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About 54 Mint
54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. 54 Mint is also a retail store where you can purchase, for a simple gift or for your own need, a variety of imported products such as extra virgin olive oil from Umbria, balsamic vinegars, cheese, spices, wines and much more...Our bar will remain open until midnight offering an extended variety of cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits as well as a late-night menu of small bites.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10 pm,
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Happy Hour: Everyday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mission and Market streets
$30 and under
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a Public Parking Garage is also available, located on the corner of Mission and 5th streets.
Mint Plaza is located off of Fifth Street between Market and Mission Streets in San Francisco’s Central Market district. The Plaza is a short distance (approximately 1 block) from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations. Convenient MUNI bus lines include the 14 Mission, 15 Third, 30 Stockton, 45 Union and all Market Street routes.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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54 Mint offers several exclusive and semi-private room options. It can accommodate parties as large as 130 people and can seat groups on a single table for 25 people or less. Please email us at email@example.com for any party of 12 or more to get a quote and prix-fixe menu options.
54 Mint Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here this week. Her comment was best - "this feels like one of those places in Florence". More specifically, it didn't feel like techie San Francisco - all noise and hard edges. A bit old school and a bit euro and a bit really good food. We had a local buffalo mozzarella and grilled brocollini starter and fried smelts w/aoli. Simple sure, but very nice. The grilled brocollini was especially nice. We then shared Cacio e Pepi pasta and grilled lamb chops. Both were excellent. A good bottle of wine (Barolo) and all was good in the night.
Sometimes they have truffles...we missed them but will try again.
We were looking for a new place to eat after a theatre matinee. We saw this place listed on Open Table and thought we would give it a try. So glad we did! 54 Mint is awesome! The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding and we will surely recommend this place to friends. There were so many interesting choices on the menu we had a hard time deciding which entree to have. We wanted to try them all, so we will be back! In the meanwhile, treat your taste buds and go there. You won’t be disappointed!
Service was atrocious. It was Dreamforce week and downstairs was taken over by a group and seemed to be getting all the attention from the servers. Received a different wine from the one ordered and took 3 times asking where the cocktail was that one of us ordered. Pastas however were delicious.
Food, though visually appealing, lacked culinary prowess. The mixed salad was generous but the breadcrumbs garnish was too salty. Octopus was the most tender ever-perhaps too much so-and lacked any depth. The pastas were bland and forgettable.
As far as the service, my date felt pressured by the hovering waiter. His first words told us that they were busy so we should quickly order!
It’s too bad because it’s a great dining room, though rather noisy, and we won’t be going back.
We have eaten here at least a dozen times since they opened several years ago. Never been disappointed. A simple menu with authentic and hearty Roman food. Great starters you can make an entire meal out of, terrific pasta, and always a few fresh and authentic main course large plates. The wine list is fantastic, and generally fairly priced, though you can drop a bundle on an older Barolo if you are a mind to. The waiters and bar tenders are very knowledgeable about the many obscure Italian regional wines.
We showed up early for a reservation and were seated right away. The cocktail menu is pretty sizable and I had a perfect Old Fashioned. The smelt appetizer was worth the price of admission. Salty and crunchy with a great tangy dip. The pasta dishes were well proportioned and thoughtful, with amazingly perfect pasta. I'm looking forward to another visit. Waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable, and offered great pairings.
54 Mint was a tremendous find for me. I was just looking for a time what would work and, as luck would have it, I discovered it. I was meeting some people I'd not met before for a business dinner and we were all impressed. I had about the most succulent halibut I've had in a year - and I order that frequently. we had a great table downstairs surrounded by wine racks. It was bit noisy, but not too bad.
The ambiance was so delightful, the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing and I could have just stayed there for hours and enjoyed the atmosphere. Love it and will go back again when we visit San Francisco again, hopefully in the near future.
Came on a weeknight with a reservation. After being sat, waited 30 minutes for a server to come by and acknowledge us. Pasta sounded fancier than it was, so I was surprised when I got a bowl of spaghetti and sauce. I'm all for simple dishes but was looking for something I can't make at home. I've been here before and have been impressed but after this experience won't be returning.
This was my second visit to 54 Mint. This time wer went for dinner. We shared the octopus appetizer abd the charred broccolini and buffalo mozzarella appetizer and the special duck gnocchi. With two glasses of excellent white wine and the gelato, we were shocked at the price of our neal. I think this place is geared for business folks. It's conveniently located in downtown SF.
Our waiter talked us into a $200 bottle of wine that was quite disappointing. Food took forever to serve and one of our dishes was cold when they brought it (they fixed it). We picked this restaurant because it was so highly rated on OpenTable (3rd disappointment in a row in San Francisco). Don’t go to San Francisco for the food if you come from Chicago. Average restaurants in Chicago are better and cheaper than the nicest restaurants in SanFrancusco.
54 Mint was recommended by a friend. We had a nice evening. I would definitely recommend reservations and sitting in the lower level. We were seated at a community table which I enjoyed but some may not. Service was good. Food portions were moderate, definitely enough to fill you up. The quality of the food was very good as well. My first choice was the duck, which they were out of (6 pm dinner on a Saturday). We had the fettuccine special which was very nice and perfectly seasoned. Wine has a 300% mark-up. The corkage fee on line was $25 but $30 when we arrived. Still better to take your own if you desire a fine wine with dinner. Desserts were fantastic.
Overall, not a good experience. It started out well enough (after we made it through the dark, somewhat scary plaza) as our table was ready, the atmosphere was nice and the wine recommended by our server was quite good. It was loud, but festive. My husband enjoyed the grilled octopus, but the meatballs were a bit salty. We both wanted the Cacio e Pepe pasta. I asked if I could have spaghetti rather than the traditionl thicker noodle, and the server was unsure if it would be ok with the chef. Big red flag! I wasn't asking anybody to shave truffles over the dish, just to substitute the pasta. I also asked for the pasta to be cooked to a very soft consistency, just leave it in the pot a bit longer. I did get the spaghetti, but it was quite hard, even my husband agreed. I asked the waiter to take it (politely)as I couldn't eat it.
He offered to have it remade, but by then my husband was finished, I was over it and ready to leave. When we got the bill, my dish was still on it because he "offered me something else." I made a simple request for a medical reason, it wasn't prepared correctly and should have been taken off the bill. We then had to walk through the scary plaza again.
What started out as a fun evening, ended in disappointment due to a lack of attention to a simple detail.
We really enjoyed the authenticity of the food and style of service. We very much appreciated the full bar, which included some Italian specialties that are hard to find such as certain aperitif and after dinner drinks that are available. Excellent wine list, too! They offer an option of gluten-free pasta, which I don't think they publicize much, and they were also flexible about making a couple of dietary changes for me. Highly recommended!
As always, the food was spot on delicious.
We were very disappointed in the service. 54 Mint has always been one of our favorite restaurants in SF. The service was dismal. We asked the server for certain things like a lime, it never came. No dressing on the salad, it came over dressed. Two coffees, only one was served. At one point, my husband almost got up and went to the bar to get service, finally our waiter returned to our table. We brought a client from LA to dinner to impress him and we left embarrassed. We can not longer recommend your restaurant. The point to going to a restaurant is to be restored. Our experience was anything but.
The dishes were fantastic, especially our two pasta dishes and the simple fish of the day (lingcod). That wait staff was extremely friendly and accommodating of our two young children (ages 6 and 1). It was a wonderful dining experience overall. We will be recommending it to our friends.
This is a difficult review to write since my partner's evaluation and mine are somewhat different. We shared the SUPPli which was nicely done but I thought it needed a little more something to enhance the flavor; he enjoyed it. We also shared a radicchio/pear salad that needed more pear. I found the gnocchi itself to be good but the sauce was a bit bitter. His fettuccine special was very good. He had a chocolate tort for dessert which was very good and they put a candle in it for his birthday. It was a nice touch for an older person. The service was good; the staff was very attentive. Oh, yes, the bread. It was really good...though a bit cooler than room temperature was seemed odd.
The restaurant has a basement room which looked to be perfect for larger groups of energetic young people. They were noisy and seemed happy; since we were on the main floor, my partner and I could hear each other--the best of both worlds.
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