Great Food, but Very Loud
The food was really good, and they had a good selection of wine. However, it was very loud and a little hard to talk to someone across the table.
2/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mission Beach Cafe is a gem.
Mission Beach Cafe is a gem. It's like having a 5 star experience in a casual neighborhood atmosphere. The staff is friendly everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully prepared. I'd recommend it to anyone and we'll definitely be going back.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Perfect Dining Experience
I came in from Carson City for the week and it was the perfect meal for my friend and me. We split two salads (beet and asparagus) and the lamb pasta, with a Mabec for me and a Barbera for my friend. We also shared the goat cheese cheesecake, which was sooo good, quite light and unlike the usuaal consistency of a cheesecake. I also had the Flying Goat Cafe Mocha, which was possibly the best coffee drink I've ever had. Will definitely go again (soon I hope) and very highly recommend it.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another fabulous meal, and
Another fabulous meal, and the deserts were to die for! Thank you!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
There comes a time in every
There comes a time in every man's life when he eats a burger so good he walks away knowing he could die tomorrow happy, having lived a full life. Okay, maybe a little stretch but that's how I felt after eating the burger for dinner at Mission Beach Cafe. I've had some great burgers in my day but none better than this one. Make sure you order it with the caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms - you will not regret it! As if it couldn't get better than that - order the parmesan truffle fries on the side. One word: WOW! So good. Apple pie was extraordinary for dessert - very unique twist on apple pie and if you are a fan of apple pie...it's a must try. I was blown away by this place especially for the price.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my boyfriend here for
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and everything was just as I had heard. The service was friendly and not overbearing. The wine was very good as were the seasonal dishes. It was a bit of a splurge for me, but great for a special occasion.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I got to introduce my nephew
I got to introduce my nephew and my best friend to Mission Beach. Both loved our early dinner there! I had the chicken and my friend had the halibut--both great. Nephew had the veggies--always good. They shared the butterscotch/chocolate dessert: my chicken was so rich it was like dessert. The place was packed by the time we left, but there was absolutely no pressure for us to rush. We caught up with the friend who is now in Japan, following her career Navy son and his family.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A superb restaurant run by
A superb restaurant run by a team of true professionals; they're serving the best food with the most sincere of smiles in a place with ambient warmth, character and style. Our new favorite!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Small but well rounded menu;
Small but well rounded menu; save some room for their pie!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
While meat eaters would be
While meat eaters would be more than satisfied with menu options, great options for vegetarians as well
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well-known for brunch, but
Well-known for brunch, but dinner's my favorite. Great burger, all California wines. Have only had excellent dishes. Creative use of vegetables definitely a highlight.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and wine selection were
Food and wine selection were great - main gripe was being seated almost 45 minutes after our scheduled reservation. Staff was mostly cordial about it, but little to no apologies were made to our party.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had heard a lot of great
I had heard a lot of great things of the brunch at Mission Beach Cafe and was surprised to see they also served Dinner. Their dinner menu did not disappoint. I brought 4 foodie friends and they were in love with the food and ambiance.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried the Mission Beach Cafe as our dinner spot prior to attending an ACT production at the Armory. What a great find! The french fries were to die for - garlic fries toped with Parmesan cheese - amazing! The salmon was amazing. We both had it. The wine list was great and the dessert was really good too. They were out of the cherry pie, so we tried the berry pie a la mode. Really good. I think we will be returning.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant room that was a good fit for its environs, a menu with lots of things I wanted to try, and a cheerful and helpful staff. Plus a great selection of yummy pies for dessert. A very nice experience.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing- service brilliant and the wines the server recommended blew our mind!
The only downside- no cocktails
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is amazing! I highly recommend this jem. I have been here for brunch and dinner and the food is always exceptional. On our latest visit we were a group of 5 for dinner. The sound level was acceptable. It is a small place and is not quiet but we could hear our conversation. I ordered the mango and avocado salad and the vegetable plate. Both delicious and my plate was licked clean. Others at our table got the burger, chicken, and lamb. All raved about their meals and no leftovers on anyone's plate which I would take as a good sign. Don't skip dessert. Banana cream pie was to die for. Great service to boot and nice wine and beer selection rounds this place out as a 5 star or 2 thumbs up experience.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, odd vibe from server
Excellent meal for our first time at Mission Beach Cafe. We had theater tickets in the area and the restaurant had been highly recommended by a friend. I don't know much about the regular patrons of the cafe but our server seemed to give off an odd vibe about waiting on us - don't know if this place is more of a neighborhood spot and we were out of place. Anyway, only downside to an otherwise lovely dinner.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going to Black Watch at SFArmory so this was perfect place for dinner. Bit pricey but enjoyed every bite.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shabby but good
Excellent food. I selected the sea bass, which was the best I've tasted in the City in quite some time! My partner had the chicken which was incredibly delicious.
Our service was excellent, and then again we were in on a Tuesday night and the crowd was light.
The restaurant desperately needs to be cleaned and/or remodeled. The tan velvet chairs are smudged and grimy (and I'm not saying "a little"), the paint on the walls is dull, the glass dessert case looked like it hadn't been cleaned...ever! And trash bags around the column?
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic seasonal food. Great service. Definitely a wonderful evening.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Neighborhood Restaurant
The fun small restaurant was recommended to us. We had a great meal, lots of fun and enjoyed checking out this neighborhood.
I highly recommend it. We almost stopped back later for dessert when we saw it was still open - but still happily full from the main meal.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always my Go-To Restaurant!
Whenever I have last minute guests in town (like this weekend) and need a restaurant that never disappoints, Mission Beach is it. The burger is my absolute favorite thing on the menu but I've also enjoyed everything else I've tried from their menu that changes monthly. And for brunch they have GIANT goblets of mimosa's. Yeah, it's my kind of place.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pies to die for
The chocolate pecan pie here is absolutely the best thing on the menu. Make sure you save room for dessert!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. We brought friends who loved it. Fresh ingredients with the perfect amount of sauces and spice.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dinner before heading home
Very accommodating restaurant with clean, straightforward dishes. My girlfriend has a citrus and strawberry allergy and our waitress was very kind in helping us navigate the menu. The restaurant did fill up quickly and the noise did start to pick up, but we didn't mind. Great option if you're looking for something on the lighter side to eat.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dining experience overall
I love the intimate feel of Mission Beach Cafe. Our meal was delicious (though the creamed kale and farro were over-salted) from top to bottom. The seasonal touches to the menu really made for a special experience. Service was attentive, and we received good, honest advice on menu choices. The blackout chocolate cake was to die for. I would go back just for that, and I'm not a chocolate lover. Thanks for a lovely experience, Mission Beach Cafe.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and superb
This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I have eaten multiple times and never had a bad meal. Love it.!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and service.
We went for dinner. Surprised that it wasn't packed. Go here before the young chef moves on and starts charging $200 tasting menus. Really interesting, fresh dishes. Well executed. The chicken and scallops were perfectly done. Attentive waitstaff with heavy pours. Dinner is awesome here and probably overlooked because people think its a brunch place only.
Pros: food, waitstaff, reasonably priced wines,
Cons: parking is tough so take muni or bike
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Mission Beach Cafe for dinner with a friend. Both of us found the service and food to be outstanding. It may now be my favorite restaurant in San Francisco.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice neighborhood restaurant
Food very good - my daughter and her friend did not love their gazpacho, but everything else excellent. Waiter made an extra effort to accommodate special dietary needs. All in all, very pleasant experience.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another delicious meal with
Another delicious meal with some of the nicest staff in town.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place
I was taken to Mission Beach by my brother, who goes there frequently, and he was right. GREAT food and wonderful service.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered the truffle fries and they were eaten immediately. Three of us ordered the Hamburger; they were expensive but worth it. A little messy. My son ordered the pasta and was disappointed at how small the portion was for an entree. My wife ordered the fish and it was very good.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another neighborhood gem!
We loved the food choices and the wines. Although we didn't know the wines they were explained to us and they were perfect. Fun and friendly!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth coming back
I'd been here before and both times I was drawn to the burger with the Kennebac fries. The first time it was great, the second time I pulled myself away and went for the free-range chicken with wax beans, figs, and pilaf. That was very good too. The server was very attentive and professional. I like the location, and it's been relatively easy to park.
They also stock Lil' Sumpin beer from Lagunitas Brewery, which I like, though they were out of it this time.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is just amazing. Well deserving of the crowds. It does get quite packed so the noise level is a bit high. We also picked the corner table so with the packed conditions, it is the easiest table to over look so once it was crowded we had to make more of an effort to flag down service.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful meal
Halibut and Hamachi were out of this world. Service was great. We'll return.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was looking for a place at the last minute, and we landed a 9pm reservation here...so pleased with the outcome!
Delicious food, wine, and dessert :) Thank you for making an otherise regular evening feel so special!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the rabbit gumbo and the pasta, in addition to the salad with the grilled peach. Everything was AWESOME. Against our better judgment, we got talked into the key lime pie for dessert. I always enjoy me some Mission Beach Cafe.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The burger here is a,ways good, but this time it was exceptional. The fries were so perfect and so many of them. We also shared the peach salad...it was delicious!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I discovered Mission Beach
I discovered Mission Beach the year it opened and have put it on my dining itinerary during every San Francisco visit. It never disappoints.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top-notch food as usual
MBC is awesome. Every time I go I'm pleased with their high standards. It's a basic menu at reasonable prices with amazing flavor. Don't miss it.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner. The Rabbit Gumbo was breathtakingly good, the best gumbo i've eaten outside Louisiana, and better than some there. The truffle fries were superb. The tomato soup was wonderful, as was the salmon starter. The Chocolate cream pie was very good. The staff were nice. Hadn't eaten here in a couple of years but will be back much sooner next time.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had never been here before,
Had never been here before, food was amazing. Comments about wait time are, however, sadly true. Still worth it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here for the Pot Pie Tuesday advertised on their website but they don't do it anymore. Disappointed that I could not get a pot pie so we had a burger which was very good. However they need to update their website. The waitress said they have not been doing Pot Pie Tuesday for a year!!! I felt like it was a bit of false advertising.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM