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Trace

4.3
900 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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TRACE at W San Francisco is committed to creating an enriching and thoughtful culinary experience by fusing the vibrant, local personality of the Bay Area with our dedication to socially responsible cuisine. At the helm, Executive Chef Jason Rea leads his team to source local and sustainable ingredients, serving meals that can be confidently traced back their natural origins.

TRACE is located at W San Francisco, an electric urban retreat with a refreshing vibe and extraordinary service. Situated in the heart of the SoMA district next to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens, and Moscone Convention Center, the dynamic W San Francisco is the place to relax, mingle, share, taste, and explore in San Francisco.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am -10:30am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm -10:00pm

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Phone number
(415) 817-7836
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Rae
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Howard Street
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Parking details
$15 validated parking @ W Hotel, Howard Street entrance.
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Public transit
Two blocks from Montgomery Muni and Bart Station.
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Entertainment
Resident DJ's spinning Friday and Saturday nights at UPSTAIRS Bar and Lounge.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy Trace in the most intimate setting. Contact us to reserve semi private areas for your next corporate or special event. Fusing the local personality of the Bay Area with our dedication to socially responsible food makes Trace the ideal destination.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

If anything unexpected should arise, please contact us at least 72 hours ahead of your scheduled reservation to avoid paying a $25 cancellation fee per person.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 900 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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3.7
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vipanthony (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

Crowded. Busy. Service could be more attentive. Menu is kind of sparse. Cool vibe though.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I seriously loved this place! I had no idea how good it would be. I had seen reviews, and it had a high rating, but the food itself was out of this world delicious for the most part. And even what wasn't "out of this world" delicious was still ALMOST out of this world delicious. The thing I'd recommend most is the oysters. Seriously the best I've ever had, and that's saying something because I've eaten a lot of oysters. Also, simply the bread they serve - you must try the walnut bread. And the Shanghai noodles are PERFECTION! For main entrees, I had branzini and my bf had chicken - they were both very good. Service very good and ambiance nice and modern.

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vipJonesy (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

As a hotel restaurant goes, it was fine. I didn’t realize it was right on street level when booking. Needed a restaurant close by. Very cool decor, service was very accommodating and great server. Brussels sprouts were awesome! Pear and endive salad was a bit lack luster...not impressed. Chicken dish was very good, the flatiron steak was not! It was tough, had huge gristle in the middle of both pieces. Seemed to be either sitting too long or reheated as the polenta was hard around the edges. Yuck. Didn’t complain as I was tired and just wanted to go, but $36 for a steak I couldn’t eat was disappointing. Too many good restaurants in SF to eat mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The burgers and Brussels sprouts were the best dishes of all. Close runners up were the flatbread and tomato soup. All of the food was good, but I would come back for a burger and side of Brussels sprouts anytime.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas Day fixed menu was very expensive for what we got. It cost us over $650 for 5 people. For that we got a shared starter which turned out to be 3 dishes to serve 5 people, one small entree each and three deserts to share between 5 people.
Very disappointing, would not recommend this restaurant if there is a fixed menu

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Such a cool atmosphere and absolutely divine good! Excellent staff.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

The breakfast option were extremely basic and pretty expensive for what they were.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic food, great wine selection too.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Roger is wonderful! Very much appreciate his enthusiasm insight and feedback. Excellent recommendations!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

My co-workers treated me to lunch for my birthday today. We've been here several times before and always received great service, but today was over the top! They were so attentive, even in timing my birthday cake, trying to serve it before the ice cream melted, but not wanting to rush me!
I wish all restaurants would model their service after Trace. The team here is wonderful & genuine!

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