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
Heather Meier en
Amazing place. Hole in the wall familia feel, great food. I had the potato soup which was epic, just epic. I wanted a second bowl, and possibly a third. Didn't even need pepper. Melt in your mouth pastry top, creamy garlicky goodness with a touch of potato. I will definitely be coming back soon. Bravo! GooglePlace - February 2018
Rachel Raburn en
The food was good but not great. The garlic theme was unique. Unfortunately the rolls were cold and our waiter seemed to want to rush us. The sauce and pasta were good but I have had better at establishments where the price point was a bit less. If you want to see the world's longest garlic braid or if you just love garlic, I would recommend giving this place a try. GooglePlace - February 2018
Jim M en
Like garlic? Garlic any whichaway can be found here. Although I would mention the garlic was not overbearing. Pizza & pasta were enjoyed at our table. Both prepared well. We enjoyed. The Stinking Rose is one of those destination, bucket list experiences that may just be worth a revisit. GooglePlace - February 2018
Chris Piscitelli en
One of my favorite restaurants in North Beach. Garlic is in absolutely everything and in vast amounts, so don't go if you don't like garlic. It's cozy and inviting, but always busy, so make reservations. They don't accommodate big parties easily, though it is possible (just a tight fit). GooglePlace - January 2018
Jim A en
Absolutely fantastic. Cheaper than we thought it would be. Great food! See if you can get seated in the outdoor patio, we had a wonderful experience but depends on the people you're sharing it with. The covered booths are nice too if you want a private intimate dinner. GooglePlace - December 2017