About Bartlett Hall
San Francisco, CA 94102
Bartlett Hall, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood, is a modern saloon and eatery that fuses the city’s historic elements with today’s conveniences. A menu of California-inspired American fare, including a variety of pizzas, small plates and entrees, are served daily for lunch, dinner and late night, with a beverage program that features barrel-aged cocktails, California-focused wines, and local and house-brewed beers. Bartlett Hall is located at 242 O’Farrell Street www.bartletthallsf.com, or call 415-433-4332.
American, Californian, Brewery
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily until 1:30am
Monday to Friday
Lunch menu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Limited menu: 2:30pm- 5:3 0pm
Dinner menu: 5:30 pm -10:00 pm
Late night menu: 10:00 pm- 12:30 am
Saturday and Sunday
Brunch menu: 10:30-1:00
Lunch menu: 10:30-5:30
Dinner menu: 5:30 - 10:00
Late night menu - 10:00 - 12:30 am
$30 and under
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There are dozens of nearby parking options, including local hotels and an assortment of parking garages. We encourage guests to take MUNI to our establishment.
38, 38L, Powell Station,
Private Party Facilities:
We have both private and semi-private options for your next event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Anathea Meade: (415) 684-7136
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bartlett Hall Ratings and Reviews
Good for a beer if you're willing to put up with the noise. It was really hard to believe that a place that bills itself as English doesn't have HP Sauce. In fact, nobody had even heard of it. Good fish and chips, but only two small pieces of cod. We might stop in for a beer at the bar, but we would not return to eat.
A private party in the back made it too loud to hold a conversation.
There were 10 of us dining and unfortunately, a very loud group had bought out the rest of the space. So, we really could not converse much at all. The saving grace was our server and the mgmt. who gave us 20% off of our invoice. We were dining before theatre so ate relatively early. The food was excellent and innovative. We all decided to return at another time and check first if the rest of the restaurant was bought out by a young group of 30 somethings enjoying pitcher-after pitcher of beer. The funny part is that we were all a group of women 75 plus watching a bunch of guys who could have been our grandkids!! It does take a sense of humor. Recommendation: go for it for a casual night out. Excellent food and drink all around.
It was a nice place. The drinks were really good and all of the staff were wonderful -- very friendly and attentive. Had a chicken caesar salad. The ingredients were very fresh and good quality, but it wasn't the most flavorful I'd ever had. Still the ambience and the company made up for it. I'd go back and give the place another try, though not the caesar.
Friendly and shockingly fast service. I had the smoked salmon benedict, and my friend had the fried chicken benedict, both of which were great (especially the little deep fried potato cake that comes with). Price is comparable to other brunches in the area, although it would have been nice to have a cheaper, simpler drink option vs. the signature cocktails (although the pour was generous, so that helped!)
Service was horrific as we sat for over 20 minutes watching workers simply continue to walk right by us and they weren't even busy. One of the bus boys even came to the table and grabbed the empty water bottle they leave for you to drink if you choose but didn't bother to bring it back refilled!
I finally had to grab someone to take a drink order so we could at least start with a cocktail. The service improved slightly after that but still that original wait left a lingering bad taste in my mouth.
Then the bill comes and it's got a 20% gratuity already added to the check. WTF is that? If you're going to automatically charge a 20% gratuity make damn sure your employees work their arses off to earn that much. They certainly didn't earn it on my visit.
We enjoyed a couple of appetizers, a couple of small plates, and cocktails and dessert. I booked our table for pre-theatre dining, but didn't expect such whiz bang fast service. Which is fine, but I would have liked to relax more. The server Alfredo was super attentive and I appreciated his thoroughness. The food came out so fast and all at the same time, and the waiter traffic next to our table was constantly moving. So, not the most romantic setting, especially because of noise level, but still fun. Shishito peppers and the kale salad were fantastic. Pork meatballs and fried fish very good. An interesting menu.
The food was quite good. Portabella mushroom sandwich was delicious. Could be vegan if the diner requested no cheese included. They are accommodating. Pub food and better. Lots of dark wood in the establishment and they are going for an old timey feel; it is also a more masculine feel. There are several flat screens with current sports, however it is possible to sit close to the front on the sofas or table in the window, or request a table in the back. The back room is a nice touch. It will accommodate a medium size group or just a few tables for 4, where the people want to talk. It works for before theater. It was weird though that ACT touted the theater deal as an appetizer for the table. It isn't actually so. They offer fish and chips at half off.
