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Big 4

1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
+1 415-771-1140
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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1075 California St, Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-2251
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here twice during my most recent stay at the Scarlet Huntington, once for drinks, the next evening for dinner. Great service, drinks and food both times. Be sure to take some time to view the wonderful historic photographs and memorabilia on display.

Thank MamaFleisch
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear MamaFleisch, Thank you very much for visiting us and staying with us at the Scarlet Huntington. We are grateful for your kind words. I will share them with the staff. Sincerely, James

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a recommendation from a friend who knows me so well. It's gracious old school paneled walls, green leather seating, beautiful wood carved bar and great food. I actually went either to their bar or the restaurant every night I was in San Francisco....More

1  Thank Stanleyps
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stanleyps, Thank you very much to your friend and to you for your review. We are very proud of our bartenders' ability to mix cocktails for balance and flavor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another Chicken Pot Pie. Sincerely, James

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many hours of airline travel my husband and I were looking for a quick and easy dinner option near our hotel. We happened across the Big 4 and checked out the bar area and they offer some of their menu items in there. If...More

1  Thank TySchaffer
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TySchaffer, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are open every day in the Bar for Lunch. The Big 4 Chicken Pot Pie is a San Francisco tradition. I am glad you enjoyed it. Please come back and visit us soon. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group and we had a fixed menu that everyone loved. I had a salad, NY strip steak and a strawberry rhubarb crumble desert - all delicious and prepared perfectly. Our service was very attentive too. We admired the environment of this...More

Thank betona
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Betona, Thank you very much for visiting us. The strawberry rhubarb crumble is a staff favorite too! Please come back and see us again soon. Sincerely, James

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old hotel has a very nice bar with lots of detail. We went for an after dinner drink. Prices are ok for Nob Hill but the service is pitiful. Took getting a manager to get our check after a 10 minute wait and no...More

Thank VacaCouple2014
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear VacaCouple, Thank you very much for letting me know about your experience. I apologize for the the lack of service you suffered while going for a dinner drink. This is unacceptable to me and mine to fix. I would welcome the opportunity to learn...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is always reassuring to have your expectations met and then to exceed them, well that's a bonus. Particularly when travelling. Fabulous setting and ambience (pianist playing), quality menu and the food and service were excellent. Steeped in history this is a must do for...More

Thank Margot M
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Margot, Thank you very much for your kind review. We have a pianist every night from 5:30pm. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, James

Reviewed 18 June 2017

From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, the experience was off the charts. The atmosphere is one of old charm, dark beautiful woodwork in an historic setting. Our server Georgette and the two gentleman who bused our table, were outstanding. Georgette...More

Thank Ann W
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ann W Thank you very much for your kind review, I will share this with the service staff and culinary team. I am glad you enjoyed the lobster bisque, it is a fan favorite! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, James

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I have to admit, this was a surprise to me, having lived in SF for over a year, I didn't actually know about it. It is splendid, in a clubby old world type of feel. We just had cocktails, but as you would expect the...More

Thank Glyndwr100
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Glyndwr100, Thank you very much for visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! I will share your service compliment with our staff. Sincerely, James

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We didn't really feel there was anything special about the place but it is still worth a visit. The staff were very chatty and welcoming. A bit pricey for what you get.

Thank Robin C
James G, EAM at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Robin C., Thank you very much for visiting the Big 4. We are proud of our "chatty and welcoming staff". Please come and see us again soon! Sincerely, James G.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and ate here on our first night in San Francisco. The decor is dark panels in the style of a rich gentleman's club with soft piano in the background. Service is friendly and efficient. Good bar and wine list. Food...More

Thank SteveHutchison
TheScarletHuntington, General Manager at Big 4, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear Steven Hutchison, Thank you for your candid comments. I shall share them with our Restaurant Manager. Best regards, Sal L. Abaunza, General Manager

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Response from Dez13 | Reviewed this property |
Call the Restaraunt or the Scarlet Huntington directly and ask them to cancel your reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$80
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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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