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Brazen Head

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Marina District
American, Bar
As featured in Best City in the World
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3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
+1 415-921-7600
16:00 - 02:00
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a place that the locals go to, this is it. There's no sign on the door but it's worth finding. Cozy atmosphere with good food (meat heavy) & service. If you just want a cocktail the bar is great too. (if there's room). I wouldn't recommend it for vegetarians or kids, although all are welcome, but... More 

Thank Patty D
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

We're so happy that you found us, Patty -- meat-eating adults unite! It's wonderful that you feel at home here. Yes, we are a place for the locals, and we love creating a comfortable atmosphere for you to relax and enjoy a fresh, flavorful meal. Glad to have you as part of the family, Eddie, Owner More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Went here for one drink which turned into a few drinks and dinner as well. Wife and I shared a double cut pork chop which was perfectly cooked and a great price too. Staff are very friendly without being overly familiar and the guy behind the bar was incredibly personable. Was speaking to another guy at the bar from out... More 

Thank Mr_Camblor
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

Nineteen thumbs up is serious, Mr. Camblor! I'm glad you and your wife ended up staying to join us for dinner. You can't go wrong with pork chops -- especially when good drinks and making new friends are involved. We look forward seeing again next time you're in town. Cheers, Eddie, Owner More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

What a find,thankfully I had done some research and since we stayed on the next corner it seemed like an easy place for our first night. The Brazen Head has atmosphere that is perfect for adults the service excellent and the chef creates wonderful meals using fresh produce that he enhances to give us the best dinner we have had... More 

1 Thank Sharon W
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review The Brazen Head. While it is perfect for adults we welcome all for good food and a good time making new friends. Eddie More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

When my husband and I visited San Francisco, I was in a wheelchair because of a broken leg. Hubby found this "hidden" little place, and asked if it was w/c accessible. He was told to call ahead 20 min, and it would be. (Hmmm???) So we did. When we got there, the owner placed a little home-made ramp just wide... More 

Thank Diana P
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

Broken leg or not, I'm so glad you still made it to San Francisco for your trip. We do our best to make sure everyone enjoys our restaurant -- even if that means making homemade ramps so you can easily come in. Thank you so much for your praise and stars. It was a pleasure! Cheers, Eddie, Owner More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I called ahead for a reservation and learned that they don't take any, but they asked what time and how many. When our party of 5 arrived, a table was waiting. "You sounded so nice on the phone!" said the bartender. From excellent drinks, to a waitress who took no notes then served our orders, including various shared dishes without... More 

Thank andioverton1
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

I definitely couldn't ask for a better review! We pride ourselves on the basics -- friendly service and good food. Happy that you enjoyed everything and that we got to welcome you and your party. Cheers, Eddie, Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Brazen head is tucked into a non-descript corner of the Marina district and doesn't put its name on the door. You step inside into a small restaurant with old, dark wood paneling, a cozy bar, and an old-fashioned attitude. Hipsters and bros are welcomed but please don't act like doofuses, you'll kind of make a fool of yourself, because this... More 

Thank Laura H
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

Laura, this is wonderful. You're right, everyone is welcome here, but you have to dig our vibe! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Eddie, Owner More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This little gem of a restaurant was so good we went back the next evening! If you get the chance to go I heartily recommend the fillet steak, I can honestly say that I have never ever had a more delicious piece of beef in my life! Staff were great, prices fair and ambiance good although we felt it was... More 

Thank Nigel S
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

Nigel--Thank you very much for the review, I was very happy to read ...with all the places to dine in San Francisco you were at The Brazen Head two nights. Thank you. We refer to the lighting as dimly lite. It makes us all look a little better. See you next time. Eddie More 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A nondescript little bar restaurant near our hotel, we called in for a drink a couple of nights ago and had the rib eye sliders, delicious. Last night we had dinner there, I had the petite fillet mignon and my husband had the pork cutlet, both were delicious. Tonight (our last night in SF) we called in again, salmon sliders... More 

Thank Janice D
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

With all the places to eat in San Francisco we appreciate it very much you selected The Brazen Head. Thank you More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It is my first time visiting San Francisco, and I'm so grateful to the manager of another restaurant in town who pointed us in the direction of this place! There's nothing on the outside to draw attention, and it feels like a locals only spot... Which is great to be away from the usual touristy stops! Highly recommend. Just the... More 

Thank Ali B
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

Ali, I'm so happy that you got a chance to stop in on your first visit to San Fran. We are a local hangout, but we always love seeing new faces and meeting new people. Hope you had fun during your trip, and I hope to see you again next time you're out here. Take care, Eddie, Owner More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stayed at Capri Motel and got on Trip Advisor for restaurants close to our hotel. We happened to be 80 feet from Brazen Head, even though we didn't know it. There is a menu by the door but other than that very little indications of what was behind the doors. We were shocked to find a very quaint yet... More 

Thank Nelrak
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this review

You were right next door, Nelrak! I'm glad you got on here to look for a spot and found us. It does get a little loud in here when our teams are playing, but we have to cheer them on, right? Thanks for the wonderful review -- it was a pleasure having you in during your trip. Cheers, Eddie, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
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
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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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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