Central Kitchen

American Restaurant
3000 20th St (at Florida St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:30 PM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.5/10

Based on 198 votes

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  • What you need to know
    @irabrianmiller
    "Tasting Menu is the way to go."(8 Tips)
    Betsy W.
    "But skip the wine pairings and order wine on tap!"(2 Tips)
    SFGate
    "carrots with duck confit"(2 Tips)
    tiffany
    "Best dish were the burrata and the chocolate jar dessert."(5 Tips)
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  • tasting menu
  • good for dates
  • romantic
  • trendy
  • liver mousse
  • wine
  • confit
  • seafood
  • fried chicken
  • desserts
  • authentic
  • lively
  • healthy food
  • good service
  • outdoor seating
  • fried eggs
  • great value
  • brussel sprouts salad
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • squid
  • Dirk G.

    Excellent, accommodating service and interior; the food itself was quite good but not especially exceptional.

    Dirk Gadsden · 1 week ago
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  • Moving Brands

    Everyone who has been to Central Kitchen has LOVED it.

    Moving Brands · June 2
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  • Jenn C.

    Yummy, romantic spot

    Jenn Clark · May 31
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  • naveen

    the pastas. the liver mousse. the asparagus poached egg.

    naveen · May 6
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  • Renato V.

    These people do great work.

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  • Saverio F.

    Never expected such a sophisticated kitchen in the US

    Saverio Falcone · March 18
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  • Marlon M.

    Never knew pot roast could be so great. Everything I ate was a delicious and well plated. Definitely try the beef tartare and whatever pasta looks good. They don't disappoint.

    Marlon Molinare · March 11
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  • Mark D.

    Great service. Finish off your meal with some lavender ice cream.

    Mark Daniel · February 26
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  • SFGate

    Brunch here ranges from yoga-chic (vanilla yogurt with grapes and olive-oil granola) to meticulously composed mains (scrambled eggs, charred corn relish and a smear of smoked tomato salsa). Read more

    SFGate · January 6
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  • Marc N.

    Mission Huevos had a nice kick to them.

    Marc Nijdam · January 4
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  • R N.

    SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30am to 2:30pm Upstairs Bar open until 3:00pm

    R N · December 30, 2014
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  • Stephany

    Get the tasting menu. Mind blown.

    Stephany · December 13, 2014
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  • Rachel K.

    The vegetable dishes here would have been so much better if the chefs weren't so heavy-handed with the salt.

    Rachel King · November 14, 2014
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  • Xiulung

    The dill spaghetti with uni butter sounded promising but was way too salty. The rabbit paté was very good though.

    Xiulung · November 11, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    The beautiful space shines in daylight and the thoughtful brunch menu has an answer for a wide range of cravings (delicate hamachi crudo, a heart-stopping fried chicken Benedict). Read more

    Tasting Table · October 3, 2014
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  • Katℯ'cik ☤

    The food was so fresh and full of interesting flavours. So fresh and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the ambience was buzzing. This place is worth going to.

    Katℯ'cik ☤ · September 29, 2014
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  • Christophe L.

    The prix fixe menu is usually a good choice.

    Christophe Lamperti · September 13, 2014
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  • Priyanka K.

    Sloppy service - we had a table booked for 12 and didn't get seated for 40 mins - then had to wait another 20 for drinks. Food is good but not great.

    Priyanka Kanse · August 17, 2014
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  • Karla

    Beautiful and delicious meals

    Karla · August 17, 2014
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  • Matt S.

    Everything was incredible. Just try as much as possible. Wait staff was great too!

    Matt Silverman · August 8, 2014
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  • Emil C.

    Great fried chicken and peach dessert.

    Emil C · August 6, 2014
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  • SFGate

    Specialties: Tasting menu changes daily; roasted carrots with duck confit, smoked dates, almond and coffee. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
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  • Jacob G.

    Get the tasting menu so you get to try most of the things on the menu. The seaweed maltagliati was the best!

    Jacob Gyllenstierna · July 20, 2014
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  • Amelia H.

    The menu changes all the time but everything we had was amazing.

