Best Restaurants in Dogpatch


by Zagat

With the new Warriors stadium set to open in Mission Bay in 2019, this area is going to be changing a lot in the next few years. Until then, there are some great places to eat here - and expect this list to keep growing.


Piccino

Caffeine & pastries in a modern space

Italian · Dogpatch · $$

FOOD: 4.3

DECOR: 4.1

SERVICE: 4.1

A “happening” spot in Dogpatch, this “sunny”, “warm community” place serves up an “inventive”, “satisfying” Cal-Italian menu of “delicious” thin-crust pizzas, “jewel-green” salads and other seasonal plates in “designerly” digs with a “fun-to-watch” open kitchen, “dog-friendly” sidewalk seating and adjacent coffee bar; service can be “spotty” but usually makes you feel like you're “eating at a friend's house” (while drinking “excellent beer and wine”).


MOSHI MOSHI

Casual Japanese spot with sushi & soba

Japanese · Dogpatch · $$

FOOD: 4.3

DECOR: 3.8

SERVICE: 4.2

A “favorite before a Giants game” and for regulars who've been “going for years”, this Dogpatch “neighborhood place” offers “excellent” sushi and Japanese cooking matched with “awesome service” overseen by a “warm” owner; fans also “love the combo plates” for a budget-friendly lunch or dinner.


SERPENTINE

Industrial-chic New American bistro

American · Dogpatch · $$

FOOD: 4.3

DECOR: 3.9

SERVICE: 4.1

“A gem in the Dogpatch neighborhood – and it knows it” – this “sophisticated” New American sib to Slow Club features “organic, sustainable” and “consistently good” lunch and dinner fare and “creative cocktails”, plus brunch items with a “unique twist”; the “industrial-chic vibe” and “on-point' service further help solidify its rep as a local ”favorite."


SMOKESTACK AT MAGNOLIA BREWING

Brewpub with BBQ & whiskey cocktails

Barbecue · Dogpatch · $$

FOOD: 4.2

DECOR: 3.9

SERVICE: 3.7

Magnolia Brewery’s Dogpatch outpost supplies “tender” brisket and other “fantastic BBQ”chased with house-brewed beers and a cocktail list that’s heavy on the whiskey; “by-the-pound”rates make it “pricey” given the “casual” digs, communal tables and counter service, but fans prefer to focus on the “party atmosphere”; P.S. a chef and menu change may affect the Food score.


HARD KNOX CAFE AND SAN FRANCISCO SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT

Funky spot for Southern comfort food

Soul Food · Dogpatch · $$

FOOD: 4.1

DECOR: 3.5

SERVICE: 3.8

“Rib-sticking” soul food – think “crisp” fried chicken and “guilt-inducingly good side dishes” – “hits the spot” at these “friendly”, “funky” joints, where “what it might lack in quality is made up for in quantity”; “unbeatable” prices leave “Southern comfort food” fans “super-satisfied.”


JUST FOR YOU CAFE

Down-home breakfast & lunch joint

Cafe · Dogpatch · $$

Breakfast/lunch joint where local ingredients & scratch-made breads give comfort dining a lift.


'ĀINA

Cafe for gourmet Hawaiian breakfasts

Hawaiian · Dogpatch · $$

Hawaiian fare gets the modern treatment at this hip Dogpatch place that presents midpriced meat and seafood mains, along with wine, sake and island-inspired cocktails (including boozy punch bowls for two or four). It's open for Friday-Sunday brunch and Wednesday-Sunday dinner, in a cozy-chic dining room with rustic wood and minimalist design style.


GLENA'S TACOS AND MARGARITAS

Cool cafe for modern Cal-Mexican eats

Taco · Dogpatch · $$

Chef Michael Gaines (Kin Khao, Manresa) chose a low-key Dogpatch location for his solo debut, a Cal-Mexican spot with a focused menu of tacos, tortas, salads and sides. Casual, cool and compact, the stylish joint incorporates weathered wood and bold tiles and seats diners at communal high-tops or tables for two.


STEM KITCHEN & GARDEN

Mediterranean menus, bocce & fire pits

Mediterranean · Dogpatch · $$

“See where much of your meal comes from” at this “great addition” to Dogpatch, which grows “fresh veggies” onsite for its “simple yet well-executed” menu of midpriced California-Mediterranean fare; besides the garden, its “amazing” backyard boasts fire pits, bocce courts and “a beautiful view of the bay”, while the bar in the upscale-contemporary dining room dispenses “awesome” cocktails.


1699 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109

Office: 415-345-3100 • Cell: 415-608-2233

DRE: 00843865

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