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 WinnerCalifornian
Rich Table reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (180)neighborhood gem (113)special occasion (102)hot spot (93)notable wine list (64)romantic (46)vibrant bar scene (25)good for groups (22)late-night find (15)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I came here with our parents on a Monday night. The place was packed and the reservation was running a little behind. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere and music. However, the place was REALLY hot. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers, food and deserts. The best entree was the salmon, as it was very fresh and cooked to perfection. The handmade pasta was delicious, but there were a lot of berries in the bolognese sauce. If we ever visited San Francisco again, we would definitely consider coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like a UFO
    RiaSC1776
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Out of nowhere a fabulous restaurant experience lands on us. Rich Table blew us away. From its humble, yet deliberate decor a truly regal dining experience was had. The service attentive and made us feel welcome. The star was the sea urchin... Butter from the sea. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid, inventive American
    Kate
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had an enjoyable evening at Rich Table, with the Chef's tasting for two. And compared to other tastings, this one really gives you good portion sizes for the price. The appetizers and pastas were particularly inventive, if somewhat heavy (fried sardine chips, fried porcini doughnut, heavy cream sauces, etc). The main courses (fish and meat) were standard but well-prepared. Desserts were too sweet for my liking, but to each their own. Overall, many American diners are likely to be very satisfied here, though if you are a person who prefers lighter fare with brighter flavors, skip the Chef's tasting and simply order the dishes that appeal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Imaginative dishes combine flavor, color, texture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Rich, but Noisy Table...
    WanderingseniorVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Go to Rich Table with someone you don't need to talk to because the noise level is so high and the music so loud that conversations are difficult. The food and service on the other hand are outstanding. Although I did not have any dish that blew me away, everything was creative and delicious. The dried porcini doughnuts are very popular; they're crispy and delicious on the outside, but perhaps a little doughy on the inside. I only had small plates, but some of the larger dishes served around me looked delicious-salmon, scallops, or skirt steak. Do save room for desert; both the roasted plots and panacotta were worth the calories! The ambience is due entirely to the clientele because Ther is essentially no attempt to decorate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    One of the best overall meals that I have had in the City. Food was as good as French Laundry, at 1/3 the price. Only Coi and Atelier Crenn are superior experiences in my book, and they cost twice as much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sardine chips and corn a la plancha were excellent. Beef tartare was good as well. Papardelle dish was a bit bland and too tangy. The scallops had grit on them, were not properly cleaned, which was a horrible experience to bite down on those hard pieces of grit or sand. The cauliflower was not roasted enough and this dish also had a strange tanginess to it. I would not order the papardelle, scallops or cauliflower ever again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even liver tastes good here!
    Eyp708VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The chefs at Rich Table have a unique knack for making things taste good such as sardine and chicken livers, which many people have a strong aversion to, and making it taste absolutely fantastic - changing the most skeptical person into a believer! They use simple ingredients, presented in a simple, unpretentious way, yet their casual food and comfortable atmosphere is as good if not better than Michelin Star restaurants in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EattravelVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Tasting menu was amazing, pairings we're great. Served many dishes off the menu (perhaps all of the starters, in a smaller format). Only negative was the beef main course, it was not tender and incredibly chewy - not what you would expect within this context.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was incredible. Dried porcini doughnuts are a must have. Burrata was really good, but could have used some more levain. Garganelli and Pork Cotechino didn't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!
    JAMaude
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first visit to Rich Table, we plan to go back and hope to be able to get in as it's very hard to get a reservation. Loved the flavor combinations. Our group enjoyed a number of the bites--porcini doughnuts with raclette and cucumber with popped sorghum were amazing, beet and goat cheese was great, friends loved the sea urchin and chicken liver mousse (I am a vegetarian), burrata was so good. Roasted cauliflower was delicious. Friends ate every bite of their scallops and pork dishes. We ordered all four desserts and ate every single bite. Favorite was chocolate ganache and panna cotta, but all were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Dallasfoodies
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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