Delicious papaya salad and
Delicious papaya salad and prawn noodles, very fresh and flavorful. Attentive service. The only down side was the noise level which made it difficult to easily converse.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Excellent! The sauce for the
Excellent! The sauce for the monkfish was perfect.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
WAY too loud. The chocolate
WAY too loud. The chocolate cake was one of the best desserts ever!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
A foodie's paradise
The Vietnamese inspired food is to die for! Fresh, flavorful & oh so satisfying.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
outstanding quality and combination
outstanding quality and combinations make the price worth it. service is efficient, professional but reserved.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The staff was accommodating, the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed and the food was excellent. We'll definitely be going back to this place soon!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is delicious and
The food is delicious and the service is very good, but they should put cushions
on the benches. They are all metallic, and therefore very cold, and not too comfortable.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful staff, food, atmosphere
It was our anniversary...we were running late as the movie let out later than expected, and the hostess called to verify if she should hold our table. Truly unexpected, and made our evening experience that much better! The salmon was prepared just right. The staff were so pleasant. We had a wonderful time!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their brunch on the weekends
Their brunch on the weekends is fantastic. A friend and I went early (10am) and so it was quiet and nice to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meant to go to the Slanting
Meant to go to the Slanting Door but this restaurant was very convivial and the menu seems the same. The standard of cooking was excellent. Being used to very popular budget Vietnamese food in London, it was interesting to taste some high end cuisine with Vietnamese influences. Everything was very flavoursome,light and non- greasy. The service was friendly and efficient. Overall a good dining experience.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
They continue to delight my
They continue to delight my palate. At first I was disappointed that my favorite salad had been taken off the menu, but quickly got over it when my chicken salad with peanuts and cabbage arrived. Sorry I can't remember what it was called. It was fantastic.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to the Slanted
I have been to the Slanted Door many times, but never Out the Door. Same quality and superb dishes. Will definitely go back.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very noisy, but good food.
Incredibly noisy so much so that it is unpleasant.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love OTD restaurant. The
We love OTD restaurant. The food is always good and consistent. The service is good and professional. The restaurant is cleaned. The host Valerie is always nice and helpful. We like to go to OTD every three weeks either for lunch or dinner. The brunch is unique. It is closed to our house and we can walk to OTD. Love it.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, the food was excellent.
As always, the food was excellent. However, our server was quite inattentive. He seemed to hang around the communal table and did not check in with us during the meal.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want to shout!
Love this restaurant and have gone many times for casual lunch. But the noise...Go slightly off time so the place is not full. If it is , it is very hard to be heard. It would be completely off my list if the food wasn't so good.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service
The overall experience was great. Our waiter was very kind and very helpful. The food was great, and the wine was good too.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently brought food & drink to wrong person in party. Forgot to bring drink refills. Food excellent!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
i heart otd
I've been here several times as its in my neighborhood and it never disappoints. The shaking beef is a popular dish. I love their salmon. Its great for medium size groups.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really expensive Vietnamese
Filled up fast after opening at 5:30 on a Friday. Sound level grew from comfortable to unable to hear others at table -- sterile room has no sound absorption media. Vietnamese/Fusion is typical of all other Charles Phan's places -- and very good. But, expensive. Dinner (with no alcohol) came to $70 each with tax, tip and contribution to employee insurance.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Weekend in San Franciscp
My good friend and I went on a three day food filled weekend in San Francisco and OTD was at the top of our list. We really enjoyed the food, especially sitting at the chef's table where we could see the cooking by the chefs. Great meal with lots of good offerings, but the place was a bit loud not that I went there for the ambiance.
Very good food.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Way too loud , deafening in
Way too loud , deafening in fact, but great otherwise.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
I cannot rave enought about our dining experience. We showed up on time for our reservation and our table was not even near ready (big spenders; no fault of the restaurant). Afte apologizing the manager (?) assured us we were going to have a good night and eventually get to our table--until then, he would take care of us.
And did he ever. They were attentive, kind and generous. The food was delicious and we have been raving about the experience all weekend long.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious but Loud
This was our second visit to OTD, having been once for dinner with friends last fall. This time my wife and I came with a business associate, recalling how much we loved the food but having forgotten just how loud it can get in there. Once again, the food was outstanding. In particular, their salads are fabulous - I would come for lunch just for those - and the Imperial Rolls were really tasty. The wine selection is very interesting, and the staff is knowledgable about the choices. I would not, however, come here again with any ideas of discussing business. It is just too loud. Ideally we would go back for lunch, or just the two of us on a week night so there's less screaming involved in our mealtime conversation.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am not crazy about dining at OTD. Though the food is wonderful, it is so loud I could not have a conversation with the waiter, or with my companions. It was really difficult to hear each other.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great - as always plus new dish.
