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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.

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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4.5

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
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Fun (5)
Bar Seating (4)
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Seasonal (4)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

We didn’t feel like the food was up to par with the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Everyone there was very friendly and try to meet your need as much as they could. The food is excellent even though we couldn't mix orders with 8 courses chef's tasting menu and 5 courses.
Overall, it is a great place for special occasion, no doubt

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for a business meal + celebration. The place has a grand entrance and beautiful from inside. The staff is friendly. The waiter was pleasant to talk to and he explained all the choices form the menu and what can be customized. We had champagne and red wine, it was pricey and delicious. Food was served in timely manner, it looked and tasted great. We also ordered vegetarian dishes from the starter(avocado and other veggies) and main course (pasta) and they were awesome. I'd definitely go there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We had the Valentine’s Day dinner set, which was absolutely astounding. The perfect course sizes and the services was outstanding. Everything you would expect for a restaurant of this caliber.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

As a special occasion, this place offered a beautiful spacious place, delicately crafted dishes, and attentive staff. This was a nice overall experience that does not come everyday.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the 5 course tasting menu for lunch on Valentine's Day. The food was great; the ahi tuna tartare was our favorite! Service was excellent. Great for a special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Waited 10 min for waitress, didn't provide a menu or explain how lunch worked. Calamari and bread were cold. Waiter delivering the food was wrong about the ingredients in 2 separate dishes. Women's bathroom had concrete floors which smelled, paper towels thrown on the floor and no hood or place to set your handbag so it was the floor! Not 5 star. Wine list outrageously priced. The food was quite good, but not great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service, great ambience, however, the food wss subpar.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The menu sounded fantastic, but the experience was rather frustrating. Truffles without taste. Unbalanced salt levels. Combinations that hide flavours. Mediocre wine. Good service but overall experience was overrated and set to be forgotten. This is a kind of place that may be good enough for a casual lunch. But does not deserve a michelin star.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Stopped by for lunch with a friend. We were seated at the window so perfect for people watching. Very attentive service. Food selection is not broad but every dish has it's own appeal. Have seen complaints about the price but the meal costs are very reasonable when the quality of each dish is considered. If you want to cut your bill stay away from the wine because that is where your costs will add up quickly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Tried the 5 course prix fixe lunch deal through travelzoo. Was worried that we would get second rate "Groupon crowd" food. Definitely felt like they treated the entire meal as such, instead of making it an opportunity to win over new repeat customers.

Tartare was bland. Trout was overcooked with soggy skin. And the pork was very dry. I have been there for dinner and this was not even close to as good as the "full price menu".

Bone broth and hazelnut dessert were tasty though.

Overall, I used to recommend MMina as a good date/anniversary place to friends based on my previous dinner experiences, but this meal left a bad taste in my mouth.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We experienced Michael Mina through a Travel Zoo deal. It was worth the drive from the peninsula. The tasting menu of 5 dishes was a lovely introduction to the restaurant. This is a richly-appointed restaurant with a high-ceiling dining room and an elegant ambiance. The food was delicious, especially the outstanding dessert (chocolate cream, hazelnut and coffee cake) which rounded the meal perfectly. The service was impeccable and we felt welcomed from the moment we stepped through the door. We shall definitely return to try some of their signature dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was a special birthday lunch- outstanding experience- service was crisp & professional, food was expertly prepared & delicious

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fabulous meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service excellent.
Wine pricing many times what I would expect. Many wines 3/4 times retail vs 2 x retail. Could be justified for older rare vintages-BUT not for wines released in the last five years. Had to peruse the list at length to identify a good value for the red and white wines we chose. (List on MM website-did not match the physical list handed to us-making my advance choices null and void.)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Some issues with the food quality. Mentioned several times to staff with no real intervention or offering for something better. Service was extremely sparse. No one checked in with us the entire time to ask about a second drink or how things were going - and we got the chefs tasting too!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was sub-par.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We each did the five course tasting and just felt every dish was unremarkable. Everything was visually appealing, yet lacked depth of flavors. Favorite dish was the cake with cranberries.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always incredible. Service is outstanding . Our waiter, Valentin Cavalade, was really knowledgeable, fun, informative and attentive! And of course Giovanni is always great! Tuna Tartar is a must order!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Best staff, food and experience .. Loved everything..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you like your steak fire grilled or even seared in a pan then Do Not Order the Steak, at Michael Mina they prepare their stake via Sous-vide (in a plastic bag filled with water), which probably saves time during a rush but unfortunately the steak came out tasting rubbery and bland. It forces you to smothered the steak with accompanying sauces, which might be their objective.

The rest of the meal was sublime, I would highly recommend the Duck.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were there for a special occasion and restaurant makes it a personal experience. We had some dietary restriction and they made food for us accordingly. Excellent food.. service and experience...

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

All I can say is it was an outstanding experience! We chose the chef's selection along with the wine pairing. Each plate was delicious! We were seated in a private little corner tucked away. The service at the bar and our table was impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for the best food experience!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always reliable and great, great, fresh food. Love the creativity of the menu and the wonderful attentive service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Impeccable as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing... from the service to the the food we had a fabulous lunch at Michael Mina and will definitely do it again!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary here, service, food, drinks, is superbly amazing!!! Definitely worth the trip!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The whole experience was incredible. The famous lobster pot pie is one of the best things you will ever have. Service is truly exceptional. Pricey, but you can't complain when even the restroom smells like a spa inside.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fancy. Delicious. Slightly salty

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was shiny star. Food was amazing but our server took us through every detail. She was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is an elegant restaurant ideal for a special occasion or a business dinner.
the service impeccable and food innovative and delightful.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was my first time at Michael Mina. I was totally impressed with the ambiance and the great service. What took me over the top was the excellent presentation and flavors we all got from the wonderful dishes. The only problem was choosing what to eat within the five course menu! My son is a sous chef at a Michelin restaurant in SF and he has put this restaurant on the top of his list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We spent NYE in SF which included our 2nd visit to the restaurant. The early seating included a 5 course tasting menu only, with optional wine pairing. The fluke terradito was fabulous, as well as the scallops, maine lobster and syrah wagyu short rib. Wine selections were paired very well except for the Syrah. They accommodated my request to replace the Syrah. Service was excellent and staff was very friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

SMALL DETAILS COUNT!
Prix Fixe meal was very good, beautifully presented and obviously carefully orchestrated in serve ware that was inspired by art. Clearly a large investment was made in serve ware (not votive on the table).
Service left some to be desired - One of the party could not have Lobster and told the wait staff that prior to dinner. She acknowledged that, saying she would consult with chef. She NEVER RETURNED to make an offering of an alternative course! Rather, just served a lentil dish while others received the lobster course.
The Washroom was not well attended -sinks were very dirty(not just wet) , backside of doors were worn and chipped and most shocking was the flower arrangements in the nooks were actually dead and crisp. White Peonies were shriveled, white Asiatic lilies brown on edges, I would've believed that for the New Year's eve service (not your ordinary night) Fresh flowers would have been presented. Our party was part of the first seating, can only imagine what happened later in the evening for $50 more.
There are many restaurants in the San Francisco area that present extraordinary food with attention to all the details that elevate the entire experience beyond good.
Might a Michelin reviewer have reneged on the star?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and Service were amazing. The downside is the noise.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We chose Chef's Tasting with Wine Pairing, and the choice was very excellent. I had wonderful memory with my husband at Micheal's Mina.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Phenomenal. Period.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Arrived an hour early (my mistake) but was well taken care of by the bar staff.

Dinner was fabulous, with impeccable service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I started with tuna tartare. It was delicious! But the woman who served it was on the “not so pleasant “ side. My friend and I had the trout. Love the way it was prepared! The skin was crispy!
The rest of the staff we came in contact with were just wonderful! Very friendly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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