Mourad

4.7
1530 reviews
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$50 and over
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Moroccan
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This 3.5 Bauer rated and three year running 1 Michelin Starred Moroccan Restaurant is a follow up to Mourad Lahlou's Michelin starred Aziza. The menu highlights the culinary bounty and influences of the Bay Area with inspiration rooted in traditional Moroccan cuisine. 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Moroccan, Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday-Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Nightly from 5:30pm

Bar:
Monday-Friday from 11:30am
Saturday and Sunday from 5pm
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Phone number
(415) 660-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mourad Lahlou
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Catering
Please contact our Director of Events at events@mouradsf.com for menu and details.
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Cross street
Mission St.
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Parking details
Jessie Square Garage
223 Stevenson St (at 3rd St)
415.978.9634
SFMOMA GARAGE
147 Minna St (at New Montgomery)
415.348.0971
HEARST PARKING CENTER
45 3rd St (at Jessie St)
415.989.4000
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Public transit
Bart and Muni - Montgomery Station
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Director of Events at events@mouradsf.com for menu and details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Chicken and side dishes are excellent.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Hailed as American Contemporary with Moroccan influence. Nope. Very little traditional ingredients and very little traditional flavors on non-traditional ingredients.

The food was good, the service was friendly, noise level acceptable. Overall, good experience but not impressive enough to return or to suggest over the dozen other contemporary tasting menus. Not Michelin star worthy and not worth $155 p/plate.

Tasting menu

*Caviar - a small block of sturgeon topped with caviar. The sturgeon was dry. Flavors were good, but not memorable. Nothing remotely Moroccan.
*Squid - winner of the night. Cut into ribbons with a chilled green tomato and cucumber/horseradish sauce. The flavors were subtle and well balanced. The cucumber/horseradish did give a nod to Moroccan food.
*Couscous - this really missed the mark. The trout roe overpowered the umi and couscous. The dish was too salty to eat.
*Hen - stuffed with crawfish and covered in a black truffle and harissa sauce. Too much gong on! The crawfish overpowered the hen.
*Short Rib - It was a short rib....with cabbage. The short rib tender, the cabbage not over cooked, sauce good, but still It was a short rib with cabbage. It wasn't innovative, unique, or Moroccan.
*Tisane - It was fresh mint leaves seeped in hot water. I wish they had taken the effort to make real tea.
*Strawberry - strawberry ice cream on a bed of black olives. They could have used fruit that was more middle eastern (apricots are in season!) and a milder, buttery olive for a better affect.
*Dark chocolate - this dark chocolate cake was lightly topped with dates, walnuts (why walnuts and not almonds?) and preserved lemons (finally preserved lemons!). It was good, but again, nothing I would come back to try again.

The parting gift was small can of granola. (?) How does this tie to your restaurant?

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

After foodie-ing around for more than a handful of single-starred restaurants, I am finding Mourad one of the best overall, in terms of food, value and atmosphere. The wine list was substantial, though it only had a small selection of half bottles (for those that are into half bottles). The cocktails were on the less sweet side, which is great (also nicely presented).

A lot of the reviews talk about their short-rib, I didn't expect much going into it, but I was quite surprised.
It was really good. If you order the ribs, they do come with a few comfort food style sides which are all good too. There were just two of us and we couldn't finish our food (we did a half order of the short-ribs, and two appetizers).

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely time with everyone. All the patrons had a wonderful time, the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food as always. The restaurant is beautiful; the service is great and the food amazing. Mourad just gets better and better.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I seriously wish I could box up this restaurant and bring it home with us. Usually we find that service is awesome, food mediocre, or food amazing, service disappointing. BUT, let me tell you, we absolutely couldn’t have asked for a better, more enjoyable experience with this place. From the moment we walked in, to walking out, by FAR the BEST restaurant as a WHOLE we have been to in the US. Our dinner tonight consisted of the Kanpachi and the Eggplant dishes for appetizers. For dinner we shared the chicken with the sides of kale, potatoes, couscous, and heirloom beans (which are sides included with the chicken) and then ended or “topped” it off with Honey and Almond and Dark Chocolate.
Seriously this entire meal could be the single most wonderful, exhilarating, sensational meal ever! It’s a lot of food people but it is freaking worth every inch you spare your body to fit more in. On top of all of that!, our server was so delightful. She was kind, knowledgeable, actually excited about her job, appreciative to be working for such an awesome company. She was the best! Next time I’m back San Francisco, I’ll be here! Cheers to my honeymoon and the most amazing meal I could’ve eaten during it!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Old oysters—already feeling sick. Bad table. Salmon good but not great.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Mourad continues to deliver inventive and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Enjoyed our last dinner in San Francisco! First time at Mourad and we would definitely go back again, food was inventive and so tasty and the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Excellent food. Creative cuisine. Their Kefta balls merit a 1 Star Michelin. Really great food and Ambiance. Our best meal in SF.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

It was fantastic ñ! We love everything about it and we’ll worh the price.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Would definitely come back again. Had the chicken family style dish and it was amazing. Would have been a perfect portion for three (we also had the octopus and tartar to start) or four with an addition appetizer or two.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

This was my second time to Mourad. Both the food (overcooked and salty) and the cocktails (undistinctive) were underwhelming.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

I have been to Mourad many times. Food and service are always excellent. Decor is beautiful. Bar is very impressive. Cocktails are very creative.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Very good food, creative flavors and wonderful staff

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

What a fantastic lunch we had! The variety of food and the preparations were beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. We were a group of four people so we ordered several dishes and shared them. Even the desserts were yummy. We highly recommend this restaurant! In addition, the ambiance is elegant and there are several seating arrangements from the main dining room to the mezzanine and other private rooms are available as well! You will love this place!! Great wine list too!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing meal, highly recommend to locals and visitors!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

It was surprising to see the custom made menu with our names printed on it.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Truly creative and outstanding food. Very impressive wine list and helpful sommelier to find a good choice at the right price point.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food is outstanding. The family style short rib with sides are out of the world. Service is attentive but not annoying. Just that the wine menu is a bit overpriced. Will return for a special occasion.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Had noted dinner for husband’s birthday in reservation and requested more private table. Was seated next to largest party in the restaurant when there was several private booths open. No acknowledgement of Birthday. Server was not attentive. Appetizers were good but main entree was braised beef. Did not specify cut of meat which was very fatty and too rich. Disappointed for cost and the fact that only get out a few times a year for a date on special occasions. Would. It return here.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Wonderful birthday dinner at Mourad. Delicious innovative food, lovely ambience, friendly unpretentious service and extensive and interesting wine list. Highly recommend the sharing meals (we had the lamb shoulder) though the tasting menu looked elegant and interesting as well. Lovely experience!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

wonderful food, great service, excellent ambiance
The Basteeya was delicious
The Pecans were delightful

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Expensive but outstanding. Two of us shared the snapper and the others ordered individually. Will save money and return.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

was much better n the past, very small and very expensive portions. Main lamb shoulder dish was a real disappointment, was much better on my last visit a year ago.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Firstly, let me say that I have heard nothing but good things about Mourad. So, our experience would probably not be typical. As far as the staff is concerned, they are some of the finest that I’ve ever been served by. That said, our experience was not great. We were there for an anniversary, and had planned to use a gift voucher. There was some confusion regarding the voucher. And that was embarrassing. But my real krittiq was regarding the food. We ordered the oysters, and they were small and fatty. My daughter ordered salmon, and it was so highly smoked and flavored as to be too rich to eat. It was more of the variety that you would use in small amounts on crackers. I regret not having ordered family style as I love true Moroccan cuisine, which I did not have with what we ordered. In the end we left unsatisfied and went to Whole Foods to finish our evening.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a memorable night! Both food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Celebrated my birthday meal here - the food was excellent. Highly recommend their shared plates, although the portion size was much larger than needed for our group.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Have had fantastic meals at Mourad in the past. This time, the appetizers (kanpachi, eggplant and salmon) were salty, side dish of kale was inedibly sweet, and the branzino was mediocre. Disappointing, but even more so because our waiter was rude and aggressive after explaining our opinion about the meal.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Awesome experience ! Great food ! Great service .. will be back

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

When I take everything into consideration, the worst restaurant I have been to. The food was very bad, the ambiance was ridiculous, goofy lights and concrete & the bill made me laugh and cry. I must say the restaurant was full, however I would recommend to my worst enemy. I plan on speaking to the management. Please do not recommend Murad, there are much better dining experiences to be had in SF.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

We had a baby with us and in spite of notifying that we will need a high chair on opentable- we did not get any call or email that you guys don’t have high chair. My wife has to uber back to bring a portable high chair and everything eventually worked out but it was quite annoying and not a right way to start our evening. The food was so incredible that we did not overthink the stress and enjoyed my wife’s birthday.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

It was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I had never tried Moroccan food before and this was an amazing place to try it. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and the drinks were delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Main course delivered while we were still having appetizers, otherwise we would have given it five stars on the service. We are repeat customers for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

My wife and I had lunch here after visiting the nearby SFMOMA. Service was prompt, professional, and friendly. The buttermilk-potato soup was sublime - rich, complex flavors, velvety smooth, and colorful.
The salmon rillette was delicious, fresh, and a delight to consume. We both had the duck basteeya and marveled over how incredibly flavorful it was - savory with a touch of sweetness, balanced with the spices and sauces that it came with. We had a fabulous time.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Delicious food, seriously taken by surprise at how delicious everything was. I went to Aziza (RIP) quite some time ago and while delicious, we were disappointed that the restaurant had "run out" of the Basteeya on that particular night. In any case, I finally was able to try the Basteeya at Mourad and while absolutely delicious, just about everything else served was amazing. Everything. That's rare. Highest compliment I can pay a place is that I would go back.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Amazing food, outstanding service. The portions are relatively small, so order with that in mind. We'd love to return and do the 10-course tasting meal sometime when we have 2.5 hours to devote to it. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

We were disappointed in Mourad which was recommended by discerning friends. The food was beautifully presented, but not as tasty as it looked. Our food was either oversalted or underseasoned and the quality of the ingredients - especially the lamb and the fish were not top grade. The decor is very attractive and the service excellent.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Food was interesting and very flavorful (though more vegetarian choices would be nice). I don’t care for the common bathrooms with trough sinks, though this is minor. However our service was a miss. Waiter wasn’t confident or knowledgeable about the food or drink menu. Had trouble explaining substitutions, or dealing with a specific drink request. Drinks took too long to come from the bar. One server kept bringing us cocktails we didn’t order and were probably for another table. Overall the service seemed amateur and disproportionate to the quality of the food and price. I’m glad we were there with close friends. Would have been embarrassed had this been a business meal.

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