Coi

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Contemporary American
COI is located in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. We offer one tasting menu nightly. Wine pairings are available, as well as an extensive wine list.
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AG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Dirty spoons and poor service which is unacceptable for a 2 star Michelin restaraunt.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Solid and some fairly creative fine dining. Dishes were very artistic but for the price maybe would have liked more expensive ingredients. Generally liked most of the dishes but wasn't blown away by most. But seasonal menu means dishes come and go so it's hard to say whether we just had a not as great menu or if diners will get a worse menu next season. It seemed the summer menu was more of a hit than the fall one

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience at Coi was quite memorable. Starting from Chef Patterson's delectable artistic works to the amazing support staff. I wanted to throw a surprise to my fiancée and they made sure it was a super success. Highly recommended!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service. Wonderful food. Great ambiance. Great for very special occasions.

F
Cleveland
66 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience
Excellent food service and wine
Not to be missed!

g
Hawaii
102 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set menu was very good..service was exquisite with very good manners.

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

For a tasting menu featuring only 2 types of fish and a lamb dish for $250pp is quite unacceptable even for a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars! This was by far our worst tasting menu experience in San Francisco, let alone we spent nearly $1000 between the two of us. The table next to us was offered a Caviar course, but we along with several other tables were not. The service was spotty and borderline annoying. There were SO MANY Different service people coming to the table each with their unique presenting styles that the dinner kind of became a zoo.
I think the lady with the high pitched entitled whiny voice needs to go, the way she presents the dish made me lose my appetite many times during the meal. I was expecting lower hush tones
with a touch of elegance. The gentlemen presenting the wine and drink list was stumbling on all his words and we really couldn’t understand anything he was saying because his beard muffled everything he said. Sigh.

The food was not that great, or well thought out. I think that Coi might have lost their executive chef not too long ago, because none of their dishes stood out either in presentation or taste. Nothing particularly jumped out and made me go “wow”. I kind of didn’t even want to take photos because everything was just so unimaginable. If I’m paying that much for a meal, damn right you better “wow” me. It’s not some $200 meal. It’s $1200 for crying out loud!

Sorely disappointed at this point.

DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the restaurant in 10+ years. It was great then and somehow even better now! The food, the service, the room all worked together to create an phenomenal dining experience. Would highly recommend it.

KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not a good value for the food they provide. Mostly just vegetables without much flavor. The freshness is fine but not as comparable as many other Kaiseki restaurants. Would not recommend this.

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cost was not worth the food presented. Very strange flavors that came in no particular order for my tastebuds. Service wasn’t great, my water cup was barely filled throughout the night. Only came to table to serve food.

VC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. No air conditioning during the summer made it quite warm over dinner!

c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

the food was not well coordinated and not that tasty. The BIG disappointment was the duck dish - so full of sinew that I could not cut through it and the small pieces I cut around could not be chewed and had to be spit out. This same problem was encountered by the 3 others at my table. All of left most of the dish uneaten or with a wad of chew on the plate. The staff cleared the plates and did not ask if there was a problem. Unworthy of any stars.
Finally, the meal took 4 hours and only because we demanded the last 2 dishes be served immediately and together. I did not have the wine pairing but my associates did, due the length of the service and the constant filling of their glasses, they were all mostly to completely drunk.
Unlikely to ever return

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal with great service for our anniversary. Food was fresh and we enjoyed the wine pairing.

k
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super light, creative, modern, asian/european fine dining. amazing patisserie. very attentive and charming service. geeat wine menu. prices are reasonable for this amazing quality fest

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent but over priced

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten my way through over 100 Michelin Stars and my experience at Coi sits in the top 3. I've worked as a chef for many years and always wanted to go. Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in. Nothing was overlooked and the service was exceptional. The caviar experience (all three caviars with three different preparations) was so good we considered revisiting the caviar at the end.

I was skeptical of the sommelier because of his age but, his additional selections and knowledge added value and entertainment to an already perfect evening. Each course complimented the previous and the portion size of the plates as well as the total amount of food was maybe the best. We left feeling great and talked about the meal the entire ride home. I experienced some new flavor combinations and ingredients I've never had. The duck breast with ju was cooked perfectly with the perfect amount of sauce. The desserts were balanced and creative.

The thing that stood out in my mind at the end of the experience was how effortless and unpretentious everything felt which is rare. I woke up this morning feeling good not to full and not hung over. These experiences are what I live for.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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

Wonderful experience, the staff was attentive while not being obtrusive to our conversation. Excellent service and meal was amazing

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! It deserves to be Michelin 3-starred restaurant again.

KA
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love trying dishes that I cannot make at home. This is fine dining at its best. It is an experience that is worth every penny for a special treat.

MH
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service. Wonderful tasting experience.

p
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coi continues to be our favorite restaurant in the Ba Area.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great, though the main dishes could've been better. Service wasn't as good as expected. It got a little bit loud, especially since the tables are very close to each other.

B
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the atmosphere the staff were all perfect, if I could come back here every day I would but sadly I am no billionaire...yet

GG
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints here at all. Excellent service, the food was amazing. Beautiful presentation. Tasting menu left you comfortable.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The quail was delicious and satisfying. The service was impeccable and the staff friendly and attentive. My only issue is not with the restaurant, but outside — there is bad odor and latex gloves on the ground. This is a San Francisco problem, but perhaps the restaurant could have someone wash down the area just outside before the start of business each day.

RR
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Entire experience was sublime! Flavor, aroma, presentation, and taste were all outstanding. We consider a few of the courses at COI to be best in class among the top tier restaurants that we’ve visited, anywhere. Worthy of a spot among the handful of elite restaurants in this highly competitive market. Well done indeed!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience for everything. Made the night special! Thanks!

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coi was amazing. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. The food was delicious and perfectly balanced.

GS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Timing was too long between dishes.
Some plates where very hard to eat taste related.
The duck was very under cooked.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food!! Incredible hospitality!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the creativity and flavors of every course. Our servers had a couple gifts for us which was an entire wow factor for my boyfriend. I would say one of my favorite 3 star Michelin restaurants !

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Top notch service

NG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in an elegant atmosphere. Service was outstanding.

c
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say? One of the best meals I've had this year, and I eat out a LOT. This is definitely on a par with French Laundry or Per Se. The service is impeccable, the captain's wine pouring includes amazing wines, the food is gorgeous. Not a cheap meal, for certain - but you will relish the experience for years to come.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved every minute of this dining experience. The staff: warm and cordial. The food : well chosen, prepared, and presented. And , at 40% of Saison cost, and better. Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amidst all the fine dining available in San Francisco, there are few places that truly capture the essence of French cuisine except at Coi.
I've had Erik's food twice and have been astounded at the precision in his classic French technique from his duck royale, sauce emulsions, terrines. There is a contrast of lightness but heavy flavor and the presentations of each dish themselves are beautiful.
Coi also has an extremely warm and jovial new FoH that has changed since my prior visit last June. And a new pastry chef that is upholding the French undercurrent in his technical pastries - a needed change from the typical ice creams that are a mainstay on tasting menus across the city.
Also, a plus that Erik's love of game birds is making an appearance to change the tides of protein choices in the city.
Will definitely return.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best dinner I have ever had. Service and food were extraordinary. Unreal experience. If you are ever in San Francisco, this is a must try.

CR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

The music is a very bad point : ugly and noisy , we don’t need any music in this kind of high level restaurant.

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