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The Dorian

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247 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A neighborhood supper club serving modern American fare and free-spirited cocktails.
 
The Dorian is an ode to a bygone era, a modern day parlor for the bohemians, libertines and free thinkers among us. A place where Oscar Wilde might have dropped in for a drink or Jerry Thomas would have tended bar. Offering fresh provisions and fine whiskey, The Dorian is the quintessential destination to enjoy good times for good times sake.
 
Our menu draws from San Francisco’s rich culinary history, taking the liberty to explore and re-invent nostalgic favorites and concoct new dishes alike. Our beverage program treads a bohemian path, borrowing from the past and dreaming up new ways to have fun through libations. We couple this with an extensive list of over 120 whiskeys from around the world. 

Please Note: We reserve 50% of our reservations for walk-in customers. All parties of 8 or more require a minimum spend per person. Please inquire for more details.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 247 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTrsn
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

small food menu but the burger was delicious as was the seafood cioppino!

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vipHhoek
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Tuesday Night Rocks and Rose was super fun! The special is 1/2 off Rose and Oysters. We shared that and split a Burger and Truffle Fries. YUM!

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vipstetsoninc
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fun environment and great service from our waitress Sydney.

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vipCocktailsnFood
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for dinner on Wednesday night, and the food and drinks were delicious. The Dorian burger is one of the best I've had in the city (and I eat out A LOT). Excellent selection of wine, cocktails, and the frozen frose drink is off the charts. Service was attentive, and the place was bumping with good energy crowd and music. Highly recommend it for a night out with friends or a date!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Def will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

21st Birthday

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JacquieZ
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My gal pals and I kicked off a bachelorette celebration at The Dorian for brunch! Our waitress treated us to some mini frose drinks and a dessert! The sweet gesture (pun intended) combined with the ambiance and atmosphere really helped set the tone for a special day celebrating the bride-to-be! <3

I can't wait to go back with more friends!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

I have been to The Dorian many times and have shared with friends a recommendation. This time, I am sad to say I will not come back. The food quality dropped, the service level dropped, the drinks quality dropped, the price level stayed the same. Sad to say I will not be back again.

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NinaD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went on a Saturday night - The service was extremely friendly and the music was great. They played throwback hip-hop music that night. Great cocktails and very fun environment. Food was good, but pretty expensive. I'm all about fine dining, if the food and atmosphere is worth it. Atmosphere is worth it, but food was a little overpriced, just for American food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Outstanding food, freshly prepared, however very noisy. Perfect for a night out but less suitable for a having dinner.

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vipKavs
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Cool vibe if you're looking for a brunch party. I had the breakfast sandwich and it was ok, nothing special so maybe I just didn't order the best item.

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vipGuiltyPleasure
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

This was my third time at Dorian in about 4 weeks. Two times were for brunch and the last time was pleasant. This most recent brunch visit was just OK. Despite having reservations, I had to wait forever to be seated, and the place was not at full capacity. I’m going to strike this up as an anomaly because I’ve had good service here in the past. The food was good, just do something about the music. It was playing at a club level and I couldn’t have a conversation with my dining mate. We had to ask to have the music turned down. I mean, if there is no dance floor, why should there be blaring music in a restaurant?

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jchwa
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I went to the Dorian with a group of 5 friends for brunch. With a reservation, we were seated at a small booth near the bar. It was much louder than expected -- both from the music that was playing (2000s music) and the guests. I enjoy 2000s music as much as any other, but it didn't seem appropriate for brunch. Food was good -- average price of San Francisco brunch. However, getting the attention of our server was difficult. When leaving, I saw that there was another room (brighter and likely quieter) and wondered why we couldn't have been seated there.

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vipjennyG
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

service very poor and food average

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Waited an hour for food in a barely filled restaurant. Waitress blamed it on “a few large parties ahead of us”. Comped our drinks. Table next to us were seated after us and got their food within 15 mins of ordering. What a joke.

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CarleighM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

This is the first time I've done brunch at the Dorian. The food was good but our service was awful. We waited nearly 30 minutes to receive our drinks after sitting down. We had 4 people and they gave us two menus and said they would come back with more but never did. I got a bloody mary with no garnish. I asked if there was celery and the server said they ran out. I looked at other patrons at the bar and they all had celery sticks so I went to the bartender and asked for one. Incredibly small and silly things but the waiter was clearly just lazy and lied to us. Our millionaire's bacon was cold when it came out and my egg scramble was room temperature. I was really disappointed at the lack of attention to detail. It wasn't even over crowded or super busy. No sports games for people to crowd in for. Very surprising.

