Fabulous fresh and inventive
Fabulous fresh and inventive food. Fun waitress with charm and character. Thanks for making a great evening for us and our friends!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our return visit to this neighborhood gem was again a winner!! This place may be small but the service and food is TOPS!! No matter what you order on the menu, they give each dish personalized attention and the results are delicious! Will return for sure.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top
We always enjoy our meals at Frascati. The food and wine are consistently above expectation. The service is friendly and attentive.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
With a name like Frascati, I expected Roman cuisine. It didn't even have a single wine from Frascati. Nonetheless, the food was well prepared and delicious, and the staff professional and friendly. The wines we had were good as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant but not for Roman food.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific meal with splendid service. No one was disappointed in any way.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visting from out of town, and wanted a restaurant with great food but not in an ultra-touristy part of town. Frascati did not disappointment. The food was absolutely wonderful. Standouts were the octopus salad and the panna cotta. My only issue was that the service was sub-par. Our waitress seemed to forget about our table for long periods of time, and when she did wait on us, she did not have the best attitude, Other than that, Frascati was a terrific restaurant
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved everything from top
We loved everything from top to bottom- a wonderful place
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful meal and service
We arrived early for our reservation after a few days in Sonoma/Napa wine tasting. So we popped into the pizza restaurant two doors away to have a beverage and watch the game. The owner of the shop raved about Frascati! We were not disappointed. Our table was ready, the maitre de read my comment on the Open Table about our need to catch a flight at SFO.
And the food was amazing! We started with the heirloom tomato salad. Perfect amounts of olive, feta, microgreens and basil oil.The roasted duck was juicy and sooo flavorful. Don't miss the Panna Cota! It was difficult to leave, but we made our flight with a few minutes to spare.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was recommended by co-worker of mine as I was asking who knew good restaurants not too far from Fisherman's Wharf. I checked it out after recommendation and seemed decent enough to make a reservation. It ended up being a great choice!
My wife and I liked everything: food, service, ambience. The service was great - courteous, professional, and proper sense of humor. And the food was very good; we liked everything we tried (burrata and duck confit salad were excellent surprises), including both entries: Pan Seared Halibut and Frutti De Mare.
My wife and I felt like we could go back to this place and try different menu items, and have the same satisfying experience as we did the first time coming there. Thank you!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parking is impossible.
Nearest garage is down 2 STEEP blocks then over 2 blocks.
Very difficult for our guests who are elderly and have difficulty walking.
No fault of the restaurant but just a caveat if you have mobility problems
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff is really great. Justin, the manager makes sure thing are going well.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
Celebrating a friend's birthday and had a great time thanks to the staff, great food and exceptional wine list! Can't wait to find an excuse to go back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and ambience is exciting and comfortable. Never had a bad meal, or experience at the restaurant. We love this place!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant. Great staff. Just a great treat to come to and have a meal.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
I've been dining at Frascati for years and have always had a wonderful experience. I look forward to returning again very soon.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our group of 5's
This was our group of 5's last dinner after a week in Sonoma and SF. It was a memorable finish. The food was spectacular, the location of our table (downstairs, front of the dining room) was a great spot and the energy in the restaurant was at a great pitch. We all walked out completely satisfied and happy.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual
Limited menu, but that shouldn't keep you away. Everything that's on there is great!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food , service, menu ,great view by window.(looked like there was a more intimate spot in upstairs dining area) 4of us loved everything we had & a wonderful staff that worked as a perfect team.. Can't wait to get back to the city again for my next visit!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Frascati was delicious!
We really enjoyed Frascati. Between 4 of us we tried a variety of menu items -- and all were delicious. The sardine appetizer was amazing - as was the seafood risotto and watermelon salad. Food and wine all great!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was Frantastic!
An amazing dining experience to end our last night in San Francisco. It is on our top ten meals, EVER! Hop on the Hyde/Powell cable car and it will take you right to the restaurant's door step.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is an absolute gem. The food was terrific, the service was excellent and the wine list, while not super extensive, was very well rounded offering everything from French premier cru wines to lower priced domestic varietals. My halibut was perfectly cooked and seasoned and my wife's pasta dish was great. The atmosphere is relaxed but the service is on the mark. I will definitely be going back to this restaurant!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Frascati was amazing from start to finish. Octopus Salad and Gnocci apps were amazing. Taggliatele with braised beef and pork chop were the best we have ever had. Bread pudding was also the best we have had. Not too sweet, amazing chocolate flavor. Service was also phenomenal
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blown away by the flavor
It is often that a waiter recommends their chicken dish but I took a chance and was blown away. We went to Fascati to celebrate our 25th anniversary and could not have been happier with the food, wine selection or the service. I would absolutely go again.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
The environment is very cozy and comfortable. The food is very delicious and well prepared. Servers are very nice and attentive. Overall a very wonderful experience.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful "neighborhood" spot.
Wonderful "neighborhood" spot. Excellent menu with well-prepared food.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hyde Street hidden gem
What a marvelous surprise to experience outstanding food at this scenic neighborhood eatery. Top it off with a cable car rude.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Frascatti through several owners has remained a fabulous restaurant. I try to get out to all the hot new restaurants and love a good meal. I am always happy to return to Frascati. The menu is great, the food stands up to it and the prices reasonable. There is a reason that people are waiting out in line.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great finale to a trip!!
I booked this restaurant after finding rave reviews for it whilst searching the net here in Scotland. It was booked for the last night of our trip to Chicago and San Francisco and it could not have ended any better! The whole experience including drinking in the adjacent bar, chatting with the staff and eating the most outstanding food could not be faulted in any way. We ended up meeting a relative who stays near to San Francisco and he had personally eaten there several times and now I know why - you felt as though nothing was an issue and the menu explained fully and without request when I explained it was my first visit and with some outstanding recommendations! Excellent!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat outside on a warm San
Sat outside on a warm San Francisco night and All was outstanding. Scallops, PorkChop and The Fig Salad was to die for. Super service, great help with an outstanding wine choice. A special evening.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite place in Hyde st
Never disapointed here!
Very good service food and wines, great ambience (a little bit too hot in the room this time)
The buffala and tomato salad is always delicious and you have to order the duck confit salad, just amazing!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the food was quite delicious,
While the food was quite delicious, one must appreciate it on one's own as it's too noisy to talk to the person across the table. I've yet to understand why a restaurant feels that much noise helps its business. Every single surface was hard and shiny - just perfect for making it so loud that one doesn't even hear the cable car going by!
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Couildn't ask for more.
While eating our way around San Francisco, we found Frascati, a little off the beaten path on Hyde. This entire experience was amazing. We asked to be seated early, no problem. We had some amazing wine at the bar and were seated less that 10 minutes after we came in. Service was quick, attentive but not intrusive. The gnocchi was creative and delicious, I'm going to want more veggies with my gnocchi from now on. My filet mignon was cooked to perfection, and was exquisitely seasoned. My husband went with the risotto with crab, and it was very light and unusual, with lots of corn, but he was hooked from the first bite.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a special meal for our last evening in SanFrancisco this restaurant hit the mark. We were early and were seated right away at a front window seat which gave us a great view of the cable cars going up and down Hyde street. Our meal was very nice and service was right on. All in all a very nice evening and would go back again.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is billed as rustic Mediterranean, and I guess it is by fine dining standards, but really, the best thing was the creative use of high quality seasonal ingredients (figs and prosciutto appetizer, for instance), that are put together in an unfussy way. It's also a soothing place to dine.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good, but not memorable
Foodies will likely agree that they will have a very good meal that tastes all from scratch with good service...but it will likely not be a meal that you can't stop talking about with friends...just not quite at the memorable level. The value is not quite there either...scallops at $26, yes, but for 3 scallops? Maybe not, although the corn, etc adds to fill you up. It is also not what I would call mediterranean, as classified by Zagats, but more california cuisine. Someone wrote it was cold, but our night, it was toasty warm. The restaurant is small, so make your reservation early to get in.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fresh and over the
Food was fresh and over the top!
The whole experience would have been perfect had there not been the woman sitting next to us speaking Czech in a loud voice. We felt sorry for her male dining partner... and for us!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful! Perfect! My wife
Wonderful! Perfect! My wife is still talking about the pear salad starter and the apple crumble dessert. The pork chop was great too. My scallops were the best and I agree on the dessert (we shared). It is a tiny, intimate restaurant, a warm and personal atmosphere. We will return the next time we are in San Francisco.
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A San Francisco Favorite
You can always look forward to delicious, perfectly prepared dishes, attentive, professional wait service and a friendly and inviting vibe.
The Maple Leaf Duck Breast was incredible... As delicious as any beef filet I have ever had. Save room for dessert!
This Russian Hill neighborhood restaurant is a wine and beer only establishment, but they take wine seriously and always have an amazing selection of very appealing varietals, even if dining alone and selecting "by the glass".
I have always looked forward to a dinner at Frascati when in San Francisco since the first time I stumbled upon it on the downhill side of Hyde from visiting the wharf. After my last visit, I still look forward to the next.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still Great After All These Years
We first started going to Frascati when I lived on Russian Hill, back in the late 1908's. Back then it was the "undiscovered" gem: easy to get into when I'Fratelli and other places on Hyde (mostly long-gone, now) were lines-out-the-door. Now it's Frascati that's a tough reservation, and it deserves to be. Great food overall: loved the chicken and sugo pasta dishes; burrata appetizer was only good, not great (tomatoes were on their last legs) and most of our party thought the sardine appetizer was too fishy (I liked it just fine). Wife thought the server was rushing us a bit, though I didn't notice it. We sat upstairs in the back. We will certainly return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My old neighborhood fav
I've been going to Frascati for almost 20 years. It has the ambiance and friendliness of a hidden neighborhood restaurant, but the creativity of a foodie hangout. Super friendly service. I had an octopus salad on arugula with a dash of chile oil. The octopus was fried rather than grilled, which was very interesting. And fresh tagliatelle with fennel sausage for my entree - it was amazing. Their wine list is very reasonable as well.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal! Small neighborhood restaurant . A lot of locals were there. A little loud but still a great meal. Will go back next time we are in SF
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I found the restaurant on Yelp. It was great!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always on of our favorites
The folks at Frascati always make us feel special, and it's one of our favorite local special-occasion places.
There is something on the menu for everyone - vegetarians included - and they accommodate special diets
as well as possible. This time, we had one entree split among 3 of us as a first course.
The menu reflects the seasons and the foods which are in season.
Always, there is a duck breast dish on the menu, at least 2 fish options, and some interesting salads, such as watermelon.
And always, some very good (if pricey!) wines, by the glass as well as bottle.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A definite 'must do' whenever
A definite 'must do' whenever in town. A delightful dining experience.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The reviews that I read drew me to Frascati and I was not disappointed. The service was extraordinary-the water in my glass never went below half-full. We had the best halibut I ever ate and the filet mignon was extra special. I wish I could eat here once a week, but the travel from NY is just too much. Anyway, hope to return next time I'm in SF.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I love this
My husband and I love this quaint little restaurant, which is embedded so peacfully on the corner just up the street from our place in Russian Hill. We've been twice, and have had excellent experiences both times. For entrees, the two dishes that stood out in my opinion were 1) the rabbitt and 2) the roasted chicken. I know what you're thinking - chicken? Why would you order chicken, are you nuts? But oh, this chicken will change your mind about ordering chicken out. It was the juiciest, best tasting chicken I've ever tasted. Also, typically my husband and I are not into dessert, but the warm chocolate cake was calling out to us from the menu, screaming "eat me!!" So glad we caved! What a delicious ending to such a great meal!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
expect a creative menu
frascati is my go to neighborhood restaurant and i love to take visitors to see what that means..menu always interesting but not intimidating. wine list is excellent, servers knowledgeable. note that it is small and can be very noisy..
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, very engaged
Great atmosphere, very engaged staff ensuring your experience
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegantly quaint. The food
Elegantly quaint. The food and service were both excellent. Nice mix of food options. Everything was very flavorful and perfectly prepared. Attentive, friendly but not pushy staff. Highly recommend to others. Will go again next time in S.F.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic Russian Hill restuarant
This is great restaurant for a romantic dinner, the ambiance is great, the staff is friendly and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend this as a must-go restaurant if you live in the area.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM