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In Situ  - In Situ, San Francisco, CA

In Situ

4.5
4.5
788 Reviews
$50 and over
Global, International

In Situ is currently closed and not accepting reservations at this time. We will update this page and our website with any new information as things change. Thank you!


As an exhibition restaurant at SFMOMA, In Situ works directly with chefs and restaurants from around the world to faithfully execute their recipes. The revolving menu features dishes from culinary influencers, innovators, and icons. The recipient of one Michelin star, this collaborative project reimagines the traditional model of a restaurant to offer a unique cultural experience within the museum. We serve a prix fixe menu and during lunch, an à la carte menu is also available. Please note that to accurately represent these dishes, we're unable to accommodate modifications.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Thursday - Monday, 11:00am - 3:30pm Dinner: Thursday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 941-6050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Rodgers and Ian Scaramuzza

  • Private party facilities

    As part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, In Situ is perfect for groups looking for a unique experience within a world-class cultural institution. With several options for receptions and seated meals, guests can experience dishes from restaurants all over the world in one sitting.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Olmsted: 0000000000

What 788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. TC

    TrishaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was an amazing display of art. It was also so delicious.

  2. A

    Amber

    Chicago

    312 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    312 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food just wasn't that good. Several dishes too salty. I had high expectations and think the concept is great but they didn't execute in a city with so many great dining options.

  3. B

    Belcuore

    Caribbean

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great lunch. Unexpected. Creative. Casual ambiance. Every plate was artistic and delicious. A visit is a must. Conveniently located next door to the museum.

  4. EB

    EveB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    the carrot soup was a 10 star, the fish was a one star. the dessert was 5 stars

  5. KS

    KaranS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome place! Highly highly recommended. Would go there again!

  6. T

    Timmy510

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s lovely. The food is great. Service is attentive. Quiet. Nice.

  7. CK

    CharlesK

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rarely do I finish a dinner without finding fault with something, however minor. Too hot, too cold, too salty, not enough pepper, and so on. Tonight's dinner at In Situ was perfect. The food, our server Chris, the jazz in the background---everything was flawless. Thank you In Situ.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food and service. The quiet enabled us to talk and be understood (without having to shout!)

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfectly situated at SFMOMA, In Situ dishes were varietal in global cuisine and deliciously fantastic! Excellent tapioca cheese fritters, chive and basil pancake, potato and roe, lettuce cup salad, and sea bream—a must! Also loved the decor and super comfortable couches! Great experience!

  10. r

    rickswede

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    the food was very good and the kitchen did their due diligence. the server was very going through the motions, there was another server l'd wish we had. spacey, hands off vibe. like missing a sense of source. that said, l'd come back for food.

  11. h

    harpo

    San Francisco

    138 reviews

    3.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Good, not great. Creative, interesting menu, but most arrived warm (not hot) as if made in advance and reheated, and portions not generous. Convenient if you're at MOMA, but not worth a visit just to eat. Oh, and if you want to leave a gratuity in addition to the "NOT A GRATUITY 20%", it's very hard to add to a credit card payment.

  12. YS

    YSCA

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our 2nd time come back here. We always could not forget" the Korean Fermented bean paste" served with the KOREAN BBQ pork, which is so fragrant after you chew the rice and meat together, harmony ~~~

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and wonderful service. Definitely going to be on our list to return again in near future.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal experience with amazing food. Every dish was presented so thoughtfully and every bite had an abundance of flavor. Would definitely go again & recommend to others.

  15. HL

    HeidiL

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    For a Michelin star restaurant we were really expecting the best. Unfortunately each dish was lackluster. The curry chive pancakes were flimsy and bland. The dill-brined cabbage was also bland and tough. The lettuce cup salad was simple iceberg with ordinary radish slices and the chicken on the side was scant and overcooked to the point it was chewy. The post sausage and rice cakes was substantial but way too salty. Even the desserts disappointed. The smoked sage brownie was dry and the sage was too subtle. My expectations were not met in the slightest. I hope In Situ will consider this comment and do some quality control.

  16. AH

    AmelieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing food - the carrot soup, the tapioca critters and the bread with browned butter - oh my god!!! To die for!!! The service was very good as well, the interior design is Scandinavian/reduced and beautiful. Most importantly, the sound panels are amazing and so worth it!

  17. a

    arttarte

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Loved it. The food was excellent. The perfect stop for a lovely late lunch after a morning of great art.

  18. WA

    WendyA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was well done the service the atmosphere and we loved our table right by the window. Each dish with a new surprise especially the shrimp toast and the carrot soup. I will run restaurant smooth and easy a great place to land in a busy city after a fun day.

