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Burritt Room Tavern

Burritt Room Tavern

American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Bar$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoOctober 3, 2014
    Browse classic cocktails at this 1920s-style lounge or you can opt to go off-menu by telling them your liquor of choice and preferred flavors. Bonus: The bar is open till 2am tonight. Read more
  • Mat
    MatAugust 26, 2013
    The chicken, the steak and the halibut are amazingly deliciously service is top and the place is perfect for dining. Has private cabins too, but mostly need reservation!
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 11, 2012
    Burritt is not a place for a quick drink, especially when it’s busy, because these artfully crafted cocktails take time. While you wait, quell your thirst with some of their refreshing cucumber water. Read more
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsNovember 11, 2015
    The bar menu is excellent. The avocado tartare comes with delicious pie like crust as crackers. The wings are yummy along with a really great juicy burger. Plenty of cocktail choices too!
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayMay 20, 2013
    If you can get passed the abundance of dudes then there's no reason to not love this place. Have an expertly prepared old fashioned and enjoy the live music. The jazz is as tasty as the drinks.
  • Ben K.
    Ben KayApril 20, 2016
    OMG. Can't begin to say how good. Combo of great and knowledgable staff and phenomenal food and drinks. This place doesn't look all that from the lobby you walk through but you have to go!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableApril 24, 2012
    Legendary Charlie Palmer finally opens a restaurant in San Francisco. For a mean steak, try the Teres Major ($29), a tender shoulder cut served with a textbook béarnaise and griddled, buttered bread. Read more
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaOctober 31, 2014
    You won't find the Old Fashioned on the cocktail menu, but it includes bourbon, Angostura bitters, a dash of simple
 syrup, orange and lemon peel, with Turbinado sugar sprinkled on top.
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa ChackoSeptember 10, 2016
    Great cocktails, friendly bartenders and not to hard to find a seat at happy hour. Can't ask for more than that 🍸
  • Monica L.
    Monica LoOctober 22, 2013
    Get the "Old Pal" - it's got Rye Whiskey, Dry Vermouth and Campari. This Negroni variation was first published in ABC of Mixing Cocktails, 1922, and it's fantastic.
  • Luca DL
    Luca DLMay 11, 2011
    It's perfectly mixed with the Crescent Hotel atmosphere, come here for a superior cocktail and chat with the guys at the counter. Drink program from same guy of Bourbon & Branch, PDT, Clover Club NY.
  • Vince W.
    Vince WongOctober 14, 2013
    Classy restaurant from the Charlie Palmer series. Enjoy cocktails and excellent food (try the braised short ribs) while listening to live jazz. Ah...
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    Elegant and classy vintage inspired lounge in the Crescent Hotel. Attractive and attentive bartenders will expertly make you a delicious Dutch Blood or a Kerouac.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SNovember 18, 2013
    Tell the bartender which base spirit you want -- gin, bourbon, ... -- and let him pick a cocktail for you.
  • Bradley P.
    Bradley PeppersJune 25, 2010
    This is an amazing and upcoming bar of SF, great staff and the best cocktails. The mixology here is beyond anything I've experienced and is inovative. I hope this is an outspoken spot in the future!!
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeNovember 16, 2014
    Wow the cocktails here are amazing! Highly recommended, it's a lovely lounge. Try the Pocito Picante if you like tequila and spice.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TanDecember 27, 2016
    During dinner in the main dining room everyone should order the Wingtip Vieux Carré Me Away (Max 4) to receive a special Wingtip coaster.
  • Paulina
    PaulinaJune 4, 2013
    For best results, come here early on a weekday when it's nice and empty... and you can easily snag the bartender for excessive drinks.
  • Inna B.
    Inna BlairJune 3, 2012
    Impressive! I recommend the Hemingway Daiquiri & hope you also find yourself here on a live jazz night. Great place to take someone visiting SF.
  • Bruce T.
    Bruce TerryNovember 22, 2014
    Great cocktails, cool atmosphere & great service but very disappointed in the food. The ravioli, was very tough...like it had been reheated for days. The New York steak was tough and sinewy.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST REASON TO STAY IN A HOTELReinvented seasonal & classic cocktails like Kerouac served in a dark-brick & exposed-wood-beam room are the best bet Read more
  • vicky s.
    vicky sladeNovember 13, 2014
    Wow! Incredible drinks and the bartenders are super friendly. The food is just as amazing as the drinks...must visit!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SullivanMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktail menu. Really enjoyed dinner. Whatever you order, make sure to start with the brussels sprout salad.
  • Loren M.
    Loren Monroe-TriceAugust 7, 2014
    Straight up martinis or fancy cocktails, one can't go wrong. Be adventurous, go with bartenders selections.
