Don't get the Macaroni & Cheese!. I went here the other night on recommendation of Citysearch and it was disappointing. Maybe it was an off night for them. The cobb salad was yummy but nothing special. The corn showder was excellent. Mmm I love corn chowder. However, the Creamy Macaroni & Cheese was HORRIBLE. The worst mac and cheese I have ever tasted. Worse than the frozen dinner kind! The pasta was way overcooked and soggy. The cheese sauce was bland and horrible. It needed more salt and it seemed like it was a horrible version of Velveeta cheese. If you are looking for some yummy restaurant mac and cheese, look elsewhere because this dish here, is NOT worth $8! It isn't even as good as $0.75 mac and cheese you can buy in a box!
Bagdad is back!. This place has reclaimed its position at the top of the Castro's -- no, the City's -- late night food chain, and a respectable place in the dining and brunch life of San Francisco as well. The friendly staff, good food, ample portions and inventive menu additions (don't miss the Hot Cherry Donut on weekend brunch!) make it a joy. Throw in the best windows in the Castro -- people watching (dare I say cruising?) is unparalleled!
Bagdad has gotten much better.
Yes, Bagdad has gotten so much better. I was hungry early one evening and didn't want to spend lots of money for good eats..... So, my buddy convinced me to try the improved burger and fries at Bagdad. It's so much better now! I'm pretty sure there are new owners/managers and the kitchen has been upgraded. I notice more of a crowd there at evening now, too.... They've added a good fried chicken to their menu -- won't lose any weight here!
Worst of the FEW late-night options!. Bagdad Cafe is by FAR the Worst of SF's FEW late night options. I'd rather have cold cereal at home than the mediocre fare served up by some of the surliest servers in town. Perhaps the cafe gets a lot of jerks b/c it is open so late, which would explain why the staff comes out STRONGLY on the defensive, treats a waaaay polite and diminutive "excuse me, do we give you our name?" as a flat-out insult etc. I've never met more combative, offensive (and defensive), surly, apathetic, insensitive, outright rude servers. Clearly it's not a gourmet place, and frankly, I'd expect the same kind of tired, vaguely harried service you might get at Denny's or Mel's at this hour, but I've been insulted, ignored, and worse at this place one time too many. They've definitely lost a customer and earned my "don't go there!" to friends...
Rude staff, terrible service. In short, the attitude of the staff is "this place is always full anyway, so we can afford to be rude to you". Here's our story: We went to Baghdad cafe late one Saturday night. We were told to wait outside for a table although it was very cold and there was plenty of room for the customers and wait-staff to move around in. After waiting in the cold for a while, we stepped in when we saw a table being set up for us. Because we were anxious to get inside because of the cold, the waitress and the manager called us a "pain in the ass". Even if we were (which we weren't) this is no way for a restaurant staff to behave. When we tried to tell them we didn't appreciate that, they told us "they were very busy and didn't have time to listen to us".
Bad food, bad service. Even though it's open late, I have NEVER had a good meal here. The food is mediocre, at best. The service is slow. They have a very hard time handling larger groups. I won't eat there anymore.
late-night find. There aren't a great number of restaurants open for 24 hours in the city--Baghdad is one of the best ones. Our food arrived within 5 minutes after ordering, our service was friendly and polite. I'll definitely go back to satisfy the midnight munchies.
Best fries in the Castro!.
Great food and good value...the fries are the best.
Salads are good but lack croutons.
Service is always good...don't forget to smile servers!
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