About Wine Kitchen
San Francisco, CA 94117
Wine Kitchen is a neighborhood wine bar and small plates restaurant. It is built around the age old idea that wine and food taste better when enjoyed together. We believe food and wine are capable of speaking for themselves. Thus, our atmosphere is casual and fun, our service warm and relaxed. Whether you just want a glass of wine and a snack, or a full meal with several pairings, we welcome you and your friends and family to Wine Kitchen. Wine Kitchen is the vision of Greg Faucette and Jason Limburg. They share over a decade of culinary experience, having worked together at Commonwealth, Contigo, and Bar Tartine, as well as at Per Se and Spruce. With their fine dining background comes a dedication to quality and consistency. With their ongoing working relationship comes a desire to create a lively and friendly environment.
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - close (reservations not accepted on Sunday, bar menu only)
$30 and under
Acoustical jazz and blues on Tuesday evenings.
After hours parking lot at the DMV at Fell St and Baker St
Jason Limburg and Greg Faucette
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wine Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
Food was great, wine list was very good, ...
Food was great, wine list was very good, vibe was good, but service was medium poor. The bar staff was friendly and knowledgeable, but it took forever for them to check back with us when we wanted to order other items.
My friends and I really enjoyed the dinn ...
My friends and I really enjoyed the dinner we had recently here. One friend can't hear well so it was perfect because they don't have music blasting so loud that you can't hear anything. The food was wonderful! We had curry dip with bread, lamb, and squash alfredo. Good portions meaning not too small and not too hearty. Wine choices were pretty decent as well. Would come back! Casual, simple, but enjoyable.
Food was very tasty, server seemed to fo ...
Food was very tasty, server seemed to forget about us towards the end of the meal (was going to order desert, but wait for server was too long). Really wanted to enjoy the place as it is cozy and decor is nice, was hoping it would be a neighborhood gem, but noise level was excrutiating. My friends and I could barely hear each other.
Great food, quiet little restaurant.
Was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and menu of Wine Kitchen. The portions were well sized--not too big or small--and service was great. We started off with a "snack" which is aptly named, since the sizing is not as large as an appetizer. This was perfect in that we were left with enough room to enjoy our main entree and order dessert. I enjoyed the crepes while my partner had the steak, and we finished off with a delicious bread pudding. I highly recommend stopping by before a concert over at the Independent!
Really a great spot
We were there on a very rainy Friday night and it wasn't super busy, but it should be. Right across the street from Nopa and the food is just as good. Great interesting wine pairings and varietals that are a bit different which is fun. Excellent price/performance.
Way better than I expected
We went to Wine Kitchen after we couldn't get a table at Nopa, and we were really impressed. The staff is super friendly and really knowledgable about the wine list and all the food was delicious. Not sure why this place isn't busier.
Always a treat
You have to go to Wine Kitchen and Monday nights' half-price wine bottles mean that you can try the fanciest wine on the list without breaking the bank. The small plates are always inventive and delicious. This week we tried the olives - very good, fennel roasted almonds - amazing, fries with chorizo -- a little too rich but very tasty, flash fried Brussels sprouts - amazing, little gems salad - ok but could have used more grapefruit, beet salad - delicious, mushroom crepes - great, roasted lamb - delicious, flank steak -- perfect. There were 4 of us which enabled us to try a large variety and drink 2 bottles of wine. All for less than $200.
rainy night in the city
My wife and I wanted to get out of the rain for a snack and wine. We were seated at a great window table and the service was very attentive for a small wine bar. Wine was suggested and it was outstanding. The food was average. We had two appetizers which ranged from good to just ok. The lamb was bland and accompanied by a strange combination of sauce and vegetables. Will return for wine and ambiance.
Monday night wine is half price
The Monday night half price wine bottle lets you order that special bottle of Barolo guilt free -- which we did. The food at WK is absolutely delicious. The small plates are great for sharing. There were three of us and we tried almost all of them and they were all delicious.
The steak is great, and the pork belly g ...
The steak is great, and the pork belly grits are like climbing stairs. Started low, but working it's way up to new heights. The service was adequate, but we were not made to feel special. Would come back however.
Hard to believe this survives in a happe ...
Hard to believe this survives in a happening corridor. Our waiter knew little about the wine ("this one definitely has terroir, if you like that"?!) and we had three different glasses, all of which were disappointing. Food mediocre at best.
The wine choices were excellent. I main ...
The wine choices were excellent. I mainly went there for the social aspect and the Vino. Both of those two aspects were excellent the night that I went there. Also, the folks at that Wine Kitchen were very accommodating for having such a large group show up all at once.
Great food and wine selection
I got the lamb sausage and risotto. It was yummy! The prices were very reasonable and good wine selection. Our waitress was very helpful. Only downside is the acoustics in the restaurant. It was very loud and I couldn't hear myself or others at my table.
Had an 830PM reservation on a Saturday night and they had a table waiting for us(2). The server did pretty good paying attention to us, but drinks did take a bit for just draft beer and wine. The food was the low point: the heirloom tomato salad was fresh but overdressed, the mac and cheese sliders were dry and the beef bland, and the mushrooms with the gnocchi were under-cooked and bland overall as well. Would maybe go again on a week night and see if that brings any improvements.
The wine list is probably the highlight.
Food OK, service disorganized
The server was pleasant but did not write down our order. So our order got mixed up with that of another table - appetizers arrived after mains. Olives not pleasant - lots of small bitter ones. Weird mac n cheese slider (breaded and deep fried). Decor nothing special - I remember how special a similar place (CAV) used to be. Servings of wine not generous: we choose the most expensive by the glass to see if they had a "wow" factor - they didn't. Food otherwise OK but at $80+ for two would not consider this place again unless it sorts itself out.
Great offerings/Not great service
I love Wine Kitchen, and most of my experiences there have been perfect. But recently on a Friday night I brought 5 friends and the service was incredibly slow. I don't know if this is typical of a busy evening, or just a particularly bad night. I'm banking on the latter, and will try it again, because when our food finally arrived it was DELICIOUS.
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