Enjoyable, tasty, if (overly)
Enjoyable, tasty, if (overly) expensive brunch. Perhaps a revisit...perhaps not...we could still be waiting on the Ramos Fizzes we ordered.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the wine and everything
Loved the wine and everything we tried! Oysters and crab cake were to die for!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautifully prepared and presented dishes. The format is a little different; Items from all courses are the same size and a little on the small size. However, they are priced quite reasonably. This allows you to taste more of their delicious food and each dish can be shared with two or three. It's American fare prepared in the Foodie fashion with something for everyone. The service is professional but easy-going and very friendly.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waiter Carl was fantastic
Our waiter Carl was fantastic and the food was wonderful.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must Place to Eat!
Excellent chef, food is not only delicious but a work of art.
Service, exactly there when you want it and personable.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique and imaginative menu.
Unique and imaginative menu. Outstanding, friendly service that was incredibly prompt. Perfect for a couple who wanted to spend time focusing on enjoying dinner and bring together not on the waitstaff or operations of the place.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ritz Carlton brought in a
Ritz Carlton brought in a new chef and he has created a wonderful dining experience. The menu is somewhat unique in that it doesn't have the traditional "appetizers", "entrees" and "dessert". Rather it is organized "vegetables, "seafood" and "meats". (There is also a "prix-fixe for $135 that we haven't tried.) By ordering any 4 or 5 items/person you will have a excellent dining experience.
The wait staff was particularly helpful and the service was first-rate.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the chef's tasting
We had the chef's tasting menu. It was awesome. On of the best I ever had.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a business meeting here;
I had a business meeting here; the service was impeccable and it was a great venue for a business breakfast.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food and service
The food was simply the best my palate has experienced, the menu compiled by the chef was not only amazing, but each and every dish is carefully selected and served with the best fresh-made sauces. Just delicious.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I were spending our last Night ins SF after lining across the street from the Ritz-Calrton for 10 years. We chose to go to the new place Parallel 37. It was one of the best meals we have ever had. The food was absolutely stunning, visually, taste, smell. texture. They call them small plates, but I guess we are not the giant portion kind of American's we found the portions just right to share and keep us wanting more. We ordered four items and shared each one, had desert and a drink and went home truly satisfied and grateful that we picked such a fine place to spend our last evening in SF. Thank you for making it a great night.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My aunt is visiting and I wanted to give her a memorable meal. The service was impeccable, soup to nuts. The food was perfectly cooked and the flavours well balanced. Whipped strawberry mousse with basil granite was a surprisingly well paired dialectic. Ambiance was somewhat casual, relaxed, save the garish business types, but whatareyagonnado? Would definitely return.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food and Service
Parallel 37 has a little something for everyone. In the space that once held the Dining Room, an old school while tablecloth spot, it is now a modern vibrant interior with a nice bar and large dining room. The food is great. We surrendered ourselves to the tasting menu with wine pairings and just enjoyed the evening. The staff is attentive, the food interesting and flavorful and the wine pairings spot on. For those who want some small plates and a glass or two of wine, they have that as well.
My only complaint is that the restaurant is neither fine dining nor casual dining. You can have a fine dining experience but the atmosphere is off and if you go more casual you are missing out on the incredible food the chef creates.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner experience was wonderful. I brought my parents and our family friends to eat at Parallel 37. From the 1st course all they through dessert we were dazzled. Carl took great care of us, as did Justin with his wonderful knowledge of the wines. Then we had a surprise visit from Chef Rotondo himself to talk about the food and his previous experiences. I let Carl know that the pastry chef could just suprise us with dessert. Chef Carrea brought out the first dessert to us which was a green tea semifreddo with rhubarb compote. I still can't stop thinking about it. Dinner was sensational. I will come back again and again. Thankfully I live across the street.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the food the service
Loved the food the service was excellent. staff new the menu and the wine list. I would come back to this restaurant next time we are in San Francisco.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great pleasure dining
It was a great pleasure dining at Paralell 37. The chef is magnificent ! We will go back for sure !
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best tasting menu in the city
Best tasting menu in the city right now. Super talented chef. Warm staff, great service.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the tasting menu and it was a great choice. I was pleased that we were asked what we liked/ disliked/ had any allergies to and the tasting menu could fit around that. This is the first time I have had this choice with a tasting menu. Really helpful waiter and a great selection of food for the tasting menu. The accompanying wine that went with each course was well pared and in some cases quite unusual. I would definitely recommend.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our best meal EVER!
My wife and I agree that this was our best meal ever, anywhere! We shared an appetizer, a fish course, a meat course, each had a dessert. The server recommended wine pairings that were perfect! The subtleties of the flavors ans spices were exsquisite. It was amazing. And the service was extremely attentive, the meal well-paced, and we left completely satisfied, full, but not stuffed.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a celebration dinner
This was a celebration dinner and the food matched our mood.
Dishes were beautifully presented and tasty!. There were definately favorites at the table:
Grilled broccoli, Rib eye steak and the seared octopus. But every dish was wonderful and
everyone in our party went home happy!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, exceptional staff
Great food, exceptional staff and beautifully decorated
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my top 10 restaurants after going there. We only wish we'd had more time for the eight course tatsing. We settled for a combination of 1 appetizer, 2 seafood entrees and 2 meat entrees. The portions are medium size so the 5 helpings plus a desert were plenty. Each dish was unique, fresh and cooked perfectly. Atmosphere is pretty laid back.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to celebrate my bother's bday and we absolutely loved the food.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of 10 best meals ever
Of seven dishes, one was merely excellent; the rest were ecstatically, mind-boggling, "OMG you've got to taste this" good. For us, only French Laundry, Cyrus, Manresa, Fleur de Lys and a couple places in NYC have been in this league food-wise.
Service was warm, efficient, knowledgable, not overly formal.
Ambience was the only mismatch: a bit of hotel coffee shop peers through the nicer bits and the walls/ ceiling need better sound muffling.
Sutter-Stockton garage is one block away or valet is $10.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parallel 37 is heaven on a hill
We dined at Parallel 37 Sunday, after a long weekend in San Francisco for a family weeding. Start with the menu - all 20-plus dishes sounded so tantalizingly good that it took the five of us 20 minutes to order. Between us we sampled 12 different dishes and each one was better than than the last. We sampled from the meat, fish and vegetable menus and raved about every dish's preparation, presentation and taste. We all agreed to share but quickly became very possesive of our plates! Parallel 37 is a foodie's dream date.
In the end, we were stuffed and passed on dessert, but the staff brought out 4 desserts for us to sample, all light and airy and refreshing but nonetheless decadent. Can't imagine that this is an every night occurence.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lamb dish was out of this
Lamb dish was out of this world good! (and I know lamb dishes)
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give these guys a STAR
My boyfriend and I just had a great meal here. We love the small plates format and share everything. The staff was AWESOME. Attentive, engaged, knowledgeable. Small plate portions were perfect for two to share.
Little gem salad with artichokes excellent. Carrot tortellini was the show stealer in my opinion - unique flavors - fabulous. Octopus had a shiso sorbet - novel and super tasty. Next up soft shell prawns - not my thing, but my boyfriend really enjoyed them. The flank steak made us want to sing. Boyfriend had the fig and lemon custard crème brulee and I had the nectarine crumble - both very good.
We love it and WILL be back - it's now "our place".
Will be great for business dinners and foodie friends as well.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Lunch Spot at the Ritz Carlton
We were guests at the Ritz and had some friends join us for lunch. I doubt I would have chosen the place if we were not hotel guests as the decor was a bit off putting. I found the food and service, however, to be surprisingly good. Three of us had an excellent heirloom tomato gazpacho. The dessert menu had few choices, but the table was happy with a blackberry tart which was selected.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The most incredible night
The service was spectacular. In my reservation I asked for a candlelight dinner and a table away from the middle of the restaurant(more romantic) and that is exactly what they did for me. Our waiter gave us each a glass of Pinot Noir, and a small appetizer on the house! The waiter kindly asked if we had any good allergies, and he was the best waiter I have ever had. The atmosphere is perfect, it can be romantic or just fun. It is the perfect restaurant to be in a ritz Carlton.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Mike was sure on his game last night. Everything was fantastic. He even made us a surprise dish that was out of this world.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very innovative menu. Wonderful flavour combinations. Best beef steak ever.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find, innovating cuisine, blends of flavors that we're simply excellent.
It is unusual to find that good a restaurant in a hotel.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parallel 27 in the Ritz Carlton
We enjoyed one of the nicest dinners at Parallel 37. While the ambiance is a little austire for some, the food, presentation and service were just excellent. The craft cocktails imaginative and very good, The cuisine is fresh, local and creative. All the ingredients were the very best. We started with the bruins farm tomatoes/duck confit and the lettuce/crispy artichoke salads - they were a great showcase of the fresh/local focus of the restaurant. We had the lamb (actually a trio - belly, roulade and tenderloins) and the halibut special. Both were excellent. The desserts were equally delicous. There is an extensive wine list. The service complimented the fine cusine. Only complaint - it's a little noisey for a fine restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
Don't believe anything negative you may have heard about this restaurant! It's a wonderful place for a quiet, romantic dinner, or to impress your visiting parents. Decor is serenely modern with low lighting, and service is "casual-formal." The hotel setting lends elegance with valet parking and lovely surroundings. But the food is what really shines. Combinations such as heirloom tomatoes and crispy duck confit are unusual, yet absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The small plate format is perfect. Prices are reasonable considering the quality of ingredients and preparation. Plates can be shared or split and coursed for a more relaxed experience. Getting a table at prime time was easy. We're so glad we found this gem!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner at the Ritz
Parallel 37 is in the Ritz Carlton, so it's what you would expect. Fancy presentation, small portions, high prices, great service. Plus really, really good bread. So if you're on a fancy date (or an expensable dinner) it's a good place to go. Also, vegetarian-friendly
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two New Chefs!! 100 times better
My fourth time here. The first three visits were off the mark. Food was meh. Last night was Incredible!
The food was phenomenal! Started with the Gem Salad, it has these perfectly done crispy artichoke hearts & a succulent dressing. Then we had a white truffle risotto. Cooked to perfection. Creamy, not too much truffle with a hint of wine. Then we devoured the
Pork tenderloin with mission fig & almond cream. I have NEVER had such a delish entree.
The new chefs Michael & Alex are headed for a Michlain Star. I'm not kidding.
Every time we go to SF, we are dining here!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. The crabcake
Excellent food. The crabcake however is very similar to crabcakes I've had at other Ritz Carlton establishments.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding experience...very accommodating to special needs. I highly recommend this restaurant.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM