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Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

4.5
4.5
127 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Escape to Greece! Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant brings to life the celebratory spirit of the Greek Isles. Guests will feel transported to the eponymous Ornos Beach by the bright, airy, coastal aesthetic, the simplistic, flavorful Greek seafood dishes, and the warm yet relaxed Mediterranean-style of hospitality. A house playlist of Mykonos-inspired music beckons guests to sit and stay all evening, reveling in the array of sharable dishes, refreshing cocktails, intriguing wines, and a lively atmosphere.
Led by award-winning Chef Michael Mina in partnership with Girair “Jerry” Goumroian and Chef Nikolaos Georgousis, the 76-seat restaurant presents the evolution of the iconic 252 California Street flagship location.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 417-3969

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Niko Georgousis, Daniela Vergara

  • Catering

    Estiatorio Ornos is available for catering requests

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of the financial district, Estiatorio Ornos – San Francisco is the perfect place to host your party and is a great venue for business functions, birthday parties, and weddings. The restaurant can be reserved in its entirety for either lunch or dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Zammit: (877) 929-5091

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Front and Battery

  • Parking details

    Valet available beginning at 5pm nightly

  • Entertainment

    The Playlist Generation has created a unique soundtrack for our restaurant featuring an eclectic blend of world music, foreign language cover versions of classic songs and tasteful, yet sensual, tracks.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Celebration

    $165.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    In honor of the festive holiday, Chef Mina has prepared a special 4 Course Mediterranean Tasting Experience for $165 per person. This will be a commitment for the entire table with traditional a la carte not available for the evening. *Children's offerings upon request.
  • New Years Eve 2nd Seating

    $205.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year the Greek Way! We are solely featuring a decadent 5 Course Tasting Menu for our second seating at $205 per person with optional wine pairings available upon request. A la Carte Menu unavailable for the evening.
  • New Years Eve 1st Seating

    $185.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year the Greek Way! We are featuring a 4 Course Tasting Menu for our first seating at $185 per person with optional wine pairings available upon request. A la Carte Menu is unavailable for the evening.

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Greek

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The host in the beige suit was rude and pretentious. The service was absent and left a lot to be desired.
  2. G

    Gerri

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, beautiful ambiance. The wine list extensive but no Pinot gris and very expensive choices. Would be nice to see a little more variety and more affordable wines
  3. FB

    FBFoodie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a delicious dining experience and top level service, this restaurant is 5 star. We will return the next time we are in San Francisco.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We waited over an hour and a half to even have our order taken. The front changed our Opentable reservation to 45 mins later without our permission to mask how late they were running. By the time we got our food (more than two hours and fifteen mins after arriving), we were so hungry we had all our courses come at once and we were done with our food in 10 mins. I wanted a full refund of our meal. This place needs a major management and staffing overhaul for what could be a promising restaurant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    From the minute
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We has reservation for table of 7. Our waiter was so bad. He forgot to serve an appetizer to one of our guest and he was staying by the wall and not even showing any interest in serving the missing appetizer. I asked him to show us the fish cart and he never did. Charged us for two teas and never deliver. Bad service for expensive RESTURANT.
  7. DS

    DonaldS

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is gorgeous! Food is delicious! Server, Damian, was very informed and helpful. We loved the Grilled octopus, bean, caper and red onion starter and the sole with a butter caviar sauce. This is truly "fine dining" and we can't wait to return.
  8. HK

    HarrieK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Your place is beautiful a very modern look for a change. The food was delicious and very flavorful. My only problem was the food was not hot despite the heavy serving plates. You help needs help. I know it is hard to get people to waitstaff and yours were nice and tried very hard but at your prices they need more education. Otherwise a lovely evening. Thanks
  9. F

    Foody

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table of 6 all ordered the special pre-fixed entree and thought we had to choose from each category. Instead we had a sampler of all items in each category (eg. Appetizers, fish, meat, dessert) and was thoroughly impressed with the dishes. Low carbs with olive oil lightly sprinkled on many dishes along with many veggies made this a fairly healthy meal. The service was impeccable and attentive and the decor was updated from the former Michael Mina to introduce vibrant and lively colors. The place was hopping for a Wednesday evening including the bar so book early!
  10. BA

    BobA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were spot on. We enjoyed all of our selections. Dessert was great as well. This is a spot that we will be coming back to.
  11. OZ

    OliverZ

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sehr leckeres Essen, Tolles und fachkundiges Personal und Hammer Weinkarte. Kann man uneingeschränkt empfehlen!!! Danke Matteo :-)))
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and ambience great!! Server seemed either new or rusty as server Ex, she took my plate with my dirty fork and then for some odd reason decided to pick it up off the dirty tray and tried to place it on the table . I told her that I didn’t want it and I wanted a clean fork. I shouldn’t have had to tell her that. Also after taking our order she left the menus all over the table and on top of the place and when the appetizers came they were still sitting there and we assumed she would be picking them up never did and we finally had to tell her to please take the menus so we could access our place and eat our appetizers. We spent $600 on dinner and I would have expected a little bit better service for that kind of money or at least better trained staff. However the only ambience and the food was excellent.
  13. d

    dmichael

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    This was the worst "fine dining" experience in my life. It looked awesome, appearing to be worth the anticipated $200 per person. Then the maître d ignored my apology for being 10 minutes late for our 8:00 reservation (we'd called; stuck in traffic). Didn't matter. Table wasn't ready. Bar was friendly. When tables emptied and we'd been waiting 20-plus minutes, I had to flag down the assistant to get a table. My grandson and I selected the tasting menu, my wife chose an appetizer and main course from the menu. I chose the wine course, plus a bottle of chardonnay for my two companions. For the first time in my experience, the waiter refused to let the two of us order different items on the tasting menu. I challenged him, but he said that was the restaurant policy. Okay, I conceded, but told him I thought it was unusual. The tasty first course arrived fairly quick, but no wine. I flagged the waiter and raised my empty wine glass. Then we waited. And waited. 25 minutes later, I signaled another waiter. Shrug. Wait some more. Finally, we decided to leave. I stopped to express my unhappiness to the maître d' and he shrugged, said he'd find out what was wrong, looking toward the kitchen. I told him how upset I was and how awful this experience had been, and he could tear up my bill. My 24-year-old grad-student grandson stayed behind to tell him "I don't get much chance to eat in such a fancy restaurant, this if is the best you folks can do, you certainly have a lot to improve." We were in San Francisco for six nights. This was to have been our night to celebrate.
  14. d

    ddiner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and friendly service with generous portions of food and wine with additional pours on request (we had the tasting menu with wine pairing). Everything we had was delicious, and we especially liked the selection of dips with the bread board—a bit too much 😀 Next time we will pace ourselves better. The only downside was the size of table could not accommodate all of the dishes later in the meal. Well done!
  15. BS

    BillS

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing experience and I will be back. First, Wendy, a huge shout out. She was attentive to our needs, made great recommendations, and helped us really enjoy the experience. The sea bass is wonderful, but it is hard to call out one dish because all of them were wonderful.
  16. MR

    MrsRobinsonSF

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best staff
  17. M

    Maui

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Excellent food, strong cocktail & wine menus. Service was good, but a bit too much upselling hints for my taste. Lively energy & associated noise, so be aware if you're looking for something intimate. Interior design is understated. Highly recommend the salt encrusted sea bream. Presentation is memorable and the flavor is outstanding!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Our service was externally pushy for no reason. All thou we were ordering lots of food, she was keep pushing to order dishes that we didn’t wanted in a very unprofessional way. I love this restaurant and live coming here, however, poor customer service for a table of 10 people was unacceptable!
  19. SF

    SFsm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Seating for reservation in the bar area was very noisy, crowded, intrusive and not what a star chef should offer. Chef’s tasting menu Food was hits and misses. Desert was memorable but the main fish was as overcooked. Service staff was as polite but could not go off the script for any food, wine, drinks. A bit robotic. Wine sommelier was polite but tried to sell what my date never prefers. I wish the chef and the staff can do better
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and service as well. But our table wasn’t available until ~8:15 for a 7:30 reservation…we ended up eating at the bar. I’d definitely go back but just disappointed about lateness of meal particularly given one in our group had flown in from Midwest (so it was VERY late for him). Thx he staff made up for it with kindness.
  21. CT

    ComparedToWhat

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Beautiful place, tasty food, and awesome drinks paired with the promise of impeccable service. Our Saturday meal started out great. We ordered cocktails and then appetizers and our entrees. Our drinks were slow to arrive, so we expected the rest of our meal wood be paced appropriately. It was not. Our entrees came shortly after on appetizers and had to be sent back to the kitchen. Which means they probably weren’t served at the proper temperature. When we were ready to start our entrees, we asked for the wine list. The wine list came but our server never returned to answer our questions and take our order. We waited and waited. And waited. Until we had eaten our fill of our meal. The server never returned to check on us or take our wine orders. It was clear he was preoccupied with other tables and had no other trained servers supporting him. Not even the sommelier had his back, who stood one table over doting on another couple who must have ordered a wine pairing with their meal. The sommelier never even made eye contact with us. We asked for the manager and the check. We frequently dine at Mina restaurants in the city and up in wine country. We usually enjoy ourselves. And in fact, after this disappointing outing, we stopped by another Mina fav, Pabu, for a glass of wine at their gorgeous bar. Our experience may have been a one off disappointment. But as African American diners we go out of our way to be gracious guests and generous tippers. We expect more from high end restaurants experiences and we’re happy to pay more. This unfortunately was a waste of our Saturday night and our money.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Bones in the fish
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and ambiance. Michael Mina as always
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We were a party of four and all four of us order cocktails. Cocktails were poorly made and flat for those that ordered soda. Salads were fine however nothing to write home about. Entrées were less than desirable. Fish was overcooked and dinners did not arrive on time and all together. We ordered another round of cocktails and they were completely screwed up yet again. A Mezcal margarita served straight up in the martini glass with olives, The martini was served in the margarita glass with salt….. For a Michael Mina restaurant and for prices of 50 to 60 for an entrée it’s unacceptable to have a bad meal. Waiter made no attempt to comp the meals or drinks nor apologize for our bad experience. Can’t even begin to tell you about the horrible decor of the restaurant is absolutely horrendous! Dirty carpet and upholstery. Curtains around the columns falling down! Fake plastic and silk plants! Michael Mina should be ashamed …you should and must do better!
  25. F

    Frostfire

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went out with some colleagues for an after work meal and we were all very impressed. The food was incredible, the service unparalleled and overall a wonderful evening. Highly recommend Estiatorio Ornos. This is truly a class act.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service as we sat at the bar and had dinner. The food is top notch
  27. R

    Reservation4one

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was beautifully presented and tasted fine. We noticed some inconsistencies between our dishes and the pictures posted by other customers. Between the two of us, we ordered two appetizers, two entrées, one dessert and four glasses of wine. The prawns (3 in the appetizer) were cooked perfectly. The grilled octopus, albeit small, had good texture. Unfortunately, the b’echmal sauce of the mushroom moussaka was broken and oily, and the braised lamb shank was just ok. Overall we enjoyed the service but it’s not really a $300+ meal.
  28. N

    Normanr

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Classic Greek food done very well, and the service is impeccable. We did receive one dish that was somewhat unevenly cooked, but when we mentioned it they apologized and took it off our bill. First rate restaurant definitely worth a try if you want simple, delicious Greek dishes.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu is incredible. My favorites are the Moussaka and the Taramousalata
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Servicio de sommelier y del mesero muy bueno Limpieza y calidad de alimentos excelentes
  31. AS

    AndreaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary! Thank you so much! For making us feel so special!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We had a reservation at 8, finally got seated at 8:45. No apologies or anything. No comped drinks or appetizer. Took over an hour for entrees to come. Food was good, but expensive. Wouldn't recommend. Go to Kokkari instead!
  33. KP

    KennethP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it - fantastic staff and really unique and high quality food
  34. TO

    ToomuchcriteriaOT

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful space. We did the tasting menu and each dish was delicious. Cannot wait to eat here again.
  35. LQ

    LarryQ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Excellent Service. There was a mix-up in our dinner entree order. The staff told us to go ahead and eat the mistaken dinner entree and then served us the correct dinner entree.
  36. FD

    FineDine

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed by the food and service. Everything was amazing, been a while since I went to a place that had an excellent combination of food, service, ambience ! Can't wait to come back.
  37. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and presentation. My whole family really enjoyed it.
  38. EW

    EricW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  39. M

    Mix2

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and food!
  40. SF

    foodieinSF

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t great, cold and super disappointing

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 417-3969.

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco is rated 4.5 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front and Battery

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet available beginning at 5pm nightly

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Niko Georgousis, Daniela Vergara

  • Entertainment

    The Playlist Generation has created a unique soundtrack for our restaurant featuring an eclectic blend of world music, foreign language cover versions of classic songs and tasteful, yet sensual, tracks.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 417-3969

  • Catering

    Estiatorio Ornos is available for catering requests

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of the financial district, Estiatorio Ornos – San Francisco is the perfect place to host your party and is a great venue for business functions, birthday parties, and weddings. The restaurant can be reserved in its entirety for either lunch or dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Zammit: (877) 929-5091

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