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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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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
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 3 days ago via mobile

Concierge recommended this restaurant to us for dinner but we were not impressed with the food. Nice staff though. I wouldn't go out of the way to eat here.More

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Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback.We're glad that our team was able to take such great care of you! However, we're disappointed that your experience with us was less than ideal.  We regret that our dishes didn't meet your expectations, and we'll address your concerns...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We come up from Mexico each year and always make sure we stop at the Stinking Rose. We get a table at a window and watch the world go by while we dip, dunk and fork our way through garlic. Always fun and delicious!

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

Jonathan, thanks for the great review!  We're thrilled to hear you love dining with us whenever you visit the city. We're glad you enjoyed everything and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back for many more garlicy-filled meals to come!  Enjoy your day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us went to the stinking rose on a Sunday night and had reservations and were seating promptly. Got the garlic appetizer which was great. The table got all different entrees and everyone loved their food. I got the forty clove chicken with the...More

Thank Chris B
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Chris, thanks for the 5/5 rating! We're thrilled that your experience with us was a great one! It's wonderful to hear that everyone enjoyed their meals and that you were provided with exceptional customer service! We look forward to sharing another great meal with you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant at our son's recommendation and we were definitely not disappointed. A very quirky name but all becomes clear where the name comes from once you look at the menu. Garlic with everything. The bread basket which we munched on while deciding what...More

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Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, June! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic experience with us!  It's excellent you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much.  The forty clove chicken was a great choice, a real fan favorite!  We love sharing our passion for delicious...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

7 of us went to dinner last night to celebrate a birthday. I had the arugula pasta with shrimp and it was excellent! I also had the chocolate dome dessert which was good. Everyone else enjoyed what they ordered, which was prime rib, sirloin steak,...More

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Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 4-star rating, Holly! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us!  It's great you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much.  You made some really fantastic menu selections.  We're happy our team could help you celebrate such a special occasion.  We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this place in passing during our recent walk around the Little Italy district in San Francisco. It was then recommended by a local bartender so we decided to check it out. Definitely has an old timey feel. We didn't have to wait for...More

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Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the outstanding review! We're delighted that you had such a pleasant experience dining with us! It's wonderful that our team could provide you with excellent service and that you enjoyed our delicious dishes. That's what we like to see! We're...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a must! The roasted garlic and bread is out of this world! Fabulous margarita pizza! Great atmosphere and service!More

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

Thanks for the excellent review, Renee! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic experience with us!  We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests and your praise for our dishes lets us know we're doing our job!  We look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Stinking Rose for dinner on our last night in San Francisco. What a treat! This Italian restaurant offers a wide variety of garlic flavored pizzas, pastas and entrees, including Dungeness crab. We had the spaghetti and meatballs, clams pasta and the Dungeness...More

Thank SATraveller25
Peter D, General Manager at The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for the excellent review!  We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us!  It's fantastic you enjoyed so many of our delicious dishes.  That's what we like to see!  We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here Saturday evening after visiting Napa area. Walk in and was seated right away. We had Dungeness Killer Crab (Lotsa Crab) 3+lb $64.95 crab had plenty of garlic. The food, services, atmosphere was great I can't wait to go back.More

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

Thanks for the 5/5 review, Mccray! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved your meal as well as our service - that's what we like to hear! We're looking forward to hosting you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit while in San Francisco so I suggest you make reservations. Food and service was really good! We say people lined up out the door waiting to try the food. We will be back because the garlic was delicious!!More

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

Thank you for the lovely review, Alyssa! It's outstanding you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're happy you enjoyed our delicious food so much! We look forward to hosting you again soon so we can share an even better experience with you soon!...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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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