About Red Dog
Chef Lauren Kiino brings her distinctive style of approachable, inventive farm-to-table California cuisine to SOMA. Taking advantage of the Bay Area's outstanding quality and variety of meats and produce, she incorporates local ingredients into dishes inspired by flavors from Italy and across the U.S. In perfect counterpoint, the 20 seat bar offers craft beer, a well curated wine program, and on-point modern and classic cocktails.
Expect a decidedly diner-friendly environment: comfortable and welcoming, with complementary modern and rustic touches.
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am-8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am-7pm
Week Days: 5:30pm-close
Between Folsom and Harrison
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
In close proximity to AT&T park, Red Dog welcomes Bay Area sports enthusiasts to enjoy local and nationwide games in HD at our 20-seat bar.
Red Dog offers catering customized to your needs, from small business lunch delivery to full service formal events. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
Parking is available in our building (303 2nd Street); the entrance is located on Folsom between 1st St. and 2nd St. Street parking is plentiful on evenings and weekends.
Montgomery Station at 2nd St. and Market serves all BART and MUNI trains.
Cal Train stops at 4th St. and Townsend.
Muni lines 10 & 12 run along 2nd St.
Muni lines 14 & 14L stop at 2nd St. & Mission.
Muni lines 8AX & 8BX, 30, & 45 run along 3rd St.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Red Dog is available for private & semi-private events. We will customize menus and events for our business and private clients.
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Red Dog Ratings and Reviews
Good location and like the ambiance. Foo ...
Good location and like the ambiance. Food and service usually very good it this time a few glitches- first just as I was about to order was told that sandwich/salad combo could only include veggie sandwich of which there was only one sandwich type. Waiter said that was a decision just made. Then our salads didn' t have nectarines and it took quite a while to get someone's attention and then to get the nectarines. I'll still probably go back since it's a good location for me and hope that the service improves.
The Server Made the Difference
There are several factors that go into having a quality dining experience. Food, ambiance and service to name a few. The food was good, ambiance just fine but the service was great! Lauren is a bubbly waitress who paid attention when we needed her and knew when to leave us alone to enjoy our conversation and food. She made the experience at Red Dog more than positive when it could have been just another lunch at just another restaurant. Be sure to ask for Lauren if you eat at Red Dog.
Red Dog SOMA
The best service from the point we walked in the door till we left. Our waitress was charming very attentive and made great suggestions for our first visit. She must have shared that with the manager who at the end of our meal came over to see how we liked our night mentioning he knew it was our first visit. BREAD...the beer bread starter was delicious served with honey butter, we (party of 4) devoured our first order with one slice each, we ordered a second equally delicious but not as warm as the first order. Bread continued the theme with home made buns for our burger orders. The hamburger was ground in house, juicy and cooked to perfection dressed with home made bacon and special sauce served with fresh crisp french fries. We finished the meal with no surprise here, Bread. We ordered the Lemon Bread Pudding!! SOOO delicious!! Warm amazing goodness topped with a huckleberry sauce and dollop of vanilla ice cream. The couple we dined with ordered the Rocky Road Sundae after our waitress recommendation. They too were not disappointed. Delicious ice creams with candied nuts and home made marshmallows. It felt like a place most would meet up and go after work but we will go again and don't mind making it a destination restaurant.
Solid afterwork meetup
Wanted to meet a couple friends for dinner near our offices and Red Dog came up having availability. The menu looked great so we booked. Arrived at 730 to find the restaurant surprisingly empty. We ordered some drinks and appetizers. Two of our selections were no longer available. We all chose the burger for our entree. All of the food was solid, I would return to try items we did not order. The service felt as though they were new to the job, though they were pleasant. The bar was full the whole time we were there, that may be the place to sit.
Restaurant Week Lunch
I came here for the first time the other day with my sister. We wanted to try out their $15 lunch and it was fantastic! In addition to the choices on the set Restaurant Week menu we also got the Scotch Egg. Everything was delicious and our server was super friendly to boot. Ice cream sandwich packed to go was a nice treat to enjoy later too! I would come back for their food, ambiance, and service.
Good food, so-so service
Restaurant Week menu was a reasonable value, especially with the paired cocktails. The Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts were amazing! Pickled egg, not so much.
The service really fell down here. Our waitress was nice enough, but the coordination between her, the bar, and the kitchen food runner was nonexistent.
Red Dog a great place for lunch
The Red Dog is a good place for lunch because the food is fresh made. The hamburgers are especially good because they grind their own hamburger. The burgers look small, but they are thick and mine was perfectly cooked. The fries are delicious and cookie ice cream sandwich is outstanding.
Decent SOMA food
During my recent dinner, the best features of Red Dog were the service and the lively atmosphere. All wait staff were cheerful, attentive, and helpful. Food portions were generous and for the most part tasty. Hard-boiled egg, however, was way overcooked. Beet and burratta salad was very good. Tagliatelle entree was the low point, not terrible but when you order pasta in a restaurant, you want to be confident that you yourself couldn't do better at home, and, in this case, I wasn't. The high point: my cocktail, an El Presidente, was superb. I would go back just for the cocktails (but probably pass on dinner). On the whole, not a bad experience. The SOMA location is convenient.
What stood out was the horrendous servic ...
What stood out was the horrendous service and how we spent our lunch hour waiting and never getting to eat. Great way to entice new customers for restaurant week. We'll be sure to never go back and let our friends know as well.
Red Dog - needs more training
I want to like this place more. I work and live nearby. But the service is just so erratic. Waiters don't check in. Plates aren't cleared before new dishes arrive. They put used silverware back on the table rather than bringing a new set. Food doesn't all come at one time. It feels like there is no manager or training. Food is decent and well priced.
Every time I go here, we get excellent f ...
Every time I go here, we get excellent food - part comfort, part innovative, plus amazing cocktails, attentive service - and very reasonable prices. Hat's off to Chef Kiino for making Red Dog a consistently great experience!
I really love the vibe at Red Dog. They ...
I really love the vibe at Red Dog. They put care into the food, but the people are relaxed (Zins a good way). They change the menu a lot and on this occasion I just wasn't drawn to the options. But I would certainly return.
Good Food & Great Service
This restaurant is clearly a local favorite given that the restaurant filled up quite quickly for lunch. The menu is varied and changes frequently which keeps it fresh. The staff was very friendly, courteous and attentive. The food was very good and the portions were just right. I'd definitely go visit again.
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