder, everything was just okay. Not really horrible or amazing... with so many other options near by, I'd reconsider my choice in returning.
Tend to denigrate the old guard traditional because of SF culinary sophistication.
This was a total nurturing return to traditional prime rib 3 wonderful course dinner, perfectly done., in a dignified quiet dining room. The exciting crab chowder prepared us for the exciting preparation of the rest of meal. Huge portions so had to wait a bit for dessert. Best presentation and taste of any cheese cake we have had.
Pros- Awesome service. Our waitress was attentive and thoughtful. The food was excellent, properly cooked and well presented. The three course prefix menu is a good deal. The hotel is beautiful and full of history. The Oak room is beautifully adorned in as you would expect oak.
Cons-Unfortunately the tables, place settings and chairs feel much more like you're entering a diner or buffet style restaurant than they do an upscale dining experience in San Francisco. This really needs to be addressed in order to make this a desirable restaurant that is viable in the city. The restaurant appears to have about 30 tables available for seating and only five or six were full at 8 PM on a Saturday night.
For $90 a person - and the St. Francis not to validate is really kind a bit ridiculous. We spent $450 before tip on meal and paid full parking. No rose at arrival on Mother's Day... $90 - no lunch entrees even though it was at Noon... very small buffet although the food was very good quality. Service was very average... had to ask for water, silver, etc... for a few dollars more the Ritz or Palace is a special experience.
The quality of food and ambiance was worth the cost, but the service and limited amount of choices was not. I was not impressed with how they only offer 1 champagne glass per guest. Most brunch buffets for similar prices include free flowing. I was grateful that my aunt and I were able to get a reservation so close to Easter Sunday, but most likely will not return. I would say overall an okay experience.
Love the room and the quiet vibe...come often..the gluten free offerings are essential for me. Great server we like, she takes excellent care of us...normally get the chicken or salmon. The chicken on 3/22(eve) was a tough old bird....could have used a steak knife...not pleased, normally very tender. Will be back 4/2 & 4/4......I am a local by the way.
Every aspect of dining at the Oak Room was Very Good / Outstanding. My guest and I were greeted courteously, and the waiter came to our table right away. Food was excellent and a high value for the price, as we had the special fixed price menu for the evening. I was grateful for a dining room that was so quiet, so that my friend and I could have a conversation at a normal level of voice. The general ambiance was quietly elegant.
The food were delicious, especially it was my first time to eat a Kobe burger. Yrina, who served my food, was very friendly and helpful with my order. Even though I ate there during lunch time, it wasn't very noisy. I like the ambiance and the moderate noise level.
We went for Dine about Town and were very displeased with the service. The restaurant was not that busy for lunch and the gentleman waiter that served us was slow to assist and inattentive. In addition the host was very nonchalant. The latina lady that served the drinks was the hospitable person there that day. The food was good but it was not worth the bad experience we had.
I had been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile so I thought restaurant week would be the perfect time. I went with my daughter on a Thursday night. It was a slow night, the restaurant was almost empty only about 4 or 5 other groups. We ordered drinks which were very strong, just the way we like it. We ordered the 3 course meal with the crab chowder which is to die for. The prime rib was delicious but I didn't care so much for the dessert (cheese cake). Over all a good meal.
Restaurant Week Review.
Not a bad spot, but we were hoping for something romantic, especially given the photos online of the nicely paneled interior.
The server was attentive and they made a substitution for us on the dessert, which was very appreciated.
The salad was awful, overdressed with a big-mac-sauce-like dressing. Limp greens.
The entrees were alright, but heavy on the salt. I had the chicken and my partner had the salmon, so those are hard to get wrong, but the restaurant may do better on their beef.
The cheesecake was nice; standard, but with a nice presentation. The lemon sorbet was too sweet for us, but the texture was smooth and creamy, not icy.
Overall, not a bad choice, but not a place to go to impress your date.
Upon our arrival we were seated immediately, which was greatly appreciated. We ordered appetizers, salad and entrees as we were celebrating a 50th birthday, we were a party of 4. 2 of the three appetizers arrived at the same time as our salad. We had to ask our waitress twice about the missing appetizer. When that arrived, so did our meals, and I have to say the prime rib plates (all 3) was not even warm. We were very disappointed in our meals and service, especially for the price of the meals. Will not recommend this restaurant in the future.
We expected the Oak Room on Christmas Day to be special - white table cloth service, good food and comfortable ambiance. We found the opposite. Densely crowded tables, cafeteria style food, high noise level and a self-serve buffet for starter/salad/dessert. We came to the 8pm seating: The buffet had apparently run out of many items: remaining were 3 items of seafood, wilting salad, most desserts gone (though the helpful/regretful staff offered me ice cream to substitute). Main courses - lackluster - were served by patient, good staff. This was the most disappointing and expensive Christmas Day dinner at a hotel we have ever experienced. Very poor value for money.
We went for the Christmas (2015) Dinner Buffet at 2 p.m. The buffet style appetizers, salads and desserts were good, but the main course was dreadful. There were five choices, all served by the waiter. We made the mistake of having the Turkey - I've had much better in a common Diner. What a surprise that the Saint Francis Hotel would serve such food. It was certainly NOT worth the $98 charged. For me: Never Again!
I chose this restaurant for Christmas eve dinner because there weren't many sit down restaurants open. The restaurant has an old school classic atmosphere ~ High ceiling, wood paneling, piano player playing Christmas songs and Frank Sinatra. They were a lil under staffed that night, but we didn't mind it. Will check it out again on a non-holiday dinner.
3 tiny 1/4th sandwiches and 3 mini desserts, a mini scone and a few strawberries with a mini teapot for tea. Best part was the glass of champagne. This for $49++. Super pricey (but not more than others serving high tea); food seemed kind of dried out, like it had been made the day before, and service was meh. Yes, it's the beautiful St. Francis, so you expect it to be a little over priced, but you also expect very high service and quality. When you don't get both, it's not really worth it.
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