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
Simone Brooks en
The best food ever. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was great. If you love garlic this is the place for you. Don't be surprised if it takes a couple of days to rid garlic from your system. GooglePlace - September 2017
Jacob Baldry en
This place is THE PLACE to go. I'm not sure why the reviews are under 4 stars (as of 9.21.2017), but this is my girlfriend and I's favorite place to go in the city. Even if you don't LOVE garlic, you'll still find something, but if don't LIKE garlic, stay away. Everything has garlic, it just depends on how much. From what I remember there isn't a garlic-free kid's menu. Service is good, but not tourist-good. As in, they serve like big city servers do. They are quick and to the point. They're too busy to make small talk, but that's the way it goes around here. By the way: GET THE CRAB. I didn't know you could make crab any better until I went here. GooglePlace - September 2017
Jo Anast en
Love this place and have been coming for years. Food is wonderful and of course garlic is plentiful. There are options for seating... Small booths, larger booths, long tables for a group. Staff are friendly and professional. The pasta is delicioso! A great North Beach restaurant. GooglePlace - September 2017
Robert Bolar en
If you like garlic this is the place for you! This is a one of a kind in San Francisco. Lots of great decorations centered around Garlic and it's use. I was able to visit with the manager and owner. The food is good, the portions are large. You will leave full and happy. GooglePlace - August 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