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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
  • "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 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
  • "Everything from the green tea to the clay pot catfish was amazingly delicious...the flavors lingered for hours! Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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
  • "We booked for a table of 4 and later changed to 5. The restaurant was so accommodating our changes. The food was delicious & fresh and the service was very good. We really enjoyed our dinner. It was divine."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent all around. A wonderful experience. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I had heard from many locals and out of towers that the Slanted Door was a not to miss restaurant. I booked a res for a romantic dinner. We went late on a Monday night. The place was very crowded and loud. Service was fair. The waiter left the restaurant 1/2 through our meal and didn't say anything. i know that may be normal and they seem to use a team approach, but the service level dropped when the waiter left. Food was great and view was nice. but the decor was plain and stark. The noise level was crazy. so not the best place for a romantic dinner. I'm a foodie but honestly do not see what the fuss is about. i would probably go back with a large group, but it's difficult to have a conversation with anyone."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food and location of this restaurant are amazing. Views of the Bay Bridge are easily seen from most every seat. Our wait-staff was also great. They were very attentive without being overbearing or pushy when it came to the food and drinks. The only reason I gave this restaurant a 4 out of 5 stars is because of the table settings. For such a nice location and high-end style of food, a bit more privacy would have been nice. The tables are very close together. It was almost as if we were dining with the couple sitting next to us. Outside of that, it is definitely worth trying (several times). :)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "An obnoxiously loud and impersonal restaurant, churning out uninteresting, tasteless food. The consensus of our party of four: The wine list.....abysmal. The service...bland. The Prices....ridiculous. Our Regrets....major. Definitely a disappointment after so much hype."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is incredible. Our server was amazing. The food was so delicious!!! You must go here!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Three ladies celebrated their birthdays with a grand lunch at Slanted Door. Delicious and amazing food, terrific views, wonderful ambiance. This is our new tradition. Oh, the cotton candy is off the hook!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Favorite restaurant in San Francisco! Always amazing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Definitely a pick for large groups, families, and celebrating special occasions! Not where I would want to go for a quiet romantic dinner. Food was excellent, which is not what I would have expected given the huge space. Service was slow at first but attentive once the meal started. Reserve in advance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the food was excellent altho appetizers were very expensive, I would have preferred smaller appetizers at a lower price; the ambience in general was cold, including the reception and servers, with the exception of our guy waiter, he was the only professional we came in contact with,,,,,,all in all very expensive!!! and I would like to have seen a few more entre selections, very limited for lunch."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had heard so many great things about this restaurant. It was okay, maybe even good - but nothing special."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Service isn't everything, but bad service can definitely ruin a meal. Our waiter this past Saturday was nowhere to be found throughout the service, other than taking our initial order, clearing our plates, and eventually (thirty minutes after our plates were cleared) paying the bill. While my food, the short rib, was excellent, my fiancee's meal seemed a little off, and she barely touched it. We weren't looking to send it back, but we did not even receive so much as a simple "was everything ok?" when the plates were cleared and her plate was still completely full. I'd love to come back here for the food, but not if we had the same waiter again. Oddly, the table next to us seemed to receive his full attention throughout the night."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was slow and the food was served with my wife's first which was cold. Sent hers back and my dinner arrived which was at best average. By the time my wife's dinner arrived I had finish my meal. Big disappointment."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Slanted Door knows what they do well and they continue to execute flawlessly. The food is amazing and we didn't have a bad dish. Their specialty cocktails are fabulous too. It can be noisy and crowded but that's a testament to the bustling location and success of this restaurant. I'll be back and, if you haven't been, just go!