About The Brixton

2140 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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The Brixton. A Welcome Refuge. Craft Beer and Specialty Cocktails. Scrumptious eats. A kick-drum backbeat. Whet your whistle and satisfy your food craving at The Brixton. Located in the heart of Cow Hollow, The Brixton is vim for the palette and vigor for the pulse. Daily from 11AM – 2AM.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM -3:30 PM
Dinner: Daily: 5:30 PM - 10:30 AM
Late Menu: 3:30 PM -5:30 PM and 10:30 PM -12:00 AM

Cross Street:
Fillmore

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 409-1114

Website:
http://www.brixtonsf.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking Out Front with Parking Garages within walking distance.

Executive Chef:
Jon Hara

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

As an event space, The Brixton can serve 135 for a seated meal and 225 for a reception. The Brixton has hosted events for 7x7 Magazine, Remy Cointreau, and Southern Wine & Spirits.

The Brixton Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.5

ambience

3.7

noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

vibrant bar scene (19)
good for groups (16)
great for brunch (12)
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late-night find (11)
hot spot (10)
neighborhood gem (10)
great for lunch (8)
fit for foodies (7)
special occasion (5)
kid-friendly (5)
romantic (5)
great for outdoor dining (4)
notable wine list (1)
scenic view (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5

Great for lunch, outdoor dining , happy ...

vip
Dined on April 12, 2016

Great for lunch, outdoor dining , happy hour or meeting friends.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent experience at the Brixton

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

A group of 6 friends ate dinner here the other night. We ordered a variety of apps, entrees and desserts and everything was excellent, including the service. We are planning on coming back again next month.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Date night

Dined on April 3, 2016

Great food but the place is not a 1st date kind of spot. The noise level was insane.

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

The food was great! The clam chowder wa ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

The food was great! The clam chowder was one of the best clam chowders I'd tasted!

food5
ambience5
service2

The food and ambience where great. The s ...

Dined on March 29, 2016

The food and ambience where great. The service on the other hand was less than great. Glad I went for happy hour.

food4
ambience2
service4

Was loud music and bar scene. The food w ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Was loud music and bar scene. The food was good and cocktails good size.

food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Second Time Deal Breaker

vip
Dined on March 15, 2016

We went to the Brixton because we wanted burgers -- I am a carnivore, my is vegan. When we arrived -- with a reservation -- we waited for at least five minutes at the host stand without being acknowledged by anyone. We finally caught someone's attention and were seated in the front of the restaurant. The server promptly brought us menus and water (without asking if we wanted any), and we placed orders for drinks (one glass of wine and one beer). After almost 20 minutes and no server or drinks, we had to get up and ask someone if we could get our drinks, which had been sitting at the end of the bar the entire time. The food took at least 20 minutes after ordering. We had to move tables because there was such a draft that we were freezing. Once moved, the very attentive bus boy took our flatware and side plates -- TWICE. He was so fast that we didn't notice. Overall: go there for a loud atmosphere and drink at the bar, but don't expect outstanding or quick service.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Good Brunch

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

Fun spot, very lively, great for brunch. Try the Crispix french toast and the fried chicken, both were good.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious food, great cocktails snd fun ...

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Delicious food, great cocktails snd fun ambiance. We will be back soon.

food5
ambience4
service2

The food was delicious. Far beyond what ...

vip
Dined on February 17, 2016

The food was delicious. Far beyond what I expected for fancy bar food. A few things ordered: Mussels with chorizo, Mac and cheese, the burger with onion rings. Excellent. Cocktail list interesting but not over the top. Service, mediocre. It was not a busy night and plenty of staff on hand, but staff was nonchalant. Two examples of many: Items we ordered as a main dish came first. I asked about whether other things were coming and server replied only "yes" and walked away. When we left we walked right past the host and I was going to say thank you but he was staring into the air and turned away without a word himself. Seems a shame as they put effort into tasty food. Could have been an off day, but the level of staff attention was nowhere close to the excellent effort clearly being made in the kitchen.

food1
ambience1
service1

Terrible host and hostess who couldn't r ...

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

Terrible host and hostess who couldn't read the computer screen and ignored us once they got a call. Far too loud to even sit for a drink after being so disrespected. Very disappointing.

