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Chiaroscuro - CLOSED

550 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2904
+1 415-362-6012
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
19 Aug 2016
11 Aug 2016
“Weird vibe and mediocre experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
550 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2904
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The service was great and when they brought out the amuse bouche it was to die for - a mini bruschetta. We loved it so much they gave us another!Lovely room with open kitchen. The bread was a homemade tomato bread served with lemon pepper...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank michaelrosenberg
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner with reservations made. The restaurant rather empty and they didnt want to sit us until eveyone arrived. For an empty space you would think they wanted the opposite. The place was quiet, clean and excellent service. The wine list was perfect...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank MorningGirl1
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Wish I got the good service some of these other reviewers got!! Food was ok, service was poor. Purchased a Travel Zoo deal and our waiter added a ridiculous tip to the bill (more than 18%). Overall I'd say it was not worth the money.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Lori Y
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

What a treat to come to Chiaroscuro in San Francisco Financial district for lunch! The prices were high, but well worth it! The food was unreal, every bite took you to culinary heaven and their chocolate dessert is NOT to be missed!!!!!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank jackidzn
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The food is excellent, some of the best Italian food in San Francisco. The presentation is outstanding and the service was excellent; professional, accommodating and efficient. My wife and I were there early on a Wednesday evening and about a third of the tables were...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank TiburonTony
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a small and very pleasant place right in middle of San Francisco's financial district. We liked that it was fairly quiet. The service was very nice, waiters were helpful and informative and it was easy to get attention when needed. The menu is...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank David F
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is a nice place simply yet beautifully decorated. The person that welcomed us when we arrived was very cold, and she was a little annoyed at the fact that we had a reservation for four but ended up being only three. Even though there...More

Date of visit: December 2015
1  Thank GiftedKid
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Yup, saw this on "Check Bay Area"-got great reviews and the food looked great on TV. I decided to try the restaurant with my dining partner. The restaurant is located right across the street from the iconic Transamerica Building. We arrived 1:30 on a weekday...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank labonvoyer
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We had to take a few minutes to figure out the price fixe menu / also there were many components to each dish! Everything was delicious!

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank lindycalifornia
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

This restaurant should have been a hit as it came recommended on "check please ". Wine list: overpriced. Staff is knowledge about the menu but in service just doesn't deliver. We were seated immediately but no one said anything to us until we asked for...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank mahlonjanwhittle
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can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2904
    (Montgomery St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-6012
  • E-mail
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