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Big 4

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1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251 (Taylor)
+1 415-771-1140
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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North Haledon, New Jersey
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by our hotel for the chicken pot pie. That is what we had, and it was delicious - although expensive. I'm sure other things on the menu were equally good.

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Thank Beachlover1425
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Beachlover1425, The Chicken pot pie is our signature item. I am delighted you enjoyed it! Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit for the 4th year running, 1st time staying at the hotel, room very nice, staff excellent, set on Nob hill, ideal for walking around San-fran, cable car stops outside, meal for 2 when we arrived Sunday evening, rack of lamb and ahi tuna outstanding at the big 4 restaurant and drinks in the bar after.

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TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I shall share them with our Colleagues. We look forward to your 5th visit! Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food was very good, nice presentation, variety of choices. If you like steak tartar it is very good, as is the branzino fish.

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1 Thank sgioia1
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Sgiosia1, Thank you for the favorable posting. We certainly appreciated it. All of us at the BIG 4 look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

Bakersfield, California
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352 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about this place from the moment we walked in. The ambiance is classic and perfect for us—we love being surrounded by beautiful wood walls. The presence of a piano bar will almost always add a star to our rating—the pianist here is great. Our service was prompt, informative and attentive. We had lobster bisque, which was lighter... More 

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1 Thank Jon R
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Jon R, Thank you for your kind insights. I shall share them with our BIG 4 Colleagues. we look forward to welcoming you back soon! best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

Modesto, CA
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Been going to Big 4 occasionally over the years since I was a kid and it's still worth a visit. The heavy wood panelling with green leather seats, brass fixtures and cut glass still evokes the charm of a gentlemen's club from the days of the Big 4 (Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker and Mark Hopkins). Live piano music,... More 

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1 Thank jjeppson
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Jjeppson, Thank you for your review and for being a continued patron. We look forward to your next visit in the near future. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

In town for our daughter's wedding, we were invited to dinner to this place. The ambiance was ok as the decor was from another era but it lacked character. The menu was varied but the food itself while good not something to write home about. The service was rather poor. Everybody was friendly but they seemed rather bored or without... More 

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Thank Gilberto O
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Gilberto O, I am disappointed and apologize that your experience was underwhelming. I shall share your insights with our Team. Should your travels bring you back to the BIG 4, please feel free to contact me. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Staying at the hotel, so came here for brunch Sunday afternoon. Good reviews on tripadvisor, so I thought it would be a slam dunk. First of all, the restaurant is DARK. Dark wood, low lighting and no views. I immediately felt like I walked into a cave. Ordered the huevos rancheros and a coffee, after waiting 10 minutes for the... More 

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Thank Laurie H
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Laurie H, I have already responded to your review of the BIG 4 which you provided and included on your review of the Hotel. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

Biloxi, Mississippi
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219 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Evening cocktals were great fun. Excellent crowd and service. Breakfast was a joke. Bad service..walked out. Beautiful room.

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Thank martinibill7777
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Martinibill77, Thank you for your comments. We can only improve from your insights and feedback. I shall share them with our Colleagues. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Enjoyed the Meal but definitely a little more upscale than we were looking for. Prices were higher than average and food was decent.

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1 Thank stevenhF9994RA
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear StevenhF9994RA, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your return visit in the near future. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, Gebneral Manager More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Excellent service , very good pisco sour , happy and delicate ambiance ,good food and kelleher the master waiter is a must, to make you feel in the best world, we use to go at list two a three times a year,

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1 Thank Jorge W
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Jorge W, Thank you for sharing your experience at the BIG 4. We are delighted you enjoyed aspects of the restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
    (Taylor)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-1140
  • This restaurant is at The Scarlet Huntington
Description
Established in October 1976, Big 4 Restaurant at The Scarlet Huntington was named after the reputed "Big Four" industrialists - Collis P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins - famed railroad tycoons of the nineteenth century who played a vital role in San Francisco's history and early development.

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Staying in Nob Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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