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I decided to try this restaurant because I heard from the radio that its chef had received an award equivalent to an Oscar in restaurant. Well, I was very disappointment when the food was served. I was not at all awed by it. The cellophane noodles with crab meat was OK. My husband kept on complaining that there was little crab meat. The grilled shrimp salad with rice noodle was OK. The won ton soup was nothing to rave about. The lamb dish was so tough that we returned the dish. The only good one was the shaking beef. With close to $250 for 4 adults for lunch was a bit too much for this kind of food, definitely not gourmet and the service was so so. We definitely will not go back there again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been going to The Slanted Door for years, and the food and service is always outstanding, but the noise levels have reached an new all time high. Could not even talk to my client across the table without yelling. Thumping music and bad acoustics coupled with a mass of people will make me think again before going back. Bummer as I just love the place. Good News is there is a killer whiskey bar just a few piers down called Hard Water that saved the evening with the client. Get get work done if you can't talk."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was horrific finding a roach in the chicken soup. The GM claimed it was sitting next to the salad station where things are more "organic." While they did not charge us for the soup you would think they would just comp the meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I live in New York and frequent restaurants as much as possible. Even though the service was professional, I really don't care about the service. For me, it's about the quality of the food. The food is exceptional here. The mix of Asian fusion and variety is outstanding. My husband and I came here for our 6 month anniversary and we ordered a variety of things to taste the menu. We loved it. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who yearns to taste quality food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I don't have anything bad to say, but it wasn't outstanding. The food was tasty but a little pricey. It's fun to eat tapas style and get a taste of many things! The best thing that we had was the caramelized shrimp they had a great taste to them but the worst was the Chard, it was just a plate of soggy steamed chard that even the waitress mistook for spinach when she brought it over. The strawberry salad was really not worth it. They had a good beer selection though and some good spritzers."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were here for a client meeting and The Slanted Door definitely helped impress our client. The location is great, the view is perfect, especially if you are bringing someone who is out of town. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful. We had some people in our party with dietary restrictions and allergies, and our waiter was very patient and helpful. The drinks were really great as well. Usually when you go to a restaurant on the water, the drink/food will be just okay because they are able to get away with it because of the location. Not here. The drinks we all ordered were so good, I can't wait to go back. The food was so good too. The portions are a good size, we were able to eat family style. Totally worth every $!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed a dinner of vegetarian food and every dish was better than the last. It was a treat to the senses. While waiting for our table we enjoyed a drink at the bar, a sazerac, Mai tai, and ??. All three were great being that the bartender used excellent ingredients in clouding house squeezed pineapple juice for the one I can not remember. I can not wait to return."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Has the chef changed? The shaking beef, which I get every time, was just ho hum for the first time. Flavors were not as crisp. Something is going on and I would like to know what."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were recommended to book in advance of arriving in San Francisco which we did to ensure we got a table- the whole Experience was amazing and would recommend as a must to anyone visiting San Francisco. Make sure u book to avoid disappoint"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have celiacs and the friend I dined with has an allergy to capcaisin (found in peppers) thus we both need food accommodations. Not only was the food wonderful, but the staff attentive, knowledgable and very accommodating. Thanks :)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food good but service was overwhelmed by all the large tables, and letting in everybody at once. We were warned by our server that the entrees would not come out at the same time; this was clearly a frequent occurance."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "As always when I travel to San Francisco I make time to have dinner at The Slanted Door. I like that it's always a busy place and people is having a good time. The view of the San Francisco Bay is great. This time I had Stir Fried Organic Chicken and it was great. Chocolate Truffle Bar is to die for if you are a chocolate lover."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our first trip to slanted door .... Loved the service, waiter was very terrific and water glasses always filled. Food was superior in every way- spring rolls and crispy rolls devine and easily fills five people. Waiter suggested rib appetizers and they were delicious . Shaking beef was as wonderful as all the reviews say.. Melt in your mouth heaven. Lamb shanks were also over the top amazing. Noodles and. Crab dish absolutely wonderful! Eggplant and squash veggie dishes were equally delicious . Five stars all the way, just one complaint: very noisy and hard to have conversAtions without having to yell . Would highly recommend to all!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I visited the Slanted Door on a recommendation. I had heard I had to book in advance and did so, despite my booking being on a Monday night. Expecting a quiet, half-filled restaurant, I was nicely surprised at how busy and vibrant it was. Our waiter was great and helped with food and wine recommendations, and the food was amazing. Overall a great night out and I highly recommend it. It also seemed really busy for people having drinks. So remember to book in advance!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014