In Situ

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573 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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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food tastes with very knowledgeable service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble!!

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c
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 8, 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 4, 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 4, 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
1 review
Dined on February 2, 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
11 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good! Tasty, innovative, fun ambiance, great service

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m
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I was so disappointed that my food (lamb) was basically cold when it's served. And the appetizer and dessert was just ok. Not a surprise!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Small portions.

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my time coming in. The service is personal, the cuisine is delicious, and the entire experience is unforgettable. The staff did a marvelous job at making sure that I felt special and noticed for my birthday. I am a big, loyal fan of this establishment and cannot wait to see where they go next.

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

great food, great service. Would like to go again!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Really enjoyed the eclectic menu that was fairly-well priced. Loved the concept. Thank you for a great evening!

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JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Delicious and different to have a curated meal. We enjoyed the recipes from other venues more than the in situ ones.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dishes from the world's top chefs. Beautifully plated and served. A wonderful bookend to a visit to SFMOMA.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Won’t be going back.
Timing was off; food came before the wine.
Server disappeared a third of the way through the meal. Tasty but tiny portions, especially the carrot & lamb.
Felt like a cafeteria. Had to return an entree as fish was translucent/not cooked. Underwhelmed. Not a MICHELIN-star meal.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

incredible food and service! can’t wait to come back

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j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The high price to tiny portion ratio at In Situ borders on ridiculous, but the food and presentation make it almost worthwhile. Everything I had was well plated and had great flavor and unique flavor. Not the right pricepoint for the setting.

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JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a great family style dinner experience.

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Y
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. It’s a definite that we will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

There are plenty of space, no idea why the server will put us next to other people in the same table.

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GC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We have a nut allergy and the request that there not be nuts on our food was NOT addressed.

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BW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This restaurant is slightly deceptive in that the large dishes are actually appetizer size and the soup is served in a shot glass so people looking for a full meal should anticipate ordering four or five items

The service however was nowhere near 2 Michelin star service

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p
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. It was a very memorable meal. pricey but I felt content with the experience for the price. extremely friendly staff more than willing to explain dishes and the concept for the place, I felt well taken care of for the entire meal. The small drinks list was well curated and paired extremely well with the plates, making it feel like the food was the focus but well supported by the wine and beer. In Situ collaborates with star chefs from around the world to re-create their amazing dishes in house, what a fantastically fun concept, and the food was amazing! It fit super well with SFMOMA and felt like a true collaboration between food and art. Vibe was very modern but felt really warm and welcoming. A good place to eat, drink, and chat with fellow diners. Well done In Situ! I will be back again!

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MN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to In Situ a few times--whenever we are in San Francisco. It is always a treat. The food is creative, often fun, but always good. I think you must appreciate a variety of foods and food types to have a great experience here. If you are looking for standard comfort food, best go somewhere else. The menu is limited but each item is unique and worth a try. All in all it might be a bit pricey for some--but the experience is worth it.

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious and early service was good. Service toward the end of the meal was extremely slow, and we had to continually find staff members to request items we needed.

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S
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is just another interesting exhibit at the SF MOMA Museum. The experience is worth the price of admission but each work of "art" is not to everyone's taste.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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S
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific, interesting food and great service. Relaxed and informal yet top-notch in every way. A real value.

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T
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Unique menu and food. Food was very good. Service was good. Grape dessert was outstanding. Prices crazy high! These were very small plates and the bill for three was over $300! Fun experience but be prepared to pay for it!

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C
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dishes from around the world, prepared expertly and served in minimalist , clean environment by knowledgeable staff and occasionally a chef!

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RB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

InSitu presents creative dishes by renowned chefs from around the world and pairs each dish with a recommended wine. The food is fantastic, the decor is spare but very high design, and the service is top-notch without being overbearing. We went to celebrate birthdays, and they surprised us by comping birthday desserts (with candles). It was a memorable experience; we highly recommend InSitu.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect place to celebrate our fourth anniversary.

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1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The waiter seemed less than inspired about what was truly extraordinary food. The 20% tip is expected and added on the bill no matter the party size. My tip: train your waiters to be as inspired by the food as the door guards are about the art at sfmomma. And, order the desert "sounds like rain" and your desert experience will be elevated to a whole new level.

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BG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What made an outstanding eating experience only a "very good" one , personally, for this restaurant was the radio music filtering in from the kitchen, which is directly..and visibly..connected with the dining area. When one is in a sophisticated...and artfully assembled... restaurant at a classy museum, and where the price is not inexpensive, one does not expect to get radio music contaminating the experience!!

Ironically, in a menu whose very essence was to provide a non-generic experience of the first water, why then contaminate that experience with generic and unwanted radio music ???...I'm avocationally a musician...I can choose my music wherever I go...I didn't go to a classy restaurant like In Situ to be insulted by that!!

However, the staff did reluctantly lower the volume when i pointed this problem out...but it was clear to me (I'm a psychiatrist, by the way) that the radio was on more for the chefs than for the patrons!!


Clean it up, In Situ...then, you'll be situated to get excellent ratings...don't step on your own feet!!!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance in this place! The portion of the food was comparably small but they were quite tasty. Don’t expect the “large” cuisines are gonna feed your empty belly. Highly recommend to try the cheesecake, it’s just something you don’t get from anywhere else.

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

TLDR: Worst service execution! I am SO SO surprised by our terrible experience at In Situ. After all the hype and new Michelin star, we were really looking forward to it.

Service Issue: Upon ordering, we asked all things be brought at the same time as some of us (table of 9) were ordering mains and others apps. Instead they brought out food to the wrong people, had 35 minute lag in between getting plates to the whole table (forcing some food to get cold as we waited and some serious awkwardness within the group), they completely forgot a dish and when they decided to bring it out at the end someone other than our waitress just plopped it down, no apologies, just a stare down when we asked for a description fo the dish. I honestly fell so embarrassed to have taken a group there for our team holiday dinner. Would not recommend it for its lax and generally poor service as well as the B-level of food.

So disappointed.

Food: it was fine but nothing to rave about. Except for the carrot soup, that was great.

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