Aliment

4.4
436 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Located on the corner of Bush and Mason, we are a friendly neighborhood restaurant serving chef driven cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. We strive to source our ingredients locally, make everything in house, and change our menu with the seasons so our diners always have new interesting dishes to look forward to. Join us for dinner and try a beer from our rotating taps and bottle list, or a glass of wine from our dynamic wine menu. We’re sure you’ll enjoy our unique and creative twist on classic American dishes.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was the sweetest lady! Plus the food was delicious

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great! The food was great and our team had a fun time

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and energy in the restaurant. Friendly wait staff. Noise level was on the very high end so made it difficult to talk. Food was delicious!

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUCH A PERFECT DINING EXPERIENCE! We had such a great time and everybody that worked there was friendly and funny especially our waiter Stephan. Our food was AMAZING- the wings were mouthwatering, the mac and cheese heavenly, the rib eye cooked to perfection! The panna cotta had a dark cherry coulis that was dynamite. It's a must have. We will be back for sure next month. Do yourself a big favor and try this place now while you can still get a table.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. They made suggestions based on what I described I would like to have for dinner. The food was top notch and the cocktails were perfect. If I lived in San Francisco, I would go here often. Thanks for a great dinner!

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PB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The ambiance is casual, yet refined. The minimalist cool is a far cry from blunt pretentiousness. Instead, there's a gradual ease into intimacy that's perfect for a date night (Valentine's Day, in our case); although, there are large booths available for groups of six. We sat in a backroom upstairs passed the loft. The servers were friendly and present without being imposing. The menu offered solid American staples, fun cocktails and a decent wine selection. The meal was a generous portion, and well-prepared with fresh ingredients. I definitely recommend Aliment.

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b
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a good experience at Aliment and were happy to find another dining option in the area. We went there for dinner on Valentine's Day.The brussel sprouts and caprese salad were tasty. My husband enjoyed the lamb shank - it fell off the bone. I had the salmon which was well prepared although I wasn't a fan of pairing it with tzatziki sauce. Our server was fun, helpful and attentive most of the evening until he got very busy; then he was hard to catch. All in all, we enjoyed our evening and would go back.

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s
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First we had hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the bar. The bartender was wonderful! Friendly, knowledgeable, good sense of humor. Then we went to a booth and had dinner. The weather was great. I love everything about the place except that it is too loud for me but I’ll go back because the food is good and it’s a nice atmosphere. Friendly.

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NA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

They messed up my order three times. I only sent it back twice because I was so embarrassed. I got a lettuce wrapped burger with a side salad. They didn’t put chipotle aioli sauce or the bacon jam because I didn’t get a bun. They brought out a $20 patty of meat with cheese on a bed of lettuce. They didn’t have lettuce wraps. I ordered medium and it was medium rare borderline rare. Multiple parts of the burger were squishy pink that I couldn’t even eat. Side salad was an extremely basic bed of arugula but still had an up charge. This was my first time eating there and it was disappointing.

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SR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Very noisy... soup was good beet salad with chicken...chicken undercooked. I dined alone and other than my male server who was attentive....the female servers could have cared less

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CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a surprise first visit and everything was fresh and delicious!

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R
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was incredibly slow. We ordered our drinks 15 min after sitting and our wine didn't come for another 30 min. A dish ran out and they didn't notify us till 40 minutes later and wouldn't comp or accommodate another dish for the same price. In 2 hours we all only got one cocktail and a little wine because the service was so slow. Food was average, not worth the wait or service.

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a nice evening here: the food was very good, the service was energetic and friendly, the prices by San Francisco standards were quite reasonable, and the portion sizes were generous. Of the six items ordered at our table, I would say five were excellent and one (the mac and cheese) was still good. The dinner salad was huge and delicious, almost big enough for two. The spicy wings, roast chicken, mussels, and salmon were all very well prepared and tasty. The only drawback to our evening was we were seated upstairs and there was a very loud table nearby in a small seating area. But we would definitely return here for another dinner.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience. We shared several appetizers and a couple of entres and loved all of them.
Great service as well.

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BK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. It was a fun environment. The Brussels sprouts was delicious!

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T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new place with wonderful cocktail selections and flavorful food.

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent cocktails, excellent service. I will definitely be back.

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d
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except we were seating upstairs next to a big party that were so loud all through the meal.

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R
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

During the very hectic JP Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco, we had a very relaxing and excellent meal at Aliment. The service was outstanding as was the food. Would definitely recommend it as a nice, quiet and high quality restaurant with a distinctive menu.

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OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprise find, great food and friendly wait staff. Loved it and will definately go back.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food, we were seated upstairs and it was a great space. Only complaint would be we had to ask for our server more then once for drinks and water refill.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a 9pm reservation on NYE but we weren’t seated until 9:30pm, which was fine give the occasion. However, half way through our mediocre meal (the food was cold, we had to beg for silverware, we were given 1 glass of water with no refill) the bar and kitchen closed, with no warning, and we were unable to keep ordering food or drinks. Completely understand that the staff wanted to get out of there to celebrate! BUT, a heads up would have been nice so that we could have ordered any last minute things before they closed. Additionally, our waitress started out super friendly, but all of a sudden was in a rush to leave and we weren’t given utensils and when we asked she rolled her eyes like we were putting her out. Don’t get me started on the water :( no refills and no bar drinks. Needless to say, we will never be coming back.

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Really poor service

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RF
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife and I were in town for just one night. We saw this place from across the street from our hotel in the afternoon before it opened. It just looked like it would be a good place to eat from the outside. The restaurant was nearly booked up when we looked on OpenTable. Fortunately, we were lucky to get one of the last reservations later in the evening. We sat upstairs (loft), which was very cool. The entire place was hopping when we got inside. This was a fun place to be dining. My wife had the Mac & Cheese and I had the burger. Both were good portions and tasted good. I thought the Mac & Cheese was a little salty, but this could be a personal preference. Our waitress (Rachael ?sp) was great and fun. We would recommend eating here. My wife and I will be stopping in again when we return to San Fran. Enjoy !!

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b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre-theatre dinner destination, only a couple of blocks away from ACT, Curran, SF Playhouse and Custom Made. Terrific happy hour prizes to match the delicious food. And, I cannot forget the fantastically friendly staff!

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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were seated upstairs for a 6:00 dinner with reservations & it was hot & stuffy up there.
They had fans on the floor but that didn’t help.
We each had an entree, a cocktail, & a glass of wine & it was over $100
Too much$!

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F
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Saturday night meal with friends. Good food, friendly service.

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l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

it started off well, the waitress was attentive and gave us info about the menu which was very limited. we both decided on the salmon. my husband asked for the sauce on the side and we both asked for it to be well done. The food came very quickly -- almost too quickly -- not enough time to sit and enjoy our cocktails, but the sauce was not on the side (he was going to live with that) but when we cut into the salmon, it was medium at best so had to send it all back. The food was okay but nothing special. After our meals were delivered the second time, our waitress lost interest in us. Nothing special - there are so many other restaurants to chose from, I wouldn't suggest it.

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MR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a table of 7 and they sat us once we had 4 which was very nice. Very tasty cocktail menu and the food was 5 Stars across the board. I think we got 1 of everything and everything was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very loud room

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KL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food arrived forty minutes after we ordered and we had a show to attend ... so we had to scarf our food down fast .
Noise level is awful and we could barely hear each other speak .

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DG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Light and airy decor. Great place to enjoy with friends.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

LOL. Yes I agree. It looks nice. And some of the food wasn’t too bad (the mussels) My one star rating comes from the level of cookery overall.yes the mussels were ok but nothing in the sauce brought them together to the other ingredients. It was just a blant broth. Or...It’s really easy to get caprese right. I promise both of my kids make a way better one then we had at this “restaurant”. No acidity. No excitement. It just felt amateur. Also the soup made the impression an amateur seasoned it. Not that the flavors weren’t right. They were off. So was the seasoning. Not way too hot but just simply complete off. Only amateurs season that much and still don’t get it right. On top of it all the waiter praised the amazing food which I’m sure he never tried cos i assume he is also an amateur who never ate there.
Please pick another one.

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and amazing food. I’ll def be back!!

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fried chicken was amazing. Might be some of the best I’ve had in San Francisco

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T
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I happen to stumble across this as I was staying 3 mins up the hill at InterContinental but looking to dine American cuisine (minus the typical junk), gladly found it here. Every dish was delicious, shame I couldn't eat the desserts because they had gelatine but overall great experience

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RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Need to work on the food. The fried chicken had no flavor (worse than shake and bake). The chicken wings were OK, but some fast casuals do it better. The salmon is good. The food was just meahhh, especially for the price. We did enjoy the large room upstairs. The service was fast. The drinks were good. Thank you.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ailment is a classy joint with very reasonable prices for SF. The food was definitely the highlight...please do yourself a favor and get the red curry butternut squash soup and brussels sprouts to start, and then choose from the NY Strip or the Burger. Great find.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I booked in advance for 7 people for a 9pm table and at 10:15 we were told the kitchen wouldn t be able to serve desserts. I was kind of surprised and disappointed for a Friday evening... if I was told before I would have reserved somewhere else. I also didn’t liked the side (overcooked and too salty) with my NY strip steack (the meat was excellent & wine as well).

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mac and cheese has bacon in it, although the menu doesn’t say so. Loud and fun atmosphere, great service and a fun night!

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