  • Kelli T.
    Kelli TrentMay 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Pisque Picante is my favorite drink but they're all great. Hoping to come with more people to try a bowl!
  • Laurent B.
    Laurent BenchimolJuly 5, 2011
    The Black Cross is an awesome cocktail. Most of the drinks here are served with extra on the side, so it's also a great deal. Read more
  • Mei L.
    Mei LinDecember 20, 2012
    Drinks are good. The interior has nice brick lined walls and great lighting. Location is central and close to Bart.
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuMay 15, 2016
    Mary's farm chicken is quite good--simple, fresh ingredients, big tastes.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Original mixologist just left and took all his drink recipes with him. Drinks have suffered a little but we have conf they'll bounce back....some time.
  • Kelli T.
    Kelli TrentMay 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Fried Brussels Sprout & Chinese Sausage salad is 1 of my top 5 food dishes in SF. A MUST!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyMarch 17, 2015
    I'd advise against the tater tots, while they are handmade here, they are also kind of mediocre and you only get 5. So, if you want to pay $1 for a tot, go for it. Other than that, cool hidden lounge
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew P.December 24, 2010
    These drinks are strong. I got a black cross. Every sip was like taking a shot, but it tasted amazing. I've never had a drink like this before and I like it.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohApril 18, 2012
    fried brussel sprout salad a must. oysters delish, obvs. and top it off with a rhubarb tart.
  • Anya
    AnyaJanuary 20, 2013
    Ahi appetizer was delicious! Dine about town is a great deal and is so yummy.
  • Christine B.
    Christine BrumbackJune 3, 2012
    "Without permission" cocktail is a delicious choice for those who like intense bourbon / rye drinks.
  • Chelsea P.
    Chelsea PrestoMay 22, 2016
    Try the chili-flavored fries: a welcome change from more typical garlic/truffle fries.
  • Farshid K.
    Farshid KetabchiApril 27, 2013
    Cool place for serious whiskey and bourbon based cocktails. Live jazz friday nights.
  • Eduardo H.
    Eduardo H1esMay 19, 2013
    Loved it! Try the pappardelle, mine was a little spicy but perfect!
  • Stu H.
    Stu HoodDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Josh will make you a fantastic cocktail if you give him even the vaguest hint of what you're into.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PlemmonsAugust 17, 2014
    Great Saturday night jazz band. Pork chop is excellent too.
  • Joel P.
    Joel PurrierJune 1, 2013
    Make sure to request a booth when you reserve - they are super cozy and cool.
  • Jon P.
    Jon PariseMarch 15, 2015
    Breakfast here is included with your stay at the Mystic Hotel.
  • Neil L.
    Neil LunagariaJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool and swanky vibe. Great mixologists with creative cocktails!
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonJuly 28, 2016
    Get the Berlinette cocktail. Delicious and boozy without too harsh
  • Theresa B.
    Theresa BMay 31, 2012
    All the cocktails are awesome! Let the mixologist do his thing. Can't go wrong
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 13, 2012
    We recommend ordering a well-made Old-Fashioned. Even when speakeasies were speakeasies, the drink was already seen as a throwback to simpler, boozier times. Read more
  • Anessa D.
    Anessa DaileySeptember 16, 2011
    If you are lucky enjoy a crafted cocktail from Ryan,- he is a master of the tavern.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMApril 5, 2016
    Excellent cocktails - trust the bartender's recommendations.
  • Larry A.
    Larry AndersonJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Most of the food was spectacular (Tavern Steak); Three Cheese Macaroni side is a pass though.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BellJune 17, 2016
    Get adventurous with the cocktails, you really can't go wrong!
  • Janelle Z.
    Janelle ZanoniJuly 16, 2010
    Speakeasy style decor and feel. The staff are friendly and down to earth. I can't wait to plan my bday party here!
  • Folker v.
    Folker van 't HoffFebruary 4, 2015
    Very good service, nice cheese plates and good wines/beers!
  • Vika
    VikaJune 8, 2014
    Pisco sour and mai tai are must to try!
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.August 6, 2014
    Cute date spot with great food and live music
  • Michael J.
    Michael JonesJanuary 18, 2012
    Seth the bartender make an amazing "Remember the Maine". Get one!
  • Vanessa T.
    Vanessa TOctober 29, 2016
    Great cocktails in busy and touristy Union Square area
  • Sukhjit G.
    Sukhjit GhagSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't stop at a drink, get a bite to eat. The food here is fantastic.
  • Zeb G.
