Wine Kitchen

4.4
55 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wine Kitchen is a neighborhood wine bar and small plates restaurant. It is built around the age old idea that wine and food taste better when enjoyed together. We believe food and wine are capable of speaking for themselves. Thus, our atmosphere is casual and fun, our service warm and relaxed. Whether you just want a glass of wine and a snack, or a full meal with several pairings, we welcome you and your friends and family to Wine Kitchen. Wine Kitchen is the vision of Greg Faucette and Jason Limburg. They share over a decade of culinary experience, having worked together at Commonwealth, Contigo, and Bar Tartine, as well as at Per Se and Spruce. With their fine dining background comes a dedication to quality and consistency. With their ongoing working relationship comes a desire to create a lively and friendly environment.
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4.3
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SanFranciscoSpirited
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I cannot believe this is the first time I went to the Wine Kitchen since it opened 7 years ago! I will likely come back once a month! The brussel sprouts are THE BEST I have ever had!

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vipBAHolt
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great...very interesting and the menu changes regularly. The service is outstanding with very friendly and knowledgable wait staff. The noise level is excellent for conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. However, we sat next to the door which didn’t close after someone left and we had to constantly close it. The waiter did his best to close it when he could and we appreciated that.

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vipRobinW
San Francisco
165 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Early dinner on a balmy Saturday night. Fantastic service from the waiter who looked like a young Jennifer Aniston - had to restrain myself from asking if I could fix her up with my son. Good food - my duck confit with white beans was excellent and my friend devoured her gazpacho with prawns. We shared a cheesecake piece for dessert. Very good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good new discovery for the neighborhood.

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laurap
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pate and both salads were exceptional. I would return just for those. Server was delightful, recognizing my friend's birthday, recommending wines, and bringing us celebratory champagne. All around, we had a wonderful experience.

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vipMolly
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had a fine meal here, with okay food and very nice service. I'm glad I happened to go at Happy Hour, because I would have not wanted to pay full price for stuff. If I happened to be in the neighborhood anyway I would probably go back. But it's not a destination.

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JillC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place. The food is really good, & of course the wine is nice. The service is wonderful.

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RebeccaK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food in a modern clean venue!! I love sharing small plates. Very nice wine selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Date night with gf

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DuncanM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Above all food was superb, service was great, wine was a little expensive, music perfect.

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Andrm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely surprise on Divis. I admit, we took the reservation here because many of the other places I looked were full, but I think this will not be true in 6 months -- the food was easily as good as many of the other more busy places, the service excellent, ambiance wonderful. I would highly recommend it!

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ElleR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wine bar is so quaint and cozy! They have amazing wines at all price ranges, great happy hour and the food (we had all the apps) were perfect. Would recommend it!

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Yaya
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don't be deterred by the outside look which seems like a dark storefront. The wine list was excellent and so were the happy hour prices. The food were fantastic and we tried a lot of dishes including the brussel sprouts, fried cauliflower, flat bread, hummus and bread were amazing. We also had the lentil soup, the little gem salad, pork snitzel, and pasta. Every single dish was delicious. Yummy. We had children with us and they loved the food too. They take reservations and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back again and again. It is a real gem.

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jmeb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, and wonderful service! Thanks Christine!

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vipLTAS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was awesome. Great food that beat expectations.

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getthebikes
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation through open table on Saturday for my wife’s birthday. We arrived at the restaurant and it was closed! We received a confirmation of my reservation through email! My wife and I were devastated. We braved the cold to go to one of our favorite restaurants and to see the lights off and doors locked was upsetting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Great service, small pours and overpriced food/wine. Ambiance was fairly basic, with TV/football in the background. It has become expensive to have decent meal with a bottle of wine these days.

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Chancelor
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine. Interesting food. Good times.

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TonyL
Tulsa
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Unbearably hot as we were there during heat wave. No a/c. Yuck. But food and drink and service were fab. Warm, marinated olives were tasty. The JB bread was delicious as were the fried oysters. Wine was smooth and cool. Highly recommend Wine Kitchen.

