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701 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2011 (Townsend)
+1 415-537-9020
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Portola Valley, California
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229 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went with a group of 10 folks prior to a show. With a salad, dinner and a couple of drinks, it runs about $60 per head - not bad for San Francisco. We had difficulty getting all of our orders. Some drinks never arrived. We had ordered some pasta that despite multiple requests never arrived. The wait staff was... More 

Thank JLG3000
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We recently ate at Paragon's for our friend's wedding. We were very impressed with the food and the friendly staff. They have a private room for larger parties, and the family style menu was delicious! They also offered a unique variety of cocktails and a good wine list. Would highly recommend for larger groups!

Thank Meganlynne0218
Santa Rosa, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice atmosphere, good service, great place to meet friends as you can actually carry on a conversation (not possible in many SF restaurants!). Good assortment of craft beers & nice wine-by-the glass selection. Food is good, not spectacular, however short ribs are terrific. The feel of the place is more of a "local's spot" than a "see & be seen"... More 

Thank cjaorme
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

ordered frito misto...had seen photos on line....and that's what i'd have expected. The order arrived...and think half must've fallen off the plate on way to table. Honestly, about 8 tiny rings, about 3 carrot shavings and 3 pea pods to fill in..with very thin sauce...and served COLD! Service was good......but decided will not return.

Thank paula g
Napa, California
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Want to grab a quick bite before the game? I stumbled across this gem on my way to a recent Giants game with a friend. The place was packed and had a great vibe, we were seated right away, ordered a glass of wine and food. Our meal came quickly, beautiful presentation, on a heated plate. My Gnocchi was amazing,... More 

Thank napasyrah
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place, the Gnocci was very strange and I enjoyable and our server suggested it was the best on the menu. The braised beef was great and we had a mango ginger type drink which was lovely. Great spot for after the Giants game. Busy inside but the patio was awesome in the sun!

Thank j0pamby
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Went there prior to a Giants game therefore it was busy. We were lucky in that we sat at the bar that was on the side of the kitchen which allowed us to watch them prepare the food and have dialogue with the chef. Food was good and the service was okay due to everyone trying to get in and... More 

Thank Gerry B
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The Cobb salad was plentiful, good, fresh and nicely priced at $15. Our party of four also had Taquitos and wings. The décor is nice, modern American style. Service was very slow and could have been nicer: a bad hair day maybe? There is a sister restaurant of the same name in Portland that we will try one of these... More 

Thank Marc D
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I went there for a private business lunch so it was a special menu. Food was ok and services worked well.

Thank Nath4lia
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

We had a group of 9 and everyone's food was dry. The waitress seemed visibly annoyed that not everyone started with soup or salad which makes for an uncomfortable setting. The 2 stars are for the beer options, otherwise, it would have been 1 star. I didn't have a problem with the prices, but the food was not worth half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 60
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-537-9020

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
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 streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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