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About Town Hall
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.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH Monday - Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm
DINNER Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Muni & BART: Embarcadero station; Muni: 1 California @ Howard, 14 Mission @ Fremont
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Exposed brick, caramel wainscoting, expansive windows and an eclectic collection of modern and traditional art characterize the private room. This stylish, sophisticated space is able to hold a variety of events including meetings, rehearsal dinners, festive celebrations, and intimate gatherings.
Town Hall Ratings and Reviews
The food was good - everyone enjoyed their meals (pork chop, 2 seafood dishes, and I ordered a bavette but was served a hangar - which I actually prefer anyway). My steak was a bit under seasoned and I was brought jus that wasn't gluten free after discussing that with the server, so that was strange.
Our biggest problem here was the service. After dropping salads, our waitress was pretty MIA and we had a question about one of them. Then, entrees took FOREVER to hit the table. So long a few of us had taken trips to the bathroom basically to kill time and not be so stressed about it. It was a Friday night but it wasn't packed yet - our dinner was at 6:45pm and the kitchen seemed already SUPER behind. It's not the end of the world, but our waitress never mentioned it, made any sort of apology for the delay, nor offered anything up as a consolation.
Overall, I can't say I'll never be back, but it won't be soon given how many amazing places there are in SF. The food here is solid, but it's crazy to wait that long for an entree without a mention- I'm talking probably over 30 minutes - but we didn't count. Luckily, it was a family-in-town type of dinner so we were doing out best to chat and enjoy one another's company until we were sort of hangry.
We came to town with a recommendation to try it and we weren’t disappointed. Three of us shared the 39 ounce rib eye with three sides and could barely eat half of it. The steak was done perfectly and the sides were all excellent. We had a great waiter who gave us a wonderful wine recommendation and it was very good. I would definitely suggest it for a special occasion and we will go back when we’re in town.
Set in a great old historical building (best part). Overall, pretty average, and not cheap - would give it 2.5 stars out of five. I had the sole - OK but nothing special. My girlfriend had the fried chicken and waffles...chicken was excellent, waffles a little limp. Ordered sides of the jalapeno corn bread which came with very few jalapenos, and the jambalaya which was good. Warm apple tart was excellent. Cappuccino was served tepid. Service felt rushed; had to back off our waitress a couple of times. There are many other better SF restaurants.
The food was great but the service was SLOW. We were a party of 7 that came in at 11:45am for lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant at the time before the lunch hour rush. Unfortunately, multiple tables around us ate their food and paid the bill before our drinks even came. We were one of the last tables still there at 1:30 and STILL waiting for the bill. Great food but not sure it was worth all of the time spent.
Had a reservation via Open Table for 7:45 on a Friday night. We arrived at 7:35, a little early and there was no table available but the hostess suggested we eat outside. It was a warm evening, we wanted to be able to chat freely so we agreed. The construction next door was loud and continuous. Never let up. We were the only party eating outside, our waiter was grumpy even waving us off at one point when my friend wanted a second glass of wine ($20 glass of top rated and delicious Mcphail Pinot) Food was good:2 of us ordered the sole, the 3rd had the chicken and waffles which was a big serving and apparently delicious. We also had oysters, the beet salad (fantastic, best I’ve had) and a wedge salad (nice, a good serving-easily split between 2-3). The dessert we shared was roasted plums with marscapone (inventive, tasty-highly recommend). Because the hostess lead us to eat outside in what came to be an active construction site and the bad attitude of the waiter, I will go elsewhere next time. The food would have been more
enjoyable away from noise
and served by a pleasant person
Overall, this over hyped restaurant under-delivered. I ordered a fried chicken sandwich--$18 for a meager sandwich (not even full of chicken) plus potato chips. Maybe I ordered the wrong item. But my experience--skimpy and just average flavor. Nice atmosphere. Hostess was very nice.
Wait and Service was horrible. Waited 15 mins to place our order for 2 people. 15mins later my ice tea still has not arrived. I had to remind the server about my ice tea. The hostess chk'd in on us since our server was no where to be found. It took another 15 mins after asking the hostess for our 2 salads to arrive . A total of 45 mins waiting for our salads to arrive.
Town Hall is a spot that we come back to again and again, simply because the food is consistently excellent. Like almost every restaurant in San Francisco, it can be very loud, especially after 7:00PM. As we get older, loudness becomes more and more of a factor. However, the food is worth the shouting. We had the heirloom panzanella salad, the heirloom melon salad, fried chicken with waffles, and farro risotto, all fantastic, but the panzanella alone was worth every decibel. The service is consistently great; and we got comp'd one of our desserts because it took a little long to come from the kitchen. DO NOT leave without having the butterscotch pot d'creme!
I was unimpressed at this restaurant despite the positive reviews. The service was slow and we seemed to be an after thought for the wait staff.
The fried chicken was amazing though, the primary reason anyone should come here.
Maybe I would order food to go next time.
I am a regular at Town Hall for special occasions with dear friends. We are always treated great by the staff. They are always happy to see us return. I am a vegetarian so I was especially pleased to see a vegetarian entree on the menu. Loved our visit and looking forward to the next time! Thank you Town Hall!
Love the food at Town Hall. Had somewhat inconsistent service, but overall, was happy in the end. A few mixups with the drinks, but the staff made it right in the end, though some confusion along the way. We didn't care for a couple of the drinks listed in the menu - which is unusual...we're pretty adventurous. For example, the Old Fashioned with Mezcal as an ingredient just didn't taste nice. The staff credited us. Kudos to them. And as always, the food was awesome!
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