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Town Hall ****
342 Howard Street
corner of Fremont Street
bet Mission and Folsom
Description & Atmosphere
the large rustic
brick building with red awnings on Howard Street,
in San Francisco's popular SOMA district.
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!
The 110-seat restaurant, with
its exposed brick, high ceilings,
paneled windows, and stunning chandeliers, gives
it a distinct
Coast feel. Add to that a
"West Coast buzz" and
amazing food and it's easy to
Hall has such a following among foodies.
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
regional American cuisine — and an impressive wine list.
Depending on the season, our appetizer picks include the tasty
Tomato Salad with organic watercress, rustic breadcrumbs and garlic
Warm Ham and Cheese Toast with poached egg and jalapeno cream
actually tastes much better than it sounds —
want to split this appetizer because it's very
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
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
Risotto and Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
Desserts include Strawberry Shortcake, Apricot
Melba Pound Cake, Plum Jelly Doughnuts, Butterscotch & Chocolate
de Creme — and
what Town Hall boasts is " San Francisco's
Best Cup of Hot Chocolate."
dinner, check out the cute little "Rock Garden" that
sits just adjacent to the patio area.
Cocktails & Al
Enjoy dining al fresco — Town
Hall's cozy covered patio area is
the restaurant's main entrance
above and below).
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.
The entire restaurant can be
rented out for parties
of 43 or more, for lunch or
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
cocktails while waiting for your table. It's also a fun place
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.
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner Sun-Thurs 5:30-10pm,
Reservations are highly recommended...well in advance.
Gift Certificates are available.
Parking lot across the street on Fremont.
Knowledgeable and efficient
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