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181 3rd St, Inside the W Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107
+1 415-817-7836
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
181 3rd St, Inside the W Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of my experiences with the W San Francisco revolve around hip parties and late night cocktails, little did I realize that Trace in the W San Francisco is home to an accomplished team of restaurant professionals, who really know their stuff! If you are...More

Thank diningaround
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Trendy place with a wonderful menu and great service. We were a large group and felt like the serving staff was catering just to us. great wine list and neat specialty drinks and beer selection.

Thank beachseeker14
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the W and had the pleasure of having daily breakfast here and one dinner. Let me say that the service is excellent!! The breakfast is spectacular. I had the simple eggs avocado, toast, jam and it was heaven. They’re so courteous they...More

Thank tatiarteaga
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Trace restaurant located in the W Hotel on 3rd St in downtown San Francisco is a very good restaurant in its own right not to mention for a hotel. We had excellent hamburgers for lunch that compare to the best in the City. The menu...More

Thank ALHMartinez_CA
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the W hotel. It has a chic modern decor and faces Third street. It also has a very swank bar area, on the opposite side. The W is next door to MOMA — would be a...More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you are staying at the W Hotel of course you will give it a try. But if you are anywhere in downtown San Francisco this will be a great place for dinner. Modern ambiance and wonderful cooking. The Taste choices we enjoyed, Roasted Baby...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The bar menu (specialty cocktails, wines by the glass, etc) was really nice. We had some drinks while waiting for our reservation time and were pleased with the ambiance (the bar lights up with different colors). Inside the restaurant, it's really clean and vibrant. The...More

Thank JesLynx
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great ambiance, and part of the W Hotel. Service was very good for our party of 14 and the food selections were limited but decent.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Nice dining experience, and it's very modern. It can get busy when there are trade shows so check in advance for openings.

Thank Nutmeg_Cinnamon
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness! We stopped for a quick lunch and this had to be one of the best burgers I've had! It was cooked to perfection, medium rare which, although I always order move that way, it rarely arrives at the table less than medium...More

Thank Christina H
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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24 November 2017|
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Response from ALHMartinez_CA | Reviewed this property |
Casual - jeans and tennis shoes are fine - lot's of tech workers eat there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 3rd St, Inside the W Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107 (Formerly XYZ)
    (Howard Street)
  • Public Transportation: Two blocks from Montgomery Muni and Bart Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-817-7836
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