Town Hall

★★★★☆
  • 342 Howard St

    San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • 415-908-3900

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Sat: 5:30pm-11pm, Sun: 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-10pm, 11am-2:30pm, Fri: 5:30pm-11pm, 11am-2:30pm

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I came here for dinner and everything was great except for the lackluster service. Parking was easy. I think I was a bit overdressed for this place. Everyone was so casual in there.

I had the pork chop there which was perfectly cooked slightly pink inside. I don't remember Also had wine and desert... I loved the final touch where they inserted the bill inside actual books.

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★★★★☆

I came here for dinner and everything was great except for the lackluster service. Parking was easy. I think I was a bit overdressed for this place. Everyone was so casual in there.

I had the pork chop there which was perfectly cooked slightly pink inside. I don't remember Also had wine and desert... I loved the final touch where they inserted the bill inside actual books.

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The food is great. The service is not. Both times I have eaten at Town Hall I have been treated to a wonderful meal that unfortunately left a sour taste in my mouth due to the service (or lack thereof)... Slow, unattentive, seemingly rushed waitstaff, and all after being seated 30 minutes after our scheduled reservation... ugh.

4
★★★★☆

The food is great. The service is not. Both times I have eaten at Town Hall I have been treated to a wonderful meal that unfortunately left a sour taste in my mouth due to the service (or lack thereof)... Slow, unattentive, seemingly rushed waitstaff, and all after being seated 30 minutes after our scheduled reservation... ugh.

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Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras West of the Mississippi? Town Hall knows how to throw one. Town Hall's Fat Tuesday annaul party is the best deal, with the best food. Walk into the oyster station, for all you can eat, then hit up the bar

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★★★★★

Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras West of the Mississippi? Town Hall knows how to throw one. Town Hall's Fat Tuesday annaul party is the best deal, with the best food. Walk into the oyster station, for all you can eat, then hit up the bar

Pros: Great Party, Nola Food and Entertainment

Cons: Only happens once a year

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Town Hall is a bit over rated. Don't get me wrong, the food is good but it isn't cohesive. All of us felt that the items on our plate, although good on their own, just didn't go together as a meal. The restaurant was busy and lively even at a late hour. It was a nice atmosphere and trendy however I had made a reservation and it was clear that they couldn't find it when we got there. They covered by seating us, still a little annoying.

3
★★★☆☆

Town Hall is a bit over rated. Don't get me wrong, the food is good but it isn't cohesive. All of us felt that the items on our plate, although good on their own, just didn't go together as a meal. The restaurant was busy and lively even at a late hour. It was a nice atmosphere and trendy however I had made a reservation and it was clear that they couldn't find it when we got there. They covered by seating us, still a little annoying.

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This review is for the take out bbq lunch they offer behind the restaurant.

Each day at lunch you can pick up smoke bbq pork, ribs or chicken outside. Its very tasty and the ribs were super tender. The price is pretty expensive, about $15 if you order the full order but you can get a 1/2 order for 8. There is no seating but you can sit on the benches near the restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

This review is for the take out bbq lunch they offer behind the restaurant.

Each day at lunch you can pick up smoke bbq pork, ribs or chicken outside. Its very tasty and the ribs were super tender. The price is pretty expensive, about $15 if you order the full order but you can get a 1/2 order for 8. There is no seating but you can sit on the benches near the restaurant.

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I really wanted to like this place. No, I really wanted to LOVE this place as it came highly recommended by my boyfriend who said he ate the best pork chop of his life here ( and he doesn't like pork).
The decor is nice, the vibe is great and the service is good. So no complaints there.
The low rating comes from the fact that my pork chop was completely over-salted. I like salty food but I stopped eating after 3 bites and downed a half litre of water (no exagerration) in 30 mins. I should have had my order re-made but I didn't want to be a pain ( I know, it's silly that I didn't want to be a pain and here I am complaining!) It's too bad bc I could tell that underneath all that salt, the flavours were amazing. Also, having read the reviews on Citysearch, there seems to be a large number of ppl who have had the same issue. I wish someone in their kitchen would read the reviews and remedy this.
Had the key lime pie for dessert and it was alright if not a bit too sweet but maybe that's only bc the main was too salty.
Will go back and order the pork chop again and hope for better luck ( I'll probably place the order with an "easy salt" request!)

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★★☆☆☆

I really wanted to like this place. No, I really wanted to LOVE this place as it came highly recommended by my boyfriend who said he ate the best pork chop of his life here ( and he doesn't like pork).
The decor is nice, the vibe is great and the service is good. So no complaints there.
The low rating comes from the fact that my pork chop was completely over-salted. I like salty food but I stopped eating after 3 bites and downed a half litre of water (no exagerration) in 30 mins. I should have had my order re-made but I didn't want to be a pain ( I know, it's silly that I didn't want to be a pain and here I am complaining!) It's too bad bc I could tell that underneath all that salt, the flavours were amazing. Also, having read the reviews on Citysearch, there seems to be a large number of ppl who have had the same issue. I wish someone in their kitchen would read the reviews and remedy this.
Had the key lime pie for dessert and it was alright if not a bit too sweet but maybe that's only bc the main was too salty.
Will go back and order the pork chop again and hope for better luck ( I'll probably place the order with an "easy salt" request!)

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: The side of salt that they serve on the already salty food!

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First time at Town Hall for my wife and myself:

Two cons: 1) one main course (with curry sauce) was unbearably salty; 2) the waiter came with an attitude that may be suitable for a Castro night club, but decisively not for a heterogeneous clientele.

Minor con: noisy (lots of crammed up loud "fairly-elegantly-dressed" people).

Two pros: 1) Food (Appetizers were fine; chocolate dessert was overall good: bottom crust was lousy; 2) white fish with asparagus sauce was very tender and not too salty); 2) bus-boy (Mexican young man) was friendly and professional (unlike the African-American waiter).

We rate the restaurant low for the unpleasant service (although a couple of other lady waiters came across as professional) and the unbearably salty dish. When spending $100 for two (plus tip) we ask for a far better service without risk of an unexcused flop on a main course.

Question: With all the unemployed people around, why don't they find better waiters?
Suggestion: Replace snotty waiter with bus-boy.

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★★☆☆☆

First time at Town Hall for my wife and myself:

Two cons: 1) one main course (with curry sauce) was unbearably salty; 2) the waiter came with an attitude that may be suitable for a Castro night club, but decisively not for a heterogeneous clientele.

Minor con: noisy (lots of crammed up loud "fairly-elegantly-dressed" people).

