Michael Mina – San Francisco

4.6
2617 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA, Michael’s flagship restaurant, represents the culmination of his core culinary philosophies, Middle Eastern heritage, lauded chronicles as a chef and restaurateur, and personal character.
Michael, in collaboration with Executive Chef Raj Dixit and the talented team behind the Michelin-starred restaurant, is proud to unveil the next chapter of MICHAEL MINA. Guests will be treated to the ultimate spice journey with a vibrant new menu that pays homage to Michael’s Middle Eastern heritage, showcasing a never-before-seen, supremely elevated take on cuisine from the region.
The 6-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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Middle Eastern
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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
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Phone number
(415) 397-9222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Mina, Raj Dixit
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Catering
MICHAEL MINA is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department for details.
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Cross street
Front and Battery
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Parking details
Valet available beginning at 5:30pm nightly
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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.
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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.
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

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.

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What 2617 People Are Saying
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JW
Toronto
4.0
Dined 17 hours ago

I am a big fan of tasting menus, but not when the menu is presented in a way to create the impression that the only option is the whole six courses. We discovered only after pointed interrogation (it is not apparent on the menu) that you could, in fact, elect a three course menu, or even a la carte.

The experience was further tainted by the lobster dish I was served, which bore the distinctive ammonia taste of a lobster that had expired well before its appointment with the pot - a decidedly unforgivable sin for a Michelin-rated kitchen. The delivered replacement was exceptional, but still.

The Egyptian-themed menu was a new experience, and there were some truly exceptional flavours and textures enjoyed. These mostly minor flaws nonetheless rendered the overall less than wonderful, and thus 4 stars. The restaurant seems like is most definitely capable of a flawless performance - just not on the night we were there.

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QB
San Francisco
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

A late lunch in the financial district at a place with a good wine list and at which we can have a serious conversation: Michael Mina. It doesn't usually jump out for those requirements, since the excellent food tends to be upper-most in people's minds, but this turned out to be the perfect place. We had the prix-fixe lunch, which didn't have the greatest hits. But we ordered the caviar on blini in addition and a fantastic Chablis, and all was good. Definitely a place for a productive and convincing business meal. Note: through the years, one thing has not changed at Michael Mina--the wine list does not offer a middle ground. Nothing is cheap, but there are a few bottles at the lower end of the price range. And there are a huge number of high-end bottles. But bottles from $80 to $150 are hard to find. Their last 30-year-old Loire red they had for $96 had apparently been drunk the night before. We found a nice 15-year-old for $140 as an alternative.

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g
San Francisco
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

The new menu is really amazing !

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KA
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Took my mom to celebrate her birthday, and enjoyed an exceptional meal paired expertly with some exotic wines. Exceptional even by the standards of San Francisco high-zoot ultra-premium restaurants.

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i
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

The spices and unique flavors and preparation was incredible

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Absolute fine dining at its best. Enjoyed the newly revamped 6 course prix fixe and each and every course was superb . The spices took you on a culinary journey of the highest order. I have to admit to hitting a wall around course 5, as they are small but rich and exquisite, and filling. What a magnificent time we had celebrating an anniversary with Michael Mina.

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R
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Excellent service, as always. The refreshed menu is a hit. Great atmosphere for a business lunch.

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

The pace of the six course dinner was off, very slow, not well timed. Several of the appetizer and early course very tasty but the fish course was too large, and the squab was almost raw. The staff was uncoordinated (I.e., four people asked us for our water order, three staff asked for a cocktail order.) and with one exception the staff was condescending in their presentation as if we had never eaten a tasting menu or with an important chef.

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London
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Will be back!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

We have eaten at many Michael Mina restaurants, but never the original until now. Really excellent!! Food was sublime, interesting flavors, and very nice sized portions for a tasting menu. If anything, it was too much food!

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent service and food

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b
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

We were a challenging group with slow and opinionated friends. Everything was handled beautifully and look forward to returning

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BB
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Phenomenal 3 hours of world class dining. Do the premium wine pairing.

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OT
San Francisco
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Food and atmosphere great. Timing of service off. Price of meal ridiculous and they made an overcharge mistake on the bill.

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j
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Although the food was delicious, nothing else about our experience was enjoyable. The restaurant was very loud to the point it was virtually impossible to hear the description of the food and wine as it was presented. The wines were mediocre at best. Service itself was not as attentive as we expected from a Michelin Star restaurant. We had to ask repeatedly for things and some things were forgotten entirely by the staff. Living in Napa Valley and having been to many Michelin Star restaurants, this one doesn’t come close. I don’t think we’ll be returning.

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San Francisco
3.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was delicious. The space is gorgeous. The service was attentive yet came off as unorganized. The staff did not seem to work well together and it seemed that many of the staff was being trained. For the price I was surprised by the lack of delivery on the service side.

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C
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

This restaurant is truly one of the best restaurants in the United States. I have eaten at Le Bernardin and del posto as well as Alan Ducasse. The ambiance is very inviting. Tables are separated by adequate space so dining is a pleasure without hearing conversations of nearly diners . The food was superb . I especially liked the fois grais, sea bass and dumpling. All the courses were wonderful. The wine list is comprehensive and we had champagne to start followed by a lovely Chardonnay. The presentation of the food was creative and inviting. Superb service. I come to San Francisco every year and definitely return

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KC
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

My absolute favorite restaurant for years in sf. My only issue is the seating is very uncomfortable. The bar seats have no backs and seat small. The dining tables have incredibly short chairs and not comfortable when you are 5'9" or above.

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Hawaii
3.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Music was inappropriate like fighting with the crowd noise although it could have been soothing to add to the atmosphere of the restaurant
Service was different from table to table although there was one menu
We celebrated Father’s Day as many....

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RB
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

We've been to MM several times and looked forward to tasting his new menu. It was fantastic! There were many choices and each were prepared with exacting precision to presentation and taste. I appreciated the options to add Caviar and Truffles as appropriate. If you do the wine pairing, the Reserve Pairing is definitely the way to go as they offer wines rarely available from places like Lebanon and Greece. Can't recommend this enough.

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Orange County
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Food, presentation, service- all incredible

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ER
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

great new flavors with same excellent service and presentation

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Las Vegas
3.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

It wasn’t great. I loved he served but no. I wouldn’t go here again even for lunch. There are so many better restraints in the Bay for this price. Bougie ambiance not good food. Get the flow anything.

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j
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

I was disappointed with the new Middle Eastern based menu. Some of the courses were not at all Middle Eastern and others not very imaginative. Service was excellent as usual. Michale Minna still hangs on to the old-fashioned white tablecloths and parades of waiters.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Super nice

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San Francisco
4.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

Portions are ridiculously small. Everyone left hungry.

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JZ
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Great new menu & service is always on point. Reasonably priced at lunch also, which is a huge plus.

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KM
3.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Very surprised at level of service. Arrived on time for reservation, were seated promptly. Server didn't offer beverages, didn't have answers to some basic menu questions. After checking in the kitchen, the server provided a description of an ingredient that was simply wrong. Once our order was placed, we waited more than an hour for starters. Finally caught the eye of the bus person -- who was constantly filling our water as we waited. Restaurant was only half full and tables that were seated after ours were being served. Our order was straight from the menu with no modifications. Food was good, albeit small portions as is usual for overly fine dining. Crumbs were wiped from half the table and forgotten on the other side before dessert menus were deposited. Coffee orders were mixed up - for simple regular and decaf coffee. Just oddly poor service - no warmth, no effort to engage the table, no effort to offer guidance or enhance the experience, and lacking in basics. Disappointing at the price point.

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z
Naples
4.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

Amazing food and the presentation equally so. My only negative is the wine prices are out of line with the quality. Felt gouged on the wine but overall, an amazing experience. Felt the meal was dinner and a “show.”

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R
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

We had an excellent time at this venue. Sam was our primary server and he is definitely the person you want taking care of you if you can get him. We went for the experience.

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p
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Delicious tasting menu with great staff and excellent service. Server was attentive and did a great job explaining the courses.

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Miami
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was amazing, especially our server Liz!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Amazing dinner and service. The entire dinner was amazing and the waiter service was amazing

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s
London
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Michael Mina recently tweaked his menu to be more middle-eastern influenced, playing on his Egyptian roots with nouveau twists on traditional spice blends. I booked way in advance, so we felt lucky that this was the first week of the new menu and Michael Mina was there cooking that night. He came out and introduced himself, and was wonderfully friendly. The menu is pure culinary delight. Every course on the tasting menu was delicious and flavorful. We tried ranking the dishes and it was tough! The service is impeccable, as you'd expect in a restaurant of this caliber. Even the cutlery and dishes served with each course were perfect. It was a night to remember, and I'd recommend Michael Mina's namesake restaurant in a heartbeat for a memorable occasion.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

A repeat world class
Experience.

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San Francisco
3.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

Service was REALLY slow and there not that many people in restaurant

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RA
New England
2.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

The menu was the first night of the new concept. Very disappointed. The food took too long to be served and each course was not hot.

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DJ
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Very delicious food. Service is very good as well. Worth the price.

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w
New England
2.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

So underwhelming, and very overpriced as well. MM bills itself as high-end food and dining experience, with a 5-course tasting menu. Diners choose one for each course out of 3-4 choices. Our dinner group of 4 had a wide variety of selections, but with one exception(the asparagus appetizer), each dish fell either short, or very short. Basically, while the presentation was very good, the food was not...it either was not prepared appropriately, or more often, the mix of flavours just didn't work. One serving was just plain bad. This was a consistent theme throughout the meal, including dessert. Extremely disappointing considering the bill for a 4-top ran $1300(with 2 btls of wine in the $100-200 range). I would not recommend a visit.

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Orlando
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

Took the only reservation available which was at 9pm. The Hostess called my cell and said the kitchen closes at 9pm, and so I need to be seated by 9pm or else my reservation was canceled. Seemed odd to offer a time slot at the time the kitchen closes and to be harassed by the hostess; she was even more unpleasant in person. However, the service staffs’ and sommelier’s knowledge were impressive, with professional unobtrusive service and incredible, beautifully presented cuisine.

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