    Amelia Hurlbut · June 3, 2014
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  • David S.

    Everything was great. The food and the service were top notch.The Hibachi was the highlight for me.

    David Stubbs · May 30, 2014
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  • Paul

    I'd rather be upbeat but I must tell you that value < price. I mean nice platings, interesting flavors and menu combos, beautiful atmosphere, but the food is good-not-great and the staff is below par.

    Paul · May 4, 2014
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  • Lily L.

    Decided to go with a la carte. Crab &lobster Brussels sprout salad, roasted beets, and fried kale are my favorites! Sea bass had that strong ocean taste, pork entree and liver mousse app was ok

    Lily Liang · February 17, 2014
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  • Cristina C.

    the menu changes each brunch, but the fried eggs are always delicious.

    Cristina Cordova · February 17, 2014
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  • Stu H.

    Manages to make an elegant, high ceiling ... cozy!

    Stu Hood · February 2, 2014
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  • Agatha Y.

    Theirs Sunday brunch is delicious, no long at 10:30 either!

    Agatha Yu · January 26, 2014
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  • Jim C.

    They use Salumeria's space for brunch at the weekend. Nice and bright and airy.

    Jim Colgan · January 19, 2014
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  • tiffany

    Best dish were the burrata and the chocolate jar dessert. Everything else was just okay.

    tiffany · December 30, 2013
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  • Maybs M.

    Brunch: Sundays, 10 am-2 pm.

    Maybs M · December 23, 2013
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  • @irabrianmiller

    Tasting Menu is the way to go.

    @irabrianmiller · December 14, 2013
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  • Shari F.

    Rolling Stones = great ambiance

    Shari Foldes · November 23, 2013
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  • Gustavo P.

    Try the tasting menu. Excellent!!

    Gustavo Perez · November 22, 2013
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  • Willo O.

    Get a glass of the 'orange' - We had a delish Donkey & Goat, White Rhone Blend, Sluice Box, El Dorado, CA - yum!

    Willo OBrien · October 25, 2013
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  • Etienne

    Nice restaurant ! To food is amazing, the place is cosy and the service great.

    Etienne · September 30, 2013
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  • Ewell C.

    This place combines the right ambiance and decor with amazing dishes that quenches the palette of the most hardcore food connoisseurs.

    Ewell Collins · September 9, 2013
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  • Tobias K.

    The chocolate custard for desert is plain insanity! Best thing I have tasted since the Pannacotta at Rich Table.

    Tobias Kemper · August 29, 2013
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  • Javier C.

    The venue and service are awesome. Came from brunch. The egg sandwich was too acidic, which made the scrambled eggs bland. The French toast was yummy.

    Javier Cambon Sanjurjo · August 11, 2013
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  • Jeff B.

    Delicious but way too expensive for the amount of food you get

    Jeff Beck · August 5, 2013
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  • Anthony M.

    Good food, small portions for the price. Our server, Stuart, was noticeably rude at first, but improved a bit by the end of dinner.

    Anthony Maggio · July 29, 2013
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  • Jeff M.

    Amazing! Try the hen

    Jeff Melton · July 15, 2013
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  • michael t.

    Come for brunch!

    michael t · June 9, 2013
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  • San F.

    The outdoor space has a trickling water feature designed by Paxton Gate—for a great beginning to a Saturday night out, or a post-work wind-down. Read more

    San Francisco Magazine · April 25, 2013
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  • Tom E.

    An - You made everything perfect! Amazing staff, service, food, and wine! Lives up to the buzz! We will be back!

    Tom Evans · April 7, 2013
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  • Aaron D.

    Fantastic! Steak Tartare was exquisite, with the most amazing, smoky cheese curds added in. Great, patient service and a long, leisurely dining experience. The tasting menu was the way to go.

    Aaron Dahlstedt · March 29, 2013
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  • Laura K.

    Ask for the day's playlist!

    Laura K · December 19, 2012
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  • The Culinary Institute of America

    Chef Thomas McNaughton was nominated as a “Rising Star Chef” in 2011 and 2012 by the James Beard Foundation. He was also a rising star student at the CIA!

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