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Blue Plate

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Contemporary
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3218 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5007 (Valencia St.)
+1 415-282-6777
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salty food: octopus and Brussels sprouts. We also had the sturgeon but they put too many thing with it, which was overwhelming. The fried chicken was a disappointment, we couldn't find a pleasant taste. Noisy. We wouldn't go back.

Thank Andrea R
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visit San Francisco 3-4 times a year and try to make sure Blue Plate is part of our dinner plans each time. The food is both delicious and beautifully presented. If you eat meat, you should definitely try the meatloaf. Outstanding. There's always a wait so be sure to make a reservation. Prices are reasonable for San Francisco.

Thank Lbohanan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you are looking for great fried chicken, amazing pork chops, excellent grilled squid, and an interesting wine list, go to Blue Plate.

Thank traveld9
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Right on, Traveld9, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to post. More 

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in the city. It is consistently outstanding. Chef Sean is constantly changing the menu to feature the freshest farm to table I season produce. The meatloaf and fried chicken are by far the best in the city. The service is always top notch. The atmosphere is romantic and fun. Highly recommend!

Thank Ashleyreneescales
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Hey Ashley, Thank you for eating with us and thank you for that review. Yes, Sean does a killer job and we are all so glad that you enjoy having dinner with us. More 

San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco and I've been going here regularly for nearly 10 years. I'm always pleased with what I order there. The menu changes seasonally, but you'll always see certain dishes, like the meatloaf and the fried chicken. The chef is imaginative and the staff is hard-working and very good at what they... More 

Thank Heather R
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Heather, Wow, thank you for joining us for 10 years. Here's to ten more! Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Blue Plate and I hope to see you in again soon. Jeff More 

Vienna, Virginia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My daughters and I ate here to celebrate together- first time I had been with them together in ten years. I got super sick. I threw up immediately after I ate the food right at the restaurant. They got pretty sick, too. It was St. Patty's Day and we all had celebratory corned beef. I think it must have been... More 

Thank Suzanne G
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Suzanne, Oh no! I'm so sorry you had a bad experience when you were with us. This is the first I have heard of any issues last St. Patty's Day. I have not heard of allergies to nettles but perhaps that was your case. I know that we never serve nettles raw. They are always blanched first, (to remove the... More 

Scarsdale, New York
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312 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter thought we'd enjoy the menu, so she reserved us a table at the Blue Plate. While the menu is limited, the selection is impressive and the food we ordered was outstanding. Unlike most restaurants, the waiter offered us a choice of sparkling or regular water at no charge! We started with an amazing Bibb salad with pistachios, strawberries... More 

Thank Arthur G
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Hey Arthur, Thank you for dining with us and thank you for sharing your great experience. I am so happy you loved your dishes. That Bibb salad is delish. And we are happy to offer complimentary filtered still or sparkling water to our guests. We put the system in several years ago and it has been great for doing away... More 

Monroe, NY
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in town visiting our son and his fiancé. Looking for a neighborhood place to reunite with an old high school friend. Blue Plate,located in the hip mission, was the place. Our server was was great; made suggestions as we were all first timers. We opted for house specials: meatloaf and the fried chicken. Both were... More 

Thank PamMonroe_NY
BluePlateSF, Owner at Blue Plate, responded to this review

Hey Pam, Thank you for joining us for your high school "reunion." When we first started Blue Plate, many years ago, a couple of us were actually old high school friends, as well. I'm glad you had a great meal and I'm very glad your server made the smart call to bring you a mac and cheese while you waited.... More 

Hudson Valley, NY
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163 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Reservations are suggested as when we arrived the place was packed. This was our first time here. Overall, we enjoyed the food and ambiance. A number of the plates are certainly for sharing. Check with your server. There seemed to be a large gap in time between our drinks and appetizer. However, without saying anything, our server ordered another appetizer... More 

Thank DHudsonValley
Richmond, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Here visiting my daughter and it's one of her favorites! The service was perfect and the food was too! I'm a pescetarian and ordered the pasta without duck. When the plate came, mine had duck. The waitress was soo very nice and gave us a dessert and took the meal of the bill without me saying anything. The place is... More 

Thank Paige H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5007
    (Valencia St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Blue Plate is located at the stop for the following bus lines: 14, 49 and 67. Bart riders should get off on the 24th and Mission station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-282-6777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?