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.View Private Dining Details
A truly exceptional dining experience. Five stars doesn’t do it justice. The intersection of spectacular customer service and enchanting food is at Mourad.
Excellent. The meals (octopus and scallops) were very well-prepared and elegantly presented. The wine list is extensive, covering a wide range of varieties and pricing, and includes California and many imported wines. Service was excellent. The main dining room is modern and lively (upstairs is less interesting, but more quiet). Would come back again.
Went to Mourad for lunch hoping to have Moroccan cuisine. Is it Moroccan food ? I have been to Morocco many times and love food there. I also have Moroccan friends who love to cook. This restaurant has nothing to do with the traditional Moroccan food. They use fresh ingredients and overall everything was pretty good, but I wouldn’t call it Moroccan. It’s a pricy, small portions, creative Californian cuisine with some Moroccan accents. I wouldn’t go there again.
Mourad has never disappointed me and it has been rated as outstanding by friends I've referred.
Special recognition goes to the wait staff and somm.
Awesome amazing outstanding would do it again
We were bowled over by the fabulous food and service. I highly recommend the Moroccan chicken served family style for 2 to 3 people. We were 3 and it was perfect. Also don't miss Mourad's amazing duck b'stilla. Not to be missed. This is a special place of any special occasion.
I was at a large group dinner and we were served the entire menu (family style). Everything was just amazing - but surprisingly, the roast chicken was one of the best dishes I’ve had in the city. Hands down. Rarely say that about chicken.
The most delicious meal I have had in a long time ! Service was phenomenal and can’t wait to go back .
We were celebrating our anniversary. The staff congratulated us throughout the evening. Food, service and atmosphere were exceptional as always.
The cuisine is creative, for sure. But not all of it works. The Jidori egg (with potato foam and caviar) was overpowered by the pomegranate molasses at the bottom, which is really a shame considered that this is a $60 snack (because of the caviar, which we ended up spooning out separately). The Kampachi and Foie Gras appetizers were excellent and original (though the little cakes accompanying the foie gras were *much* too sweet). The scallop main dish was also very good; the lamb was perfectly cooked, but the accompanying lentils were *way* too salty. The chocolate dessert is totally avoidable (and this from a chocolate freak), but the pistachio/blood orange cake is fantastic. Cocktails were nice. Wine list is impressive if insanely overpriced ($180 for a bottle of Bourgeuil - seriously??). Service was attentive (if a bit too chatty), and atmosphere was very pleasant. A good experience overall; we might return and try some of the less expensive dishes, which might leave us with a better sense of value.
Went for my birthday! Picked a wrong place! No dessert or any other special gesture! Menu is strange and there aren't many choices or any flexibility for replacement! Portions too small! Wine was the only thing notable! Will not return!
This is my second time dining at Mourad, and this time I brought my parents while showing them the highlights of SF. Everything on the menu is interesting and delicious. The food is thoughtfully and carefully prepared, and unique enough that you know you can’t find it anywhere else. I highly recommend the family style options for a group of 4 - you get a generous portion and lots of sides. Of course, this restaurant is expensive, but I feel that it is well worth the money for a special occasion!
Upscale (upscale!, upscale!!) Moroccan. Cuisine so complex and creative that I doubt any native Moroccan would recognize it. Wonderful but by the end of the meal I felt it was very much "too, too" - even the dessert!!! I was unable to drink more than half of the herbal/mescal/whisky cocktail. I was so 'overloaded' by the food that I felt unable to tolerate even a glass of wine (yet one more flavor to deal with!).
Spectacular urban modern chic setting.
The best! Can’t wait to have my next meeting!
Excellent food, good sized portions and good cocktails
The tasting menu is not better than the normal one...
Outstanding fare with a strong Moroccan base but an innovative local touch, too. Friendly, attentive service in a dramatic space.
An absolutely phenomenal meal!! The staff is incredibly gracious and professional. The food is delicious; it is very inventive and the flavors are amazing. It is a perfectly wonderful culinary experience. One of my favorite restaurants in the world!
Great service and delicious food in a cool atmosphere
Great, creative menu. Attentive service, interesting and tasteful interior design.
Food was excellent as always. We shared the lamb shoulder.
Our experience was ruined by an extremely loud group of 4 people. This group was extremely disruptive and bothered quite a few tables. However, the restaurant staff was not interested in preserving the ambiance for other tables. This obnoxious group and the very lukewarm service made us cut our evening short at Mourad. Our waiter couldn't care less...
My recommendation: beware if you are expecting a quiet/romantic evening, it can be a hit or a miss. I had a great experience previously so I selected this place for my spouse birthday... definitely a mistake if not in a large group.
Our new favorite .
Beautiful restaurant and food to match
Food always is good here, but this time was even better. Quite a treat. The wine list is large & comprehensive, with some excellent wines but unbalanced in terms of covering all price ranges (i.e., the middle). Next time I may bring my own....
Twin sis in town perfect place to unwind and share delicious foodie fare.
Friendly and efficient service. Best lunch item we had was the chicken wings. Outstanding. The kefta meatballs and the braised beef also quite good. Salmon entree very good. Duck beesteya was ho-hum in comparison to everything else. Generous and delicious bowl of olives. Heirloom cannelloni beans so-so. Pricey but interesting and tasty overall.
This is a great restaurant. This time (my second) the timing was off a bit. They acknowledged it and treated us appropriately.
I would have no reservations about returning.
My heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Mourad. All I had to do was send a message about my 20th anniversary celebration and that were are vegetarians. What we experienced there was nothing short of magic. At the entrance, we were greeted “happy anniversary”. Brought smiles to our faces. The menu was personalized with the message “Happy 20th anniversary”. Brought joy to us. The server knew exactly what our preferences were and suggested choices that were perfect for our needs. Brought us a complimentary drink on the house for our special occasion. We were ecstatic now! Then came food. OMG...the most authentic and delicious morrocon food ever! Every ingredient was distinct and the flavors were amazing. We ordered cous cous, potato, gem lettuce and olives...what a feast! Then they brought a specially made for us vegan dessert..at this point we were just Wowed! And through out the dinner, they were especially attentive to us, from cleaning tables in-between courses to ensuring we had everything we needed. Attentive yet giving us our privacy. This was one of the best dining experiences ever that would get a 10/10 on every single parameter. Way to go Mourad! Thank you so much for making it so very special for us!
Each dish was a feast for the eyes and tummy. Flavorful with a variety of textures...exactly what I like. :)
Tried to get a reservation for 6pm. Opentable said there was only a 5:45pm or 6:45pm, so I picked the former. It was pretty empty that whole hour and clearly could have accommodated us.
Pros: Food is thoughtful, well cooked, well plated. Great wine list. Service was excellent- above par. Lovely decor and layout, could have a business conversation with noise level.
Cons: not any or much of a selection for vegans. I noted this was a business dinner, yet when my boss ordered a cappuccino, one server told him to make sure he didn't have any foam on his lip when he went in for the post-dinner kiss (SUPER awkward). The place felt kinda empty.
Food is always great. Ambience is nice for both causal and business dinners.
I think if greeters are more welcoming and less judging, it would not hurt. Also it took me 6 repetitions to order a Moroccan tea. I almost felt like being teased. I have been to Mourad 7 times in last 12 months but I think I will not come back just because the way I have been treated last two times.
Another wonderful Moroccan meal--this time, lunch. Had dinner several times, but never lunch. The lunch menu isn't as extensive as dinner, but fun and imaginative, with plenty of ideas to make mid-day great. Greeting & service impeccable--as good as, or better than, the best restaurants in San Francisco--kind, thoughtful and smart. You think you've had an avocado toast appetizer until you've had Mourad's--first layer is albacore--stacks of avocado over it--amazing! We ordered the smoked salmon & the couscous (with veggies) entrees--and shared them. Couscous yummy & flavorful, and the smoked salmon was thick and seared, and perfectly (yes!) prepared--totally delicious. Dessert was called "chocolate", but was indescribable--that's saying a lot from chocolate lovers. Perfect lunch--thank you, Mourad.
Excellent restaurant, service a bit indifferent
Of the Michelin restaurants I’ve been to in SF, probably a dozen, this is one of my favorites. The food is incredible as is the service. Great flavors, highly innovative, presentation is impeccable. If you can get a seat at the glass upstairs and watch the kitchen it’s a masterpiece. Overall exceptional.
Very enjoyable family style dinner
We had a great time. The restaurant layout is nice, and we had a great table overlooking the kitchen. The service is very attentive and friendly, really top notch. We got the tasting menu and beverage pairing which was almost all outstanding. The only things I didn’t love were the duck from the tasting menu (just not wild about that style of preparing it), and the ribeye which I felt was a bit over sauced. This is just my opinion of course. But we had a wonderful time and would recommend it to others for a special occasion.
Think the bloom is a bit off the rose at Mourad. My husband and I first went here a couple of times when it opened - a very "happening" place, great service, pricey food but unique and delicious enough to be worth it. We took out of town friends there for dinner on Friday night and it was a bit of a disappointment. The decor still stuns but we were able to change our reservation at the last minute from 8 to 6:15 on a Friday night - our first sign that it wasn't the impossible reservation it used to be. We were seated at a table for four in the middle of the DR with two empty large booths on either side. We asked to be seated there (for more comfy seating and a bit more quiet), the waitress had to ask her manager (really?) and came back and said they were reserved for special occasions. I said we had a reservation . . . but to no avail. About an hour later, two young men very casually dressed sat in one of these large booths and the other had a family with a small child. Special occasions? Uh, no. The service was fine but the prices are extraordinary for what you get. The menu has such a large selection of foods you've never heard of, we found it hard to even choose one appetizer we thought we'd eat. Wound up sharing the whole chicken ($75!!!!) and the short ribs ($145???) with the sides. Dinner was certainly yummy but for these prices, I'd pick Boulevard every time. We won't be going back to Mourad any time soon.
Superb cuisine with a quiet, contemporary vibe, and super-attentive service professionals. The food is wonderfully satisfying and surprisingly innovative without being precious or trying too hard. We whiled away a few hours here one afternoon for a late lunch, and really hated to leave. Another plus is the beautiful PacBell Art Deco building in which the restaurant is housed. An interesting counterpoint to the sleek modernism of the restaurant. Enjoy!
The Valentines Day tasting menu and wine pairing were sublime! Service exceptional.
Fantastic food and ambiance!
We look forward to coming back and recommend Mourad to friends