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Scala's Bistro

432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
+1 415-395-8513
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a nice breakfast here !!! Situated in a great place near Union Square. Walking distance from our Hotel. I had Benedictine eggs which were delicious. Only they didn’t have orange juice and for me it’s very important in my breakfast. The service was...More

Thank Cecilia L
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Don't miss the superb lemon pesto ravioli! Whole fish was delicious (Dourade), our waiter was charming and the scenic open kitchen was fun to watch..

Thank msmaggie6
Allison W, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you, Maggie! That fish is a special just for this week so I'm ecstatic to hear that you loved it. I hope your lovely review means we will get to see you again! Thank you again for your thoughts.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always on the look out for a good eggs benedict when traveling. The menu looked promising for Scala's so we came here for breakfast when staying at the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel. We were seated right away in a comfortable booth, and the...More

Thank merlin0830
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Oh no! That certainly shouldn’t have happened. Clearly you didn’t see our A game from the kitchen that morning, and I sincerely apologize. We really want to win our guests over, so I have reviewed your feedback with our Chef to make sure this kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love food in the bistro, but server was on the edge of ruddiness. But for food we would come again.More

Thank InnaB556
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you loved your food! Sorry to hear about your service. I don't think there was any intention for our servers to be rude and if they were I apologize on their behalf. If you would like to elaborate more please feel free to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

need a reservation for sure, we have eaten at the bar and in restaurant, food is good, perhaps a little over rated...its been there so long its an institution

Thank kaya588
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kaya, thank you so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff. We are happy to hear you enjoy the food and we hope that means we will have the pleasure of your patronage again soon :) Thanks again!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is very nice and we were lucky that we didn't had to wait for a long time to be seated (10 min). My partner had a good fettucine, but my mushroom pizza was not that good. It's maybe taste depended, but I didn't...More

Thank AnkeDS
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the pizza.. if you have a spare moment, I would love to talk about how we can improve! Please don't hesitate to reach out to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had recently arrived in San Fransisco and weren't sure where to head for dinner so went for a walk around Union Square. I had the ravioli and my husband had the pork belly. The meals were absolutely beautiful and the service was the best...More

Thank Family4Perth
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely feedback. We sincerely hope to see you again on your next trip :) Thanks again!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had light breakfast here while staying at nearby Graduate Hotel. Good quality coffee, juice, yoghurt. Obviously has many regular patrons, understandable. Great to sit outside and enjoy the world waking up

Thank ISMc
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We love hearing comments like yours - they keep us doing what we're doing. We hope to see you again in the future...perhaps as a new regular patron! :) Thanks again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined at Scala since its opening many years ago. Was always reliable, elegant, romantic and the food was very good and reliable. Gone are the elegant white table cloths, the enchanting waitstaff, the ambiance and most of all the charm of San Francisco....More

Thank Gwyn H
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! Our chef Justin Deering is a fanatic about buying local, super-fresh...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the food is excellent, but for breakfast it is a bit expensive. If you are staying at the Sir Francis Drake, there are programs you can take advantage of to get a $10,00 Food coupon for Scala's. That brings a hearty breakfast...More

Thank Lawrence V
Andrew B, Manager at Scala's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Lawrence, Thank you for your feedback! So glad you thought your meal was excellent! Scala’s Bistro is lucky to have Chef Justin Deering and our talented kitchen staff to create such a fantastic menu using fresh and local ingredients. Hope to see you in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:15 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
17:15 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:15 - 23:00
Saturday
17:15 - 23:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
    (Post and Sutter)
  • Public Transportation: Powell St. Cable Car Line, BART get off at Powell Street and walk up 4 blocks, we are on the right hand side next to the Sir Drake Hotel.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-395-8513
  • E-mail
Description
You don't get more San Francisco than Scala's, located just off the Powell Street cable car line, steps from Union Square. And with great location comes great responsibility: that's why we work hard to maintain our reputation as one of the city's most essential dining destinations by creating an atmosphere as sophisticated and inviting as the food we bring to the table.
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