Lazy Bear

Modern American fine dining,
seated communally, dinner-party style.

Mission District, San Francisco.

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We think that the best dining experiences are the ones where we’re seated around a table sharing food and stories with others. Lazy Bear started as a dinner party in 2009, and now in our permanent location, it is still a dinner party. We hope it’s the best dinner party you’ve ever attended.

Our food is modern American, in the sense that we try to serve flavors that are intrinsically delicious and familiar to our American palates, in a format that calls to mind those great American shared eating experiences that we love. It’s communal and social, but the food and drinks are refined.


A Note About Ticketing

We serve one menu each night, a tasting menu of eleven-ish courses plus some extras, in two seatings. 6pm and 8:15pm. We seat communally at long American elm slab tables. The entire dining room is served each course at the same time, and cooks come out and describe the dishes. Unlike an a la carte restaurant that takes walk-in customers and has lots of menu items from which to choose, Lazy Bear is a unique, social experience that depends on a packed house to create an energetic vibe. By requiring pre-purchase of tickets, we minimize the frequency of no-shows, and ensure we create the best possible dining experience.

Tickets are not refundable and can’t be switched to a different date or time, but they are transferable to other people. Think of it like buying a ticket to a concert, baseball game, or movie.

Ticket Pricing Info

The tasting menu is $120/person plus tax for 11+ courses. Beverage pairings are available at an additional $65. We automatically add a 20% service charge when purchasing a ticket (and on any purchases you make at the restaurant) to make the end of your night as easy and relaxed as possible.

We are no longer BYOB. Corkage is $30 per bottle.

Our ticketing system will inquire as to whether you have any serious dietary restrictions. We can accommodate almost any serious allergies/intolerances, as well as many other restrictions, but we decline to provide vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan accommodations.


We are open Tuesday-Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday. Normally we do two seatings each night at 6:00pm and 8:15pm, but may sometimes sell tickets for other times.