The Big 4
American fare in an old-school setting
French · Nob Hill · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
4.3
Decor
4.1
Service
 
“Refreshed” after a remodel and chef change, this “clubby" Nob Hill “institution” in the Scarlet Huntington Hotel hasn’t “lost its roots” , still exuding “old-world” vibes and serving “good” American fare all day; true, the "white tablecloths" are gone, but the "swanky" dark-wood dining room and piano bar keep “history” buffs enthralled.
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hours Open Today · 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA phone +1 415-771-1140 website www.big4restaurant.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of The Big 4
Google Reviews
4.3
(105)
A true San Francisco classic. Elegant, great service-that is old-school, lovely ambiance and an excellent menu. This is not the restaurant you whip out your iPhone to take pictures of the food. As famous for their brunch as their lunch and their dinner menu. Once, along time ago, my date was not allowed in because he didn't have a tie ... The dress code has changed.
kerry on · November 1, 2017
After visiting San Fran for many years, we finally remembered to make a dinner reservation at The Big 4 before arriving in town. The restaurant is so named for the four industrialists who were responsible for SF's early growth and success. Many photos and artifacts are on display much like a museum. The decor is gorgeous wood paneled walls, large antique mirrors, burgandy velvet banquettes, candle light, fine linens and restaurant silver, impeccably mannered staff attend almost invisibly while making guests feel like royals. The menu is heavily weighted towards aged, prime steak and chops. Sides are family style, order several. Desserts are decadent. Enjoy live piano music, and arrive early to spend time in the bar before dinner for a full Big 4 experience. We can't wait to return for another luxurious experience in this gorgeous building.
Deborah Brown · December 7, 2017
Highly suggest this place for a drink. The decor and atmosphere is great include the drinks
Anthony Gioia · November 28, 2017