MICHELIN Guide 2019

Lord Stanley

  • 2065 Polk St., San Francisco
  • 50 - 74.99 USD
  • Californian
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Like the husband-and-wife team who own it, Lord Stanley is half European and half Californian. Superlative ingredients and a sun-filled space lend it an undeniable West Coast vibe, while house-made breads, confections and an intriguing wine list of European vintages make it clear that these chefs were trained across the pond. Yet this is a charming little establishment right at home in its central Polk Street location, filled with a casual crowd of locals streaming in—imagine windows which offer a stellar, sweeping view of the neighborhood. Inside, the dining room is furnished with small bistro tables, while a larger communal table on the balcony welcomes groups. Bare wood tabletops set with hand-crafted cutlery and warmed by candlelight set a simple and cozy atmosphere for enjoying meals that highlight artisanal and organic ingredients. Not unlike the space, the cooking here is approachable yet refined. A Berkshire pork chop is meltingly tender, balanced with just the right blend of sweet and sour flavors. Come dessert, a deconstructed dark chocolate pudding with sesame crisp is unmissable. Be sure to quiz the attentive staff on the dishes-they'll happily explain each intricate layer.


One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop


Quite comfortable


50 - 74.99 USD

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Lord Stanley

+1 415-872-5512
Opening hours
Dinner Tue - Sat

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