Mourad

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This 3.5 San Francisco Chronicle rated and three year running 1 Michelin Starred Restaurant is a follow up to Mourad Lahlou's Michelin starred Aziza. Mourad is a modern interpretation of a cuisine deeply rooted in the past. Our food pays homage to those roots, showcasing the rich and vibrant flavors of Morocco in new ways that harmonize with the fresh, local, artisanal ingredients, and the spirit of innovation of Northern California. Mourad is located in the historic Pacific Bell building in San Francisco’s South of Market and Financial Districts. The contemporary design seamlessly blends the Art Deco building with steel accents for a setting that is both modern and inviting.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best service for a pre-fixed menu I have had in quite a while. And the wine pairing comes with more than just a tiny taste for each pairing. Food was quite good as well.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and service! 2 couples- ordered 4 cocktails- all delicious (although hard to navigate the menu bc so niche!). We split 2 appetizers (duck liver and salmon). Yum!! Then, we split the shareable beef short ribs (serves 2-5). So good and We had leftovers!

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San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the restaurant. Some years ago we dined at Aziza and loved it so we were looking forward to trying Mourad. We had a wonderful dining experience. To start off, the restaurant is in a beautiful setting—we loved the tall ceiling, big windows, brick walls and feel of the restaurant including the dishware and glassware so pretty. The wait staff were attentive and well trained.
Our waiter went over the menu with us and described the different menu sections and food flavors very well. We ordered the raw oysters as a start and loved the smoky, umami flavor of the sauce. We ordered the tomato/watermelon salad and the signature dish—the basteeya—delicious duck, apricots, almonds and the octopus with Brussels sprouts was a table fav, too.
We decided to try la’acha and tried both the snapper and the short rib dish. I loved the short rib—which was slow cooked for a few days and was not like anything I’ve had before. We had help with the wine selection and were very pleased with the suggestion which worked well with both the meat and fish.
We’d recommend this restaurant. The presentation of the dishes was part of the whole, wonderful experience and it was a very special way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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SN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single dish was delicious. Great wine pairing.
Excellent service!

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C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all away around. The food and service is 5 stars. We will definitely return.

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AJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Attentive and well informed staff.

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DE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guest and I had an absolutely fantastic experience with Mourad. We enjoyed the tasting menu and were blown away by the presentation, complex flavor profiles, and most importantly the service. Sean took care of us from the time we arrived. He was very informative, attentive, and respectful of our time. The food runners and back waiters were personable and knowledgeable as well. I’d highly recommend Mourad and strongly suggest trying their tasting menu. It’s always nice to let someone else handle the decision making process and just relax and enjoy your time with your guest. I’m currently Bi-Coastal and will have frequent visitors over the next few months, as I’m new to the area. I will definitely be bringing my friends and family to enjoy Mourad’s offerings!

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Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience, delicious food, fantastic service

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had to ask for the wine that was decanting after our entrees had been served. It was brought immediately but wish we didn’t have to ask. It was also a subpar wine for $200 so we were all disappointed. Sides were ok - nothing stellar. Short rib very good.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Exquisite and beautifully complex flavors. Truly a remarkable dining experience.

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t
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING BD dinner and incredible service with Devin

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JM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was well prepared but seemed overly complex rather than thoughtfully combined. High level of service but the service itself felt perfunctory rather than an attempt to maximize our pleasure in the dining experience.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful presentation on the food. Our waiter was not the best & appeared annoyed. Great ambiance

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Salmon appetizer was great. Braised beef is a bit salty for me, but the sauce isn't bad. The dark chocolate cake is very rich, like it a lot. Great service, the decor was very nice too.

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d
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food and wine recommendations. Nice ambience with a touch of modern elegance. The food was great and surprisingly for such a high end restaurant, the portions were decent.

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The short rib from the family menu was rich and tender. The cocktails are nicely balanced just as the waitress described. They are an interesting mixture of flavors that is not too sweet and not too sharp.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food tastes nothing but salty. They gave me the wrong check .
Bad experience

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SB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the best meals in recent memory! Highly recommend Mourad! Can’t wait to go back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance and service!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance, good good. Would not have guessed it's Michelin starred but worth a try

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a
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

all very good but we had a reservation for 8.15 pm and we have waited for 25 minutes.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dinner. Didn't have a bad bit. Highly recommended!

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Unfortunately I received a bad entree. The highly recommend Lamb was so tough could barely chew and lacked any flavor . A $27 glass of wine ? Really should be memorable for it's taste, quality and pairing but was mediocre. Service is Michelin star worthy and spectacular presentations but final products fell way short.

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GF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very memorable meal. Scallops and braised beef were delicious.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. A well trained and knowledgeable staff as well.

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RD
Vietnam
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite the portion size, food was excellent! We started off with a few appetizers and the lamb tartare was just mind blowing -absolutely a must try! From appetizers to the main course to dessert - it was an amazing lunch! An easy 5 star here!

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Responded on July 12, 2019

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i
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST ever. The food and services was exceptional!!

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable for a good meal in elegant surroundings

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YZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was poor. Mishaps and didn’t seem to know the menu.

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TF
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent decor
The service staff were friendly and attentive and professional
Very knowledgeable about t the food being served
We tried the tasting menu
Portions wer small but delicious we wer expecting classic Mediterranean foods but was surprised by the innovative cuisine

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Responded on July 12, 2019

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, must go!

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AV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That might have been the best meal I’ve ever had.
Spectacular

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Responded on July 12, 2019

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening! We had the tasting menu and every dish was excellent.

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Responded on July 12, 2019

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food at Mourad was very different from anything I had before in this country. It’s Moroccan influences combined with local north Californian produce gave it an unique flavor. Service was friendly and efficient. The appetizers were amazing. We ate the roasted chicken in a family style and it was probably the best roast chicken we have ever tasted. We also tried the lamb and the fish which were both good. It would have been nice if one did not have to pay for the special bread - felt that was a bit cheap for such a high end restaurant. However, one must try it because it’s delicious!

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Responded on July 12, 2019

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CI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way. Truly unique flavor and texture combinations. Worth a visit. Unlike any others.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food and service is very good as well. The place looks like a fancy creative restaurant

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MN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food experience was not as good as we anticipated given the online ratings and the pricing.

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my my wife's 40th birthday, also noted in my reservation. Unfortunately it wasn't even recognized by the staff.

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LE
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lunch my girlfriend and I had. I called to say we would be 10min late as we were waiting for valet to take our car. No problem. The menu suggestions and descriptions of our order were outstanding. We both loved the “Spreads” appetizers. I had the Salmon with fennel, cherry, almond and caper. Excellent flavors. My friend had Shakshuka which the Moroccan version includes kefta meatballs and thick red tomato sauce with poached eggs. So full of flavors, the eggs are so creamy and smooth, and even better when dipped with bread. We want to come back for dinner next time we are in San Francisco. Thank you to all that made this experience so nice for us. Off to see Hamilton after our desert of expresso’s.

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Responded on July 5, 2019

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b
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fare, & excellent service!

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