Sears Fine Food

Food & Drink
439 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102 439 Powell St., San Francisco Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
50% of 2 customers recommended
Closed Merchant This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Diner, Traditional, Californian, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
  • Cuisine
    American, Diner, Traditional, Californian, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
  • Alcohol
  • Parking
  • Delivery
  • Takeout
  • Reservations
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Catering
  • Good For Kids
  • Good For Groups
  • Vegan Options
  • WiFi
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1 Tip
Report | 2 years ago
I bought a Groupon special and was immediately disappointed with the availability of reservations. However, when we walked in, the place was completely empty and the hostess didn't even ask if we had reservations. The food was marginal, but not what I expect from San Francisco. The "fondue" was a watery, very small portion of what looked like reheated blue cheese was tasty, but not what I was looking forward to. My daughter ordered the flat iron steak and got a very thin ribeye instead. She took a couple of bites and when the waiter passed we asked him if that was the flat iron. He smirked and said "No, did you want something else"? Again, not what I expected from a restaurant that's been there for 76 years. I really think management should "beef" up the service and suggest that staff present themselves as a little more upbeat than I observed. And really, charging for an order of bread and butter....really? Tacky!
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From Our Editors

A Zagat-rated Powell Street restaurant, Sears Fine Food is steeped in San Francisco history. In the years after it opened in 1938, the spot steadily built a reputation for the Swedish pancakes one of the co-founders made following a recipe from his wife's family. The institution has changed hands a few times in the years since, but has never lost touch with its colorful past; diners can still indulge in classic San Francisco cuisine, including cioppino, flame-grilled steaks, and stacks of miniature Swedish pancakes. And despite extensive renovations, the ambience also echoes the past; 1920s stoves, vintage blenders, and other nostalgic decor lines the dining room.

In the Press

  • SF Weekly: "I was thrilled by the new/old Sears. It was more than just breakfast; it was a party."
  • Marin Magazine "The dinner menu at Sears Fine Food spotlights some of the finest, freshest local fish and shellfish, as well as home-style cuisine."
  • SFGate: "Sears is unquestionably a San Francisco institution. . . Among must-visit spots, it ranks close to the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower."

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