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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any party of 12 or more to get a quote and prix-fixe menu options.View Private Dining Details
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Sun 9:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 9:30PM - 9:45PM
Overall: Wonderful food, great atmosphere, terrific service. The octopus was spectacular, as were the lamb chops. I also highly recommend the Acqua di Cedro Nardini for an after dinner delight.
Consistently good! Thankful for service and unique ingredients to make amazing FRESH meal!
Food was extremely average, and we ordered the ones recommended by the waiter
We had the mixed green and beet and blood orange salads, the Fettucini al Romanesco and a halibut fish special. All were great. Service was very attentive. We were there at opening time (5PM), so it was quiet and almost empty. Our only complaint was the basement ambience; the dining area is in a basement with exposed pipes on the ceiling, kind of dingy. I guess if you like that kind of ambience it would be fine. But the food and service were excellent.
Halibut presentation was unappetizing. Pasta carbonara meat was chewy and not flavorful. Service was good but overall a disappointing dining experience. Restaurant was hard to locate without a GPS to guide us. Not recommended.
Service was best I have had in San Francisco, food came out with perfect timing and was delicious
Every course was terrific. I really appreciated getting 3 lamb chops instead of the typical two for the second course. My wife's cauliflower "flan" was to die for. Arrived an hour early for our reservation, but were seated in about 20 minutes. Brought my own Brunello...$30 corkage higher than typical for me, but SF is not an inexpensive place to dine.
I was expecting the food to be good after reading all the good reviews. Unfortunately, none in our party enjoyed the meal. Thr appetizer was decent. And that's it. The risotto was a tad too tangy. The halibut was bland. It lacked salt and pepper and the plating was not intuitive at all. Even the dessert wasn't good either. So it was quite disappointing since we went to this restaurant to celebrate our friends' wedding and Valentine's Day. Service was good though.
So so delicious and staff is great! Very quaint and cute
The waiters were really friendly and nice!! The food was awesome as well!
We got to 54 Mint 30 mins early for our reservation. Checked in with the hostess and she assured us that we might be able to get our table early within 10mins. Great! So we waited around. 10min came, 15min, 20mins, she keeps saying in a few mins. Finally, at our reservation time, we were seated. Now I was there for my wedding anniversary but I was also there with my two year old daughter and if you been to the restaurant before, there really is no area to wait inside. So the three of us waited outside for 30mins for our reservation time to come up. I just think she should have been clear that our table wouldn’t be ready early and we could have came back but everytime I checked in with her, she kept telling me a few more minutes. We got seated and ordered two pastas and two mains. The pastas came out at a relatively reasonable time but qualitu was very different. One pasta was amazing but one was very poorly done. Really heavy on the salt and pasta was not fully cooked even to Al Dente. My daughter and wife still enjoyed the pasta so we just moved on looking forward to our mains. Well... between the pasta and our mains, there was a good 50 minute wait. What’s more is unknown to us, we suddenly had a new waiter start serving us half way through our meal. That I didnt mind as this guy served us last time we were there. But the 50 mins wait for our mains really bothered me as my two year old had finished her meal and was getting rather antsy again from waiting. Finally our mains came and boy, again heavy handed of salt on both dishes. My wife’s steak was also overcooked to what she requested. As much as we wanted to send it back, we didn’t want to wait another 50mins for it to come back especially with my two year old reaching her bedtime. So we finished and left, i didnt even finish my main. I can understand it being an off night, but on my wedding anniversary? Really?
We arrived earlier than our reservation and the hostess graciously found a table and sat us right away. The service was outstanding and the food was exceptional . You felt like you were dining in Italy . Everything was authentic and and fresh. We would definitely go back. Best lamb chops!
We had tickets to Book of Mormon. Made early reservations so we could dine and relax before the show. Everything was excellent...
The pasta was superb!
I love it here!
Really solid mid Market/mid-Mission lunch spot. A tucked away gem with great Italian comfort food at reasonable prices. Good for small-mid sized groups. Service is very good, and unrushed as it should be. If you are in a hurry, let them know.
I thought the restaurant was small and rustic. The Italian food was different but good. The Servers went out of their way to make you comfortable. The one Issue was finding the restaurant for the first time. The restaurant Had a nice feel for locals as well as visitors.
We took our daughter for a weekday birthday lunch and chose this restaurant due to it being close to her school! Could not have chosen a better Italian restaurant and our food was very authentic, fresh and delicious! We just spent two weeks in Italy, and this was just as good if not better than food we had there! Had the best sparkling Rose we have ever had! Server was very sweet and attentive! They even allowed me to bring in the birthday cake I had made for my daughter! Kind of a tucked away area away from the crazys, so don’t worry when you try to find a parking space! 😁 Will be back!
Getting even better with time - porchetta and sformata appetizers, fettucini with venison, buccatoni amitriciana.. delicious. We prefer the cellar - quieter and very cozy!
Food was exemplary and the wine a 2010 Grifola a perfect match!
Awesome, we showed up early and were willing to wait while having a drink at bar. They had our table ready early so we had no wait. Food and service were excellent which is why we come back every year on our annual trip to the Bay Area.
We didn't know what to expect, but wow! Food was authentic Italian and delicious. Fantastic - want to go back and will definitely recommend.
Just wonderful food. Somewhat bistro-style Italian. Not excessively fancy, but fancy enough.
Wonderful food clearly made from very fine ingredients. The pasta dishes, in particular, were fantastic. Service was friendly and attentive. The only negative is that the downstairs dining room (in a basement) suffers a bit from noise reverberation/reflection. If you're sensitive to this, you'll be happier upstairs. I've eaten there several times now, and never been disappointed.
Reservation was at 7:30, we didn't get seated until 8:00. Getting water and a drink took until 8:20. Waiter disappeared before we were done with dinner and had to flag a new waiter down. We saw our waiter leaving, changed out into his street clothes and clearly done for the night. Was very disappointing service but great food.
Booked a table at 54 Mint while in San Francisco for a short visit. The restaurant was crowded, but the hostess acknowledged us immediately. The wait staff were attentive and pleasant. The menu was interesting and we enjoyed everything we ordered (appetizers, pastas, ox tails, and dessert). We brought our own wine. Although the restaurant was noisy, it was altogether a pleasant dining experience.
Loved the waiters and the ambiance. But the Carbonara which two of ordered lacked flavor and since was too thick. Apps we had were good and shellfish dish my husband has was good.
Best Italian food I’ve had (other than being in a italy itself!) Server gave us a tour of Italy through the nodes of the food. Must check it out.
Attentive, accommodating service.
The pasta dish we (two of us) shared was uninspired
The calamari was good but small
The lamb chops were perfect.
The drinks were very good.
All and all a solid place
Good food but not amazing
Very fresh, tasty food in a beautiful setting. A nice way to have Italian fare without a pure starch approach