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Big 4

1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
+1 415-771-1140
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“branzino” (3 reviews)
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Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is always reassuring to have your expectations met and then to exceed them, well that's a bonus. Particularly when travelling. Fabulous setting and ambience (pianist playing), quality menu and the food and service were excellent. Steeped in history this is a must do for...More

Thank Margot M
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Margot, Thank you very much for your kind review. We have a pianist every night from 5:30pm. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, James

Reviewed 6 days ago

From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, the experience was off the charts. The atmosphere is one of old charm, dark beautiful woodwork in an historic setting. Our server Georgette and the two gentleman who bused our table, were outstanding. Georgette...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to admit, this was a surprise to me, having lived in SF for over a year, I didn't actually know about it. It is splendid, in a clubby old world type of feel. We just had cocktails, but as you would expect the...More

Thank Glyndwr100
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Glyndwr100, Thank you very much for visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! I will share your service compliment with our staff. Sincerely, James

Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't really feel there was anything special about the place but it is still worth a visit. The staff were very chatty and welcoming. A bit pricey for what you get.

Thank Robin C
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Robin C., Thank you very much for visiting the Big 4. We are proud of our "chatty and welcoming staff". Please come and see us again soon! Sincerely, James G.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and ate here on our first night in San Francisco. The decor is dark panels in the style of a rich gentleman's club with soft piano in the background. Service is friendly and efficient. Good bar and wine list. Food...More

Thank SteveHutchison
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steven Hutchison, Thank you for your candid comments. I shall share them with our Restaurant Manager. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Really enjoyed the Huntington breakfast, Salmon and eggs. The decor is very dark green with plenty of wood.

Thank Matthew Z
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Matthew Z, Thank you for your assessment of the BIG 4. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager

Reviewed 7 May 2017

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.

Thank Beachlover1425
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 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...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank sgioia1
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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

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...More

1  Thank Jon R
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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

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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
...More
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How do i cancel reservation
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Response from Dez13 | Reviewed this property |
Call the Restaraunt or the Scarlet Huntington directly and ask them to cancel your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$80
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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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