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.View Private Dining Details
Celebrate Mother's Day at Michael Mina! The restaurant will be serving dinner on this special evening.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Celebrate Easter at Michael Mina! The restaurant will be serving dinner on this special evening.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
On a rare date with my husband, and while it is not inexpensive, it was worth every penny. We even sprung for The caviar course which was spectacular. The food was delicious and creative, there was a desert custard made with mushrooms that was the perfect amount of sweet over a cardamom cake, and the service was friendly, efficient and never overbearing.
We had the five course meal and it was really delicious. My favorite was the razor clam chowder and the scallops three ways. Each course was an unique experience. Plan on dinner taking a few hours and costing easily $500 for two people. However, it is well worth the price for a special occassion.
Hands down the most incredible meal we have ever had. Michael Mina's staff was impeccably trained to guide you through both the menus and wine list with ease. Can't wait for an excuse to go back and enjoy the food again.
Quite expensive for an unremarkable meal. Would have preferred to order a la carte. This was a sampler meal that could have had a few more courses or larger portions.
It turned out to be a very pleasant evening as the service was very good but the meal itself was rather so so.
We had a fabulous dining experience for my husband’s birthday. The food was great and our server David was awesome!
The food was delicious and the service was incredible!
I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't that expensive and the food was very much worth the price. delicious ingredients and good blend of flavors. I would definitely go back for special occasions. The Ahi tuna tartare was delicious!
We chose Michael Mina for our anniversary (and to compare with a previous anniversary at Quince). Given the price, we had elevated expectations for someone as wonderful and, of course, pricey as Quince. First around ambiance. We looked around and the people in the restaurant mostly looked like VCs or those just closing a business deal or celebrating some business event. Not many couples or small groups especially compared to Quince. Service was exceptional, eloquent, flawless. The sommelier arrived a little late (i.e. we started eating our first course) but that wasn't a big deal. I chose the non-vegetarian tasting menu and my wife chose the vegetarian menu. Great descriptions which even heightened our expectations. Unfortunately, the dishes, albeit good at most restaurants, didn't meet those enhanced expectations (vs Quince which did). So all in all, even though a great meal, we were disappointed especially when the the bill was $500.
Very nice & fancy restaurant. Super kind staffs there. Worthy to spend hundreds of dollars on special anniversary such as birthday for the significant other.
Fantastic food, fantastic service, will come again
A really nice well prepared dinner without molecular cooking.
One of the most enjoyable meals I've had in a while. Minas service was point on from start to finish. Tasty bread and herb butter on the table right away. Two of us had scallops which melted on our taste buds. My other guest had the pork fillet and she gave it thumbs up.
This worked perfectly with a beautiful bottle of Chardonay. However, I wasn't pleased of the way the serving of the wine was handled. Not opening the wine at the table! He got the approval from me that it was what I ordered and took the wine away, opened it at the bar, took a sip, and returned to the table. Commenced to pouring the wine and right away, I ask him first "how he found the wine"!
We enjoyed my special birthday lunch given by friends. The five course meal was excellently prepared. Our waitpeople were very attentive about my husband's gluten allergy.
The only discrepancy with the voucher was that the travelzoo printout indicated the meal included a non-alcoholic beverage for each person, but we were charged for the juice and coffee we ordered.
The chefs and staff at Michael Mina hit it out of the park on Saturday night! An amazing eight-course dinner, followed by equally amazing desserts. Our server, Kelsey, was knowledgable, skilled and just the right cross between totally professional and Minnesota friendly. My Bostonian friend was equally impressed. We will darken their doorstep again!
We had purchased two $49.99 each coupons for 5 course lunch. We actually ended up spending well over $200 (for lunch!) when all was said and done, and that was due to absolutely ridiculous prices on wines (chose ONE glass of cheaper option at over $20 per glass!), and the crazy price of $10 for a cappuccino!!! Perhaps if they had actually provided us with menus we might have seen that outrageous price! For god's sake if you are going to charge such a crazy price for coffee, at least CLEAN your espresso machine once in a while, so the drinks don't come out bitter and undrinkable! Portions are tiny and just OK.
Great food experience very creative, drinks excellent, the staff extremely professionak and diverse. Food cook with local produce and the taste exquisite. Love to go back again.
Did five course lunch tasting menu. Didn't know most of it was seafood based and my wife isn't a big seafood fan. Wish we had known in advance.
We didn’t feel like the food was up to par with the price.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent service, great ambience, however, the food wss subpar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was a special birthday lunch- outstanding experience- service was crisp & professional, food was expertly prepared & delicious
Perfect food ambience and service
We had the chefs tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was fabulous. I even had an oyster, which I hate, and it was delicious. The staff was extremely conscientious without being overbearing and our primary server, Sam, was a delight. We will definitely go back and we highly recommend Michael Mina.
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.)
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!
Food was sub-par.
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.
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!
Best staff, food and experience .. Loved everything..
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.