Town Hall Restaurant
342 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 908-3700
Fax: (415) 908-3700
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible
There is not one bad thing I have to say about Town Hall. There is a great vibe the minute you step foot into the restaurant and they can accommodate small and large parties. By far my favorite appetizer is their BBQ shrimp with the warm sauce over the perfectly crisp garlic bread. As many times as I've tried to recreate it at home, nothing comes close. There is not a single thing on the menu that is bad and when you get the check it comes in a book filled with previous customers' reviews. The best decision you could make in 2016 is to take yourself here for a dinner you won't forget.
03/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras West of the Mississippi? Town Hall knows how to throw one. Town Hall's Fat Tuesday annaul party is the best deal, with the best food. Walk into the oyster station, for all you can eat, then hit up the bar for a delicious Hurricane and stroll over to the various food stations that include BBQ, fried chicken, gumbo, cornbread and anything else your Cajun heart desires. A great time, with great entertainment and a great value...buy tickets upfront before they sell out. And every year they do.
04/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I really wanted to like this place. No, I really wanted to LOVE this place as it came highly recommended by my boyfriend who said he ate the best pork chop of his life here ( and he doesn't like pork).
The decor is nice, the vibe is great and the service is good. So no complaints there.
The low rating comes from the fact that my pork chop was completely over-salted. I like salty food but I stopped eating after 3 bites and downed a half litre of water (no exagerration) in 30 mins. I should have had my order re-made but I didn't want to be a pain ( I know, it's silly that I didn't want to be a pain and here I am complaining!) It's too bad bc I could tell that underneath all that salt, the flavours were amazing. Also, having read the reviews on Citysearch, there seems to be a large number of ppl who have had the same issue. I wish someone in their kitchen would read the reviews and remedy this.
Had the key lime pie for dessert and it was alright if not a bit too sweet but maybe that's only bc the main was too salty.
Will go back and order the pork chop again and hope for better luck ( I'll probably place the order with an ""easy salt"" request!)
04/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
First time at Town Hall for my wife and myself:
Two cons: 1) one main course (with curry sauce) was unbearably salty; 2) the waiter came with an attitude that may be suitable for a Castro night club, but decisively not for a heterogeneous clientele.
Minor con: noisy (lots of crammed up loud ""fairly-elegantly-dressed"" people).
Two pros: 1) Food (Appetizers were fine; chocolate dessert was overall good: bottom crust was lousy; 2) white fish with asparagus sauce was very tender and not too salty); 2) bus-boy (Mexican young man) was friendly and professional (unlike the African-American waiter).
We rate the restaurant low for the unpleasant service (although a couple of other lady waiters came across as professional) and the unbearably salty dish. When spending $100 for two (plus tip) we ask for a far better service without risk of an unexcused flop on a main course.
Question: With all the unemployed people around, why don't they find better waiters?
Suggestion: Replace snotty waiter with bus-boy.
03/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Went there for dessert and a glass of wine. The mint ice cream was good but the chocolate cake was very dry.
I don't understand why citysearch is making me write a review that is longer than 100 characters or why they won't let me delete this. Annoying.
I read about Town Hall in the SF Chronicle. A friend and I enjoyed dinner there about 6 months ago. She and her husband have been back 4 times. I have been three times in two months. Try the BBQ Shrimp appetizer. It is excellent. The service is outstanding. Each time the wine recommendations made by the server were right on the mark!