About Park Tavern
With an exciting mix of vintage fixtures, comfortable furnishings, and handsome textures, Park Tavern is an elegant spin on a North Beach neighborhood classic. Owner Anna Weinberg and designer Kendra Nicholas of Park Interiors collaborated to divide the room into unique, dedicated spaces -- the handsome marble bar, the terra cotta floored cafe with windows that open onto the patio facing Washington Park, the comfortable dining room with tufted leather banquettes, and an open kitchen with a chef’s counter.
Park Tavern will showcase Chef Partner Jennifer Puccio's talents with delicious American bistro classics and emphasize seafood from a wood burning oven. From raw to fried, expect boldly flavored dishes that you'll want to eat several times a week.
Serving up classic cocktails with the candor and character of an old friend, you won't find any overly fancy mixology here. But when it comes to wines, you find something for everyone!
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday- Thursday : 5:30PM to 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM to 11:00PM
Friday: 11:30 to 2:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 2:30PM
Tuesday - Friday: 5:00PM to 12:00AM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM to 12:30AM
Between Filbert St & Union St
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Our Eden Room is the ideal setting for private gatherings of up to 50 seated guests or 80 for a stand-up reception. The space is perfect for small wedding celebrations, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, as well as business luncheons and dinners.
Park Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Really disappointed with almost everythi ...
Really disappointed with almost everything except the great location and the design of the restaurant. The food was mediocre, they forgot to bring the soup that we ordered and ended up bringing it at the end, and they kept switching servers on us. We went for my wife's birthday hoping for something great. This definitely was not it.
Food was hit and miss. Roast chicken a ...
Food was hit and miss. Roast chicken and deviled eggs were very good. Steak tartar, Clams and birthday desert were quite average. The steak tartar was especially bland and. disappointing. The noise level made it impossible to carry on a conversation.
The Demonson Horseback was a wonderful t ...
The Demonson Horseback was a wonderful tasting. Steak plates was right temperature and just the right quantity. The lamb chops were mouth watering from the first bite through the last. Have a bottle of the french Pinot noir ( Maison Loirre?) with dinner. It was fantastic! Finish with ice cream sandwiches, cheese platter and one of the whiskies, and BAM! A memorable meal!
I have been in SF and marin for over 30 ...
I have been in SF and marin for over 30 years I have been to park tavern before and thought it would be a great choice for a special birthday dinner. I had many choices but chose park tavern
Was I ever let down ! The waiter was totally uninterested very blasé and boring bordering on rude. The food was mediocre at best the bill on the other hand was very big and it was not worth it at all, an evening ruined , where did you go Ed Moose, we miss you!!!
This was my first experience dining at P ...
This was my first experience dining at Park Tavern. I met up with a few friends for brunch who have raved and raved about the place! The food was absolutely delicious and I will happily return however, our server was terrible. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks (we timed it...), we had to flag her down to put in our orders (which she did not write down and had to come back to clarify an order), she never stopped by to ask how things were and when we got our check we had been overcharged for an extra avocado toast we never got. Our waitress's response? "Oh, I assumed you woofed it down like everyone else." Had she checked in on us, she would have known that was incorrect. As a previous waitress, I understand the rush of a Sunday brunch- trust me, I get it. I'd say the server wasn't meant for a busy brunch shift.
I was very disappointed in the food. My ...
I was very disappointed in the food. My steak was overdone and covered in sauce. Definitely not worth $40. The wine list only had a few options to buy by the glass. I would not recommend to anyone and will not be going back.
The bulk of my negative feedback is arou ...
The bulk of my negative feedback is around our table. We sat at a corner seat that looked lovely for a date, but in reality our legs did not fit under the table. I coulndt get my foot around the table's stand and had to sit 'side saddle' through our meal. I was unable to move the table back bc it was so close to the other table and would've locked my date in.
Since was a second date, I was very discouraged to bring up the discomfort so I wouldn't come off as needy. I am not a needy person, but my experience was sub par.
I have been to Park Tavern four times previously and did not have this experience and I like the place on the whole. You need to be aware of this for people over 5'10". I'm 6'2", 190lbs and did not fit.
Lastly, this was the poorest service I have encountered. Our waiter was impatient and distracted when at our table. Our wine glasses sat empty for an extended amount of time before asked to refilling and he seemed unappreciative of our patronage with his attitude.
I have dined at Park Tavern on a couple ...
