Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

4.8
3 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Escape to Greece! Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant brings to life the celebratory spirit of the Greek Isles. Guests will feel transported to the eponymous Ornos Beach by the bright, airy, coastal aesthetic, the simplistic, flavorful Greek seafood dishes, and the warm yet relaxed Mediterranean-style of hospitality. A house playlist of Mykonos-inspired music beckons guests to sit and stay all evening, reveling in the array of sharable dishes, refreshing cocktails, intriguing wines, and a lively atmosphere.
Led by award-winning Chef Michael Mina in partnership with Girair “Jerry” Goumroian and Chef Nikolaos Georgousis, the 76-seat restaurant presents the evolution of the iconic 252 California Street flagship location.
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  • EatDrinkSF 2021 Closing Lunch: Escape to Greece

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 24, 2021 only

    Escape to Greece at Chef Michael Mina's newest concept at his iconic 252 California Street flagship location, Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant. Enjoy a three-course lunch and welcome cocktail as Chef Mina, alongside partners Chefs Girair “Jerry” Goumroian and Nikolaos Georgousis, take guests on a tour of the Greek islands with delectable fresh fish, beloved Mediterranean specialties, and genuine Greek hospitality. Proof of full vaccination for indoor dining and masks will be required if these mandates are still in place.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipDinerInSF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant was impeccably decorated, service was attentive, friendly and informative. Food was good but not great. For the price we paid didn’t get the ‘wow’ factor. Will go back again, but not high on our list

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the new soft look of the dining room which featured white candles in jars and willowy white draped cloth. We were warmly welcomed.
Our server was professional with a buoyant personality; and in fact, the entire staff worked the floor with care.. We ordered the tasting menu and never experienced a tasting menu like Ornos offers. Michael Mina and his Greek chef have produced a monstrous hit, serving fine food in an unstuffy atmosphere.

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vipBianca
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opening night was great! Delicious food and very attentive service.

The reviews below were submitted before September 1st 2021, when this restaurant changed its chef.
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vipSusan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The dishes were a bit disappointing- nothing really stood out to us. We left unsatisfied after the meal.

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Scott
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Spectacular food, amazing service, and overall an excellent experience. Highly recommend!

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vipNormr
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To remember

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vipJonathonL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gio, the General Manager is a great host and Elliott our server was gracious. The Waitstaff team knowledgeable and friendly. Dinner was great and tasty and the experience was wonderful!

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vipFoodieguy
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the great meals of recent times, expensive but worth it. For serious foodies and a special occasion. Truly elevated cuisine, excellent service, lovely place. We loved everything. My only complaint is that the Egyptian music (the menu has an Egyptian tilt) is intrusive, overly loud, and unpleasant. Even the waitstaff said they didn't like it. I know they were striving for an integrated experience but it didn't work.

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ChristineS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unique and delicious. The atmosphere was quiet and service top notch.

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vipUnbreakable23
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was the most expensive meal my husband and I have eaten - tasting menu for 2, wine pairing for 1 - for about $600 before gratuity.

Food was competent, but not the best we've ever had. Servers were fantastic. Ultimately, though, considering the price, and that it wasn't one of our Top 10 dining experiences, I wouldn't advocate that others go.

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aaronmg1
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The Hostess was stunningly beautiful, unfortunately that was the highlight. I had the noon tasting menu with my brother. The two of us ate at 5 Michelin rated restaurants in the San Francisco area in 2 days. The tasting menu is served family style for a lot of it which I really liked we paid extra for the tuna tartar to be added, we had an amazing layout in front of us the waiter described the food..then one dish after another we thought lacked flavor, lacked seasoning, so disappointing since it looked so good. I wish it tasted as good as it looked like at atelier crenn or Manresa ..I wish I got photo taken with that hostess instead of with chef David Kinch at Manresa..I reviewed Michael Mina on another sight and they called to apologize that I was not blown away by the food which is a nice gesture I would like to try them again

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OaklandW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Environment was excellent as well. 9 out of 10 dishes we had were perfect, with only 1 not as expected. Staff was amazing at all levels.

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Sweets
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience in Dining on this level. It won't be my last. The service was impeccable as well as the taste of the food.

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vipKarlD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Extraordinarily expensive for what was provided. Quality of food was good. We asked for advice on a circa $100 bottle of wine and the server acted offended. When sommelier came over (15 mins later after second ask) he kept guiding us to $250 bottles that were typically 4.0-4.2 level on Vivino. Ended up with an $80 half bottle. Prix fixe menu was $165 but several items had $25 up charges per course. Vegetarian prix fixe for my wife was $135 for essentially vegetables on a skewer. Total bill for two with 1/2 bottle of wine over $500. If you care about value for money this is not a good option.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I attended Michael Mina to celebrate a major milestone in business for her. The meal was excellent and quite possibly the best lunch we’ve both had in San Francisco.

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vipdivegurl7
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceedingly lovely restaurant, wonderful food, overwhelming service. Max. expensive and intimidating at first. If you are able to overlook all the over-the-top descriptions of the food and focus on the main ingredient it's much easier to pick out what you want. The by-the-glass wine list is also very over-the-top price wise.

