Perfect place to be before
Perfect place to be before the theater. Nice selection, great service and really felt welcomed.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
PUT ON YOUR LIST OF PLACES TO VISIT
We had reservations, we arrived on time, our table was ready and were seated immediately. The waitstaff showed up immediately, were courteous and helpful. MY Scallops were very good and her crab risotto was delicious. Two excellent dinners, a glass of wine, a coffee and an espresso all for less than $100.00. All in all, we will definitely return.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
this is a favorite for my
this is a favorite for my theatre group. We have dined here numerous times, great service, decor, food, wine list and fabulous location across from the theatres. Loved it and we have not tired of it yet.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff were very nice. However,
Staff were very nice. However, we got coupled in with the theater crowd and were basically ignored. We waited for 30 minutes to be asked for a second glass with glasses empty and no apology. On the other hand the chef made my son a special pasta which he loved.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great place for group event
A great place for group event dining such as Easter brunch.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot for dinner before
Great spot for dinner before a show at the Curran theater
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience.
We had a wonderful experience. The food was great; service was excellent and recommendations were right on. Thank you! We will return to dine again very soon.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was slow, even though
Service was slow, even though we and everyone else had a play. Food was excellent.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Restaurant Ever
Excellent, we loved it. Celebrated our Anniversary, we could not have asked for more!!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet, slightly up-scale restaurant
Quiet, slightly up-scale restaurant. Small, w/combined bar area. Aware of customer's needs to attend plays - in live theater area. Friendly waitress and help staff. Bar is limited in its ability to prepare requested beverages, i.e. mixed drinks.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dinner before attending
Wonderful dinner before attending a show at the Curran. We dined with friends - four different dinners and all were excellent. Service was perfect. An easy walk across the street to see Jersey Boys. I would recommend this restaurant, and plan to come here for dinner again!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious & Relaxed Before Theatre
Food was as usual fabulous. The service was a little slow. We couldn't help but notice people who came in afetr us got their salad before us, then their entree before us. We also haven't seen our "regulars" (server & buser) for a while. Perhaps the slowness was due to new staff?
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had such a great time!
I met up with 2 old colleagues for drinks & appetizers. The food was wonderful and the staff lovely. I'm a big mussels fan & their mussels appetizer was to die for! The goat cheese and beet salad looked beautiful and was delicious.
I will definitely be visiting again.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We both had the salmon, which
We both had the salmon, which was quite good. Nice place to have dinner if you are downtown for a show or movie.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Scene is the perfect place to have an excellent dinner before attending one of the several theaters close by. The menu is interesting and tasty, the service is personal and good, and the ambiance is relatively QUIET (a vanishing characteristic of San Francisco restaurants these days). Have been there many times and have never been disappointed.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful Pre-Theater Dinner
La Scene Cafe & Bar provides a consistently excellent dinner experience. The menu is innovative and very well prepared. The presentation is good. Service is thoughtful and professional. Our waitress went out of her way to be helpful, thoughtful, prompt and gracious.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good restaurant for before
Good restaurant for before San Francisco theater dining.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable restaurant, where
Enjoyable restaurant, where you can actually enjoy a conversation.
Good food, beautifully presented. Went at 8 pm on a quiet night for the theaters,
So not very full when we arrived. More guests while we were dining.
Service pleasant, though think the staff of 2 were very busy, trying to check on all the guests.
Would go again on a non theater night
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit to La Scene. Great location for dinner before going to one of several theaters in the area. The food and service is excellent. We had 6:30 reservations before an 8:00 show and was out in plenty of time.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent Experience for 25 Years
My husband and I have frequented La Scene for over 25 years of our attending ACT plays at the Geary Theatre. LaScene has consistently given us good service, good food, and good wine. It's proximity to the theatre relieves the possibility of arriving late to our seats. LaScene has never failed us.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for eating before
Perfect for eating before the theater. It is close, has good food and good service.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, am I glad we went there!
The proximity to the San Francisco Theaters puts La Scene in a prime location. The staff couldn't have been more attentive and gracious. We were seated to the minute of our reservation time. Every aspect of the food was wonderful. The presentation and the taste of both the appetizers and the main courses were outstanding. My wifes Hearts of Palm Salad was almost too beautiful to eat and my Gazpacho had the perfect texture and just enough heat to give you a bit of a tingle. The seared scallops with asparagus were fantastic, as were the homemade spinach and artichoke raviolis placed over the most delicate pesto sauce. Every aspect of both dishes were done to perfection.