Two pros: 1) Food (Appetizers were fine; chocolate dessert was overall good: bottom crust was lousy; 2) white fish with asparagus sauce was very tender and not too salty); 2) bus-boy (Mexican young man) was friendly and professional (unlike the African-American waiter).

We rate the restaurant low for the unpleasant service (although a couple of other lady waiters came across as professional) and the unbearably salty dish. When spending $100 for two (plus tip) we ask for a far better service without risk of an unexcused flop on a main course.

Question: With all the unemployed people around, why don't they find better waiters?
Suggestion: Replace snotty waiter with bus-boy.

Pros: Fine Appetizers

Cons: Salty food and poor waiter (others seem fine)

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Went there for dessert and a glass of wine. The mint ice cream was good but the chocolate cake was very dry.

I don't understand why citysearch is making me write a review that is longer than 100 characters or why they won't let me delete this. Annoying.

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★★☆☆☆

Went there for dessert and a glass of wine. The mint ice cream was good but the chocolate cake was very dry.

I don't understand why citysearch is making me write a review that is longer than 100 characters or why they won't let me delete this. Annoying.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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We had a wonderful meal at Town Hall with some exceptional wine. Our server was obviously new to the industry, but her sweetness made up for it. Enjoyed greatly!

4
★★★★☆

We had a wonderful meal at Town Hall with some exceptional wine. Our server was obviously new to the industry, but her sweetness made up for it. Enjoyed greatly!

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Very good service, food was good, price was a little too high.
I would recommend it only for special occasions.

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★★★★★

Very good service, food was good, price was a little too high.
I would recommend it only for special occasions.

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We loved the hominess of the place. The food was modern comfort food. Service was very good. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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★★★★★

We loved the hominess of the place. The food was modern comfort food. Service was very good. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Pros: Everything.

Cons: None.

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Family came in from out of town and picked Town Hall for a dining spot. I can say that none of us were disappointed. Our reservations were for 8:30pm on a Thursday evening. We were promptly seated and were wonderfully attended to by the staff. One nice thing about our experience is that we never felt hurried. We enjoyed our cocktail and were allowed to catch up with each other and choose our dinner at our own pace. We had oysters and salads for starters....no complaints. We moved on the the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Risotto and a Rib Eye Steak. We also added a couple of bottles of the Meritage Ramey Claret to round out our dinner. I think the words to describe our meals were, "fantastic", great flavors, "good portions". The bottom line was that there wasn't a complaint to be heard. The servers were attentive without being overbearing. We even had a celebrity sighting. Jacques Pepin the well known chef was dining just behind us. That says something about Town Hall.

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★★★★★

Family came in from out of town and picked Town Hall for a dining spot. I can say that none of us were disappointed. Our reservations were for 8:30pm on a Thursday evening. We were promptly seated and were wonderfully attended to by the staff. One nice thing about our experience is that we never felt hurried. We enjoyed our cocktail and were allowed to catch up with each other and choose our dinner at our own pace. We had oysters and salads for starters....no complaints. We moved on the the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Risotto and a Rib Eye Steak. We also added a couple of bottles of the Meritage Ramey Claret to round out our dinner. I think the words to describe our meals were, "fantastic", great flavors, "good portions". The bottom line was that there wasn't a complaint to be heard. The servers were attentive without being overbearing. We even had a celebrity sighting. Jacques Pepin the well known chef was dining just behind us. That says something about Town Hall.

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I was planning to write a review of my Friday night dinner at Salt House anyway, but after reading the 7/28 posting by marinmezz, I am even more inspired to do so!

Yes, our table spilled red wine on the bag. We offered to pay for the purse and provided our contact information on the spot. The guys at the table were very gracious and we hoped the incident would end at that. Unfortunately that was not the case.

When marinmezz got back to her table, she stood up and yelled "Who the #@!* spilled wine on my bag!".... We again apologized and explained the situation, but it seemed to do no good. The owner tried to help and took her over to the bar area to talk with her, but she was having none of it. When she got back to her table, she continued to make snide comments about "how rude and careless" we were and that we had better learn manners. We tried to apologize yet again and kept saying it was a mistake, and she replied "the only mistake was you being born."

I had it at that point and even offered to write her a check on the spot to please put this behind us, but she would not calm down. At that point, the owner came back and asked their group to leave. We were surprised, but grateful. The bag was not a family heirloom, nor did she pay thousands of dollars. I understand her being upset, but she took it to quite the extreme.

The staff apologized to us and the other diners. The service was excellent, the food was amazing, and we were happy to go back to our meal. The biggest surprise of the evening was a good one -- Salt House comped our entire meal... everything was on the house. Of course we left a generous tip and will certainly be back with more friends... and no spilled wine!

Thank you to a great staff and co-owner Doug Washington... truly great customer service. Thank you to all the other diners that had to unwittingly share in this event. We appreciate your support!

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★★★★★

I was planning to write a review of my Friday night dinner at Salt House anyway, but after reading the 7/28 posting by marinmezz, I am even more inspired to do so!

Yes, our table spilled red wine on the bag. We offered to pay for the purse and provided our contact information on the spot. The guys at the table were very gracious and we hoped the incident would end at that. Unfortunately that was not the case.

When marinmezz got back to her table, she stood up and yelled "Who the #@!* spilled wine on my bag!".... We again apologized and explained the situation, but it seemed to do no good. The owner tried to help and took her over to the bar area to talk with her, but she was having none of it. When she got back to her table, she continued to make snide comments about "how rude and careless" we were and that we had better learn manners. We tried to apologize yet again and kept saying it was a mistake, and she replied "the only mistake was you being born."

I had it at that point and even offered to write her a check on the spot to please put this behind us, but she would not calm down. At that point, the owner came back and asked their group to leave. We were surprised, but grateful. The bag was not a family heirloom, nor did she pay thousands of dollars. I understand her being upset, but she took it to quite the extreme.

The staff apologized to us and the other diners. The service was excellent, the food was amazing, and we were happy to go back to our meal. The biggest surprise of the evening was a good one -- Salt House comped our entire meal... everything was on the house. Of course we left a generous tip and will certainly be back with more friends... and no spilled wine!

Thank you to a great staff and co-owner Doug Washington... truly great customer service. Thank you to all the other diners that had to unwittingly share in this event. We appreciate your support!

