Cityscape Bar & Restaurant

333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102San Francisco / Union Square  [ Map ]

(415) 771-1400  [ Website ]

American (New) / Californian / French / Breakfast & Brunch

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Cityscape at the Union Square Hilton

Hotels may appear off limits to pedestrians passing by, but often, they harbor secret niches the public can access if they know where to go. Such is the case at the newly opened Cityscape, a sleek bar at the top of San Francisco’s Union Square Hilton (333 O’Farrell Street).

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco View

Photo courtesy of Cityscape.

Head into the corridor behind the Hilton’s lobby and up to the 46th floor to find the bar. Near sunset is the optimum time; no matter how good the food and cocktails are, which I’ll get to in a minute, the reason you’re coming here is the view. Unfortunately, on the evening I visited, San Francisco’s fog staked its claim, but as you can tell from these pics provided by the hotel, it’s absolutely gorgeous on clear days.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco sunset

Photo courtesy of Cityscape.

And to be honest, I thought the city lights coming through the fog that night were pretty cool, too.

Fog Cityscape Hilton San FranciscoFog Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Or maybe that’s just the horror writer in me loving the spookiness. The bar itself isn’t spooky at all; it’s a giant square of comfy, modernist furniture in a palette of grey and beige.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

They all face the limitless windows and that amazing view. A central bar lights up more confidently in pink as the night falls.

Cityscape Bar Hilton San Francisco

Cityscape’s cocktail list will quickly confirm that you’re paying for the view as much as the alcohol, but together, they are worth the splurge ($16-$20). The Berkeley Bramble was as vibrant as the sunset should be, boasting a bold blackberry hue that belied the soft gin, lemon, and club soda mixture.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Berkeley Bramble

The Nob Hill Manhattan—made with Maker’s 46 bourbon, Carpano Antico sweet vermouth, and bitters—does justice to that classic drink.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Manhattan

We also enjoyed a couple glasses of “the Mariner” red wine blend from Dry Creek Vineyards. The best deal on drinks at Cityscape may be selecting the glass and a half size of whatever wine you prefer.

Chef Michael Vaughn, who signed on with this Hilton this past July, asked for the drink list before crafting the menu of bar bites. As the kitchen is over forty floors away, he knew that cold plates would be the focus so no quality would be sacrificed in the course of delivery.

Chef Michael Vaughn Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Chef Michael Vaughn.

Vaughn loves playing with how the same drink changes when paired with different foods, and he’s really passionate about the Cityscape space and the Hilton’s new Urban Tavern, what Vaughn described as a fresh take on a gastropub, focusing on healthier dishes with whimsy.

The bar bites also fit that bill, though they provide more of an adventurous dip into Asian-inspired dishes.

Chips Nori Salt Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Potato chips are served with nori salt and an amazing black garlic and charred scallion aioli that was so earthy and rich, I nearly thought it pâté. Vaugh loved my enthusiasm as black garlic is apparently a hard sell. It’s so very good, though, worth every second of the week-long roasting process.

Charcuterie Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

The charcuterie is top notch and arranged with finesse. What stood out most on that platter, however, were the beet-pickled eggs with tons of color. I don’t know if any tea was involved in the process of imbuing the eggs with delicious flavor, but the image conjured of tea eggs is apt.

The two seafood dishes also offered vibrant flavors, with the ahi, salmon, and hamachi poke—

Poke Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

—inching out the chilled prawns—

Prawns Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

—in lasting memorability just a bit. Spiced cucumbers with sesame, chile, scallion, and a fleeting impression of burnt peanuts also pleased. Small plates range from $7 to $17. Add that together with a drink, and yes, it’s a pricy evening, but I can’t imagine a much nicer way to enjoy a repast before heading to a nearby show. Extravagance worth the cost, but make sure to get your money’s worth of that view before heading back down to floor level and reality.

elevator Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Cityscape is waiting to provide you with more than a moment of tranquility.

 

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  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco sunset 748807
  • Fog Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748808
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  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748810
  • Cityscape Bar Hilton San Francisco 748811
  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Berkeley Bramble 748812
  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Manhattan 748813
  • Chef Michael Vaughn Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748814
  • Chips Nori Salt Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748815
  • Charcuterie Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748816
  • Poke Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748817
  • Prawns Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748818
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Cityscape at the Union Square Hilton

Hotels may appear off limits to pedestrians passing by, but often, they harbor secret niches the public can access if they know where to go. Such is the case at the newly opened Cityscape, a sleek bar at the top of San Francisco’s Union Square Hilton (333 O’Farrell Street).

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco View

Photo courtesy of Cityscape.

Head into the corridor behind the Hilton’s lobby and up to the 46th floor to find the bar. Near sunset is the optimum time; no matter how good the food and cocktails are, which I’ll get to in a minute, the reason you’re coming here is the view. Unfortunately, on the evening I visited, San Francisco’s fog staked its claim, but as you can tell from these pics provided by the hotel, it’s absolutely gorgeous on clear days.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco sunset

Photo courtesy of Cityscape.

