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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

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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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
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Good for a Date (29)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (23)
Worth the Drive (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Fun (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

I made reservations at MM for an office holiday lunch. I had been to MM one time many years ago when it was at the St Francis. I was disappointed w the service then as I was disappointed w the service this past time. There was a gentleman in our party who did not want feta on his kale salad but was when the salad came there was great still on the salad. When I am at a fine dining establishment I certainly do not expect such careless service like this. The food was mediocre for a restaurant that seems to think it deserves to be in this caliber. Those at the table all ordered the Lunch Tasting menu. The diner w the kale salad asked specifically to make an adjustment because he does not eat uncooked fish (tuna tar tar was the original offering w the tasting menu), hence the kale salad. The pork was very much over cooked, again, a restaurant at this level and price point should never over-cook a pork chop. All in all the food was not bad, but it was not great, and considering the price we were all left disappointed.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good.....Service was very slow...... was told there was a problem in kitchen that delayed food..... 3 1/2 hrs is way too long for a meal....even a 5 course. Also thought it was too high priced for what you got......

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent culinary experience!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 8, 2017

OMG this was by far the best dining experience I have ever had. After traveling Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Hong Kong I can truly say that. I told my story to the hostess, the wait staff, and the captain. We were there on December 7 and that was the 10th anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. Very special day since we were celebrating the fact that I am still alive. They told Michael my story and he came out from private dining to meet me. That not only made my day, but it made my year! He was kind enough to pose for pictures. I will never forget his kindness and for taking the time to meet me.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good food, but portions are very small, and very pricey. Main waiter was outstanding, but dish serving was delegated to other waiters who inevitably could not remember dish allocation among people - a no-no given the high price point ($100 for lunch per person). nobody was around when we left to wish us a good day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

A beautiful space serving fresh and unusual dishes. With a smart touch of fun.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

They wrote a birthday note for my mom's Birthday. The entire dinner was worth every penny!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A lovely experience - each presentation delectable and beautifully prepared. With choices in each category, plus a caviar option, the menu offers great flexibility. The ambience is inviting and comfortable, and the service excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I almost asked the manager if this was a sports bar. When we walked in, there was a boisterous group of young men at the bar, which is open to the dining room. As we were seated, our waiter volunteered that the VERY LOUD group would be leaving soon. That did not occur for AT LEAST an hour. The manager should have taken an active role in controlling the situation I also recommend the restaurant seriously consider sectioning the bar off from the dining room. It ruined what we hoped would have been a quiet and relaxing dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is just amazing. My favorite SF chef. Always a creative presentation and unusual and delicious combinations. Always a bit of sticker shock when the bill arrives but worth it

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice space and ambience. Typical tasting menu-style format with "reserve" wine pairings. Caviar service was delicious. Most of the items in the tasting menu were underwhelming and uninspired. Wine pairings were fine, but nothing special, and not particularly "reserve" choices. Service was fine, but slightly overbearing (particularly the sommelier). We probably would have rated this a very good meal, but for the price and with the Michelin star we expected something far more special.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

$800 for dinner for 2 with a wine pairing, I got the reserve wine pairing but since it took so long to get my first glass I ordered a Sirah that was on the cheaper pairing and it was better than the rest, the food was fine but nothing memorable. I wouldn't go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was very delicious except main course. I ordered duck breast and foi goie but duck breast was not as tender as I expected. My husband's main course was beef/filet mignon but beef wasn't tender either. We spent almost $600 and as a Michelin one star restaurant I expected main dishes should be good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I am probably to critical. We are a party of for, tried almost the entire 5 course menu. The first and second course are excellent. But third and main entries were so so. With this price level, we expected more exciting food. But the last three courses including the desserts were about average. The main lobster pot pie is very skippable.. nothing special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service is impeccable. The good is just outstanding

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Two birthdays celebrated with a delicious tasting menu.

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