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved it

vip
Dined on January 29, 2016

We came here for my husbands birthday and had a fantastic time. 4/6 of our party were stuck in traffic and arrived 45 minutes late. The hostess saved our table for us, as we had cocktails and waited for them to arrive. The food was great, cocktails on point, and service was great too.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

A definite neighborhood find!

vip
Dined on January 21, 2016

WOW! What a pleasant suprise in the quality of the service and the meal. I have to say that the clam chowder was probably some of the best I have had in many years. The entire meal was excellent and the service was 'spot on'! I would recommend Brixton on many different levels.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

service so-so

Dined on January 20, 2016

Unfortunately the service here has gone down in quality since opening, and while food remains decent, we won't be coming back here as often. Not only did we get seated after someone behind us in line was seated, our food, drinks, and even just tap water took forever. Meaning. We were seated and no one helped us for 15 minutes. It was not busy- maybe 6 tables in the whole restaurant. Unfortunate.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5

We went for a large group brunch on a fo ...

Dined on January 10, 2016

We went for a large group brunch on a football playoff weekend and considering the size of our group we had great service, food timing was good, and the house cocktails were excellent. Reservations are definitely recommended as the place was packed

food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Great until the end

Dined on January 9, 2016

I went on a Saturday for brunch. It was raining so my friends were running late. The waitress was cool about that and we ordered as soon as each of us all arrived to keep the tab going. Everything was great until the very very end. Did we overstay, the "2 hour limit" perhaps, but that doesn't mean the moment we all stand up, the little bus boy (whom looked like a very young Asian boy and this was his first job), attack our table to start cleaning it up. I didn't even have my coat on and my friend had her purse on the chair which he was blocking. My friend said excuse me a few times to ask him to move so she could get her purse and he ignored her. We were all taken back and ask ourselves once we walked outside. "did that just really happen?!". Honestly the food and drinks were good, its a great brunch spot. But oh man, if you go a minute over their 2 hour limit, yikes, beware... they might be busing your table on top of you. A little bit extreme and harsh. Oh well.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot
food4
ambience2
service3

The food was great the portions a little ...

vip
Dined on December 19, 2015

The food was great the portions a little small! However it was so incredibly loud I had to yell to be heard. I would go back but maybe earlier in the morning.

food4
ambience5
service5

Great place for brunch Good outdoor sea ...

vip
Dined on November 29, 2015

Great place for brunch Good outdoor seating in the sun Fantastic Bloody Mary's

food5
ambience4
service1

Great food, great ambiance

Dined on November 20, 2015

Three of us had dinner there on a Thursday night, and the food was great, and the drinks were better. Had a really nice time, got a booth in the back, the music was good and not too loud. Will go again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4

Great find for meet up with friends

Dined on November 13, 2015

Food was great. Small menu but great options. Drinks were great too. Good Service. Parking limited.

Tags: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service4

COMMENT

Dined on November 6, 2015

ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE AND THE LOCATION AND PARKING WAS GOOD.

Tags: late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food! Fun restaurant.

Dined on November 5, 2015

Great food! Fun restaurant.

food1
ambience1
service3

Immediately upon walking in the door, I ...

Dined on November 2, 2015

Immediately upon walking in the door, I knew this was in the setting I was looking for to catch up with old friends. The music was great, the cocktail I had was great! The beer selection was good. Our waitress was sweet, and attentive. Just not what we were looking for.

food4
ambience5
service5

We go to Brixton on a regular basis. It ...

Dined on November 1, 2015

We go to Brixton on a regular basis. It was always a fun and hip place for the folks in there twenties and thirties. It's even a kid friendly place for ones with kiddies. It's my neighborhood place where my kid has been to since he was a month old till now(18mon). They are so accommodating to kids so it makes it the easiest place for dinner. It's got all the components to make everybody happy. 1. Food is good. 2. Big screen Tv for sports. 3. Open area for sidewalk seating. 4. Kid friendly menu. 4. Superb bar and best of all, an upbeat atmosphere with great service.

food1
ambience3
service1

Cold and Slow

vip
Dined on October 25, 2015

We went there for Sunday brunch. Long wait for the food. The food was cold. Not warm but cold. The servers were interested in chatting with each other around the cash register.