And to be honest, I thought the city lights coming through the fog that night were pretty cool, too.

Fog Cityscape Hilton San FranciscoFog Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Or maybe that’s just the horror writer in me loving the spookiness. The bar itself isn’t spooky at all; it’s a giant square of comfy, modernist furniture in a palette of grey and beige.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

They all face the limitless windows and that amazing view. A central bar lights up more confidently in pink as the night falls.

Cityscape Bar Hilton San Francisco

Cityscape’s cocktail list will quickly confirm that you’re paying for the view as much as the alcohol, but together, they are worth the splurge ($16-$20). The Berkeley Bramble was as vibrant as the sunset should be, boasting a bold blackberry hue that belied the soft gin, lemon, and club soda mixture.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Berkeley Bramble

The Nob Hill Manhattan—made with Maker’s 46 bourbon, Carpano Antico sweet vermouth, and bitters—does justice to that classic drink.

Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Manhattan

We also enjoyed a couple glasses of “the Mariner” red wine blend from Dry Creek Vineyards. The best deal on drinks at Cityscape may be selecting the glass and a half size of whatever wine you prefer.

Chef Michael Vaughn, who signed on with this Hilton this past July, asked for the drink list before crafting the menu of bar bites. As the kitchen is over forty floors away, he knew that cold plates would be the focus so no quality would be sacrificed in the course of delivery.

Chef Michael Vaughn Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Chef Michael Vaughn.

Vaughn loves playing with how the same drink changes when paired with different foods, and he’s really passionate about the Cityscape space and the Hilton’s new Urban Tavern, what Vaughn described as a fresh take on a gastropub, focusing on healthier dishes with whimsy.

The bar bites also fit that bill, though they provide more of an adventurous dip into Asian-inspired dishes.

Chips Nori Salt Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Potato chips are served with nori salt and an amazing black garlic and charred scallion aioli that was so earthy and rich, I nearly thought it pâté. Vaugh loved my enthusiasm as black garlic is apparently a hard sell. It’s so very good, though, worth every second of the week-long roasting process.

Charcuterie Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

The charcuterie is top notch and arranged with finesse. What stood out most on that platter, however, were the beet-pickled eggs with tons of color. I don’t know if any tea was involved in the process of imbuing the eggs with delicious flavor, but the image conjured of tea eggs is apt.

The two seafood dishes also offered vibrant flavors, with the ahi, salmon, and hamachi poke—

Poke Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

—inching out the chilled prawns—

Prawns Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

—in lasting memorability just a bit. Spiced cucumbers with sesame, chile, scallion, and a fleeting impression of burnt peanuts also pleased. Small plates range from $7 to $17. Add that together with a drink, and yes, it’s a pricy evening, but I can’t imagine a much nicer way to enjoy a repast before heading to a nearby show. Extravagance worth the cost, but make sure to get your money’s worth of that view before heading back down to floor level and reality.

elevator Cityscape Hilton San Francisco

Cityscape is waiting to provide you with more than a moment of tranquility.

 

  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco View 748806
  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco sunset 748807
  • Fog Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748808
  • Fog Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748809
  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748810
  • Cityscape Bar Hilton San Francisco 748811
  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Berkeley Bramble 748812
  • Cityscape Hilton San Francisco Manhattan 748813
  • Chef Michael Vaughn Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748814
  • Chips Nori Salt Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748815
  • Charcuterie Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748816
  • Poke Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748817
  • Prawns Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748818
  • elevator Cityscape Hilton San Francisco 748819

Cityscape Bar and Restaurant

From the 46th floor of the Hilton.  The view is passable.

From the 46th floor of the Hilton. The view is passable.

  • From the 46th floor of the Hilton.  The view is passable. 412206

Information of Cityscape Bar & Restaurant

Location
333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number
(415) 771-1400
Category
American (New) / Californian / French / Breakfast & Brunch
Dress code
Casual
Reservation
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Delivery
No
Website
map

Quick Summary

[Overall] Cityscape Bar and Restaurant is a French location in the Tenderloin part of Union Square which features an extensive breakfast and brunch menu. Most reviewers were right in the middle with their ratings coming in mostly at 3-stars. [Food] Many reviewers complemented the terrific presentation of dishes as well as deserts, and also enjoyed their extensive wine and beer selection on hand. Some reviewers were disappointed in the price of the mixed drinks. Most reviewers were pleased with the portion sizes of the breakfast specials. [Atmosphere] Most reviewers complemented the breathtaking views of the San Francisco city scape as well as the fun and casual environment which also features dancing. [Service] Most reviewers described the service staff as being hospitable and friendly but noted also that during night time venues and dinner rushes they can become overloaded and appear short staffed. Reviewers noted that bartender efficiency definitely varies from night to night.

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