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Linden & Laguna, San Francisco, CA

Linden & Laguna

4.4
4.4
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Happy Hour at L&L 4-7pm Weds-Sat!! $2 fresh Marin Oysters! $12 House Red/White/Bubbly $6 pints O' craft brew! "Best of OpenTable" Winner 2022! Located in an iconic beaux arts building at the corner of Linden and Laguna in San Francisco’s cosmopolitan and historic Hayes Valley, our intimate gathering spot has served the Hayes Valley community for a century plus and has at turns been a bakery, ice cream factory, art bar café and Champagne bar. We honor this substantive legacy by offering tasty, comforting and healthy local fare, an eclectic selection of independent family produced fine wines from California and abroad, and craft brew in an inviting, intimate setting. We strive for a style of service which is decidedly unfussy, attentive and informative as our guests require.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Californian, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 829-2265

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 41 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Romantic

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  1. C

    Charlie1234

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great place, great service by friendly attentive staff, which is a rarity these days.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful spot. Great snacks. Great bottles of wine, for a good price. My only complaint is the uncomfortable seating indoors. If the weather is good, sit outside.
  3. MK

    MichaelK

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    loud kitchen banging plates, uncomfortable chairs, flatbread was not good (bad crust), date appetizer was laughable small
  4. MC

    MrsC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I loved the menu but my friend was still hungry after our meal. It was very busy. There were only 2 servers but they were gracious and apologetic about service being slow. We were never served one item we ordered. But I would go back, the wine was excellent, I wanted to try more items from the menu and I loved the ambiance!
  5. AG

    AllisonG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was very slow and not good. Would not go back.
  6. M

    Mirla

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    It's a cozy joint with an excellent wine list and so-so food. The apricot/date dish was incredibly meh, with 3 tiny, dry apricots and 3 tiny half-dates, served in a large plate that made the price gouging even more obvious. We shared a mushroom pizzetta that was very good (just needed a tad of salt to enhance the flavors). We did enjoy the service and attention, and our waiter never rushed us, which was nice as we were catching up with a friend that we hadn't seen in over 10 years! Go for the wine, maybe the salad (which looked good) and the relaxed atmosphere. Then walk down Hayes Street where you will find lots of great restaurants.
  7. I

    Inga

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, every single wine we had was amazing. And the wait staff is just so kind. I can't wait to go back!
  8. AN

    AbbyN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The space is cute inside but pretty small which makes it loud. There seemed to be only one person attending to all the tables. We had to ask for water several times, it took about 20 minutes before our drink order was taken, and the food was just average. The pizza was smaller than a normal personal pizza (probably the equivalent of a large New York slice of pizza) and it was almost $20… It was also a Sunday, so I imagine it would be a very poor dining experience on a weekend when it’s more crowded.
  9. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went here for Restaurant Week! It was fine but the food was nothing special. I thought they could be a bit more creative with their options (two of the few appetizer options were clam dip with potato chips or almonds with olives?) Heads up no cocktails, only beer and wine!
  10. MM

    MartaM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great neighborhood wine bar. Not fancy or pretentious, servers are friendly and accommodating. We decided not to eat and they were completely cool and let us stay at the bar until we were ready to leave. Wine selection is B+, prices are appropriate. Would come back.
  11. DC

    DanielC

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    It was busy in a Friday night; the staff did a great job covering the many tables, both inside and out. It was Restaurant Week, so we tried the prix fixe, though we originally planned to come for drinks. The menu items were more like appetizers than actual courses. The white bean and tuna salad was a great part of that; the flatbreads however tasted like store bought frozen pizzas.
  12. A

    Anne

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had outstanding service here and happened to arrive during restaurant week. All of the wines are a great price point especially for San Francisco & 2 on the list are even made by the owner of the place! It feels like a quaint Parisian cafe. The pizzetas, salad and sourdough bread on the appetizer menu were delicious. We would 100% come back here next time we visit SF.
  13. SF

    SFoodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very well done for a small wine bar. Attractive space with outdoor seating. Small but well prepared and executed menu.
  14. CS

    CraigS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went there for a pre-Symphony drink and light dinner. The ambience was warm, relaxed, and friendly. It was perfect and we will definitely return again.
  15. N

    Neil

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Neat neighborhood spot for date night. Food and drinks are too pricey to go frequently to hang out.
  16. CB

    ClairB

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place! Wonderful cozy spot at Linden Alley - and great for Hayes Valley people watching. Where to start - menu selections are perfect fits for the imaginative, small yet expansive - and well priced! - wine list. Charcuterie plate the hands-down best in SF. Staff - particularly Oscar - are warm and welcoming. Just the perfect place to while away an hour in Hayes Valley. Not a bad idea to book ahead - we did for a 4:15 Saturday outdoor table and everything was full up by 5:00 with a happy crowd enjoying a perfect start to the evening. Look forward to enjoying Linden and Laguna with everyone I know!
  17. MG

