One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The food was delicious and imaginative. The service impeccable.
Everything is perfect but the food is a little salty.
Acquerello is an exquisite dining experience. Service is impeccable. Tables arranged so you have adequate space. Wine list is extensive. Food planning and preparation are worthy of its 2 stars.
Excellent food, fantastic service, great atmosphere
We love the food, the various surprises, the service, the ambiance. We’ll go back!
Amazing birthday dinner for my hubs!
Outstandingly restaurant. Spectacular meal. One of the best ever.
Sommelier was personable and helpful.
When asking for assistance in orienting us to the menu, including my 16yo daughter, server seemed irritated.
This restaurant may be more suited for sophisticated foodies. Still though, the staff should welcome a new guest’s curiosity and not demean them for not knowing what all of the fancy foods and accompaniments are.
Sometimes Michelin-starred restaurants end up being disappointments, e.g., pretentious staff, microscopic portions, exorbitant prices, etc. But Acquerello fulfilled all of our expectations, and gifted us with a memorable dining experience. The complimentary extras were a great surprise!
We were seated right next to the heat vent and I asked if they can kindly turn it down but the staff was rude that he couldn't and gave me attitude. It made me sick and sleepy. The food service is super slow. I know it's a 3 hour dinner but they could of picked up the pace a little.
Incredible service - literally perfect. And the food was, of course, excellent :)
Not good value for the money.
Loved the Caviar, Foie Gras Truffle Pasta, and Duck Breast. A bit dated on the ambiance. Excellent Service as to be expected.
Unbelievably delicious. This is how dining should be !
The food, ambiance and service was incredible. This is not the first nor last time we will frequent this restaurant. Remarkable experience.
Every single dish was excellent. Service was spotless. Best dining experience in San Francisco, definitely
Wonderful flavors. Creative exciting food that will delight you.
Wonderful meal and dining experience .
Amazing food, great value for 2 stars!
Acquerello probably doesn't need another great review, but once again, everything we had was amazing. Covered in truffles for my husband cause it was his birthday,but equally great for me, the picky eater. It tastes Michelin starred and it is one of the few restaurants in SF that is. It's pricey, but worth every penny for the food, service, ambiance, etc.. Don't overdo and miss the cheese plate and dessert.
One of my favorite dining experiences ever in SF. Foie gras/pear dish was memorable. Very high quality food, but even better service.
Waiters pester you continuously. You don’t have 30 seconds to have a conversation without being interrupted. They poured the wine into a carafe and then put it on another table and we had to keep asking for it so eventually I had them put the carafe on our table but they did not seem pleased about it.
All in all the food was good and the atmosphere was quiet. But the constant interruptions ruined the enjoyment. Plus they give you about five “chef surprises” and by the time your meal comes you’re full.
Wouldn’t go back and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Acquerello has been a favorite of ours for more than 20 years. There is a lot to love about this place (see the latter part of this review.) This year, however, we ordered the seasonal truffle menu, which was a very expensive mistake (over $700 for dinner for two with a bottle of wine but without the shaved truffle supplement.) Shaved white truffle came on one dish (you could pay even more for more shaved truffle on all the courses--don't) and the truffle was relatively flavorless and didn't have truffle aroma -- it was clearly over, which should have been spotted before the truffle came out. The first course, a truffled custard, was outstanding. The middle course, the signature tube-shaped pasta with foie gras, truffle and Marsala, was also outstanding as usual. The desert was also something to behold. It looked for all the world like a hard-boiled egg served on a fancy plate of greens, but it was really panna cotta, mango puree and a bunch of other stuff I didn't write down and it was very good. The rest of the menu was a disappointment, unfortunately, and we wouldn't order it again. The presentation of each course was, as always, beautiful, but wasn't up to Acquerello's established par (for it's still pricey but less expensive regular menu.) Service was excellent as always--never felt ignored and never felt bothered. Just right.
Fantastic experience. Everyone involved was on point
this is the best and most expensive dinner I've ever had. It definitely fits the saying, you get what you pay for. Every detail was in place, even different color napkins based on the pants or dress color. The wine list was beyond belief. I'd love to walk through the cellar! I ordered a magnum which they did not have and the wine steward replaced it with a much better bottle at the first choice price. A special surprise were the three small courses that started the experience before we got to the ones we chose. And the thoughtfulness of a small taste for the guests who did not order a mid-course so they wouldn't have to sit there and watch the rest of us eat! This is as good as it gets. The flavors of various courses were explosive.
This was, hands down, the best food I have ever eaten. It is very expensive since it is a 2 Michelin Star restaurant, however it’s 100% worth it if you can set the money aside.
Excellent in every aspect. Recommended wine pairings were perfect with dinner courses. Wonderful restaurant particularly for special occasions.
We got the truffle tasting menu with the wine pairing, and it was literally the best food experience of my life.
We were so lucky to happen upon this restaurant
We were in town for a wedding and wanted a great romantic date night the evening before the wedding
I came across this restaurant and WOW
How lucky we were
We did the seasonal dinner with wine pairing
We dined for 3.5 hours and the time was wonderful
Each and every course
Each and every pairing were over the top
Thank you for a great evening
Leslie and Rick
My third visit to Acquerello and it was better than ever. Every course was wonderful as was the service. Not inexpensive but it seems reasonable compared to other restaurants similar quality.
Holds up to two Michelin stars. Epic
my and my guests dinner was great my husbands pork was lacking in flavor and tough
Great restaurant! We went for our anniversary and I have no regrets. Pricey, but excellent!
Amazing, so nice, incredible food, maitre and garcons more than gentle!
The service at every level is excellent. The food is superb. Every so often they throw in a small bite for free. I got the 5 course prix fixe, my wife the four course. We had the sommelier choose our pairings for us. I was particularly impressed with the minerally Northeast Italian white paired with the lobster cup pasta. My wife, not a fan of white wine, tried mine then ordered a glass for herself. The key to understanding Acquerello is that the chef/co-owner loves what she does and that attitude filters down to the entire staff. We look forward to our next visit.
Everything was just perfect: the food, the wine, the place and the people. We had a wonderful night there, and out of the Michelin starred restaurants I have been too, this one is definitely one of the best I've tried !