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Boxing Room

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Hayes Valley
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399 Grove Street at Gough, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Gough Street)
+1 415-430-6590
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Sacramento, California
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a sazerac lover. We stumbled on the Boxing Room quite by accident. It is a great bar that includes a seafood bar as well. Very competent bartenders, and very friendly. We got there a bit ahead of the after-work rush, so we were able to enjoy a relaxed environment and full attention from the bartenders. And if you... More 

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Thank Bill M
NYC
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157 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was pretty good, the atmosphere was pretty good, not too loud, not too crowded. It seems like it's a popular place before shows as it was quite packed when I initially passed by, but once 7:30 came around, it emptied out. I'd recommend making reservations if you're going to be there prior to 7pm. The beer selection isn't... More 

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Thank lord-xeon
Oakland, California
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255 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place prior to a show, or for happy hour, the food and service are pretty good. Portions large enough to share - the gumbo for example comes in 2 sizes and even the small portion for $10 will be sharable for 2 (and they will split it into 2 blows). Very good collard greens. BBQ shrimp for $20... More 

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San Francisco, California
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198 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We eat out a lot, we get tired of the usual fare, and we love New Orleans food and go there every chance we get, so the Boxing Room was a great choice on a recent Friday night. The room could be described as industrial modern, but with a high ceiling the noise level was tolerable despite a crowded bar... More 

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Thank David W
Mountain View, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went in there just for HH beers but started to browse the menu. The menu is small and wasn't tempting at the first glimpse. But everything we had snacking our way through was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. There were complimentary homemade pitachips with paprika creme as dip, very yummy. The grilled oysters and crispy Boudin Balls very... More 

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Lafayette
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232 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Had the Pimms Cup, which is a speciality here. Excellent. Gin and Tonic and Lemon Drops were also good. A complimentary flatbread and pimento cheese thing was tasty. Hushpuppies were good. Fried chicken ($26) was great and a generous serving with delicious mashed potatoes and collard greens, daughter was happy. (although a bit overcooked). Gumbo and Etouffee were delicious but... More 

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Thank Sharon D
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Sought out this place as we looked for different types of food to experience in SF. Figured there would be nothing quite like New Orleans style food in San Francisco. It is a lively neighborhood joint in Hayes Valley with a lot of neighborhood patrons and some opera goers as well. The drink menu is perhaps the most interesting with... More 

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Thank Lucas777
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stumbled on this Hayes Valley joint while walking the neighborhood near our hotel and decided to give it a try. Very lively atmosphere, filled with laughter and congenial chatter. We opted for the Liberty Farms Crispy Duck Confit which was spectacular. Having visited NO many times in the past, this dish held its own. The Trinity is fun to... More 

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Thank penelopem593
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The people are nice but the food is just awful. I sent the crawfish etouffee back it was just watery and tasteless, in fact the only taste was of the canned tomatoes. They use the same base sauce or broth for many dishes clearly, everything was kind of the same. The fried food has such a thick coating of bread... More 

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Thank Shirley C
Oak Hill, Virginia, United States
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Boxing Room is a full restaurant with full bar. It's in the Hayes Valley neighborhood and is a stop in place for folks going to the Opera House and other entertainment venues in the area. They have a good selection of wines and a full bar. I had the kale caesar salad and smoked chicken andoulie gumbo. Fabulous. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 399 Grove Street at Gough, San Francisco, CA 94102
    (Gough Street)
  • Public Transportation: Muni 21 Hayes.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-430-6590

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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