I was surrounded by various aged 'millennial' couples and, so, was completely 'invisible'. And, they had no difficulty ordering all the extremely high priced extras! Most were ultra casually dressed, no jewelry, expensive but minimalist dresses so, being 'elder' and not a San Franciscan, I was overdressed and felt uncomfortable. These are just FYI observations.

For quite awhile, there was a loud, younger, group at the bar that was intrusive. It's a smallish restaurant so that sort of thing is impossible to ignore. My husband would have hated it! (again, just an FYI)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine's day and it was an incredible experience! Great food, amazing presentation, and phenomenal service. You really get what you pay for - an unforgettable experience with a great meal! If you ever get to try their Hokkaido Snow Beef - don't pass it up!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible
Incredible
Incredible
Incredible

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vipEdwardG
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A sophisticated venue with excellent ingredients merged without much talent. Wagyu beef was excellent. Lobster tails overcooked and chewy. The morel in that course was dissonant and bitter. It detracted from the very good sauce. The caviar was nearly without taste. Overall portions a bit too large for the sum of the food. Hire a gifted sou chef please.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner there. The service was phenomenal. The food was excellent. Even though it is a big restaurant it never was noisy or felt crowded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
144 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, amazing food & amazing HIGH prices.

The pre-set, price fixed V-Day tasting menu dinner was ONLY ALLOWED and consisted of 6 very small but very yummy courses, about $100. more per person than their regular already expensive tasting menu on other days. It appears that most nicer restaurants do the same, gouge the customer as much as possible. Oh well, this is SF & America...

Oh by the way, is Mr. Mina even there on one of his busiest days?...NOPE. We asked. He starts restaurants, then disappears. Hopefully this one, his FIRST, will survive the worsening times! Jardiniere just closed, next comes La Folie in a few days, next I hear comes famous Boulevard ! Times are changing...fancy is out, casual is in.

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vipButkus
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food, service and ambience.

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vipVijayS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

flavorless food. other than the first amuse and the bread are the best of the lot. Sommelier doesn’t seem to know too much about the wines or the regions., didn’t know how to uncork a wine bottle with us drinking powdered cork with wine . staff is not too knowledgeable about the food. when we asked how the lamb is cooked., ‘deliciously ‘ was the answer., my wife asked what mochi is when the guy who brought in food presented it and he said he will need to find out ! . this place changed a lot from the time we tried it first about 3 years back., and not for better. Palette cleanser following the main course would have been excellent if not for the fact they mixed mochi into this giving it a weird gummy texture., again mochi is good when used properly and not sure what mochi had to do with mediterranean.

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vivqu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Michael Mina's every year for our anniversary or a birthday. It's a wonderful restaurant and great balance of high class and approachable. They are also very accommodating with dietary restrictions, they handled pescetarian and vegan restrictions with no problems!

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vipTomB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The meal was not paced properly. Courses were being served before the prior course was finished. This happened twice during the meal even after providing feed after the first incident. Restaurant of this stature this is totally unacceptable. The lobster course, one of the miss timed courses, when served correctly came back tough. I question whether the lobster was held while waiting for us to finish the prior course. While the staff was very apologetic it should never have happened. We will not return.

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EiranS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. A bit pricey even for SF.

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Scott
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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Constantdiners
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my daughter. Delicious food, reasonable for the quality, grew experience.

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Stephen
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

My wife and I returned to Michael Mina due to the change back from the Middle Eastern menu period we did not enjoy. Every thing was very nice, but my lobster was tough and my steak was too chewy. We never had a bad meal at Bourbon Steak San Francisco or Bourbon Steak Orange County.

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jacad
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining experience was excellent. And to top it all off, we met Chef Michael in person at our table and be able to have a conversation with him. It was a little bit loud during dinner. I would love to try this restaurant again in the future knowing what to expect next time around.

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vipNoah
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience3

Birthday

Yhe menu is only prefix

No options

Small portions

Overpriced at $165 per person before beverages

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great dining experience and great service just a little noisy and annoying with a nearby rowdy and obnoxious table which didn’t do the restaurant any favours.

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vipClayfeet
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food, Tremendous wait Staff. Excellent sommeiller. Very Pricey

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TracyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just too expensive great fantastic food if your budget is big enjoy

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vipRickNYDC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in San Francisco.
Fair enough it is quite a pricey endeavor but then it is an amazing experience as well.
Whenever I leave Michael Mina’s restaurant, I am happy, uplifted and think about the wonderful experience for days

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vipFisco
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual Michael Mina improved since the last time I was there for the first week of the middle eastern menu, it is now fine tuned to perfection. Service is very simple and attentive. The only major inconvenient is the noise level: when the restaurant is full, forget it to have a conversation with you nearest neighbor... unacceptable for a one star Michelin. I use to come here very regularely but had to change my habit due to the noise level...

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vipKaraS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was very disappointed in the value of the food here. While the entrée that I had was good it was probably the smallest piece of fish I’ve ever had it was almost laughable. The desserts were very average and in fact I did not like the lemon tart at all. It had a horrible aftertaste. Came here for a business lunch, but definitely would not recommend if you are hungry. I most likely would not return.

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Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 417-3969.

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 3 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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