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Brazen Head

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
+1 415-921-7600
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pepper steak” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (4 reviews)
“filet” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This neighborhood eatery was well beyond expectation! Food, spirits and staff were excellent, especially for the moderate prices. Highly recommend!

Thank MargeryJoeR
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks for swingin' by to give us a try! It was great to have you in for a good meal, and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed everything so much. Thanks for the support, and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and the food; however, they will not split checks. My coworker and I have visited this establishment often but tonight we were told they would not split our checks per policy. We are on business travel and are on per diem, therefore...More

Thank j09839
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

I'm delighted our dishes and our environment were just what you were looking for! Regarding splitting checks, this has been our policy for quite some time, and we apologize if it caused you any inconvenience. We'll be sure to make this policy clear upfront in...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Have been here twice now, once to sit at the bar where the regulars and bartender were extremely friendly, then back another night for a hefty and delicious dinner. It's small, intimate, dark but also very lively and friendly. Excellent place.

Thank Gene B
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

A pleasure, both times, Gene! Glad you had a delicious meal with us recently, and thanks for the kind words and support. Hope to welcome you back soon! -Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 30 December 2017

I think the meal we had at this restaurant easily qualifies as our worst in 2017. I ordered a filet mignon with sauce béarnaise and my wife a soupe à l’oignon. My “sauce béarnaise” appeared as a white sauce with lemony scent. They must have...More

Thank ChefLuigiBo
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy yourself when you came in -- we work hard to provide an excellent experience to all our guests, and it's disappointing you left so unsatisfied. I'll check in with the team to see what might have happened, and hope...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Love this little bar/restaurant. Was one block from our hotel and easy to miss...so happy we saw it. Fun place, great food, friendly people!

Thank outofideas6
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

I'm delighted you discovered us while you were in San Francisco! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and if you're ever back in the area, don't hesitate to drop back in. Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a small local restaurant that is known to locals and people who have been there. We found it by chance. The food is amazing and the service is top notch. We were a party of 6 and seated promptly and serviced right away....More

Thank Debra O
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

I'm delighted you discovered us, and that everything was delicious for your visit! Thanks for the kind words and support, and we'll always be ready to cook up something excellent if you're hungry for more. Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We called in for drinks and food and chose to sit by the bar. There is a very full range of drinks and the food we had was really tasty, well cooked and presented. The barman Dan was friendly and helpful. The whole place had...More

1  Thank Ian M
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Glad to hear you had a great time at our bar, Ian! Anytime you're in the mood for another good meal and some fine drinks, don't hesitate to come see us again. Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I searched for a nice spot near our hotel to eat using TripAdvisor ratings. The reviews were spot on. Great food and great selection of drinks. You can bring teenagers into the place so don't worry. It's not a big place but the food was...More

Thank casperslose
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Casper: thank you very much for trusting the fellow Trip advisor reviewers there're a lot of places to eat in the Cow Hollow district thank you for selecting Brazen Head see you next time, Eddie

Reviewed 22 June 2017

A reasonably priced neighborhood bistro featuring outstanding steaks and a full bar. Locals pack this place nightly. Tourists, on the other hand, seem to have no idea where it is. Why? For one thing, you'll need a car, or better yet, take a cab since...More

Thank bbchea
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for the words of encouragement to others guests, " But you can't miss it..." The Brazen Head welcomes Locals and Visitors alike serving full diner until 1 AM nightly. Thanks Eddie

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We ate an early dinner here last night after a Sonoma wine tour. My husband and I split the 10oz filet with creamed spinach and potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly, buttery and tender, creamed spinach was spectacular! The ambiance is old San Francisco with...More

Thank Fox-Williams-TX
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

This made our day! So glad everything hit the mark from the filet to the spinach and potatoes. We're all about a satisfying meal in a beautiful place, so it means a lot that we could give that to you. I sure hope to welcome...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-7600
  • E-mail
A Place Worth Finding. A neighborhood establishment since 1980 for Locals and Visitors alike. A full bar featuring very professional bartenders. A wait staff that is very accommodating and informed. A familiar continental cusine with some old school favorites. "You are only a stranger here once"
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