Tartine Manufactory - San Francisco
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We went to get a preview of Ernest with Chef Brandon Rice. We chose the Ernest items rather than Tartine just for the obvious reasons.
Everything was wonderful. From beginning to end. The steak tartare was the single best dish I’ve had all year.
Staff was very pleasant and the volume was rather quiet and we sat in front of the line.
One con is they don’t serve soda. Not the biggest deal but sometimes I just want soda.
All in all a bargain and well worth the trip.
Amazing cocktails and bread. The dual nature and the oxacana were particularly amazing.
Went for dinner on a Friday night with a reservation. Ordered a salad and pasta. The salad took 35 minutes to come out and the pasta took another hour. Overall service was extremely slow and the food was very underwhelming and expensive for what it was. Plenty of other restaurants in SF with better food and service. Would not recommend
Overpriced for a small portion. This restaurant quality of the food is the worst out of all the restaurant that I have been to.
Food is creative and fantastic! Accomodations to food allergies is outstanding! This is a restaurant you have to try!
Have been on numerous occasions and loved it. Came here for our 13th anniversary and the entire experience was MEH. Server never greeted us and finally popped over and asked “any questions” without even taking a drink order. Drinks arrived well into first course. The chicory salad needed salt and pepper. The chicken liver mousse smorrebrod was tiny, needs salt, and appeared to have several ingredients missing. The rigatoni with chanterelle sugo was completely unseasoned and we had to ask for salt (which took five minutes). There were maybe five slices of chanterelle which is ridiculous for a $25 serving. Our smoke prime rib was completely cold to the touch, had no salt/seasoning, and was returned to us with a chunk missing after it was re-fired. It didn’t taste smoked at all. It was not worth $55! Sadly, the broccolini side was the star of the entire night’s meal. I won’t be back for a while because this $200+ dinner felt sadly lacking and borderline boring. The server did give us a loaf of bread ... and that’s the only reason I gave 3 stars instead of 2.
The food is always good and the service is excellent. Be prepared to spend a lot of money though.
Everything is great, except you have to yell to the person you need to talk to, and if you're sensitive to noise, they have no sound insulation or anything, it's not a quiet restaurant at all, don't bring your parents here.
The starter courses were wonderful, especially the chicken liver mousse and the halibut crudo. But the rabbit lasagne was disappointing. Two of us enjoyed the brussell sprouts and two did not, but that could just be a matter of taste. We had great service and a fantastic wine, and love the space and the energy. We have had prior meals here that were excellent and will definitely return, as the menu changes daily. Overall a good choice!
Fortunately we began in the early evening when we could still read the menu the background noise was somewhat inhibiting.
The bread was ridiculously delicious!! Everything else was meh. We had the liver mouse appetizer, chicories salad, cod and beans entree. It was all good but nothing that you get really excited about.
Katie who looked after me was an absolute gem. Amazing service. Have already been back.
Fantastic experience all around. Great for weeknight business/friend get together. From the cocktail at the bar while I waited. Mezcal Tomato (boozy complex) elixir to the meal and the ambience. Kitchen and serving staff cultivated great experience and timed serving perfectly. Final touch was the complimentary loaf of country bread because the kitchen had overbooked that day for the dinners demand!
We will be back soon.
The staff is wonderful at making you feel welcomed and at home. The server was great at helping us navigate our menu choices and ordering the right quantity of food. Always great fun to try new dishes and share the small plates. Every dish may not be at the top of the culinary charts, but the inventive food and expert service are consistent at making it a delightful outing.
Welcoming and warm atmosphere
Food hit the spot and had subtle and delicious flavor
Tagliatelle with chanterelle mushrooms were wonderful
Quail was so tender and juicy, hard to do with such a tiny bird but they did it
Butter beans with Savoy cabbage yummy
Cocktails complex and layered flavors
Tres leches cake was good but I prefer the coconut at the bakery
Service was very good, our waitress was working hard
Our server seemed to forget about us and I kept having to catch their attention to get service.
Fun, interesting food at this collaboration pop up. Please do more!
Most delicious collaboration (iMMixTartine) dinner!!! Thank you!
Dinner here was a disappointment, which is truly a shame.
I've dined here several times and Tartine failed to live up to its reputation. Upon arrival, the host was nowhere in sight, other employees made eye contact, but did not greet or acknowledge our presence leaving us to wait 8mins before being seated once the hostess returned to her post. The table was near the expo station lacking a feeling of intimacy and it was a surprise, as a two top, not to be seated in the main room. The service was rushed, the food was not coursed out making the table feel crowded and awkward. The appetizers came before the cocktails (or bread), and throughout the meal we had to stack plates and consolidate to make room each time another dish arrived. I was marked twice with silverware and it was not cleared until after I requested it be removed from the table. I shared feedback with the server about the Steak Tartare being too salty to eat. He said "okay" and removed it from the table. He did not apologize or offer to take it off the bill or re-fire / send us another one instead. Also, the Tagliatelle dish missed the mark. The pasta was undercooked, stiff, and unpleasant to eat, at which point, we discussed leaving to order an entree and dessert elsewhere to finish our meal. We skipped ordering an entree, ordered dessert - a lackluster sundae for $9 - and left having any excitement for this birthday celebration snuffed out. Friends asked how was dinner to which we replied with a sigh and a story that was anything but flattering. Given the opportunity I would not return to Tartine Manufactory. In the future, I plan to take my business elsewhere. I know there's a new chef, but the service, the food, and the value did not align with my (or my girlfriend's) expectations both being long-time locals and supporters of all things Tartine.
I'll leave you with two questions: 1) how will you make the necessary changes and 2) how would you win our business back??
The hostess was wonderful in every way. Our water rushed us, brought our entree when we were in the middle of our appetizer and ignored our request to keep our entree warm while we enjoyed the perfect tart. Our entree was cold and unappetizing. The waiter complained when we asked for tea.
Sigh. This place continues to live on the name "Tartine." I think the food is good/great depending on the evening and what you order. It's the service that remains consistently abysmal. When we walked in, no maitre d. We waited and waited. Not a good sign, but then, I wasn't surprised given my previous visits. Finally, someone appeared and he gave me this painful look. No "Hello" or "Good evening." His opening statement: "Do you have a reservation?" Oh well. It might get better, right? This night, I had the ceviche and it was quite good - loved the textures and flavors; tasted very fresh. My companion had the tagliatelle and judged it as "good." For the entree, I had the black cod - what a great piece of fish; velvety smooth, nice texture and it was cooked fine. My companion had the New York steak; it came as ordered (medium); and he thought it was "great." I think it's silly to pay for two orders of bread, but hey, it's their restaurant. But, I rarely go so it's a non-issue. Service was painfully s-l-o-w on this visit and on previous visits (which is why I hadn't returned in about a year). The entree took forever to arrive at the table and when I asked the primary waitperson, he provided a non-answer. When the manager came by (and I assumed the waitperson had apprised him of the issue), the manager's feedback was also non-reponsive and unhelpful. But, no matter. That was likely my last visit to Tartine Manufactory. Someone will let me know when their service improves. Lastly, I find the dining room a bit too cramped - the tables are much too close together. And, the place is loud. If you're planning to have a normal-volume conversation, forget it.
The menu was very limited. Even some of the more popular items from menu was not available. Some food quality and quantity was not reasonable for the price including rabbit sausage lasagna.
After the theater dinner.
Limited menu but most things are very tasty, especially bread or pasta items. Desserts are very good, becuase Tartine after all started as a pastry shop.
Needed a bit more butter for the $6.50 order of bread & were charged for a side of butter! We dine out more than we cook, and this was a first! Seems to me if you spend over $200 on a meal a party of 2, they’d throw in the extra butter ...
Food was so-so for dinner. Wine was served warm
The food itself was okay. But the amount given for the price was appalling. I ordered roasted chicken for $36 and expected at least a half chicken. Instead, I got a piece of chicken the size of a playing card plus one wing. This might have been okay if food had sent you to Nirvana, but it was really just average.
Food was good. They were out of one of the drinks and one of the mains we ordered. Wine we ordered tasted like vinegar and manager told us that’s just how it tastes and that it was a good bottle. Hard to believe that.
Ford is so wonderful.
Food (and bread) was awesome!! Hostess was a little short with us...
Food was fine, but wasn’t the price.
The chicken was amazing and of course the bread is always good.
Food was delicious, bread didn’t quite live up to the hype.
Service was almost too fast, to the point where we kinda felt rushed.
I left a jacket there. Is there anyway to contact then through here?
Food was great. The lighting in the restaurant is poor. Service is always a bit unprofessional.
Nice place and very good service but the food was subpar. $36 for an overcooked and tiny chicken leg and a small piece of chicken breast (not the whole breast) sitting on a pile of over salted nearly inedible potatoes. Theme continued in the fish dishes. Small piece of cod on a pile of red cabbage. Maybe tartine should stick to breakfast. They didn’t even give us bread // we had to ask and pay for it. Too many good choices in town to go back here
Great food and atmosphere! Would definitely go again!!
Well thought out dishes along side the best bread.
Excellent food. A bit overpriced. We spent $13.00 on bread!