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Hours
Regular Hours Open for lunch at 11:30 a.m.; live jazz starts at 8 p.m.
Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhoods
Southeast San Francisco, Mission District
Categories
Social Service Organizations, Community Organizations
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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perfectdark

04/13/2008

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Overall
Look elsewhere

This place was not what I expected at all. The service was atrocious - when I walked in with my girlfriend, we had to walk to the back to find someone to seat us - the waitress wasn't even aware we'd made a reservation. The food was bland, and the atmosphere was anything but romantic. The jazz was contemporary/fusion, so if you're looking for classical jazz, I would not recommend this place. On top of that, the speakers were blaring. The drum levels were overpowering, and it was impossible for us to have a conversation without screaming at each other. The food and drinks were overpriced, and everything about the place screamed dirty, dive club without any of the character or atmosphere that I would normally associate with a jazz establishment. Bottom line - unless you're going to see a specific musician, stay away from Savanna Jazz Club.

michaf

02/04/2006

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Overall
great live jazz in the mission

Having lived in San Francisco all my life I was surprised to discover this wonderful club on Mission St. The place is really romantic, with dim lighting, candles and comfortable booths. The jazz trio had great energy and they were later joined by an excellent guitarist. Rachel the bartender makes great mango vodka cocktails. Jimmy is a lot of fun at the door. Recommended

cmilton

01/24/2006

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User review by cmilton

We had a great time at Savanna. The service was wonderful.

sedricedwards

08/04/2005

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Overall
Not in touch with the Bay Area Jazz scene

Although this place has a lot of potential it is lacking in the support of bay area jazz musicians. Every time I've been there it is the same trio playing who seem to be restrained from playing innovative jazz. the band plays the same standards that have been played for the last 60 years. We're in the year 2005 and I'm tired of going to so called jazz clubs the claim to be supporting jazz but all you get is old standards which is good for a historical purpose but we have plenty of resources when it comes to the history of jazz.

lil_undies

09/02/2004

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Overall
Great Jazz in the Mission?

Who would have thought that the Mission would have a jazz club and a great one at that?!? The ambiance is romantic and relaxed. The service is great and the music is the old school jazz that you hear on great records (not that horrible elevator music jazz that is so frequent these days). Oh, and this place serves Sengalese style food until midnight! Who could ask for more?

sstanle

04/29/2004

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Overall
a great and much needed new jazz club

Savanna Jazz club has a great feel. Its a warm, relaxed and friendly place with top notch service and really good jazz. The crowd is one of the most diverse I've seen anywhere in San Francisco; a mix of young hipster types, older jazz afficianados, students, working people, etc. The service is relaxed, but professional. Although the drinks are good and reasonably priced, the pretty tasty Senegalese food is a tad expensive. All in all this was one of the best nights out I've had in San Francisco in a long time.