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vipSusan
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

More of a bar than restaurant . They serve a lot of whiskey.

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED LOVED LOVED

all was great except the womans restroom lighting which was almost dark

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vipree14
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cool spot and food was great!

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vipCocktailsnFood
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for brunch and had an amazing experience! Fantastic food, cocktails are some of the best, and great service and a vibrant and cool atmosphere. We have come here few times for dinner as well and received the same outstanding experience, and the menu changes seasonally. Excellent bar scene that is packed with an energetic, friendly and beautiful crowd. Highly recommend 5+ stars!!

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vipHaley
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The bottomless brunch experience is fun! They have some healthy brunch options too, which is nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Did not get seated until a while after our reservation and no one came to our table to take our order until I had to get up and ask for it a while later

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Outoftowner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

good spot good vibe, server a bit dismissive and not terribly attentive...

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vipCocktailsnFood
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here on Wednesday for a group dinner with a bunch of friends, and had a delightful time. The food and service was excellent, coupled with a vibrant scene. Highly recommend, and we will definitely be back! The bar scene in the evenings get busy and bustling, so suggest to make a reservation if you are planning to get a table for dinner.

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vipElknight66
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food good! Noise / music bordering on unbearable.

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BettyA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

TOO NOISY!!! It was very difficult to carry on a conversation. Our wait staff was wonderful though. The drinks were good, the food okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, and the service was just as wonderful. We will definitely be coming back here! Make sure to get the Frose!

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DanB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love this place. New favorite for 2018
Service was prompt and attentive. Food was delicious. We went for the cocktail list, which did not disappoint.

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vipHeidiK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Place was packed but the service was outstanding. Our waiter was really top notch and really friendly. The food was also really delicious. The only complaint was th insane amount of music playing. I asked them to turn it down which they did but the music was just too much. Maybe the bass was just too intense for the time we went.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the frosé and truffle fries !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience5

Went for their Tuesday special for oysters. Got there right when they opened only to tell us they didn’t have oysters for the day. Only had over priced drinks

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vipMike
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible service. Were given an attitude by the hostess when our table wasn’t ready as scheduled, and we were completely ignored for 20+ minutes before anyone took our order. Drinks were delivered after our meals, and no side items accompanied the meal. Total miss

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vipjane
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Very noisy and food just average but our server was great. Gave us free tastes of the Froze when I mentioned it which was very thoughtful. Also gave good recommendations.

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vipConorS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago and had an unfortunate experience. Given that I had been here to enjoy their delicious brunch previously, I thought for sure we'd have the same awesome experience for a late lunch/early dinner - we were quickly proven wrong.

1.) Music was BLARING ; we were in a tight booth with 5 of us screaming face to face.
2.) 5 of us were squeezed into a booth that could barely hold 4 - incredibly uncomfortable.
3.) The server was CLUELESS. She forgot to bring one of our appetizers and finally did after reminding her several times.
4.) Food and drinks were OK, but the overall experience really soiled this part for us.

I understand this is more of a bar-type environment than a restaurants, but come ON!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was well priced and very good. I ordered the chicken sliders which were crispy and perfect. The truffle fries were excellent as well. We had a large party of 6, the music was fun but it was very difficult to have a conversation. The service was not great.. waited a long time to get drinks and the place wasn’t busy. Also some of the crowd was completely wasted so it’s an interesting vibe.

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ThuyT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really great service and ambiance. The food was so good! LOVED the pretzel :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drink were awesome and great service! Love the Frose.

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Sidney
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Had the fried chicken; chicken was very moist and tasty, while the biscuit went well with the pairing! The mimosa experience was cute and fun for a Sunday brunch with the girls. We're definitely going back again, this time to try the dinner menu!

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vipLisaL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a bit loud but food was alright, also didn’t have the highest expectations. Loved the Brussel Sprouts though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was cold and not seasoned properly. Waiter made us seem like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us.

FAQs

The Dorian does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. The Dorian also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 814-2671.

The Dorian is rated 4.4 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

The Dorian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thedoriansf.giftcardsuite.com.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.