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Fog City

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€€ - €€€
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104 (Embarcadero)
+1 415-982-2000
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here on our recent dinner in SF. This is one of my go-to spots when touring people around the city. It's Wharf close and the dinner time parking is easy. We had a terrific grilled calamari appetizer. I had the best ever (and I am a steak LOVER) rib-eye cooked to perfection. My daughter had the... More 

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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We ate dinner here on one of the days of our recent trip to California. The service was excellent with the most attentive staff. They were helpful when part of my daughter's meal was too spicy for her and replaced the item promptly. This was a good find close to the public transportation.

Thank acadiatraveller
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We spent our first evening in San Francisco enjoying a fabulous meal at Fog City. First, I love the hip, mid-century vibe of the restaurant. Second, we enjoyed one of the best appetizers I've ever had anywhere - Seasoned Peanuts with Bacon. For my meal, I ordered two appetizers - the crabcake with pesto aioli and a beet salad paired... More 

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Gibbsboro, New Jersey
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We ended a day of touring here and were happily surprised at the food choices and excellent service. Our waiter was fun, knowledgeable and his choices were spot on. Love the atmosphere. Casual but kind of a cut above the norm. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Robert B
San Francisco, California
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679 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

I'm a recent transplant to San Francisco, and have been vaguely aware of FCD for awhile. But somehow I got the idea it was a diner. Dropped in for dinner on the way to the movies at the Embarcadero Centre; it's not a diner, but is more in the American bistro format. Food was average, but I would give them... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Fell upon this as we were searching for food and had walked most of Embarcadero unsuccessfully looking in at Pier 7 or 9 for something we liked the look of. The welcome was good and the menu looked appealing. There was a good selection of beers and the cheese biscuits with rosemary were really tasty. The menu seems to show... More 

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I've been wanting to try this restaurant ever since seeing it in an American Express TV ad campaign years ago. Friends who had been to San Francisco also recommended it, and I finally had the opportunity about a week ago. I had already been to a couple of the typical tourist-type restaurants on the wharf, so I was pleasantly surprised... More 

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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Food was farm to table fresh. Wait staff understood both the foods and wine. Restaurant was lively but easy to hear people in your party without raising your voice.

Thank Ahg2
Aliso Viejo, California
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Although my first experience was not good, I would give it another shot. My burger was prepared incorrectly and very rare, the cost was almost $20 for burger/fries/water. The bartender and the cook seemed visibly bothered that I needed to return my food. The food finally returned after my colleague was completely done with his lunch. The second time around,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

We had dinner with ny fiancee here on a Sunday afternoon. Conviniently located if you are out for a stroll on Embarcadero. Food was delicious but we found the portion sizes to small and we stayed hungry. We both are small people. It's ok if you want a drink and a snack but not good for dinner.

Thank Klara B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1104
  • Public Transportation: Muni F line located directly across from the restaurant on The Embarcadero. The Muni 10 line stops at Sansome and Greenwich.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2000

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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