  19. AL

    AdalineL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We arrived at the restaurant, a bit early, with full excitement and of course great expectation of a Michelin culinary art kitchen. Unfortunately the experience was a bit of an unexpected disappointment. We took advantage of the SF restaurant week and ordered the three-course set dinner. Beautiful presentation, I must admit, but the food did not match up in taste to the way it appealed to the eye. The main course that we ordered was sea bream stuffed with shrimp. The fish tasted really smelly and there was hardly any shrimp ( or even taste of it) we could find. The fried chicken nuggets served on a nest of pine twigs and needles were acceptable— perhaps a bit better than what the colonel would offer. And, with that remnant fishy taste lingering in my mouth, I didn’t feel like having any appetite for the dessert. BUT, the soup, our first course, an exquisite caramelised carrot soup with a light layer of coconut foam, was really out of this world. If we ever would return, this would be the reason why. But, why pay over a hundred dollars (dinner and drink) for a very small bowl of soup?

  20. J

    Joyce

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The Sea Bream Stuffed with Shrimp was bad...other than that, I like this place! Super great service

  21. JF

    JamesF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We enjoyed our late lunch but, to be candid, the items weren't of the same caliber we'd had at In Situ before. Previously, I'd told others the portions were small but worth it because of their creativity and quality. I wouldn't say that about Saturday's meal. I'll assume this was a one-off and not indicative of a trend downward.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience5

    Unique and creative dining experience with a style.

  23. WP

    WalterP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    It’s a good restaurant but too pricey. There are same quality restaurants for much less money.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The food was wonderful! Such a unique idea to introduce dishes from chefs around the world. I’ll be back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb experience (my third, the first for the other 3 members in my party). Food is tasty , small but appropriate quantities. Interesting mix of sources and types of food. Menu is interesting with descriptions of where menu items came from. Loved the quiet, allowing us over-sixty-ers to heat one another without difficulty. In Situ delivered a little birthday cake and candle at dessert tine to the man whose birthday we were celebrating. Only disappointment (a tiny one) was the vodka martini—too small and dilute, missing the requested twist of lemon, though the olives were plentiful. None of the featured cocktails had a vodka base. But overall, an AAAAA dining experience, one I hope to repeat again soon.

  26. n

    nycfoodie

    Melbourne

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    FANTASTIC FLAVORS! Everything we had at In Situ was beyond incredible. Key highlights: carrot soup, lobster carpaccio, potato and roe, and filet of beef.

  27. E

    Elva

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food looks like art but a little too salty to my taste.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The carrot soup is incredible. An explosion of flavor.

  29. TE

    TaylorE

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Service and atmosphere are top notch but I cannot figure out how they have a Michelin star. Food was disjointed, at best. The tapoica app was recommended by the server was completely bland and the dipping sauce too sweet. One highlight was the cabbage dish. Everything else was underwhelming. Very pricey for the portions too.

  30. SM

    SylviaM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing creativity of food and flavors! Such a special experience.

  31. LB

    LinnB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s my favorite place to go in SF! Because it’s located in the Museum of Modern Art, it’s a nice destination lunch or dinner. The menu is devised from recipes around the world. Be sure to try the carrot soup...it comes in a shot glass.

  32. DF

    DariaF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Nothing was tasty. Food was “overworked” and pretentious. Flavors were tired and too sweet. Service was attentive — so attentive, we were constantly asked if we wanted more wine, even though we still had half of their small pour in our glasses. It is a lovely, quiet atmosphere, if a bit austere. In Situ is very expensive for the dining experience offered.

  33. TD

    TimD

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice way to wrap up a morning at the museum. Great food and service.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Quite good food. Seemed rather expensive. 20% “non gratuity” added to the bill which seemed a bit strange.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best dining experiences I have ever had!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food was great and interesting Early dinner at 5:00 4 other tables sat for dinner One of our party didn’t care for and couldn’t eat her stuffed fish dish. As it was to fishy tasting. It was placed in the middle of the table for anyone to enjoy. None of the servers noticed and asked if there was problem or if there was another dish she would prefer. She went without any food. In a high end establishment customers needs should be priority. Servers should be able to make sure food and experience is at the top of there list.

  38. J

    Junpuff

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal & service. Blown away by some of the dishes. Definitely a must try in SF!

  39. CT

    CharlyT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Fantastic concept, with amazing food. I love the high quality and high variety. Their service needs to improve; their staff are not enthusiastic about the meals they are serving.

  40. B

    Britt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten at the restaurant before but were thrilled when our very discerning friends adored it too. raves all around with plans to replicate the caviar and potato recipe.

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In Situ is rated 4.5 stars by 788 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Thursday - Monday, 11:00am - 3:30pm Dinner: Thursday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Rodgers and Ian Scaramuzza

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 941-6050

  • Private party facilities

    As part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, In Situ is perfect for groups looking for a unique experience within a world-class cultural institution. With several options for receptions and seated meals, guests can experience dishes from restaurants all over the world in one sitting.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Olmsted: 0000000000

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