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I was very excited to try this restaurant after all the rave reviews. I left the restaurant a bit underwhelmed. The food was good but I think the night was dampened by the service. The waiter for my table was very inattentive. We had to ask for things like bread even though the other tables got theirs without any prompting. He never checked in on us throughout the entire service. We received more attention from the busboys than the waiter. We had the veal meatballs, which didn't taste any different than the frozen ones you can get at Costco. The fried squash blossoms and the tuna tartare with fried green tomatoes were tasty. For dessert, I enjoyed the butterscotch creme. I think I'll return but just be prepared for lackluster service.

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★★★☆☆

I was very excited to try this restaurant after all the rave reviews. I left the restaurant a bit underwhelmed. The food was good but I think the night was dampened by the service. The waiter for my table was very inattentive. We had to ask for things like bread even though the other tables got theirs without any prompting. He never checked in on us throughout the entire service. We received more attention from the busboys than the waiter. We had the veal meatballs, which didn't taste any different than the frozen ones you can get at Costco. The fried squash blossoms and the tuna tartare with fried green tomatoes were tasty. For dessert, I enjoyed the butterscotch creme. I think I'll return but just be prepared for lackluster service.

Pros: dessert, appetizer selection

Cons: service, attitude

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Poorest Service in San francisco 07/28/2007 Posted by marinmezz

The owner of Town Hall also owns the SaltHouse, the continuing of bad service at both his establishments is appalling.....
I've never had poorer service in San Francisco than at these two establishments....."After our second course my friend and I returned from the ladies room to see that our table had been reset for another group of four and we were moved to another table for four. It made no sense to me to be misplaced during our last course to another table that could have accommodated the new party. Secondly, upon returning from the ladies room I found that my favorite custom handbag had been ruined by a careless customer one table over for us that spilt red wine on it. Although I guess he apologized to my boyfriend for it I received no apology and it wasn't until I was visibly upset did the manager come over ask me to leave my table and took me off to the corner like a kid in trouble and tell me that he had insurance to cover it. Back at the table the feeling of being completely disrespected and having my property destroyed overwhelmed me and I started to cry. The owner/manager came over and asked us to leave as I was disturbing other guests. He wouldn't let us pay our bill he stood there until our party collected our things and walked us out not caring at all to hear my side of the story. I've NEVER been treated this way before. It was embarrassing and rude and I will certainly never return to that establishment. I had a lunch reservation at 1pm Monday at the Salthouse that I will definitely be cancelling. If you want to be treated like a human being I would suggest never calling or eating at this restaurant. "

Cons: Poorest service in San francisco

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Poorest Service in San francisco 07/28/2007 Posted by marinmezz

The owner of Town Hall also owns the SaltHouse, the continuing of bad service at both his establishments is appalling.....
I've never had poorer service in San Francisco than at these two establishments....."After our second course my friend and I returned from the ladies room to see that our table had been reset for another group of four and we were moved to another table for four. It made no sense to me to be misplaced during our last course to another table that could have accommodated the new party. Secondly, upon returning from the ladies room I found that my favorite custom handbag had been ruined by a careless customer one table over for us that spilt red wine on it. Although I guess he apologized to my boyfriend for it I received no apology and it wasn't until I was visibly upset did the manager come over ask me to leave my table and took me off to the corner like a kid in trouble and tell me that he had insurance to cover it. Back at the table the feeling of being completely disrespected and having my property destroyed overwhelmed me and I started to cry. The owner/manager came over and asked us to leave as I was disturbing other guests. He wouldn't let us pay our bill he stood there until our party collected our things and walked us out not caring at all to hear my side of the story. I've NEVER been treated this way before. It was embarrassing and rude and I will certainly never return to that establishment. I had a lunch reservation at 1pm Monday at the Salthouse that I will definitely be cancelling. If you want to be treated like a human being I would suggest never calling or eating at this restaurant. "

Cons: Poorest service in San francisco

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I've been to a lot of restaurants SF and i can say majority of the time i am very disappointed however Town Hall never fails to disappoint (except for one time where the food was a little too salty). Your attention is held from the moment you enter the restaurant; the ambiance captivates you... amazing. Our server was great and polite...I would highly recommend this place to anyone who knows good food.

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★★★★★

I've been to a lot of restaurants SF and i can say majority of the time i am very disappointed however Town Hall never fails to disappoint (except for one time where the food was a little too salty). Your attention is held from the moment you enter the restaurant; the ambiance captivates you... amazing. Our server was great and polite...I would highly recommend this place to anyone who knows good food.

Pros: food, ambiance, service

Cons: a little noisy

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Our waiter was great - timely, pleasant and he recommended the right bottle of wine (Stella Maris 2003) for dinner. We enjoyed the bread, heirloom tomato soup, lamb chops and mississippi mud pie - all excellent. But, the heirloom tomato salad was bit too salty and the jambalaya was horrible. It didn't ruin our evening, but was such a contrast to all the other good food. I'm from the south and know good cajun food and thought I'd give it a whirl. I'd read that the Town Hall is a mix of cajun and california cuisine... but it was funny how bad the jambalaya was - like they messed it up and decided "screw it, let's add more cayenne pepper, no one will be able to taste it then." Bottom line - go, enjoy, but stay away from the jambablaya.

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★★★★☆

Our waiter was great - timely, pleasant and he recommended the right bottle of wine (Stella Maris 2003) for dinner. We enjoyed the bread, heirloom tomato soup, lamb chops and mississippi mud pie - all excellent. But, the heirloom tomato salad was bit too salty and the jambalaya was horrible. It didn't ruin our evening, but was such a contrast to all the other good food. I'm from the south and know good cajun food and thought I'd give it a whirl. I'd read that the Town Hall is a mix of cajun and california cuisine... but it was funny how bad the jambalaya was - like they messed it up and decided "screw it, let's add more cayenne pepper, no one will be able to taste it then." Bottom line - go, enjoy, but stay away from the jambablaya.

Pros: service

Cons: cajun food

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A friend told us to try Town hall and we wish we had gone sooner. Yes, as we read, it's not the quitest restaurant we've ever been to. However, it is the best we've been to in a long time. There was a small bottleneck at the bar but once we went into the dining room, it was relaxed and the service was stunning. Our server seemed to know when we wanted him there and when we didn't - a rare thing these days. We thought the food showed creative intelligence - not too fussy, excellent ingredients yet creative and amazing flavors. The suckling pig appetizer - a must! Also try the pork chop. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a place with a great vibe and a great meal. We'll be back soon,.

