Slanted Door - San Ramon
Let me begin by stating that the food at Slanted Door is fantastic. We ordered the spring rolls,shaking beef, carmelized gulf garlic shrimp, long beans, gau chow gow dumplings, spare ribs, black cod I am far less inclined if the food is terrific but the service is marginal. Regretfully, my experience was the later of the two scenarios.
Delicious food nicely served but super expensive.
For the price paid, expected fine dining, but it was just a hyped noisy restaurant.
#1 Expect one dish (Appetizer), everything else was average
#2 Limited menu, there was no chicken dish. I had to choose one of the two available seafood dishes
#3 Very noisy env
#4 average dessert
Extremely disappointed in this place. If you want to be an upscale eatery, that's great, but you better have impeccable customer service. You can even get away with mediocre food if the customer service is on point. Fact is, we got banged $300 bucks for mediocre food and crap service. A miserable time all around.
Great food, great services, great atmosphere. The was the first time my wife and I went and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Service needs improvement but I expect that will happen as the staff gain more experience. Noise level is acceptable but slightly annoying
Open table should better specifiy that some reservations may be counter seating only.
Second trip to SD—San Ramon. Very average this time.
Every course was phenomenal.Very busy place. Will definitely come back. Quite pricey though.
Server was great. Interesting wines by the glass complimented meal. Appreciated assistance from sommelier on pairing against dishes. A little loud but not horrible.
Such a beautiful space! Service and food were very, very good. We will definitely be going back, especially for the amazing dumplings, Brussels sprouts and beef! Really happy we FINALLY have a Slanted Door in the East Bay!
Good food, horrible wine list
Delicious food and drinks, but for what it was i felt it was overpriced. Noise level was energetic buzzy but so loud as to be a conversation killer. Worth going but will not be on the regular rotation.
expensive ordinary asian food in a noisy cafeteria-like setting
People in the San Ramon Valley are desperate for new and decent places to eat. There's a very short list of restaurants in the area that I would recommend. Several SF restaurants have established outposts in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, and now San Ramon and it's been hit or miss on re-creating an all around, high quality dining experience in the East Bay. I rate the newly-opened Slanted Door in San Ramon 3 out of 5 stars. You should definitely try it once to see if it works for you. The service was attentive and the food was tasty, but not really worth the $150 price tag for two people who only had one beer each. I don't mind spending $150 or even $250 on a meal for two, but I have to say the experience overall was a bit underwhelming relative to the price. It won't be a restaurant I frequent.
Enjoy sitting at the counter and watching the action
Way too noisy for 6 of us to hear each other. It was our 3rd time there and probably the last. We were literally shouting to talk.
Awesome food and service!!....We will definitely be visiting again!!
Not knowing what to expect when we arrived - we were greeted by under friendly hosts. Never looked up from their iPads! Once seated had to wait 15min before anyone greeted our table. No introduction or explanation of the menu. Have to say the food was good. Underwhelmed with the staff & service.
Food and service were great. We just love the spring rolls.
Only suggestion is that it got loud - too many hard surfaces. The noise would be less if they added some drapes or texture to reduce the sound waves.
Definitely a repeat!
We were a bit disappointed in our dinner at the Slanted Door San Ramon. San Ramon is a family community and we took our 2 daughters 10 and 8. We requested a few dishes to be less/not spicy so that we had some options specifically for my daughters. The dishes were spicy and had several red pepper pieces in them, I assume our waiter was to blame. Our waiter was very pushy and quite arrogant, which was less than appreciated as we were celebrating my Mom's birthday. Lastly I would add that we have eaten at several high end restaurants over the years and I guess I expected more from the Slanted Door, even the Shaking Beef wasn't as outstanding as we expected, the food was average.
Originally reserved a ‘counter’ at 6p but changed to a ‘standard seating’ table at 7:30p but was given counter seats. They insisted they were right and I was wrong. No effort to accommodate, just take it or leave it approach. The server (Dallas) was excellent and the only reason why we will return.
I was disappointed in the food. Overpriced and not much selection. Only had fish and beef choices. Not a single chicken item on the menu!
The food was great , everything we ordered , the vegetarian spring rolls , the ribs , and all of the entrees were prepared perfectly and tasted great . We had a very enjoyable evening
The entire experience was wonderful after trying many times to get a reservation, but it was well worth the wait. We had a wonderful waitperson, Anne, who informed us on the menu items and patiently answered all our questions. Anne was so good that we allowed her to select our menu with the exception of the Shaking Beef(which was outstanding). It was a wonderful dinner and I would recommend The Slanted Door to everyone to try.
Food was outstanding. The service was great too and provides good explanation on the dishes. I would come back to this place over and over. I love Slanted Door in SF, and this new branch in San Ramon also met my expectations.
Having been a fan of Slanted Door in SF, brought friends to San Ramon restaurant. Excited! Service was good. Wine selection poor. Ribs were over cooked, pork was dry and scallops were salty. We rarely complain, but this proved to be a very pricey, disappointing experience. We won't go back nor could we recommend it to our friends. Perhaps it was a bad night. Hate to leave such a negative review, but they lost four good customers.
Loved our seats at the counter so we could watch all the cooking going on! The dumplings, imperial rolls, and scallops (with amazing wood smoked mushrooms) were some of the best foods we've ever experienced. The sweet potato donut holes were a fabulously tastey way to end the meal! Meeting one of the owners, Debbie, was a real treat, too! We'll be back. The only thing negative was the large hole it put in our wallet! Ed and Cyndy Diolazo
It was okay, not the best. Scallop was not sheared enough, clay pot pork was excellent and green string beans was good. A long way to go, to match SF location ambience.
It was fine the food options were limited. No chicken options.
Pricy but excellent. The cocktails were amazing as were the spring rolls, banana blossom salad and shakin beef
We went for our anniversary celebration with family and enjoyed our time. The food was delicious and the service was great.
Wonderful meal. Absolutely loved the 32oz pork belly/pork chop! Good for 2 hungry adults or a table of 4 family style. Awesome flavors
Food I ordered is not good the Vietnamese rice wrap egg roll is tough, the bbq is poured with thick hoisin sauce overall the serving doesn’t Amy to the price you payed
Food was awful. I was sick that nite .
Food was prepared ahead n then heated n smothered with sauces .
The food was good, but in my opinion overpriced, especially because this is a family style restaurant and the portions are small. There were 4 of us and we each had one small piece of the $41.00 shaking beef entree, which was good but by no means exceptional. The dumplings were good, but again, 1.5 dumplings per person. The grapefruit salad was fantastic and the wine our server recommended was great. The service was pretty good, except we had to remind our server 3 times for the drink one of us ordered, and had to work to catch her eye to pay the bill. I wanted to love it, but for the price, the value just wasn’t there, hence 3 stars.
We have been big fans of Slanted Door in SF for years.
First time at San Ramon location and the signature impeccable service transferred over. We loved sitting at the counter abd being able to watch the kitchen at work. Thank goodness it appeared to be a harmonious symphony of movement and timing. The imperial roles never disappoint. No matter how many times we have them, they are still our favorite - perfectly cooked, flavors and textures awesomely balanced. The spare ribs were delectable! Thank you chef and server who insisted on us enjoying them on their own and not alongside any other appetizer. Shaking beef (a favorite) had the flavors we love but the meat was not as tender as usually prepared. The ocean trout was disappointingly overdone on the ends and still coldish in the very center. The bok choy, cellophane noodles with crab and chayote curry rounded out our meals nicely. The sweet potato donuts with blood orange creme fraiche were incredible. So fluffy, light, and flavorful. The pot de creme was too rixh fir one person. Sahere with 2 or 3 others. We will be back! Thank you Mayor Bill Clarksin for bringing City Center and Slanted Door to us and saving us a drive to SF!
We sat at the counter for date night and it was awesome. We watched and commented together on the "shaking wok" cooking and enjoyed every dish. OUr server was generally pretty attentive even though pretty busy...we had to wait a few times but we were fortunately entertaining ourselves. The best items were the crispy imperial rolls (with shrimp and pork), the scallops and the chocolate creme de pan and sweet potato doughnut desserts. And the dessert wine pairings were amazing. We'll definitely be back!
Much too expensive then it ought to be. Portion was about right though. Wished there were more crab meat in the crab cellophane noodle dish. The cocktail was mixed strong which was appreciated.
Very small menu and wine list and prices are elevated noticeably. Noisy enough to curtail group conversation. The food was very good as we’ve come to expect from experience at SF location.