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The Richmond

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The Richmond
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615 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3724 (7th & 8th Avenues)
+1 415-379-8988
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family party of five for birthday celebration. Three courses, all well prepared. Attentive friendly service. The atmosphere was as good as the food, with curtains suggesting private dining rooms. The combination BFF was a distinctive and enjoyable experience.

Thank Scarisbrick
Berkeley, California
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Restaurant was selected by a guest based on her prvious experience We were very pleased. Orders were taken by the chef/owner. Varied menu. We had 3 different entrees: steak, pork and fish. All were nicely cooked. Appetizers were excellent especially the corn pudding Nice selection of desserts. Very attentive service. Would like to go back and try other items.

Thank refdoctor44
Rochester, NY
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Son and fiancee brought us to this little place in Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. Was an old store front with tables separated by large curtain. We had a table in the front window, which was fun. John, the owner and chef took our order. He was great. Funny. Made a special meal for my vegan spouse, and we hadn't... More 

Thank DrWillie
asheville, nc
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and friend decided on celebrating my 50 th birthday here. I don't think it's possible to adequately describe the intimate enchanting evening we experienced. They chose The Richmond based on the reviews of the menu, cozy atmosphere, reasonable cost and the comments expressed by other diners about the owner, John. He could charge double and it would still... More 

Thank sophiadogasheville
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food and wine in an intimate setting. the owner is rightfully very proud and very involved with making sure his guests have a great experience. I asked about gluten free and it was not an issue. oh and all this is at a great price.

Thank S3rialT3quila
Santa Fe
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Richmond is relatively small restaurant which is divided by drapes to provide a private setting for each diner. Host and chef John provided great detail about each dish which is characterized by elaborate sauces similar those would find in a fine French restaurant. Our dinner consisted of three appetizers, tomatoes, a crabcake ,and scallop appetizer with a salmon main course.... More 

Thank ChloeSantaFe
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a very enjoyable dinner here with another couple and were quite surprised at how simply wonderful our dinner was. The service was fabulous and the food delicious. We chose to have the 3 course prefixed dinner with wine pairings. It was sooooo fabulous!! This is a tiny restaurant run by a lovely husband and wife who seem to... More 

Thank Peggy O
West Hollywood
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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very difficult to get a reservation…they only take 20 people a night. Super small, super intimate. One chef, his place, family owned/run. His wife helps out. His niece served when I was there. I would say 5-star dining…pre fixe menu is outstanding. Appears this guy liked wine/wines and was a chef, wanted to open a wine bar (the place is... More 

Thank DoctorBuckles
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We came here on a visit to San Francisco as it was close to our hotel and had good reviews. It more than lived up to our expectations as the whole experience was excellent. John (owner and chef) made us feel so at home throughout the meal and the food really was excellent. Our steak was taking longer than expected... More 

Thank Alex H
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

The menu was well varied despite offering only about 6 appetizers and 7 entrees. The intriguing melange of flavors made each dish a delight. The ingredients tasted very fresh. The owners and staff were beyond friendly and attentive, helping us choose dishes and wines, and were present at all the right times. They encouraged us to linger and enjoy the... More 

Thank chrishields

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3724
    (7th & 8th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-379-8988

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?