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181 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94105
181 3rd StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94105
American Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Monday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AMTuesday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AMWednesday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AMThursday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AMFriday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AMSaturday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AMSunday 11:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Trace at the W San Francisco offers a thoughtful culinary experience by fusing the vibrant personality of the Bay Area with a dedication to responsible food from locally sourced ingredients.
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Tucked inside the W Hotel, this farm-to-table restaurant serves American fare in a modern setting.- Google
"Not sure what they were thinking when they made the panna cotta."
"And sweet potato fries."
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Kimberly Ann Graham
6 months ago
Pro Tip: When you have the chance to try lamb belly pastrami, YOU RUN TO TRY IT!!! Little bummed out to be eating my first I/O meal in SF at the hotel bar but I must have done something right!!!! Back of the bar menu has the Bar Bites and that's where you'll find this treasure. Lamb Belly Pastrami with a harrisa cole slaw all wrapped up in delicious warmy flat bread, served with a deviled egg emulsion (think deviled egg chopped up in a bowl with blue cheese chunks!) and sweet potato fries. Dear Lord this was excellent!! I'm thinking I will come here for the food alone when not staying here! :)
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Andres Perez
a year ago
During an AMA seminar we decided to study the restaurants suggest by Marriot marquis hotel and a very good option related with distances from hotel, prices and rates is Trace and we can say that is a nice decorated, tasted restaurant
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Alex Mackenzie Torres
2 years ago
A little bit on the expensive side. These trace restaurants are a w signature restaurant. The menu is quite into the organic side (chicken my fave). It is a good option if you are staying around this area or you want to try something modern. I'd rather venture myself into the mission area and try something more authentic.
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Paul Rowe
3 years ago
Trace replaced XYZ, my last dining experience was exceptional, they did a great job with the new decor and menu a must for anyone visiting or a local trying out a new restaurant.
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Andy Wong
2 years ago
Love the concept. Locally sourced and sustainable. The ingredients in your meal can be TRACEd back to its origin. However, I think the concept could be followed through more. We had a pasta dish with short rib. I expected the pasta to be made in-house but it wasn't. I asked our server and he told us it's not fresh pasta. It's imported from Italy. What happened to locally sourced? Also, I had a blood orange cocktail called the bloody sunrise. It was garnished with a wedge of regular orange not blood orange. Where is the blood orange? Apparently, they don't use fresh fruits in their cocktails. It was a blood orange liqueur. At a place where they pride on their locally sourced ingredients, I expected market fresh fruit cocktails especially at $13 a pop. An option of non-alcoholic fresh fruit house made sodas/drinks would be nice as well. I was with 3 other people so I was able to sample of variety of dishes. Food was great but not mind blowing. The food here reminds me of the food from Prospect. The stand out dishes of the night were the braise pork gnocchi app, squid app and the chicken entree. One of the desserts we had was the panna cotta and it was tiny. I could have eaten the whole thing in one big bite. Not kidding. Especially compared to the two other desserts we had (red velvet cake and chocolate bar, they were good not great). The size of the other desserts were normal. Not sure what they were thinking when they made the panna cotta. The food prices were on point (~$23 per entree) but cocktails were way overpriced. At $13 a glass it was more than what most of their appetizers cost (~$10 each). However, I do like the fact that soda refills are complimentary. Service was fine. We liked our quirky server but he disappeared for long periods of time in between courses. The space is modern and loud. One of my friends said the space reminded him of a Virgin America plane. White wall, table and chairs, purple and pink lighting, trance music... he was right on. The second floor is a bar/lounge area with a DJ blasting music. The second floor is open so you can kind of see what's going on when you look up. Anyway, not a place to have dinner and a conversation.
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Mandy Shimshock
3 years ago
Definitely not a San Francisco feel, although that's not necessarily a negative. Although you may not be able to tell from the street, I felt like I had just walked into a Vegas restaurant instead. Private and open dining space, with a separate upstairs bar with couches, etc. Vegas feel based on neon LED lights, dimly lit spaces, and chandeliers. Service was great and they have some very creative cocktails! Food is pricey, so I would likely try to go back for happy hour instead.
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Jeremy Barnhart
2 years ago
Great salads with great people! I really love this place because of the fine services that the offer and give to the paying customers. Go here, it will be worth it.
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Alyssa Ackerman
a year ago
Friendly staff, great drinks and appetizers.


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