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Town Hall ****

Town Hall - popular SOMA restaurant, San Francisco, California

342 Howard Street
corner of Fremont Street
bet Mission and Folsom
San Francisco


Town Hall restaurant on Howard is one of San Francisco's most popular SOMA restaurants

Cuisine: American

Description & Atmosphere
Look for the large rustic brick building with red awnings on Howard Street, in San Francisco's popular SOMA district.

Town Hall, awning-covered entrance, San Francisco, California

Hot SF Restaurant
We were wondering whether
Town Hall — one of the city's hottest new restaurants —
would live up to its reputation.
It did...and then some!

Town Hall's dining room really has a buzz to it, especially at night

Inside Town Hall's 110-seat restaurant

The 110-seat restaurant, with
its exposed brick, high ceilings, paneled windows, and stunning chandeliers, gives it a distinct
East Coast feel. Add to that a
fun "West Coast buzz" and
amazing food and it's easy to
see why Town Hall has such a following among foodies.

Romantic dining at Town Hall restaurant, San Francisco, California

Close-up of Town Hall's stunning chandeliers inside the restaurant and bar area

This is a fun destination for a romantic dinner, to celebrate a special event or to entertain VIP clients and out-of-town guests.

Town Hall's frequently changing menu offers diners an eclectic
array of regional American cuisine — and an impressive wine list.

Depending on the season, our appetizer picks include the tasty
Heirloom Tomato Salad with organic watercress, rustic breadcrumbs and garlic buttermilk dressing.

And Faith's Warm Ham and Cheese Toast with poached egg and jalapeno cream actually tastes much better than it sounds —
you may want to split this appetizer because it's very rich...but in a good way!

Slow-Roasted Duck — WOW!
If you like duck, be sure to order Town Hall's Slow-Roasted Duck with toasted wild rice — the combination of tender duck, crispy skin, spiced dates, pecans and sweet gingersnap gravy makes this the best duck combo we've ever tasted...bar none.

Equally impressive is the Duo of Niman Ranch Lamb with goat cheese potato gratin, eggplant puree and nicoise olive Madeira sauce. Other menu offerings include everything from Dayboat Scallops, Alaskan Halibut and Roasted Trout, to Pork Chops, Rib-Eye Steak, Risotto and Buttermilk Fried Chicken.

Desserts include Strawberry Shortcake, Apricot Melba Pound Cake, Plum Jelly Doughnuts, Butterscotch & Chocolate Pot
de Creme —
and what Town Hall boasts is " San Francisco's Best Cup of Hot Chocolate."

Rock Garden that sits just adjacent to Town Hall and the outside patio area

After dinner, check out the cute little "Rock Garden" that sits just adjacent to the patio area.


Entrance to Town Hall, SOMA restaurant in San Francisco, California

Enjoy Al Fresco Dining at Town Hall's covered patio area, San Francisco, CA

Cocktails & Al Fresco Dining
Enjoy dining al fresco — Town Hall's cozy covered patio area is located just outside the restaurant's main entrance (see photos above and below).

Al fresco cocktails and dining at Town Hall, San Francisco, CA

Diners at Town Hall restaurant's covered patio area, SF, CA

Private Party Room
Town Hall's private party room
can accommodate up to 42 guests for Seated Events; and up to 80
for Cocktail Receptions.

Town Hall's dining room features exposed brick, high ceilings, stunning chandeliers and paneled windows

The entire restaurant can be
rented out for parties of 43 or more, for lunch or dinner.

Enjoying cocktails at Town Hall's long mahogany bar, just inside the main entrance

You can't miss the long mahogany bar (photo above and below), located just inside the main entrance — it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door.

The bar is a fun place to enjoy one of Town Hall's specialty cocktails while waiting for your table. It's also a fun place for people-watching!

Town Hall's Bar - great place for a drink and people-watching

Communal Table
The restaurant features a communal table just to the right of the main entrance and bar area — it's ideal for 10 or 12 people and is usually booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Inside Town Hall restaurant and bar, San Francisco, California

Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner Sun-Thurs 5:30-10pm,
Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm

Reservations are highly recommended...well in advance.

Gift Certificates are available.

Outside view of Town Hall, South of Market restaurant in San Francisco

Street parking.
Parking lot across the street on Fremont.

Knowledgeable and efficient


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Town Hall

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