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Flour + Water

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mission District
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2401 Harrison Street @ 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-2710 (20th Street)
+1 415-826-7000
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant! I try to return whenever possible. Here with a group of friends while on business. It's a very small, quaint, neighborhood restaurant. Reservations are highly needed! We started our meal with several small dishes including some roasted yellow beets, a salad with pea shoots and fresh avocado, followed by the Salumi board. The Salumi board... More 

Thank docfoodie2013
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's hard to get a reservation at Flour+Water. During a recent visit to the San Francisco area we tried several times on Open Table, and even for days in advance and it was always booked. On our second to last day we were able to get a late evening dinner reservation that worked with our plans. It was worth the... More 

Thank AngelCherie914
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two years ago on another trip to San Francisco, we tried to go to dinner at Flour + Water but could not wrangle a reservation. Instead we went to Central Kitchen, one of the chef's other restaurants. Although my husband declared there was nothing he could order, my husband still rhapsodizes about the meal we had there. Oh that budine.... More 

1 Thank MeSoko
New York City, New York
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96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

a little find in this district this bustling restaurant is great for their pizza! I loved the one we had with bone marrow. Really innovative and it worked. Would definitely recommend!

Thank JimmyShu-lin
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I think this restaurant is more hype then anything. The food is ok but it's not worth all the hype. The waiters are pretentious, "hipper than thou" Nuevo missionites" spilling with "tude" and the food is typical SF fair e.g. Tasty but done a million times the same at other places. For all the hype, I was hoping for something... More 

Thank Lucia C
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Pastas are fresh and very tasty. A wide variety of very different and original pastas. Probably one of the best I have tasted outside of Italy. Portions are relatively small but very well prepared. Make sure to leave some space for the dessert.

Thank JoseNelson
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our server, Maddy, made our dining experience so memorable. 3 of us shared three plates: duck tortelloni, roasted hen tagliatelle and the water buffalo bolognese as well as a margarita pizza with arugula, ALL of which were amazing. The experience is still making my heart flutter with enjoyment. Thanks!

Thank chenoak6
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119 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was one of the best meals of my entire life. I heard about it through a great local friend, & when I looked online, it seemed they were booked for the next few weeks, but then I saw text that read "walk-ins encouraged". So we only had to wait 45 minutes for a table. The staff was very accommodating... More 

1 Thank YogaCookie
san francisco, CA
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is deserving of a much higher rating than # 263 in SF. We've been to 400+ in the last decade and it's certainly in the top ten. We had their NYE feast and it was incredible. Can't wait til '18. The wait staff is great. Seek out Andrew.

Thank chinadochill
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I went here for dinner with friends and had the tasting menu. Everything that they served tasted phenomenal, the only problem was the speed with which the courses were served. It took forever... Having said that I would definitely go back.

Thank Markdman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Harrison Street @ 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-2710
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-826-7000
Fresh house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, house-cured meats. It’s all about simple and authentic Italian food rooted in the south, executed with skill, expertise and old world standards of care. The defining goal of the restaurant for its ambiance and style of service is to make everyone feel welcome. "We feel very strongly about creating a ‘come as you are’ atmosphere in the restaurant."

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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