855 China Basin St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.772073 -122.388632
M-F 11-3:30, Sa-Su 8:30-4
Neighborhoods: Mission Bay, Central East
The Ramp Rocks – I love the Ramp....I've been coming here for years. Great staff...great food....and great atmosphere!! You get the service you deserve...just a note to the one star people who probably shouldn't be in public at any bar....much less reviewing....
Is this really the Ramp????? – Thursday evening we stopped for a quick drink on the way home from work and we couldn't believe our eyes! Not only was a Latin Trio playing (members of Los Compas), but they were serving ciopinno & osso bucco! We tried the crab cakes & onion soup first @ the bar. Then finally got a table, called the babysitter, and stuck around for entrees. We talked to the bartender & he let us in on the scoop. The Ramp just got a new chef who is making ALOT of changes(including Thurs. night dinner & music). I glanced over the lunch menu, wow! I think we'll keep an eye on the Ramp this summer, looks like there's ALOT more to come.
Good Bloody Marys – It is a great place to go have a bloody mary on a Sunday morning, especially if it is warm and sunny out. The food is just average. The waitresses used to be really hot until they got rid of the blonde goddess punk rock hottie Lynn Perko.
It is a good place to get wasted in the sun with your friends on the weekend, but if you want great food, there are many other places in the city.
Best Lunch I've had lately – I and a friend stopped in for lunch last week after hearing about it from a coworker who had gotten a great breakfast there over the weekend. I had linguini with a pink sauce that beat any Italian food I've had ever. Today I went back and had a geat Heirloom Tomato salad. It is a pleasure to sit and unwind in this setting and savor a delicious lunch. The staff is friendly and considerate. I can't always get out for lunch so when I do I want it to be enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the next time.
The Ramp Does What It Sets Out to Do – This is a friendly outdoor dining restaurant. I take clients and friend here regularly. I have been reading some of the reviews and do not understand the negativity. The atmosphere is casual but the service is always welcoming and accomodating. For instance, I often ask my order to be different than what appears on the menu because of dietary restrictions and The Ramp staff always serve me what I ask for including how I like my steak well done.
Recently, The Ramp has hired a new chef who continues to serve the fresh, classic, unpretenious American fare people have come to expect at the restaurant. However, he's also bringing some creativity to the kitchen with interesting daily lunch specials.
The Ramp is a San Francisco institution that attracts a real cross section of San Franciscans. It doesn't try to be trendy or on the cutting edge. It's just comfortable and fun that's what brings me and a lot of others back again and again.
Don't go to the Ramp – It seems every time I go to this place. It just keeps on getting worse and worse. I took my whole family and they were all just as dissapointed as I was. The food was horrible. It was all greasy, over done, or under done, The curly fries where overcooked to a hard lifless brittle creation of I don't know what, and they where cold and tasteless. The lettuce in the salads was wilting and turning brown. Our omlettes where room temperature on the outside and Iced cold on the inside. They took for ever to bring our drinks with a whole lot of attitude. I complained about my lousy omelette to the waitress and when she brought it back it had really reayllly hot harbenero peppers inside of it. I think they may have placed there on pupose. They burned my whole mouth up and my eyes and nose where all inflamed for the rest of the day. I can't exactly prove it although the waitress said it was an accident with a secretive sarcasstic smerk on her face. One thing that I am positively sure about is that I will never go to this hell hole of a stinking dump ever again.
Amazons, bad service and bad attitudes – First of all I like to say, I don't know where they come off saying that the waitresses there are cute, because the only two times that I was there the only waitresses I seen all around me were complete amazons including mine. And nice? I don't know but if our waitress was any nastier she would of been a sailor. Well the first time I was there I had these real dried out fish and chips with this horrible tartar sauce they gave me and old packets of mayonnaise. The next day I had such a bad case of nausea I had to miss work for three days. I wasn't exactly sure that the Ramps disgusting food was responsible for my nausea so I ate there a second time just about two weeks ago. I had their burger which was dried out, slimy and it stunk. I complained to my amazon waitress about the corroded scuz all over the rim of the ketchup bottle and she told me it was fresh because she just refilled it in the morning. I know I shouldn't of used it by I guess I had to give some flavor to the over done dried out fries. I asked the amazon if I could speak to the manager or the owner and she told me that she was the manager and that the owner was busy. I mean isn't bad enough that they have to give you contaminated food and yet they have the nerve to ignore you like your a piece of wood, don't these people have any class at all? Well sure enough the next day after my second and the last for ever visit to the Ramp I came up with a very bad case of nausea again. Coincidence? I think not. This has got to be one of the very worst restaurants I've ever been to based on their food quality and the way they treat people. I will never go there ever again.
Ease up, it's a great place – I read some of the previous reviews and I think that some people are just down right mean!!! I,m not sure anything would make them happy or even content.... I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!! I've been coming here for years and although it has changed quite a bit it still remains to be relaxing and fun. Not just when they have music but its nice to have lunch and some drinks on a weekday and get away from it all. They have a great draft beer selection. The staff is awsome and really down to earth and the kitchen has always accomedated with my modifications to the menu. What more can you want?
The Worst Burger I Ever Seen – I recently visited thRamp for the first time in like five years and I have to say, what the hell happened. Just because we arrived ther two thirty in the afternoon was no reason for them to treat us like we where second class citizens. I mean the waitress gave us a look like who do you think you are for expecting any kind of service at this time. And believe me that we didn't.. The burger which I ordered medium came back extra extra well and was dried out like a hockey puck and the bun was hard as rock. They looked as if they where on the grill for hours. I would of put that burger in my mouth if you paid me. And the cole slaw looked as if it was already digeated and luke warm and bubbly as if was fermenting or something. It probably had more alchohol content and carbonation that the flat luke warm beer they took a half an hour to bring me. And there was all this little black shiny metallic burnt up particles in the cole slaw as well as the burger bun. My friend who was once a grill cook told me after he got done almost gagging to death on a dried piece of his fish, that the black stuff was burned up pieces of a grill brush probably from cleaning their nasty grill as the bun and coleslaw was sitting out there in danger zone for a long time. Being the gentleman I am I didn't complain and even left a tip as we left determined never to return there ever again. It is my belief that this place should be boarded up and shut down
fun in the sun – I love going to The Ramp...it is one of the few places in San Francisco that has managed to remain the same....even as the area around it changes. Sometimes I wander in and find live music inside with some reasonably priced and good tasting food....other times I encounter a great local salsa band and am able to dance outdoors!.....sometimes I bring guests to experience a delicious bloody mary and hearty breakfast....and sometimes I wander in alone during the week for some quiet time and to enjoy the view. The crowd is always different, diverse and unpretentious. The bartenders pour generous drinks and the food is satisfying. I love the stuffed avocado with bay shrimp and the chipotle chicken sandwich. The staff has always made me feel welcome. The Ramp is a San Francisco institution.
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