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★★★★★

A friend told us to try Town hall and we wish we had gone sooner. Yes, as we read, it's not the quitest restaurant we've ever been to. However, it is the best we've been to in a long time. There was a small bottleneck at the bar but once we went into the dining room, it was relaxed and the service was stunning. Our server seemed to know when we wanted him there and when we didn't - a rare thing these days. We thought the food showed creative intelligence - not too fussy, excellent ingredients yet creative and amazing flavors. The suckling pig appetizer - a must! Also try the pork chop. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a place with a great vibe and a great meal. We'll be back soon,.

Pros: inspired food, gorgeous room, attentive service

Cons: a little noisy, busy bar

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Service is top notch, food could not be better, great wine list, friendly people, convenient location, attractive decor. MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE CITY! Great for private parties (small parties) upstairs! :)

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★★★★★

Service is top notch, food could not be better, great wine list, friendly people, convenient location, attractive decor. MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE CITY! Great for private parties (small parties) upstairs! :)

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I had high hopes and really wanted to like Town Hall. And, obviously a lot of people do like Town Hall, as it was packed. On the positive side, the hostess was super sweet and the guy who showed us to our seat did a great job clearing the way thru the bar crowd to get to the dining area. We were seated by a wall and were even commenting on how welcoming the staff was. But then the good feelings started to ebb. After several long minutes we started to feel abandoned. It took at least 10 minutes before we were acknowledged and at least 10 more before some one brought us a little bread. We joked that at least we had "bread and water". After a very long while, the joke wore thin. It was a good 25 minutes before our waiter (who seemed quite disinterested in us) came back to take our order Our wine, salad and appetizers were eventually quite good. Unfortunately, the rib eye and lamb were both over cooked. We decided not to send them back, as it had taken so long to get them. We literally had to flag down a server for every drink refill & each bread refill. It seemed that large tables took all of our waiter's attention. Finally after 2 hours + and waiting endlessly for our server to take our credit card, we couldn't stand the noise, lack of service and general feeling of disappointment at Town Hall any longer. So, we paid in cash and made a push to the door It really is a shame to feel so abandoned in a place as nice as Town Hall. To make matters worse, it was a special birthday dinner and although we had informed them via Open Table, we got not even a happy birthday from anyone. Many other high end places take notice of special occasions. It's a shame Town Hall doesn't. I think if you are in a large group and on an expense account, (and enjoy really loud places) you may actually like Town Hall. But, if you are looking for a nice place to celebrate a special night, with a special some one, Town Hall is definitely not the place to go...

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★★☆☆☆

I had high hopes and really wanted to like Town Hall. And, obviously a lot of people do like Town Hall, as it was packed. On the positive side, the hostess was super sweet and the guy who showed us to our seat did a great job clearing the way thru the bar crowd to get to the dining area. We were seated by a wall and were even commenting on how welcoming the staff was. But then the good feelings started to ebb. After several long minutes we started to feel abandoned. It took at least 10 minutes before we were acknowledged and at least 10 more before some one brought us a little bread. We joked that at least we had "bread and water". After a very long while, the joke wore thin. It was a good 25 minutes before our waiter (who seemed quite disinterested in us) came back to take our order Our wine, salad and appetizers were eventually quite good. Unfortunately, the rib eye and lamb were both over cooked. We decided not to send them back, as it had taken so long to get them. We literally had to flag down a server for every drink refill & each bread refill. It seemed that large tables took all of our waiter's attention. Finally after 2 hours + and waiting endlessly for our server to take our credit card, we couldn't stand the noise, lack of service and general feeling of disappointment at Town Hall any longer. So, we paid in cash and made a push to the door It really is a shame to feel so abandoned in a place as nice as Town Hall. To make matters worse, it was a special birthday dinner and although we had informed them via Open Table, we got not even a happy birthday from anyone. Many other high end places take notice of special occasions. It's a shame Town Hall doesn't. I think if you are in a large group and on an expense account, (and enjoy really loud places) you may actually like Town Hall. But, if you are looking for a nice place to celebrate a special night, with a special some one, Town Hall is definitely not the place to go...

Pros: Friendly hostess, nice interior

Cons: poor service, noise level, over cooked food

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Town Hall needs to cut way back on the salt. I keep returning to the restaurant hoping the chef will hear the feedback or read these reviews. Last night we ate there, and today my friends and I are suffering from salt hangovers. I will go there for a drink, but never eat there again.

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★★★☆☆

Town Hall needs to cut way back on the salt. I keep returning to the restaurant hoping the chef will hear the feedback or read these reviews. Last night we ate there, and today my friends and I are suffering from salt hangovers. I will go there for a drink, but never eat there again.

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Went last Friday (12/22) and was generally disappointed; service was good, as was the wine; started with the crab cake-- the cake was really good, but it felt completely disconnected from the rest of the dish; had the pork chop as main course and the chop was good, as was the cheesy stuff it sat in, but the peanut stuff on the outside seemed also very disconnected from the dish; at that point, I was feeling like the food was okay, but not great, in the sense that neither dish seemed to be real coherent and neither blew me away; then desert-- had the devils food cake and it was beyond dry-- town hall should be absolutely embarrased by this desert-- it was just aweful; so overall, I was really disappointed and would not likely return

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★★☆☆☆

Went last Friday (12/22) and was generally disappointed; service was good, as was the wine; started with the crab cake-- the cake was really good, but it felt completely disconnected from the rest of the dish; had the pork chop as main course and the chop was good, as was the cheesy stuff it sat in, but the peanut stuff on the outside seemed also very disconnected from the dish; at that point, I was feeling like the food was okay, but not great, in the sense that neither dish seemed to be real coherent and neither blew me away; then desert-- had the devils food cake and it was beyond dry-- town hall should be absolutely embarrased by this desert-- it was just aweful; so overall, I was really disappointed and would not likely return

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I love this place! I Recently I visited this restaurant (without reservations) with a family member visiting from out of town. As usual the place was crowded BUT the hostess was very nice and did what she could to accomodate us. We were given seats at the bar and the bar tender served us an amazing dinner. The red snapper was to die for and the pork chop was one of the best in the city. Also, don't forget about the fried chicken....YUM!

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★★★★★

I love this place! I Recently I visited this restaurant (without reservations) with a family member visiting from out of town. As usual the place was crowded BUT the hostess was very nice and did what she could to accomodate us. We were given seats at the bar and the bar tender served us an amazing dinner. The red snapper was to die for and the pork chop was one of the best in the city. Also, don't forget about the fried chicken....YUM!

