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Velvet Room

3.7
3.7
333 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
The Velvet Room is a restaurant and event space inside the Clift Hotel. This particular dining space was designed as a sister restaurant to the hotel's other eatery, The Redwood Room. While The Redwood Room takes care of midday with lunch and dinner service, The Velvet Room is open early for breakfast and late at night for special events. The interior is immaculately and dramatically decorated, with leather and wood mahogany banquettes, red velvet curtains and hand-blown Murano glass lamps gently lighting the room. The Velvet Room's breakfast menu was created by Head Chef Thomas Weibull in a joint effort with local farmers and growers so that only the very best seasonal ingredients would be used. Menu items include smoked salmon benedict, centennial French toast and skillet eggs that are baked with spinach, onions, tomato and prosciutto. At night, The Velvet Room becomes a high-end club, hosting social events.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Organic
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am Saturday and Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Phone number
    (415) 929-2300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Weibull
  • Private party facilities
    The Velvet Room is available to host your next event, large or small. Our Special Events Managers will be happy to review our unique spaces for your next private event or buyout. For more information please contact us.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Cross Street
    Taylor St.
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is $20 for the first hour, and $10 per hour after that with a cap at $50.
  • Public Transit
    Muni - 38 Geary, Powell Street Bart Station
  • Entertainment
    DJ’s perform Wednesday – Saturday from 9:30pm – 1:30am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.9Ambience

NoiseModerate

333 Reviews
  1. sdka

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Thanksgiving dinner. Would eat there again although we here it is closing.

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  2. KathleenM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Clift is always great for dramatic interiors and dramatic dining . . . We actually ate in the Redwood Room which I prefer.

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  3. DonnaP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice spot....on Yelp the reviews mixed reviews.. Glad we experienced it for ourselfves😄😃

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  4. SFLocal

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & unusual drinks were amazing. Great location for a special occasion

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A cool restaurant in a cool hotel. Awesome decor and a nice bar right next to it. Food is good but not amazing. On the pricey side.

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  6. funfoodfetish

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My office went to The Velvet Room for an office/team outing last week. We had a reservation at 8pm... we didn't get our first round of drinks until about 8:30... from the point of ordering our entrees to the point that the food was served, it took about 45 minutes... way too long! Having said that, the ambiance is really cool, the servers were nice, and the food was really good. I'd go back but would be hesitant to plan a large party there again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Not very good at all. Service is slow. Food is subpar. With so much good food in SF area, skip this one.

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  8. traveler88

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and decor. Lobster Mac and beet salad was yummy. Service was great. Only downfall was the bar was soooooo loud it was like club scene not a good spot for a romantic quite dinner past 9pm

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  9. vincentNJ

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my second time dining here and I absolutely love the space. It's sad because this restaurant has the potential the be great! First I would brighten it up at bit as it's too dark. There were only 4 tables dinning and still waters, drinks and ordering or asking for a new napkin was like pulling teeth. I saw staff members standing around doing nothing while one or two staff members ran around all flustered. The food was good but not great. I want to love this place because I like it and think it can be a great place but they need better staff, a revamp in the menu and more inviting decor. I will return but hope they step up their game.

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  10. Foodie13

    London

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked this as someone recommended the bar and we thought the restaurant looked cool. However despite serving a table for 8pm on a Saturday we were one of only 4 tables in the restaurant. The wine list was good and food good, however it was all a bit expensive for a restaurant lacking in atmosphere. In fact the quietness of the restaurant accentuated the fact that the bar was so busy.

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Velvet Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 929-2300.

Velvet Room is rated 3.7 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Velvet Room

495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Taylor St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am Saturday and Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Organic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is $20 for the first hour, and $10 per hour after that with a cap at $50.
  • Public Transit
    Muni - 38 Geary, Powell Street Bart Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Weibull
  • Entertainment
    DJ’s perform Wednesday – Saturday from 9:30pm – 1:30am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 929-2300
  • Private party facilities
    The Velvet Room is available to host your next event, large or small. Our Special Events Managers will be happy to review our unique spaces for your next private event or buyout. For more information please contact us.
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