The menu had plenty of different options. There is something for everyone. Food was amazing. Portion size was a little on the small size, might not be enough for some people, however my halibut was perfect for me. Service was great.
We had been here before and had good food, but we were very diappointed in the service by both the bartender and our waiter. Neither were particularly attentive. The waiter did not stop back and ever even ask how our food was, and the bartender was quite unfriendly...not a good feature for a bartender. The food was good but we will not go back...too many other restaurants we can chose offer both food quality and friendly, good service.
an excellent choice, especially one for before going to the theatre. the food was outstanding and the service gracious.
I had never been to Kuletos and needed a nice lunch spot in Union Square to meet some good friends. It exceeded my expectations; the food was amazing and I loved the look and feel of the restaurant. I will absolutely come back!
We walked down Powell past bustling Union Square to find Kuletos on our first night in San Francisco. We were seated promptly (even though we were early for our reserved table). For starters we enjoyed the Tuna Crudo, the Bibb Lettuce salad (with a terrific light vinaigrette). My wife loved the halibut special, and I had the duck. we loved it.
We were given a gift card for here as a wedding gift.
There wasn't enough non-pork dishes and vegetarian options.
Services was exceptional and they do help you try and find something you can eat on the menu and will make changes to the items on the menu to accommodate you.
The food we ordered was okay.
The complimentary bread was great
The dessert - tiramisu was amazing!!!!
The salad was average and so was the vegetarian pasta.
My husband said the chicken was alright.
If I were to go again I would go for dessert only.
My daughter and I split the calamari, beet salad, penne special and the filet.
The calamari came with a tasty marinara but was a bit overcooked as can happen all too often with calamari.
The roasted beets with goat cheese was predictable but good.
I really liked the penne with lamb sausage in a spicy red sauce. My daughter isn't much of a lamb fan so.......
But the filet mignon with gorgonzola butter was outstanding! It came with mustard greens and rissoto which made for a great combo.
The server was attntive and animated which was fun. Though the beets would have been a challenge without the flatware we took from an adjacent table.
Food was flavorless as in not seasoned and they rely only on sauces with we're either to salty or to sweet. I hadn't been in years and was hoping to have a great dinner, very very disappointed. Not worth my hard earned money and yes I send my food back (duck) and then got special and it was worse. Took my Mom and her Short Rib meal was terrible she felt bad and didn't send back, we paid for what we had and went somewhere else to eat.
The service was really off and inexcusable for this restaurant. We only saw our waiter once, when he took our order. Food delivery was slow, had to ask where our orders are, despite the fact there were sufficient staff and the restaurant was not at full capacity. I had to request our dinning tap twice; could have walked out in discuss ! I have dined at Kuleto's many times and had good food and service.
We arrived at 7PM and it was very crowded and busy. Our waiter was rushed and the noise level was too loud for comfortable conversation. My entrée was great and the others liked theirs. Toward the end of the evening when the crowd had thinned, our waiter was more accessible, and the noise we figured out why many people love this place. Go early or late!
The service was very good but very slow in getting the food out to us. I had let it be known we had theater tickets when I made the reservation and the waiter knew but the entrees were not delivered to the table until 30 minutes before we had to leave. A bit hurried for a nice meal.
The food sounded great and was presented well. Very attractive and cooked perfectly (Halibut), but there was virtually no flavor. The waiter described it as coming with a lemon aioli, but the ailoli was suspiciously green and I detected no lemon. Very disappointing. The same can be said of the appetizer (yellow fin crudo). Simply lacked any flavor at all, even the tuna was bland. The wine was very good (Super Tuscan, $15/glass). If you decide to spend a $100 on dinner, with tip, I would look elsewhere. However, the huge glass room overlooking the hotel lobby is beautiful and may simply impress less sophisticated out-of-towners. It was also convenient for my purpose which was dinner before the theatre.
It was almost an hour from the time we sat down at the table and ordered food to the time that we had both been served our first courses. Kuleto's appears to me to be a restaurant that has expanded its seating beyond the ability of its kitchen to prepare food in a timely manner. We had less than ten minutes to eat our main courses before having to leave for the theater, although we had arrived in the restaurant 1 1/2 hours earlier.
Kuleto's lived up to my previous experiences, though I had not been there for a while. Shared the Pizzetta with Roasted Garlic and French Blue Cheese on Rosemary Flatbread, along with the Roasted Beet Trio on Arugula with goat cheese salad. Both were tasty. I had the Shrimp and Scallop Risotto and my dining companion had the Straus Veal Scaloppino, with a side of Spinach and Pancetta all were excellent. Only drawback was...we could not find a wine to our liking so we ended up with a bottle of Vine Cliff Cab we brought with us.
Apparently the chef (of 28 years, all at this restaurant) prepared the wrong meal and decided to begin again...after about a half hour of patiently awaiting service of our order. The food was very good; however, we had arrived at opening (so there would be no wait) as we had a very busy day planned. We would have gladly accepted the wrong meal (salmon rather than chicken) rather than being held hostage for an additional half hour.