In Situ

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603 reviews
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As an exhibition restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 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.

The Lounge area is reserved for walk-in guests and also offers the full Dining Room menu. Please note that to accurately represent these dishes, we are unable to accommodate modifications.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tres bon mais un peu cher par rapport à la taille des plats.

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JK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Stunning environment. With an old friend with whom there was much to share. The waiter was polite and helpful and we never felt rushed. Kudos.
Food was good but not as spectacular as I remember it being from my first visit 6 months ago.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Shrimp appetizer & salad, great!
Carrot soup foam seemed so salty, could not finish the small portion.

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B
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Ate after Sunday YBCA 5-6pm early show, arrived 6:15pm, In Situ near totally empty & stayed so from 6-8pm visit. Ominous.

Yummy food, tiny portions, especially entrees! $50. for 3 small slices of yummy steak??????? Come on......

They brought our pre-ordered drinks at end of entrees?

Server “forgot” coffee ordered with desserts????

Corey Lee BETTER start showing up & running his restaurant before he goes out of biz!!!! It’s the norm nowadays for poorly run bizs of all types. Great food, bad service, empty restaurant, close. Ominous.

Wake up Corey!!!!

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

I was disappointed with the idea of restaurant - they bring recipes from other places from the world, but that shouldn’t worth the Michelin star, because dishes are not invented by them. I found this unfair with quality standards.

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RN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, great concept, service was good, but they ran out of the Lamb Carrot dish which was one of only 5 main courses so we only had 3 fish/meat dishes and 1 vegan dish.

Great value for a Michelin starred restaurant.

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

If they're planning to be at sfMOMA I might suggest it, but the cafe upstairs is also an option.

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DA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Portions of food ridiculously small. Left hungry but the food was delicious.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made this reservation for my boss and a colleague while they were at RSA and they said it was some of the best food they have ever eaten. So, Yea!

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T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the variety and the write-ups about the chefs’ creations that In Situ highlights

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RW
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very quiet Sunday evening. The four of us were divided: two really liked the food and two were meh. Not a lot of choices, and some of the prices were ridiculous (the beef). Lovely setting and service but wouldn’t return.

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SR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect lunch meet up with a friend while visiting SFMoma, a first visit since the renovation.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Food was incredible

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PD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant! I usually do not care about the service, but our recent visit was over the top. Last Saturday, we were greeted by Samantha, she remembered my name, my brother in law's drink, what bottles of wine we drank on our past visit in December 2018, what dishes we ordered and what dishes were new on the menu. She either has an out of the ordinary memory or she took the time to do her homework. I trust the latter is the case and so commendable. How many people in the restaurant business take the time to do this? Very impressive. Beyond that she managed our entire evening, 3.5 hours, with such grace, professionalism and pure ease. It made the entire experience so special, not just a meal but an event to be remembered. This restaurant is cozy, warm, not noisy or loud so our party of eight are able to talk to each other with ease. This is a restaurant with an innovative concept, showcasing signature dishes from chefs around the world, but more importantly, it is an experience, it is comfortable, the food is artistic, creative and delicious. If you plan to have an eventful evening, that is affordable, with delicious, creative food, some of the most amazing European style-wines from California (not your typical California wines), I would highly recommend you make a reservation!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely extraordinary. I would suggest NOT planning to share dishes of any size as there are only a few bites in each. Every bite is ridiculously good but sharing with anybody means you get about one or two bites and that simply isn't enough for this level of food.

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MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, very creative. Wonderful staff. Our server was excellent!

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great service. The food was very artfully presented & very delicious. The only downside is the portions are very small. We did not mind, but if you're a big eater you will have to order many dishes. The staff was super friendly & attentive. I will definitely go back very soon. The restaurant itself is beautiful, minimalistic & warm.

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J
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our experience here, but the menu is a little pretentious. It claims to have stripped away any trace of "unapproachability," but I think there were still some traces. "Lamb Carrot?" "Cauliflower cappucino?" "Tomato velvet?" "Sesame leaf?" I had the spicy eggplant with ragu over noodles, and it was very good. My date had the "Director's Salad," which was a huge pile of greens with small bites of chicken and some other things, and he liked it. We had the recommended wine pairings, and they were good. I would always eat here versus the other more casual cafés in the museum, but some might consider it overpriced for what it is.

