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Permanently Closed - Manos Nouveau

107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
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Manos Nouveau in San Francisco, California is a restaurant and wine bar devoted to Latin and French cookery. The menu is prix fixe, with tax and tip included in the price. The staff are very friendly and helpful, so if you're wondering which wine will pair best with your meal, they'll be able to make a recommendation.

For your appetizer at Manos Nouveau, you can't go wrong with the house-cured salmon balls wrapped in avocado. As to mains, the rib eye is aged in-house, and served with saut�ed mushrooms and asparagus. The Latin chicken cordon bleu is cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and served with a rich sauce that will definitely please onion-lovers. For dessert, try the plantain Trinity cream. From start to finish, you'll have a great experience at Manos Nouveau.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin American, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday- Saturday 6pm-10pm, Sunday 6pm-9pm
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Phone number
(415) 872-5507
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Manuel Montalban
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Cross street
Market Street
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Public transit
F-line stops right in front of the restaurant
Castro Underground MUNI less than a block away
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Local artist exhibition
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Special events & promotions
Available March 8th, 2016 dry-aged ribeye with chef's complements, served while supplies last.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
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vipmhbSF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

It's well worth finding the somewhat drab location (directly opposite the end of the F line on 17th at Castro and Market). The service is warm and personal, and the food is both unusual and delicious. Try Manos Nouveau -- it's small and special.

Jake (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 6, 2016

This place is a month away from closing, according to our waitress. The food was gross and grossly overpriced -- you should not be associated with this loser.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

The place is great: the chef spoke with us, the server was excellent, the food wonderful. It's a shame they are closing down soon, and after just a couple years.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

Excellent food and great service. The food as always was fantastic. Tried a wine that we would have never tried before from Argentina.

SarahB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

Great wine list. Ok vegan options (a little heavy overall).

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Everything is delicious! Seriously

vipjamesc (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

The menu has been pared down to five entrees, and they were out of one. We enjoyed our food, but it seemed to take quite a while, given that there were only three customer tables.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

The food was expensive and the portions were small. The mediocre/good quality of the food didn't make up for it. Service was great. Restaurant almost completely empty all night. Not a terrible experience but unfortunately not worth the money spent.

vipJJSF99999 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Was just average. Pricey, slow service, very weird layout.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

Our Friends from all over the country love the ambiance. A wonderful foodie venue with the perfect blend of great food, art and amazing wines. Most of all, the staff are amazing people and will make you feel like a VIP. We love Manos Neuvoux...a true neighborhood gem.

viplsbtravel (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2016

I had early dinner here because I was attending a film screening at the very nearby Castro Theatre. There was only one other diner when I left at 6:45pm
The food was excellent and delicious. I started with their meatball small plate and I have to say that it is indeed rather small consisting of only two small meatballs with some small chorizo pieces and delicious sauce however at $14 which comes to $7 per small meatball I thought this was overpriced
My entree was their most popular dish Chicken breast stuffed with ham and onions in a wonderful sauce and this was a very substantial dish for $23
However it come without any garnish or sides or bread roll
There were no sides listed to order at added cost they simply don't serve anything with their entrees
I spoke with the Chef and he seemed surprised that I expected something other than just the Chicken dish by itself

Also it is important for you to note that as of this week all the remarks you have read about in other reviews that there is NO TIPPING AS TIPS AND TAX ARE INCLUDED NO LONGER APPLY. They have changed their policy and the prices I've mentioned above DO NOT INCLUDE TIP AND TAX which are now additional.

They serve unchilled water without ice and you need to request ice which is brought in a small glass.
Overall it was a pleasant dining experience with excellently prepared food but not a very good value for money now that tips and tax are no longer included

vipmisquare (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

Food was good at Manos but i think the price is a bit high for what you're getting.

vipLuxValueSeeker (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

Well-prepared food, wonderful staff! Good selection of wines that nicely complement the dish selections.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The hostess set the pace for exactly the evening we wanted. The crowd was small as long as we were there--a leisurely, nicely paced two hours--so it stayed pleasantly conversation filled, not noisy. The service standard didn't lapse after the charming welcome. The food is both interesting and delicious, and the look is considered. Over all, Manos is it's own thing in many ways: it's innovations are subtle but constant perhaps most particularly noted in the bowls and flatware in which things are served. It respects both its latin roots and the zeitgeist. We'll be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on April 12, 2016

Waitress was fantastic, food was hearty and flavorful, ambience was dim and romantic, value was above expectation but overall experience was seamless.

scottmartin1974 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 8, 2016

We had an awesome time. The wait staff was amazing, and their knowledge of their unique wines was spectacular.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Manos Nouveau is my new to-go spot for exquisite fine dining without compromises as they never ceases to amaze me with their own unique style of flavorful cuisine and fine selection of wine. I am treated extremely well by the staff and they always seem to know what's best to satiate my hunger. I can taste the freshness and quality of the food as they've pride themselves in using seasonal organic ingredients. The establishment is conveniently located in the heart of the Castro district on Market and 17th St., where I can easily get there by public transportation. The ambience is just right; not too noisy and not too quiet. If you can't decide what to order, I strongly recommend their cordon bleu. It is unlike any others I've tasted. The flavor, texture, colors, presentation is just right. The cordon bleu's juicy chicken meat is complemented well by a hearty portion of the chef's sauce and other ingredients that goes into this dish. It may take some time to prepare, but this impressive dish is absolutely well worth the wait.

Eatz (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 24, 2016

Online menu was very extensive and included a prix fix menu which looked great. On arriving, there were only two or three items Available in each category. I liked the fact that all taxes and gratuities were included in the menu price. They've done a nice job with this restaurant and I'd love to see it succeed.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Menu is frequently updated so every visit is a treat. Creative sauces inspired by Latin America bring new life to traditional European dishes. All inclusive prices and a high value wine list make for an especially reasonable price for a creative meal you'd pay so much more for elsewhere.

vipPepperEats (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2016

Great last minute find. The food was lovely (my short ribs were delicious) and the service was very friendly and attentive. A lovely meal!