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A solid North Beach brunch option, which, get this: actually takes reservations. Don't sleep on Park Tavern.
We celebrated our buddy’s birthday with 12pm brunch for four at Park Tavern last weekend. The experience was largely forgettable. Which was the approach the waitstaff took with our table also. We asked for no bacon on our burgers. They brought them with no buns. We asked for ketchup for our fries. And had to chase down a busboy when ten min later we were still without it. (And now saddled with cold fries...) We wanted to enjoy more cocktails but we had to flag down a different waiter to just get water refilled. The salads were over-dressed. The burger ridiculously small at $18. (Maybe a 4oz patty?) The pour on the wine stingy. One thing we won’t forget is to cross this disappointment off our list. You should do the same.
As neighbors, we frequent the restaurant a lot when we are in town. The only thing I would say is that it was kind of loud on Saturday night. I had to ask for the music to be turned down. Otherwise it's great.
Amazing food and service!!! A bit pricey and noisy, but if u know that going into it, it will be a wonderful experience
Haven’t been in a while. Food used to be amazing but several of our dishes were disappointing. They seemed to be in love with lemon. The tartar, and the cauliflower were so sour they were difficult to eat. The famed poultry was tiny and try. Marlowe burger was still quite good.
We hadn't been in a while and were extremely pleasantly surprised! We had forgotten how delicious the food is (who knew that a salad with Green Goddess dressing could be so good). Also the Marlowe Burger is always amazing. They also have beautiful artisan cocktails and a great wine list. Lastly the Service was wonderful and the venue is lovely and warm! Keep up the good work and we look forward to visiting again soon.
Park Tavern had a wonderful atmosphere and as well as food and beverage selection.
I thought the food was very oily and average but My nephew loved the chicken. Nice ambiance. But I won’t be back anytime soon. Park tavern has lost its way.
Lively but refined atmosphere. Menu is limited but offers all the needed brunch faves (pastry, pancakes, egg dishes, fruit eyc). Fresh fruit with shaved coconut was delicious as were salmon toasts. Great freshly squeezed oj ( of course). Good coffee, friendly efficient wait staff. All around great brunch!
Staff is fantastic and location and ambiance make it extra sweet.
The food was great! My girlfriend and I went on a Wednesday night before a comedy show, and we got:
Deviled Eggs - fantastic
PT Fries with soft boiled egg and caviar - very good, but confusing presentation. Egg and caviar are served on the side and it's not obvious if they are meant to be eaten with the fries, or separately. Still delicious.
Marlowe Burger - A classic, delicious and perfectly cooked
Spinach Mushroom Papardelle - This was phenomenal! The pasta was delicate, the sauce was tangy and rich at the same time, and the mushrooms were cooked perfectly.
All of that said, the service was really poor. Our server was a rude, short with us, and snarky. We have quite a bit of finer dining experience, and are very nice and courteous patrons, and were not doing anything to deserve the terse tone and the frustrated facial expressions we got. He was also slow to take our order, rude when delivering the food, and when we finished, he took our plates and then let us sit for nearly 15 minutes with empty drink glasses and no food in front of us before he even offered us the option of a desert menu or check. We were nearly late to our show, and had to ask a different server for our check, because ours kept walking by our empty table without stopping to address us.
Given how excellent the rest of the experience was and could have been, it was really a shame the service was so poor. I imagine he was just having a bad day, or we got the least friendly server on the staff, but still a bit disappointing.
Would recommend, but with the caveat that you shouldn't go here on a super special occasion or when you are in a rush. Great place for after work food and drinks but maybe not for a special date.
Staff, food and drinks were outstanding! Thank you for being so wonderful to us and for your flexibility.
For the price points, I’ve had better. $19 for waygyu steak tartare (wayfare is better), $38 for the poulet noir which was just a smalll roast chicken or Cornish hen. I thought it was overbrined and the stuffing was just cut up bread (they could have done a lot more here). The $32 pork chop was good, came out medium rare even though I asked for medium - but the flavors were good.
Great atmosphere and super fun. The food was on point. Good times!
Our third time dining here. 2 dinners and once for brunch. All visits were outstanding. They truly have a gem of a restaurant.
We came out of the rain Wednesday night and were greeted by a beautiful smile which set the tone for a wonderful dinning experience at Park Tavern.
We like the atmosphere and we like to sit at the bar for a cocktail and meal - the staff is professional and the service is good. It is a good restaurant to enjoy at any time of day - but especially after a full day walking around North Beach
I put Anniversary in and no one said or did anything
It was very hard to understand our waiter
I enjoyed the social aspect of my dining experience; however, i thought the portions could have been bigger for the $$ value. Thank you for listening.
Excellent traditional setting,food is great and plentiful, service was outstanding
This place is an institution in SF, but it's seen better days. The burger patty was tiny and well done. The chocolate tarte was extremely dry. The waitstaff didn't get our orders right. I would recommend skipping Park Tavern and going to Marlowe (their newer restaurant) instead.
Brunch was absolutely delicious. The toasts are amazing!! Waiter was friendly but food took a really long time to come out. It was Sunday at brunch time though so it’s understandable.
Our appetizers came quite quickly and were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed every last bit of our entrees. It would have been nice to have more Virgin Cocktails available. The dessert was definitely not enticing. Would go back but NOT for dessert.
The food was so over salted it took two days to detox.
The hamburgers were good not great. It seems $160 three burgers 1 glass wine 2 cocktails seems overpriced. The ice cream sandwich was not great. The ice cream forgettable the cookies equally ordinary. Brunch is significantly better than dinner.
Great for a date. Solid service. Don’t have to worry about what you’re ordering. High quality food. Recommend the Steak Frites. Would I go back? Yes, indeed I would!
Park Tavern is my go to restaurant when i travel to San Francisco! Each time i bring customers, friends or family and it is always a success. Food is extremely good, service impeccable. I would recommend it 100%...
We are repeat customers . Last night we had hosted the dinner for7 friends. While I’m fine with music playing in the background in the bar (makes for fun energy) however last night it was much louder than usual and at tables hard to have conversations. Waitress was polite but service was markedly underwhelming. We had two hours and food came out cool and two orders incorrect to our requested preparation. So the service miss coupled with difficulty to hear took away from what we have historically experienced. Usually fabulous, but the food held its own and for that we were grateful. We needed to ask for our check and our coffee order came 5 minutes after the check! So service really impacted our guests experience which was unfortunate. Hope to see improvement next time in the service, because that is key to an elevated dining experience.
Service was an absolute disaster.
This was my first time visiting the Park Tavern and the food and the service were wonderful. I can't wait to visit again and bring tons of friend with me.
Great food always, but service and integration of bar and table service lacking
Great food, service and ambiance. We loved the appetizer - sliced, fried lemons with burrata. It was so unusual and soooo tasty. Great for brunch too.
Only downside was the noise level made it hard to have a normal conversation...
Ambience is great. Food is pedestrian. Nothing else to add.
Best part of the meal was scalloped potatoes. Had 2 bites of everything else, left most on plates and nobody ever asked if everything was fine. Tables so close together we made friends at both sides of the table, terrible ambiance for spending $300 without wine for a romantic Valentine's. Learn by mistakes so we will not return.
Classic, approachable upscale ambiance and menu. Food is familiar, but elevated just enough to be notable. Always quite a scene inside. Service was mostly attentive and checked in frequently.
Been to Park Tavern a few times for brunch and really liked it. Had booked a reservation on Valentine's Day about 2 months in advance and somehow was placed right next to the front door. Was a little distracting with traffic and servers coming behind our table regularly in a tight space. Food was pretty good. Bar experience was great before dinner.
The food here is always great. The service is always very meh. Come for the food- not the service experience!
Food was wonderful. Poulett & Pork Chop divine. Service perfection. Highly recommended
Great spot for lunch OR dinner, food is always good. I use to live in the neighborhood and it was our go-to spot!