Blue Barn Gourmet

(415) 441-3232 | View Website

2105 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94123

37.800494 -122.438120

Open Hours

Closed Tues, Mon, Wed-Sun 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m

Restaurants, Delis And Delicatessens, $  more

Tags: Carry Out, Family-Friendly Dining, Lunch Spot, Notable Chef, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: North, Marina

Beets, Spinach, Fattoush, Detox, Tostadas, Caesar, Nicoise, Cobber, Chinese Chicken, Spicy Tuna... more

Reviews for Blue Barn Gourmet

over a year ago

Best salad in town – Bluebarn is a neighborhood gem with the best salads in town. A little pricey, but large, fresh and satisfying. Blue Barn only seats about 15 people (more of a takeout scene) and it gets backs up quickly when busy, but this place is an absolute neighborhood gem. Fantastic staff, too.

They make great sammies as well, but the salad is so compelling that I rarely remember to order them!

over a year ago

"Slow food on the go" is the mantra of this in the Marina featuring sandwiches and salads made from local, organic ingedients – The small and rustic space is appropriately painted powder blue, built using salvaged barn wood from an actual abandoned farm in Vermont. Health- and ecologically-conscious eaters who want "slow food" served at fast food speeds will love gourmet-grade sandwiches like the "Skirt" (Meyer Ranch skirt steak, Pt. Reyes blue cheese, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, arugula & horseradish dijon on ciabatta), and there are plentiful vegetarian options and build-your-own-salads with farm-fresh produce as well. Though most orders are to-go, there are plenty of indoor seats and a couple of outdoor tables perfect for preppy people-watching on Chestnut Street.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

One bad visit seals the deal – I was a pretty regular customer here. I've probably eaten 50 salads since they first opened. Then yesterday I had my first and last bad experience. I should preface this review by saying,

I NEVER SEND FOOD BACK. EVER. I'm not a picky eater. I'm also never compelled to write reviews online. This is my first.

I always get the U-Pick salad. It's always good and, for $11 it should be. When I got mine home yesterday and started eating it the spinach didnt taste right, at least compared to the last 50 salads w/ spinach I've had here before for comparison. At first I didn't want to walk all the way back to return it but, when you spend a certain amount of money for something you expect to get your moneys worth.

However, the most surprising thing wasn't the below average quality of the salad, every one is allowed a few mistakes but, by the way I was treated when I tried to return it. This guy (manager? owner?) comes out of the back and starts giving me the 3rd degree. He says in his condescending tone that he tasted my salad and there's nothing wrong w/ the spinach and that people try to return half eaten salads all the time to try and rip them off. He says I ate half of it already which, would have been true had it been filled to the top to begin with. It was about 3/4 full when I opened the box at home.

Then he asks me what I want them to do about it and, if he hadn't given me such a hard time, I would have accepted a refund or a new salad but because he wanted to make me out to be a liar I told him he could keep my money and the salad. It's the last dollar they'll get from me.

over a year ago

Best make your own salads – I love the salads here! You have your choice of so many fresh and unique ingredients. The grilled cheese selection is unbelievable, you have your choice of cheese selections to include goat, sheep and brie and many others. The staff here is wonderful and extremely knowledgeable of nutrition. I recommend this for take out at home or romantic picnic. This is truly a wonderful gourmet deli.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Not so much............. – If it takes me 20+ minutes to find parking around this area, I'm not taking it to go! Just a thought when someone decided to put 2 tables in the place. Are you kidding me?


Write a Review for

Blue Barn Gourmet

60% 100 5 5 Votes

Best of Citysearch

Nominated for:
Lunch Spot (2013)
Takeout (2008)
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Blue Barn Gourmet to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Blue Barn Gourmet on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Blue Barn Gourmet review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Blue Barn Gourmet page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Blue Barn Gourmet on Citysearch