The Viking Room at Cafe du Nord

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4.2
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14 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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The Viking Room at Café Du Nord in San Francisco, California is tucked within the popular music venue and serves American eats, cocktails and champagne. The restaurant features a bistro-like atmosphere and a vintage décor.

The Viking Room at Café Du Nord serves eats and drinks nightly and offers a menu of snacks, fresh seafood, sides, appetizers, entrées and desserts. Snacks, appetizers and fresh seafood options at the restaurant include popcorn, raw oysters, shrimp cocktail and beef tartare. Entrées featured at The Viking Room at Café Du Nord include burger du nord, the catch of the day, rib eye steak and chicken al mattone.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Café du Nord
5PM - 2AM Nightly

Viking Room at Café du Nord
7PM -12AM Tuesday - Saturday

21 & Over
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Phone number
(415) 471-2969
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas McNaughton
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Private party facilities
Cafe du Nord is located in the basement of the historic Swedish American Hall. The building has over 8,000 square feet of event space to accommodate up to 300 guests. Cafe du Nord can accommodate groups of up to 50 in The Viking Room or for a full buyout up to 150-200.
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Private party contact
Kate Michels: (844) 245-8501
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Catering
Off-site catering is completed on a proposal basis, please inquire at events@netimeas.com and our team will be in touch with next steps!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
Street Parking
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Special events & promotions
Cafe du Nord is available buyouts of the entire bar or just The Viking Room, reach out to our events team at events@netimeas.com for more information surrounding pricing.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

A great bar that doesn’t quite have the restaurant part figured out yet.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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K
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old school meets new world. Amazing ambiance and music in the very private Viking Room. You can never imagine what you are in for going down that flight of stairs. Pure magic and San Francisco feel. Really recommend this place. ❤️

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Food was fantastic, especially the burger, and cocktails phenomenal. We'd go back to the bar for both, but the Viking Room has a weird ambiance and deplorable decor. Feels awkward.

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JB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fucking terrific and you should go there right now and eat all the food and drink all the drinks.

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l
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Former funky music venue with good food transformed into a soul-less, expense account destination. "Live" background music seems like a weak effort to retain this element with a sign announcing that each diner's bill will include a surcharge for this mediocre element. Menu very limited and expensive at price points that will eliminate any local regulars. Service was attentive but departed through the empty and equally pricey lower bar with a chill. The ground level bar seemed vibrant and full so if we return, we will stay above ground next time.

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BR
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous burgers! Fabulous cioppino! Fabulous french fries! Great oysters. Great Manhattans! Friendly service -- just wonderful!

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went to the Viking Room with expectations of the adventurous food preparations at Trick Dog. The Viking menu is very limited, but the presentations are excellent. The oysters and ciappino were outstanding. A guest won't be disappointed by the quality. Our server was friendly and attentive to our special requests. After dinner we moved the the dining room bar.
The bartender spent time with us chatting and explaining different liquor choices. We definitely would go back.

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a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

so glad to have live jazz playing while celebrating a birthday. also we ordered over time and they handled that with ease. great drinks, lovely staff.

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RW
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thought we'd check out this new version of restaurant at the Swedish American Hall. We both really enjoyed our food. Top quality, excellent, attentive, friendly service. Chic, vintage vibe to the room. Limited but tasty menu. We will go back.

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BR
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Fabulous service. Fabulous music. Perfect!

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OT
San Francisco
170 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Chicken was great. Live music way to loud and intrusive.

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d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was my first time at Cafe Du Nord since it has opened it's doors post-reno. We came for the oysters and had an overall enjoyable time! The main comment is that it was VERY loud. We were seated next to a rambunctious group, coupled with the extremely loud speakers/band, was not great for conversation. Overall, a cool vibe.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We came and had dinner at Cafe du Nord because my cousin was playing in the Viking Room that evening. The food was outstanding; we got oysters and hamachi crudo and coipino and the burger and they were all super good. The main waitress (brunette) rushed us a bit but perhaps because she was training someone new. The trainee was very friendly (blonde) a bit more inviting which we liked.

My cousin put on a great show and it made the ambiance very fun. The sound was not too loud in the closed space which was nice; you could hear the other people talk.

All in all, a great dinner experience!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drinks are invincible, they nailed it on the decor. Go for the burger, comeback for the chicken. Trust us.

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o
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for a date. Good ambiance. Jazz band was playing the night we went. Pianist and soulful jazz singer. I will definitely be back.

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