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Big 4

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Nob Hill
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1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251 (Taylor)
+1 415-771-1140
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06:30 - 22:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent service , very good pisco sour , happy and delicate ambiance ,good food and kelleher the master waiter is a must, to make you feel in the best world, we use to go at list two a three times a year,

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Thank Jorge W
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Jorge W, Thank you for sharing your experience at the BIG 4. We are delighted you enjoyed aspects of the restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stepped in around 9pm and ordered from the bar menu which had lots of choices. The kids had delicious chicken pot pies. We enjoyed the tuna tartare, the smoked salmon and the Mediterranean platter. Everything was fresh and delicious with wonderful flavors. The Italian wine was so good. The service was excellent. Attentive staff, knowledgeable, and made great suggestions.... More 

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Thank BirdI-Mom
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear BirdI-Man, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that your family enjoyed the BIG 4. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

New Zealand
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss going to the Big 4. Great food, on form service, awesome atmosphere. We had dinner one night, drinks and nibbles another. The dinner was faultless. Yummy well presented but not too fussy food. Really good service from our waiter. The top thing was the atmosphere – best described as big warm hug. The intimate, no windows, dark,... More 

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Thank justine555
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Justine555, Thank you again for another wonderful and detailed review. Please feel free to contact me on upon your next visit. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

think blue-haired, old fashioned, social-club-like atmosphere. Super fun to come here for a G+T after work. It's not open super late but it's a real Nob Hill treasure.

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Thank 581lily
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear 581lily, Having grown up in San Francisco, I can certainly concur with your observations. It is a very retro and cool atmosphere. I am glad you enjoyed it. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

Palo Alto, California
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal here. The room was build in the 1970s, to look older. The space is broken up into lots of small spaces, so it feels intimate and conversation is easy as the noise level is pretty low (so is the light level!). We started with shared roasted beets with grilled pear slices, arugula and blue cheese,... More 

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Thank Wanderdogs
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Wanderdogs, Thank you for your kind remarks. Having just arrived here from Beverly Hills, I liken the BIG 4 to the Polo Lounge. Both are legendary. As some one who was raised in San Francisco, I marvel of the history of this restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza More 

Sonora, California
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290 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my go-to spot for before and after a concert at the Masonic. It can be quite busy, you have to be patient, but you get to taste a little bit of Old San Francisco. Food is good, wines are good-to-ok, service is good once you get a seat or table. Loud, noisy fun time with your fellow concert-goers!

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Thank William F
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear William F, Thank you for your review. The BIG 4 is like no other establishment on Nob Hill. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

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280 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

very good with good service too . Tuna tartare french and spicy , very good shrimps pasta and nice pudding . Very nice setting between english club and brasserie . One to the prettiest restaurant in town.

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Thank fabriciodd
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Fabriciodd, As with your insights with the Hotel, we are equally delighted that you enjoyed the BIG 4. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

San Francisco
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286 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went to brunch - loved the restaurant and our great waiter. Corned Beef Hash was outstanding - Eggs Benedict, too. The bar is terrific - very old school - whispers elegance and charm. Love it.

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Thank Page L
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Page L, Thank you for sharing your experience. The BIG 4 is iconic to the City and after 40 years it maintains its original allure. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Step back in time and enjoy the lovely piano music played by a charming older woman with just the right touch. The bartender was friendly but formal and not overly familiar and his drinks were fantastic and his service efficient. He greeted the man next to me, good to see you again, and the man was touched and surprised he... More 

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Thank molliestravels
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Molliestravels, Thank you for complimenting the BIG 4 as you did the Scarlet Huntington. I honestly look forward to meting you in person on your next visit. Please contact me directly. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a great spot of cocktails. Sit at the bar to take it all in. Go early as it was packed overnight, standing room only

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Thank Garry L
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this review

Dear Gary L, Wow, your review of the hotel was fantastic enough. Thank you for this one regarding the BIG 4. I would welcome the opportunity to buy you a drink upon your next visit. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
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
  • 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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Staying in Nob Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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