Pros: Ambience, Great Food, Great Wait Staff

Cons: Always Crowded and Noisey

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Had a great meal with 5 friends on a Friday night. I ordered two appetizers and a side which was more than enough. food was truly delicious. only complaint - the dish highly recommended by the server (scallops) turned out to be gone. slightly expensive - not too many reasonably priced wines, but all in all a great place. -- Christina

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★★★★★

Had a great meal with 5 friends on a Friday night. I ordered two appetizers and a side which was more than enough. food was truly delicious. only complaint - the dish highly recommended by the server (scallops) turned out to be gone. slightly expensive - not too many reasonably priced wines, but all in all a great place. -- Christina

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We had reservations made about one month in advance in great anticipation of our trip to San Francisco. On the night of our dinner, we had a 30 minute wait for a taxi at our hotel which made us a little less than 20 minutes late for our reservation. Well, the hostess had given our table away and made no effort to accomodate us other than to put us out on the patio where we waited for almost an hour for our dinner. Our waitress was very apologetic because we frankly had been forgotten out there. I have traveled extensively and have never had such an experience. I now understand why Town Hall did not return to Wine Spectator's list of 50 recommended restaurants in San Francisco.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had reservations made about one month in advance in great anticipation of our trip to San Francisco. On the night of our dinner, we had a 30 minute wait for a taxi at our hotel which made us a little less than 20 minutes late for our reservation. Well, the hostess had given our table away and made no effort to accomodate us other than to put us out on the patio where we waited for almost an hour for our dinner. Our waitress was very apologetic because we frankly had been forgotten out there. I have traveled extensively and have never had such an experience. I now understand why Town Hall did not return to Wine Spectator's list of 50 recommended restaurants in San Francisco.

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I revisited Town Hall with a group of 8 for a fun work dinner and found the food to be excellent with the exception of the Devil's food cake, which came out extremely dry. The sticky toffee cake was sold out, so that must indicate that it is better than the chocolate cake! That said, the service was excellent at both the bar and the dining room and the vibe is still fun. If you want a "quiet and romantic" dinner for two, this is not the place. Otherwise, i would definitely go back--especially for the chocolate and butterscotch dessert!

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★★★★☆

I revisited Town Hall with a group of 8 for a fun work dinner and found the food to be excellent with the exception of the Devil's food cake, which came out extremely dry. The sticky toffee cake was sold out, so that must indicate that it is better than the chocolate cake! That said, the service was excellent at both the bar and the dining room and the vibe is still fun. If you want a "quiet and romantic" dinner for two, this is not the place. Otherwise, i would definitely go back--especially for the chocolate and butterscotch dessert!

Pros: Service, trendy vibe

Cons: Loud

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I saw this restaurant on Fine Living and chose to go there thinking it would be as great as reviews said it was. It just didn't live up to the hype - the steak was ok at best. The tomato fondue tasted exactly like cambells soup out of a can, and the fish just didn't seem flavorful or fresh. Anyways, I would not recommend the place to anyone because if I am paying $50 per head, I want the food to at least taste better than average. I have to say that the service was good, and I may go back for the ambience and appetizers, but definitely not the food.

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★★★★☆

I saw this restaurant on Fine Living and chose to go there thinking it would be as great as reviews said it was. It just didn't live up to the hype - the steak was ok at best. The tomato fondue tasted exactly like cambells soup out of a can, and the fish just didn't seem flavorful or fresh. Anyways, I would not recommend the place to anyone because if I am paying $50 per head, I want the food to at least taste better than average. I have to say that the service was good, and I may go back for the ambience and appetizers, but definitely not the food.

Pros: Good service

Cons: Mediocre food

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I went to this restaurant after seeing it was consistently the most popular restaurant on OpenTable and after seeing the mostly positive reviews here. I went on a relatively quiet Monday night at 6 pm, before it got packed.

This restaurant has a very casual American feel to it - red brick walls and wood tables with no tablecloth, which goes well with family and friends, less with a romantic dinner date. Unfortunately, there was no valet, so parking was a bit of a hassle. The service was pretty good.

The food, in my opinion, was not terrible but was probably overrated. I tried the butter lettuce salad, the barbecued shrimp, the rib eye steak, and had a piece of the halibut. The salad was as-expected, the prawns were fantastic, the rib eye steak was tough, and the halibut kind of dry. The portions were fair.

For dessert, we tried the butterscotch p*t de creme (on my recommendation as a result of all the glowing reviews here) and the strawberry shortcake. [Apparently, "top" backwards = "p*t" is an inappropriate word.] The shortcake was decently good, but I couldn't help thinking that the p*t de creme was little more than Jello pudding with a gourmet flair. I realize taste is highly personal, but one should know what to expect with this dessert: the p*t de creme is, as it's name suggests, a large bowl with two layers of creme - butterscotch atop chocolate, with a few tasty butterscoth/chocolate wafers on the surface.

Overall, I was disappointed - nothing to write home about. At the very least, in the way of popular high-end restaurants, it is reasonably priced, with most entrees in the mid-$20 range. While it's not a horrible restaurant, I am in no rush to return.

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★★★☆☆

I went to this restaurant after seeing it was consistently the most popular restaurant on OpenTable and after seeing the mostly positive reviews here. I went on a relatively quiet Monday night at 6 pm, before it got packed.

This restaurant has a very casual American feel to it - red brick walls and wood tables with no tablecloth, which goes well with family and friends, less with a romantic dinner date. Unfortunately, there was no valet, so parking was a bit of a hassle. The service was pretty good.

The food, in my opinion, was not terrible but was probably overrated. I tried the butter lettuce salad, the barbecued shrimp, the rib eye steak, and had a piece of the halibut. The salad was as-expected, the prawns were fantastic, the rib eye steak was tough, and the halibut kind of dry. The portions were fair.

For dessert, we tried the butterscotch p*t de creme (on my recommendation as a result of all the glowing reviews here) and the strawberry shortcake. [Apparently, "top" backwards = "p*t" is an inappropriate word.] The shortcake was decently good, but I couldn't help thinking that the p*t de creme was little more than Jello pudding with a gourmet flair. I realize taste is highly personal, but one should know what to expect with this dessert: the p*t de creme is, as it's name suggests, a large bowl with two layers of creme - butterscotch atop chocolate, with a few tasty butterscoth/chocolate wafers on the surface.

Overall, I was disappointed - nothing to write home about. At the very least, in the way of popular high-end restaurants, it is reasonably priced, with most entrees in the mid-$20 range. While it's not a horrible restaurant, I am in no rush to return.

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Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Town Hall, the food is great and the service is friendly and professional with the occaisional stiff hostess. But don't expect to have much of a conversation there. I went there for a "business lunch". I could hear the person next to me but I couldn't really speak to the person across from me because of the noise. So I happily ate my food and talked to the person to my left. I like the fried oyster on greens appetizer and I think their butterscotch creme dessert is one of the best I've had. (I'm not even all that in to desserts!)

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★★★★☆

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Town Hall, the food is great and the service is friendly and professional with the occaisional stiff hostess. But don't expect to have much of a conversation there. I went there for a "business lunch". I could hear the person next to me but I couldn't really speak to the person across from me because of the noise. So I happily ate my food and talked to the person to my left. I like the fried oyster on greens appetizer and I think their butterscotch creme dessert is one of the best I've had. (I'm not even all that in to desserts!)

Pros: Great food! Festive atmosphere.

Cons: What??? I can't hear you!!!

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When I walked in this place and saw the execs in thier thousand-dollar suits mingling at the bar, I felt a little out of place. The hostess and bartender were less than welcoming, but I have to say I felt honored to be there. Seeing Gavin Newsome at the end of the bar helped with that feeling as well. I wasn't seated for a while, even with my reservation, but once I was at my table, I felt extremely well taken care of. My server was a very attentive blond woman from Texas, and she was great. She recommended an excellent wine, and my date and I decided to order several appetizers instead of an entree. Everything was perfectly balanced and beautifully presented. The po(t) de creme dessert really stuck out in my mind as a noteworthy dish. Never thought I'd ever pay that much for pudding, basically, but it was sooo good. Try the hungarian dessert wine--liquid honey is the best description. Good place to go for a special occasion, or when you're feeling particularly swanky. It was a little intimidating at first, seeing as I took bart, instead of a chauffered town car, but once you penetrate that exterior, it's just an all around impressive restaurant.

2
★★★★★

When I walked in this place and saw the execs in thier thousand-dollar suits mingling at the bar, I felt a little out of place. The hostess and bartender were less than welcoming, but I have to say I felt honored to be there. Seeing Gavin Newsome at the end of the bar helped with that feeling as well. I wasn't seated for a while, even with my reservation, but once I was at my table, I felt extremely well taken care of. My server was a very attentive blond woman from Texas, and she was great. She recommended an excellent wine, and my date and I decided to order several appetizers instead of an entree. Everything was perfectly balanced and beautifully presented. The po(t) de creme dessert really stuck out in my mind as a noteworthy dish. Never thought I'd ever pay that much for pudding, basically, but it was sooo good. Try the hungarian dessert wine--liquid honey is the best description. Good place to go for a special occasion, or when you're feeling particularly swanky. It was a little intimidating at first, seeing as I took bart, instead of a chauffered town car, but once you penetrate that exterior, it's just an all around impressive restaurant.

Pros: food, dessert, ambiance

Cons: a little pretentious, unfriendly hostess, weird bartender

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We were seated at the worst table in the restaurant, right in front of the kitchen where all the food comes out when there were several other empty tables. When I asked for a different table with less traffic, the manager said that there is a lot of traffic everywhere which made absolutely no sense. I ordered the oysters and almost half of them tasted like they were not fresh. I brought this up with the manager when he came to ask how the food was and the only thing he did was to tell me they get the oysters fresh everyday and then he just walked away.

The food was completely forgettable. My steak was overcooked and tasted horrible. The only dishes I would recommend are the tuna tartare and the trout.

Our waiter was great, but the manager was useless.

Town hall is overrated and the food is below average.

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★★☆☆☆

We were seated at the worst table in the restaurant, right in front of the kitchen where all the food comes out when there were several other empty tables. When I asked for a different table with less traffic, the manager said that there is a lot of traffic everywhere which made absolutely no sense. I ordered the oysters and almost half of them tasted like they were not fresh. I brought this up with the manager when he came to ask how the food was and the only thing he did was to tell me they get the oysters fresh everyday and then he just walked away.

The food was completely forgettable. My steak was overcooked and tasted horrible. The only dishes I would recommend are the tuna tartare and the trout.

Our waiter was great, but the manager was useless.

Town hall is overrated and the food is below average.

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This restaurant seems to aspire to mediocrity. The service is mediocre, the food is mediocre and they think they are special. I have yet to figure out why

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant seems to aspire to mediocrity. The service is mediocre, the food is mediocre and they think they are special. I have yet to figure out why

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The food was great. If you love pork like I do, you have to order the pork chop. Oh, and I forgot to order the pot de creme which I hear is super delicious, so make sure you get it!

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★★★★☆

The food was great. If you love pork like I do, you have to order the pork chop. Oh, and I forgot to order the pot de creme which I hear is super delicious, so make sure you get it!

Pros: Food, service

Cons: Can get a bit loud in there...

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I was reticent to retry Town Hall, but am glad we did. Everything was so much better the 2nd time. The shoestring potatoes were just as good and the fried calamari tossed with peas & fava beans was delicious. The wait staff recommended the BBQ shrimp served over a herb toast - it had a delicious reduction sauce. The roast duck was tasty, my Alaskan halibut was tender over savory potatoes/clam hash. Surprisingly, not over done. I especially liked the garlic sauce served with it. The sparerib roast was tender and my child liked his ribeye steak w/lge onion rings. The desserts were not over sweetened this time, the choc pot de creme was better and the rhubard tart with lemon sauce, vanilla bean ice cream was very, very good. There is still a long delay between courses. Couldn't understand how dessert could take so long to serve.

2
★★★★☆

I was reticent to retry Town Hall, but am glad we did. Everything was so much better the 2nd time. The shoestring potatoes were just as good and the fried calamari tossed with peas & fava beans was delicious. The wait staff recommended the BBQ shrimp served over a herb toast - it had a delicious reduction sauce. The roast duck was tasty, my Alaskan halibut was tender over savory potatoes/clam hash. Surprisingly, not over done. I especially liked the garlic sauce served with it. The sparerib roast was tender and my child liked his ribeye steak w/lge onion rings. The desserts were not over sweetened this time, the choc pot de creme was better and the rhubard tart with lemon sauce, vanilla bean ice cream was very, very good. There is still a long delay between courses. Couldn't understand how dessert could take so long to serve.

Pros: good food, nice staff, parking

Cons: loud

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Town Hall exceeded the group's expectations. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating - especially when our table wasn't ready. The ambience is warm and welcoming. Veal meatballs, shrimp app and halibut were incredible. Will definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

Town Hall exceeded the group's expectations. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating - especially when our table wasn't ready. The ambience is warm and welcoming. Veal meatballs, shrimp app and halibut were incredible. Will definitely be back!

