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About The Richmond

Message from John & Thu Ha:

The Richmond is a small family owned restaurant. Our goal is to deliver upscale food and service at neighborhood prices. Since the Spring of 2005, we have created relationships with local farmers and ranchers. The entire Richmond Restaurant family would like to thank our suppliers, and most importantly, our loyal customers for your support. We are proud to have you as part of our small community.

Wine Program:

Our goal is to offer some of the cheapest "restaurant" wine prices in the Bay Area. We believe most local restaurants take advantage of customers with overly inflated wine prices. My wife and I are committed to selling wine at more than 30 percent below typical restaurant pricing. Our wine list has an emphasis on small local family wineries.

615 Balboa
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm last seating
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm last seating

Cross Street:
7th & 8th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 379-8988

Executive Chef:
John Owyang

Private Party Facilities:
Please call the restaurant for details.

Private Party Contact:
John Owyang: (415) 379-8988

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

The Richmond Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.9

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
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Cozy (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Romantic (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

John was absolutely amazing. He was attentive, eager to accommodate us, and anxious that we enjoy our food. We can’t wait to return. What a special event our dinner was, and the food was fabulous!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

John and his team at The Richmond went above and beyond to make our experience truly amazing. My husband and I were married earlier in the day and chose The Richmond to celebrate. Upon hearing of our celebratory news John and his team went to quick work making our evening a night we will never forget. The food was delicious, and the service was the perfect amount of attentive. We will definitely be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My only regret is that I have recommended this restaurant to so many people that now I have difficulty getting a reservation. Always good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent local restaurant with attentive service and a short but well curated and affordable wine list. Attended for midweek dinner and was very impressed with the tasting menu and personable owner. Highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, great service, consistent quality as usual. We make a point to eat here twice a month. John the owner is most kind.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were a party of 5 and has a wonderful experience. the owner ; chef checked with each person and made 5 different meals for each of us ... FOOD WAS AWSOME ..
restaurant was quite and we could really hear each other. We loved the personal touch.
will go back again asap.... the silverman's

Tags: Romantic, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really a pleasant surprise in the Richmond. Great compliment between wing pairings and tasting menu. Incredible value.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love this place. This city has a lot of great restraurants but when I lived in North Beach I found this place worth the drive. I have left California, when I returned last Thursday to take my daughter out for dinner, I picked the Richmond and we could not have been happier.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I had a great experience at the richmond. Food and service was an A+. The owner was super friendly and knowledgeable about food and wine. Great place for a date.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Just returned after a great meal with friends about a month ago. Just as delicious, just as quiet, just as friendly! Richmond District's hidden gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Richmond was the perfect venue for a casual date night. The food was delicious from start to finish, and a great value by San Francisco standards. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was super cozy. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and will be back in the future!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is the most Wonderful resturant iI have frequented in San Francisco. The chef and host is knowledgeable, patient and helpful.
The wine list impressive and yet affordable.
The food is original and tastfull!
Go there!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I were in town visiting San Francisco and booked a table at this wonderful little restaurant. The restaurant is small with 8 or so tables. Each table is very private -- we finally felt we had a real occasion to talk without being distracted! The staff of the restaurant is small and willing to engage to make sure the evening is enjoyable. The chef/owner is also the waiter and he helped us pick out a terrific bottle of wine (after letting us try three different ones to make sure we liked it). The food was excellent and really represented cooking with seasonal ingredients. It is a well priced three course meal with an appetizer, main course, and dessert. We loved all three courses. The owner even walked us to our taxi when the meal ended. It was such a nice evening and one of the highlights of our trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always enjoy dining at The Richmond. The food was wonderful and beautifully plated. The staff is attentive and friendly. John the chef/owner dropped by our table several times to talk to us and answered questions about how the food was prepared. We appreciated his attention and willingness to share recipe "secrets".

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Can not say enough great things about this restaurant. In one word, the food is fantastic. Will go back very soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious good, impeccable service, reasobably priced (for food and alcohol), and a family-owned restaurant. I highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love the dinner and a variety of selections. Thank you John for preparing such a delicious meal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Hard to beat this friendly, welcoming, informally casual neighborhood haven -- a quiet place to relax with friends for dinner or to celebrate that special wedding anniversary. Three-course and five-course tasting menus--with or without thoughtful wine pairings--offer a wide range of sublime combinations. The wine list reflects the owner's hands on approach to everything, coupled with extensive knowledge and intent to offer a range of value prices that are not found anywhere else. After nearly 15 years of menu refinement and experimentation, the Richmond has evolved into an experience that always delights.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Another fine dining experience! All-around excellence in a very comfortable, personal atmosphere. Felt like we were treated as VIP's.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a terrific dinner at the Richmond in that the food and service were great. Chef John stopped by and chatted about the specials. I mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary. We opted for the 3 course fix price meal which included appetizer, main entree, and dessert. Then came the special treatment and service. First Chef John came back with 2 complementary glasses of wine. Then warm fresh bread and 3 different spreads were brought followed by 2 small cups of soup. We ordered the Crab Cake and the Whisky Braised Oxtail with a Maine Diver Scallop for appetizers, and they were delicious. The Crab Cake was moist and tender and packed with a lot of crab. The Whisky Braised Oxtail with a Maine Diver Scallop were also cooked to perfection. For the main entrees we had the Duck Leg and Bone in Pork Roast. The Pork Roast was so tender and juicy and I never had any Pork like that before. Then came the complimentary dessert Coffee Semifreddo with lighted candles and the waitress singing happy anniversary before the real dessert. I was getting full but everything was so delicious that we kept going. For dessert, we ordered the Panna Cotta with fresh fruit on top and warm Peach Crisp which topped everything off. Chef John stopped by one last time to ensure that we were satisfied and enjoying our dining experience. He mentioned that they always try to do their best in terms of the food and service but know that they can't please everyone. I think from all the positive reviews that people are appreciating their efforts. We rolled out of the Richmond happy campers having had a great anniversary celebration of terrific food and service at a very reasonable price.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, excellent wine pairings, personal attention from the chef. Loved it!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Second time at The Richmond. Truly amazing service and food. We will be back soon!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our first visit to The Richmond, despite having read good things about it for some time, and the owner/chef could not have been more personable and helpful in our menu selections, taking time out from a busy kitchen on the hottest day recorded in San Francisco to describe each dish and its preparation in detail. Everything we ordered was very very good, especially the shortrib/scallop appetizer and the duck entree. It is a great place to get together where you can actually hear your friends, and not worry about speeding through dinner either. We were there for over three hours and never felt like they were anxious for us to leave. Another plus is that oarking in the neighborhood isn't hard to find. We will definitely return!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

My favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Personal, impeccable service and a really fun meal with the wine pairings. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Have been to The Richmond multiple times and the food and service is always fantastic. Been roughly a year since my last visit and I thought it was interesting that they had switched to a tasting menu only, either 3 or 5 courses. The 3 course (appetizer, main and dessert with several options for each) is pretty much what I usually ordered, just an interesting change to make note of.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

In a word...SUPERB! Owner/chef John's creative and unique dishes compare with some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco, at half the price or less. Our party of 4 selected the prix fixe 3 course dinners from numerous options. As examples: appetizer of braised short rib sitting on bed of polenta and topped with a scallop...melted in my wife's mouth; my main of perfectly roasted duck fell off the bone accompanied with al dente vegetables and mashed potatoes...this was the best duck presentation I've enjoyed in years; our friends' mains of salmon and New York steak were also perfectly prepared and presented. As for desserts...so delightful it's worth returning just for the desserts. Wines are very reasonably priced, and John is quick to offer recommendations and tastes before your final selection. John does not 'turn' tables, so once you sit down, there is no rush and you can enjoy the evening at your leisure. We dined for 2.5 hours. With soft music in the background, there are only about 6-7 tables with velvet curtains dividing the areas, providing for a quiet experience, contrary to most high end city restaurants. John is delightful, friendly and engaging...all the while efficiently functioning both chef and wait staff, as his wife was home ill that evening (though he did have help in the kitchen). The venue is simple and not flashy; but who cares...you go there for the superb preparation of creative and unique dishes. Highly recommended. Indeed we will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Really nice dining experience. You get a table which is sectioned off from other tables by curtains so it's a great spot for a date or intimate conversation. The chef comes out and talks through the menu and wine pairings which is a nice touch. The food was all very good. Looking forward to trying more of the menu next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

LOVED the Richmond! A truly amazing dining experience. Very intimate. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a great time, the food was amazing. The wine list seems really nice, although we brought our own bottle. The chef was very kind and helpful. It's a really intimate place and I just loved it.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The Richmond is a favorite of ours. John is most hospitable. The menu has changed to tasting menu only. The wine pairings are perfect. We always enjoy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Simply great. We're picky, and everything here, especially the detailed and personal attention from our so personable chef-owner, was wonderful. Culinary students, apply for an internship! (All we need is a full bar.)

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I was searching through Open Table for a place to eat with my parents on an upcoming Saturday night, which can be quite a task in SF if you don't book enough in advance. We were dining at 6pm, so that did offer more options, but nothing was really jumping out to me until I came across The Richmond, which had the bonus points of being in my neighborhood. I was intrigued by the reasonable priced food and wine tasting menus, and thought the food sounded appealing for both meat-eaters and vegetarians.

Well, it sure met and exceeded expectations. The chef was wonderfully accommodating and his presence helped make the meal even more enjoyable. The food was creative yet not over-the-top showy, and downright delicious. And boy, was the wine tasting awfully generous. I still cannot get over how succulent the initial glass of rosé was.

Thank you, The Richmond, we will be back soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Would highly recommend this place to anyone who doesn't want to overpay in SF for great wine and food. Big fan.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

My BF and I love this place. The chef & staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and you can get a fine-dining experience without breaking the bank. Compare: at Alexander's you'll pay over $500 for a fancy meal, where at The Richmond you'll pay less than $200 for an almost equally fancy meal in a much quieter, more intimate setting. My ONLY complaint is that I think their menu maybe hasn't changed at all in a year or two, and I'd love to see what else the chef can do. Either way, it's an awesome little spot for a date! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great hidden gem in the inner Richmond . Great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I loved the food, and the comfortable feel of the restaurant

The owner/chef was terrific. He was knowledgeable about his wines.

His food preparation was excellent.

We all felt very much to home.

I will return again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We had a lovely anniversary dinner and we were well taken care of by John. What a treat!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Our first visit to The Richmond, a dinner for two celebrating our 25th anniversary, was very relaxing. The tasting menu options that evening were perfect for us and we chose to splurge and match with wine pairings. We shared a lovely evening with wonderful food, wine and conversation you could share intimately without shouting or overhearing distractions of clatter or loud music. Perfect for our special evening!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Small restaurant in Richmond has been there for 13 years. So surprise we never know about this place before. It's not fancy restaurant but nice & quiet. They have only 7 table. The food is so amazing!! They offer tasting menu with wine paring with very reasonable price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Consistently great food at a very reasonable price. Chef/owner greets everyone and makes you feel special. The atmosphere & ambience is very roomy as well as cozy. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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