I have dined at Park Tavern on a couple of occasions in the past and enjoyed it as I did for the most part this time. Food and service were quite good again. However, I must note that the rock and roll music blaring on the sound system destroys any ambiance that you might have. I love my rock and roll and go to concerts often at music venues with good sound systems. However, when spending ~$200 for dinner the background music that you are now providing does not work for me . Further I would not recommend the restaurant until this was changed in some way.
Good brunch spot on a Saturday afternoon ...
Good brunch spot on a Saturday afternoon near Washington Square. Limited menu but everything on it was excellent. Service was fine, although slow at points. Salmon Benedict, Berry Plate, and House Green Salad were all especially good. Would go back again.
Honestly I expected much more. The ambia ...
Honestly I expected much more. The ambiance is great, good decoration, trendy fun place to have dinner. But food was not amazing, it was just ok. I had the burger (apparently is famous) and meat was a bit dry (OH NO!). The salad was also ok. The wine was great and the cheesecake too. But thats all. Many others in the area better than this.
Park Tavern is an upscale, neighborhood ...
Park Tavern is an upscale, neighborhood "tavern" in San Francisco's North End. The appetizers are amazing. Entrees are delicious, and desserts are both beautiful and scrumptious. It's a little loud and kind of crowded, so be prepared if you go. And I hope you do. You won't be disappointed.
Great Food and Ambiance
All the food we ordered was terrific, but the deviled eggs (with bacon piece and salsa verde-like topping) were the standout. We ordered only two ($2.50 ea) since we ordered another appetizer (lemon chips with burrata - YUM!) and two sandwiches and we wanted to try dessert. Next time we plan to order 10 eggs and make our meal around the eggs, the Marlow burger (good-quality) and wine! We sat outside, which was very pleasant. The only downside was when the server dropped the check on our table and walked away without asking if we wanted dessert and coffee (I found this to be a pretty bad service faux pas). We called him back and let him know we were not done and he took our order. Dessert was creme brulee with biscotti and both were good. My capuccino was nicely made and my husband's plain cup of coffee was decently brewed (sizeable cup too). Highly recommend Park Tavern!
Front Of House
Hostess did not want to transfer bar bill to table. I've been in restaurant industry, it should not have been an issue. Hostess or manager looked at me like I was on plant 10 when I said I had a reservation. Zero charm from her. Basically rude to a group of people who like to spend a LOT of money at restaurants. Waiter very nice and funny. I would totally recommend this place if it weren't for front of the house staff. Total fail.
Order a Corpse Reviver; the bartender nailed it.
The atmosphere is fun, but the food was ...
The atmosphere is fun, but the food was mediocre. The sole was dry, and most of the food was oversalted or undercooked (and I like salt!) We were there for a special occasion which they knew. But our service was slow (after quick appetizers the mains took forever) and there was no acknowledgement of our event. I picked them because they were on Michael Bauer's list of top 100 SF restaurants. Not sure I understand why ....
underwhelming for a michelin
We walked in and was happily welcomed by the host. Park Tavern has a great ambiance, and what seemed to be a lively bar scene.
The service was a little off. Our waiter acted like he wanted to be anywhere but work. I get it, its work, but is it too hard to do your job with a smile? It took an unreasonable amount of time for him to take our order. And I have to add he spilt (red) wine on my shoulder. As I looked up at him with the reaction of "ohhhhhhhhhhh" he ignored me and walked away from the table. Zero acknowledgement whatsoever.
The deviled eggs were tasty. The Duck Terrine with foie gras was 90% duck with a very small amount of foie. We ordered 2 Marlow burgers which were inconsistent. One burger had 2 huge pieces of bacon, the other had one slice that was torn in half. Two of us also ordered the sole. The fish was very bland. Zero hints of garlic, salt or pepper. It was if they relied solely on the sunchoke puree to handle the small punch of flavor.
We also ordered the birthday cake and milk chocolate cheesecake. The cake was delicious, probably the best thing we had the entire night. Milk chocolate cheesecake was good, but nothing spectacular.
At the end of the day, this place is not worth the $400.00 plus dollars we spent. I have been wanting to dine at this establishment for about a year now. This place is "fit for foodies", but there are a dozen plus other places I would rather visit as well as recommend to others.
Absolutely delightful meal. Great dishes ...
Absolutely delightful meal. Great dishes, helpful service particularly in navigating the wine list, nice atmosphere. The only weak spot was the cocktails which were a bit too sweet and candylike for my taste - pay attention when ordering.
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