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Americano

Americano

Bar and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, San Francisco
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    Corners Tavern
    "HAPPY HOUR! Delicious drinks, beautiful people, great SF location."(12 Tips)
    Bravo
    "Best out door patio with view of the Bay Bridge"(2 Tips)
    San F.
    "Happy hour is Saturday through Wednesday from 3 to 6 p."(2 Tips)
    Hana N.
    "grilled peach burrata bruschetta"(2 Tips)
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaJanuary 22, 2015
    With a stunning view of the Bay Bridge, stylish design, and an easygoing vibe, the Americano Bar is an ideal spot for an end-of-the-day drink. Read more
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJuly 24, 2014
    Beautiful views of the Bay, outside seating on the Embarcadero, yummy food and a drink in hand. Sounds like a perfect Friday night at the Americano Restaurant & Bar. Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    What looks like a standard ice cream sandwich—an inch of cream set between two butterscotch pecan cookies with a brown sugar-caramel sauce—has a rich maple flavor that turns out comes from a mushroom. Read more
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Start with the grilled peach burrata bruschetta, the pork meatballs, and steak salad. Then get the mushroom-fontina-truffle pizza and burger! Side of spicy fries. Oh yes, it's very bomb-dot-com! :)
  • Lauren
    LaurenNovember 11, 2013
    Hour hour 3-6 pm. This place definitely caters to the finance crowd, so don't wear jeans if you want to fit in. Definitely sit out back, if you arrive early enough grab one of the couch benches.
  • Garet T.heart icon on user image
    Garet TurnerSeptember 20, 2014
    They're opening up a grill outside and it's a must try! The outdoor chef and bartender are awesome, but not nearly as awesome as their food and drink.
  • Hassan A.
    Hassan AnjumJuly 24, 2013
    Seared halibut with fig jam was actually pretty good. For appetizers try the brussel sports and the meatballs. All with your favorite drink of course
  • Megan Allisonheart icon on user image
    Megan AllisonApril 24, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Surprisingly careful, seasonal food for a hotel restaurant. I've never had a bad experience. A good go-to for business drinks/dinner too.
  • Bob L.
    Bob LeeJanuary 9, 2012
    Had our holiday party here and was pleasantly surprised by the food quality! Great location too. The only negative was the hostess playing games w/ the bar location we had previously reserved.
  • Stavria K.heart icon on user image
    Stavria K.June 7, 2018
    Thank you Barman you learned us St Georges, the best Gin of the town. Thanks God our room was upstairs.
  • Steve F.heart icon on user image
    Steve FaddenDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for a fancy drink, especially on an expense account. Outdoor seating is nice when the weather is pleasant.
  • Steven W.heart icon on user image
    Steven WakuuMay 7, 2018
    Pretty heavy food, even for lunch. Delicious pizza and appetizers, but everything is made with so much oil!
  • SHOWRUNNER
    SHOWRUNNERNovember 23, 2012
    The indoor-outdoor bar at one of our favorite hotels (Hotel Vitale) draws a packed after-work crowd, particularly on one of SF's rare sunny days.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoeftMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy the ambiance. Food is creative. Quality's a mixed bag, though. At dinner, I liked the asparagus side dish, with egg and a bread crumb crust. Oh, and don't expect much service.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityMay 20, 2011
    Long day? Come here for their phenomenal happy hour Saturday through Wednesday from 3-6. We're talking $3 beers, $5 wine and $5 well cocktails... with free antipasti (the olives are superb).
  • MetroWize
    MetroWizeFebruary 28, 2012
    At Americano you'll find $3 bottled beers, $5 glasses of wine and $5 well drinks - perfect to wash down one of their delicious antipasti dishes. Read more
  • Corners Tavern
    Corners TavernJanuary 26, 2015
    HAPPY HOUR! Delicious drinks, beautiful people, great SF location.