New halibut dish: Fabulous! Worth the trip. Wonderful lime/lemon cilantro green sauce the best I've ever had (might have got the secret ingredients wrong).
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Laid back and delicious
A bustling spot, everyone was very friendly and attentive though. Sat at the bar and the bartender was nice, knowledgeable and laid back. The food was really wonderful. We'll go back.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great, I was seated right away and everyone was very nice and attentive. The food was incredible, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The fried chicken was great, even though I didn't love the fried chicken by itself, it was fantastic combined with the sauce they give you for it. The deserts were great too and we even received a complimentary desert.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
+1 for ambiance, food, wine
Really enjoyed my dinner here. The food was impeccably fresh, though each dish had less personality overall than dishes at The Slanted Door: those at OTD were slightly less zippy. (That's not really a complaint.) I really enjoyed the wine list & opportunity to taste wines from small CA producers--plus a well-curated list of imports. At first, my server seemed a bit disengaged but once she started talking about wines she really stepped up and recommended some terrific selections. Can't wait to go back!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, love it!
Great food , like Slanted Door but not impossible to get into!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything prepared perfectly
Grilled 5 spice chicken, grass-fed estancia ranch beef sirloin, garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, scallions and the jicama and grapefruit salad were my favorites. Everything prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. Three of us for lunch, 5 dishes to share came to $23 each with tip. My only complaint is the noise level when all the tables are filled.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a convenient location
The little sister of the Slanted Door, with comparably excellent food and an easier time making a reservation, OTD is a great spot for Asian Fusion food off Fillmore.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can always count on OTD for fresh, creative, delicious, healthy Vietnamese food and wonderful service. I go back again and again and all my friends also love it.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my best date ever. I might even need to bring MY girl back at some point soon in order to re-live the amazingness that occurred last night.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and different Vietnamese place
It's a very nice place and the food is good, I LOVE the beef.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
We normally go to OTD for bunch but decided to take out of town friends out for a fun dinner in the neighborhood. We were so excited that we ordered the BBQ pork spare ribs, spring rolls, red cabbage salad, and hue dumplings. Each item was so tasty and full of flavor. The broccolini with shiitake was out of this world. And the crab with cellophane noodles were quite delicious. We always enjoy dining at OTD. The manager at OTD is always so welcoming and friendly. Sorry, we don't know his name.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ultimately, we come for the food, but the service and ambiance is great too. My go to place for having lunch with friends.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I believe this is the sister restaurant to Slanted Door. OTD is a bit off Fillmore st. and can be missed easily. I stumbled upon it on a walk through the neighborhood. I had no idea the place existed. Great food at a very reasonable price.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
it was all delicious....we were just surprised that it seems to have gotten more expensive. one appetizer, one salad, two entrees and a carafe of wine came to $150 with tip
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time I've come here for brunch and it was great both times. Met up with friends and we all loved it. Food and service was so pleasant. Awesome alternative to traditional brunch places. We ordered the chicken pho, grilled pork sausage, black sticky rice with avocado and it was all delicious! Will definitely be back. I want to try their pancakes next!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staying inside the Door!
We loved this restaurant off busy Fillmore Street in San Fran! The variety of choices and preparation was terrific. The service delightful and just the right speed for hungry travelers. Unusual fare was offered and everything more than just tasty.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slipping - Not what it used to be
Chinese broccoli was not properly de-stringed, so to speak and so quite tough. Experimental lamb dish was fatty, poor quality but, to the credit of OTD, they took it off our bill. And said another diner had made the same criticisms. My comment: Please don't beta test on your customers. I don't want another Window's experience...
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite restaurant
This place is an absolute gem! Great food, wonderful service, and a nice atmosphere.
My new favorite place to go before a movice at the Kabuki!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go almost every weekend to have the delicious spring rolls and the pho. I like the chicken pho and my fiancé likes the beef pho. It's always delicious and we love it there. The manager always makes us feel welcome by recognizing us upon arrival.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always delicious. We love the warm welcome by the manager upon arrival. The beef and chicken pho is out of this world.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Brunch Place
Our entire party enjoyed the brunch very much.
Starters and the Vietnamese brunch
items were excellent.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and noisy. Great
Delicious and noisy. Great Service. Can't go wrong on the menu. Great for sharing plates, and generous portions.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
OTD--Almost as Good as Slanted Door
While the ambiance and portion size seem better at Slanted Door, OTD is a delicious, hip option for a night out. The menu includes many of the same Phan-favorite dishes. The decor is a minimalist industrial chic and, as such, the noise bounces off the hard floors and walls making it a bit difficult to have an intimate conversation, but adding to the energy and vibrancy of this restaurant.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM