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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.
San Francisco, CA 94111
American, Contemporary American, Japanese
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday-Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Monday-Friday 11:30am to close
Saturday & Sunday 5pm to close
Front and Battery
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
MICHAEL MINA is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department for details.
Valet available beginning at 5:30pm nightly
Michael Mina, Raj Dixit
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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