The food and service managed
The food and service managed to outshine the room which is very open and can get very noisy when full. I would suggest that they try to do something to the ceiling to absorb the sound. I loved the food, but would hesitate to return unless I thought it might be a slow night.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice, refined, a bit pricey
Great place for a snack or meal before an event in the financial district area of SF. Quiet, refined, pleasant. Very nice welcome. It is a bit pricey, but if you park on Sacramento at 6PM you avoid the garage fees and can put that toward your dinner.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Peace and quiet ... great brunch
I was pleasantly surprised by Brasserie S&P. It's located on the ground floor of the Mandarin Oriental and it's beautifully furnished, with a calm-oasis vibe (except for an annoying kid or two). We came for Sunday brunch and ordered smoked salmon eggs benedict and fried egg sandwich, both delicious. Cafetiere coffee, unlimited loose leaf tea, my kind of place exactly. Service was spotless. Did I say I loved the quiet atmosphere? I will definitely keep this in mind for the future. Dinner might also be a good option, albeit a tad more noisy, I expect.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend this Brasserie
The resturaunt atmosphere was amazing a great place to relax and have an amazing meal. We started the meal off with one of the house flight of gin, being my first time trying gin it was pretty spectacular. We had three appetizers lamb sliders, oysters and most notiably the pâté. Any one of these is a great way to start a fine meal my favorite was the pâté. For my entree I had a perfectly cooked ribeye. The steak came from a local ranch, so the steak couldn't have been any better. The service was impeccable, we had multiple people constantly checking on the table. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant, Quiet Room
Business lunch works well here as the tables are farther apart than at most lunch places and the dining area is set away from the street. Food was fine, but the quiet was most appreciated.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I think it was a bit drafty being in the lobby of a hotel close to the main door. But it was quiet and nice to be able to chat with my friends. The place felt comfortable, not crowded. There was a wait ordering and the food was so so. My dish did not seem fresh or hot enough.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Après movie venue
Have been looking for different restaurants walking distance from the Embarcadero theaters for monthly
movie group. Looking for good food, comfortable seating, noise level that allow Senior ears to discuss the movie without having to yell across the table. Lucked out with a Tuesday nite at S&P. can see that if the business hotel was very busy that night the experience would have been different, but still everyone was very pleased the light, pleasant ambiance (vs dark and lounge like) of the restaurant, and staff was willing to adjust the sound level of the music. Everyone enjoyed their meal (grilled calamari, Chinese chicken salad, hamburgers) and would come back for the food and setting.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual elegance at the Mandarin Or
We ate at Brasserie S&P courtesy of a package at our hotel. I was surprised to find that I would return any time. The food was top notch and the service was perfect. The wines are interesting and the server was knowledgeable. I has wonderful Drake's Bay oysters to start, charred calamari and a crab/shrimp Louie as a main course. My partner had crab cakes and halibut. It was quite the seafood fest! Everything was fresh and expertly presented and prepared. As a bonus you can really relax here -- it's not stuffy and the music features soft jazz and older vocal standards. The chairs are comfy and soft. For an unassuming lobby restaurant this was a real find.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service, Delicious Food. We are strict vegetarians and the waiter and chef created the perfect meal. Nice seating. Centrally located in the Oriental Hotel in the financial district in San Francisco. A real gem!
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6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for Conversation
We're always looking for warm rooms conducive to conversation that also serve tasty food. So Brasserie S&P is a real "find" for us. The lunch menu has a lovely selection of mostly lighter fair. The halibut was cooked to perfection; the sandwiches had high end ingredients and were nicely plated. The chairs are a bit deep for dining, but comfortable. Service was attentive and accommodating. We are already talking about when to go back.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb for true Foodies
My husband, teenage daugher and I (from NY) ate at Brasserie S & P our last night in San Francisco. Every dish was superb in it's uniqueness of combinations, attention to detail, and the way the flavors of the carefully chosen combinations came through for themselves instead of being drowned out in sauces. Just our favorite type of food. Delicate, creative, well put together menu with locally sourced produce and meat. Kudos to the Chef Adam Mali for his artistry! Truly a memorable experience with the flavors still lingering in our memories as part of our wonderful California experience.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a bit disappointed that
Was a bit disappointed that a $38 ribeye steak is not really a steak. 5 pieces of steak fillet like how people serve beef wellington in other restaurant. A bit pricey.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost, But Not Quite
Close to 5 star,use quality ingredients, very well prepared food. Stingy where there is no reason to scrimp. Very good salad with peach, but less than 20% of a peach. Another $.50 for more peach, home run. Excellent quality, preparation, and quantity wild salmon.
Two very good miniscule vegetable Another dollar for five stars Wine list is a mess with a hand held device so you can only see a couple of wines at a time. I like to flip pages to look at several different varietals and wineries to make an informed decision. Therefore, only had a glass of wine where I might have ordered a half or even a full bottle. The place was empty, excellent service and very nice room.
Expensive, a few minor changes would be a big winner.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant is inside Mandarin Oriental
Food is delicious, atmosphere is great for chatting
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Corn coconut soup - yum yum
Luxe experience, great food, personable service -warm saltty bread plate - we will be back!
Plus postcard about upcoming AC34 race viewings with wine tasting!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice but not stellar restaurant
I enjoyed lunch at this restaurant off the lobby in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the San Francisco financial district. Service was excellent from "checking-in" through paying the bill, but I gave 4 rather than 5 stars because it needs to be more in the background. Food only received 3 stars not because of quality--all the food was good--but because of rather limited options. Lots of creative sandwich choices, but too many _sandwich_ choices. Nevertheless, Kudos to the restaurant for offering some reasonably priced choices. Ambience inside is nice (good for a small business or social gathering), but there is no view even if one sits by the window (recommended) and basically one sees the inside of a hotel lobby most of the time...
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent food and notable cocktail and wine list. I was impressed with this restaurant's outstanding service. The waitress and the assistant waiter were very nice and professional. I would highly recommend this place for business lunch and dinner.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service!
Found this restaurant on OpenTable, and what a find it was! The service was very good. The Hostess was a gem, and quickly found us a table even after our party size changed from the reservation. Our waiter, Joe, was always there when we needed him, but didn't hover. The food was even better than the service (if that's possible). Started with fresh bread served with locally sourced EVOO (DaVero Farms!! Yum!) In fact, most ingredients were locally sourced! I had the Duck w/ Huckleberries, my wife had the Farro Pasta - both cooked perfectly, and tasted wonderful. The beer menu is extensive, as is the wine list. Prices very reasonable for the quality of food and service that you get. We will definitely be coming back!
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Find in the Financial District
Had a great experience with Brasserie S&P. At first, we didin't realize -- and was a bit skeptical -- that it was located in the Mandarin Oriental, but it turned out to be a great experience. I ordered their free-range burger. It was actually presented very well. They had a fantastic wine and cocktail list. The bar was pretty busy, so the ambiance was great for a Friday night. The only (small) thing I hope to see improved on is the lighting. It was a little too bright for me, but other than that, I would come back here again.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
WE appreciate having a place to eat a gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner when we are too busy to prepare our own.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff was outstanding
I made last minute thanksgiving reservations for me and my two sons . The meal was good , 4 course dinner presented very nicely . The staff were great , overall it was a very good experience that my two teenagers were also happy about.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM