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Blue Plate

Blue Plate

Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Bernal Heights, San Francisco
85 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • meatloaf
  • mac & cheese
  • fried chicken
  • good for dates
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  • Seema A.
    Mac and cheese is pretty good (favorite in the city is absinthe though). Deviled eggs are great
  • Bikash M.
    Excellent fried chicken and meatloaf, but the surprising winner was the chorizo stuffed grilled octopus! Excellent service and ambience.
  • Miki Y.
    Miki YeoJanuary 31
    Best Mac & Cheese
  • Ali U.
    Ali Uro-MayJanuary 29
    Everything we ordered was delicious. Seasonal menu, but when we went they had butterscotch pudding- one of the best desserts I've ever had.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsJanuary 23
    Cost little spot that is beer and wine only. If you're looking for some fried chicken & meatloaf this is a great place to get it. The lamb spam was a really interesting surprise.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJanuary 5
    The state of California has a bunch of serious contenders, but the macaroni and drunken Spanish goat cheese at this San Francisco spot is tangy, bubbly perfection. Read more
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinDecember 27, 2016
    The bread, the chicken, the key lime pie.
  • Suzanne .
    Suzanne 🍋November 8, 2016
    Garden seating and modern comfort food is as heartwarming as the neighborhood.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaOctober 19, 2016
    Order the meatloaf and macaroni - comfort food done right 👌🏻
  • Henrique V.
    Henrique VicentimSeptember 30, 2016
    I went with the meatloaf and it was just amazing! Absolutely delicious. They also have plenty of wines to choose from.
  • Emma
    EmmaSeptember 8, 2016
    Artichoque soup is delicious, as well as the fried chicken! Wine is great too!
  • Jacy L.
    Jacy LiAugust 15, 2016
    The space is crowded and a bit loud, but the food was delicious. Definitely try the squid!
  • Miho S.
    Miho SternJuly 24, 2016
    Pasta, artichoke soup and meatloaf!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SchwartzJune 17, 2016
    The octopus was great and the amazing key lime pie. The fried chicken was good but I'd definitely try it again
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HaskinsApril 23, 2016
    The meatloaf was very good
  • T M.
    T MarksMarch 9, 2016
    Key lime pie
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteMarch 7, 2016
    The food here is comforting and refined, an gem for the prices. The fried chicken, deviled eggs, salads, and pastas are always excellent.
  • Markus S.
    Markus SpieringFebruary 20, 2016
    Neighborhood gem with cute, little and heated patio in the back.
  • Jenny J.
    Jenny JohannessonJanuary 17, 2016
    Good food, but I don't consider 3 pieces of ravioli a "large plate"
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MatznerJanuary 4, 2016
    Blue plate is also amazing. Kind of under the radar but all the foodie people know and love it. -SL
  • Regan B.
    Regan BozmanDecember 9, 2015
    Fried chicken is on point. Get the $1 cans of Olympia to wash it down
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenNovember 22, 2015
    Cozy place with world class meat loaf and mac n cheese.
  • Geo V.
    Geo VittoratosOctober 25, 2015
    Sit at the counter & watch the effort that goes into the plates.
  • Lisya G.
    Lisya Gabay NahmiasSeptember 19, 2015
    Deviled eggs! 💜💜💜
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 6, 2015
    We had reservations for a good-sized party for a friend's birthday. Great American comfort food. I had the meatloaf and it was delicious.
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranJune 11, 2015
    A little overpriced for what it is. The meatloaf is good, but I found the sole a little boring.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GianniniApril 7, 2015
    The gnocchi with crispy pork belly is fantastic. Be sure to sample one or two of their unusual yet fabulous wines by the glass.
  • Heinzel F.
    Heinzel FactoraMarch 9, 2015
    Fried chicken, meatloaf, deviled eggs - one can't go wrong here. Seating at the bar with an open view of the kitchen would be a bonus.
  • Chris
    ChrisMarch 4, 2015
    Fried chicken is good
  • Netta M.
    Netta MarshallFebruary 7, 2015
    Loved this place. Super cute and cozy. Be sure to grab the mac and cheese.
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GibbsFebruary 4, 2015
    Amazing key lime pie!
  • Karri S.
    Karri SaarinenFebruary 2, 2015
    Short ribs
  • Hutch J.
    Hutch JesstasticJanuary 9, 2015
    Homemade maltagliati with Dungeness crab was to die for. Love watching them prepare the food in the open kitchen - everything looks sooooo good!
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanDecember 30, 2014
    Meat loaf. The best.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BDecember 24, 2014
    Fried chicken with macaroni salad leaves you completely satisfied.
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 1, 2014
    We used to love this place but either we got tired of it or the quality has decreased a little in recent years. Homestyle American cooking
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksNovember 15, 2014
    While this Mission staple is known for their delicious meatloaf and macaroni, we think the deviled eggs and mashed potatoes are worth a try here. Read more
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LNovember 3, 2014
    amazing food!! corn soup, fried chicken with kale, mac & cheese! yummy vegetarian options too! - beet salad with fuyu persimmon & artichoke n leak soup were delicious! try them all♥
  • SFGate
    SFGateSeptember 4, 2014
    Try the Tomato and peach salad with honey vinaigrette and violet labneh cheese which has the texture of yogurt ($12). Read more
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WindlingerAugust 31, 2014
    Fried chicken. Drunken Mac n cheese. Ginger beer. Pork belly and fondue. All yummy! Would skip the deviled eggs.
  • Steven S.
    Steven SchaferAugust 22, 2014
    Mac and cheese is really good. People say it's good for dates - but it's way too loud in here to have a conversation with someone...
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Farro Salad and Slow Egg is AWESOME. You can pick up and take home too!!
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 27, 2014
    Grab a seat by the back windows overlooking the secret garden, get some wine, and do the inevitable: order the meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithJuly 13, 2014
    The most incredible meatloaf and the mac and cheese with goat cheese is heaven!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestJanuary 12, 2014
    Good god get the meatloaf. You won't regret it.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 15, 2013
    Zagat 24. Cost $40. "consistently delicious", "homey" American "comfort food with a modern twist"
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WinberryAugust 11, 2013
    Fried chicken, sea bass carpaccio, heirloom tomato salad (OMG!), homemade paparadelle, Mac & cheese, fried chicken... Figure out a way to work this entire lineup into your evening. YUM!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FoxJuly 23, 2013
    Loved the pork chop.
  • Jen L.
    Jen LeeJuly 4, 2013
    Mac and cheese, fried chicken, scotch egg, kale salad!
  • M H.
    M HansenJune 20, 2013
    Epic meatloaf. Great service and chefs. Perfect.
  • Jonas
    JonasMarch 29, 2013
    End with key lime pie. If you're too full for dessert, get it to go.
  • Jonas
    JonasMarch 29, 2013
    The farro and slow egg small dish is new and a keeper.
  • Jonas
    JonasMarch 29, 2013
    Best meatloaf ever.
  • John K.
    John KochFebruary 24, 2013
    Appetizer: The farro (larger couscous-like grain) with slow egg and crostini is a savory delight. Great for one (if filling). Might request more crostini when sharing.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Meatloaf is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChanNovember 17, 2012
    Beet salad is awesome. The famous meat loaf is a little salty.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineOctober 29, 2012
    The mac n cheese is so good the recipe hasn't changed in 13 years. It includes Tabasco, nutmeg, dry mustard, a little worcestershire, and a firm Spanish drunken goat cheese, called Murcia al Vino. Read more
  • Erik D.
    Erik DwyerOctober 11, 2012
    The meatloaf is to die for. Very delicious. I recommend it.
  • cooper b.
    cooper betheaOctober 3, 2012
    the smoked corn cannelloni. please order this.
  • T.J. L.
    T.J. LeeSeptember 26, 2012
    I love this place because they truly know how to cook meat like nobody else, but make a reservation or else!!
  • John G.
    John GilbertAugust 18, 2012
    Fried chicken is fantastic and BP makes a mean pork chop. Dont pass on the mac n cheese.
  • James P.
    James PatchJuly 23, 2012
    The fried chicken really holds its own! Just order some.
  • Carmen H.
    Carmen HughesMay 25, 2012
    Try the steamed manila clams as an appetizer and the brocolini side vegetable if its available. Both are delish.
  • Cecile
    CecileJanuary 18, 2012
    The pork belly and meatloaf were delicious :)
  • Alison H.
    Alison HotchkissOctober 17, 2011
    Heirloom tomatoes were amazing!!!
  • Santiago C.
    Santiago CaicedoSeptember 4, 2011
    Fried chicken & IPA : damnnnnn yummmm.
  • rAdam R.
    rAdam RiceJune 29, 2011
    The chicken.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    The food here is better than mom used to make, and prettier at that. Don't miss the meatloaf, grilled local squid, and gnocchi with rabbit. Read more
  • Jeanne C.
    Jeanne CheungMay 30, 2011
    Apps: asparagus, beets. Entrees: meat loaf, risotto, fried chicken.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST UNEXPECTED INTERESTING WINE LISTGerman & Lebanese reds. Loire Valley whites. Gavis, Moschofileros & a cult Washington Mourvedre... Read more
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RodriguezMay 22, 2011
    Best mac n' cheese in the city, friends.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LaamaFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit @ the bar to meet & watch the chefs. Then take dessert to go!
  • Li Z.
    Li ZhangJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Since you're here try the Mac n cheese, blue plate meat loaf, & their grilled romaine salad. (seasonal)
  • supermops
    supermopsDecember 28, 2010
    wonderful wine.
  • Bryan N.
    Bryan NeubergNovember 21, 2010
    Crowd your group into this hidden gem. Feels like Brooklyn in the place. Meatloaf preceded by the grilled romaine.
  • Natalia P.
    Natalia PudziszOctober 30, 2010
    Everything is delicious. Try the mash potatoes. Good wine selection. Reserve a table on the patio.
  • Analise P.
    Analise PerryJune 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit in the garden if you can it's beautiful and romantic. Plus there is wireless
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LefkowitsApril 29, 2010
    Everything is amazing, but leave room for the chocolate cake dessert and the mac and spanish goat cheese. If it's warm, sit out back and enjoy the fresh air. Read more
  • Kate B.
    Kate BrownMarch 22, 2010
    the specials are delicious Read more
  • Maurina V.
    Maurina VenturelliFebruary 25, 2010
    Have dinner here
    ZAGATJanuary 10, 2010
    Try the mac ‘n’ cheese and the meatloaf for a true comfort food experience.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AmbrozakAugust 3, 2009
    Have an early dinner on the patio at Blue Plate. Everything on the menu is excellent.
  • kev/null
    kev/nullJune 12, 2009
    Come here by 7 and order from the prix fixé menu. Get the spring greens, the meat loaf and a side of mac and cheese. Mmmm
  • James Y.
    James YuApril 25, 2009
    Best meatloaf in the city
  • emily h.
    emily hobsonMarch 15, 2009
    Don't miss the drunken mac n cheese. Seriously. Get a side with any entree, you'll thank me.
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