  • Flora H.heart icon on user image
    Flora HinojosaJune 22, 2016
    The Mafalde Pasta is good and their pizzas. Great place to relax and unwind for late night dinner.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoeftApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent breakfast. Spinach and chives omelet, stuffed full of healthy greens. Sourdough bread on the side tasted very nice and freshly baked.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenOctober 17, 2014
    Cocktails are good. Try the vodka and sage. And for eats, the roasted Brussels sprouts.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloOctober 4, 2016
    Happy hour daily, 3-6pm. The patio is a great spot, even when it's cold!
  • Marcy M.heart icon on user image
    Marcy MaxwellAugust 28, 2015
    Happy hour outside patio on Embarcadero is everything on a nice afternoon.
  • Krysten W.heart icon on user image
    Krysten WasikSeptember 11, 2016
    Super busy here during happy hour. Families be warned this place is not family friendly!
  • San F.
    Happy hour is Saturday through Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.: $3 beers, $5 wines, and $5 cocktails. Read more
  • California Girlheart icon on user image
    California GirlMarch 31, 2015
    Definitely get the Fritti Artichoke & Brussel Sprouts. OMIGOD! #foodies #addictive
  • Alexander H.heart icon on user image
    Alexander HorréJanuary 1, 2013
    The granola for breakfast. Insane. Maple explosion in your mouth
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SmithAugust 8, 2013
    The grilled peach and ricotta crostini may be the best thing I've ever had. Yum.
  • herm p.heart icon on user image
    herm pugayJanuary 29, 2015
    Champagne St Germaine and small bites plus friendly company is good :) celebrated my friend's final days is SF :(
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    Jason HegyessyFebruary 1, 2016
    Excellent lunch at reasonable downtowns prices.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    Best out door patio with view of the Bay Bridge, excellent bartenders and great snacks from Chef Paul Arenstam. -Preeti Mistry, Top Chef
  • Zennie A.
    Zennie AbrahamJune 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    On Friday this is the fastest place to buy a drink
  • Ashley Y.
    Ashley YuehAugust 12, 2012
    Order the pizza with truffle oil and add prosciutto -- incredibly delicious.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJanuary 11, 2011
    Thursday, January 20: Divya Gugnani's book launch party for "Sexy Women Eat" @ Americano includes a signed copy, bottomless sparkling wine, light bites, signature cocktails (and advice) from Divya.
  • Shinaheart icon on user image
    ShinaMarch 17, 2016
    Heated lamps for when you want to sit outside and drink a flavia at 10pm.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Accept the miserable quality service for the great outdoor seating and location.
  • Aneilia M.
    Aneilia McDermottOctober 12, 2014
    Nice outdoor patio and good people watching after work.
  • Negi A.
    Negi A.July 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I like this bar but the service is extremely poor! U wait sometime half an hour before anyone shows up!
  • Hotel Tonight
    Hotel TonightApril 5, 2011
    Try the signature Americano (crushed orange slices with Campari and Carpano sweet vermouth over ice with a splash of soda water).
  • Liz M.heart icon on user image
    Liz McLean KnightFebruary 5, 2016
    Crispy Brussels sprouts and artichoke hearts
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HofffmanAugust 26, 2015
    this place is dog-friendly, dog friendly!
  • Carlos O.heart icon on user image
    Carlos OchoaApril 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for lunch and breakfast
  • Pierre L.
    Pierre LucasAugust 2, 2013
    great views of the bridge and has a nice patio
  • Eric P.heart icon on user image
    Eric PerretAugust 3, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour and the outdoor seating
  • Brittany S.heart icon on user image
    Brittany SübersJuly 1, 2018
    Great beers and apps!
  • Yiling D.heart icon on user image
    Yiling DingNovember 15, 2014
    Great eggs Benedict.
  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff SandbergAugust 16, 2014
    Prosciutto. Old sage. Awesome
  • Gerard R.
    Gerard ReyesOctober 25, 2013
    Try the spicy parmesan fries.
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    It's all about the outdoor patio at this FiDi power spot at the Hotel Vitale.
  • Matt S.heart icon on user image
    Matt SteinAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Not a great HH (there are no deals), but the crowd is "interesting" and on a warm night the view is spectacular.
  • Charles W.
    Charles Worley JrMay 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in for breakfast. Best dish on the menu? Eggs Benedict!
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