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The Stinking Rose - San Francisco

325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-781-7673
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (217 reviews)
“garlic spread” (31 reviews)
“meatloaf” (84 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the first places I came to discover when I moved to the SF Bay Area some 40+ years ago. Always good food, good service, great atmosphere and when coupled with special people in your life, makes this a terrific eatery and place to...More

Thank ericzanes
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had the lasagna and my husband had the prime rib. We also had roasted garlic in oil to spread on bread. The food was fantastic. As long as you like garlic, you should love this restaurant.More

Thank Cheryl O
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the perfect rating, Cheryl! We're thrilled you and your husband had a wonderful dining experience! The lasagna and prime rib were both excellent choices and we're glad you enjoyed them as much as we do! We look forward to sharing great experience during...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food,even has garlic flavour ice cream.the staff are really friendly and really do their best to make your evening specialMore

Thank Susanne M
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the stellar review, Susanne! We're thrilled that you had an amazing dining experience with us! The garlic ice cream is a real fan favorite and we're glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as we do. We're happy to provide you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! Great wait staff! Great garlic! Oh, my! Garlic is the theme at Stinking Rose. The complimentary rolls with parsley/garlic "pesto" was sooo garlicky but so addictive! Eat at this iconic San Francisco restaurant!More

1  Thank Gina R
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the perfect review, Gina! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved the atmosphere as well as our team. We're also very pleased that you enjoyed the garlic rolls. We can't wait to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got reservations on open table and was really looking forward to trying this place. Extremely disappointed. The place was not busy and it took about 15 min for someone to come to our table to take a drink order. Spaghetti and meatballs were gross. How...More

Thank HJS11
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal and that our dishes didn't exceed your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant while on vacations in SF , I went based on recommendations from a working associate that had visited the place and the fact that the hop on hop off buses mentioned the restaurant during the route, certainly the restaurant is...More

Thank Julio T
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the feedback, Julio. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal. It's great that our team took such good care of you and that you enjoyed some of our dishes. We regret that all of our dishes didn't exceed your expectations....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and large meal portions. We are garlic fans, so really enjoyed our experience here! I bought the cookbook to recreate our garlic experience! Again, service - excellent!!

Thank ScottGloria
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Scott! It's fantastic you had such a pleasant experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes. We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon. Have a lovely day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was tacky cute and smelled of garlic of course. The rolls were delicious, full of garlic. I had linguine with pesto sauce that was just average. My daughter had spaghetti and meatballs which was delicious.

Thank patcaro
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the feedback, Pat. We're happy you had such a pleasant experience with us. It's great you enjoyed our dishes and ambiance. We look forward to sharing an a more positive experience with you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant lived up to my expectations. My main entree was the 40 clove chicken and everything about the plate was impressive from presentation, aroma, texture and flavor. But as with anything, too much of a good thing is bad and knowing I ate over...More

Thank Luis D
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, Luis! We're thrilled you had such a lovely experience with us! It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. That's what we like to see! We look forward to hosting you again soon for an even better experience! Have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant in San Francisco. Their steaks are one of a kind. Great service all throughout. The only reason that I'm not rating this any higher is that my personal favorite is Japanese beef.

Thank Ciara L
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Ciara! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you love our steaks as well as our service! We'd love to host you again soon for an even more positive experience.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
traveling_jennyd
Is there any update on gluten free options? I saw a question asked back in 2014..anyone there lately?
1 June 2017|
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Response from Barry B | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I did not notice any gluten free options, why not just check out their website
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Michael Z
Is there parking?
21 August 2016|
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Response from arober | Reviewed this property |
No, the restaurant doesn't have any parking. We took Uber.
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Mike1720
Is it possible to bring in your own bottle of wine? Corking fee? Thanks
17 February 2016|
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Response from Alyson425 | Reviewed this property |
They have a liquor license, so I wouldn't think so. We ordered a bottle of wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
    (Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7673
  • E-mail
Description
Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!
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