Town Hall - San Francisco

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3038 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Town Hall Restaurant is a casual chic restaurant located in SOMA, housed in the historic Meco building, serving New American cuisine with a focus on regional ingredients. At Town Hall, there is a communal table, bar, patio, private room, and beautiful dining room.

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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Inedible food at expensive prices. Avoid.

AF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is always worth going for. Unfortunately on this visit, we were met with quite a long wait for our reservations and food. The table next to us had to get their food to go because of how long service was taking. Felt like they were very short-staffed and nobody acknowledged the issues in the restaurant that day. The noise level in the corner is unbearable as well. this place needs some sound dampening.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our waitress Jill made our night. She had a wonderful spirit and engaged with my two teenage sons so well.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It took the servers a bit longer than usual to stop by and get our drink order.
Once we ordered drinks I started feeling a bit rushed to place the food order, with 2 different servers asking for our order.
We got the shrimp, jalapeño cornbread and the meatballs.
Everything was extremely delicious.
The bartender made a perfect gimlet!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was amazing! Food was amazing! Great experience!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service—love this place. Fried chicken sandwich was delicious (oily, of course). Flank steak was also very good. Lastly, I LOVE that they have their reserve wine list that is reasonably priced. What a treat!

CT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service here is HIGH GRADE. Very attentive staff, who although are very busy, still make you feel as though your dining experience is their priority. The food is well prepared, although, I wish it was blazing hot when it came out, it was delicious and cooked to my liking. It can get loud in here, but it isn't obnoxious. It's probably the acoustics of the dining room. I have been here several times before, and I haven't had an experience that would prevent me from returning again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slow service. Food was bland and the menu was limited. The pictures of food are outdated and only half of what is shown is on the menu.

Would not recommend- there are much better restaurants in SF for the money.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

They seated us in a quiet corner, but promptly forgot about us. Our business lunch took nearly two hours, because every time we wanted something, it took us twenty minutes to flag someone down to get it - ordering, water refills, getting the check, getting our food. The only memorable dish we had was the corn bread appetizer, which was exceptional. My jambalaya was primarily tomato sauce.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Jalapeño cornbread had no jalapeños. It was basically honey cornbread.

Bbq shrimp toast was burnt. Not crisp, but burnt with the associated bitter flavor

Shrimp were over cooked and rubbery.

Server was more interested in her phone and the patrons at the bar than managing our experience.

Biscuits were good and house made red pepper jelly was outstanding.

This used to be my go to place for southern food in SF. Food has become so bland that I won’t be back.

PF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We remembered the food as being wonderful (tuna tartar especially) from our daughter’s wedding reception. It was just as good and our friends thought so too. A few snafus with the service threw things off a bit. But still a great night!!

RS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Kara, was excellent.

Try the fried chicken and the cornbread.

S
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Solid place for a business dinner.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tenders waitress great as well as accommodating host

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I asked for no meant in my soup and they added meat and weren’t that apologetic

LE
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Sunday pre fixe menu; good selections!

KK
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food is quite good, but it's too loud inside to enjoy being there. The opentable "energetic" is a substitute for deafening

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The waiter for our table was super pushy to order more food and became very rude since we didnt order more. Their portions are huge couldnt finish mine. Food was nice a bit over priced but that’s fine. The rude waiter ruined over all experience, i will never visit again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, tasty

N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We came at a slow time, most of the tables were empty, and they sat us next to a table with 2 kids that were noisy.
My salmon was $34, and it was just a small piece on an otherwise empty plate.
This was a better restaurant in years past.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

What happened Town Hall? You use to be my favorite Financial District restaurant. Empty tables, over cooked food, and a low energy environment :(

o
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.
Great food.

NP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Don’t get the meatloaf! It comes out undercooked. Good restaurant, but not great food. Great service and cool place but would only go here for a casual dinner to try something else.

JT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I brought a candidate that I was interviewing and she was vegetarian. First they dropped of the cornbread with no plates, I had to request them. She ordered the salad with no mushrooms and it came as in the menu with no modifications.

a
London
31 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Solid southern food, but still so noisy that won't work for business meals.

GK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I attended with a large group (12 people) for a team dinner. We were seated promptly and were one of 4 other large groups on a Monday night. We were served promptly, and had exceptional service. We had shared starters and the recommendations and portions recommended by the server were exactly right. Food arrived promptly for both starters and mains, most people seemed happy with their food. Overall a good place for a big group

GM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cornbread was ridiculously good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sundays are super quiet given the neighborhood, turns Town Hall into a secret dining choice for mostly locals. Great Sunday special menu, unhurried and quiet for an early dinner.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was OK. It was tasty but nothing to write home about. The jambalaya was supposed to have vegetables mixed in the rice but I think I had one piece of pepper in the whole dish.
The service was extremely slow and after we placed our order we never saw the waiter again.
The noise level was extremely high and a felt I had to shout across the table to be heard by my friend. It was a relief to leave the restaurant because I could hear my friend much better outside on the street.

OT
San Francisco
273 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Too many tables crowded together, unresponsive staff, and mediocre food. The okra was stringy and the broccoli I tough but the esters never ask about your food so you’re stuck with it. Too many other great places to eat to waste a meal here

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ham tasting and biscuits were fantastic. Chicken and waffles were fun and portion was huge.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been a few years but I’ve always found Town Hall to be a gem and this time was no different. The service was great, food was delicious and absolutely hit the spot (had the beet salad, BBQ shrimp, and a bowl of jambalaya).

HS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious! Our food was a bit slow getting to the table, thankfully we had the time to be patient.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is always amazing. The set UCD

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday there, and had an amazing evening of food , family and wine. Everything was excellent! We were warmly greeted and were bid a fond farewell at the end of the evening. It’s amazing to find a spot like this among the high rises. We have been dining at Town Hall for 20 years.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Love this place

FB
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I haven't been to Town Hall in over ten years, only having eaten their outside sandwich offering since then. Had the Fried Chicken sandwich which was excellent, unexpectedly good.

CK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back. Also best biscuits I've ever had

DR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food but super loud