Great neighborhood restaurant
Magic Flute is very accomodating and willing to split dishes for older couples who want to have smaller portions and share dishes.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A usually quiet place with a small but competently prepared menu of daily specials. A nice night out for folks like us who live in the area.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my 2 daughters and granddaught
Took my 2 daughters and granddaughter their for our monthly girls bruch/lunch day. Food was wonderful and service was excellent!! We all had a great time. My only negative I have to say is that we were not able to sit out in the patio area even though I requested it days in advance when I made the reservation. Other than this little glich, everything was wonderful. I would definately recommend this restarauant to anyone. YOU'LL LOVE IT...
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been to Magic Flute
I had been to Magic Flute long ago when I lived in the neighborhood and remembered it as a great little restaurant. I noticed there were a lot more restaruants around the neighborhood now but I'd still select Magic Flute. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt very welcomed. We were given a choice of tables and chose the garden in the back. The service was impeccable. Travis was our server and he had just the right mix of attentiveness without hovering. He was engaging throughout the evening and recommended excellent dishes. Each of the three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. And at a resonable cost! Whenever I am in the neighborhood, I will be sure to go again.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food I've had in a long time
The waiter was super friendly and fun. Their wine suggestion was amazing, the melon and prosciutto appetizer they recommended was fabulous, and our entrees were to die for. My husband had the delicious penne with Italian sausage and my friend and I both had the chicken Marsala. They had no problem preparing hers differently upon request. We dine out a lot in the city, and I really felt compelled to review. The restaurant wasn't crowded and I'd hate for somewhere with food as amazing as this to go under, so please go! You'll be glad you did.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Magic Flute is a fantastic, reliable and quaint place to brunch. Nice mix of breakfast and lunch fare, some nice brunch-y cockails and a wonderful, cozy patio.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been coming here for
We've been coming here for over 6 yrs. Phil and his staff do an amazing job with the service and food. We will be coming back again and again.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outside patio hidden from the street is enchanting. The menu is original and diverse, there is something for everyone. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always ...
Fine food, imaginative, excellent service, beautiful garden setting, very welcoming. I often take visiting family and friends to the Magic Pan and have never been disappointed.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome little place!
I've been here for brunch a couple of times now and it's lived up to expectation each time. Really cute little restaurant with a great back patio, if the weather is good. Food is excellent and served relatively quickly, and the servers are attentive and not at all pushy. Would definitely go back, perhaps for lunch or dinner! This is a great brunch spot for a girls brunch or brunch with your better half, probably not for loud groups :-)
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful Sunday brunch.
Had a wonderful Sunday brunch. Warm greeting, fine service, delicious, well-presented food.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place...food is wonderful, service is great & Phil is a gem!!!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice with charm
The food is really good. We felt it had everything we wanted. Menu was simple yet had a varied selection. I feel most everyone could find a good dinner.
I eat out hundreds of meals a year. So when I say good, that is what it is. This is a very enjoyable dining spot.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like eating in a family home
The Magic Flute has been a neighborhood gem for decades. We recently celebrated a birthday lunch and were treated to excellent service and food. It was a delightful experience, with just the right amount of attention given. One of our party can be "difficult," but the staff were perfect in their attention to her desires. We will return to the Magic flute soon.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a delicious dinner and delightful service on the patio. Very kid friendly as well.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very personable owner! Great
Very personable owner! Great with suggestions as to fresh ingredients.
Updated menu, considering he has been in business over 30 years.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great beignets, specials,
Great beignets, specials, and try the fried anchovy-stuffed olives..
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Lunch!
The waiter was very good, attentive without hovering. The spinach salad was great! I will dine here again.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Brunch this past
Wonderful Brunch this past weekend in the city! Took some out of town folks to see the sights in SF and had a wonderful lunch here. The Magic Flute Quiche was amazing (the best I have had in a long time). Both the Italian Sausage sandwich and the Lamb Burger also received rave reviews. The service was great, very attentive and was spot on with suggestions for us...especially when it came to dessert! The Beignets were crazy good and had us all breathing deep sighs with each bite! We will be back soon to try dinner!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lady Somerset reports:
The best service we have experienced in a long time. Friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. the new additions to the menu were creative, eye appealing, and absolutely delicious. A forgotten place that we will return to soon.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The magic flute was so magical. I pick this spot to celebrate my sisters engagement. The food wonderful!!!!! the service the best!!! Our server was named Ryan and he is a true gem he was attentive and a funny guy. My sister Ty was so happy. I will recommend the Magic Flute to all my friends and anyone who ask me" where is a beautiful place to eat with amazing service " I would highly point them to the magic flute!!!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
Great food! Great service! Easy to get a reservation (there is a lot of space) and easy parking! Seriously, what more could you be looking for for a weekend brunch. I can't wait to try out dinner here.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food & service!
I had lunch with my son at Magic Flute last week. We enjoyed the food and service. I would highly recommend it.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
problems I caused
I had made several errors in making my reservation but the restaurant graciously dealt with them & made everything come out fine. In addition the service & the food were excellent. Usually the noise level isn't as intense as it was that night (birthday party, children & teen-agers) but overall it was a really nice dining experience with the wait staff & the kitchen being extremely accommodating to several special diet requests.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a wonderful restaurant that has a great menu. From the appetizers to deserts it was a good meal all around!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
really fun and delicious lunch
This was the second time I ate lunch at the Magic Flute. We loved the atmosphere and the food. Low-key but attentive waiter and extremely friendly host who made us feel very welcome.
We'll go back!!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and great food!
Great service and great food! We will be back very soon! Great wine list and desert menu!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun, celebratory brunch!
Hosted a "Hooray-You-Are-Getting-Married!" brunch for my best friend and her honey --- the restaurant helped me have mimosas ready for when the guests arrived as well as provided quarters for my parking meter across the street when I didn't have any more coins. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious. The ambiance is peaceful and the noise level low - a GREAT place for a morning brunch!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does not disappoint.
The grilled figs were fabulous. We had four different entrées. All were delicious. Would definitely return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place even though it requires us to take 3 busses to get there
The food is terrific, the service is perfect and Phil always makes us feel like special friends
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic great food and service
My boyfriend and I went to Magic lute for brunch we were able to have an intimate conversation despite many other diners. Service was attentive but not hovering the food was excellent. We had a wonderful time!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great staff, great
Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. Every time we go, we have a nice meal and a good experience. I would highly recommend people taking a break and having a meal here.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Find
We had a fabulous brunch on Saturday morning and sat at a window table with a tranquil neighborhood view. Entering the restaurant, we were kindly greeted by the owner and then directed to our table by a friendly waitress. The room was filled with natural light and felt very inviting. My wife along with my daughter selected a beautiful salad with exquisite fresh fruit. I choose to have the brioche french toast with freshly made whip cream. It was just delightful and probably the best I have ever experienced. Also, the mimosa was a nice accompaniment to the brunch. The service was excellent. We plan to come back for dinner and enjoy the wonderful ambience of this delightful restaurant.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Gem in the Presidio
My friends and I had a last minute birthday brunch and luckily found The Magic Flute. They happily accommodated our large group that started with 8 and then became 4/6.. no complaints whatsoever. Food was wonderful and portions were perfect! Our group likes brunch but with real lunch options which they serve. Can't wait to go back!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely neighborhood gem
Good food combined with good service.........and it does not require home refinancing to pay the bill!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Brunch on Saturday
We were the only table at 10am on a Saturday -- but they were ready. Specials for brunch were a soup and several egg dishes. Great combinations, realy good coffee and a delightful experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect spot for a celebration
The Magic Flute was a perfect spot for a gathering of friends to celebrate a birthday. I had only been here for brunch, which is wonderful, and wanted to try their dinner menu. I had the bowl of mussels which were fresh and flavorful. The lamb was also a favorite. And dessert was divine - homemade beey pie with Cabernet sorbet. Great food, great service, great evening.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again , exceeded expectations. Excellent and friendly service. Great food!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
Have been coming here for over 20 years for brunch and lunch. Lovely dining areas and a host who is always happy to see us (and everyone else!) Stuffed Mission figs were great, and the quiche is always creamy and tasty. Great shopping after on Sacramento Street!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat.
We had a wonderful time. Food was excellent. All personnel went out of their way to welcome us and make sure everything was perfect. I would love to go back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outside garden area
Great food, great specials, great outside area when the SF weather is good!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My cousins were in from LaJolla
My cousins were in from LaJolla so I had to take them to the Magic Flute. The waiter was very freindly and food fantastic. We enjoyed the rack of Lamb - Salmon - Sea Bass - New York Steak .
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Nice choice of
Good food. Nice choice of salads. Convenient for neighborhood. And most of all, not too noisy!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Outdoor Dining
We hosted a baby shower in the back garden and it was fantastic. The staff doted on us and the food was wonderful. We are all still talking about the beignets!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
In San Francisco, an outstanding restaurant with outdoor dining is a gem, especially on those lovely balmy nights when one can feel as if it's Europe in the spring...The Magic Flute offers authentic food, an extensive menu, attentive service [no hovering,] a beautiful environment, and the feeling that that time is suspended. Highly recommended!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
my daughter and I had a delightful lunch in the outdoor area in back on a sunny day (regardless of the air temperature, there are windbreaks, heaters, etc. to keep you cozy). I enjoyed a delicious blackened salmon salad and my daughter enjoyed the cobb salad. Portions are generous, the food is prepared well with high quality ingredients, and service is always friendly and professional. We were made to feel very welcome (despite running a bit late) and special. The combination of very good food, efficient service and a welcoming atmosphere means I will continue to return with friends and family.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal. Innovative menu.
Great meal. Innovative menu. Great soups, including one for vegans.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything great about Magic Flute ....excccccept, potatoe leek soup yesterday was like dishwasher. Brownish in color, thin and no taste....at all. Otherwise, quishe delicious and the marscapone with fresh strawbetteries was wonderful. Building 3 doors down started on fire, so there was lots of great people-viewing, activity and entertainment. This is a darling little cafe that you'll love.....next time we'll send the soup back.....
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always the perfect place to take out-of-town visitors - a hidden side of older San Francisco not everyone knows about.
Never fails to please
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual we had gracious service when celebrating my birthday with a lunch that included my 92-year old mom. Salads are always delicious and filling and the blackened salmon was perfectly cooked, seasoned well and a generous portion. The sausage sandwich was also a winner. To start we indulged in the wonderful combo of dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in crispy prosciutto. Our coffee and tea were constantly replenished. It's always a relaxed dining experience at the Magic Flute.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM