Michael Mina – San Francisco
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 vibrant 3-course express lunch menu is offered Monday to Friday for $49 per person alongside the à la carte menu, and the 5-course dinner tasting menu is offered at $165 per person, inviting 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Celebrate that special one with a Valentine's Day Dinner at Michael Mina. Our Chefs will prepare a six-course dinner, guaranteed to delight the senses ($235). Our Master Sommelier, Jeremy Shanker will be at your service to complete your meal with perfect pairings ($185). Make your reservation now.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Yhe menu is only prefix
Overpriced at $165 per person before beverages
Great dining experience and great service just a little noisy and annoying with a nearby rowdy and obnoxious table which didn’t do the restaurant any favours.
Excellent Food, Tremendous wait Staff. Excellent sommeiller. Very Pricey
Just too expensive great fantastic food if your budget is big enjoy
My favorite restaurant in San Francisco.
Fair enough it is quite a pricey endeavor but then it is an amazing experience as well.
Whenever I leave Michael Mina’s restaurant, I am happy, uplifted and think about the wonderful experience for days
As usual Michael Mina improved since the last time I was there for the first week of the middle eastern menu, it is now fine tuned to perfection. Service is very simple and attentive. The only major inconvenient is the noise level: when the restaurant is full, forget it to have a conversation with you nearest neighbor... unacceptable for a one star Michelin. I use to come here very regularely but had to change my habit due to the noise level...
I was very disappointed in the value of the food here. While the entrée that I had was good it was probably the smallest piece of fish I’ve ever had it was almost laughable. The desserts were very average and in fact I did not like the lemon tart at all. It had a horrible aftertaste. Came here for a business lunch, but definitely would not recommend if you are hungry. I most likely would not return.
Mastery at its best! A an excellent executed dinner that if I count two amuse-bouche, and two sweet teasers after the desert is actually closer to a 9 course dinner (going by other restaurant's measurements). An excellent value (price/performance ratio) where this hyper critical gourmet has zero negative remarks, because every single dish served was flawless!! And of course the flavor profile that is middle eastern / northern Africa inspired, lends to the extraordinary culinary experience.
And of course I can only recommend to go with the wine pairing, because these well composed courses deserve the correct wine pairing, and the sommelier did very well with the combinations.
With this great experience it is hard to even pick a favorite dish, although my wife was enamored by the lobster course, which was realllllly good but I don't want to say that anything else was not equally good :).
After more than 6 experience at Michael Mina's Bourbon steakhouse (forget anybody else claiming they are a steakhouse in Silicon Valley) I am coming to the conclusion that Michael Mina is a name to look up anywhere to see if there is one of his restaurants.
A truly memorable night with an amazing tasting menu, beautiful wine pairings and impeccable service. We were tempted to stay for the second seating and do it all over again!
Michael Mina should make customers aware that the menu is a 5 course dinner only
No all-a-cart menu options are available
However, the food and ambiance and service is in the exceptional category
Excellent, warm service. Great prefix menu for Christmas Eve. Favorite of all the restaurants we’ve attend on Christmas Eve in SF so far. Try the Lobster Pot Pie!
Christmas Eve menu was delicious and they gave us a complimentary amuse bousche as a great. Was great
A great experience to celebrate the year with a work colleague. The fixed menu with entree option was a great way to go.
Excellent in every way. Food, service, presentation, ambiance... one of my favorite places to eat in San Francisco!
I thought it was overpriced and the food was mediocre. Disappointed.
A very enjoyable holiday dinner celebration. Beautiful presentation.
We contacted the restaurant ahead of time as we were limited on time with theatre tickets. The staff did an outstanding job of serving us promptly and were very aware of our needs! Food was excellent, paired with a sommelier recommended champagne that was fabulous! Assistant GM Seth Johnson personally checked with us to ensure we were happy with everything. We were!
It was a great experience. We were celebrating our anniversary and everyone there made our experience really special and memorable starting with a card wishing us at our table. Will definitely go back..was wanting to visit for years and just so happened that I got perfect lunch reservations on our anniversary..
Amazing White Truffle Tasting menu. Great ambience and service. Would return again.
Bathroom was dirty, service was extremely slow, food was decent.
What a delightful surprise! It’s certainly costly, but we were impressed with the extra, tasty dishes we were given and with the seasonings we received upon leaving. Also, they let us see the seasonings they used and explained why they were so special. The service was impeccable and gracious and the tastes were exquisite. We will be frequent customers.
Amazing! Everything was delicious. great ambiance and service. Cocktails were impressive too
Excellent dinner from prix fixe menu with superb wait staff. A little pricey with some unexpected add on that took away from an otherwise delightful dining with my wife and daughter.
MM is a neighborhood restaurant for me, I’ve been many times. I generally enjoy their food and service. Their thanksgiving meal was an appalling ripoff. Simple, really, simple dishes. Up charges that were unavoidable. $75 for a sad little shaving of truffles on some sad butter noodles that, with the fixed price already cost $50. Scallops the size of belly button lint “Seasonal” sides that were truly inedible.; sweet potatoes were particularly gross. The cranberries could have come from a can. The wine pairing was the biggest ripoff. 4 half pours for $130. Not more than 10 oz poured. 3 out of the four pours are readily available from the wine merchant in the ferry building. No bottle retailed for more than $50. $1000 for dinner for two, no food, wine, or service anywhere near that quality. Good bye Michael Mina.
Food is really tasty. Amazing service. Ambiance is great.
The service was terrific. The restaurant is beautifully designed and the food was good. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
Amazing, this is an experience and not just dinner. Everything was perfect. The food and wine were superlative.
Average experience in a city with so many options. Here my feeling is that you pay for the brand over the actual meal/experience.
Unreal flavors triggering both childhood memories and new experiences. Food is over the top but so are prices. Save this for the most special occasions and you’ll score big. Can’t wait to go back.
Lunch tasting menu served family style is a really good value. I don;t recommend the dinner tasting meu..more expensive and nothing memorable.
Commendable low noise level (72 db) as measured by db meter iPhone download.
Let me start by saying that we've been Michael Minna fans for years, and have had some of our favorite dining experiences with MM. But it's been a few years since we've been to the one on California St., and well, let's say it's clearly changed with the times. The impossible wealth and excess of SF times, that is.
First, it is a tasting menu only. We were surprised by this, and were not really in the space for a 5-course meal, but what the hell, we were there and it was getting too late to go somewhere else.
The courses were nice, service was lovely, and I love how MM is bringing in the Egyptian flavors. The one that comes to mind in particular was the amuse bouche...baby falafel-type bite that was incredible. But there were some pretty big misses. The king crab first course was not delivered, and only when we were served an alternative and asked the server were we informed that they were out of the king crab. Second course is octopus, veal or pasta. I don't eat octopus or veal so was offered a 'supplemental' pasta with truffles, which the menu indicates is an extra $35, but when the bill arrived it was $80. BIG miss. 3rd-4th-dessert was honestly not memorable.
Let's talk about the REALLY big change here. The wine list. We love wine and don't mind splurging. There was exactly 1 bottle under $200, and all other bottles were at least $300 and up to $8000. Nothing in the $150-$250 range. I know, we should have checked the website!! Now we want a glass of wine, and it's $65 - $85 a glass!
I only focus on the price because, as I mentioned above, MM really seems to have gone the way of ultra-excessive SF. The place was filled with expense account dinners and at least 2 tables with wealthy men and their escorts.
There were no gasps of WOW that one would expect from a meal of this magnitude. Nothing that would make we want to go back and drop the obscene amount of money we spent on a meal that was just very nice.
Good for an expense account but not near good enough to justify the absurdly high prices. Food ranged for mediocre to good but a boozy lunch for 2 was $300
MM does not compare well to other white table restaurants. Sincere hospitality is not evident: The person taking our order focused on all the up charge menu items, which gives patrons the feeling of being cheap if we settle for the $165/person option. In comparison, French Laundry, Acquerello, Spruce servers engaged us in enjoyable conversation. I found aspects of the service pretentious: For example, showing a tray of spices that supposedly sets the food apart from the norm. Middle eastern spices are no longer exotic in the Bay Area. Service was lax: I had to pour my own water over the course of 2.5 hours not once, but twice. Food was meh: Octopus was well executed. I liked the cheese dessert. Sea bream broth was too salty though the calamari in the dish was perfectly cooked. Other dishes I found unremarkable. Lack of attention to detail: Women’s room was out of soap and badly needed touch up paint. Another example is the packaging of thank you comstable gifts. MM’s rattles around in a compostable container. The MM stickers had not adhered to the box. In comparison French Laundry and Acquerello’s goodies come beautifully packaged and in an appropriately sized bag.
The birthday card and birthday cake was a nice touch.
I think Michael Mina is compromising quality experience for quantity of restaurants. When I want to International Smoke, ceiling tiles were missing and “plantation” window slats were warped. Banquet seating sloped forward thus we’re not comfortable. Thus I won’t go there again though food at this restaurant was good.
The lunch price fixe was such a great way to enjoy !
It is for a very special occasion experience. The service, the details in bringing the food and explaining the courses made the experience more extraordinary. The food was so exquisite, flavors exploding in your mouth. The best meal we had in a long time. It is not only the meal but a memorable event!
The Tasting Menu was outstanding as was the service. Cocktails before lunch were perfect !
Inventive, creative, delightful and unique. Very expensive.
It was a fabulous dinner, we were greeted by a lovely hostess, then our server and the sommelier were outstanding professionals who explained and assisted us with our choices. We learned about the orange wine and we decided to get a bottle to try and it was a pleasant experience. Highly recommend this place
The dinner with wine pairings are very overpriced.