It's a great place to visit prior to a night at the playhouse.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Scene good pre-theater choice
Over the years, La Scene has remained a good pre-theater choice if you're going to a performance on Geary. The night we were there was especially crowded and the small staff had difficulty serving everyone, though they tried to be very accommodating. We ended up having to skip the dessert that was on the prix fixe menu due to lack of time. Our waiter adjusted the bill and we thought that a good gesture. Next time, we'll know to be more dogged in pursuing the arrival of each course so we can make it through to the end in a timely fashion.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for pre-theater dining
This is right across the street from the Geary and Curran theaters. 6:30 reservations were perfect for an 8:00 performance. The prix fixe three course meal was reasonably priced, offered ample choices and all of the courses were quite tasty. While this is not necessarily a place I would go for a relaxed, romantic evening out, it fills the bill nicely when you are going to the theater.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
SF Theater District Dining
La Scene is a good pre-theater dinner option. Conveniently located at the corner of Geary and Taylor Streets. Good food and attentive wait staff.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE EXPERIENCE AT LA SCENE
THE EXPERIENCE AT LA SCENE WAS GREAT. THE FOOD WAS GOOD THE WINE NICE AND THE TIMEFOR DINNER WAS EXCELLENT. THEY HAVE TWO SECTIONS ONE CLOSE TO THE BAR THE OTHER ACROSS THE HALLWAY IN A SEPARATE ROOM. WE CHOSE THE LATTER.THE BAR AND RESTAURANT AREA IS QUITE LOUD THE OTHER SIDE LESS NOISY.
THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS THAT THE SERVER AND WAITER TEND TO CHAT TO MUCH WITH THE CUSTOMERS .ALTHOUGH IT WAS QUITE FRIENDLY CHATTER
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Pre-Theater Restaurant
Great food and directly across the street from The Curran Theater! Perfect!!!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were running late but the staff was aware we were going to a show at the Curran actoss the street they expedited our food and it stiil felt relaxing. Food was great. Everything wad perfect.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before Curran Theater
An excellent location to dine before a performance at the Curran. Valet parking, good food at reasonable price with good service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
very accomodating as we were
very accomodating as we were delayed because of Bart strike. They also gave us a nice corner table in the adjoining dining room which is very quiet. the main dining room & bar are connected with a higher noise level. Food was wonderful. Dessert was wonderful. Dervice both server & assistants kept water filled, etc. Nice evening & it is across the street from the curran theather.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and quick service
Excellent food and quick service when we were in a hurry to make a show.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to La Scene for a quick meal before going to ACT. This time, we went after the pre theater rush to enjoy a quiet meal with friends visiting from out of town.The restaurant was buzzing with people on their way to the theater. We were seated at 7:30 and given water and a menu.
Two of us ordered mussels in butter/garlic/pernod sauce for an appetizer. They were delicious! I used the extra bread to soak up every last bit of that sauce! Two of us also ordered the scallops. There were 3 good sized scallops, pan seared to perfection, with bacon bits and a chive sauce, served atop fresh asparagus spears, along with melt in your mouth creamy potato gratin
We had a delicious meal where we had time to talk in a quiet setting. (after 7:45)
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Quiet Dining
We tried this hotel restaurant following a date night Salon performance at the Rex. It was blissfully quiet - so easy to talk, hear each other and enjoy each other's company. The food was quite good - although my husband's steak arrive overdone, it was quickly corrected, no fuss, no problem. My ravioli was delicious. We had a nice bottle of wine and the tab was bearable. We're glad we gave them a try!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to La Scene
We haven't eaten here for about two years, because the menu doesn't change and it gets boring after a while.... but we went on Friday and had a wonderful dinner and so we'll put La Scene back onto the rotation.
The Caeser salad was very good, and I loved the pork chop. My friend's rack of lamb was excellent. We shared some sorbet (mango) for dessert.
Service was good and we were out in time to cross the street to the theater. The fellow who busses tables is very funny and friendly.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Scene is a great place
La Scene is a great place for dinner before the theater. They are mindful of your time restraint but don't make you feel rushed. The fixed price dinner is a good value.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Scene is the perfect place for a nice dinner before going to A.C.T. or the Curran Theater. The food is very good and the wine list very interesting. There's a very affordable price fixed option. Our waiter, Pablo, was incredible. He offered good suggestions when asked and was very attentive. I'll be going back.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Scene Will Be Missed
We just made one final pre-theater visit to La Scene prior to its announced closing this month. The food and service was very good as always. We will definitely miss the restaurant and hope that its replacement matches the consistency and reliability of its predecessor.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined at La Seine many times before the theater. In addition to having an excellent menu, they are very much aware of your schedule on these evenings. Service is leisurely but timely.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM