Rich Table
Rich Table
  • Address:
    199 Gough Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Neighborhood:
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $31 to $50

Rich Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richtablesf.com/
  • Phone: 4153559085x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Evan and Sarah Rich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered and Residential Parking. Performing Arts Garage on Gough and Grove.
A word from Rich Table
Modern creativity and traditional technique combine seamlessly at Rich Table, a Northern Californian neighborhood restaurant.

Chefs and Owners Evan and Sarah Rich have created a dressed-down interpretation of a fine dining restaurant, based on their extensive backgrounds in San Francisco's best restaurants. At Rich Table, they deliver an expert approach in a casual setting.

Rich Table's menu, wine list and cocktail program all showcase a seasonal San Francisco style. The team looks forward to having you join them at their table.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Rich Table reviews from OpenTable diners
224 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (167)neighborhood gem (106)special occasion (102)hot spot (86)notable wine list (53)romantic (45)vibrant bar scene (21)good for groups (16)late-night find (14)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • it did not measure up...
    OpenTable Diner Since 1999VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    while the food was good, it did not measure up to the hype surrounding this restaurant. the mushrooms served with the little gem salad were as hard as burned potato chips--why do so? the watermelon was coated with something i forget--why do so? the steak was perfectly prepared, but it was such a large serving that it became boring without more potato served with it--why not serve half the meat and avoid a bored guest? finally, the hostess told us that a corner table had been reserved, but it remained vacant throughout our meal--empty when we left... why? they have made no effort to soften the noise--why not give your guests a little softening...?
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  • Amazing and Unique Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Visiting from Dallas and had an amazing time at Rich Table. The Californian cuisine was so different than anything we had experienced and was definitely one of our favorite dinners in San Francisco. Our server was very helpful, super nice, and made our evening that much more enjoyable. We recommended Rich Table to a couple the very next day! I want to put porcini mushroom dust on everything!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great experience!
    topsweeperVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very happy to b able to get a reservation. Four of us enjoyed the sardine chips and the doughnuts. Both are musts1 The scallops were amazing! The steak, as well as the salmon, was delicious. The fennel bread (need to order0 is very good. All the flavors of the dishes are vibrant and well blended. Looking forward to coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but nothing special
    theblogger
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good food but nothing too special. As most "hot" SF spots are completely overpriced. Food was good but too many flavors on some it seemed. Overall a nice spot to try once but not really worth a second look.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really, really good food
    Ashy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My girlfriend and I ordered the tasting menu and could not have been more impressed; while some of the dishes weren't up our alley (will I ever like beets?), front-to-back this is one of the best meals I've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noladiner
    noladinerVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Rich Table was absolutely amazing! The food, atmosphere and service were par excellence. I loved the sardine chips and the pappardelle with Monterrey Bay squid is not to be missed. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Great Food
    NBDiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was fantastic! Great subtle profiles and good pairings. Noise level is a bit high and they really need to move you through.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic.
    JustinVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We really enjoyed Rich Table. Every aspect of our experience made us want to come back. Rich Table is definitely a restaurant that experiments with unique dishes. They do this with very familiar ingredients, so we never felt out of our comfort zone. Dishes included black-eyed peas, cantaloupe, tomatoes, pork chop, and potato chips. For me, it felt like the ingredients I grew up with in Indiana, but crafted into courses with that I never would have thought of. The beverage service was outstanding. The staff was extremely professional and fun to dine with. You can go to Rich Table and spend a lot or a little. A range of price options for food and beverage. We treated ourselves, but it's nice knowing they server 6$ beers too.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic and fascinating food!
    AngieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We live in NYC but get out to SF and Bay area at least once a year. I must say this is one of the best restaurants we have dined at on either coast. The food is different but not ( as with some restaurants) merely for the sake of being different. This food is truly delicious. And the service could not be better:knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time and loved every minute
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the best?
    poppascott
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Could this be the one of the most exciting menus we've ever experienced in the city? We think so. Everything was prepared with care (we think love). We pretty much stuck with appetizers last time but it doesn't matter what you try it will be wonderful. We have Rich Table on our top 5 list in SF.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious has been served
    KMSAVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I ate here on a busy Saturday night. The staff was attentive even with a full room. Once we sat down, the menu was hard to choose from as we wanted SO many items. We choose several to share and taste and I have to admit, we did not leave one bite on any plate from start to finish. The sardine chips and dip, the burratta, the duck mousse on brioche all melted in our mouths bite after bite. It was a true delight. We finished our garganelli wanting to order another plate it was so good! We made room for our perfect steak, and pomme with curry sauce. We were fighting over the last bites. Our chocolate dessert with marshmallows was a divinely sweet ending. The service, the staff, the food and the decor is A+. A great night in SF
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • californiandy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Absolutely first rate in every respect. Food was imaginative and delicious. Sommelier very knowledgeable and friendly and service top notch. A new favorite of ours. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first class food, service not so
    claire7
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    food was first class, best meal on our 2 week travels from san Francisco, Santa Barbara, los Angeles and Las Vegas. service was only thing that let the evening down - to describe it as functionary is being kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my first visit and I have to say the winning ticket was the service. Although the food was well done with great presentation and fantastic technique, the taste left me thinking there could be more. I had read some reviews on how this great restaurant was rated higher than Frances so I wanted to try it as I truly enjoyed Frances. However, in my opinion, Frances is the clear winner for an overall great experience along with absolutely fantastic food and service. Rich table was well worth the visit and I would recommend. My guess is that due to the enormous amount of extremely high and positive reviews, my expectations was set too high.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    it is over-hyped. food while good is not outstanding - flavors are muted and muddled.
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  • Original cooking
    Fanny33
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food even if it is no bigger. You have to choose some slides to fill up your stomach. The wine is expensive and our check was higher that we thought. A table for rich people.. Everything is on the title.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    EatingSF
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I keep going back to Rich Table because it is consistently one of (if not the) best restaurants in San Francisco. The cuisine, cocktails and service are consistently great. And I think I might be addicted to the Porcini donuts... Go if you can get a reservation, or go late and try to sit at the bar without one
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • great food, kinks in service
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    i love this restaurant, have been several times and have had amazing experiences. this past trip was not amazing. i arrived early - 8pm for an 8:30pm reservation. I checked in with the hostess. Then when my friend arrived at 8:20, we ordered a drink from the hostess. At 8:40 we were starting to get cold sitting outside, so I went in to ask when our table would be ready. The hostess said she forgot to check us in! Even though I interacted with her several times. Then our server, who ended up being totally awesome, didn't come to the table for another 15 mins. The last kink was when a buser removed a dish that we were still eating! So weird for such a great restaurant with fantastic food. Maybe they are understaffed?
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do the TASTING!!
    CDiNesout
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    You won't regret it! Evan and Sarah Rich are at the top of their game. The food was amazing and plentiful (amazingly!) and the service was knowledgable and friendly without being overbearing. A gem. Make reservations. You will not regret it! I wish I was a local...I'd be here all the time, but then maybe that's a good thing... says my waistline and wallet.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Hits and misses
    BroseVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We chose the chef's choice menu to experience the range of cuisine. This means you have no idea what you'll be eating as it is all up to the chef. First off, there is a lot of food! I wish our server had suggested we refrain from ordering the bread - altho very dense and tasty it really was too much. As for the tasting menu there were some amazing dishes - among small bites the cantaloupe and black-eyed peas, sardine chips and porcini mushroom fritters. The pastas were very good but I did prefer the lamb ragu. The salmon was good - but neither of us liked the steak. The dessert dishes were good - but too much mint (expected in the chocolate mint but redundant in the peach cobbler). Next time we will order the hits and avoid misses.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apps were the prize!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Rich table remains hot and can take planning to get into unless you live close by! So expecting a pretty good meal-- it was really good but some dishes we found so so. The hot items were the apps....burrata tomato salad, sardine chips (interestingly good), and local sliced halibut --- all worth a trip back for. Our main dishes - some pastas and a steak were okay ...had better at other places. Another note: its a cool space --- well done on style which is always key with me!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Wonderful food
    PortlandbornVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had delicious food from the oysters on the half shell to the caprese salad to the salmon and 2 people had the lamb chops. ALL delicious. We had a wonderful server who was perfectly attentive and helpful. We would have preferred not to sit at the communal table however. As a group of three it was hard to talk across the too wide table. I will know for next time to request a table, because I definitely want to return to Rich Table. Plus it is in a very vibrant area with lots of places to pop into before or after your meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Convenient for Theater Goers
    PeterJohn
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The portions were a bit small. The wine we ordered by the glass wasn't offered in a half carafe as most were and the waiter's pour was ridiculously small. Since there was a charge for bread and the wine treated like a precious elixir, you wonder where else they are economizing.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT EXPERIENCE AT RICH TABLE
    FoodiesGaloreVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were a party of 4 . . . so, we ordered and then we ordered again :) . . . sharing everything, as it came out !!! . . . EVERYTHING WAS FANTASTIC. Just some of the items we ordered were . . . Bites = DRIED PORCINI DOUGHNUTS, RACLETTE (5 for $7) * Starter = BURRATA, TOMATO COULIS, PADRON CHIMICHURRI & CRISPY ONIONS ($14) * Pasta = TAJARIN, SUMMER TRUFFLE, CRUSHED PEA & ANCHOVY ($22) * PORK COTECHINO, PLUMS, JIMMY NARDELLO PEPPERS & WHEAT GRASS ($24) * Bread = DOUGLAS FIR LEVAIN WITH HOUSE CULTURED BUTTER ($2.50). We ordered a bunch and If one stood out, we would order it again (averaged 3+ bites each, split 4 ways). This was a great way to sample a lot of tastes & textures . . . without having to commit (wink). GO AND ENJOY.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday late dinner
    pBang
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Brought a friend from out of town- she loved it! Ambrose was an awesome waiter, and the shared plates were perfect.
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    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Worth the Wait
    jswan115
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had driven by this place since it first opened and always wanted to go. Took a while to finally get a reservation, but it was well worth the wait. Food was fantastic from start to finish and the service was excellent. Will definitely be returning as soon as possible.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Fabulous, a la carte + tasting menu
    NOZNOZNOZVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've been to Rich Table 4 times now, and most recently for their Chef's Tasting menu. Everything was just delicious and so well executed. The tasting menu (we were a party of 4) was timed perfectly between courses – look forward to all the "snacks" coming out in rapid fire at once, so that you can sample all of the tastes before the larger pasta, seafood, and meat courses. All 4 of us (3 were first-time diners) thoroughly enjoyed the meal, were able to hear each other and easily have conversation on a Saturday night, and never felt rushed. The tasting menu took about 3 hours. Our server was also brilliant – one of the best servers I've had – and was very kind to steer me toward a better wine for my courses than the one I originally picked.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect restaurant for foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    With both bites and appetizers on the menu, Rich Table allows the diner the flexibility to experience a wide range of flavor experiences and still enjoy the main courses and desserts. During our most recent dining experience we ordered 3 of the bites, all the appetizers but one, three pastas and two main courses and a dessert. This was split among 4 diners and it was a perfect amount of food. Rich Table chefs have mastered flavor pairings and presentation but their consideration of food textures brings the food enjoyment to even a higher level. Go with a small group and dare to order everything on the menu!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad deal for the money
    GlobalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    wAITER AND/OR RESTAURANT Waiter and/or restaurant are completely inflexible. Could not order appetizers separately - had to place entire dinner order at same time, Also, no substitutions allowed. Prices very high given small portion sizes. Food was mostly average quality and taste. Decor was shabby given exorbitant food prices. No tablecloths.
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  • JayeVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    pro's great food and friendly staff con's unspeakable noise level and very slow service
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Good not great. I can check it off the list. Don't understand the hype. Usual farm to table blah blah blah...hipster chic sustainable natural wood decor restoration hardware lights.
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  • Amazing food
    VaEater
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I had the tasting menu with pairings. It allowed us to try a lot of the menu and appreciate the flavors and craftsmanship of the food being prepared. Can't wait to return!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Solidly good, nothing unique
    SFfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was our second time, an improvement over the hostile host we encountered the first time we ate there, around the time of the opening. At that time I thought the food was good, but not unique. My husband thought otherwise. We took a long time returning b/c it was hard to get reservations. Now the furor has died down and we scored a table. Now he agrees with me. If we lived in this neighborhood, it would probably be a regular place for us, but since we don't, it's not worth the hassle. It's VERY noisy and I wish SF restaurants would find a way to factor in sound dampening as part of their design.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great flavor
    shanna
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious. Everything we tried was good and the portions were great. Unfortunately, it's hard to get a reservation and the menu may be completely different by the time I'm able to return but I'm willing to see what they've come up with once I make it back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Open Table and Rich Table
    rlmx
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Open table has always been my vehicle of choice for making reservations. But two experiences in the last week changed my mind. I made a reservation at Open Table and also at Hayes Street Grill, but at the last minute our plans changed. We went to open table to change the reservations, and in both cases found nothing was available. We called the restaurants, just in case, and had no problem making the reservations we wanted. When Open Table says there is no reservation, don't believe it. The food at Rich Table was OK at best. The Porcini Doughnuts, so wildly raved about, were absolutely tasteless. The pork chop was 85% fat. We ordered a dessert that was inedibile. The server was not surprised, and said that a change had to be made.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Worth the wait
    ReenaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I waited 1 month to get a reservation at Rich Table and it was well worth the wait. All the dishes were fantastic, creatively put together and executed perfectly. Notable items were the Porcini donuts, sardine chip, and the pork/peach bucatini. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect celebratory dinner
    meganrehmVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had friends come from out of town and get engaged during the day so my husband & I brought them here for a nice dinner. It was amazing. The atmosphere is great with an open kitchen so you can see the chefs working in harmony and being so precise. We started with the gruyere roasted potatoes, sardine chips, and porcini donuts and loved them all. Much better than everyone getting individual appetizers because you get to try everything. We also split a pork and peach pasta between the 4 of us - wonderful. I had the trout with corn grits and loved it, my husband had the steak and said it was very good. Our two guests also loved their entrees. For dessert the four of us split the olive oil cake and the crushed chocolate bar. Amazing!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food is very creative and well prepared. The porcini donuts are a must for me every time.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food. Terrible service.
    DisappointedDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Immediately after paying just over $200 for dinner with my girlfriend, we asked the hostess if we could schedule another dinner there for a larger party in a month's time. As she went to the back to write down our information, our server Carl came over to our table and asked us to get up and leave as there were other customers waiting. I asked if he was serious because I could not believe what I heard, and he said "yes" with a complete deadpan expression. In my SF dining experiance, or any place for that matter, I have never been asked to get up from our table to accomodate waiting customers. We left the restaurant completely insulted, angry, and confused. Needless to say, we cancelled our follow-up reservation.
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  • Fabtastic
    MR1984
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was a spectacular meal only highlighted by exceptional service! I will recommend to all friends in SF and visit again when I am back in town from NY.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.