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Brazen Head

3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
+1 415-921-7600
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pepper steak” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (4 reviews)
“petite filet” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for drinks and food and chose to sit by the bar. There is a very full range of drinks and the food we had was really tasty, well cooked and presented. The barman Dan was friendly and helpful. The whole place had...More

Thank Ian M
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad to hear you had a great time at our bar, Ian! Anytime you're in the mood for another good meal and some fine drinks, don't hesitate to come see us again. Best wishes, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I searched for a nice spot near our hotel to eat using TripAdvisor ratings. The reviews were spot on. Great food and great selection of drinks. You can bring teenagers into the place so don't worry. It's not a big place but the food was...More

Thank casperslose
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Casper: thank you very much for trusting the fellow Trip advisor reviewers there're a lot of places to eat in the Cow Hollow district thank you for selecting Brazen Head see you next time, Eddie

Reviewed 23 June 2017

A reasonably priced neighborhood bistro featuring outstanding steaks and a full bar. Locals pack this place nightly. Tourists, on the other hand, seem to have no idea where it is. Why? For one thing, you'll need a car, or better yet, take a cab since...More

Thank bbchea
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for the words of encouragement to others guests, " But you can't miss it..." The Brazen Head welcomes Locals and Visitors alike serving full diner until 1 AM nightly. Thanks Eddie

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We ate an early dinner here last night after a Sonoma wine tour. My husband and I split the 10oz filet with creamed spinach and potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly, buttery and tender, creamed spinach was spectacular! The ambiance is old San Francisco with...More

Thank Fox-Williams-TX
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

This made our day! So glad everything hit the mark from the filet to the spinach and potatoes. We're all about a satisfying meal in a beautiful place, so it means a lot that we could give that to you. I sure hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Brazen Head was recommended by a friend who'd lived in SF, and was every bit as good as he said. Friendly, low key and good food, who could ask for anything more?

Thank McGookie
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

So glad you were recommended to us! It's great to hear that you were happy with everything from the dishes to our wonderful team. I hope to have you back again soon! All the best, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Favorite neighborhood spot to round out a night out - quiet, cozy, and perfect menu for a late bite and night cap.

Thank Sophia R
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Sophia, I'm thrilled to see your review! It's great to hear that you're a fan of our atmosphere, and I'm glad you've stopped by to sample our menu and have a night cap. I hope you'll be back our way soon. Sincerely, Eddie, Owner

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Coventry inn on Lombard street, this place is only a few feet away. What a little gem, very small but great atmosphere. Very good menu and food, excellent staff. Low level jazz music in the back ground what more could...More

Thank Keith B
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Keith: Keith it's sounds like you summed up The Brazen Head quite well, thank you very much. Look forward to seeing you next time. Eddie

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great place, do stop in and see them, serve late, food outstanding and the barmen are possibly the best in SF.

Thank ALM888K
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Art: that's pretty high praise for the barmen being the best in SF. We humbly accept such high marks, and thank you. More importantly we're real pleased you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again soon, Eddie

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Small intimate restaurant/bar. Eddie the bartender is knowledgable and friendly with great recommendations. The fillet Mignon was perfect and the French Onion Soup rivals though I've had in top restaurants in Paris. A must visit!!!

Thank Jimmy S
Brazened, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Jimmy--Thank you very much for your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed yourself looking forward to seeing you next time. Eddie

Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had two meals in this restaurant and enjoyed them both. The staff are very helpful and the food was excellent with a good selection of drinks. We eat at night so the atmosphere was very dark, romantic and inviting!! All in all an excellent...More

Thank Des T
Eddie S, Owner at Brazen Head, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Des, I'm thrilled that you've enjoyed both visits to our place so far. I'm pleased that our staff was helpful and that our atmosphere seemed welcoming and romantic. I appreciate your recommendation, and I hope you'll be back to see us again soon. Thank you,...More

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backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
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remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-7600
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A Place Worth Finding. A neighborhood establishment since 1980 for Locals and Visitors alike. A full bar featuring very professional bartenders. A wait staff that is very accommodating and informed. A familiar continental cusine with some old school favorites. "You are only a stranger here once"
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