Mourad

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This 3.5 Bauer 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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SL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Mourad. The food was great but unfortunately not as good as I remembered. The space is gorgeous the service is excellent. Best lamb in town.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions were small and prices were high. The dishes were overworked and some sauces over powered the food. The room was cold. Service was slow.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was awful

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Seattle
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice to find an upscale restaurant that can be busy and quiet at the same time. Very grateful! Maybe the menu sorts the crowd but the food was fantastic and the crowd was polite and respectful. Why is that so unusual? We will be back!!

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MM
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and flavors were amazing service was great after a very slow start. One of the best restaurants and evening out in San Francisco.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome overall experience. Highly recommended.

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JD
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in San Francisco. Always a must when in town for a conference. I’ve stayed an extra night just to have their pre fixe courses and beverage pairings. Crazy good cocktails.

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RR
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stellar restaurant from beginning to end. All of the food was not only creatively prepared, it was delicious and healthy. Service was great and the ambiance is calming. The chef here is an artist and the servers and entire staff really seem to enjoy their jobs and take a real part in the restaurant.

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WR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As often when I travel this reservation was for a single diner. On arrival I was taken upstairs to a table overlooking the kitchen below. Could not have been more pleased. Had the tasting menu with wine paring. Was an excellent meal and a good experience.

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A
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there celebrating my wife birthday, our experience was amazing. Food, service and ambiance was excellent.

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C
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all aspects and looking forward to the next visit.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food taste and presentation was outstanding.
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But we could not understand anything our assigned waiter was saying and he could not understand us... very frustrating especially for an upscale place. Not sure if was the music or?
We spent the dinner trying to interact with the rest of the stuff who was prepared and started enjoying our dinner!

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu and it was fabulous! Would definitely recommend!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and great value!! The family style chicken with traditional side dishes was the best! Highly recommend

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was a bit disappointing, sweet dishes including the kale and snapper, signature duck appetizer disappointing as well. Very nice wine list.

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F
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here twice and have not been disappointed, great service and food outstanding.

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GK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an exceptional experience eating here. The service was on point. Obviously, a cohesive team. No slackers. Really impressive.

The food was both painstakingly plated and ridiculously full of wonderful flavors! Really well done. Probably the best duck liver I ever had. Likewise for the scallops. And the puff donuts for dessert were absolutely the best I ever had.

Finally, I loved the non-alcoholic options as I'm not a drinker. Really creative and beautifully prepared. It was a nice treat!

I highly recommend this restaurant, and I am looking forward to returning myself!

Mourad
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Way over priced for the small portions. But really good. I eat at upscale sf places a lot. But this just was one of those places that people make fun of for the small portion size and high cost.

Besides that the food was really good.

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

My husband and I went to Mourad to celebrate our one year engagement anniversary! The food was excellent, the ambiance was perfect and the service was great. They printed a custom menu wishing us too and started us off with some delicious bubbly. Would totally recommend this place if you’re looking for tasty food to celebrate a nice occasion!

Mourad
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for choosing us for your special celebration!

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G
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has to be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. We always have the family style dinners and they are to die for. Plenty of food. This time there were 6 of us we ordered the chicken and the short ribs. What a feast. Even some to take home. The chicken which we've had several times did not disappoint and we really enjoyed the short ribs. The sides that come with the dinner are amazing. Especially, love the beans, the potatoes and kale. Can't wait for our next visit.

Mourad
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything

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WD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, great service, excellent wine/alcohol selection. This is the first time I had Moroccan style food, and was blown away by their attention to detail and quality of food. This was was easily competing with other Michelin starred restaurants I've been to, and would highly recommend to anyone wanting the experience.

In particular, their squab dish was truly well done, highlighting the delicate flavors in a very articulate way. I enjoyed their anchovy (and olive oil?) sauce as a bold, but compatible accompaniment to the dish. Their wine pairing (while I didn't participate, but colleagues did) were masterfully chosen; they elevated the dish beyond it's already high quality.

Yes, there is a price factor, but I think Mourad held up with what it provided. The service was impeccable, and the food incredible, and the experience I'll never forget.

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NG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, fully staffed. Food did not wow us but is good. My lemon dessert was so subtle I could not detect the flavors that should have been present.

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding dining experience! Quite exquisite!

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JX
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went recently for an Anniversary dinner - what stood out the most besides the amazing food was how attentive and kind all the servers were. Never had to wait more than a couple of minutes to flag someone down, there was complimentary champagne and desert as well. Would definitely recommend.

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LK
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went because of a write-up extolling the beauty of the locale. this was true but the food and drink were fabulous. Relatively small portions but all complex, beautifully presented and delicious. Will be back soon.

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Very good ambiance, the food is good but not outstanding, the service is good but a little cold.

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IT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent as were the appetizers/starters and desserts. However, their entrees were disappointing. We went for a late lunch and ordered lamb (which is Moroccan specialty), Basteeya and Beef Shortribs. Lamb was overcooked (not tender) and Shortribs 80% fat so they took it off our bill (great service). Basteeya was amazing along with the desserts we had (chocolate, lemon ones).

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sophisticated modern recipe ,spicy and complexity in the dishes,lovely over all

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mourad is a great place for lunch. Service and food are outstanding.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delighted at every turn by the friendliness, helpfulness, and availability of your staff. They really looked like they were enjoying their work and their guests. The whole ambience was relaxed but professional. We felt pampered from the moment we walked in.

But the food was utterly remarkable and stole the show, with impeccable presentation --- which we quickly demolished, and was it ever dleicious. Every dish was unique and a delight. Thank you for the lovely, memorable experience.

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JP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top restaurants in SF

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mourad never disappoints! Another delicious meals with superb service in a hip ambiance that you can actually still have a conversation in. A winner all around!

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DS
San Francisco
138 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a special place, The food is delicious, the service terrific and the wine list really interesting. We opted for the Family Style snapper dinner for 2 of us. While delicious, it was easily enough food for 4 people. I'd order ala carte next time. But I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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VD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is worthy of 3 Michelin stars. We celebrated my friend's birthday, and "Happy Birthday" was printed on the menu. Each of the staff who served us that night wished my friend a happy birthday. The food was nearly perfect -- the highlights were the bastilla, short rib, and donuts, with the only miss being the kampachi, which lacked flavor. The wine service was impeccable, and perhaps my best experience from a sommelier.

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S
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mourad certainly delivered an excellent dinner. The dishes were well prepared, balanced, and delicious. Every dish was thoroughly enjoyed. The service was attentive, informative, and friendly. They certainly earned their Michelin Star. The upstairs table over the kitchen was special! Bravo!

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DB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is fabulous and the booths are cozy for a romantic date.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing but the service was surprisingly poor. Wait staff kept trying to clear our plates before we were done eating. After the third (!) time we half-jokingly asked if they were trying to rush us out. They finally got the hint and backed off.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever eaten! Pricey but well worth it!

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G
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I got sick from what I believe was the Lamb tartare. I discreetly enquired over Facebook in a private message what the food prep and safety protocols were, and i did not receive a response. Poor form.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was very attentive. Ambiance throughout was very nice and tables are spaced out well. The music was good, and the acoustics upstairs are superb for dinner conversation. We had a booth which was nice, comfy and well lit.

On to the food... Save your appetite for the short ribs and sides - the portion for two comes with a lot! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and although we were absolutely full and about to slip into a serious food coma I was disappointed they didn’t give him a nice dessert for the occasion. I ate our leftovers the next day and again, the flavor was very bright but the food was really heavy. I got so sleepy at work lol.

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