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700 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2702
+1 415-392-9290
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
10 Apr 2016
“Love this place ”
26 Mar 2016
“Great little jazz cafe”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub
700 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2702
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

My kind off place, quiet, good value, good beer and wine, excellent jazz, open a lot. Visit it. It's great

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We visited Melt for a drink on a sunny Saturday afternoon. There are a few small tables outside where you can here the live jazz band through the open window. We loved the place so much we came back later in the day and sat...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We were all over the place in SF. Tiberon, Sausalito, Occidental, Napa, Sonoma, etc. Melt was the funnest dining experience we had. Super-cool local vibe with a great band. We could have hung out all night. Great food and beer selection. We went back the...More

4  Thank ChatWithMatt
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a small venue on Columbus St. There was a 5 piece jazz band playing straight ahead standards and it was very nice. Some of the musicians even got up to let us sit at their table. Check it out.

Thank AlanBachrach
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Went for an early dinner at Melt on Columbus street in North Beach. The small jazz band performers make the place special and give its unique atmosphere. The owner, originally from England, is very pleasant. But above all, the Cheese Swiss Fondue was very good...More

Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Great live band soooooooo much fun. Good wine selection cute atmosphere. Prompt and friendly service. Don't use the bathroom (scary)

Thank janine l
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Walked past here on one of our many walks up SF's notorious hills, and dropped in for some great Jazz from a 3 piece, and a few glasses of great local wine. They have food too, no idea what it's like, but come here for...More

Thank jimsquirrel
Reviewed 3 April 2015

The menu is not very wide, especially if you are by yourself and you cannot share the cheese or chocolate fondue with anyone, but the jazz is the top. I tried many jazz places but I always come back here for the best one! Staff...More

Thank Giuliapsy
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

We stopped here before a business dinner to get a glass of wine (since most restaurants don't open until 530pm and it was 4pm). Original artwork is for sale on the walls. Short wine and beer lists are on the cafe style tables. The wait...More

Reviewed 21 February 2015

A great place to get a cheese plate, wine and a croque monsieur. It is on our list to go back to when we visit.

Thank Ryan G
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

American, Bar, Pub
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-9290
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