Hg2 : The Hedonist

Town Hall

The vintage brick building that houses one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, Town Hall, is handsome and well-proportioned, and the hearty American cuisine is eminently edible. This isn’t small plates or art food or fusion anything, it’s straight-ahead good food you will want to come back for again and again. The service is solid. The bar is inviting but not the main attraction. The tables are big, comfortable and spaced wide enough apart to maintain privacy. The menu changes frequently, but it runs to classic dishes like butter lettuce with candied walnuts and blue cheese dressing, veal meatballs with potato purée and green peppercorn sauce, and bacon-wrapped quail. In a handsome old building with plenty of exposed brick, Town Hall serves sophisticated New-Orleans-meets-California comfort food to suit the surroundings, courtesy of chefs Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal and front-of-the-house maestro Doug Washington. Ever since Town Hall opened, this SoMa favorite has been one of the city’s most-requested reservations. From business dinners to intimate dates, it’s got a little something for everyone. If you head there at lunchtime, nothing beats the burger, one of the best in town.

342 Howard Street (Fremont St),
+1 415-908-3900
Opening Times
11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm (11pm Fri/Sat). Closed Sat/Sun lunch.
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