The Stinking Rose / San Francisco

325 Columbus Ave Broadway San Francisco 94133
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:30 - 22:00

When in San Francisco, all you have to do is "follow your nose" and it will lead you to one of The-City-By-The-Bay's most unique and entertaining dining experiences... The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant. Located in North Beach, San Francisco's renowned Little Italy, the "original" Stinking Rose has become famous for celebrating the culinary euphoria of garlic and serving over 3,000 pounds of the pungent herb each month. Named after an historical term for "garlic", The Stinking Rose offers scrumptious, contemporary California-Italian cuisine prepared and adorned with garlic - and strives to accommodate every palate. There is hearty fare for the truly adventurous, mild for the novice, and sans garlic for those finding the herb's folklore and aroma more appealing than its taste. And the fun goes far beyond the tantalizing choices at the table. Guests can enjoy treat-after-garlicky-treat in any of the restaurant's whimsical dining rooms decorated with colorful garlic characters, curious memorabilia and a mechanical miniature garlic factory. The world's largest garlic braid winds its way throughout the establishment, and festive murals, depicting a garlic bulb's view of San Francisco's history and culture, adorn the walls, The lovable bulbs, painted and brought to life by a local artist, can be found careening down the city's steep hills on skateboards, running road races and picnicking at Golden Gate Park. Garlic-shaped fish can even be found swimming under Fisherman's Wharf. At last count, 2,635 bulbs of garlic, two onions and one leek festooned every conceivable nook and cranny. Small parties and large groups alike are welcome to enjoy the aromatic fare. Banquet facilities at The Stinking Rose accommodate 15 - 60 guests. Pre-set banquet menus are available. The chef is happy to customize banquet menus to serve customers' special needs. The Stinking Rose also features an extensive selection of gift and food items for take home enjoyment. Whether you'd like to remember your visit with a colorful character t-shirt, chopped garlic or garlic sauces to liven up your home cooking, we have the selection for you. Take home a memory of the restaurant that boasts the motto: "We Season Our Garlic With Food!®"

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Tips from the Net @ The Stinking Rose
Judy Barnhart en
Prix fix meal well worth it. Delicious ceasar salad (Great fresh dressing). Prime Rib so tender and flavorful. Creamed spinach was very tasty as well as the mild garlic mashed potatoes. Lite double chocolate dessert cake. Really excellent dinner. GooglePlace - July 2017
Brooke Barton en
Great service by Jackie! She made sure we loved what we ordered and DID WE EVER?!? We are the pickiest couple when it comes to a good stake and they NAILED it!!!! So amazing! The mash potatoes were also super delicious! Only thing I didn't like was that they had expensive and pretty lame options for kids. GooglePlace - July 2017
Colton Barton en
Steaks, seafood, pasta and garlic. This place is worth the trip. Everything was Perfect. The Ribeye steaks are extremely juicy and soft and they wear them perfectly with a red wine / garlic sauce. Our whole table of 9 loved their food. SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE!!! Every staff member was visually happy to be there and extremely nice and attentive. 5 star service for sure. Management must be awesome here. JUST GO!! Atmosphere : 5 star Food: 5 star Service : 5 star Unique menu and ingredients : 5 star GooglePlace - July 2017
Marsha Bell en
Visited this restaurant for lunch, while I was on a flight attendant layover, several years ago. I really enjoyed the food, especially since the focus is on garlic. However, get ready to smell like garlic, coming through the pores of your skin, when you leave. The garlic is really strong. However, the food is, absolutely, delicious. I will try to go there again during my next visit to San Francisco. I wish this restaurant was a nation-wide chain. It is quite unique. GooglePlace - June 2017
Tina Nesser en
We came here on a Saturday evening, just before 7PM. We had reservations, and my husband was seated by the time I came back from the rest room. We sat in the Chianti room - I LOVED the wine cork curtains! Our server was very friendly and polite. We ordered the Garlic Hot Tub as our appetizer which was super yummy with our bread. I had the ravioli with pesto sauce and my husband ordered the shrimp noodles. Both were excellent! He cleaned his plate, I ate about half of mine and took the rest home. We also liked the garlic/parsley/oil mixture that was on the table... Tasted great with both the bread and my pasta. We were too full for dessert! The service was incredibly fast - we were seated, served and cashed out in about an hour. When we left around quarter til 8 it looked like there was a small wait, but nothing too crazy. We LOVE garlic and had been wanting to come try this place for a while. After a great first experience we will definitely be back! GooglePlace - June 2017