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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.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am-9pm
Week Days: 5:00pm-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.
We are featuring live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm.
Red Dog offers catering customized to your needs, from small business lunch delivery to full service formal events. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, 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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2,500 square foot restaurant with open space, a huge bar, and floor to ceiling windows. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful, modern space on Google Maps!
Red Dog Ratings and Reviews
The fried mac & cheese balls were amaze-balls. It was a bit noisy but seems because we were sitting right under a ceiling speaker blasting music, but once the place filled with lunch time visitors the music was quickly drowned out by the crowd noise. Not too noisy to have a nice lunch conversation.
The staff is friendly & the food is great! It's a beautiful spot. It would make a fun happy hour spot but I went during Brunch time on a Saturday. I absolutely loved the cocktails. I met the manager & the head bartender who were both friendly & attentive. I will return.
It was so loud we could not hear each other. It would have be excellent all across the board but the noise level was ridiculous. By 30 minutes in, I had to take a break and go outside. Other than the noise level it was great especially our server. He was excellent. It was recommended but the music was new.
I went for restaurant week, and the food was amazing! However, the service was quite slow. I was expecting the service to be much faster, especially given that there was a prix fixe menu. That being said, the food was delicious enough that I would go again.
What should have been a simple lunch turned into a 2 plus hour exercise in patience. The kitchen was so slow in getting food out to the table that people in my party had to leave before their meals arrived. The server apologized for the delay but did nothing to accommodate the problem. If you are going to take over an hour to bring food to the table then toss a little bread their way to tide them over while they wait.
Let me first off begin by saying that I am very impressed at how quick and swiftly I was able to make my reservation for the restaurant. Upon arriving (10 minutes early) I was promptly seated.
After being seated I was put under the impression that our waitress was under training; so during a couple instances where her service slightly fell short, I was more than willing to look past it. Even if she wasn't being trained, I still looked past it. My reason for this was everyone else involved in the service, who clearly outshone her.
My friends and I decided to do three separate orders of the prix fixe four course menu because of restaurant week, all trying different things.
The Indian date with yogurt and chutney instantly opened my palette.
The deviled Scotch egg was done very well, perfectly balanced with the greens. It wasn't too salty at all.
The prime rib was cooked perfectly medium rare, without me having to make a specific request. I often have to do this. Even someone else on the staff particularly asked if the prime rib appeared and tasted as I would like it to.
The apple crisp dessert had a nice homemade flair to it, where the oats made a presence but the cinnamon gelato was still able to bring the dessert together.
I remarked on the presentation of the kitchen, in which is looked absolutely stunning. It was when I saw how impeccable the kitchen looked that I believed I was going to enjoy my meal. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. I'm really glad they participated in Restaurant Week.
We came in at noon on a Sunday for table for 2. Although the service was a little slow, everything else was pleasant about the experience. We started with the spinach salad: it was quite heavily dressed, and I would recommend requesting a lighter dressing. However, it was still quite tasty. We also got scramble and the pork trotter sandwich, both of which we enjoyed. The fries were particularly good.
we arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and were seated immediately. the restaurant did not appear very busy - about 8 tables sat, not even 30 total customers including those seated at the bar. we waited over 10 minutes until someone even brought us water and to check if we have been greeted yet. the food was overly salted. the scotch egg had way too much outside crusting for the tiny egg on the inside and it was overly spicy. the apple crisp dessert was even too sweet and sugary and supposedly came with cinnamon gelato which was really just vanilla gelato with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. the live jazz band was way too loud. the only positive was they substituted broccoli for brussel sprouts in my entree. definitely not returning or recommending to anyone.
When I dine here, it's usually for lunch, since I work in the office complex it shares. The food is quite good - they have a "core" menu of regular items that are all excellent; their specials are also very good. The service can be a bit harried, since, at lunchtime, they can get busy. Because of this, they've been known to make errors: this has happened to me on several occasions.
Excellent lunch. Table placements were not intrusive and limited noise. Service was abysmal. The waiters were fine, polite and well mannered, but it took over 40 minutes for the main course to come out after the first course. A 3 course meal for lunch took 80 minutes to be served.
We live in the neighborhood and continue to pull for this restaurant. Love, love, love the menu, the chef, the food. Constantly evolving and adapting to what's fresh and local, and always vegan and veggie options.
However, since the change in ownership the service has clearly been cut way back and the few waitstaff are always running and behind. Also much less expertise on the food itself since the cut backs.
We will continue to go here, but with low expectations for service and anticipation for the food.
It was extremely loud. They turned the music down (a bit) but it was still loud. As the place filled, it got louder - it's a big boomy space with bright surfaces. The food really is quite excellent (though the fries were cold). Our server was gracious and attentive. The options in that neighborhood are few, but this one is really pretty tasty.
Were there on a weeknight. The place was clearly understaffed due to the private event going on - the one waiter and one bus person were doing the best they could but still had huge gaps in service.
Always very happy with the food/chef, just has seemed perpetually understaffed since the new owners took over leading to very uneven experiences.
Brought my family to Red Dog for Sunday brunch on a friend's recommendation. It was great! We went for fairly straightforward entrees, breakfast sandwich, pancakes, pastries -- they were all great and the prices were reasonable. Nice atmosphere and great service too. I had the breakfast sandwich myself and loved it, struck me as the perfect hangover medicine ;)
My second visit here & the experience is completely different compared to my first. The food was served quickly, unlike my first experience where I waited over 40 minutes for some brunch food (eggs & sausages!!!). The waiter is attentive this time, compared to the other guy that worked weekend brunch.
Overall, a much more enjoyable experience my second time around. The downside is the expensive pricing for such small lunch portions. Either give us more food, or lower the price by $4-5?
Found Red Dog while looking for a date spot in SoMa. The place was hosting a Giant's post-game happy hour that took over the whole bar area, which added a lot of noise and energy to the night. The hostess was delightful and much more present than the waiter, who was never around. Aside from her, the service wasn't great. Our waiter was never around, and multiple times we would flag him down and he would come over to say "be right back" and then go service tables across the room and even next to us without coming back. Quite frustrating.
Food was great.
Service was pretty slow - we waited about an hour for our lunch to come. They told us they sold out of burger, but then we noticed tables who were seated after us receiving burgers. One meal was missing from our table and then came out with fried chicken instead of grilled. Meat and Cheese board (which would have kept up satiated until the food arrived) did not come out until after entrees started arriving. Definitely don't go here if you need to get back to work anytime soon - but food was good once it arrived.
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.
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