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.
Food good! Noise / music bordering on unbearable.
TOO NOISY!!! It was very difficult to carry on a conversation. Our wait staff was wonderful though. The drinks were good, the food okay.
The food was amazing, and the service was just as wonderful. We will definitely be coming back here! Make sure to get the Frose!
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.
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.
Love the frosé and truffle fries !
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
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
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.
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!
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.
Really great service and ambiance. The food was so good! LOVED the pretzel :)
Food and drink were awesome and great service! Love the Frose.
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!
It was a bit loud but food was alright, also didn’t have the highest expectations. Loved the Brussel Sprouts though.
Food was cold and not seasoned properly. Waiter made us seem like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us.
Great small plates
Great brunch place on Chestnut
The design and decor is very creative and exciting- a cool homage to the Victorian Dorian Gray fused with modern street. The ambience is laid back and enjoyable. It was my wife’s and my anniversary and we couldn’t have had a better treat. The staff was fantastic and the food exceeded my most profuse superlatives. It was- in consensus with my wife- the best meal we’ve ever had from start to finish. We had a soup, meat and cheese plate with peppers, honey, jam and bread, burrata salad (my wife’s favorite), salmon plate and short rib for entrees and blood orange chocolate cake. It was delectable to the last morsel. Also the cocktails were excellent too. I can’t gush enough about this place. 10 out of 5 stars! Seriously!
Mediocre food, hostess had a bad attitude, server was unfriendly , and the noise level was too loud. Fine for a drink, but that’s it .
Some great dishes: duck wings, the burger, & pork belly buns.
Unfortunately the decent food was overshadowed by slow service and a mishap with payment.
all in all, a good dining experience that delivered on tasty food, solid service and eye-appealing decor. pretty loud, but a nice spot that balances a tempting menu with bar scene and drinks.
I would never go back here. It was so noisy we had to yell across the table to be heard. The waiter couldn't describe one of the items on the menu. And because our dishes were ready at different times, my friend's dish which was ready first came to the table cold. And cold eggs benedict is not very good.
Going away party
Great brunch. Everything was to die for, including cocktails. Service was super speedy. Loved it!
We had the long table up front for 8 people and it was a good space for us. It's very loud in there so don't expect to hear someone at the other end, while still yelling at the person right next to you but we got by. Good people watching from that spot. The food and drinks are great, cocktails especially, they kept surprising us. We had to wait a while for food but they had two large private parties also going on so we gave them a break. All-in-all I would recommend it for a good spot for a group.
We had to wait for a table even with a reservation but the hostess was lovely about the wait and checked in with us frequently and brought us some fries to stave off the hunger. Food was great. Overall would definitely come back again but make a reservation!
The service was attentive and the food was just right!
The Dorian was a perfect spot for a holiday celebration with girlfriends. The only complaint would be the extreme noise level since we were seated in the bar area. The excellent food items we had were: deviled eggs, truffle fries, Brussels sprouts, crab cakes and desserts. Our waiter was very sweet and on top of things. Would recommend this spot for a fun group dinner.
The food was great, but it was way way too loud. We couldn't hear each other and ended up rushing through the delicious meal.
I mostly didn't like this place due to the clientèle and location. If you like the Marina crowd and those who like to drink bottomless Mimosa's, then this would be a good place for you. The food was okay. I had the Farmer's Scramble. The vegetables were good. I couldn't taste any dressing on the salad. The bathroom was so dark. Really, that was ridiculous. Ever woman that entered commented about it. I gave myself extra time to park but it wasn't nearly enough and ended up at the parking garage. Unfortunately, they were cash only at the time. Overall, a very unpleasant experience.
Wonderful, delightful and fun brunch at Dorian! We've been here before for dinner, but haven't recently for brunch. By far the best brunch menu in the Marina, and the new cocktail menu was also a gem. Service was outstanding. This place was bumping as early as 11:30am, so suggest to make reservations! Also highly recommend this as an evening cocktail spot with friends as the atmosphere/crowd type is very fun!
Fun music, good food, great service, nice ambiance
5 stars for Hector (but also the entire place)! I had brunch here for my birthday and it was AMAZING!! Hector who was my server gave awesome food recommendations. He even stuck a candle to the glass of the mimosa, which was super sweet. Wouldn't have spent my birthday any other way!
Everybody in the party enjoyed their dish. The service is outstanding. Very good quality/price value. Nice seating for big parties.
Food was great! Service was slow, but the food made up for it...as well as good company! FROZE was AMAZING! 100% have to try it out and get the chicken sliders or chicken and biscuits for breakfast....maybe even ask if they can make them into sliders...if you are lucky! AMAZING!
Was very surprised by the poor experience, as the restaurant has good reviews. Made a reservation a month in advance and restaurant failed to tell us the dining room would be closed for a private event. We were sat at a booth by the bar, which was overcrowded and rowdy. Nearly slipped walking to the table as there were split drinks around the bar. Could not hear the person across the 4 top table. Frose machine was broken and food was not good. Honestly would say the food was the worst I have had in SF over the past 2 years.
We had reservation for over a week. We were placed next to a table who had a young child watching an ipad on the loudest volume possible. I requested to be moved to another 2 top which was across the room. The hostess said it would require "a lot of moving around" on her computer screen and would effect other reservations. She was incredibly dismissive, unwilling to help, and just downright rude. We ate our entire meal, paid the bill, and walked out the door before anyone else took a seat at that table we requested to move to. Unacceptable!
Started at the bar for a drink, then moved to a booth for dinner. Attentive service and great food. Had a glass of red, the Napa cab which was great also.
The Dorian does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Dorian also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 814-2696.
The Dorian is rated 4.4 stars by 223 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.