Italian, Wine bars, Vegetarian options
Closes soon: 10PM
$$$$ Price range per person $21 - $30
1911 Fillmore St, San Francisco
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Civic Center/UN Plaza
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San Francisco, California, USA

Right after seeing Fillmore Street, come here for a meal. The Italian cuisine is on the menu at this bar. Try good quail eggs, bolognese and ragout. It's worth visiting SPQR because of tasty gelato, tiramisu and biscotti. In accordance with the visitors' opinions, waiters serve delicious marsala, beer or white wine. Clients visit this place to taste great espresso, tea or latte.

Food delivery is a big plus of this spot. The energetic staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place great. If you want to enjoy prompt service, you should go to this bar. Based on the guests' opinions, prices are reasonable. You will appreciate the spectacular decor and pleasant atmosphere of SPQR. It's a Michelin one-star bar, the award is usually given for serving delicious meals.

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Anthony G.
I came here for an anniversary dinner back in June. This is my first experience with a Michelin-Starred restaurant, so I had incredibly high expectations. SPQR delivered, and then some. Incredible food, amazing staff. Very responsive and enthusiastic to answer my various questions throughout the night. As it was an anniversary dinner, they gave us an adorable card with some of the staffs signatures on it. Also, fun little thing to throw in. I noticed that a lot of the service/dining room staff had essentially an entire bottle of sparkling water to themselves that they'd come and take sips off throughout the evening. I thought that was awesome and somewhat endearing. These guys love their bubbly water.
Mark D.
I've been coming to SPQR for years now. It was my favorite restaurant in the city for the last four (liver mousse!). And so I decided to celebrate my anniversary there this past Friday. It pains me to leave this review. First, I had emailed the manager ahead of time, denoting the special occasion and requesting (among a special request for liver mousse which could not be honored) a nicer table away from the door. The hostess was aware upon arrival but our waiter had not been made aware and made for some awkwardness initially - that was corrected quickly by the manager. I was a little disappointed Chef Matthew did not walk the 3 feet over to the table to say hello (given the special occasion). But -- and likely out of sheer coincidence -- I did get seated at my usual table and this made me smile. All in all, just comments of the service, which do not contribute greatly to my rating of the evening. And now the rub: the food was sub-par. Oh, SPQR! How could this be? Chef Matthew is awesome! You are a Michelin restaurant! What a disappointment for $300+ meal. Prix fixe menu given COVID. Let's get into it... Started with pork belly with yellow corn crema, garnished with popcorn. Pork belly was over-cooked, chewy and - worst of all - barely warm when it reached our table (we were sitting RIGHT NEXT to the prep area). The popcorn was a little soggy. Do not believe it had its intended effect. Verde salad was good, dressing very flavorful. Then on to the primi courses. My date ordered the tortelli with octopus which, while flavorful, was lukewarm (again). I had the sourdough canederli with besciamella which had the unfortunate pleasure of being under-seasoned (but mine was warm). Concerningly, the kitchen ran out of the potato gnocchi -- and that was at 730! So early in the dinner service that it was hard to view this as anything other than unacceptable. For the secondi, we both ordered the sirloin with yukon potatoes. Meat cooked appropriately. Flavorful. We both enjoyed this dish. Desert presented the only dish which was appropriate with regard to temperature and that was the hot chocolate torta, which molten chocolate lava goodness in the middle. Yum! We opted for the wine pairings, which complimented fairly well. But Shelley Lindgren (owner) is the other reason I frequent here, apart from Chef Matthew. Finally, we rounded out with the tasty spiced sugar bombolini and cappucinos. I understand that COVID has placed an undue stress upon local restaurants - not only in SF but across the world. Kitchens - especially in HCOL areas like SF - are having a hard time hiring because of unemployment benefits and/or because those workers left the area for LCOL. And while short-staffed, restaurants are trying to cram as many patrons in as they can to generate profits before the next (very likely) shutdown so they can stay afloat. However, places like SPQR (Michelin rated!) should not sacrifice food quality and presentation or the dining experience -- especially at this price point. By way of comparison: For a little more money, I recently dined at O' by Claude and that was THE MOST AMAZING dining experience I have ever enjoyed in this city. Chef Claude himself came to check on us multiple times, sat with us and talked at-length. And the courses and wine pairings were spectacular. Now THAT is something special! So even with COVID, it CAN be done. Standards CAN be maintained. I love SPQR. I really do. But this was a let-down. And it pains me to write that. I hope they can turn things around (I have heard that A16, its sister restaurant, is having similar issues, as well.) It would be sad if this were my last experience at this once-great and beloved restaurant.
Alain N.
We came a little after our reservations, within 15 minutes.  I think they gave our table away but we were eventually seated It seemed busy. They had forgotten about us after providing water. About 30 ish-40 minutes . They definitely saw us... I ordered the wine pairing. They forgot my first wine, never received it; but I was charged the whole pairing price. The food was great, they ran out of scallops so we had a substitution. I don't think it was how the chef intended. For a Michelin star restaurant I was expecting a bit better.  The food was good but the only thing really out of the world was the potato purée that came with the sirloin. Also...their dessert seemed rushed. Chocolate cake, cookie, over mouse. Looking at the photos of the same dishes from other reviews , they definitely ran out of ingredients and didn't tell us. Also, the wine pairing didn't match the menu pairing. So odd. Anyways, I see a lot of other reviews are showing recent similar experiences.  I would hold off on this Michelin star place until they get back into things post covid..
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Civic Center/UN Plaza
1911 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California, USA
Features
Delivery Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted No Wi-Fi Takeaway Booking Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 11AM-2:30PM
5:30PM-10PM
MondayMon 5:30PM-10:30PM
TuesdayTue 5:30PM-10:30PM
WednesdayWed 5:30PM-10:30PM
ThursdayThu 5:30PM-10:30PM
FridayFri 5:30PM-10:30PM
SaturdaySat 11AM-2:30PM
5:30PM-10:30PM

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