    Zeb GoodellMarch 4, 2012
    Try the andalusia. Great mix of sweet and heat.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™December 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a date to the corner and have fun; you're welcome. Enjoy.
  • Steph H.
    Steph H.October 20, 2011
    Great atmosphere. Single Village Crusta is a must try.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigNovember 20, 2013
    The Mark Twain is San Francisco's best cocktail.
  • Kerry B.
    Tastiest brussel sprouts I've ever had.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham September 9, 2011
    Get everything on the rocks. The oversized ice cubes make everything taste extra delicious.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BSeptember 19, 2015
    Mellow bar in middle of madness. Even locals could like.
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandSeptember 23, 2014
    Noisy ! The seating area is really tiny if you just want a drink
  • Loren M.
    Loren Monroe-TriceSeptember 8, 2012
    Request Josh. He's sweet and knowledgeable.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungJanuary 6, 2016
    Get the Mark Twain, you'll thank me later
  • William G.
    William GaultierMarch 22, 2012
    Ask for two tears in a bucket, he is cool..;-)
  • Claire L.
    Claire La ShombSeptember 2, 2014
    Vesper Lynn Martini
  • Alexa R.
    Alexa RayApril 26, 2012
    The salmon will melt in your mouth!
  • Jalak J.
    Jalak JobanputraAugust 11, 2010
    Try the lavender honey gimlet, speakeasy with a sf twist!
  • viv w.
    viv wangSeptember 1, 2010
    The Lavender Thief is the drink of all drinks here. Heaven.
  • Angela F.
    Angela FarrenDecember 18, 2011
    Ask the bartender to make you something special...
  • hailee h.
    hailee h.October 25, 2010
    bring 3 friends and get a bowl of autumn punch, let the good times proceed to roll.
  • Ellen C.
    Ellen C.June 14, 2012
    Apple jack hot toddy has an orange, delicious after taste
  • SpaceTex M.
    SpaceTex MendellDecember 29, 2014
    The Mulled Rhumbullion on a chilly night is purrrfect!
  • Josh P.
    Josh PylesFebruary 6, 2016
    The pappardelle here blew my mind
  • Peter T.
    Peter TNovember 28, 2010
    Great mixologist. Try their suggestions.
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuOctober 11, 2014
    Vieux Carre is really good
  • Alice
    AliceApril 19, 2014
    The best old fashioned hands down
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy MurphyJune 7, 2011
    Keeping it simple: vodka, sprite & raspberry sryup is fantastic!
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mark Twain is a refreshingly citrus way to start your evening
  • Gene K.
    Gene KeenanJuly 30, 2010
    The manhattan is top notch with Bulleit bourbon. Served with authentic maraschino cherries: Delish!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalshSeptember 29, 2012
    Try the grapefruit buck.
  • Jenn A.
    Jenn AllenOctober 28, 2011
    the rose drink. the rose drink.
  • Allie S.
    Allie SchraderAugust 14, 2012
    Punch Bowls. Solid after work drink venue.
  • melody m.
    melody mccloskeyOctober 24, 2010
    The bartender is as delicious as the drinks. More of a fact than a tip.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GordonJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here early! It's a billion times more pleasant!
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansAugust 23, 2014
    Love their Negroni.
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeNovember 20, 2016
    Nice ambience and live music
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PedigoOctober 24, 2013
    Anchor Porter on tap!
  • Sophie A.
    Sophie Angenot1 week ago
    Great food and atmosphere.
  • Robin S.
    Robin SimpsonNovember 2, 2013
    Great cocktails!
  • Rakhi J.
    Rakhi JainSeptember 2, 2013
    Punch bowls are dangerously good..
  • James ..
    James ..June 26, 2011
    Nice spot but the drinks are OVER PRICED!!
  • Sue M.
    Sue MarksApril 28, 2012
    Sea Bass was fabulous.
  • Warren H.
    Warren HartnellApril 20, 2016
    Great cocktails
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMarch 25, 2015
    Mmm whiskey 😍
  • @themayorpete
    @themayorpeteMay 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Kentucky stinger....great twist on a manhattan.
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NelsonApril 16, 2014
    Don't bring your bike. The woman at the front desk will be a complete asshole about it.
  • Alexandre N.
    Alexandre NicolauAugust 9, 2016
    Top! Indico em relação ao atendimento e comida, maravilhoso!
  • Sil T.
    Sil TognettiAugust 9, 2014
    Contexto muy recomendable, en un marco increible
  • Andor K.
    Andor Krimoro1 week ago
    Für San Francisco Besucher mit Geschmack ein absoluter Genuss.
  • Karl L.
    Karl LEcuyerDecember 16, 2014
    Viande froide, fromage et vin!
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