The food was tasty and the
The food was tasty and the staff was helpful and attentive.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a great find... the new
What a great find... the new dinner is tapas, and this is a great place to go for that. They have a wide selection of it, and a pretty extensive list of wines to boot! So recommending this place to friends, and plan to come back here again. Came here on a Friday night, and the energy was pretty cool. Will have to try a weekday to see if the energy measures up. If you're ever going to try something new, this is the place to do it!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific food and interesting
Terrific food and interesting and delicious cocktail choices!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Destino many
I've been to Destino many times, and they never fail to deliver good food, good drinks, and good service. We ate early and had the place to ourselves, which was a first for me. The food was outstanding, as always. Highly recommended!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place! The food
Loved this place! The food was delicious as were the drinks. Can't wait to go back!!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went home dreaming about
I went home dreaming about this place---the food was simple yet flavorful reminiscent of Peru but with San Francisco flare. Classic South American cocktails and great wines. I will be back!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful ambiance, wonderful service, incredible food and wine. Servers were very helpful and attentive, but not overly present. The food was delicious, creative, beautifully presented, and proportions were balanced.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Destino steps it up a notch
I had the pleasure of dining at Destino the week after being out of the area for 5 years. I was please to see they had remodeled, including a long silvery bar, but had still retained the local/South American feel. We sat at a quiet corner in the back, perfect for 2 old friends to catch up. The Pisco Sour and El Diablito with fish tacos were excellent starters. The variety and fresh flavors will satisfy adventurous foodies. The staff exceeded expectations with their friendliness and unobtrusive service. Don't miss the Chilean Bueñelos for desert.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great overall experience!
Hadn't been to Destino since they opened the bar next door! Wow! The restaurant is as beautiful as ever and the bar is dazzling! We had drinks at the bar first (yum) then joined some friends for dinner just steps away. Both ceviche dishes were especially delicious. We will be back very soon to enjoy dinner and drinks again. Next time we'll make our reservation a bit later so that we have more time to hang at the bar. Fabulous time!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
great service and good food
We were first customer at 5:30 pm. The service were great. Food were a bit salty for us but maybe not to others. The display of food were very clean and appealing. I live in the neighborhood for many years but this is my first time visiting. Will recommend to others.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint and Fast Serving
What I ordered:
Hydro Salad - Lettuce leaves not cut and my knife was too blunt to easily cut it myself.
Steak with French Fries and Rice - corn in rice tasted like beans for some reason
Blood Orange Creme Brulee - used regular Oranges.
Arrived on a Saturday night to find couples and groups enjoying the food.
Great scene and decent food
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did dine about town. The
We did dine about town. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu. The ceviche mixto was delicious combined with plantain chips. Also try the cocktails, particularly the Voldare and the Pisco Sour. I had Sea Bass and my husband had the sirloin steak with french fries and rice. Both were outstanding. I especially enjoyed the steak - very flavorful. The Torontes wine was great as well - very crisp and fruity. Dessert - an orange flavored creme brulee was light and fluffy and very good. The cheesecake with amaranth was good as well, but I preferred the creme brulee. The restaurant is pretty noisy, but if you go later in the evening, the restaurant will start to clear out and it will be easier to hold a conversation.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, good - service, better.
Took a friend of mine to dinner here for a belated birthday celebration, and he really seemed to enjoy it. It was even more fun because of the mini-parade going on outside on Market St. to celebrate Pride Week. The food is very good (I recommend the chicken empanadas and churrasco), not to mention the brandy list, but what really nailed it was the service. Our server, Ron, was very knowledgeable, friendly and even brought a little dessert with a candle without being asked! I'm sure we'll be back in the near future.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food
Very attentive wait staff and accommodating to boot.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic meal. While initially concerned about the relatively short menu, we found 7-8 plates to agree on and they ranged from tasty to fantastic -- no clinkers. Don't miss the scallops and Parmesan, vegetable empanadas, gnocchi, and (spicy peppery) steak.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time we've eaten at this restaurant and Destino just gets more solid: attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, good ordering recommendations, and interesting and well-handled riffs on Peruvian ingredients and techniques.
Located in an unlikely spot, it's worth checking out if you're looking for a refined and accomplished take on Peruvian food.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delicious variety
The 2 of us shared 4 dishes and all were delicious and flavorful and refreshingly different. One of my more satisfying dinners this year. Destino is going to be added to my regular rotation now.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Destino never disappoints on delivering distinct flavors in the many beautifully prepared dishes. The service is very attentive and on point for a great value its definately a neighborhood gem, the chili rejeno is to die for..
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a joy to go to a place with interesting foods that you have not had anywhere else. The menu presented so many interesting dishes so we picked 5 dishes which were fun to share. I plan to return there often!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambience is nice, good vibe but a bit noisy for casual conversation. My friend and I retired to the bar to finish our conversation. It was quiet and lovely. Interesting cocktail menu, good ceviche and meat dishes. Tapas style sharing was fun. Not mind blowing, but satisfying.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Kale Salad
Found this place on opentable & fell in love with it right away. I'm a huge fan of Peruvian restos so my review may be biased. Another awesome feature of this restaurant is that they have a GLUTEN-FREE menu available! How cool is that?!? #Score The decor inside is very modern & cool. I particularly like the screen room divider that hangs on the ceiling - i'd like this for my house! =D The mirrors are also a great touch so you can spy on other tables w/o them even knowing. LOL #creepy I can't wait to go back & try other items off the menu. So far I've only had the amazing Kale Salad & the Salmon entree. The Quinoa Salad was good too if you want something light & refreshing.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful option for a neighborhood place with great Latin American dishes. The small plates options gives you a chance to try great variety. The ceviche is a must. Excellent. Loved the sautéed kale. Highly attentive service. Definitely recommend.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Destino to celebrate our birthday and 7th yr anniversary. The service was amazing - we had so many questions about the menu and our waiter took his time explaining everything. He even shared with us the meaning/translation of some of the more common words on the menu! The food was amazing too! Recommendations by the waiter were delicious and good paring with what we had ordered. We'll be back Destino!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girlfriend and I decided to take a mini vacation to the city to see Ben Harper play. This lil gem we found trying to google places to fine near the Symphony hall. We both agreed that we would definitely visit this place again.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM