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 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/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
Were there on a weeknight. The place was ...
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 ...
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 ;)
Good place to go in SOMA if you want a c ...
Good place to go in SOMA if you want a casual place with a vibrant bar scene and good food and drink. Not a big menu but good selection and variety. The scotch devil egg was good so does the fried Mac and Cheese Ball. Fun drinks with or without alcohol.
My second visit here & the experience is ...
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 s ...
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 abou ...
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 ...
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.
Went for a meeting with a bride of mine, ...
Went for a meeting with a bride of mine, wish I chose somewhere a little quieter but you live and you learn. This place was great, I requested A quiet corner and got placed at a table right under the speaker that was playing loud music. I asked the hostess if there was a more private To sit in and they were able to place us in a booth which was really appreciated. We were able to spread out our things and really discuss while chowing down on delicious food. Presentation and portions were great we kept ordering more and more. Will definitely be back for a more casual occasion but really like the energy in this place. Make sure to make a reservation as it gets full fast
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.
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