Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.60mi
  3. Distance: 0.67mi
  4. Distance: 0.70mi
  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.60mi
  3. Distance: 0.67mi
  4. Distance: 0.70mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.60mi
  3. Distance: 0.67mi
  4. Distance: 0.70mi
  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.60mi
  3. Distance: 0.67mi
  4. Distance: 0.70mi

About The Richmond

Message from John & Thu Ha:

"The Richmond" is a small family owned restaurant.

We offer two tasting menus: a 3-course menu for $40.00 and a 5-course menu for $75.00. Both menus come with optional wine pairings.

At "The Richmond" our goal is to put a premium on individual diners rather than volume. Each night we take a limited number of reservations. Our mission is to provide personalized food and service.

Please come and be part of our restaurant family.

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
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.9

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
See All
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
1125 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic experience as always. Plenty of choices on three-course tasting menu, all prepared and presented beautifully by a chef/owner who is helpful selecting dishes and wines. The three course menu is an incredible value at $40 and the wine list has great selections, running from budget to prized offerings.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a fantastic time here. The food and the service are outstanding. You're hard pressed to find both for such a reasonable price. I'll definitely be coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I finally tried this neighborhood gem and was pleasantly surprised by the attentiveness of the chef and the quality of each dish on the tasting menu.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We've been dining at The Richmond since it opened many years ago. John, the chef/owner, is a gracious, knowledgeable host. The food is great and the atmosphere is one of the few quiet, lovely restaurants in SF.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (東京)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Had a wonderful dining experience at The Richmond. Food was fabulous, and John, owner/chef, made the experience even better. We'll definitely go back next time we're in SF.

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

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely, private, quiet atmosphere. Food was great and management extremely accommodating. Will certainly return at next opportunity.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food. Excellent service. 👍

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very charming restaurant. Service was personal and very pleasant. The chef came to the table and made conversation. The food was quite good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very impressed with the menu, food & presentation all excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

What a delightful experience.
Loved the private dining areas and ambiance.
Our server was charming, the food was excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

In this day and age, it’s challenging to know which reviews are real and which reviews are hidden ads. The lack of marketing and PR makes this restaurant harder to find but it is a local gem! The food and service are impeccable. 5 stars for the food and 5 stars for the service. If you are lucky enough to get a reservation at one of their 7 tables, make it happen! You won’t regret it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Mom’s 75th birthday. Portions are Generous and artfully prepared. John explained each pairing and poured robust amounts without apology or pretense. Our server, Joon, was attentive and engaging. We recommend this place for anyone who is interested in a fine meal at a very reasonable price in a comfortable setting.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I really appreciated the time the chef spent with us and helping us choose a nice wine pairing. The portions are amazing, and the food was excellent....loved the panna cotta.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A great restaurant with great service and phenomenal food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 29, 2017

John was fantastic. He’s the owner, chef, server, everything. He does it all.

The food was incredible and I wish I could have visited another night of our stay!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Have been going to The Richmond for about 10 years and have never been disappointed. Just the opposite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

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

We celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary here-simply lovely.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Organic, Romantic, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic food via either a 3 or 5 course tasting menu. Every single item was exceptional and extremely reasonably priced. John, the owner/chef did a phenomenal job.!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Truly a Neighborhood Gem! The Richmond is simply fantastic all around; the food, ambiance and service are top notch. The prices are so reasonable for the quality of the dining experience. I can't believe it took so long to try out this neighborhood restaurant but I will certainly be back!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

What a little hidden treasure.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 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.

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

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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

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

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

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