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786 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Downtown / Union Square
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Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly 5:00pm-11:00pm
Brunch: Sa-Su 10:00am-3:00pm
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We had a table of 12 in the
upstairs balcony, ordered family style and everyone had a great dinner. The service was excellent and the food was delicious - I'll definitely go again."
Dined on 4/3/2014
I enjoyed my meal, which was
well-prepared. My dining companion had a less pleasurable experience because unfortunately the chef didn't make a substitution for a different side, even though the change was needed due to a food allergy."
Dined on 3/27/2014
The food was great and our server
was most attentive. The only "problem" if one could call it that was that the booth was a bit cramped for 6 adults, and made conversation a bit difficult, given the proximity of the kitchen. Will be back for the food, but would like to try dinner here, as we were limited to brunch menu. Still, the posole was a big hit, as was the beef hash and the cheese/meat plate. Kudos!"
Dined on 3/30/2014
The food was good, but similar to
what is served in other New American restaurants in SF. There was nothing that really wow'ed me. The brussels sprout dish was: crisp and flavorful. The Spaetzle unfortunately fell flat because it was dry and tasteless. The restaurant was spacious and I loved the rustic decor."
Dined on 3/24/2014
Aliment was recommended to me by a
friend who had tried it during their first week of being open. She said the good was good, but it was still rough around the edges. I was disappointed to find that this was still true months later. Our table for 7 was not ready for us, and we awkwardly waited by door for 20 min. Our waters routinely went empty, the server didn't seem to know the menu and misspoke about a couple things. The brussels sprouts and salmon were delicious, but the service and decor doesn't deliver the quality you would want in a restaurant like this. They need to ditch the diner booths and tighten down on their service."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Things got off to a good start
with the nice ambiance of the restaurant and an interesting menu. We ordered and were busy talking and realized we were starting to get really hungry. The waiter came back and asked us if we had ordered--we said we had ordered a long time ago (we realized it had been at least 20 minutes and everyone else had their food at the other tables). The waiter commented that the order must have gotten lost and offered a perfunctory apology (no offer of even a piece of bread to tide us over). The food eventually arrived and was terrific. We were very disappointed in the service and lack of effort to acknowledge the huge miss--no real apology or offer of comping anything--which is quite standard in San Francisco."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Tried Ailment at the suggestion of
a friend. Was not disappointed with the service and attention paid to all the members of our party! The food was very good, although not quite great, so everyone enjoyed their brunch."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Food was good, wine was good,
service was good. Just good. The acoustics are terrible, and there was worthless music(?) blaring during our entire stay."
Dined on 3/17/2014
I have been driving by this place
for months and am so glad I finally made a reservation. I gathered with 6 friends, had wine and bubbles, brussels sprouts, kale salad, the fish of the day and short ribs. We all shared and had an amazing time. Daniel the waiter was awesome and VERY patient with us!"
Dined on 3/12/2014
Strike 1: They were out of the one
Chardonnay, by the glass, on the menu. They did not offer to substitute, another, so I ordered a whole bottle of Chardonnay even though my wide normally drinks Chard and I red. Strike 2: My daughter asked for burger to be med-well. They refused. Instead of offering to prepare as she liked, at our risk, they indicated that they would only serve it Med or more rare. Strike 3: I am on a diet, and requested my salad with dressing on the side. The waitress said no problem and then returned saying the chef refused. We thanked the nice waitress and left."
Dined on 3/11/2014
Ate here with my wife while on
holiday, we both thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service was friendly yet unobtrusive. I had Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce Caramel as a starter - it was amazing and definitely big enough to share. Hangar steak for main was delicious and generously sized. Recommend."
Dined on 2/27/2014
The place is lovely. And the
counter seating is actually comfortable. The brussels sprouts were fantastic; the kale salad was, well, kale salad; and the short ribs were a bit bland. All in all a nice place."
Dined on 3/9/2014
did not know what to expect here:
very good experience. nice range of beer and solid wine selections. staff was attentive but not precocious. fried Brussel sprouts were very good, kale salad was excellent, and bolegnese was outstanding with a little more zip than most dishes. highly recommend !!!"
Dined on 3/8/2014
Sorry, but had a really terrible
lunch here on a Saturday with my family. Two meals were burned along with the bread they brought for the table. The wagyu beef tasted like it was processed meat and I left super disappointed. Heard such nice things about Aliment too."
Dined on 3/8/2014
I chose this restaurant since it
was close to the theater. I was thrilled to discover they have truly excellent food and we're very picky. Everything we ordered - kale salad, brussel sprouts, short ribs, gnocchi and fruit cobbler - was terrific. My husband also really liked the recommended pinot noir by the glass. The portions were also large and the prices were reasonable. Our only complaint was that the hostess brought us to the upstairs seating area and even though it was virtually empty at that time, she offered us the absolute worst table. When we asked for a different table, she was very reluctant to let us have one and only gave us one slightly better. And, no one ever sat in our preferred tables the entire time we were there."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Good food. Good service. We were
there for brunch the portions are big, so easy to share."
Dined on 3/1/2014
During our recent trip to San
Francisco with my husband and two teenagers, I was looking for a nice, but casual place that was close to where we were staying on Nob Hill. I found Aliment. Between the four of us, we had the gnocchi, fried Brussels sprouts, spaetzle, braised short rib and pork chops, all of which we shared to some extent (sharing is expected -- extra plates are given). The food was excellent (we could have ordered another dish of the Brussels sprouts, they were so delicious!) I recommend this place for its unique take on comfort food. It's reasonably priced and portions are sized perfectly, especially for sharing. I hope to return at some point soon!"
Dined on 2/18/2014
Normally I would say I haven't had
a bad dish yet, but actually I haven't had anything but impressive dishes..."
Dined on 2/22/2014
Delightful dinner- food was
excellent, especially kale salad and bolognese- tasty, definitely will try again."
Dined on 2/7/2014
I've been to this restaurant
several times now twice for dinner and once for brunch. Service has always been spot on, friendly and very attentive without being overbearing. The food is absolutely delicious. I've never had anything I didn't like! My favorite dish is the wild mushroom pasta. We had a great server Daniel the last time and he was fantastic. This place is definitely worth checking out!"
Dined on 2/8/2014
I found the ambiance at Aliment to
be both warm, upbeat and modern. The booths and bar seating and open kitchen make for a warm and inviting environment. The homemade smoked salmon appetizer is the best I have ever had, served over a locally produced grilled and very tasty flat bread. The portions are very generous and I could have made a meal out of the appetizer alone. My husband had fresh trout over greens that was as fresh as can be and beautifully prepared. We would love to try some of the desserts and plan to go back often to this lower Nob Hill gem of a new restaurant!"
Dined on 2/2/2014
Best burger I've had in a long
time. Condiments were homemade and delicious. Smoked fish Benedict was also a hit."
Dined on 2/2/2014
Aliment serves great food, with
very good service. it was a great place to hold both personal an business relationship meetings."
Dined on 1/26/2014
Flavors are innovative and superb.
Portions are substantial. Haven't had a dud dish yet. These guys are pros. Great place!"
Dined on 1/22/2014
Good food (the short ribs are
excellent) and good service. Look forward to some additions to the menu. The wine list comes up short. They have been out of Chardonnay a couple times that I've been there. The cheapest chard on the list is $51 and it goes up from there. A bit much. But still a nice addition to the neighborhood and we will definitely go back."
Dined on 1/16/2014
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