Pros: Creative Food, Great Staff, Reasonable Prices

Cons: Noisy

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Was very much looking forward to our reservations (for two) as we'd heard amazing things about Town Hall. It's a meat/game lover's paradise, but they also offer a decent amount of seafood. The ribeye was delicious, so was my date's duck, and the creme biscuits and veal meatballs to start were both heavenly. Everything on the dessert list looked awesome but we could only choose one as our food coma was setting in- the apple bread pudding (top-notch). Service was friendly and prompt, however, we had to wait almost 25 minutes for our reservation. The hostess was very friendly about that, and that, along w/service and the food, made the wait totally worth it. Wine list is impressive, too. The one bad? It's VERY loud---poor acoustics. Not an ideal place for a romantic date, but if you're with friends and can afford to talk loud, it's perfect!

2
★★★★★

Was very much looking forward to our reservations (for two) as we'd heard amazing things about Town Hall. It's a meat/game lover's paradise, but they also offer a decent amount of seafood. The ribeye was delicious, so was my date's duck, and the creme biscuits and veal meatballs to start were both heavenly. Everything on the dessert list looked awesome but we could only choose one as our food coma was setting in- the apple bread pudding (top-notch). Service was friendly and prompt, however, we had to wait almost 25 minutes for our reservation. The hostess was very friendly about that, and that, along w/service and the food, made the wait totally worth it. Wine list is impressive, too. The one bad? It's VERY loud---poor acoustics. Not an ideal place for a romantic date, but if you're with friends and can afford to talk loud, it's perfect!

Pros: Food, Service, Wine list

Cons: Acoustics

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after trying all the new places in town, we always end up back at Town Hall. It's one of those rare places that doesn't look like all the rest, the food is amazing and the people that work there are always so warm and unpretentious.

2
★★★★★

after trying all the new places in town, we always end up back at Town Hall. It's one of those rare places that doesn't look like all the rest, the food is amazing and the people that work there are always so warm and unpretentious.

Pros: service, design, food

Cons: no valet

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A reminder of why the bay area is a great place to live! This fabulous meal made eating out worth the cost instead of leaving us with that 'why did we just waste that much money?' feeling of so many restaurants. Great food! Very popular so if you like quiet go a little before the crowds, but the buzz of noise wasn't unpleasant either. For once we didn't leave thinking we could have just had a perfect super burrito at Gordo's and saved $60.

2
★★★★★

A reminder of why the bay area is a great place to live! This fabulous meal made eating out worth the cost instead of leaving us with that 'why did we just waste that much money?' feeling of so many restaurants. Great food! Very popular so if you like quiet go a little before the crowds, but the buzz of noise wasn't unpleasant either. For once we didn't leave thinking we could have just had a perfect super burrito at Gordo's and saved $60.

Pros: Great Food, Homey, Nearby Waterfront wlk

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We went to Town Hall last night for NY Eve because it was one of few places that wasn't selling an overpriced menu & pretentious party. They served the regular menu (with regular prices) and the food & service were stunning. We ended up in conversation with the people sitting on either side of our table and we all agreed it was the best NY Eve we'd all had in ages. We can't wait to return. Don't miss the desserts!

2
★★★★★

We went to Town Hall last night for NY Eve because it was one of few places that wasn't selling an overpriced menu & pretentious party. They served the regular menu (with regular prices) and the food & service were stunning. We ended up in conversation with the people sitting on either side of our table and we all agreed it was the best NY Eve we'd all had in ages. We can't wait to return. Don't miss the desserts!

Pros: scallops & Jambalaya, service staff, decor

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This has got to be the best meal we had this year. We went when they opened and our only compliant then was that it was too noisy. Obviously they fixed the problem. Our meal from start to finsih was exceptional. It lacked all the pretense that so many places have. The Duck was sensational.

2
★★★★★

This has got to be the best meal we had this year. We went when they opened and our only compliant then was that it was too noisy. Obviously they fixed the problem. Our meal from start to finsih was exceptional. It lacked all the pretense that so many places have. The Duck was sensational.

Pros: food, service, vibe

Cons: parking

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Townhall made no impression on me other than my wallet. Food is boring and bland. Nothing new or innovating here, there's hundreds of better restaurants in the city that are not as expensive.

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★☆☆☆☆

Townhall made no impression on me other than my wallet. Food is boring and bland. Nothing new or innovating here, there's hundreds of better restaurants in the city that are not as expensive.

Cons: Food, Price, Service

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From reading some of the reviews before I went to Town Hall, I was not sure what to expect. We got to the restaurant early and gave up our table to eat at the bar (since we were hungry). The service was great - however, the food was just average. I ordered the butter lettuce salad which was so-so and the pork chop which was dry. My friend selected the duck and it was not very impressive. The ambiance is great here, but if you want great food, go elsewhere. I do have to admit their signature dessert (the pot de creme) is fantastic, but at $100 for two people with no drinks, I'd rather spend that money at another restaurant with better food.

1
★★★☆☆

From reading some of the reviews before I went to Town Hall, I was not sure what to expect. We got to the restaurant early and gave up our table to eat at the bar (since we were hungry). The service was great - however, the food was just average. I ordered the butter lettuce salad which was so-so and the pork chop which was dry. My friend selected the duck and it was not very impressive. The ambiance is great here, but if you want great food, go elsewhere. I do have to admit their signature dessert (the pot de creme) is fantastic, but at $100 for two people with no drinks, I'd rather spend that money at another restaurant with better food.

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Went here Saturday 8pm, first time. The appetizer list looked great. Had calamari which was good. Entrees were OK but salty. Pork Chop was cooked perfectly but had a peanut/ham topping on it, totally unnecessary. It was listed on the menu, should have known better. Jambalaya was salty but scallops were perfectly cooked. All the entrees seemed to have one too many ingredients, trying too hard. The food execution was fabulous (if salty), the ideas were just sort of odd. Our waitress was friendly enough and professional (and gorgeous), but the service was somehow lacking. We had to ask what the soup was. We ordered glasses of wine and they didnt clear the set glasses from the table. Our waitress didnt write anything down and had to come back to ask about entrees. The small things that you expect from a restaurant in this price range just were not there.

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★★★☆☆

Went here Saturday 8pm, first time. The appetizer list looked great. Had calamari which was good. Entrees were OK but salty. Pork Chop was cooked perfectly but had a peanut/ham topping on it, totally unnecessary. It was listed on the menu, should have known better. Jambalaya was salty but scallops were perfectly cooked. All the entrees seemed to have one too many ingredients, trying too hard. The food execution was fabulous (if salty), the ideas were just sort of odd. Our waitress was friendly enough and professional (and gorgeous), but the service was somehow lacking. We had to ask what the soup was. We ordered glasses of wine and they didnt clear the set glasses from the table. Our waitress didnt write anything down and had to come back to ask about entrees. The small things that you expect from a restaurant in this price range just were not there.

