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Velvet Room

384 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (415)
  • Romantic (373)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (340)

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The Velvet Room is a restaurant and event space inside the Clift Hotel. This particular dining space was designed as a sister restaurant to the hotel's other eatery, The Redwood Room. While The Redwood Room takes care of midday with lunch and dinner service, The Velvet Room is open early for breakfast and late at night for special events. The interior is immaculately and dramatically decorated, with leather and wood mahogany banquettes, red velvet curtains and hand-blown Murano glass lamps gently lighting the room.

The Velvet Room's breakfast menu was created by Head Chef Thomas Weibull in a joint effort with local farmers and growers so that only the very best seasonal ingredients would be used. Menu items include smoked salmon benedict, centennial French toast and skillet eggs that are baked with spinach, onions, tomato and prosciutto. At night, The Velvet Room becomes a high-end club, hosting social events.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am
Saturday and Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(415) 929-2300
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Weibull
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Private party facilities
The Velvet Room is available to host your next event, large or small. Our Special Events Managers will be happy to review our unique spaces for your next private event or buyout. For more information please contact us.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (877) 918-4243
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Cross street
Taylor St.
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Parking details
Valet parking is $20 for the first hour, and $10 per hour after that with a cap at $50.
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Public transit
Muni - 38 Geary, Powell Street Bart Station
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DJ’s perform Wednesday – Saturday from 9:30pm – 1:30am
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Special events & promotions
The Velvet Room is available to host your next event, large or small. Our Special Events Managers will be happy to review our unique spaces for your next private event or buyout. For more information please contact our Special Events at 415-929-2360
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 384 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sdka (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner. Would eat there again although we here it is closing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

The Clift is always great for dramatic interiors and dramatic dining . . . We actually ate in the Redwood Room which I prefer.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2014

Nice spot....on Yelp the reviews mixed reviews.. Glad we experienced it for ourselfves😄😃

vipSFLocal (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2014

Food & unusual drinks were amazing. Great location for a special occasion

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

A cool restaurant in a cool hotel. Awesome decor and a nice bar right next to it. Food is good but not amazing. On the pricey side.

funfoodfetish (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2014

My office went to The Velvet Room for an office/team outing last week. We had a reservation at 8pm... we didn't get our first round of drinks until about 8:30... from the point of ordering our entrees to the point that the food was served, it took about 45 minutes... way too long! Having said that, the ambiance is really cool, the servers were nice, and the food was really good. I'd go back but would be hesitant to plan a large party there again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
2.0  Dined on September 14, 2014

Not very good at all. Service is slow. Food is subpar. With so much good food in SF area, skip this one.

traveler88 (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Good food and decor. Lobster Mac and beet salad was yummy. Service was great. Only downfall was the bar was soooooo loud it was like club scene not a good spot for a romantic quite dinner past 9pm

vipvgsanfran (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

This was my second time dining here and I absolutely love the space. It's sad because this restaurant has the potential the be great! First I would brighten it up at bit as it's too dark. There were only 4 tables dinning and still waters, drinks and ordering or asking for a new napkin was like pulling teeth. I saw staff members standing around doing nothing while one or two staff members ran around all flustered. The food was good but not great. I want to love this place because I like it and think it can be a great place but they need better staff, a revamp in the menu and more inviting decor. I will return but hope they step up their game.

Foodie13 (London)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

We booked this as someone recommended the bar and we thought the restaurant looked cool. However despite serving a table for 8pm on a Saturday we were one of only 4 tables in the restaurant. The wine list was good and food good, however it was all a bit expensive for a restaurant lacking in atmosphere. In fact the quietness of the restaurant accentuated the fact that the bar was so busy.

BetterBooking (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2014

We had two family, altogether 9 persons with 2 Groupons and enjoyed a dinner here. Food, service and ambiance were all great. Will definitely recommend this place. One thing that cost a star would be the lighting, it is too dark for my liking. Can't even take good food and group photos with the dark room there. Otherwise, I would give 5 stars.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 14, 2014

Used to be a vibrant place full of energy. ..while the food was good the place was dead and most of the hand full of customers where tourist

vipTiffani (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2014

Very cozy atmosphere. I came here to catch up with a friend. We were seated at a booth which was quite comfy and had drinks. Their drinks are wonderful. The I Dream in Lavendar cocktail was amazing and is a must try!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2014

We had an excellent meal Friday night. We liked the both, the feel of the room. Our server Max suggested the special, a ravioli, which my wife loved. I had the Halibut which was also excellent. Split a dessert. Enjoyed it all. Excellent service from all.

Everett (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2014

Hotel dining rooms have disappointed us of late, but we were very pleased with our experience here. Our server was attentive, but not over so, and our meals came well prepared and quickly. My steak was particularly good, and the bearnaise was remarkable. The Redwood bar next door was also a treat.