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Business Description
Blue Plate serves interpretations of new American fare with a Mediterranean twist, using the best Northern California produce and local farms
Business History
Started in 1999 by college buddies committed to good food and good times
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax: (415) 282-8053

Services/Products
Full-service Restaurant and Wine
Payment method
amex, master card, visa, all major credit cards, cash, debit
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Southeast San Francisco, Bernal Heights
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Category
Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: No

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Take Out: No

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: American Restaurant, American Food, American, Private Functions, Parties

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06/24/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Incredible

Two words: Mac and Cheese. Delicious. The food is great, but my only complaint is how small and cramped the restaurant is. You can hardly hear the person you're sitting across from and you practically eat dinner in your neighbor's lap. Very crowded and cramped, but delicious!

08/28/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
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One of the best!

I visited my friends in San Francisco a month ago, and I just wanna say that this is one of the finest restaurants I've been. They took me here and I absolutely love it. The meatloaf that's mixed with beef, pork and bacon. MMM omg.. I wanna go back.. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

11/24/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
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Tasty Vittles

They serve some tasty food here. We were a small group that started off with the beef carpaccio, grilled monterey bay squid and the antipasto. My favorite was the perfectly grilled squid with lemon. The lemon combined with the grilled flavor was terrific. My main course was the pan seared local rock cod. It was accompanied with rice beans, fennel, rapini, spanish chorizo, grilled bread and saffron aioli. You might question the combination but I can say that it was wonderful. Our server was attentive. We were a small group so we combined a few tables but it still felt a bit cramped. No stretching out here. The patio was wonderful. We didn't have a chance to sit outside but I think the next time I'll try to get a seat outside.

11/17/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
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I changed my mind...

I'm into conscious restaurants that serve organic and local produce. So I was about to try and make reservations for my friend's birthday, when checking their website, I saw the t-shirts they sell. I was shocked. One wonders if this restaurant is of good taste if their t-shirts show a smiley pig bleeding with a axe cracking its head!

11/14/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
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Fun eats in the mission

I went to Blue Plate with coworkers for a dinner and really enjoyed to food and atmosphere. The dishes are unique and the design of the restaurant makes the most out of the space. Blue Plate have a very secial patio outside in a cute garden for overflow- it'll make you hope you get seated in the back.

11/12/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
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Darling atmosphere, delicious food!

We had the chicken liver, the prociutto, the squid, the steak, the lamb, the cod-it was all out of this world. What a fun discovery and they've been here for 10 years! The service was excellent and the food was even better.I want to sit ouside next time. It looks so romantic out there. Although we didn't have any, the desserts looked super tasty! Next time...

11/11/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Amazing Food!

Came here last night with a group and we basically had everything on the menu. For apps we had the beef carpaccio with rock shrimp, antipasti which had this delicious frittata and eggplant yummy something, then we had the squid app that was grilled with spices everything was incredibly well thought out and award-winning. They also served fresh bread and made sure we had as much as we needed! From there we had sparkling wine which was sweeter then dry and complemented the appetizers we shared. For my main dish I ordered the crispy chicken thighs and this was some of the best comfort food ever. It came with polenta, mushrooms and brussel sprouts with a sauce that perfected the dish, and of course I had to order a side of the mac & cheese, yummy. Can you tell I loved the food! The ambiance was also perfect but I cannot get over how delectable the food was...We sat in the middle room where there was artwork everywhere you looked but I soon found that there was an outdoor garden in the back with about 6 tables, what a great place to have a romantic dinner. I look forward to coming back again and again, this is the hidden gem in the Mission.

08/03/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
A New Favorite

Good food, friendly service, and a nice San Francisco night made for a perfect dinner at Blue Plate. We didn't order any appetizers b/c we wanted to try their Banana Cream Pie which was raved about and it deserves all the praise.
Two entrees definitely stood out: cavatelli with ratatouille and chicken with summer fruit. I had the meatloaf and although it was okay, I don't like barbecue sauce and it was mixed into the meatloaf; took away the flavor of the meat.
We made reservations ( a must, especially friday and saturday) and were seated at the front of the restaurant right in front of the open kithcen. it was nice to watch the chefs prepare food but it was a high traffic area. I would recommend requesting a seat in the back dining hall or the outdoor patio. They have heat lamps at each table, and a large wall that breaks the wind so don't worry about being cold.
This is a great casual dining spot in the mission. Would recommnend this restaurant and will definitely go back.

07/18/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Amazing food, forgotten pleasure

I haven't been to Blue Plate in a really long time (mostly because I went there twice a week for a long time) and I had forgotten how great it was. I had a couple friends in town and decided to go. We had a few small dishes including the lamb appetizer which was great. The meatloaf always amazes everyone. Highly recommended.

07/17/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Greatly appreciated neighborhood restaurant...

I have to admit that I have had only one complaint about the this place... I cannot always walk in and get a table!
I have yet to have a bad meal here. The meatloaf is devine, the ""drunken goats cheese mac"", words cannot begin.
Daily fresh food specials, always great. The best part is you can watch the guys cooking, and let me tell you. They work their asses off to put that food on your plate.
I almost hate to give this restaurant a great review, because I know that the better review the lesser chance I can just walk in on a friday night and get a table.

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