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

Slanted Door Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.slanteddoor.com
  • Email: eat@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 food choices work for every dietary requirement and are all very tasty. My go to restaurant in San Fran."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went to the Slanted Door on a recommendation from our daughter who had previously dined there. She told us it was Vietnamese Food and the we should "try something outside of our comfort zone"! we were a little reluctant at first, but then said "why not"? When we visited the restaurant we were pleasantly greeted by the staff and got a wonderful seat overlooking the Bay. The food was excellent and was served hot. We even got to try different wines as they had a limited listing to choose from but were not disappointed in our choices. It was a delightful experience and one we will remember for a long time when we reminisce about our California trip. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The noise level was extraordinary. Not very conducive to enjoying the food. The food was a bit too pedestrian and did not live up to its reputation of one of SF's 100 best restaurants. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food and service at Slanted Door was good, however, very over priced and I don't really understand what all the hype is about. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were told by several people you must eat at the Slanted Door! They were right! Great food! Great service!We would definitely make our way back to the Door!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I always enjoy an evening at the slanted door, the food is inventive and excellent and the location and vibe are outstanding. It seems to be a choice of people who are celebrating, either a special occasion, or like me, just the fact that we were seeing old friends we hadn't seen in a long time, and it is the perfect place for it...ideal for sharing and tasting with one another. It's fun to be around so many happy people. For just one specific dish selection that you might not think of, I highly recommend the daikon rice cakes, which don't sound like much but are terrific. And although fish is a real focus here and deservedly so, the ribeye stick is fantastic, particularly the surprising sauce. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Sensational views here, and we were fortunate to get one of the booths so we could enjoy those views. But not one dish we had wowed us, and the staff are curiously lacking in charm. Not one staffer treated us warmly. We tend to take out of town guests here so they can experience the Embarcadero and Ferry Building. But we would never come here if it was just ourselves. We'd go someplace where we felt welcome."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Have been in Vietnam before and the food in this restaurant is very similiar, super high-quality and authentic. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had been looking forward to this visit for a few years; sadly was disappointed. Food: crab soup was weak. Pork chop was big & flavorful, but why only a few fava beans & other veggies? Other items were ok, but did not wow us as we expected. Loved the cotton candy dessert (best part of the meal) but $35 corkage fee is an outrageous amount! In what universe does such a fee exist?! With so many fab places to eat in the city, the Slanted Door did little to compel me to return there ever. Too bad. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was fabulous and the service was great. The dining room is a little too open and loud for my taste--almost feels like a dining hall or cafeteria. The portions are a little small—and I don't really like big portions. The prices were more reasonable than I expected. At the same time, the experience/ambiance was more casual than I expected."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have been to Slanted Door several times. The food is always very good. Service is efficient. I had the Imperial Rolls which were delicious. The green papaya salad is refreshing, perfectly dressed and very nice on the palate. The cellophane noodles with Dungeness crab was very good, albeit with very little crab. I was disappointed with the pork chop. It was a bit overcooked for me, almost dry and not as inspired as other meats that I have had at Slanted Door. Slanted Door is expensive. We paid $135 plus tip for our meal with two glasses wine."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A group of 6 of us went to Slanted Door to celebrate some birthdays. The staff was very nice and helpful in navigating what to order. The menu has a nice variety - something for everyone. And, we all liked the food but we felt that there could have been a bit more on the plate. We knew we were there for a special night out and left satisfied but when we got our shaking beef entree, there was not very much beef but a ton of onions. The highlight of the evening was dessert - we got the confectioners plate and the cotton candy was a delight to eat, plus the other yummy treats. We are glad we went to Slanted Door."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed all the different tastes of the food-each dish was unique."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We had the most fabulous lunch. The spring roles are among the best I've had. The other food was so flavorful and beautifully presented. We split a desert, a chocolate peanut butter pie. It was the most delicious desert I've ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot of good deserts. The only problem with this type of dining experience is that all others just don't measure up. The service was excellent and the waitress was helpful and excited by our desert choice. The Slanted Door is a must for any SFO visit. Well done!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Colleague who was visiting suggested based on reviews... not worth the price and the hype. The food was ok at best, ordered half dozen of kumomotos and two of of 6 had bits of shells in it. The crab noodle has little to no fresh crabs and bit bland...side of snow peas was greasy and topping it off, out waiter mixed up our l wine order twice!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The slanted door was highly recommended to me and I was excited to go there for my first nogh in San Francisco. Entering the resteraunt was a squeeze--the place was packed. However, we were immediately seated for our reservation. Great waiter, god service. But, We could not hear each other over the din. The noise level was unbelievable. We ended up enjoying a cocktail and appetizer before heading to a quieter dining room. I think the bar might be a little more condusive to conversation."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Although we were late for our lunch reservation made on Open Table, we were greeted warmly by the hostess and shown to our table. Our waiter arrived at our table and gave us our menus and offered to bring us drinks...we requested water which was brought right away. Our waiter then made a few suggestions as to what to order and how much and it was perfect for us. The service was great and the food was delicious. We would definately recommend this restaurant for a superb lunch. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great lunch spot, but noisy. Best with two. You can share items, which is fun, and you can taste more things. Wonderful views of the bay bridge and ferries."