    MeredithG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the wine selection. Great ambiance, and delicious food! My favorites are the dates and apricots as well as the clam dip to start. Will definitely be coming back again!
  18. CH

    ChrissiH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to stop in for some charcuterie and wine. :)
  19. A

    Allie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I walked over to check this place out for the first time. I loved the vibe...intimate, relaxing atmosphere that's perfect for date night. The service was great too. We had some flat bread, bubbly and Bordeaux. Nice addition to Hayes Valley.
  20. l

    luluj

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We just had a flat bread with a few glasses of pretty good wine at a decent price. The service was excellent. It was perfect for what we went there for. If you want a full menu of food, thi is not the place. If you're looking at meeting up with friends for a few bites and good wine, well you could do a lot worse.
  21. G

    Georged

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here several times and really like it. We have dined each time outdoors and with the heater it is ver comfortable. Nice selection of wine and good food. Staff is wonderful and very attentive.
  22. S

    Shaz

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The proprietor went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable and ordered things we would enjoy. That kind of personalize service goes a long way these days!
  23. M

    Moey

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a lovely place for a glass of wine and some yummy snacks. We had soup, charcuterie and pizza to share amongst 3. All delicious. The staff are friendly and professional.
  24. MB

    MaggieB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A lovely quaint spot. The charcuterie was not as expected. The cheese was sliced - as in sandwich style and the blue crumbled. I think there is room for improvement with the cheeses --they were ordinary along with the small a tumble amount of tapenade - I don't recommend this. The chicken, white bean and kale soup was delicious. Wines scrumptous -- we had the Zinfandel.
  25. AN

    AnyaN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    This place is one of the worst wine bars I've ever visited. First, for a wine bar, the selection of wine by the glass is subpar. Second, the food was a joke. Third, it was extremely cold inside. Oysters: the oysters were fresh, but the sauce that they came with was sad. It was just watered down sriracha. Stuffed apricots and dates: I don't think I've ever seen such a lazy dish at a restaurant. Contrary to what the name suggests, this "dish" is just six pieces of dried apricots and dates with a dab of cheese on top. You can definitely make this at home after last minute visit to your local corner store. Charcuterie plate: the plate that we got is definitely not like the plate in the pictures. It is as if they went to Trader Joe's and got some mediocre cheeses and cold cuts. What a sad experience. I don't understand how this place has such high ratings. We were fooled.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just fabulous!!!! The food was amazing and the personal was so kind and provided a wonderful service from beginning to end!!! We loved it.
  27. l

    librich

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Nice folks, okay pizzas. Very small and deafeningly loud. Don't expect to have a conversation here.
  28. S

    Steph

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The ambiance is awesome and it is worth going just because it does have a great vibe. Unfortunately, the service, especially for such a small place was not great. It took a LONG time for anyone to approach us after we arrived and were sat at our table (we did have a reservation) and then I had to go to the bar to request our check. The food is good but this is a place I think is meant for drinks and maybe a snack.
  29. K

    Khastle1

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were kind, helpful and pleasant
  30. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice but louder atmosphere. Service was good but the food was underwhelming. The charcuterie plate was the least satisfying (small portions, lacked freshness, and the meats were dry and the cheese tasted like pre-slice cheese from a grocery store). The soup and the flatbread was pretty good. Love the location and drink prices, but the food needs some work.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were delicious! And our waitress was Sarah and she made us feel right at home! Loved every minute of our dining experience!
  32. SW

    SarahW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute neighborhood wine bar, good food and great value. Staff was fun and friendly. Will definitely go back.
  33. R

    Rachele

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Glasses were empty often. Had to waive down server to get refills and check. Basically was never checked on.
  34. AG

    AnmolG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the food. Bite sized and full of unique flavors
  35. K

    Katies

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing!! The portions are extremely reasonable, everything tastes fantastic, and everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful. I’m only sad that I hadn’t made it over sooner but I plan to go back ASAP!
  36. m

    mchan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, didn’t take too long and the value was great!! The table of 4 we sat at was very small but that would be my only compliant. I would definitely go again with friends or family, but I’d keep it small 2-3 people per party bc they didn’t have large tables
  37. C

    2Celtsdineout

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building- great location- good food and terrific staff.
  38. AS

    AmandaS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great value and outdoor seating options. Would highly recommend as a stop for wine and hors d'ouvres.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot for wine and shared plates with friends.
  40. NH

    NicoleH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Will definitely go back! The Owner and GM made us feel right at home and our servers guided us on great menu choices.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Linden & Laguna is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Google Map for Linden & Laguna

528 Laguna St San Francisco, CA 94102-5014

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Californian, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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