2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412337.797069 -122.437058
Monday To Thursday From 07:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday From 07:00 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday From 08:00 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 08:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: North, Cow Hollow
Great Place to Bring Out of Towners, Perfect for a Light Meal – Another winner on Union Street. One of the best places to bring out of towners - the food is good, the menu changes regularly, the wine list is large enough to be interesting and on weekday afternoons, a glass of wine is half price. This is a great place to wind down a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine and some olives. It's also a nice place to meet someone for an informal business lunch. And it's a nice place for an informal dinner before a movie, after shopping, or anytime you want great food in a pretty setting. Parking can be tough, though they've got valet parking at dinner.
Very Disappointing – I've seen the crowd outside on the weekend, so i took 3 out-of-town guests there for dinner. It was my first (and last) time there. The wait staff was not attentive to our table, the menu was extremely limited (4 entrees??give me a break) and the taste was just ok. I was embarrassed to have taken my friends there and disappointed in the entire affair. It's beyond me why they have crowds.
An obvious choice for brunch – I ate here a few weeks ago and was pretty impressed. The salmon pizza was recommended and was great- very fresh, but the bread on which it was served was too tough to cut through. I liked the flavor and didn't shy away from sawing through, but it could have been doughier. I had a delicious iced coffee as well and the wait staff was super friendly.
Not enough food for the price! – We've eaten at Rose's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we've found the food to be decent BUT the portions are too small! When you get to the end of the meal, and you're still trying to fill yourself with bread, it tells you something. With all the wonderful restaurants in the Marina, we're surprised this one does as well as it does. Overrated!
Great place for breakfast – This is a great place for breakfast, you have to try the breakfast pizza, Awesome!
Not worth it – My friends and I ate there the other night and were surprised how mediocre the food was and way overpriced. The only fish for the evening was fried cod, served with mashed potatoes for $24! We tried it thinking the chef must be doing something special with it. Nope, it was a small portion and super bland. They won't allow substitutions, the pasta was so undercooked it was crunchy, and the service made several mistakes (although she was very nice). With so many great restaurants in this city to choose from that are not overpriced and have amazing chefs, don't waste your money here.
Overpriced – I want to like this place because I live in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, it is extremely overpriced--not sure why a small neighboorhood restaurant thinks they can charge $23/plate. That being said, the 1/2 price wine happy hour from 4:00 to 6:00 is fantastic. It's great to sit outside, have a glass of vino and share a few appetizers (the mussels are fantastic). The salmon cozy for lunch in delicious.
Pretty good food. – We came here for lunch. The salmon cozy was delicious. The pizza was quite big and not especially good, though certainly acceptable. The hot tea was good, but the fruit drink left a bit to be desired. The service was acceptable but not particularly attentive.
Great Hash – As a single diner, this is a great place to grab brunch. I just ask to be seated at the counter. The orange juice is tasty, and I keep going back for the hash. They mix it up so somedays it's corn beef and hash, and other days, it could be a vegetarian fair with a mushrooms. It's delicious! The service is hit n miss but most times, the waitress is fast and efficient just usually not very attentive.
Worst service ever! – The waitress argues with you. We had to go to the front several times to get our order and even our check. The food is way over-priced and it didn't exactly match what the menu said. I think it gets away with it because of the location and appealing to the yuppie crowd!
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