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About Flour + Water
Fresh house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, and house-cured meats. It’s all about simple and authentic Italian food rooted in the south, executed with skill, expertise and old world standards of care. The defining goal of the restaurant for its ambiance and style of service is to make everyone feel welcome. "We feel very strongly about creating a ‘come as you are’ atmosphere in the restaurant."
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours of Operation:
Everyday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Please contact the restaurant at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 415-826-7005.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Flour + Water has three private dining spaces available: Test Kitchen, Dough Room & Butcher Block, with the largest having a capacity of 16 seated and 25 standing. The menu is highly seasonal and changes every day, so our chef prepares a special menu just for each group based on the best of what's available that day.
Inquire with our Events & Marketing Manager, Erin Riordan at email@example.com or via phone at 415-826-7005 for pricing and further information.
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With four private dining spaces (Dough Room, Test Kitchen, Thirty Twelve and Butcher Block) as well as the availability to do a complete restaurant buy-out, flour + water creates a tailored experience for each guest.
Flour + Water Ratings and Reviews
The pasta tasting was delicious and the service was amazing. Our waitress did an amazing job guiding our experience, explaining dishes and inspirations, asking for feedback, and keeping our table well manicured. A bit of a splurge $$$ wise, but worth every penny.
After waiting years to go to this iconic restaurant we were surprised by all the hype. The restaurant obviously caters to a young crowd that can tolerate music so loud you can't talk. The wait staff does a good job although there is no dress standard for them so some look like they dress down for the evening. We had heard the food was exceptional, but our selections were good not near what our expectations were. For example, great chicory salad with 1/4 cup dressing on the bottom, a thin crust pie so thin that it arrived soggy from the tomato sauce. The pasta entry was good, still not up to the expectations everyone says about their pasta. And finally the dessert a chocolate boudin was so hard that while tasty the texture was just too difficult to enjoy. Now your saying, well this guy is just a picky customer. Well this guy owns a part of a restaurant reviewed by the NY Times and Bon Appettie so I do know something about food. To bad it was my wife's birthday, we have been happier at Delfina's.
We were there Tue Nov 28th.
The service was super slow, we waited almost one hour between the appetizers and the main courses. It's fine if the place is overcrowded but it wasn't.
They asked us if it was OK to prepare the kids' order first (2 pizzas) so they could start eating earlier (they were super hungry). One pizza arrived, the other didn't. We got our appetizers, we waited another hour and our pizzas arrived but still no info about our daughter's pizza so we told them that if they forgot the pizza was OK no problem (our son shared his pizza with our daughter).
They didn't say anything about the pizza (if they were late or if they forgot it), when our dinner was almost at the end the pizza arrived in a box and they charged us when the bill arrived.
The food was good, the service not.
Terrible service- our order was screwed up and only 3 of our 4 appetizers made it. Only 3 of our 4 pizzas were likewise brought. What came was brought piecemeal so that some at our table were eating while others looked on... Finally, my plate was whisked away before i was finished...
Extremely disappointed with our experience. It took over an hour from first to second of 5 courses to be brought. When it did come it was cold and bland. Courses were very similar in taste and presentation. I’ve gotten more attention at McDonald’s. Paid for my friends dinners because I chose the restaurant and was too embarrassed to let them pay that much for such a disappointing experience. Additionally, the music was blaring, which could have been overlooked if we were satisfied with the food and service. We will not be back.
We've been here many times but first time bringing my in laws. They weren't impressed because our prix fixed menu took 3 hours even with us coaxing the staff saying it's past 10pm on a Sunday. Our waiter forgot about us and it took 15-20 minutes between courses towards the middle. We saw several tables come and go before we even finished dinner. Also, the majority of the food we got was overly seasoned and we asked them to not add as much salt/cheese on top. It's sad to bring my in laws to one of my favorite go to spots and disappointing them.
Had a good time. One serious problem is it is so dark you need a flashlight to see the color and texture of your food. Really a problem since a big part of dining is also visual. I don't know if this may have been a temporary problem given we came right around the end of daylight savings, but was really a problem.
I was in town from Denver and had planned to dine here. My expectations were exceeded and I definately recommend the pasta tasting menu. The flavors were phenomenal, I loved the casual but extremely knowledgeable service. And amazing pairings with the tasting menu as well, I left wanting more!
The restaurant is a lot louder now - they blare music. I am 34 and love to go out, but it's too loud now - it's like they're trying to make it a club. Also the type of music was not suitable for parent age diners.
Food was delicious. Pasta dishes aren't especially large
VERY DISAPPOINTING, given it is so hard to get reservations, Menu is confusing as everyone at the table needs to do tasting or no one gets to do it. SERVICE is the worst I have ever experienced. Waited 45 min before order was taken, another 30 minutes before food was served. their system of having no one waiter and it is a group effort creates chaos and confusion with wait staff. Not sure if I caught everything that was ordered due to the timing, frustration, lack of attentiveness. When it requested that food be brought since we waited almost 1 1/2 hrs, the waitress suggested it was my problem with timing, Go figure! Food was very good, not great! flavors were confusing much like the service. Yes, it is popular, and will continue to draw crowds as the hype supersedes the food. It is restaurant trying too hard not to have attitude and in its effort is being driven by attitude and not service. Fits perfectly into the NEW SF: attitude, crowds, hype, good enough food, trendy ambiance.
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