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Aliment Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alimentsf.com/home.html
  • Phone: (415) 829-2737
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm-11:00pm

  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mason
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Aliment
Located on the corner of Bush and Mason, we are a friendly neighborhood restaurant serving chef driven cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. We strive to source our ingredients locally, make everything in house, and change our menu with the seasons so our diners always have new interesting dishes to look forward to. Join us for dinner and try a beer from our rotating taps and bottle list, or a glass of wine from our dynamic wine menu. We’re sure you’ll enjoy our unique and creative twist on classic American dishes.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Picked this spot because it was right off Union Square where my cousin was staying. Very good food with a laid back neighborhood vibe. Loved the roasted Brussels sprouts with fish sauce. Most of the food had nice little twists like that. Open on Monday, full but no line."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Our server was not engaging. Friends had trouble finding parking so they were late yet she never came up to those who were already there offering drinks (we had our bottle of wine on the table so she must have seen it yet she didn't offer to open that as well). When she did open both bottles (our late friends brought one too), she opened them and just walked away...so I guess we had to pour our own wine. I don't recall her coming over once our entrees were served to see how everything was. Our water bottles were empty quite a few times during the course of the evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "we went to Aliment for brunch b/c we saw the chicken & waffle balls on their menu online and were excited to try it. lo and behold, we get there and it's not on the menu. when we asked our server, she told us to not rely on what's online as their menus change. which restaurant does NOT update their menus online nowadays?!! maybe they should indicate that their menu is seasonal so people don't expect to eat something that's not on the menu. overall, the brunch menu selection was small, poor non-alcoholic beverage selection (no decaf coffee and only orange juice), and service left lots to be desired. unfortunately, i would NOT recommend Aliment to others."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Good food and service, but the construction work right outside was really annoying. "
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The pasta bolognese was delicious, as were scallops appetizers. I've had their french toast at brunch and that was fabulous too. Service is good and ambience is good. It should be more crowded than I've seen it. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Needed a place for a last minute dinner with some vendors/friends and this hit the spot. As a visitor from DC, and after a long week of work, this place hit the spot. The menu was simple yet sophisticated, the service good, and the ambiance energetic enough to keep us awake when we should have all been in our hotel rooms exhausted. I got a real kick out of the restaurant's playing of James Bond films on the upper part of the wall. I would recommend this to friends in the city and travelers alike. Great find. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Eggs gave me serious indigestion and service was non-existent. "
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "On my second visit to Aliment I had the same experience as some other reviewers including abrupt service and refusal to cook the salmon to my liking. Food is highly spiced and seasoned."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I don't write many reviews but the staff and the food here is amazing. Well priced. Easy street parking within a block or two."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "When on Nob Hill take a stroll down from your high perch to get a great meal from some nice folks. Started w a PAC Brew and then had the pork chop dish. I recommend both. We were seated, served and on our way in an hour yet didn't feel rushed at all which is hard to do w fine dining in SF. I will be back!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I was disappointed with the food. The fried brussel sprouts were excellent, the Caesar salad was poor. Two of us had swordfish, and it was good. One person had the pork chop which was thick and should have been delicious - but it was dried out and tough and the sauce overly sweet. With so many wonderful restaurants to choose from in San Francisco, I will not return to Aliment."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "As a visitor to SF, we were well pleased to happen upon Aliment. A comfortable, hip(ster) setting with great food and friendly, helpful staff. A simple menu and wine list was packed with great fresh produce and well matched (and priced) wines. Will be recommending to friends if visiting SF."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I booked our res for Aliment on a whim using the Iphone app and I'm glad I did! Despite the street construction taking place directly outside (super loud) the ambiance was a very nice; low lighting and a sexy vibe. I had the Scallops which were very good! I would definitely go back given the chance. I wouldn't recommend it for groups though, kind of a small interior space. Perfect for date night and super walkable fromNob Hill."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This has been the most terrible experience during our last several years of vacation time. Beside the fact that the food was average but expensive, we did ask the waiter to not add any cheese to a salad for which the description of the dish was mentioning such cheese . We were told that the Chef was very strict and was not open to any substitution which was also written in the menu. We were not asking for a substitution, just to not add any cheese. We were also told that the Chef was writing everything the dishes had. Since we were not able to get any solution, we did order pasta where the description did not mention any cheeses and the plate came with.... cheese. Awful experience!!!!!! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Great spot for brunch and it's definitely worth the tan lines to sit at the window and enjoy the breeze. Definitely try the short rib hash- sooo yummy. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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