Albatross

4.3
337 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Experience a new spin on farm-to-table with a raw bar and contemporary global-inspired menu; Accompanied with a collection of boutique wines and spirits from around the world.

Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour Small Plates and Dinner Service.
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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and service. This restaurant doesn’t disappoint!

h
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place. There were 6 of us for a birthday dinner. Other than waiting a while for water, the staff were helpful and friendly.
The food is generally very good! Nice cocktails. Ravioli, ribs & caesar were great. Mixed reviews on the lettuce cups (I liked them). Unfortunately, wedge, meat loaf & burger were considered nothing special. We had a lot of fun though.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately, the menu and food quality has changed dramatically.

We understand that the menu changed on Friday.

They are trying to become ordinary instead of special and unique.
Dishes don’t have the same unique flare and taste.

Store bought crackers with Hummus and store bought sliced bread with Mussels?

Very disappointing, will not go back and cannot recommend.

Danville is sophisticated and deserves better.

Please reconsider your strategy.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

While the dishes were lovely, the service was slow, and absentminded, especially for being so empty. Dinner here previously has been fantastic, brunch was not up to the same standards. Great potential, just needs refining.

KL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food, but lots of service mishaps. Took over 20 minutes to get our drink order and 40 minutes to actually get our drinks.

AZ
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner with friends. Outdoor dining on a lovely California evening. Greatly enjoyed the vegetarian offering. Service nicely attentive but they were quite busy.

MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Having made reservations for after 1:00pm, you would have thought a lunch menu would be presented. No, brunch only. $18 for eggs, $18 for Quiche. The Wedge salad was drowning in dressing.
Left still hungry. Probably won't be back for either dinner or if they do serve lunch.

BK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a very different and diverse menu!! Love Albatross - have had brunch, lunch & dinner there and have always been very happy!!

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

appetizers were well-rounded and decent. But the main entrees were phenomenal!

T
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food. Halibut was excellent. Brought out wrong food for my husband. Quickly tried to get his order in. Very accommodating and comped that meal. Great service recovery. Lettuce wraps were also great. Very creative dishes using different ingredients.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food. Understaffed.

EP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Hmm second time here. Not as good as the first time. Maybe it was just the excitement they first time. Service is excellent. But when I look at the menu I just think they need more selections. First time I had the pork shop which was awesome. But the hanger steak tasted good but the portion was small.

AK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to Albatross which won't be our last. The weather was perfect for outdoor eating. Food was terrific. Our only complaint was the 25.00 corkage charge which we found unreasonable high

MB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was beautifully prepared, original, and very tasty. The waitress helped us pick a very nice Portuguese wine. Overall and excellent evening - even if the place is a little on the noisy side.

JZ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We’ve been here several times and this was our first disappointing trip. The vegan choices were more limited and the pasta dish contained noodles made from eggs - totally unnecessary. Don’t know if I’d return. We previously raved about this restaurant and brought friends but now it’s just another Danville restaurant unwilling to take chances on plant based menu items!

j
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch

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MN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Food, drinks, atmosphere, hospitality, all are perfect!

LP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waited a while for food
Presentation great
Ambiance great

S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the chilaquiles and they were delicious! A bit pricier than the average brunch but great food and service. I’d absolutely go again.

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

This was my second time at the restaurant because I loved the food and service the first time I had brunch here. Unfortunately, this time the service was very slow and the food was okay - not as delicious as the first time.

l
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The choices were very good. The hostess made a special effort to select a table according to our request. Our party of four enjoyed our appetizers, main courses, and desserts. The soft serve dessert options were a surprisingly wonderful treat!

HD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our server only came to us one time in 45 min. Our glass of wine was 2/3 full & our appetizer was served with no plates. We decided to leave w/o ordering dinner. Much appreciation to the management for comping the appetizer asking for a second chance. We will try again, it seemed to have been a busy evening but thanks again for making it right on our behalf. John

HD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Very limited menu. Very noisy because of high ceiling. Kind of pricey.

r
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar. I personally have never seen this level of mixology in DANVILLE before. These guys were as good as Flour and Water in the city. The food was very good. I had the chicken dish and was fantastic. Best chicken at a restaurant in a long time. I met the owner and was quite obvious her passion for it to be best restaurant in the area. She’s got the right formula and will be back very soon. I hate bourbon and had the mixologist make me a bourbon cocktail and loved it.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria C. Very attentive & made great suggestions.
We enjoyed HH & will be back again.
Bartenders definitely made tasty drinks!

LG
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice place to celebrate a birthday! Food was creative, and very good.

G
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect venue for getting together with friends. Lunch included delicious salads, the gem salad with prawns and the mixed salad with a perfectly cooked piece of salmon. Soft serve deserts with whiskey caramel sauce were so good!!!

The owner, chef, manager and staff are always welcoming and make every dining experience special.

Albatross continues to be our favorite restaurant!!!

SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Albatross was wonderful. The food was superb, the ambiance was great and the wait stafc could not have been better.

ES
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Food was pretty good. I found it to be pretty expensive for a place like this which is a very casual spot. The ambiance is simple, but nice. One thing I would have changed was to add more items to the menu. It was a very small menu.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch on a Saturday, excellent service outside @their dog friendly patio. Food was very good, altho it looked like they had started to plate my husband's dish on my plate. He had a chicken lettuce cup salad with noodles and carrots and somehow those ended up underneath my quiche. If they had replated my dish on a clean plate would have been much better.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ovwrall it was fantastic. The two salads we had - caesar and buratta - were only average.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Albatross. We had a great time.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was bland and not much flavor. We brought our own bottle of wine and had to ask twice for it to be opened. We ordered appetizers and when they came out they did not bring plates to put it on. We ordered a salad to split and when it arrived it came with the main course dishes and was not split. We split the salad ourselves while our food sat on the table getting cold.

One and done for me. service and ambience are nice, but if the food you are served is not as good as what you can prepare at home, you probably won’t return.

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious. The house made ice cream and tiramisu were amazing!

RG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary and being a previous customer, we were each presented with a glass of Brut for our celebration. The owner stopped by for a short visit also. We enjoyed everything about the restaurant, food and staff. A great evening!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was lovely! We enjoyed dining outside and the service was excellent. The avocado hummus is delicious (the herbs & micro greens on top make it!) and I’d say we all thought our lunch sandwiches were very good, but not spectacular. The bread was nothing special—just a sliced wheat. I suspect that the more exciting dishes are on the dinner menu or at least from the lunch entree section. I definitely will go again! It’s an excellent place to meet friends—great atmosphere.

K
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant decor-warm and inviting. Lots of meat choices and my family said the flank steak was well prepared. Birthday treat of ice cream and salted caramel was so good. Server was attentive; however, other staff members just didn’t seem happy to be there but in all fairness, it was a Sunday evening of a long weekend. Will try the restaurant again during a livelier time.

l
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for brunch. There are many selections from sweet to savory. Servings are good size for the price. We will go back for dinner soon.

W
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not much to recommend here. The menu is very limited,and there was no imagination in the dishes. The Caesar Salad was good, but everything else (three entrees, an appetizer,and another salad) was very ordinary. The service was less than attentive...it was a full ten minutes after the dishes were cleared away before we were asked about dessert. The music was loud and inappropriate for dinner service. Dinner for three, six dishes plus two glasses of wine, was almost $200. A $5.00 charge for two Parker House rolls only added to the lack of value here. There are better options.

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