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Triptych

3.7
843 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch

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About

Triptych is a trendy diner serving contemporary American fare. The dining room is covered wall to wall in paintings and photographs from local artists. Best of all, if diners desire, they can purchase the art right off the wall and, ultimately, support the artist. The dining space is open, with tall ceilings and a covered patio that sits out by the sidewalk.

While it is not a strictly vegetarian restaurant, Triptych does have a several options for vegetarian meals. These include an organic garden burger with wild oats, rice, corn broccoli and bell peppers, in addition to a roasted veggie sandwich with balsamic, red onion, pesto, summer squash, zucchini and eggplant. Triptych is also known for its great brunch menu, especially the chocolate and bacon beignets, and house-specialty mimosas made from a variety of freshly pressed juices.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
WEEKEND BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday and Holidays: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Weekday Brunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm.
DINNER: Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
DINNER: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
DINNER: Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 703-0557
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Filipe Gonzalez
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Catering
Triptych can cater private and corporate parties of 20 or more. We specialize photo shoot crew catering whether in studio or on location. We also cater any special events, large and small. We can do catering outside San Francisco throughout the Bay Area for an additional delivery charge. Triptych Restaurant is available for private events or parties of 30-60 people as a "buy-out".
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th Street
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking on Folsom most of the time. There are sometimes two spaces at the end of Hallam (right turn right after Triptych).
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Public transit
Civic Center Station hub at 8th & Market Street with underground station for B.A.R.T. and for SF MUNI. Easy Taxi service along Folsom Street, especially on weekends. Located on the Muni Bus #12 Folsom Street line and 1/2 block from the Muni Bus #19 Polk Street Line.
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Entertainment
At any given time, two or more artists are featured at Triptych. Patio open for brunch on weekends, and on some evenings and weekdays(depending on weather).
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Special events & promotions
Triptych would love to host SOMA neighborhood organization and arts event. We believe in community and value the opportunity to be a part of SoMA growth and diversity.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2016

Great dining experience and professional service. Too bad it was closing!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Why did your system allow us to make a reserv. for 5 people at 3 PM when the place CLOSES at 3 PM? Further, when I suggested they update their hours on Open Table - the stated they are closing their doors in a week...so we'll never know. Sorry we missed it! However, Rocco's [just down the street] was AMAZING!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2016

Good personalized service, healthy, great variety

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

There credit machine was broken so had to walk to an atm for cash. Was let know before ordering which was greatly appreciated and was also given 3 free beignets! Great service would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Very friendly staff and attentive service. Food was good and lots of variety on the menu. Good spot for brunch. Easy parking.

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viphungryg1rl (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Brunch for 5 was a disappointment. Menu items (such as pancakes, chai, and certain beers) were completely missing. The waiter messed up 2 of the 5 orders (where one person wanted salad on the side, but then got potatoes, and the other person wanted french fries and instead got a salad). Not only that, but the food came out extremely late. We waited a really, really long time before any food came out at all.

The food quality of what we did receive was middling and uninspired.

This is so disappointing because the space itself is really cute, and the location is pretty central.

Finally, about 3 hours after we left the restaurant, I got an email saying that Triptych had cancelled my OpenTable reservation altogether. In addition to a poor dining experience, they also appeared to want to take away eligible dining points (which OpenTable subsequently fixed).

I will not come back here.

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Customer (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

Good food. Great patio in the backyard.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

We were seated near the front door on a Sunday. The crowds waiting for a table were queuing up inside the front door of the restaurant. People were hovering and bumping us at our table while they just stand there in the doorway. Why don't they have people wait outside, especially on a beautiful warm afternoon? Very uncomfortable dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

Nice staff, good food, solid prices. I'll be back.

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vipRusnovar (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

My frittata blanc was delicious and healthy, and a nice contrast to the sinfully good bacon bignets. We ate outside because it was a bit cold but they have a nice patio. I've also been there for lunch and had a very nice salmon salad with a glass of organic white wine.

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vipmperk (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Good concept- art gallery + cafe but looks really tired during daylight. Tattered curtains needs paint etc. Art okay. Food passable but not delicious. Watery ice tea. Not many choices in this neighborhood.

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vipnycfoodE (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

Came here for a group brunch after doing research on good spots for that sort of occasion. Felt like the restaurant had no idea how to tackle serving a group of more than 4 and also felt like the menu is not at all geared toward sharing. Had the most abysmal Benedict of my life--the English muffin was soggy, the egg was fully cooked through ( a poached egg has a runny yoke...), and tabbouleh pairs terribly with the other ingredients (loved the idea, hated the execution). Will not be back and will not recommend.

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vipAHunter (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

I love this neighborhood find and have been going there for the past 3 years. David (the owner) is amazing and accommodating and always makes you feel like you are a VIP. The wait staff are artists and the spot contains not only solid/yummy food, but art on the walls all the way out through the back door where this is a WONDERFUL patio. A totally rare find in the 'hood.

Go there. You'll like it. It's warm, friendly, satiating.

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MDA223 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Overpriced, out-of-season menu. Service
was friendly and accomodating, but slow and forgetful.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Fantastic service the night we ate dinner here. This could be a great place if the owners updated the environment and the menu. For the prices they're charging it was strange to almost be seated at fold up chairs (I asked for a different table) and I ordered a very odd Moroccan dish, it was basically a can of chick peas in a tomato sauce with some pita bread and a few slices of uncooked tofu. I love that they had up local art and they had a fantastic waiter working that night who saved our meal with his personable attention.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2016

We went to San Francisco to hear Neil deGrasse Tyson speak at the Orpheum and stayed at a Best Western just two blocks away. The hotel recommended three close by restaurants and we looked up the menu of Triptech and thought the food sounded delicious which it was. The site is small, vibrant red walls, original art work and hanging swaths of material, very entertaining setting. Our food was delicious: crab cakes, lobster ravioli, pear, blue cheese salad, mushroom soup but the only miss was they were out of the chocolate dessert. We had a gingerbread cake, loaded with whipped cream which was good, not great. The owner and server were both very friendly and we will return the next time we come to see a show at the Orpheum.

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vipAnca (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

Great food! Will be back!

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vipCatherineLA (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

The eggs Benedict are insane. They accommodated my no wheat request. Everything was really great. Will go again

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VR1916 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The food is tasty and quite elegant. The space is a casual, sort of artsy space but seems like it could use a renovation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 6, 2015

Food and service was mediocre but expensive. Won't be coming back here again.

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