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54 Mint

) #159 of 4,381 Restaurants in San Francisco ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103-1862
+1 415-543-5100
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  • Average11%
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16 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103-1862
Neighbourhood: SoMa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks cool from outside. Once you get past the smell of ganja wafting from all over the square outside. Good service. Decent drinks though nothing special. Food wasn't special though. Wife had the chicken which was moist but not particularly flavorful--something that seemed to be...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant as lives up to the many good ratings. Pleasant staff, good food and able to handle special order from my children. I would imagine the restaurant would be ever more suitable for a group of adults also having a pre or after...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I met my son for lunch in SF and we to 54 Mint based on a friend's recommendation. It's located in an older building right next to the SF Mint so the atmosphere is very nice. The menu was not huge (a good sign to...More

Thank piero p
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Wondered into this place while on a business trip, and found the best Roman restaurant I have ever been to outside of Rome. It has the look & feel of a trattoria in Rome, small & cozy, and with a great all-Italian wine list organized...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We made our reservations to arrive at 6:30 PM, plenty of time before our play at the Golden Gate Theater. In fact, we arrived 15 minutes early and were seated downstairs. It was noisy but quaint down there. We had a nice table for two...More

Thank johnnnita
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, yummy wines (we tried 3 different reds) and absolutely outstanding service. Can't overstate how accommodating every staff member was. We loved our small plates to start and I loved my gnocchi. My husband had the carbonara and it was a bit saltier...More

Thank Teague91
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This charming restaurant in an alley south of Market was a great find before the theatre last night. Started with a beet salad which was very good. For entrees we had the risotto which was perfectly cooked but the asparagus sauce needed a little umph....More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

"What do you recommend?" A simple question but to a knowledgeable waiter like Salvatore it revealed a lovely asparagus appetizer a remarkable Sardinian red wine and pasta bistec gelati even after dinner drink that were new unique and eye opening All the staff were sweet....More

Thank Leonico49
Reviewed 19 March 2017

After being in town for several days for a conference and experiencing "meh" food as recommended by the hotel concierge, we found 54 Mint by surfing the web. We were having a late dinner (8:45) and were able to book a table no problem. Immediately...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went there twice, once alone and sat at the bar and took the friendly bartender's recommendations for a salad and an appetizer, both delicious. Salad was the "Arance e Rapette", fresh, admirably prepared and presented, delicious. The pork belly appetizer was on the menu,...More

Thank Michael B
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Joe W
do you serve vegan dishes
6 November 2016|
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Response from Cynthia G | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.
Nearby off-street parking?
22 February 2016|
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Response from DougM47 | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of garages within a block or two. I don't know if they fill up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103-1862
    (Mission and Market streets)
  • Public Transportation: Mint Plaza is located off of Fifth Street between Market and Mission Streets in San Francisco’s Central Market district. The Plaza is a short distance (approximately 1 block) from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations. Convenient MUNI bus lines include the 14 Mission, 15 Third, 30 Stockton, 45 Union and all Market Street routes.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-543-5100
54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis.