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About Michael Mina – San Francisco

Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA is the crowning jewel that captures the core of Michael's philosophy: bold yet balanced flavors achieved through a combination of acidity, sweetness, spice and richness. At the helm, Executive Chef Raj Dixit achieves these bold, balanced flavors in a cuisine, which draws upon global influences, showcasing the highest quality authentic and seasonal ingredients.

The 5-course tasting menu invites guests to explore a dynamic expression of Chef Michael Mina’s vast culinary influences while also providing options within each course for the guest to define their ultimate dining experience. The tasting menu is offered for dinner only at $145 per person, with vegetarian options and supplements at an additional cost. A paired down 'a la carte' dinner menu is available at the bar. Lunch is served in the dining room featuring an à la carte menu and at the bar featuring an array of seasonal small plates, as well as salads.

252 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday-Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Bar:
Monday-Friday 11:30am to close
Saturday & Sunday 5pm to close

Cross Street:
Front and Battery

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 397-9222

Website:
http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/locations/mmsf.php

Entertainment:
The Playlist Generation has created a unique soundtrack for restaurant MICHAEL MINA featuring an eclectic blend of world music, foreign language cover versions of classic songs and tasteful, yet sensual, tracks.

Catering:
MICHAEL MINA is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department for details.

Parking Details:
Valet available beginning at 5:30pm nightly

Executive Chef:
Michael Mina, Raj Dixit

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Michael Mina – San Francisco can accommodate your party, large or small and can host special events for either lunch or dinner and is available to reserve in its entirety. One of our Event Manager's will assist in seamlessly planning your special event.

MICHAEL MINA also offers a private dining room suitable for groups up to 25 guests as a seated function.

Please contact our event's department for details.

Specials

MICHAEL MINA Bar

Special valid Aug 18, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

MICHAEL MINA Bar

Special valid Aug 18, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Join us at the Michael Mina bar nightly! Offering select bar appetizers, wine and specialty cocktails We look forward to seeing you!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 18, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Enjoy Thanksgiving at MICHAEL MINA! The restaurant is offering a 4 Course Prix Fixe Menu for $165 per person. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at Michael Mina. The restaurant will be offering a 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu for $135 per person. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Enjoy NYE at Michael Mina! The 1st Seating (5:00pm to 6:30pm) the restaurant will be offering a 5 Course Tasting Menu for $190 pp. The 2nd seating (8:00pm to 9:30pm) the restaurant will be offering a 7 Course Tasting Menu for $265 pp. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

Private Dining

Located in the heart of the financial district, Michael Mina – San Francisco is the perfect place to host your party and is a great venue for business functions, birthday parties, and weddings. The restaurant can be reserved in its entirety for either lunch or dinner.

Michael Mina – San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (26)
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Worth the Drive (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
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Healthy (5)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Incredibly professional service and most delicious food I've ever tasted.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, extremely slow in getting our plates.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We arrived right at kitchen closing but they accepted us which was appreciated.
Oysters were very nice, Iberian jambon, so so, short rib very very tasty, lobster with tagliatelle: lobster delicious but pasta was gummy so considering the $45 price it didn’t pass muster.
Wine and wine service was excellent as usual, table service also excellent as usual.

Overall, if you can’t deliver 12:30 PM quality of preparation at 2:00 PM then close earlier.

My guest is from the UK, he told me that in London one wouldn’t survive if closed so early.

I plan to return to your restaurant nonetheless but will express my expectations.

Thank you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time here doing the tasting menu, service and ambiance is always great, BUT, this time there was something wrong with the food. I “lost my cookies” about 45 min after leaving, having consumed nothing after light lunch.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My boyfriend and I love Michael Minas, we’ve made it into an every month date night. The staff is amazing and the food is to die for. We are always impressed with how we are treated. Highly recommend 😍

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was spectacular! Service was also top notch! The chocolate raspberry dessert was probably one of my all-time favorite desserts!

The only thing that would bring this to new heights would be a quieter atmosphere. I found it quite loud in the restaurant and sometimes difficult to have a quiet conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great quality & pretty food like always, just the weirdest & ridiculous array of 10+ servers & busboys & runners & captain & Manager & GM, not only a total circus but a uncomfortable one! No connection with guest/customer, we noticed many staff circling tables around perimeter as if SHARKS or fish in a massive Aquarium fish tank. Most never smiled or friendly, WAY too serious. Why wonder Mr. Minna's fancy RN-74 just closed, Bourbon steak gone & he's going casual BBQ next week. I think a self-serve or old-fashion 1 waiter & 1 bus-boy connecting staff would be better overall experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

One of the best restaurant in San Francisco. I will go back on my next trip.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great experience - every time I'm visiting Chicago this restaurant is on my list.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was fine but a little bit slow we had our 10 year old with us and the meal dragged on for 3 hours which was just a bit too long -however, as I said the food was excellent and the staff was lovely and very professional it just took a little bit too much time between courses

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Easily the best dining experience in San Francisco. Excellent service and food, very comfortable, no rush, great bar to relax at before the meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful as always. The dinner was well timed, the dishes tasty and creative and the service impeccable. Always a great option.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always an amazing dining experience at Michael Mina. I have never been to this restaurant and not been impressed by the inventive and innovative food

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice ambience and great service. The wine was fantastic although at a price of $45 (+tip/tax/SFhealth=$60) per glass, it was not necessarily worth it. The chef tasting menu was good but I have had many better ones including some at this location a couple of years ago. I was quite full at the end but was left unsatistfied by what I ate. And then there was the bill...

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

best meal i have had in a few years- service was exemplary, tastes incredible and it was enough delightful food- cant wait to go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Exceptional service, knowledgeable staff and fantastic food.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

For the five course, you don’t go wrong with the 1. Unit or crab, 2. Shabu shabu 3.both is normal 4.sea bass or duck 5.dont pick the cheese plate

The rest is fine and would you come back again? Yes.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Love it . Fantastic food and great service

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was such in incredible dining experience. Excellent food and very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely go there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was amazing. The food was delicious and truly a work of art. I thought the cocktail menu was great. The pumpkin pie dessert was very good along with everything else. The presentation was wonde ful. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

40th anniversary celebration. Memorable meal, impeccable service

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had a wonderful time with my family at Michael Mina's. Definitely would recommend the course menu to everyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is OK, nothing new or special. But the service is amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazing service! And incredible food. Thank you for making my husband’s birthday extra special. We were let inside of the restaurant before they opened so we didn’t have to wait outside. The hostess walked us to a table next to the window and there was a hand written note in an envelope from the general manager which was such a sweet touch! The waiter explained every dish, all the specials. And his recommendations. Loved the experience and we definitely recommend it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Two birthdays celebrated with a delicious tasting menu.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Outstanding food and wine list. Almost faultless. All food allergies catered for without fuss (unlike Baume which was particularly inflexible on this point) . Bar staff were good to start with although I had a fairly uninspiring Bloody Mary. When we were seated we were however jammed in against a column near the window which wasn't great. I felt oddly cut off and blocked from my partner against the column. Starters were superb. The lobster pie was delicious. The beef entrée was beautifully cooked, maybe missing some extra side of glazing as there was very little sauce on the plate. Full stars to the sommelier and the wine list. This was a delightful way to end my stay in San Francisco. The only major service fail during the nite was the sorbet arriving and then another staff member dumping the desserts on the table before we had even started the sorbet. The sommelier jumped in after we complained and gave us a free desert wine and whisked the desserts away which was much appreciated. Amazing fail though for a place like this. I am a big fan however of this restaurant despite this small glitch. Top notch and a must next time I am in town. PS: I had food envy when I saw the salmon/caviar starter - I should have had that in hindsight. Looked stunning!

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 (東京)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The service was just adequate. The servers didn't explain the dishes well. For the main course, they just said it was "steak" with some lettuce?? Also, we all used the travelzoo voucher for lunch and this is partly my fault. I was in deep conversation with my friends and didn't request additional service. But my piece of steak (it was less than 1 oz) was the end piece and mostly tendon. I feel like they should have known not to serve that piece if it steak is less than 1 oz.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great place, OK food. Cocktails are great. Tasting menu was good, but not phenomenal that I was expecting. We chose to go with reserve wine pairing which was disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Had a marvelous experience at MM. The service was outstanding (thanks, Victor!). The courses were well paired with the wine. The food was so artfully presented and the taste creations were magical. All in all a lovely birthday lunch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

My only complaint is that I requested a window table and we were seated about as far away from the window as it was possible to be. Everything else was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent service. The ambiance was great and the tasting menu was delicious and well timed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The tasting menu at lunch was so interesting, unique, delicious, and beautifully presented that it took several days for me to realize how disappointing the service was. When we were seated, we told the host we came for a pre-paid menu--he whisked away the wine list and menus without showing them to us, and we were stuck without any idea of what we were going to be served. We were already presented the first course before we could even ask a waiter for a wine list. (BTW, the wine list is so extensive that it really deserves a lengthy study AFTER you know what you're going to eat, and BEFORE they start serving.) Then, they forgot to serve us one of the courses! As the dessert appeared, I had to ask--'What happened to the beef course?' I probably wouldn't be so picky in a more 'ordinary' restaurant, but we're talking about the flagship restaurant of a celebrity chef, and--by the time we ordered one of the few under-$100 bottles of wine on the list--a $230+ lunch for 2. Note: I rated the "Value" only "fair" because of the highly inflated prices on the wine list.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I've been walking past Michael Mina SF for years on my way to its neighbor, the longstanding city favorite Tadich Grill. My curiosity prevailed after looking inside through the front windows many times and I made a reservation for lunch with my wife. I had heard good thing about the restaurant and wasn't disappointed in the five course tasting menu; they met my high expectations and a little bit more. The staff were friendly and professional and every one of them who came to our table seemed interested in our enjoyment. The only minor glitch was a course they delivered to me without replacing my utensils. A man saw me looking around for staff and came to the table. He immediately saw what was missing and utensils were dispatched. The man turned out to be the general manager. He returned to the table as we finished dessert and poured us each a glass of Very Nice Port and gave us his card and said he hoped to see us again. He will. The food. The food. The food. All of it flavorful and presented beautifully. The tuna tartar was finished at the table and topped with a fresh quail egg; the peach gazpacho served with a tender prawn had layers of flavor and a texture enhanced by leaving the peel on the bits of peach; the beef was a small cut of Wagyu beef cooked rare and silky as each bite seemed to dissolve in my mouth; dessert managed to combine a medley of chocolate flavors and textures. Expect to spend some money, even before seeing the extensive wine list, but Michael Mina SF is worth what it costs when one considers the complete experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent meal with top notch service. We will definitely come back

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Poor website does not make it clear that Michael Mina has several different restairants. VERY CONFUSING.
Staff rushed each course and left food to get cold. After asking to take our dishes 4-5 times, the next course was presented within seconds after we finished the previous course, indicating that it had been sitting ready for some time. Hot food was nearly cold when served.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This place continues to impress. The flavors were fresh, creative, and beautifully plated. The staff is very attentive without being overbearing and is very knowledgeable. The five course meal was a perfect amount, especially with the occasional additional items the chef offers between courses. Michael Mina is a special place that is always high on our list for a special occasion. It deserves another Michelin star.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Perfect. The most interesting food combinations I've seen. Creative. The staff were kind, engaging, and friendly. It really doesn't get better than this. The noise level never got ridiculous. The music level was perfect. Beautiful place. Don't miss it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was an exquisite dining experience. We spent the weekend in San Francisco to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Michael Mina was our splurge. We loved the idea of the chef putting together our meal, and we were so pleased with the tasting menu. It was incredibly delicious and so beautiful. 8 courses of small bites and by the 6th course we were stuffed despite pacing ourselves! The use of seasonal ingredients beautifully presented reminded us of the kaiseki dinner we enjoyed in Kyoto Japan. Be prepared to spend $300-400 per person.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

5 course meal. Very adventurous and for the most part was spot on. A miss on the Fois Gras however. It should have been more seared on the outside. Service was outstanding!! Loved the atmosphere and the food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

used travelzoo vouchers for this visit. It was a great deal! loved the tuna tartar type dish and the steak course! The pace of the meal slowed down at the end but the dishes were well worth the wait!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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