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Big 4

1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
+1 415-771-1140
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken pot pie” (15 reviews)
“branzino” (4 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
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Reviewed 2 days ago

good food, excellent service. a busy and a great atmosphere. redolent of history without being pompous. they make a mean martini

1  Thank 69Armstrong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by with another couple for a drink. Great atmosphere in a historic place, BUT jeez, two glasses of wine for $31.47 before tip.More

Thank John I
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to send feedback on your experience. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere. We have tried to price our wines by the glass selections reasonably while offering higher quality selections than most establishments. I can certainly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I reside on Nob Hill in San Fran and used to love this place. But it's changed and the service in dining room has attitude that nobody deserves. Best bet: drinks and bar food. It's a fun lively scene mostly with locals and the history...More

1  Thank FabInSanFran
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

FabInSanFran, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I apologize for the poor service you received in our dining room. We aim to achieve the highest level of personal service day in and day out but we obviously failed to reach our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and service. Breakfast food is below average. Avoid the very dry and tasteless seafood frittata.More

Thank HossSanFrancisco
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hosssanfrancisco, We appreciate your kind words about the great ambience and service in the Big 4, but are very sorry that your breakfast experience was not up to the high standards we set for every dish that leaves our kitchen. I apologize and want...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this place and had one of my favorite meals in years. Great ambience and excellent service also. Great job!More

Thank nancybanks13
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nancybanks13, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy that you loved the Big 4, from great ambience to excellent service and exceptional cuisine. We work very hard to make sure that our guests enjoy an outstanding experience with us, and nothing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had drinks and appetizers one afternoon (4-ish). Wait staff very pleasant and attentive. Small plates very tasty. Also nice selections of wines by the glass. Fairly quiet on a Saturday afternoon, but quite busy later once the diners came in.More

Thank Lsbrandon
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lsbrandon, Thank you for taking time to share your kind words about the Big 4. We are very glad that you enjoyed tasty mid-afternoon appetizers and drinks in our Big 4 Lounge, just perfect for a Winter Saturday afternoon! We appreciate your compliments on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At a cozy corner table, surrounded by mirrors, classic photographs, and a full restaurant, we tucked into one of the best steaks dinners I've ever had anywhere. Beautifully aged beef, perfectly cooked, accompanied by luscious side dishes and a superb Cabernet. To top it off,...More

Thank GrandDude2014
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Granddude2014, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Hearing that your dinner experience was perfect in every respect is exactly what we strive for. I am so happy that your Big 4 experience was a dinner to remember, and look forward very much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had drinks there with friends. Marvelous interiors & atmosphere. We sat by the fireplace & enjoyed a glass of wine. Food is also served here as wellMore

Thank travelwithpam
Brendan D, Director of Food and Beverage at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Travelwithpam, I would like to thank you for your kind words and we are happy you were able to enjoy a glass of wine by our fireplace. I hope you will visit us again and will dine with us as I feel you will enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quintessential old San Franciscan pub. Food was surprisingly delicious- Especially the chicken pot pie. Bartender knows her stuff.More

Thank lyssiebeth
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear lyssiebeth, Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the food. Our chicken pot pie was rated the best in San Francisco. We are proud of our bartenders and I am glad you found she "knows her stuff". Please visit...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017

We stayed at the Fairmont, and took a short block stroll to Big 4 for dinner on a cold San Francisco evening in December. Handsomely decorated for the Christmas season, we were greeted at the door by the a baby grand piano and a very...More

1  Thank CenterFielder
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear CenterFielder, Thank you for visiting us for the Christmas Season! I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Chef Dion's specials are ..... special. Please come and see us again and consider staying with us at the Scarlet Huntington Hotel. Sincerely, James

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ernst313
3 September 2016|
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Response from Dez13 | Reviewed this property |
Call the Restaraunt or the Scarlet Huntington directly and ask them to cancel your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
    (Taylor)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-771-1140
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Scarlet Huntington
Description
Established in October 1976, Big 4 Restaurant at The Scarlet Huntington was named after the reputed "Big Four" industrialists - Collis P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins - famed railroad tycoons of the nineteenth century who played a vital role in San Francisco's history and early development.
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