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Kell
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - worth the difficulty in finding parking - am always surprised by great vegetarian options for us - menu changes with the seasons - never disappointed -

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FoodBliss
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere fun. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. Recommend the Lamb Ragu.

JK
vipJessK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was pretty good, the wine was surprisingly disappointing. Overall, I thought it was too expensive for what it was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great location for small groups -- highly recommend sharing the range of impressive small dishes, particularly the gnocchi and brussel sprouts. Friendly but very "casual" service.

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SFEater123
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine is well chosen for the food, or perhaps the food is well chosen for the wine. After two glasses who can tell?! It's a great local spot with good service despite that.

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vipStevenP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great, wine list was very good, vibe was good, but service was medium poor. The bar staff was friendly and knowledgeable, but it took forever for them to check back with us when we wanted to order other items.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My friends and I really enjoyed the dinner we had recently here. One friend can't hear well so it was perfect because they don't have music blasting so loud that you can't hear anything. The food was wonderful! We had curry dip with bread, lamb, and squash alfredo. Good portions meaning not too small and not too hearty. Wine choices were pretty decent as well. Would come back! Casual, simple, but enjoyable.

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VictoriaK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We could have lived without the large plates. They were fine, just overpriced. Go for the wine and apps. Yum.

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Melanie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Food was very tasty, server seemed to forget about us towards the end of the meal (was going to order desert, but wait for server was too long). Really wanted to enjoy the place as it is cozy and decor is nice, was hoping it would be a neighborhood gem, but noise level was excrutiating. My friends and I could barely hear each other.

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vipService1111
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine shared with great friends!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and menu of Wine Kitchen. The portions were well sized--not too big or small--and service was great. We started off with a "snack" which is aptly named, since the sizing is not as large as an appetizer. This was perfect in that we were left with enough room to enjoy our main entree and order dessert. I enjoyed the crepes while my partner had the steak, and we finished off with a delicious bread pudding. I highly recommend stopping by before a concert over at the Independent!

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vipRoyJ
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a very rainy Friday night and it wasn't super busy, but it should be. Right across the street from Nopa and the food is just as good. Great interesting wine pairings and varietals that are a bit different which is fun. Excellent price/performance.

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Alex
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Wine Kitchen after we couldn't get a table at Nopa, and we were really impressed. The staff is super friendly and really knowledgable about the wine list and all the food was delicious. Not sure why this place isn't busier.

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vipgoodeats
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You have to go to Wine Kitchen and Monday nights' half-price wine bottles mean that you can try the fanciest wine on the list without breaking the bank. The small plates are always inventive and delicious. This week we tried the olives - very good, fennel roasted almonds - amazing, fries with chorizo -- a little too rich but very tasty, flash fried Brussels sprouts - amazing, little gems salad - ok but could have used more grapefruit, beet salad - delicious, mushroom crepes - great, roasted lamb - delicious, flank steak -- perfect. There were 4 of us which enabled us to try a large variety and drink 2 bottles of wine. All for less than $200.

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neighborx
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife and I wanted to get out of the rain for a snack and wine. We were seated at a great window table and the service was very attentive for a small wine bar. Wine was suggested and it was outstanding. The food was average. We had two appetizers which ranged from good to just ok. The lamb was bland and accompanied by a strange combination of sauce and vegetables. Will return for wine and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Food was great though a bit pricey. Service was excellent.

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Esmereldarazz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious - the menu is seasonal but we enjoyed the brussel sprouts and short rigs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is always delicious. Always a sure-fire date night option. They switch up the menu so it's always seasonal.

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vipgoodeats
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monday night half price wine bottle lets you order that special bottle of Barolo guilt free -- which we did. The food at WK is absolutely delicious. The small plates are great for sharing. There were three of us and we tried almost all of them and they were all delicious.

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Wine Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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