As always ...Fine food, imaginative, excellent service, beautiful garden setting, very welcoming. I often take visiting family and friends to the Magic Pan and have never been disappointed.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLady SomersetThe outside patio hidden from the street is enchanting. The menu is original and diverse, there is something for everyone. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been coming here forWe've been coming here for over 6 yrs. Phil and his staff do an amazing job with the service and food. We will be coming back again and again.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food I've had in a long timeThe waiter was super friendly and fun. Their wine suggestion was amazing, the melon and prosciutto appetizer they recommended was fabulous, and our entrees were to die for. My husband had the delicious penne with Italian sausage and my friend and I both had the chicken Marsala. They had no problem preparing hers differently upon request. We dine out a lot in the city, and I really felt compelled to review. The restaurant wasn't crowded and I'd hate for somewhere with food as amazing as this to go under, so please go! You'll be glad you did.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI had been to Magic FluteI had been to Magic Flute long ago when I lived in the neighborhood and remembered it as a great little restaurant. I noticed there were a lot more restaruants around the neighborhood now but I'd still select Magic Flute. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt very welcomed. We were given a choice of tables and chose the garden in the back. The service was impeccable. Travis was our server and he had just the right mix of attentiveness without hovering. He was engaging throughout the evening and recommended excellent dishes. Each of the three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. And at a resonable cost! Whenever I am in the neighborhood, I will be sure to go again.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my 2 daughters and granddaughtTook my 2 daughters and granddaughter their for our monthly girls bruch/lunch day. Food was wonderful and service was excellent!! We all had a great time. My only negative I have to say is that we were not able to sit out in the patio area even though I requested it days in advance when I made the reservation. Other than this little glich, everything was wonderful. I would definately recommend this restarauant to anyone. YOU'LL LOVE IT...5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood StandardA usually quiet place with a small but competently prepared menu of daily specials. A nice night out for folks like us who live in the area.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurantMagic Flute is very accomodating and willing to split dishes for older couples who want to have smaller portions and share dishes.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful garden brunch,service notWe love the Magic Flute and the garden setting for brunch. Wonderful eggs benedict and french toast with fresh strawberries and cinammon whipped cream.
They have a little work to do on service. It took a long time to get served, and we waited for the check and the attitude of the staff seems more annoyed by the guests than welcoming.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat lunch spotAlthough on the high side for lunch-- salads at $15 -$20-- the food was excellant, fresh and beautifully presented in a timely way. This is a nice spot for a discussion over lunch because it is quiet with ample space between tables.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find wonderful neighborhoodGreat find wonderful neighborhood place excellent fish great steak5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeAny time any menu option is fabulous. I'm a chef and love to know this place exists...makes food like I would at home. Fresh and super sweet wait staff. Sunny day paradise, foggy they turn on the heaters. Love love love5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional food and serviceExceptional food and service - wonderful decor. Don't miss.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening outMagic Flute is a quiet neighborhood restaurant. It's usually easy to park on Sacramento when the stores are closed. More difficult during the day, but worth it for their delicious weekend brunch or lunch during the week. If the weather suits itself, the outdoor patio is charming. The middle dining room will accommodate a large group, yet still retains the charm of this small restaurant. I'm a seafood snob, but must say the salmon was very fresh and perfectly prepared, topped with a delicious caper sauce. The service here is excellent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a brunch of 10 peopleWe had a brunch of 10 people and 2 children and they had our table all setup for us when we arrived outside on the lovely patio. It was one of those rare SF sunny days and so it was perfect. There was shade via umbrellas but still a little sun so everyone enjoyed eating outside. The service was good and the brunch drinks and food were delicious. People especially liked the brioche french toast with strawberries. It was a lovely experience and I would go there again in a heartbeat for a group event. I've eaten inside about 4 times and it's very sweet, victorian sort of feel, like a nice tea room, and is quieter than out back. It is never loud here though, just pleasant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy and relaxed afternoonYummy and relaxed afternoon lunch in a lovely garden with my visitors from Manhattan.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place for weekend bruncGreeted at the door with very friendly staff and who I believe to be the owner. Made a reservation and was treated like a king. The wait staff was very knowlegeable about the menu and was able to make multiple recommendations on the menu. Definitely recommend the bloody marys as well. Will come back again very soon.
Also try to get a seat on their heated sunny patio. Great ambiance!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service.Great food.QuietGreat service.Great food.Quiet neighborhood. AND WE EASILY FOUND PARKING!!!!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding. The DungenessOutstanding. The Dungeness crab cakes over risotto was delicious. Could resist the pistachio gelato cake dessert that was also great.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMInitially our group was seatedInitially our group was seated next to a wedding or baby shower of some sort and we had to scream over the group of 20 women next to us. The staff was kind enough to move us to another room. The remainder of our meal was much more pleasant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the stuffed dates forWe had the stuffed dates for an appetizer and penne for main course. Both were excellent, the dates were a real treat.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM