Town Hall Restaurant
San Francisco, CA 94105
- New American
- Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Accepted, Online Reservations Available
SF Weekly's Description
Housed in a turn-of-the-century brick building in which ships' engines were once built, Town Hall is an urbane, glamorous place whose setting feels like New England, while its new American menu betrays certain New Orleans touches (Sazeracs and tasso among them). We loved the duck and the butterscotch and chocolate pot de crème at this Financial District restaurant, but the rest of the menu can be uneven.
Year after year, Town Hall maintains a prime status among SF's best restaurants. They have the best meatballs dish in town (roasted veal meatballs), and serve one of the best steaks (a Niman Ranch ribeye) pork chops (tasso-peanut crusted), and lamb shanks in town as well. See http://meatmeister.wordpress.com (search "Town Hall") for individual dish reviews of Town Hall dishes.... More >>
Year after year, Town Hall maintains a prime status among SF's best restaurants. They have the best meatballs dish in town (roasted veal meatballs), and serve one of the best steaks (a Niman Ranch ribeye) pork chops (tasso-peanut crusted), and lamb shanks in town as well. See http://meatmeister.wordpress.com (search "Town Hall") for individual dish reviews of Town Hall dishes. The decor is great, combining sophistication and quirkiness, New Orleans and East Coast and San Francisco. Service is friendly and smart, and they have a large communal table in front to accommodate last-minute diners in a friendly, no-hassle environment. Don't miss their annual Mardi Gras party, either; it's amazing.
Tips from foursquare
New American dishes with a large dose of the South and New Orleans. Check out their Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/townhallBBQ) for info on the seasonal lunchtime BBQ.
Doug Washington and the Rosenthal Brothers have gone on to open Salt House and Anchor & Hope since Town Hall, but the original is still the crown jewel in their SoMa mini-empire. [Eater 38 Member]
Meet-n-greet your neighbors, Southern-style, at a communal table in this trendy BBQ restaurant. Dishes like warm Bakewell cream biscuits with Smithfield ham and pepper jam are true comfort classics.
Try the buttermilk fried chicken and spot it on Foodspotting!
Try the Butterscotch and Chocolate Pot de Crème Dessert
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