2141 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Street Restaurant Street Restaurant
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Mexican, Latin American
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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10/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I love this restaurants food and wine list, although i can not overlook the old women that runs the show down there. She may be the owner or just a hostess, but she is very rude and when they are busy don't expect to get any kind of a smile or welcome from her.
07/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We used to live a few blocks from this great restaurant, and truly miss it. The hosts, waiters, and chef are all very friendly and just blew us away with the food and service. This is one of those places where it is MORE fun to sit at the bar and chat with the bartender. The fried chicken Sundays were amazing. The first time I had the corn bread, I instinctively asked for butter, and the chef nicely told me ""you don't need butter."" I was kind of surprised, but after the first taste I actually agreed. It was by far the best corn bread I have ever had. I think he puts sour crm and creamed corn in it, but I am not sure. The risotto was always amazing, and the warm chocolate cake was just crazy. We never experienced parking problems because we lived blocks away, but I think there are plenty of valet options close by. Go there!
12/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
There's not one negative thing that I can say about Street. Everything, EVERYTHING, even down to the retro but warm Christmas music makes this place my new favorite restaurant in the city. The food was amazing...seafood stew and crabcakes. Yummy! The service was the best I've had and genuine. How often do you find a restaurant in the city that can combine a romantic yet festive atmosphere, great food, electic martini's and amazing service. I've yet to find any until I walked up to Street. Luv it!
06/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Time to weigh in. This is a neighborhood gem. Moved here 5 months ago from NYC and went to Street my first night in my new apartment because my kitchen wasn't unpacked yet. I was blown away, the host was as gracious as can be, the staff polished but friendly and the food sublime. To get this package in New York you have to endure treatment like you were something less than human.
Highlights; Best burger in town, unbelievable fried chicken, Housemade anything in the sausage and pate category, Always an exquisite risotto, I can go on but you should definitely go there. Note, I always go before 7pm or after 9pm, it can get crowded around 8pm
05/12/2005Provided by Citysearch -
John and his wife work hard at this classy, no-attitude American Bistro in Russian Hill. This Soho style casual, but classy joint is busy but worth any wait you might encounter.
Best Cheeseburger in SF, bar none, best Fried Chicken Dinner (sunday only), and best place to unexpectedly encounter Grilled Quail and Venison Sausage over Artichoke Torte as the nightly special for under twenty dollars. I have never had a bad or even less than perfect meal in this restaurant. The creative soups and classic deserts round out the always colorful but comforting menu of American favorites with a European flair.
05/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I wish I didn't have to write this review, because this has actually been my favorite local restaurant in the two years I've lived in Russian Hill. I've been at least once every 6-7 weeks, usually without reservation and I've been just fine dining at the bar.
Unfortunately, the last time I was there was... well... the last time. Food was good as ever and we had a nice dinner for four. Until we were done with our food and left with just a bit of wine in our glasses. In the 15 minutes from the plates were cleared until we left we were asked three times in rapid succession if ""everything was OK?"" Yes thanks. Check came and then we were asked to finish our wine at the bar!!!! That is rude and unacceptable service after I've just consumed a $12 appetizer and a $21 entree.
03/20/2005Provided by Citysearch -
i was with 8 girlsfriends having a birthday dinner, and ordered a risotto. it came sitting in a pool of oil and was totally inedible. we sent it back, not asking to be given anything else or even asking for it to be taken off the bill and the owner came out and SCREAMED at us, telling us we were a group of secretaries from san leandro, when in fact we were all professionals, from pacific heights. i have NEVER in all my life been treated with more disrespect, and would NEVER step foot in that place again. i recommend you dont either!
10/28/2004Provided by Citysearch -
The food at Street was great. In fact, I can't stop thinking about a pork verde dish I had with some sort of spicy corn bread thingy. Man that was good. Wine list was very diverse. I don't like places with low or no energy and Street has a lot of energy. Also has a nice local feel.
10/20/2004Provided by Citysearch -
We were there on a Saturday night by 7pm to avoid the crowd, but it would've been nice to have the option of a reservation. The menu had a variety of americanized international dishes. I had the prawn risotto which was very good albeit a tad salty.
It's a kind of place I would've expected bread but at least you can get fries for $4. The only thing about the service was they would clear our plates before we even had a chance to say we're still working on it. I'll give it another try.
10/07/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Street does not take reservations so the wait is potentially long; however, the staff encourages you to wait in the bar area and is very attentive with drink menus, etc.
Each person in our group ordered a different entree and all were excellent! The crab cakes - good, seared ahi - better, risotto - wonderful and the burger of all things - amazing!
We brought our own wine with a minimal corkage fee and the service was excellent.
07/25/2004Provided by Citysearch -
This is one badass joint. I would wish this dining experience on anyone. From a warm greeting when we entered the restaurant to quick, efficient service on a busy Saturday night, every expectation was met. The food was great and good-sized portions...we had the steak with frites and the risotto, both were excellent. The Street is the total package.
06/19/2004Provided by Citysearch -
I've been a patron of Street practically since it opened and have always had nothing but a fantastic experience. The burger is literally the best in town---forget Zuni, Taylor's, or anyone else. The fries will make your thighs swell before you even put one in your mouth, they make some of the best hummus I've ever had and the soups are on par with any five-star restaurant in S.F. The pork chop is total heaven--right up there with Zuni. Unlike some other new establishments on Polk, John and Lynn's Street make you feel at home and they treat you like family. 3 cheers!
06/18/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Every neighborhood should be so lucky. Street is the one place I always go back to. The food is great, the price is right and the people are friendly. IMHO, they have the best steak and fries in the city -- and you don't need to mortgage your house. This place reminds me of a couple of my favorite neighborhood places in New York. Great food without the BS.
12/31/2003Provided by Citysearch -
If you've read my other reviews, you know I go out a lot. This is one of my new favorites, it's a little hidden gem on polk street. It's got a hip urban beat but with a down home charisma that you can't help but like. I was there on a friday night and it was packed, but the waitress never lost her smile and the owners even came over to make sure we were all good. Definatley a neighborhood do!