The San Franciscan

★★★☆☆
  • 1525 N. Main St

    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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  • 925-934-4831

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No complaints with the staff at The San Franciscan - hostess was friendly, server was excellent and busboy was efficient. However, their food was a disappointment. Presentation was good, but flavor was a fail and we ordered what was supposed to be their "signature" dishes: seared ahi tuna and seared asian scallops. Best thing we ate that night was dessert...I highly recommend their Rockslide Brownie!

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★★☆☆☆

No complaints with the staff at The San Franciscan - hostess was friendly, server was excellent and busboy was efficient. However, their food was a disappointment. Presentation was good, but flavor was a fail and we ordered what was supposed to be their "signature" dishes: seared ahi tuna and seared asian scallops. Best thing we ate that night was dessert...I highly recommend their Rockslide Brownie!

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We had higher expectations of The San Franciscan, but they did not deliver. Service was super but our entrees were a fail. The Ahi Tuna was overpeppered and the Asian Scallops were served in a bland, watery sesame-ginger sauce. The rice

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★★★★★

We had higher expectations of The San Franciscan, but they did not deliver. Service was super but our entrees were a fail. The Ahi Tuna was overpeppered and the Asian Scallops were served in a bland, watery sesame-ginger sauce. The rice

Pros: Rockslide Brownie, Green Beans, Service

Cons: Seared Ahi Tuna, Seared Asian Scallops

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We hosted my son's baptism here last Sunday for lunch and us along with ALL of our guests enjoyed their dishes. The service went above and beyond to make our occasion perfect. My husband and I had high standards into picking a restaurant in Walnut Creek that could not only accommodate our large party, but serve delicious food also. We tried 5 (yes 5) restaurants and we always ended up comparing them to the San Franciscan. The service was excellent, the food was great, the price was the most reasonable- while we were getting quotes of almost $58/person not including an additional fee for room reservation, the San Franciscan came in at almost half the price and didn't charge for room reservations. They always worked with us to satisfy our needs.
When you go, try the salmon with pesto penne and the baked brie...yummm!

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★★★★★

We hosted my son's baptism here last Sunday for lunch and us along with ALL of our guests enjoyed their dishes. The service went above and beyond to make our occasion perfect. My husband and I had high standards into picking a restaurant in Walnut Creek that could not only accommodate our large party, but serve delicious food also. We tried 5 (yes 5) restaurants and we always ended up comparing them to the San Franciscan. The service was excellent, the food was great, the price was the most reasonable- while we were getting quotes of almost $58/person not including an additional fee for room reservation, the San Franciscan came in at almost half the price and didn't charge for room reservations. They always worked with us to satisfy our needs.
When you go, try the salmon with pesto penne and the baked brie...yummm!

Pros: Parking in the back of the restaurant available at no additional cost

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I visited the San Franciscan for the first time this last weekend and I must say I was very impressed with the selection, the level of service and quality of food. The staff was very courteous and the food was amazing. I have already recommended the restaurant to my friends. I will be returning customer.

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★★★★★

I visited the San Franciscan for the first time this last weekend and I must say I was very impressed with the selection, the level of service and quality of food. The staff was very courteous and the food was amazing. I have already recommended the restaurant to my friends. I will be returning customer.

Pros: Excellent food and bar selection, food was amazing, service was outstanding.

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My wife and I love coming here for the great food, drinks and service. My 12 year old daughter says they have the best Calamari around. I have tried several meals so far and loved all all of them including the flat iron steak, ravioli, chinese chicken salad, stuffed pepper and too many more to list, but my favorite so far was the prime rib special with mash potatoes and the best gravy ever!
If you're in the mood for appetizers, drinks and some friendly conversation just sit at the bar, with the piano playing lightly in the background, and Paul, the bartender, and Leslie, the owner, will share some stories about life, family and friends.
We live in WC and recommend The San Franciscan to all of our family and friends.

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★★★★★

My wife and I love coming here for the great food, drinks and service. My 12 year old daughter says they have the best Calamari around. I have tried several meals so far and loved all all of them including the flat iron steak, ravioli, chinese chicken salad, stuffed pepper and too many more to list, but my favorite so far was the prime rib special with mash potatoes and the best gravy ever!
If you're in the mood for appetizers, drinks and some friendly conversation just sit at the bar, with the piano playing lightly in the background, and Paul, the bartender, and Leslie, the owner, will share some stories about life, family and friends.
We live in WC and recommend The San Franciscan to all of our family and friends.

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I recently had a horrible experience at The San Franciscan. I had requested indoor seating at the time I had made my reservations and upon arriving, was taken to an outdoor table. When I mentioned my request, I was told that there were not any tables indoor despite the fact that there were four open tables within view that were large enough to fit our party. I was told those tables were for other people who had made reservations and seating us there would disrupt the "flow" of the servers. I responded that they would rather have unhappy customers than disrupt the flow, and was told that it would cause the other customers to be disrupted. In other words, those "other" customers were more important than myself, even though I was granted a reservation. The person with whom I was speaking turned out to be the owner, and told me she took my reservation herself and basically said I was lying about requesting indoor seating. In any other situation, I would have left the restaurant, but it was Mother's Day and did not want to have to leave and find another place to go, my immediate family in tow. After arguing with me, the owner finally agreed to seat us indoors and slapped the menus on the table without a word. It comes as no surprise that nobody was ever seated in the remaining open tables and the restaurant was 75% empty upon us leaving an hour later. I dine out a minimum of four nights a week and have never received such poor customer service, especially at the hands of the owner. I will never eat here again and have already told my friends, family, and co-workers to avoid this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently had a horrible experience at The San Franciscan. I had requested indoor seating at the time I had made my reservations and upon arriving, was taken to an outdoor table. When I mentioned my request, I was told that there were not any tables indoor despite the fact that there were four open tables within view that were large enough to fit our party. I was told those tables were for other people who had made reservations and seating us there would disrupt the "flow" of the servers. I responded that they would rather have unhappy customers than disrupt the flow, and was told that it would cause the other customers to be disrupted. In other words, those "other" customers were more important than myself, even though I was granted a reservation. The person with whom I was speaking turned out to be the owner, and told me she took my reservation herself and basically said I was lying about requesting indoor seating. In any other situation, I would have left the restaurant, but it was Mother's Day and did not want to have to leave and find another place to go, my immediate family in tow. After arguing with me, the owner finally agreed to seat us indoors and slapped the menus on the table without a word. It comes as no surprise that nobody was ever seated in the remaining open tables and the restaurant was 75% empty upon us leaving an hour later. I dine out a minimum of four nights a week and have never received such poor customer service, especially at the hands of the owner. I will never eat here again and have already told my friends, family, and co-workers to avoid this restaurant.

Pros: None

Cons: Horrible customer service, Rude owner, Treated poorly

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Went to the San Franciscan for a special occasion and was treated very badly. I was embarrassed, lied to, yelled at, called a liar, and had the meal ruined, all by the owner. The food was mediocre. I will never come here again and discourage others from dining here as well.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to the San Franciscan for a special occasion and was treated very badly. I was embarrassed, lied to, yelled at, called a liar, and had the meal ruined, all by the owner. The food was mediocre. I will never come here again and discourage others from dining here as well.

Cons: Horrible service

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I recently had a horrible experience at The San Franciscan. I had requested indoor seating at the time I had made my reservations and upon arriving, was taken to an outdoor table. When I mentioned my request, I was told that there were not any tables indoor despite the fact that there were four open tables within view that were large enough to fit our party. I was told those tables were for other people who had made reservations and seating us there would disrupt the "flow" of the servers. I responded that they would rather have unhappy customers than disrupt the flow, and was told that it would cause the other customers to be disrupted. In other words, those "other" customers were more important than myself, even though I was granted a reservation. The person with whom I was speaking turned out to be the owner, and told me she took my reservation herself and basically said I was lying about requesting indoor seating. In any other situation, I would have left the restaurant, but it was Mother's Day and did not want to have to leave and find another place to go, my immediate family in tow. After arguing with me, the owner finally agreed to seat us indoors and slapped the menus on the table without a word. It comes as no surprise that nobody was ever seated in the remaining open tables and the restaurant was 75% empty upon us leaving an hour later. I dine out a minimum of four nights a week and have never received such poor customer service, especially at the hands of the owner. I will never eat here again and have already told my friends, family, and co-workers to avoid this restaurant.

Please do not support a restaurant that does not put the customer first.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently had a horrible experience at The San Franciscan. I had requested indoor seating at the time I had made my reservations and upon arriving, was taken to an outdoor table. When I mentioned my request, I was told that there were not any tables indoor despite the fact that there were four open tables within view that were large enough to fit our party. I was told those tables were for other people who had made reservations and seating us there would disrupt the "flow" of the servers. I responded that they would rather have unhappy customers than disrupt the flow, and was told that it would cause the other customers to be disrupted. In other words, those "other" customers were more important than myself, even though I was granted a reservation. The person with whom I was speaking turned out to be the owner, and told me she took my reservation herself and basically said I was lying about requesting indoor seating. In any other situation, I would have left the restaurant, but it was Mother's Day and did not want to have to leave and find another place to go, my immediate family in tow. After arguing with me, the owner finally agreed to seat us indoors and slapped the menus on the table without a word. It comes as no surprise that nobody was ever seated in the remaining open tables and the restaurant was 75% empty upon us leaving an hour later. I dine out a minimum of four nights a week and have never received such poor customer service, especially at the hands of the owner. I will never eat here again and have already told my friends, family, and co-workers to avoid this restaurant.

Please do not support a restaurant that does not put the customer first.

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