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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.

335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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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

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3.7

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3.8

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3.8

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3.4

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Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had a great thanksgiving holiday dinner at the oak room. perfect ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Perfect for us on Thanksgiving Day...A classy place, experienced wait staff, pianist serving up alll the right notes...and the prime cut of beef was just fine, too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

very nice selection and setting for Thanksgiving Holiday meal....well presented, well prepared, attentive staff....

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Good straight-forward traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Exactly what I wanted. They didn't try to make it gourmet-y and therefore not traditional. It was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Birthday dinner, rare quiet ambience, excellent service,
prime rib medium rare to perfection! Excellent wine choices.
Exceptional hotel dining...locals shld come!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Like a coffee shop. Strange menu. Salmon was good. Waiter very attentive. Pasta tasteless. Surprising restaurant for a Westin.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Food was average, but services was terrific.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Good, historic dining room that delivered excellent prime rib. The 3 course meal was a bargain. Good atmosphere - perfect for my father-in-law's birthday.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2016

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.

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 (Kuala Lumpur)·Dined on May 11, 2016

great settings, great service, value for money dinner set with possibly the best prime rib I've ever had. 3 course meal with a glass of wine for $49, can't go wrong.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We chose to go here for Mother's Day Brunch. Very limited brunch. Nothing special done for mothers. ( I'm used to getting a flower or token of appreciation). Service was appropriate. Nothing special to remember about this event. Sorry to say!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Went for Mother's Day brunch. Kind of a lacking buffet for $90 adult and $45 a person!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Way overpriced for the food quality. Soup was bland, salmon over cooked. Disappointing. Service was slow for it not being very busy. The room itself is very pretty with all of the oak detailing.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2016

I ordered the Caprese Salad. It was the absolute worst Caprese salad I ever had.
It was extremely salty and the salad was drenched in dressing. It seemed like I was
"drinking" dressing with my salad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We were looking for a romantic dinner on a fun night out. While the service was outstanding, the place was empty at 7:00 p.m. There were only two other groups and the lights were so bright it was not the ambiance we expected.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2016

The prix fixe menu is a fantastic bargain especially for the quality of the meal and being in the downtown scene. Great setting, lovely unobtrusive staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Great food and Great service, Slightly expensive but good quality meat and cooked well. Helpful and friendly servers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2016

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.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Great service and atmosphere. Convenient for us as we were tired after a day of travel. The food was overpriced for quality. It was very quite in the restaurant with only 3 other people dining; however, we did gave an early dinner at 5:30.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Hostess was awesome! We were late and she held our table! Service was great! Prime rib was delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Screaming kids, cafeteria-style tables, chairs & desserts, not what you'd expect for a $100 prix fixe Christmas dinner. At least the seafood appetizers were generous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2015

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Not worth $95 per person. Entree was good but appetizer and dessert buffet could've been much more plentiful. Chairs not great so I felt the room was meant for breakfast rather than dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2015

By paying $130+tip for ravioli, appetizer bar, dessert bar, cup of coffee and a $12 glass of champagne means I was paying mainly for ambiance. But it was beautiful ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2015

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at The Oak Room. Our service was excellent and the food was very good.
It is very nice to be staying at a top rated hotel and have such a nice restaurant housed within.
We will return to The Oak Room when we are in San Francisco again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2015

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2015

This is a very nice spot for a relaxing meal!

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