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Octavia

4.7
4.7
2050 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Octavia is the sister restaurant of Frances, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Melissa Perello. Octavia serves dinner five nights a week in an elegant and relaxed neighborhood setting. Beautifully defined flavors and seasonally driven cuisine are the cornerstones of Octavia’s menu. Leveraging longstanding relationships with the region’s top purveyors and farms, Octavia's daily evolving selections spotlight Chef Perello's commitment to sustainability and the Bay Area’s wealth of agricultural resources.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 408-7507

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Perello

  • Private party facilities

    private, outdoor diningCAPACITY: 12 SEATED Guests will be seated in our heated, outdoor parklet. The outdoor seating area is fully private and yours for the evening.TUESDAY - SATURDAY 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm (last seating)SUNDAY - MONDAY closedMENU | $100 per personTUES-THURS EVENT MINIMUM | $1800FRI-SAT EVENT MINIMUM | $2000

  • Private party contact

    Samantha McCurry: (415) 408-7507

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Heights

  • Cross street

    Bush Street

  • Parking details

    There is limited street parking near the restaurant. The closest garage is The Japan Center Garages which consists of two parking garages; The Main Garage located at 1610 Geary Boulevard and The Fillmore Annex Garage, located at 1650 Fillmore Street between Geary and Post Streets.

  • Public transit

    1 Bus Stop located at Octavia St. and Sacramento St. (3 blocks North)38/38R Bus Stop located at Geary Blvd. and Laguna St. (4 blocks South)

  • Entertainment

    Instagram: sf_octavia

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Bell's Los Alamos x Octavia with Chef Daisy Ryan

    $120.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 15, 2022 only
    Join us in welcoming Chef Daisy Ryan and Greg Ryan of Bell’s, Los Alamos for a one-night-only collaboration with our own Chef Nico Pena. Based in Los Alamos, CA, Bell’s is a family-run, French-inspired bistro from Per Se alums Daisy and Greg Ryan. Since opening in March 2018, Bell’s has received such accolades as Food & Wine Best New Chef, Esquire’s Best New Restaurants, and their work has been featured in such publications as Eater LA, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure. In 2021, the team opened Bar Le Côte in Los Olivos. MENU: www.octavia-sf.com/bells Tickets are non-refundable if canceled within 72 hours of the reservation. Please contact the restaurant with 72+ hours notice to confirm accommodation of dietary restrictions.
  • Scribe Winery x Octavia with Chef Kelly Mariani

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 30, 2022 only
    Scribe Winery in Sonoma, California produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines. The winery was founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking and is managed by 4th-generation California farmers & brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani with sister Kelly Mariani leading the kitchen and elevated seasonal menu. A portion of proceeds will be donated to La Luz, a non-profit providing family service programs including economic advancement initiatives. MENU: www.octavia-sf.com/scribe Please contact the restaurant with 72+ hours notice to confirm accommodation of all dietary restrictions. Tickets are non-refundable if canceled within 72 hour of the reservation time.

What 2,050 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Contemporary American

  • San Francisco

    Contemporary American

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  1. MD

    MilesD

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly great restaurant on all accounts. Service was top notch and attentive. Food was so good, the duck was hands down the best I've had.
  2. JG

    JoelG

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and creative. Corkage was reasonable and service was very good. I like how they change the menu every so often, keeps things fresh. My only advice is to go a la carte and not do the set menu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    …………..,,, jajajaja
  4. KM

    KelvinM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well my husband and I have been there many times, but it was our friends first visit. Everything went splendid! Merci Beaucoup!
  5. TC

    TC14

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant!!
  6. LM

    LaurenM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is just divine. Super seasonal, inventive, perfect small portions. And the vibe is casual chic and not pretentious at all.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I booked a table of three for birthday dinner. We all ordered tasting menu and expected that number of dish, portion of food would be bigger as our server mentioned it will be a lot of food. Table of 2 next to us also got tasting menu. Through out the courses, we were served pretty much the same time. They also got same amount of food, except we had 2 pastas (they had 1), we got 3 desserts (they got 2). For 95$x3 , I dont think the whole meal's worth the price. We liked the creativity and combination of ingredients in all dishes but most of savoury dishes were way over salted. Service is outstanding! Atmosphere is the restaurant is excellent.
  8. r

    reuter

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great eating at Octavia again after so long. Did disappoint for sure
  9. US

    USSMidway

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, well served by Melissa, who was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu and the wines -- the heirloom tomatoes, the sliced bread, the pasta dish with pork and the duck entree were noteworthy -- strongly recommended.
  10. RB

    RobynB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, knowledgable staff, great service! Highly recommend!
  11. JB

    JessicaB

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! An absolute must in San Fran. Exquisite food and impeccable service.
  12. WF

    WhitneyF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in SF!
  13. A

    Adele

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. The corn lasagna and sea bass were delicious as well as the desserts.
  14. TG

    TonyG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    If only I could eat food so perfectly prepared and delicious at every meal! Every bite was outstanding.
  15. j

    jbod

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food as usual. Noise level was very high unfortunately. Our neighbor table was way too loud. Service was excellent. Super place.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The food is always excellent, the desserts never miss, and the service is so consistently wonderful.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Simple & clean food. I wish the portions were bigger.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and experience.
  19. LK

    LowKeyDiner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a lovely celebratory dinner at Octavia! It was our first time dining there, and after having to reschedule once before, we were so excited to finally make it happen. We sat outside in one of the parklets (the one on Octavia) and it was quiet and protected. Our meal was excellent—I think the stars were the halibut aguachile and the salmon entree. Overall, the service, food, and ambience were so enjoyable and we will definitely be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The experience outside was not matching expectations, it felt we were inside of a wood box, there was no available seating indoor so outdoor was the only option, but comparing the two... it felt sad to be outside, nothing special about it, the food was ok EXTREMELY SMALL PORTIONS, and the service was rather poor with almost no introduction to the menu. I wouldn't repeat the experience
  21. R

    Regular

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. A very SF culinary experience. Highly recommended
  22. MT

    MarjorieT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious seasonal food from chef Melissa Perello. Every dish - from appetizers to desserts and wine recommendations were on point. Highly recommend for a special night out.
  23. LA

    LAWay

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The salads were delightful, but main offerings for vegetarians or vegans are slim indeed. So nice to be able to hear each other and not have blaring ambient sound!
  24. C

    Cole

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a little chilly eating in the outdoor patio, though there was heaters and blankets which was nice. Besides that the food and service was fantastic. Thoughtful farm to table and well executed. Server took their time when at the table and we felt very looked after. Pasta dish was 12/10; couldn’t recommend more; our plates were wiped clean.
  25. TO

    ToriO

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We were excited about eating at Octavia. We let them know when we reserved that we wanted to have the tasting menu. They made it very clear by the rapid delivery of the food, cramming many dishes on the table at once-while whisking away dishes without asking. During the last part of the meal, the entire kitchen staff was lined up and staring at us. Why take an 8:30 reservation if the kitchen CLOSES at 9:15? It was inexcusably unprofessional and just rude that they tried to rush us through our meal. Most of the food was quite good, except for the iceberg lettuce salad. Eat early or they will rush you out the door-or all stare at you until you leave.
  26. TC

    TylerC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Hostess was extremely confrontational and didn’t want to seat our party together when there was plenty of open seats. She kicked us out at the end of our meal stating that another party was coming. No substitutions for the meal we’re allowed. Food was great service was not flexible.
  27. a

    alexis

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great wait staff, awesome kitchen, even while filled we received attentive service and timely delivery of our order from the kitchen.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal, the salmon was some of the best I’ve had.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    FOOD WAS SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT. I wanted to treat my sister to a nice dinner. Food was not satisfying, Homemade bread was very hard, I wanted to wrap it in a soaked towel to rehydrate the bread in the oven, it may have just been stale tbh. I read this place had excellent food, but the food was such a let down, 8:30p reservations 4guests all on time & 9:40p no food other than the house bread brought out. After so many people who came after my reserved time, they got their entrees first. Ordered PORK CHOP: the fat was not rendered, my first bite after the hour wait was full of fat, it had some veggies that were just black and burnt not sautéed, not caramelized, burnt. I will not be trying again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty!!! I’ll be back to here when I came to San Francisco!
  31. KC

    KimC

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were phenomenal. Knowledgeable staff. Unique, extremely flavorful food.
  32. CT

    CarolT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the tasting menu and there wasn’t a thing we would have changed. Having it served family style was such a good idea. The salmon was melt in your mouth delicious as was the cucumber salad. The service was impeccable and the sommelier gave us great tidbits on the wine we had chosen. All in all a great experience
  33. DA

    DeborahA

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the dining experience at Octavia was fabulous. My wife and I were celebrating a special occasion, and we aways choose Octavia for these events. Chris, our wait staff person, was very attentive. He described the tasting menu dishes as he brought them to the table, along with the various wines paired with the food. We always enjoy ordering the tasting menu, as they always give us the opportunity to taste the wonderful samplings the restaurant offers. The food portions were ample, and the wine servings were generous. It is such a great value for the money.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely top to bottom. Food was on point. Service was delightful and friendly without being overbearing. Wine list is excellent. Please surrender and let the restaurant show you a good time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On other lovely time at Octavia. Great service and great food
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Octavia always brings the goods. The menu always sounds simple, and when the food arrives it’s both stunning and delicious. The service is warm and friendly in a way that feels genuine. The space is inviting. I loved the wine I drank and was impressed that they had a nice N/A selection as well. What can I say, I love this restaurant.
  37. AV

    AV19

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistenly inventive dishes served in a traditional but not fussy environment. Attentive but not "hovering" wait staff.
  38. b

    birchrunner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleaser and ever-changing. Carefully curated seasonal ingredients with the utmost attention to letting those flavors shine. Relaxing space, gracious staff and an overall amazing dining experience.
  39. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere of the restaurant is great
  40. AL

    ALEXANDERB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Every dish was creative and exceptionally executed. Wonderful flavors. And excellent service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

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

FAQs

Octavia is rated 4.7 stars by 2050 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Octavia

1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bush Street

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is limited street parking near the restaurant. The closest garage is The Japan Center Garages which consists of two parking garages; The Main Garage located at 1610 Geary Boulevard and The Fillmore Annex Garage, located at 1650 Fillmore Street between Geary and Post Streets.

  • Public transit

    1 Bus Stop located at Octavia St. and Sacramento St. (3 blocks North)38/38R Bus Stop located at Geary Blvd. and Laguna St. (4 blocks South)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Perello

  • Entertainment

    Instagram: sf_octavia

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 408-7507

  • Private party facilities

    private, outdoor diningCAPACITY: 12 SEATED Guests will be seated in our heated, outdoor parklet. The outdoor seating area is fully private and yours for the evening.TUESDAY - SATURDAY 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm (last seating)SUNDAY - MONDAY closedMENU | $100 per personTUES-THURS EVENT MINIMUM | $1800FRI-SAT EVENT MINIMUM | $2000

  • Private party contact

    Samantha McCurry: (415) 408-7507

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