The Big 4 Restaurant
Restaurant on Nob Hill
Named after the key industrialists of the famed railroad era, The Big 4 boasts the elegance and grandeur of those historic tycoons. This Nob Hill restaurant features locally-sourced, seasonal cuisine alongside 19th Century artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia that immerse you in California’s golden history. Live piano performances breathe life into this classic venue, creating an ambiance straight from the trove of the West’s most magnificent period.
The Big 4 Restaurant is accessible. For more information, please view our Accessibility Statement.
***The Big 4 Restaurant is temporarily closed. Standard business hours are listed below.***
The Big Bar
Take a seat at The Big 4’s iconic bar, set within a softly lit, rich wooded interior that brings you back to California’s golden era. Savor a hand-crafted cocktail surrounded by original historical photographs and memorabilia and enjoy live piano entertainment while you imagine brushing arms with the tycoons of a now bygone society.
With Contemporary Sophistication
The Big 4 offers locally-sourced, San Francisco Bay Area ingredients that provide a contemporary touch on familiar American classics. Sit down to for an elegant meal that gives a nod to Nob Hill's storied past and it's high-rolling tycoons.
Suite & Savor
Stay a little longer in one of our spectacular one-bedroom suites and enjoy a daily $50 dining credit at the legendary Big 4 Restaurant.
*Requires a 2 night or longer length-of-stay. Credit must be used daily and may not be combined with other offers.
Grab a quick bite before venturing out to explore the city, or to sit down for a classic American breakfast in Big 4 splendor. Eggs Benedict? Brioche French toast? Buttermilk pancakes? Your morning routine is anything but routine at The Big 4.
Titans of History
When the rails of the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific were joined at Promontory Point, Utah, in the Spring of 1869, the dreams of many men were realized. Four such men were the Central Pacific’s “Big Four,” C. P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins and Leland Stanford. These men started from behind the counters of pioneer stores in Sacramento and, in less than two decades, shouldered their way to places of national importance. The careers of these four covered a long and colorful era of Pacific Coast history, elevating them to the heights of San Francisco’s most distinguished and talked about citizens. All resided in the most elegant, lavish and exquisite mansions, surrounding the present location of The Big 4 Restaurant at The Huntington Hotel.
Central Pacific Dining Room
Enjoy an elegant private dining experience at the Central Pacific Dining Room at The Big 4. This private space is perfect for groups of up to 50 people, and is set in a grand dining room decorated with relics from California's Golden Era.
The Huntington Hotel also offer three additional private event venues with seating for 10 – 48 guests. Plan your next private dinner party, holiday party, corporate event, cocktail reception, birthday, anniversary or wedding event in San Francisco with us.
To learn more, please contact (415) 345-2818 or Lauren Vojvoda at Lvojvoda@huntingtonhotel.com.