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G
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing concept - very diverse menu with tasty dishes and great service. The ambient is so cool and trendy, good music and nice deco. Super recommend.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall, the food wins out. Located at the MOMA, the restaurant is sleek and clean. Service was a touch off, but i suspect, in fairness, this was due to the timing of our reservation (between service). The food was amazing. Definitely would return.

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RW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We waited FOREVER for our food. They brought us the check before bringing us our last dish and barely apologized. For such a beautiful place & stunningly plated food, the service was horrendous.

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WF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed their vegan options (found off menu)! after visiting MOMA. Atmosphere and service were great.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

My wife and I were seated when the restaurant opened at 5:00 pm. Our server was pleasant, courteous and knowledgeable. We gave him our order, starting with glasses of wine and a delightful tapioca appetizer, which were served promptly. We then waited an hour and a half for our entrees. When they finally arrived (one lamb dish and one vegetarian dish), they were excellent, but modestly proportioned. We ordered a distinctive cheesecake dessert, which was a creamy surprise, but also very good. To its credit, the waitstaff provided a complimentary glass of wine and a complimentary dessert (a chocolate confection with mint ice cream -- also very good) in appreciation for our patience with the long wait for our entrees. Bottom line: overall, an interesting experience, but the service was far too slow, and the price too high, for us to go back. Much better values, and much faster service, elsewhere.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Was not a Michelin Star experience. Service was very poor and food under seasoned. The restaurant itself is beautiful but everything was a miss.

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M
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Interesting food experiments, some were more unique than others. The caramelized carrot soup was outstanding- the spicy eggplant tasty, but not as interesting. Overall felt a little pricey for what we got.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not a great experience here. Restaurant was closing up by 8:30pm on a Sunday night. Kitchen ran out of food such that some significant menu choices not available. Staff inattentive. Rushed us out the door. Will never go back and will not recommend. How long can this place stay in business. Michelin one star not deserved.

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HH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, picturesque and approachable. It pleases the palate. A treat for the senses. I one-way ticket to flavortown. 10/10 would go again.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very wide selection of foods to choose from and everything was delicious!

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday at In Situ, and was completely blown away by the entire experience. The entire staff was incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable, providing exquisite service. Me and my friends shared several different small, med, and large plates and every one of them did not disappoint. Some favorites: the Cuttlefish Cappuccino, Wasabi Lobster, Emancipation, and the pièce de résistance-- The Jasper Hill Farm Cheesecake (a really special dish, and well worth it if you're able to catch it before it leaves the menu). I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at In Situ, right down to the beautiful decor and ambiance.

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TR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food tastes with very knowledgeable service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble!!

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c
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

In Situ is a nice concept restaurant. Clever dishes, beautifully presented and equally delicious. My cocktail, however, was too sweet. Our waitress graciously had it remade; better, but still could not hold a candle to many of today’s great cocktail bars (like Camino, formerly in Oakland, or Beretta). Wait staff was attentive and sharp, and they better be for the mandatory included 20% gratuity. But in the end, the value just isn’t there. Dishes are very expensive and not very generous (the hake fish dish was tasty, but no greens, veggies or starches left me wishing I had more; but no way was I going to order another $20+ course).

As we were coming from the SFMOMA, it was a convenient and lovely spot for dinner, but one I won’t be repeating when there are many other options nearby for the money.

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DN
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was quite & cool, gratuity is included so no need to bust out the calculator app. Check it out if you get the chance!

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having the best meals from the best restaurants around the world! Clever and beautifully executed idea. Just like the museum curates its art collection. Memorable meal. Will be back.

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J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fascinating menu. We talked about how we had food from London, Warsaw, Leeds, Barcelona, and Tennessee at one meal. Several of the chef's dishes were from the Netflix show Chef's Table. Really cool experience.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After an afternoon at SFMOMA it seems only appropriate to continue the art experience into dinner.Try the sound of rain for dessert.

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderfully delightful!

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BM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quality of food was good but the portion sizes and prices were way too high. Some of the entrees were laughably small such as what was described as a fish and chip dish for $28.00. It consisted of a 2x3x1 inch patty of hack with tiny shreds of squid ink potatoes on top. At best, it was an appetizer portion and should not have been listed with the entrees. The four of us are not big eaters but we had to order two sides of bread just to avoid going away starving.

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