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About Central Kitchen
central kitchen is a restaurant in San Francisco’s mission district that creates thoughtfully cooked, locally sourced ingredients from northern california.
Salumeria is a deli and larder that showcases a selection of Italian inspired house-made salumi and prosciutto with a Northern California sensibility.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Contemporary American, Californian, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Salumeria Brunch (walk-ins only)
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Salumeria Lunch (walk-ins only)
Monday- Friday 11:00am- 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am- 6:00pm
$31 to $50
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Please contact our Event & Marketing Manager, Erin Riordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 415.826.7005 for pricing and further information.
16th or 24th Street station
12 Folsom - 20th and Folsom
27 Bryant - 20th and Bryant
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Central Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
The food was unexpectedly great (the restaurant appears more casual than the food ends up being). Really enjoyed it. The only issue was the service, which was VERY slow. We had to ask the sommelier to take our order and there was way too much time between courses. Ended up taking 2.5 hours which is just too long for this kind of dinner. But I'd go back, assuming this was a Sunday night fluke.
This was our first visit to Central Kitchen but our friends had been there a couple of times before which proved very helpful. Given that it is “shared plates” you need to figure out how many from each category. The server stated typically 2 dishes per person however some of the dishes are so teeny that there is not much to share. Overall, every dish was delicious and my only complaint was portion size. We spent close to $100 per person and cannot say we walked away full. However, again, each dish was delicious.
I loved this place when it opened and still love the space/ambiance. But the food has gone downhill. The fish/cod was far too salty and just underwhelming. The pork loin was under cooked and terribly fatty. The beet salad was fine but nothing exciting. Disappointing. I hope the food picks back up because I used to love this place.
With our Open Table reservation, we still had to wait 28 mins for our table. Once we ordered, the food came out at odd intervals some 20 mins later, others a few mins with no actual reasonable order. The carrots came out last and were bland. The beef tartare wasn’t tasty. After the meal, my date and I were both sick thoroughout the night. I’m unclear why Central Kitchen has good reviews. Avoid this restaurant!
The food was great, clever and very tasty combinations. The interior is cool ( I did like the industrial style fountain). Overall - loved it. It was a little noisy though (probably not the best place for first date), and for me a wee bit cold (but that is jsut me - girl at the next table was fine with wearing a tank top. I will certainly come back...
Our experience was fairly mixed. While there were some dishes that were amazing (the beet pasta and the chocolate dessert in particular), many elements of the night were a bit off. The main course was dry (which I assume happened because it was Restaurant Week and they had pre-cooked what they expected to sell), we received one dish on a pottery plate which had a huge chip (silver dollar sized) missing out of it, and the whole meal felt rushed as they kept pouring the wine for the next course when we were barely halfway through the current course.
Overall an ok experience, but overall not a “wowing” meal.
First visit as part of SF Restaurant week. We try a new restaurant or 2 each year. The FIVE course tasting menu was a great introduction. Especially pleasing were the small plates. While everything was particularly good, the stand out for us was the torchino with braised pork & baby kale (a pasta I'd not had before). Wines by the glass were limited but well curated and we had exactly what we wanted. Not a dessert person but ate it all.
The dining room is really a warehouse and we went on a cold night. There were heaters above each table, and we did warm up. The music was a bit loud and the radio captain for the evening was clearly a rocker - not sure it provided for the best ambiance, so be prepared.
Still, I will return.
Everything was good.
The only thing was the background music they played - selection was okay but it was quite loud in the inner dining room where we sat in the middle. I noticed overhead speakers on all 4 sides centering our table so it was a little difficult to hear our table conversation.
Beautiful environment, wonderful interior decorating, good ambiance and sound travel, I liked the vibe and the location; the service was fine. The food wasn't great. A cold mushroom dish, basic fermented foods, a decent salad and an ever better cold trout dish. Ferments in tiny masonry jars, mushrooms in a wooden bowl, tiny trout on an Ikea plate. There's an old saying, let's not try to reinvent the wheel. Love the place but let's stick to basic plates so all energy and focus can be placed on improving the menu.
We made a Xmas Eve reservation through Yelp at a different place and the restaurant was closed, so we lucked out with this last minute reservation. Our server Corrine was great, with recommendations for her favorite dishes, and just really friendly. We shared a delicious chicory salad and then two pasta dishes, both so fresh and tasty. Mine was the dungeness crab and really tasted like fresh crab. We selected the cheapest wine on the menu ($45/bottle), which was actually very good, but the wine prices generally were a bit steep for us.
We'll definitely be back!
I had been to CK a few years back and it was a memorable meal. The most recent visit was disappointing across the board. The service was ok, but our designated server was cold at best. The appetizers sounded interesting but in actuality we’re underwhelming in terms of flavor. The mains were, two pastas and th Duck were odd in flavor. I am a foodie and love to try new things, but the flavors did not meld and my pasta was overly sour. This was a special occasion so I had high hopes, but CK didn’t deliver.
The food and service was excellent! Our meals spanned a wide gambit from short ribs to seafood to salad.
Definitely a place I would recommend and visit again.
The portions were a little smaller than I expected for the price, but in retrospect the quality made up for the portion size.
Took my son for his 23rd birthday and it was excellent. Did the tasting menu with the wine pairings and everything they brought was amazing. It was a lot of food. Fresh bread with burrata cheese, pate, and antipasti to start, grilled broccoli salad with soft boiled egg, two pasta dishes (beet ravioli and pork short rib pasta), a main course with beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and carrots), followed by an amazing dessert with brownie, caramel, and coffee ice cream layered in a jar! Overall a foodie's smile for all the surprises. Some items were on the menu, others not.
I love this restaurant. Every time I have come here, the menu has varied slightly, but without fail everything I have ever ordered is delicious. The menu is based on what items are locally in season, and each dish is incredibly well thought out, with each component playing a critical role to the symphony of flavors. One of my favorite restaurants in the city.
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