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The Monk's Kettle

) #403 of 4,534 Restaurants in San Francisco $$ - $$$ American, ,
3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
+1 415-865-9523
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

Great neighborhood find that's "doing it right..." Cozy atmosphere, over 200 rotating beers with 29 craft beers on tap (try Pliny the Elder Imperial IPA Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA -- if you can get it -- it's AWESOME), burgers were cooked to perfection and...More

Thank mledoux0
Reviewed 18 January 2015

The biggest dilemma we had was where to start - such a great selection of beer and food, and wonderfully prepared. A romantic evening alone with my wife (for a change) and the Kettle proved to be an intimate spot for our night out. It...More

Thank ChazK63
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Stopped in for a beer when they opened Pliny the Elder on tap! Looked the menu over and decided to return after a day of walking the mission district. I had a fantastic mushroom risotto, wife had mussels, others with us had the brick chicken....More

1  Thank Wineandfood56
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Solo travel to San Fran and had a lot of fellow beer nerds recommend this place to me while on the trip. All I can say is everything about this place was very well executed. I went on a Saturday night and it was very...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I've been here several times. They never miss. Food is always good and the pairings are spot on. If you like great beer and food, this is the place.

Thank CP M
Reviewed 22 December 2014

I sat at the bar and learned more about beer and history and the Industrial Revolution and science from the bar tender than I did in 16 years of school. These guys are passionate about beer an great about educating us consumers. The beer was...More

Thank Bezus
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

We sat outside on a busy Saturday night in December. There are heat lamps above to keep you toasty and inside seating too. The selection of beer is fantastic. I did a flight to help me decide which to have with my dinner. The server...More

Thank Izzy3000
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This is a jewel of a restaurant inside of a bar. When I got there, I was put off by all the beer stuff -- I'm not a fan. But the menu came, and it was fun and a little edgy. I had one of...More

Thank JWP8
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Traveled a long distance(from hotel) to have lunch at Monk's based on the reviews in the most underrated chef's in SF. The inside tables and bar were full so we had to sit outside. My wife ordered the crab sandwich and was slightly disappointed with...More

Thank Charlie_Sharon
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Take a look at the menu and try not to roll your eyes..are they trying too hard? Actually the effort is not unfounded. Nice food, and better beer. The intimate space and dark lighting create a cool atmosphere. Drink up!

Thank TravelAddict15222
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-865-9523
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