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The Stinking Rose - San Francisco

325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
+1 415-781-7673
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for another restaurant famous for it's garlic but that one had closed. Pricey and not much selection. Food was good and filling but the price was a negative. No drinks or dessert and was over $100 for 3 people.More

Thank Brit D
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the feedback, Brit. While we're happy you enjoyed our dishes, it's unfortunate your time with us was less than ideal. We regret that our pricing system didn't meet your expectations. We'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We do hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had great service and good food. If you do not appreciate garlic-do not go to this restaurant because everything has lots (and I mean LOTS) of garlic. It was quite tasty. If you aren't used to a lot of garlic-get some Tums-my stomach...More

Thank Teachinlil1s
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for the 4-star rating! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes. We look forward to hosting you again soon for an even better experience! Have a lovely day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A San Francisco institution with plenty of atmosphere and kitsch. The smell of garlic permeates the atmosphere and you'll be full of it when you leave. Good portions, Good food and reasonably priced for the bay city. We had the lasagna and meatloaf and enjoyed...More

1  Thank ElTouisto61
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for the lovely review! We're thrilled your time with us was so pleasant! It's excellent you enjoyed our ambiance and decor so much as well as our delicious food! We'll address your feedback with our team moving forward. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in SF for an appointment and my beloved had this restaurant recommended by a very good friend of ours. It is very quaint, and decorated in a fun manner. They are very proud of the garlic that is used in everything. It was...More

Thank cindyhasitall
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Cindy! We're delighted that you enjoyed dining with us and that you enjoyed our restaurant's ambiance! That's what we like to hear! However, we regret that your meal did not exceed your expectations. Your happiness and satisfaction are important to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was fantastic. Our waitress couldn't have been more polite and helpful. She made the visit great. The prime rib was excellent and the creamed spinach was delicious. This is a must stop if you are in San Francisco.

Thank Edward O
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review, Edward! We're thrilled that your dining experience with us was fantastic! It's wonderful that our staff provided you with excellent service and you loved the delicious food! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Enjoy your day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wee were greeted and seated qui kly for such a buddy place. Our server and bus boy were very nice and checked on us regularly. We didn't lack for anything. The food was good but we expected better for being in little italy. We had...More

Thank barbaravC2645SP
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Barbara, we appreciate your feedback. We're happy to hear that you received prompt service upon your arrival and throughout your visit. However, it's unfortunate to hear that our food did not meet your expectations. We hold ourself to a higher standard so we’ll address your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was served pretty quick and very hot. The Stinking Rose was a good choice for a last minute dinner decision.More

Thank Vanessa V
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Vanessa! We're very glad to hear you had a stinking-good time while dining with us! It's wonderful that you were able to enjoy your delicious food while receiving great service. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went today for lunch to The Sinking Rose, it was such a disappointment. We saw on Facebook that some of our friends had been there so we wanted to try it. We ordered spaghetti with meatballs and they were tasteless, we...More

Thank Karen Z
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback, Karen. We’re deeply disappointed your time with us was less than ideal. We take issues and concerns very seriously at The Stinking Rose. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fifth time here. I go whenever I'm visiting San Francisco. Sizzling shell fish appetizer is awesome. End the meal with the Garlic ice cream. It is an experience..More

Thank R9064JXlynng
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Lynn! We're certainly thrilled to hear you love The Stinking Rose and visit us whenever you're in town! It's wonderful that you enjoy all of our delicious food time and time again! We look forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the first places I came to discover when I moved to the SF Bay Area some 40+ years ago. Always good food, good service, great atmosphere and when coupled with special people in your life, makes this a terrific eatery and place to...More

Thank ericzanes
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4-star rating, Eric! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise lets us know we're doing our job. We look forward to hosting you again soon for...More

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traveling_jennyd
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Response from cesar u | Reviewed this property |
Not idea , maybe better check the website, or call
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Michael Z
22 August 2016|
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Response from arober | Reviewed this property |
No, the restaurant doesn't have any parking. We took Uber.
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Mike1720
18 February 2016|
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Response from Alyson425 | Reviewed this property |
They have a liquor license, so I wouldn't think so. We ordered a bottle of wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
    (Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7673
  • E-mail
Description
Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!
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