Restaurant Reviews

Dirty Habit

May 6, 2015

A few weeks ago Dennis, another couple and I visited Dirty Habit, a bar on the fifth floor of the Palomar Hotel in SOMA.

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:

Winner.
The food was great, the atmosphere was fun and OH MY… the smoked honey butter is what dreams are made of! (Cue the music: Pablo and Isabella “this is what dreams are made of”. Yes I just made a Lizzie McGuire reference – get on board).

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

We arrived on a Saturday at 7pm without reservations and were able to snag a table (it was available until 9pm). They were booked through the night in all areas of the restaurant so I do suggest making a reservation. The bar is first come, first served so if you are only 2 people, this is definitely an option. What drew me to this place was the outdoor seating area, it was a cold night and they were booked, but I will definitely be back as SF starts to warm up.

The vibe is very laid back and the service was good, it wasn’t too loud which I really liked! Their tables near the bar are long enough to accommodate a group (which is nice since bars always seem to forget that option). Their menu is made up of several small plates ranging from $3 – 35 each (most in the $12 – 15 range). They have a good mix of vegetable, fish and meat dishes.

Hours
Dinner Mon – Sat  5pm – 10pm
Bar Mon – Sat 5pm – close

What we ate:

  • Spice nuts ($3)
  • Baguette ($3)
  • Halibut ceviche ($15)
  • Grilled prawns ($16)
  • DH burger ($18)
  • Black cod ($14)

Thoughts?

Dirty Habit, sf, market street, 4th street, downtown sf, SOMA, bar,

Dirty Habit, sf, market street, 4th street, downtown sf, SOMA, bar, peanuts, spiced nuts

Dirty Habit, sf, market street, 4th street, downtown sf, SOMA, bar, bread and smoked honey butter

Dirty Habit, sf, market street, 4th street, downtown sf, SOMA, bar, hamachi

Dirty Habit, sf, market street, 4th street, downtown sf, SOMA, bar, shrimp

Dirty Habit, sf, market street, 4th street, downtown sf, SOMA, bar, burger

Dirty Habit, sf, market street, 4th street, downtown sf, SOMA, bar, black cod

I will keep this review short and sweet since there are so many smaller menu items. I would recommend all the dishes we ordered, I particularly loved the bread, it was warm and the smoked honey butter was DELICIOUS! I also really enjoyed the shrimp, they were well cooked and very flavorful. The cod was definitely on the smaller side (I realize everything was, but this was a bit hard to really taste even with four people only getting 1 bite). With that said, I really liked the flavor! The hamachi ceviche was very tasty as well. I was impressed with all the dishes. Dirty Habit takes bar food to the next level. I will advise that if you come hungry, be prepared to order multiple dishes. I was starving and after sharing everything with 3 other people I left satisfied, but not full.

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