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I had a reservation for 8pm for our family to celebrate my sister's birthday. I changed it to 6:30pm, although we were running 10 minutes late to our reservation. The waitress was very accommodating to our needs, even though we were a large party. The food was delicious- a rating of 10+. However, it is expensive. Still, it is a must try if you love good food."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I had so many friends recommend this restaurant to me that I was sure we were in for a unique experience only to find that this was yet another over-rated Asian fusion restaurant. The cellophane noodles with crab were over cooked and the pieces of crab were no where to be found in the dish. The flavor was imparted essentially by the cooing liquid. The shaken beef was tender and cooked well but as they boast that all dishes are meant to be shared family style, the serving size if 5-1 inch cubes the portions seem small. Overall a disappointment."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Two wonderful meals on our last trip to SF. Flawless and faultless"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The one complaint is the olives with pits in the martinis. Horrible and tasteless. Also, the martinis are in what we call "Doll House" glasses. What a shame. Not a good drink. Otherwise the food is fantastic."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fun to go to Ferry bldg, lively crowd, good to take people visiting the city. Servers are blah, seem really sad and angry. Every meat dish was super-fatty (stir-fried chicken, pork chop) and greasy, maybe that's authentic Vietnamese but local Vietnamese aren't paying as much! Appetizers were good, drinks are good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent food, pretentious hipster waiter. Rushed feeling throughout the meal. We made reservations, but apparent others just walked in. Not what I was hoping for based on the atmosphere and service...... but we'll buy Charles Phan's cookbook and make some of his dishs on our own."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great for special occasions or a very special night with a small group of people. Had 6 people and the bill was $600 including tip. It's family style serving so everyone ordered a plate and appetizer and then we all shared whatever was ordered. Food was excellent. Drinks were pretty good too. I highly recommend going wine tasting at the WIne Merchant prior to dinner to add to the festive evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food and good atmosphere, although a bit too loud to hear the server and also service was difficult to find if required as a little busy."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Ate at the old location 15or so years ago and loved it. The noise level here is more like a NYC scene restaurant. Takes away some of the mystique and exotic feel. Meat dishes all had incredible depth of flavor. Clay pot chicken, in particular was divine. Pineapple spritzer was a delicious non-alcholic alternative."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This Hot, hot, hot restaurant which daily has lines out to door is a scenic tourist attraction. I say this because the food is mediocre at best. It's a large space with great art works of dogs throughout. Large windows allow the priceless vuews to accompany your so so meal. Greasy chicken and cashews, sticky rice, soggy, tasteless cellophane noodles, and an oily beef dish just didn't do it for us from the culinary point of view. The 3 men at my table left hungry. Priced at what you would expect from a bloated hyped, tourist eatery. Btw, the staff from the front desk forward were great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Ate at some really great places this week in SF but Slanted Door was the most amazing. From the lovely decor to our friendly, smiling waiter to the sublime food, it was most memorable. The crispy vegetarian rolls were crunchy and filled with perfectly done vegetables. A taste of the shrimp and pork dumpling soup followed and was savory and delicious. The mains were the dungeoness crab and cellophane noodles was so sweet and delicious that I was sad when it was gone. Our other main, lemongrass chicken was salty and complex. Finally, one of the best deserts ever was the chocolate pudding cake thingy that me and my lunch partner rolling our eyes back into our heads in ecstasy. Would go again and again if I lived in SF."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "After years of popularity, Slanted door maintains its standard for excellent food using fresh ingredients. Every dish was well done and I look forward to going again..."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "There's a reason it's in the top ten...food is creative and delicious. Love the cocktails too."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had a party of 5. We shared vegetarian imperial rolls (not very tasty), BBQ spareribs (excellent), carpaccio (served with a big crisp rice cracker). We had one order of chicken consommé (too fishy for some) and one order of roasted clams (excellent though salty from the pork belly). Entrees were: lamb (excellent) & rib eye (perfectly prepared & tender)."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Slanted Door could possibly be the best we have experienced. The server guided us through the menu and made good suggestions for us. The presentation was exceptional and the food, every dish, delicious. A great way to end our visit to San Francisco."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Reservations are a must. Restaurant is loud and crowded, but with a fun energy and vibe. Great location on the water looking out over Bay Bridge. Fabulous food! Sommelier was very helpful with wine pairings."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Even though I've lived in SF for over 7 years I haven't been able to make it to the Slanted Door until this past weekend. I loved it! The wine pairing suggestions were great, the food was great, the hussle and bussle was fun and energetic. I loved it all."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Slanted door serves as a good place for visiting friends on the edge of the bay.Lively area,tasty and interesting food. Don't be put off by the noisy crowds--staff manages to keep the dining experience on a cozy level.Would certainly choose the location again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "the dungeness crab in cellophane noodle is s must. The grapefruit salad, fresh and invigorating, california yellow tail, melts in your mouth... the carpacchio a little weak as lime juice seemed to overpower the flavors."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food here is excellent and varied to accommodate everyone in your party. The views of the SF Harbor and Bay Bridge also add to the evening's enjoyment."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I'm a frequent visitor to San Francisco but have never tried the Slanted Door before this trip. The room, view and service were all top notch. However, I was quite disappointed with the food. The presentation was good, but four out of five dishes were simply bland. There were only hints of flavors, spices and heat. Food-wise, nothing unique and almost boring."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fantastic retaurant in he Ferry Building. Amazing service and wine list. Make sure you have the sprig rolls"
    Dined on 4/3/2014