Hidden GemDixie is in a lovely area of the Presidio - with a view of outside greenery - outdoor dining and lovely clean lines and decor. Quiet enough for easy conversation but busy enough to feel part of the action!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic MealWe had the 5 course pairing menu that we bought through Travelzoo. The food was fantastic, and the service nearly flawless. The restaurant is spacious which made for a very comfortable dining experience. The food was innovative and delicious for every course. The bar looks like a great place to hang out as well. We will definitely go back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDixie won us over.Excellent food and excellent service. Very original menu with lots of southern influence. We will definitely be back.;5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!Don't be scared off by the uniqueness of the menu. We all most were, but opted for the tasting - 5 course dinner. My mouth was in heaven! Amazingly good, every course was perfect, then the next course would be even more perfect. How was it possible? And, the service only added to the perfection of the evening! EVERYONE was gracious, helpful, fun and attentive without being intrusive. We had a perfect evening, and can't wait to go back. AMAZING!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at DixieThe food was interesting and the recipes were well matched. We went with friends and loved being in the Presidio for dinner.
Its not your ordinary southern style eatery. Try the acorn grits. Yum!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - great atmosphere.Our party of 6 came for dinner. The food was beautifully prepared, the chicken and dumplings tender and tasty, and the molasses marinade fish dish was unusual and delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. The interior is inviting and It's a lovely setting in the Presidio, with the opportunity of dining on the patio during the day. Will definitely go back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place for unique foodDo not go in thinking just southern fare, but go in with an open mind. The unique spin on "classics" (try the deviled eggs as well as the acorn grits!) makes it worth the trip.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFred's BirthdayThe atmosphere was very nice, we'd never been here before. The space is huge and the bar is spacious and very open. The prix fixe menu was very inventive especially the canapes. The main dish was steak, it was nice and tender. The wine pairings were very appropriate.
In general, a very nice experience, though pricey.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWords that comes to mind.SplendidWords that comes to mind.Splendid and Exceptional! The entire staff made the experience wonderful. The food was delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening with greatWonderful evening with great food/wine parings and great service! I was impressed with the willingness to talk about each paring, provide inside details on the name or how something was brought together- it made the evening more special. It provided a backdrop to the entire experience!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a tasty, relaxing brunch.We had a tasty, relaxing brunch. Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Came on a special coupon but will return for dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought the menu was fineI thought the menu was fine for lunch. The salad with ham was a great change of pace. But, would I go there for dinner- No. I checked the menu- it is too limited from my family.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe absolutely loved our dinner,We absolutely loved our dinner, especially the bananas foster dessert! Service was also top notch.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMalthough we had 2-for-onealthough we had 2-for-one coupons for tasting menus and wine pairings, we were treated like royalty. This southern cooking is anything from down home, yet my friends, who grew up on grits, knew this for the real thing. From the hush puppies amuse bouche to the fiiet with chicory-coffe red wine reduction we enjoyed every minute.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had brunch mid week andWe had brunch mid week and the restaurant was rather quiet and not full, even when we left well at late afternoon. The location is beautiful and a true SF treat when it comes to vistas. We had an assortment of the southern bites including the deep fried pickles, which were delicious and went perfectly with our cocktails. Service was very attentive and I think we will come back to give dinner a try.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb, unique menu and excellent,Superb, unique menu and excellent, friendly service. The menu is always a bit confusing for me, but I'm not sure how that could be improved. Perhaps the server could explain that the 'small plates' make good appetizers, etc.
I'll come again soon.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, lovely decor andGreat food, lovely decor and very accommodating staff.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were nice elements inThere were nice elements in most of the dishes but the tasting menu as a whole was just OK. Definitely is not worth $250. The restaurant space is exceptional. Service was warm and attentive. I would come back to try other dishes if in the neighborhood.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. OurService was excellent. Our server Erin was wonderful !4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very impressed withWe were very impressed with the 5 course prix fixe menu and he travelzoo special made it an incredible bargain. The chicken and dumplings (Dixie style) ) and the beef dishes were outstanding! Loved the banana foster souffle, too! Can't wait to go back!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice and attentive service,Very nice and attentive service, interesting and delicious food, great wine selection, warm atmosphere.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be back over and over againBruch last Easter was yummy. They accommodated seating 10 of us with 5 different reservations. We had a few of us wanted virgin drinks and they put some alcohol on the side which made us drinking people happy. My eggs Benedict was filling and yummy. Those who got the burger said it was juicy, perfectly grilled to their preference. as usual, service was super nice. Jamie was awesome. Will be back over and over.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBEAUTIFUL and SERENE-"ZEN" DIXIESkip the heavy hush puppies and order the CALA instead! EVERYTHING (except hush puppies) was FANTASTIC. We think it should be called ZEN DIXIE. Serene, fusion, and fun. One waiter even carried an infant around the restaurant to keep her calm while the parents ate! AMAZING and great! shrimp, quail, deviled eggs, blacked eye peas and cracker bread, SMOKED OYSTERS were the BEST EVER! The setting is beautiful with views of the Bay and Palace of Fine ARTS. Trees are in bloom and can't beat a cocktail on the patio. TRY IT! WONDERFUL! It will be a neighborhood regular spot for us. the smell of the acorns and eucalyptus walking into the restaurant puts you in the serene mood needed to really enjoy the food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the beaten track, but high endHad the 5 course tasting menu with pairings. The food was trendy, interesting, very, very high end feel, and great taste. An extra appetizer course was thrown in, but only 3 drink pairings included instead of 5 as per Travelzoo offer, and two of the 3 were really tiny servings--3/4" of wine in the bottom of a normal shaped glass--so we had to buy wine by the glass. Males were consistently poured more than females (!)
Serene and quiet setting, but something is really missing to the point that I thought about it a lot during dinner--specifically the decor is all neutral colors and the lighting is fluorescent and fairly bright. I want non-weird colored low lighting, candles/flowers on the table, music, and some pops of color!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were both very good. Menu is based on Southern cooking, but very creative. Best Bloody Mary ever, made with a smoked tomato juice and a nice bite. Eggs benedict was very good. My choice was on a biscuit and crammed collard greens. Fantastic! The ddvilied egg appetizer was great too. The restaurant is a little hard to find, but with it!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad heard a lot of mixed reviewsHad heard a lot of mixed reviews but was very happy with the tasting menu. Food was well prepared and wine pairings were unique and enjoyable.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pricing doesn't reflectThe pricing doesn't reflect the quality of the food. My eggs were under cooked and the Benedict lacked flavor. The canapés were very delicious and probably the redeeming quality out of all the dishes I've tried.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional meal. Six ofExceptional meal. Six of us ordered the prix fixe five course meal. Two of the six had many food allergies, and the waiter helpfully guided them to many satisfactory alternatives, which pleased two very fussy eaters. All the courses were well received by us. The palette cleanser before the desert was unanimously acclaimed as the best that any of us have tasted. Finally, the banana foster souffle with a malted chocolate ice cream on the side wrapped up a delightful meal. Highly recommend this one year old, easy to park restaurant in the Presidio in San Francisco.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA great find! Beautiful locationA great find! Beautiful location inside the Presidio. It's best to go when there's daylight to really enjoy the view. Food was great, fantastic interpretation of Southern cooking. We had Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken Fried Quail and a Grit dish with duck skin, poached egg and sea urchin butter that were superb.
Service was good, not pretentious, accommodating, gracious and friendly.
Definitely will go back again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for wonderful eveningBefore coming here I read some of the 1 star yelp reviews - my advice, GO and try it out yourself. Service was fabulous. I have food allergies and they were very conscientious about avoiding it in my dishes. We learned about every dish served. A lot 2.5 to 4 hours of dining, so bring someone you have plenty to talk with. We were not rushed, and we ate really slow. For fine dining, the portions are enough. I wish there are options for deep fried dishes , but the, it's southern dishes...doh! We will be back :-)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Courses/5 StarsDon't underestimate "Dixie" & Southern Cooking. What a gourmand's evening! We thoroughly enjoyed the 5 course wine dinner. Innovative preparations presented by superb wait staff accompanied by a very knowledgeable wine steward. No rush,no hurry---just a relaxing, very satisfying and unique restaurant experience. Convenient location, appealing menu, wonderful, attentive staff make this a must "go to and will return again" dinning find.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM