Friendly and sophisticated palateFresh, inventive, friendly, healthy and fun emanates from this kitchen with heart and a very, very sophisticated palate. Love - Love - Love the restaurant,6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters, Champagne and even betterOysters and Champagne are always a good start to a summer evening, but the light unusual dishes such as the crab artichoke soufflé were even better. They charge $3 for toasted homemade bread which is terrific and worth every cent.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprising Lical GemCharming restaurant atmosphere. It is like you stepped onto a movie set. The Wild West has come to town. Very compact place and menu. Fresh local ingredients. The fish dishes were very well prepared. They don't offer dessert, but I hope that changes.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surpriseWe were a party of four and at first were taken aback at the size and look of the restaurant but quickly decided it was fine. The menu is a bit limited but we knew that. It was suggested that we order items for sharing which we did and found that the preparation and flavors were first rate. It is amazing what this restaurant can turn out with its limited kitchen facilities. Don't go here if you're a red meat eater, which we aren't. We think that the food is excellent, the service was friendly and prompt with prices that aren't stratospheric. The wine list is California and different from what you might find in other restaurants. The prices were reasonable; especially in light of some of the extremely overpriced wine lists around.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint, GoodVery small, sweet intimate spot. Food was interesting and tasty. Cured halibut with grapefruit and King Salmon stood out. Lavender oiled almonds were an interesting twist and the wine selection by the glass different. The service left a little to be desired. The server seemed to go for long periods without checking in and then would take things (particularly my wine glass twice) before I was finished. Also there is no dessert option and dinner just doesn't really feel complete without it. Leaves you wanting, which is not the way you want to leave a restaurant but on the whole very good.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful FoodSuperb execution of all the dishes that we ordered. Small plates. We tried seafood dishes, oysters, produce, and bread. All prepared with a deft hand. The small kitchen puts outstanding food on the table. Bravo! We'll be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMsmall, charming, special choicesgreat place for 2-4 people, all pretty small plates, each unique and superb. Emphasis on seafood but steak tartar was delicious. Do order their bread, homemade. Mostly plates to share. Corner, Victorian bistro atmosphere, beautiful sunlight at dusk, easy to hold conversation. Oddly, no desserts, but then Humprey Slocum's is just around the corner.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMtwo tops are too close together.two tops are too close together. Parking was difficult. Food was outstanding, as was the service. We will be back. Make sure you try the cured halibut, and the warm spinach salad.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but needs dessertThe only thing available was a cheese plate. Needed something sweet after a very good, light and fresh dinner. Also need to love seafood. There was a beef tartare dish but was my least favorite.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was exemplary!The service was exemplary! Most importantly, if the staff have 0 attitude, are kind (but not overly kind) and, are even keeled, then the experience is awesome. I also appreciate it when chefs come out of the kitchen to offer one of their plates to customers--personal touches combined with the right amount of attention and care makes up for almost anything.
The food was really fresh but the portions too small and too pricey. Otherwise, make sure a group gets more than one entree per person. Also, the chefs procure protein from purveyors that are local. For example, there wasn't a big red meat offering the evening we went--or poultry. However they presented seafood + vegs as elevated and best as they could. So, never expect the same thing!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood's the star at this gemBaked salmon collar and avante garde treatment of spring vegetables are the two things I remember from my Local's Corner visit. If you're looking for "think outside of the box" flavors, this little Mission spot could be right up your alley. Come with an open mind and focus on seasonal dishes and/or seafood ones, and don't forget their delicious rustic toast with salted butter!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner with friendsHad a great dinner with friends at Local's Corner. Beautifully presented, creative, and impeccably fresh fish preparations. The waitress recommended six dishes for the four of us, which was perfect, and left us just enough room to enjoy a cheese plate for dessert.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Was very good and weFood Was very good and we really enjoyed Our dinner. Service Was nice and friendly. Very lovely evening with good food and company!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed that theWe really enjoyed that the menu was so specialized. There is nothing quite like it in San Francisco. Each of our plates were well balanced and portions were small and sharable.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came into Local's CornerWe came into Local's Corner for a birthday meal. The food is small plates so you definitely want at least two plates per person and one or two more if you're hungry. The food was excellent. The only dish I felt was prepared too salty was the sturgeon. The lamb also had a little bit too much grizzle but it was cooked perfectly and the flavor was outstanding. A terrific restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't forget the oysters!The chefs and staff at Local's Corner deliver an amazing variety of tastes with beautiful presentation. I love and appreciate the concept of keeping it local and seasonal -- always something new and interesting on the menu. The dishes here are smaller than at counterpart Local Mission Eatery -- come with a group so that you can sample lots of different things. Don't forget the oysters!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM