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-9:30pm
Week Days: 5:30pm-close
Between Folsom and Harrison
$30 and under
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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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
Unfortunately, we were there on a Friday ...
Unfortunately, we were there on a Friday evening during "Happy Hour". The noise level was deafening (not energetic). But the food was scrumptious and the service terrific. We are long time fans of the chef from her days at Cane Rosso at the Ferry Building where we used to eat at least once a week. Since its closure, we have been in mourning. Finding her food again is lovely but we will try and pick another time of day to go.
Excellent food sourced from Bay Area s ...
Excellent food sourced from Bay Area sources when possible.
A lively bar scene with great cocktails reasonably priced.
Interesting menu choices for appetizers and mains.
Cheese course a nice touch, only two desert choices.
Would recommend to friends and will be back.
Very noisy, and understaffed for a Frida ...
Very noisy, and understaffed for a Friday night. While the staff was very friendly and service minded, we had to wait a while for our orders to arrive. They kept forgetting who had ordered what, and apologised and offered a round of drinks on the house as an apology for the late arrival of our orders... the free drinks came about the same time as the tab.
Much too noisy to have any kind of conversation, and not very vibe-y. Probably better for brunch than dinner. Lesson learned!
my first visit to the Red Dog. My boss ...
my first visit to the Red Dog. My boss and I hosted a customer to lunch. We completed our business right at the table over lunch. Was a perfect setting just 2 blocks from the customer's offices. on Harrison Street. The staff all smiled with every interaction and made us feel welcome, along with helpful information about the menu. I loved the "fried green tomato" sandwich! Very creative menu. Thank you Red Dog staff for contributing to the success of our business lunch!
We were there on Sunday 9/4/16 for brunc ...
We were there on Sunday 9/4/16 for brunch at around 1:40. There were 2 other small tables (a party of 2 and a party of 3(?)). It was not busy at all, and our food took FOREVER to come out. For two eggs sunny side up and some sausages? Wow, I'm a very slow cook myself but it would not take me over 45 minutes to cook eggs and sausages.
I had high hopes since it go great revie ...
I had high hopes since it go great reviews on Yelp. It started out fine with the server greeting us and taking our drink orders, but it took kinda a long time to get a mimosa even though the restaurant was not busy at all, maybe just two other tables. After we ordered food, it took maybe 20 or 30 minutes for us to get our food -- on top of that my order was wrong so I had to wait a bit longer. The server never really checked back with us after that and we just wanted more water. Then my friend just went up and grabbed a pitcher of water for himself.
What got me was that it wasn't very busy at all, maybe 4-5 tables at the most with two servers, a bartender and what looked like one manager on the floor. Don't get me wrong, everyone was very friendly, and the food was good, but just slow service.
Quality food, healthy options. Salads ar ...
Quality food, healthy options. Salads are green bases you can add protein or avocado to; you only pay for what you want. Booth seating is very tight/narrow, suitable for small body frames; 4 men wouldn't fit. Good for business lunch: service was excellent (attentive and prompt), ambiance is quiet enough to speak at a normal volume but not so quiet that others hear your conversation.
I am SO THRILLED that this place reopene ...
I am SO THRILLED that this place reopened and under the careful eye of Jeff Handy (Local Kitchen, Oola). The flavors are as lively as ever and the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. I love the small bites (like the daily flatbread) with drinks as well as the inventive entrees. Please don't leave us again!
I'm not from the area, so I chose this b ...
I'm not from the area, so I chose this bar to meet friends for brunch primarily because they took reservations. This area definitely reminds me of a place that is probably more popular during the weekday for happy hours, and not so much on a weekend. It was really quiet. Our waiter was very nice, but the drinks and service took forever. Food was great, and they ended up comping our drinks because the wait was so long. Overall not a bad experience, but I don't have any reason to come back.
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.
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