In Situ

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Global, International
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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AL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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?

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Unique and creative dining experience with a style.

WP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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.

n
Melbourne / VIC
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 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.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The carrot soup is incredible. An explosion of flavor.

TE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
San Francisco
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.

DF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 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.

TD
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

OT
London
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.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 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.

J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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.

B
1 review
Dined on December 19, 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.

D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every bite was amazing. A must-do when in SF, especially after a day at MoMA.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Drinks on menu paired great with each dish.

4-8 years ago this would’ve been a common desired destination for dining, but now it is something we don’t get to do as often. With that said, this was everything that was desired.

Thank you to the kitchen for the fantastic food (Raw lobster 👍), the sommelier for the pairing options, and the staff for the great experience.

y
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative dishes based on famous chefs around the world. Portion sizes are small. Service is good

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in SF. Ordered one of everything on the menu and each dish was something special. Will definitely be back!

EB
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent drink, meal & service. Very subdued for Friday night, with many tables empty. The seating is somewhat harsh but relatively comfortable. Server was completely excellent, and the food was superb. Elegant cocktail was nice.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

nothing impressive about the food. Supposed to be "cutting edge" but wasn't.

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve visited In Situ on three separate visits to San Francisco and enjoyed it each time. The food is always a combination of surprising but delightful and the wine matches complement it beautifully.

L
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 6 ordered literally every dish on the entire menu--from every section--small to medium to large to deserts---and worked the cocktail and wine list---and it was amazing. I'd say, you need to double up on several of the dishes to make sure everyone gets a good sized portion--but even things which a conventional Western palate might seem puzzling (cabbage?) were amazing. We traveled through the leading restaurants and Michelin luminaries of 4 continents and 8 cities and never left our table in San Francisco. The chefs who entrusted their recipes to the team at In Situ to replicate and share---can rest easy. The trust has been kept; the food is amazing. This wasn't our first time there and we'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Fantastic restaurant!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was incredible! We asked our server Alex to be the expert and put the menu together for us - best decision

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though I am allergic to shellfish, there were a (limited) number of non-shellfish containing entrees. Everything was superb. Martini was excellent, so I didn’t sample the wines. Best of all was the quiet and comfortable seating.

e
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Really enjoyed it. The ambience is great. And unlike most restaurants, it was quiet!!! :) Service was attentive, maybe just a bit more than I like. Food was delicious! Only issue is that the main course took a bit long to arrive.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our fourth or fifth visit since you opened - always an extraordinary experience, that's now become somewhat usual, traveling to different cultures while staying in the same lovely place, not unlike SFMOMA itself...

s
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great concept brilliantly executed at very sharp prices. A must do every visit to SF. How clever is Corey Lee !

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was better then we thought being a cafe in a museum. Love the food which changes menu and chefs every three months

RH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and service! I took my mother here for her birthday and the restaurant provided us with a delicious complimentary dessert to help us celebrate. Thank you In Situ!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We found it a challenge to work around our allergies and preferences, but it was wonderful.

r
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were good but nit

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