food5
ambience3
service4

Good Food but way too cold

Dined on October 19, 2015

They have great food and our server was very nice. I had the salmon and my husband had the flatbread pizza. The music was nice but too loud, and it was freezing cold inside.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5

overall great experience

Dined on October 18, 2015

Great staff - especially the hostess that was very helpful. Loved being able to reserve online. Love the decor. Wish there more food choices

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service4

Sunday Brunch at The Brixton

Dined on October 18, 2015

Very loud, heavy bass background music and loud bar made it difficult to have conversation at the table without raising our voices. The brunch entrees were just so-so. Would recommend The Brixton much more for a late night drink outing than a relaxing family Sunday brunch spot.

Tags: late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4

Neighborhood hot spot

vip
Dined on October 18, 2015

Good food and a popular neighborhood place. Fit for out of towners to get a feel for the local bar scene.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4

Sunday Brunch

Dined on October 11, 2015

Great food and service, great ambiance for a fun Sunday brunch. Everything was great but the Huevos Rancheros was a little bland and one the dry side.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4

I always forget how loud it gets at nigh ...

vip
Dined on October 11, 2015

I always forget how loud it gets at night. Food is great all day and the bar is a good vibe, sometimes a little too busy on weekends. If you can grab brunch or lunch outside its a sweet spot to chill and people watch.

food4
ambience1
service1

Bad weekend to go. Fleet Week. Clearly ...

Dined on October 11, 2015

Bad weekend to go. Fleet Week. Clearly not enough staff. Sat for a half hour before begging for service. Appetizer was good. Left right after that. We could see it was not going to go well.

food5
ambience5
service5

we have been there many times the food i ...

Dined on October 10, 2015

we have been there many times the food is always spot on, great food and enviorment

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Rock-Inspired Bar/Restaurant with Great Food.

Dined on October 4, 2015

Really fun place to go with your friends for dinner and drinks. Loud. Good food. A few TVs. Upscale enough to wear leather shoes if you want. Fun things to look at. Great bar. A legit menu.

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience1
service2

It felt like I was in the middle of a Frat party.

Dined on October 4, 2015

Since I visit San Francisco several times a year I try to pick a couple of new restaurants to try each time I am there. I made a reservation for Saturday, 6:30 party of 4 and it went down hill from there. The food was good but there is no seperation of dining area and bar. There happened to be a UCLA football game going on and it was so loud I could not hear the people at my table over the party seated behind me cussing everytime the other team scored against the Bruins. The food was good, the service was poor but it was not all our servers fault. The couple of times she came by she would not have been able to hear me if there had been a problem. There seems to be an identity problem with this establishment. It is not a restaurant. It is a loud bar selling food. We ordered appetizers, entrees and deserts (no alcohol). Our bill was about 167.00 before tip for 4 people. I want to enjoy my meal, the company I am with in a casual setting. As far as coming back, the food was good but not good enough.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service3

Too busy

Dined on September 13, 2015

Kitchen was struggling to keep up. We waited way too long for our food and when it came out they had failed on the eggs and the Carnitas Hash was served luke warm as usual, meaning half the dish is cold when you eat it. We really like the place. Food is usually pretty good, service is always super friendly and accommodating, location is great, place looks good. I can't imagine what is going on in their kitchen.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Birthday

Dined on September 12, 2015

I just moved to the city and am not super familiar with places to eat out here. I found the Brixton on Yelp and was so pleased. I ordered the rib eye and LOVED it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service3

Always good for a great Brunch!

Dined on August 8, 2015

The Brixton never disappoints. We just had brunch there before OutsideLands and had the best bloody mary's (always add bacon) and delicious food. Nice to get the belly full before a day of drinking! Recommend a reservation if its a busy SF day though otherwise you're waiting in line for at least an hour. Enjoy!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4

Yummy comfort food. Brunch is excellent! ...

Dined on August 2, 2015

Yummy comfort food. Brunch is excellent! Don't go on Friday night if you want to have a good conversation because it gets loud.

food3
ambience3
service4

We were attending an event at the Palace ...

Dined on July 23, 2015

We were attending an event at the Palace of Fine Arts on a Wed and were worried about finding a late night place to eat at the last minute. This place was open and accomodating.

Tags: late-night find, vibrant bar scene

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