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Feb 21, 2008 04:29 PM

SF Restaurants w/ No Corkage -- Here's the List

I'm trying to assemble a current, up-to-date list of SF restaurants that either don't charge a corkage fee or that charge a minimal one. If you have a favorite SF restaurant that fits this criteria, will you please share it? I'll start the list with Houston's. They have no corkage fee. Their sister restaurant in Napa, Rutherford Grill, has the same no corkage fee policy. Any others to add to this list?

Houston's Restaurant
1800 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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  1. Aziza $20 for 750 ml

    5800 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121

    1. Fish & Farm, from their website: "Corkage is $5 per 750 ml bottle California wine. All others $10 —waived with a 750 ml. bottle purchase Limit of two bottles personal wine per table."

      Fish and Farm
      339 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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      1. re: farmersdaughter

        Great Eastern, $15 per bottle.
        Any number of other Chinese places, ranging from $5 a bottle, or $1 per glass, to (most commonly) zero.

        Great Eastern Restaurant
        649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

      2. There are hundreds of restaurants with corkage under $25. It would be a lot less work to list the handful that charge $25 or more.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Well how about listing a few with no corkage?

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            What about the number that charge 25?

          2. Plump Jack Cafe has no charge if you buy the wine next door.

            There are quit a few places that have no charge certain nights a week. I would say from my past dining experience when I lived in LA and was with my in laws major winos with major wines, most French restaurants hardly charge a fee. Not sure if that is the case here. Seems like the French might expect for you to bring from your cellar, no?