Not very impressed by the food. Margherita pizza was quite bland and the overloaded sauce that came on it tasted like it came straight from a tomato sauce can. Price seemed somewhat steep as well. There are so many other good restaurants in the area that I would recommend prior to wasting your money here.
Overall, it was not very good. The food was fairly mediocre in terms of taste and the portions, given the prices, were small. I had macaroni and cheese with bacon added and, while it was perhaps a hair beyond Kraft out-of-the-box, there wasn't very much flavor to it. It was more watery than rich. My wife had a salad with chicken added and, strangely, the chicken was neatly arrayed on the side of the salad plate rather than mixed with the salad. We had nothing to drink beyond water, no appetizer or dessert, and our bill, out the door, was nearly $50, including tax and tip. We won't be back.
We've been looking for a place to have a light lunch before attending matinees at the A.C.T. theater two or three blocks away on Geary. Bartlett Hall is a great find. We had the house-brewed ale and it's excellent. The fish and chips is also very good and we found several other things on the menu we want to try. We'll be back.
Bartlett Hall's menu is great. There is something for everyone. Our party of 8 was there on 9/24 before an A.C.T. matinee. Our table was ready. Our server was responsive. We all tried a variety of items from the brunch menu: eggs benedict, avocado toast, mahi mahi tacos, Bartlett burger plus more. My only minor complaint was we could have had our beverages (coffee, ice tea) refilled and our water. We finished everything off and enjoyed the meal very much. I would also add the restrooms were very clean and tidy. I always judge that as part of the care the manager has for the whole operation. Give it a try.
Would never have gone here were not on ACT's wesite page for where to dine near the theater. Turned out to be a very good choice: the food service and environment were all good-quality, particularly for the money. The bonus complementary appetizer for showing our ticket stub made the meal even more of a good value.
We received a notice from ACT that Bartlett Hall was taking part in ACT's current production KING CHARLES III by offering ticket holders 1/2 off their Fish and Chips. Decided to try something new so met friends there for lunch before the show. Told our server we had ACT tickets, he asked to see them and acknowledged we had them. We ordered two orders of F & C to be shared along with three arugla salads, one fruit bowl, two glasses of cuvee and one iced tea. He offered to split the F & C which was very thoughtful and appreciated. The salads were wonderful and the fruit bowl one of the nicest we had seen in a very long time. F & C were tasty, although the chips were not very hot. We enjoyed our window seat, the food and our server. The bills were presented, separately, without us asking, which also was very nice. However, we realized after paying our bills (in cash, with a very adequate tip) that we had not been given the 1/2 price for the F & C. I decided to mention this to the hostess (two of them) and they apologized and finally, after many trips, did refund each couple 1/2 of the cost of the F & C. That left a disappointing feeling and felt like we had been "taken." While it is certainly close enough to ACT to revisit easily who knows if we ever will. What started out as a great experience ended up being disappointing and embarrasing.
There are not many good wild mushroom pizzas. This restaurant has a very good one (porcini & wild mushrooms) and I will put it on my list for lunch. Less than a block from Macy's it is a good location for shoppers.
This is a bar & restaurant. The place has a dark rich ambience. As there were only 6 people in the restaurant for lunch I cannot give good advice as to the noise level.
We went for happy hour which is great. Prices are right and their regular french fries are the best! They also offer sweet potato fries but we stick to the regular fries. Seems like they fry the potatoes twice -- the crunch on them are what makes them great. Thanks, Barlett!
There was no one else in the restaurant but my group of 8 for lunch. But still the waitress left us unattended most of the time. We waited too long for the food and for drinks and water. The menu was extremely limited, and the food was mediocre. A disappointment.
I went with friends during a recent visit to San Francisco. Bartlett Hall was a half block from our hotel and a welcome variety to the very pricey, Italian or steak restaurants that the group had been going to for dinner. There was a range of food options (salads, sandwiches, pizza, entrees, small plate/starters), which was great for our group, and the prices were reasonable, especially compared to other Union Square restaurant prices. We also enjoyed the microbrew offerings. We were seated in the back and dined a bit on the early side and the noise was still moderate -- it seems like it could be quite loud when packed. That being said, there was a decent happy hour crowd at the bar and we were sheltered enough to be able to hear each other speak. They offer a range of seating options which could appeal to different kinds of groups.
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