1300 on Fillmore

1300 on Fillmore—Southern Comfort Fix

By Amy Sherman

1300 on Fillmore in San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz Preservation District exudes the warmth and sophistication of Ella Fitzgerald singing “Let’s Fall in Love.” Southern comfort classics are prepared with fine French techniques, a creative touch, and plenty of seasonal freshness. Tender shrimp served over creamy grits features a spoon-worthy, rich and creamy sauce with a spicy kick. The pork chop is brined, adding flavor and juiciness, and served with seasonal accompaniments. While fried chicken is a perennial favorite, the menu now features plenty of salads, enticing vegetable sides, and Southern-style desserts, such as peach cobbler, banana cream pie, and a trio of house-made sorbets, changing daily.

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eye for design
The interior, a palette of browns under gilded gold light, achieves elegance without feeling stuffy, while classic black-and-white photographs of jazz greats over the bar and in the lounge reflect the history of the neighborhood.

Low, with strains of jazz most nights making it a good spot for conversation—or for listening to the live music featured on Friday and Saturday nights.


Dinner: Mon–Thu 5:30 PM–10 PM; Fri–Sat 5:30 PM–11 PM; Sun 5 PM–10 PM
Brunch: Sun 10:30 AM–2:30 PM

price range

$15 (rib eye burger) to $30 (grilled rib eye steak)