The Saratoga, San Francisco

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

The Saratoga

1000 Larkin Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

415-932-6464

The Saratoga Website

The Saratoga San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – The Saratoga is a contemporary American restaurant in the old Saratoga Hotel building. It is park of the well respected Bacchus Management Group (Village Pub, Spruce, etc) The focus is on a high end pub with strong drinks as well as good food.

Insider Tip – Call ahead and go when they have Wagyu Prime Rib!

Cuisine – Contemporary American
Location – San Francisco Tenderloin
Opened – 2016

The Saratoga San Francisco interior decor

Service – The Saratoga had professional service from a waitress that knew her stuff. No worries here.
Verdict – The Saratoga continues the tradition of this restaurant group. Solid food and service in an clubby historic atmosphere.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? No.

The Saratoga Signature Dishes – Hamachi crudo, Hamburger, Toga Tots, Walking Dead cocktail

The Saratoga’s Menu is fairly short and concise. 9 appetizers, 4 salads, 5 dinner entrees. Extensive drink menu.

Website The Saratoga Menu

The Saratoga Food Picks:

The Saratoga San Francisco mojito

Mojito ($13) was tall, strong and flavorful. This place is definitely a bar with experienced mixologists.

The Saratoga San Francisco parkerhouse rolls

Warm Parker House Rolls ($4 for 2) with Today’s Butter – Olive, Sea Salt is from their sister Mayfield Bakery in Palo Alto. Good stuff and an interesting Olive butter.

The Saratoga San Francisco kale salad

Baby Kale Salad ($13) queso aneo, pepitas, avocado green goddess was a favorite of the waitress. Beautiful and well dressed kale with some crunchy bits.

The Saratoga San Francisco Mussels Cioppino

Mussels Cioppino with garlic crostone ($19) was a good sized bowl full of fresh mussels and some toasted bread for dipping.

The Saratoga San Francisco Mole Fried Chicken

Mole Fried Chicken ($21) pickled slaw, crema consists of lightly battered fried chicken smothered with a mole sauce. Very interesting. A spicy cole slaw is on the side.

The Saratoga San Francisco Roasted Tuscan Kale

Slow Cooked Tuscan Kale with tomato, garlic, chili, extra virgin olive oil ($7) was another solid kale dish. Eat those veggies.

The Saratoga San Francisco Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack ($7) Caramel Popcorn, Peanuts, Maldon Salt is a fun retro snack from the past. Even has a little toy surprise!

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

The Saratoga Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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