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Because of busy schedules, we hadn't been by Town Hall for a while. We were treated like long lost family when we finally stopped in. The management, service, and ambiance are what keeps us returning. Hanging out at the bar feels like being at a great party, and there are many interesting appetizers to sample. Reservations are a must if you plan to enjoy the action packed dining room. Favorite items: cream biscuits and ham, oysters, salads, seafood entrees. Town Hall's ambience feels like a noisy Boston school house plopped down in New Orleans - very fun.

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★★★★☆

Because of busy schedules, we hadn't been by Town Hall for a while. We were treated like long lost family when we finally stopped in. The management, service, and ambiance are what keeps us returning. Hanging out at the bar feels like being at a great party, and there are many interesting appetizers to sample. Reservations are a must if you plan to enjoy the action packed dining room. Favorite items: cream biscuits and ham, oysters, salads, seafood entrees. Town Hall's ambience feels like a noisy Boston school house plopped down in New Orleans - very fun.

Pros: professional service, fresh seafood, fun ambience

Cons: expensive wine list, too popular!

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The signature cocktails are great. We've been there three times and the service has always been excellent. The jalapeno cornbread appetizer is good, as is the ham/egg appetizer. Beef and fish entrees were good and the butterscotch dessert was sinful. The restaurant is extremely loud though. There is one alcove table for 4 that is a little quieter but almost impossible to get. We made reservations and asked for it but we were 5 minutes late and they had given it to another party. The bar is 4 and 5 deep by 8pm.

2
★★★★☆

The signature cocktails are great. We've been there three times and the service has always been excellent. The jalapeno cornbread appetizer is good, as is the ham/egg appetizer. Beef and fish entrees were good and the butterscotch dessert was sinful. The restaurant is extremely loud though. There is one alcove table for 4 that is a little quieter but almost impossible to get. We made reservations and asked for it but we were 5 minutes late and they had given it to another party. The bar is 4 and 5 deep by 8pm.

Pros: Service, Food, Cocktails

Cons: Parking, Noisy, Not For Kids

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The best thing about Town Hall is the decor and the gumbo. After driving for an hour to get there during the week, my friend, who had also driven an hour from another location, and I were requested to leave after dining for 1.5 hours on a Wednesday night. I had the salmon that was not cooked to my request & was tasteless. Service and food was below average - the request to leave sealed the deal on my decision to not return. Too many better great places in the city to dine.

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★★☆☆☆

The best thing about Town Hall is the decor and the gumbo. After driving for an hour to get there during the week, my friend, who had also driven an hour from another location, and I were requested to leave after dining for 1.5 hours on a Wednesday night. I had the salmon that was not cooked to my request & was tasteless. Service and food was below average - the request to leave sealed the deal on my decision to not return. Too many better great places in the city to dine.

Pros: Decor, Gumbo, Dessert

Cons: Service, Food

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I and mate had celebration dinner and it was good, two out of four dishes were great. The veal meatballs were dry and like hockey pucks, more like mothers meatloaf! The Smithfield ham and cheese toast great. The duck to die for, but the rabbit trio was ok. The rabbit ribs were cooked just right surprisingly because they are so tiny, but the other two parts of the rabbit were overcooked and dryed out. Wine list was interesting and shared white wine by the glass, but we took our own red wine from our cellar. Much better meal for the dollar than some of the other resturants along the Embracadero.

2
★★★★☆

I and mate had celebration dinner and it was good, two out of four dishes were great. The veal meatballs were dry and like hockey pucks, more like mothers meatloaf! The Smithfield ham and cheese toast great. The duck to die for, but the rabbit trio was ok. The rabbit ribs were cooked just right surprisingly because they are so tiny, but the other two parts of the rabbit were overcooked and dryed out. Wine list was interesting and shared white wine by the glass, but we took our own red wine from our cellar. Much better meal for the dollar than some of the other resturants along the Embracadero.

Pros: Service

Cons: Noise, Dry food, Salted butter

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Any restaurant that offers free champagne for a minor delay in getting our table ready gets high marks from me. The food proved absolutely delicious-- halibut sashimi with caviar honestly melts in the mouth, and the thinly sliced ham with arugula salad made for a marvelous appetizer. The only ding I can think of is that the ladies room is outside (rather than inside) the restaurant-- and that is quite a sufferable ding for a thoroughly top notch restaurant with a welcoming warmth.

2
★★★★★

Any restaurant that offers free champagne for a minor delay in getting our table ready gets high marks from me. The food proved absolutely delicious-- halibut sashimi with caviar honestly melts in the mouth, and the thinly sliced ham with arugula salad made for a marvelous appetizer. The only ding I can think of is that the ladies room is outside (rather than inside) the restaurant-- and that is quite a sufferable ding for a thoroughly top notch restaurant with a welcoming warmth.

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: restrooms outside

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Ate there last night. Apatizers were awesome, entres were very good. Lots on the menu we wanted to try, but obvs can't try everything (1 more reason to go back again). Love the decor. The wine list is good, but not the best around. Over all Town hall is a good value - the food is great and not too expensive. It's the prefect "upscale casual" (whatever that means) kind of place. I would definately reccommend it!

2
★★★★★

Ate there last night. Apatizers were awesome, entres were very good. Lots on the menu we wanted to try, but obvs can't try everything (1 more reason to go back again). Love the decor. The wine list is good, but not the best around. Over all Town hall is a good value - the food is great and not too expensive. It's the prefect "upscale casual" (whatever that means) kind of place. I would definately reccommend it!

Pros: fun atmosphere, great menu

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While the service was excellent, we didn't think the food was anything to write home about (good but not great). While very well presented and creative, we all thought the food, particularly the crab cakes, was very salty. Wine list is small, but the prices are pleasantly reasonable.

2
★★★★☆

While the service was excellent, we didn't think the food was anything to write home about (good but not great). While very well presented and creative, we all thought the food, particularly the crab cakes, was very salty. Wine list is small, but the prices are pleasantly reasonable.

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The happy hour revelers and business brokers filling this restaurant's spacious, glass-window-lined dining room do not come for a wild foray into the gastronomic unknown. Town Hall's food is familiar and satisfying, as inviting and classy…

 

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