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Slanted Door
Slanted Door
  • Address:
    1 Ferry Building #3
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Neighborhood:
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Vietnamese
    Price: $31 to $50

Slanted Door Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.slanteddoor.com
  • Phone: (415) 861-8032
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Charles Phan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information, please contact us at catering@slanteddoor.com
  • Private Party Facilities: The Slanted Door has several options for groups wishing to hold special events. Our PRIVATE DINING ROOM accommodates 12-20 guests for a quiet sit-down dinner. Our LOUNGE is available for semi-private cocktail parties for 20-50 people or seated dinners for up to 40. Our PATIO is available seasonally for parties of 40-70.
  • Private Party Contact: Beth Alvey (415) 321-3003

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On Embarcadero between Mission and Clay St.
  • Public Transit: The Ferry building is served by public transportation: Muni, Golden Gate Transit, Bart, F Train. Ferry service is available with Golden Gate Ferry, Blue and Gold Fleet and Bay Link Ferries. For more information, visit www.transitinfo.org and www.sfport.com
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ferry Building offers the following validated parking.
    Embarcadero@ Washington lot (across from Pier 1)
    Validated rate of $2.00/hr for the first 2 hours; $6/hr thereafter.
A word from Slanted Door
Slanted Door is Charles Phan's modern Vietnamese restaurant. Charles aims to showcase the abundance of sustainably farmed produce as well as meat, game and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area and globe.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful food and service! Cellophane noodles with dungess crab were superb, as were the spring rolls. Hope I can return to SF again soon to taste more of their extravagant menu."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Slanted Door was delicious! My boyfriend and I loved everything we tried. The restaurant was packed, and really loud. I can tell this is a hot spot in SF."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been to Slanted Door many times and continue to enjoy the inventive and delicious food, the great service, and the lovely views. I always choose this restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was a contrast having just come from the Redwood Room at The Clift Hotel where the vibe was cozy and dark to move to The Slanted Door where it's more brightly lit and completely energized. The food was fantastic and the wine recommendation was stellar!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The ambient noise (exacerbated by the techno drum noise coming from the speakers in the ceiling) really detracts from an otherwise great experience. Impossible to carry on a conversation. It's baffling that the restaurant continues to ignore the many customers and professional reviewers who have commented on the ridiculous level of noise. Very good food. Great wines at great prices. Outstanding service. Nice views of the bay."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Private parties and overcrowding made the experience SF average."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Dined with the slanted door last week for business and our experience was ok as our server was not the best I've had. Another business dinner this week with a different server and I give the slanted door a 10! A perfect dining experience! Hope to have another dinner there soon!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was incredible and creative. Each dish we had was "oh, wow!" I must credit our wonderful waiter, who pointed out that we could get 1/2 orders (and thus try more different dishes) of many things. We ordered all his recommendations, and our main dish was the shaking beef, which created a delicious spread and a rainbow of flavor experiences. We had to wait over a half hour from our reservation time to be seated, but our waiter made the wait worthwhile. Took off one star for ambience because the tables are fairly well packed in to seat as many as possible; not your romantic dinner setting. All in all, the main thing is the food and Slanted Door is better than great, it's fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Highest grossing restaurant in SF last year and James Beard culinary award winner so yes it's that good. That being said little aesthetic touches are missing to improve the dining experience. Chairs are flimsy, hard side chair type, floor plan is open and not intimate/noisy and seating arrangement fails to take in the gorgeous view of the Bay and Bridge. Moscow Mule is a featured drink but not served in copper cup. Food is amazing - filet and gulf shrimp are tops for entrees and Manila clams are excellent from appetizer list. Make reservations or forget about getting in!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food but the noise level was so loud it was hard to enjoy the wonderful food. If you could sit on the patio things would be better."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "A very nice lunch that we will remember. Great place with great food and service. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "If only the noise level was lower....this is one of the best restaurants in SF."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was fantastic and it was a fitting celebration for my daughter but the noise level was too much for us. Waitress was terrific and all of the wait staff were very good. For special occasions!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Almost everything is great. It can get pricey but it's worth the occasional excuse."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We arrived at Slanted Door just as they opened for our 11 o'clock reservation, we were seated promptly at a booth where we had a nice view of the bay. I should say, regarding my reservation; they sent an email reminder and I received a telephone call the day before. Our waiter was courteous, offered her advice on the amount of food, favorite dishes and drinks, and took our picture at the end of our meal. The food was quick and tasty, tow favorites of our party were the papaya salad and the steak, the cellophane noodles with crab, was a bit bland, but there was an abundance of crab and it complimented our other dishes. All in all a wonderful experience and we discussed a yearly gathering!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food here is amazing. The shaking beef......outstanding. But actually all of our food was exceptional. The from the appetizers to the entrees. And delicious cocktails too."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Have a picky guest? There's no place better than this for outstanding and interesting food, with sequential service that keeps the evening lively and moving along ... and supports the freshest and perfectly spiced food along with an ultimately satisfying experience."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We were looking forward to our visit as we hadn't been to the Slanted Door, Ferry Building, restaurant for sometime, but sadly we were super disappointed with the food and service. I was shocked by the sizable increase in the prices on the food and the decreased portion size. My suspicions are this anchor restaurant has to bring in higher profits to cover the losses on their other ventures. Their neighborhood restaurant on Valencia was the best and Charles seems to have lost his way/focus since then."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " food wonderful but noise level is deafening...Why do they add music to an already noisy room with all hard surfaces??? Recommended for those who don't mind the noise."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have been going to the Slanted door since it opened in the mission.Now a crazy busy restaurant i was worried we would be let down.Well it was fantastic from the very beginning to the cotton candy at the end.I had asked on a saturday night if we could have a nice table and we got it.Service ,food,and the well chosen wine list to suit the food were superb.Despite the volume they are on it after all these years.I eat out all the time and this place just keeps on going."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was very tasty, every bit left you wanting more! Little loud in the restaurant though and extremely busy"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was very good, but there isn't an amazing difference in flavors than what you wouldn't get at an authentic Vietnamese-style restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very good food--some dishes outstanding. First-rate service. Noise level close to unbearable--decibel level consistently 95+. Why do so many restaurants think this is essential to their "vibe"?"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've been to the old valencia location many times and it was always great. Always hesitated trying the new location as it seemed too loud sterile and impersonal. Now, 10 years later, we decided to go again. Too bad. 225$ later and an hour in the car each way, we found out we were correct."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were 4 people on our way to a Giants afternnon baseball game. The food was great and the service was top shelf BUT when will restaurants realize that there is a major drought in California. Water appeared without aking for it and the tumblers were refilled constantly. Responsible restauraneurs should adjust to the current water shortage, It is not cosidered poor service to let a patron ask for water and ask for refills. When we left, there were 4 full glasses on the table to be discarded. If I am taking shorter showers, it is not inreasonable to take a water conservation position at a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Slanted door was spectacular. Papaya salad, vegetable spring rolls, rainbow chard, all delicious. Cocktails well balanced and tasty! Reasonably priced dishes"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch. My husband and I are surprised though because it was rated the best is the U.S.. We don't agree with that. I think the interior could be nicer--I wasn't fond of the wood tables that look like they have seen better days."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I honestly don't remember being made to feel so unworthy of a waiters time and attention. We waited far too long to order, no follow-up, not a word (like maybe a thank you) when he dropped off the bill, not a word when he delivered back my receipt and credit card. This is how you treat customers paying upwards of $40 for an entre? Was it that my dining companion was my 13 year old well-behaved, well-dressed, experienced fine-dining daughter? If she were older would we have qualified for better service? Was it that we looked like tourists? I've lived in SF for 22 years. The food isn't good enough to overcome such treatment. There is plenty of exceptional food in San Francisco, no need for such an unpleasant and expensive experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Everything from the green tea to the clay pot catfish was amazingly delicious...the flavors lingered for hours! Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Was going to be in San Fran for the weekend and tried to book for dinner but the only remaining reservation times left was for Sunday at 1:00pm. So we booked (2 weeks in advance). Long story short, we had to cut some sight seeing so we could make the reservation time. When we got there, the place was half empty and then we had to wait in line for people who DID NOT HAVE RESERVATIONS before we were seated. This was even thou I received text messages and telephone calls confirming if we were coming. Should have done the sight seeing instead."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We brought friends from Denmark and they lived the food. The shaking beef was remarkable, as were the spare ribs. For the second time I found the Papaya salad lacking in taste. The Bronzino and halibut were amazing. The chocolate and the cotton candy were amazing. We were surprised the restaurant could find no white wines from California to offer...? We will return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is our second time here. Food was great, with superior ingredients and great flavors. We had the Vietnamese crepes, raw oysters, chicken clay pot, lemon grass noodles, and spare ribs. I had some Hong Kong milk tea that was brewed properly with unbagged full black tea leaves. Service was very courteous."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent all around. A wonderful experience. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Slanted door was a great find. Excellent food and waitress was very helpful in knowing how much food to order and made excellent recommendations. Would go back every time we are in San Francisco. A fabulous dinner"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The title says it all. Overpriced for you what you get, but it is good. The location on the pier is fantastic. All that said, I probably would not return due to the mediocre, overpriced food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had reservations and were immedietly seated, a first for this popular restaurant. Some of the dishes were excellent, others were only good. Would like to see some new items on the menu. Too expensive for what we were served."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived we were treated like we were the most important guests in the restaurant! The evening was perfect in every way, service , cocktails, food, view, wine list . You must share everything to take advantage of as many of the fantastic dishes as possible. I highly recommend The Slanted Door"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant for a special occasion because of the James Beard award. I was very disappointed. I expected fine dining but got over priced mom-and-pop cooking instead. I ordered most of the popular dishes that people talked about in other reviews. Food was mass produced, lacking sophistication, the place was noisy and price was way too high. It gave me the impression of an expensive restaurant at a tourist spot that does not count on returned customer. Won't come back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food is not nearly as good as it used to be. Not worth the price anymore. skip it on special occasions. appetizers are good, but everything else very average."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The Slanted Door is the best restaurant we went to in a week of San Francisco dining. The food is fresh, flavorful, beautifully presented and a great price for what you get. The service is friendly and professional. We were politely guided to Riesling wine to accompany our meal. I have always stayed away from Rieslings, finding them too sweet. What a revelation this dry Riesling was! I had read that dining at off hours (late lunch or early dinner) would increase the likelihood of getting a reservation, so we ate at 5:45. The place was bustling, full of singles, couples, friends and families. So much fun for an upscale experience. Don't forget the spectacular view. Look up from your plate!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014