Incredible Dining ExperienceThe food, cocktails, wine list, and service were beyond compare. Our table enjoyed the 9-course tasting menu with wine pairings, which we all highly recommend.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, excellent choiceOverall, excellent choice for a special occasion. Pricey as expected but food and service were both outstanding. Staff is very attentive and takes care of you.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding as UsualMichael Mina continues to provide an outstanding dining experience. The 9-course Ketto menu was incredible!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, ambiance and serviceThe food, ambiance and service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply put, Michael Mina isSimply put, Michael Mina is one of the very best restaurants in SF. This was our third time eating there and we can't wait to return again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing anniversary dinnerwent to michael mina to celebrate 20 years of wedded bliss;)
everything was incredible - the service, the wine, the food, the interaction with the service. just incredible. i felt like we got every penny's worth from our dinner and then some. i asked about the wine and got an envelope with some other recommendations of similar wines i could try to find more cheaply when i was out wine shopping. the explanation of the food preparation and the recommendations were perfect. this is what fine dining and special occasion eating is all about. i really felt like i was appreciated for choosing to eat there!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful but expensiveMichael Mina continues to delight the senses with eclectic menus and a fairly extensive wine list. In addition the chef's six course with optional wine pairing works really well and leaves little to be desired. We will be coming back for more!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food and serviceFABULOUS food and service. Great restaurant! Should be more crowded and appreciated for its outstanding food. The Lobster Pot Pie was INCREDIBLE. And the Toasted Bread with a special dip mixture of Ricotta and Mascarpone Cheeses topped with Pepper Honey was TERRIFIC.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur family of five adultsOur family of five adults enjoyed celebrating a birthday here. Some appetizers, Tuna tartare were excellent. Good entrees were duck breast, snapper and halibut. Expensive ribeye was just average. All three Desserts were disappointing, nothing special and so tiny. But overall nice place to celebrate. Somewhat too dark.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my dining experienceI enjoyed my dining experience at MM's. The food is very good and of the highest quality and the service likewise. The dishes are very creative, perhaps to a fault. When dining at establishments like MM's I sometimes feel my choices are significantly limited by some of the strange combinations and I certainly felt that way about the cuisine at MM's. If I loved polenta, sea urchin and the like, my experience might have been heightened. I appreciate that other diners may be more excited by such choices.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters on the half shellOysters on the half shell were wonderful, and the crudos . . . yum! I had the Lobster Pot Pie. It was great, but they did not reconstruct the lobster with the shells like it was done for Giada. :( We would go back again to try the other delicious looking food on the menu.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional experience!Exceptional in all regards. We had the 9 course Ketto tasting menu so in all we tried 18 courses - highly recommend it. The food was creative, fresh and the flavor combinations were sublime. Our experience was superb, and the atmosphere has an energetic buzz. Would definitely go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMJust spectacular food. TheJust spectacular food. The tuna tartare was our favorite.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treat to findOn a recent business trip to San Fran I wanted to take two very important Northeast long term customers out to say thank you and have them experience some Cal - west flavor and creativity in food. This place was off the hook tasty- and we all we offering to share bites-rarley done with this group. Service was timed perfectly- not too hoovering. Very impressed.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dinner was outstanding,The dinner was outstanding, loved everything, service was great and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time - can only recommend.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant! EveryFantastic restaurant! Every dish we tried was unique and amazing. Loved the tastes and textures presented on each plate.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good.Overall great. Waited too long for entree and was not acknowledged by waitress. Entree size was on large size. Caviar parfait to die for - fantastic!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, withThe food was excellent, with real attention to detail. The service was formal but with a friendly and welcoming feel.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of Tasting MenuWe both had the tasting menu. It was my second time having the tasting menu, and it is excellent. A meal to savor and eat slowly. The tastes were terrific together. I was quite full and will be coming back for this San Francisco treat!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing, butThe food was amazing, but the service was beyond expectation! Incredible!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the few places I haveOne of the few places I have been in San Francisco that felt very "Manhattan."
Excellent food and very crisp service. The dining room is quite large with high ceilings and the decor is modern. The bar looked busy from our seats.
As it was a Saturday night every other table in our section (near the front) was a birthday party but there were a number of large dinner parties out on the floor. There were many relatively young diners (50% of the room was probably in their thirties) making for an energetic feel.
One of the best restaurants in San Francisco.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal. For my taste,Fantastic meal. For my taste, the service errs — just a little — on the side of being both too relaxed and too intrusive, but the food, all eleven courses of it (the nine-course tasting menu with some bonuses), was impeccable, as were the wine pairings. I wish it were not so noisy, but that was the only jarring element of the dining experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCool place to eat & drink cocktailsI went to Michael Mina's for lunch with a coupla friends. I previously had dinner there a few weeks back with my girlfriend and friends. The interior is very cool, the service is excellent, the food is excellent, and the drinks were excellent. There's no ambiance in any personal sense, other than it's a good and cool place to eat. Sadly I found the fat on the Pork Belly fell far short of the deliciousness that I order Pork Belly for - in fact it was inedible. On the other hand: the crab cakes, tuna tartare and London Breakfast cocktail were fantastic, happily.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTuna Tartare and "hoer d oeuvre"Tuna Tartare and "hoer d oeuvre" appetizer
sampler extraordinary.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch was very nice. The highlightLunch was very nice. The highlight was the snapper with lobster ravioli, where the flavors worked together in a way that I wish I had thought of. The "on a whim" cocktail (i.e mixologist's choice) was a great idea, and paired admirably with the food. The service was attentive but discreet--overall an exceptional meal.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael Mina retains its placeMichael Mina retains its place among the very top restaurant destinations in the Bay Area.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a gem of a restaurantThis is a gem of a restaurant in the financial district. The fine food is nicely matched to the superb service.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a magical meal. TheWe had a magical meal. The menu was extensive and so we decided to have the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings. What fun! Each tasting was unique and enhanced by a perfectly paired wine. The presentation was so beautiful. When one hears the term, "dining experience," this is truly it. I thought about my wonderful meal all the next day!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwe ordered the prix fix withwe ordered the prix fix with the wine paring, 9 course. it was a few too many servings as it took a long time but the food was excellent. they could improve on the pairings as they were lackluster for the price.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the food was spectacularlyAlthough the food was spectacularly prepared most of the dishes suffered from too much salt. Why do chefs think over-salting is okay? One member of our party requested no additional salt in the preparation and that was the only dish that didn't suffer from too much salt.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Michael Mina & Chef RonChef Michael Mina & Chef Ron Siegel's signature dishes were excellent.
Our server was very friendly.
Our somm (wine server) was a bit dry.
The host was too busy to respond back to my questions.
Overall we had a great dinner.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you, Open Table reviewers,Thank you, Open Table reviewers, for reminding me how wonderful this place is. I hadn't been back since Mina took this space back under his control. The menu is terrific and varied, the service perfection. The room is pleasant and airy. The noise level is high, but the space between the tables makes it possible to hear. I won't wait so long for the next visit.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding lobster pot pie---almosOutstanding lobster pot pie---almost brought tears to my eyes! Outstanding service! Outstanding everything else.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the best restaurantProbably the best restaurant in san francisco yet. I'll definitely go back!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my first review butThis is my first review but I had to share because our dining experience was exceptional. We were celebrating a milestone birthday which I had shared on my Open Table notes. Upon our arrival they greeted us with birthday wishes, there was a handwritten birthday card at our table which was the best in the restaurant.
I have numerous food allergies and the chef created a customized 6 course tasting menu.
The food was amazing and the service impeccable.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there during a busyWe were there during a busy time and the service was solid. Wait staff would always allow a guest to pass, multiple people seamlessly and quietly attended to our needs thorough the evening, and my custom cocktail was spectacular. In the Zagat world I would give this restaurant a 27 food rating (out of 30) and it could be higher if we tried a few more dishes. $300 with tip and tax and several cocktails. Expect to double that if you buy a bottle of wine. The wine list is quite extensive.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite, Romance DiningDinner was great. Server and everyone there was very professional and excellence in service. My parents had an exquisite time for there wedding anniversary. Thank you for the special card and chef specials for them. I definitely would recommend or come again sometime in the near future. Thanks again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive service acousticsAttentive service acoustics bad, hard to talk and hear
Beautiful presentation tasty food, fun anniversary!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to expectationsThis restaurant is AMAZING for a special occasion. We told them it was our anniversary and there was a card waiting for us…all the servers knew too and were so kind. We really felt special.
The food is good, but what really sets Michael Mina apart was the service and the pacing of the meal. It was perfectly timed so we never waited but were never rushed. All the wait staff was so knowledgeable about the food and gave great recommendations. Overall, a perfect choice for our 2nd anniversary dinner.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMStill lively on a Sunday night...waStill lively on a Sunday night...waiter was excellent.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful experienceI had a wonderful experience here one week after the Grand opening and this second visit was even more memorable!The 9 course tasting menu featured a long hoped for dream-refresher pours on almost all the wines-this was most generous and hopefully others will follow this example-exquisite service and the finest dishes all the way through! Absolutely superb!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dining experienceA great dining experience without being stuffy or pretentious. We did the six course tasting menu but next time I would do the nine course.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably one of the best amercanProbably one of the best amercan restaurants I've been !3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the OneMichael Mina is still one of my favorite restaurants although it has moved from what was a more convenient location. This time I had the six course tasting menu and found no false notes except I am not crazy about chocolate so the dessert(s) were not to my taste. Good food, great service, not pretentious though it has every right to be.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant. SeemedBeautiful restaurant. Seemed that one waiter was a little overwhelmed, but others stepped in to assist. The tuna tartar never disappoints and we found a new little favorite with the soup and grilled cheese combo. Perfect spot for a nice calm lunch in the middle of your hectic day. A little pricy, but that is to be expected.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe flavors were unique inThe flavors were unique in some instances and other dishes were perfectly prepared but not as memorable.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are pleasantly surprisedWe are pleasantly surprised to a great extent by the quality of the lunch menu: the Tuna Tarta is probably the freshest & best we have had for a long time. The fish, hanger steaks were all done to perfection, excellent presentation; even it is a lunch menu. We are also surprsed by the prices; which are competitive and within most business lunch budget. It is not crowded, obviously overlooked by many lunchgoers because of the "high price" tag associated with Michael Mina. Definitely will be our favorate lunch place for business meetings and special occasions. By the way, the brewed coffee is exquisite, the aroma is impossible to resist, and they give you a small jar. Coffee drinker must try it.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, tiny biteExcellent food, tiny bite size portions, flavorful unexpected extras.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely Worth It...Was in SF for vacation, and MM was listed in the top 50 restaurants in the country. We were not disappointed. Both the food and service were excellent. Highly recommended.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE Michael Mina! Must-have'sLOVE Michael Mina! Must-have's include tuna tartare, grilled cheese with soup (creamy mushroom has been the seasonal offering, so delish), scallops are amazing (to die for, extremely fresh), and the fish and chips were excellent - don't be fooled by the basic name of this dish! The fish is high quality (it's a black cod, not mahi mahi or something you normally see), it's not breaded like the typical ones, I believe it's panko-crusted. The portions are small so definitely have a few appetizers and don't worry about over-ordering. Can't get enough of this place! NOTE: It used to be a prix fixe menu, it' not anymore as of 2013, so you can go for lunch more often.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM