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

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

4.6
4.6
103 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 14 times today
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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

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Greek

  • San Francisco

    Notable Wine List

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  1. F

    Frostfire

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service as we sat at the bar and had dinner. The food is top notch
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

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

    AndreaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful anniversary! Thank you so much! For making us feel so special!
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. LQ

    LarryQ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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.
  12. 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.
  13. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

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

    EricW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  15. M

    Mix2

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and food!
  16. SF

    foodieinSF

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t great, cold and super disappointing
  17. K

    Kbee

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We had gone for my daughters birthday. First thing as we came in they didn’t seat us at the booth tables even though we had a reservation. Then food was really slow in coming. Even water was late. Drinks took too long. Part of my sons food came after all of us were done. Refill pita came late after asking twice. They totally forgot to even put a candle on the desserts we ordered! Forget anything else. We went to Miami Ornos and they were really great. SF Ornos should go there for training ! For 300$ it was a huge disappointment. Nobody even came to ask how was the food nothing! :(
  18. S

    Seal

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The sea bass was full of bones although butterflied, and also overcooked mush. The salmon and Steak were bland and tasteless. The Octopus and lamb shank were excellent; the only two highlights of the meal. The server lacked knowledge and was not helpful navigating the menu. I would never go back.
  19. Y

    Ymmot

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, I would say that our experience here was good, though not particularly memorable. The appetizers were very good - yellow tail hamachi, and a selection of spreads and pita bread. My wife and son both had the filet mignon; nicely cooked and presented, but use the chimi churi sauce since the meat itself doesn't have much seasoning. My other son had the lamb shank, which was actually very good. I had the lemon chicken, which had a very nice crispy skin, and was cooked well, but again if you want to taste the lemon, squeeze those provided to add that. The sides on each dish were good. The desserts were good, if not particularly exceptional. The environment itself is pretty casual, as is the wait staff. Sometimes almost too casual. I guess when you're paying at this level, you just expect more. There was nothing bad about any of it, but I wouldn't say it was particularly great or memorable either. We've been fans of Michael Mina since his Aqua days, but felt just a little let down.
  20. S

    Snap19

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Posh decor. Loved the poppy colored banquette seating and the artistic rendering of Zeus or is it Odysses? The server was helpful orienting us to the cuisine even though we are quite familiar with Greek food. It's a trip to Santorini without the donkeys! The food is high end Michael Mina all the way - delicious as expected, maybe even a little over the top with the baklava sundae (yikes - the sugar content!!) We passed on dessert, but lived vicariously watching people at the next table indulging. I ordered the sole wrapped in puff pastry and my dining companion had lobster pasta, both superb.
  21. EB

    EBSF

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. Our server was engaging and steered me nicely by being candid when I attempted to over-order. Rare these days and appreciated. Food was very good. I would get a different desert than the Baklava. It sounds and looks tempting but didn't turn out to be as great as it appeared. The dining room is stunning.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant! Gorgeous interior colors.. cool vibe with the music and lighting.. food and wine was delicious.
  23. C

    Clif

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always had great meals at Mina’s restaurants. The menu has creative twists on your favorite Greek dishes. The dining room ambiance and service are both top notch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excelente comida, servicio bueno. El precio es elevado y la música estaba alta. Muy bonito lugar
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decor and ambiance are beautiful - lighting perfect, vibe had good energy, food delicious!!
  26. PS

    PeterS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The food was excellent. The service subpar, which one would never expect in a restaurant of this caliber. The noise level was also unacceptable. Overall, disappointing!
  27. AH

    AnaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing gem in the City - great ambiance, staff, and food. The decor is very inviting and open, well lit (hard to find date nights with good lighting), our server was very friendly and informed about the menu and guided us in picking the right dishes for our palate, the drinks were well balanced and creative, and the food was VERY delicious and also credit to the chef for their creativity and presentation! We will be coming back often!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great!
  29. L

    Lvfrmyl

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was not very good at all Very disappointed for a Michael Mina’s restaurant. The fried cheese was not good or authentic. We ordered two which was way too much. Waiter should have said something and he didn’t. Sole fish was so tiny for the price charged. This is such a rip off Hamachi tasted bad. Lobster pasta was very average. Cocktails were bad as well. Coffee was so overwhelming hot that it burnt our mouth. The only dishes were good were the raw oysters and lemon desserts. We will not come back. Way too expensive for the terrible food. Very disappointed
  30. RD

    RickD

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service was unbelievable. This is a Michael Mina gem with a fantastic menu and unbelievable service. The bar scene is exceptional as well.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been here 3 times now. This has become my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The food is amazing, service is very attentive. Many more items on the menu I want to try. I hope they start making take out and delivery available soon.
  32. P

    2Picky

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    For a high-end restaurant, the food was very good but fell short of excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had dinner celebrating my friend’s bday, the staff was very helpful and made us feel welcome and provided us with great service and recommendations from the sommelier and our server We were excited about this restaurant and our celebration was wonderful, thank you and looking forward to join again
  34. h

    hotdoggiem

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was pretty good, but at those prices, it should be. The wine list is huge, but does not seem geared towards the average diner. One would need to be almost a sommelier in order to make an intelligent decision. Also VERY expensive. I opted for an $18 Manhattan instead, and it was the teeniest, tiniest cocktail I’ve ever seen!
  35. SF

    SFTurtleMom

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone's meal was delicious and flavorful
  36. A

    Audrey13

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We were all very excited to try Michael Mina’s new restaurant. The interior decor did not disappoint. The restaurant was beautiful! However, the service was not on par with what you would expect at a five star fine dining establishment. They were not very attentive nor friendly which put a damper on the experience. The food was good but not great. The appetizers, the octopus and Alifes tasting, were delicious! The seam bream was very good but not extraordinary. The lobster pasta was not bad, but again not as good as expected. The sole was over cooked and lacking flavor. The desserts, lemon and baklava, were both very good. Overall, the experience was fine but it should have been more than that. Hopefully they can improve service so that it enhances the experience rather than detracts from it.
  37. LG

    LoveGreatDining

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. My favorite was the sea urchin and the sea brime.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and atmosphere. Food items and drinks were top notch. Would love to have the opportunity to dine here again.
  39. LJ

    LillianJ

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance are amazing! My favs are the oysters lobster pasta and sea bream
  40. f

    foodlover

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was excellent, but this was not a be-back. Noise level was too high for any conversation. The service was the worst of any first class restaurant I've eaten in. Servers continued to try to clear the plates from two of the diners while the third was still eating; long delay between seating and delivering the menus, taking orders asking for bill and getting it, delivering and picking up and returning bill, etc. Room is pretty. Wine list extremely overpriced.

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 4.6 stars by 103 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 14 times today
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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