Tartine Manufactory - San Francisco
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First dinner time visit at this always popular brunch destination. Food is equally good at dinner. Focus on the first courses and appetizers and don’t forget to order the costly bread course.
The place is SO cool! The salad was amazing ... so fresh ... like it was picked a minute ago!! And I would go back for the banana tart alone ... it was the absolute best!! Fish (sole) was just ok not great - not much flavor but everything else was fantastic including the service which was A+!!
Food was enjoyable but too expensive so not really value for money. I think the dinner menu pales in comparison to the baked goods
It's just not worth it. Dinner ended up being ~$50 a head, and the food just wasn't all that. Wouldn't recommend, and wouldn't return. Ambiance was pretty great though.
Small birthday dinner with friends
The place was freezing. The food was cold.
Everything savory we ate was too salty. My lips and tongue were irritated by the excessive salt by the time I finished the main course. The bread and desserts were excellent and delicious and not salty.
The bakery goods are unbeatable! The dinner menu consisted of expensive things, many we did not recognize. I'd for sure go back to try breakfast or lunch, but not for dinner. The dinner food was just too fancy for some of us. I took home three loaves of the spectacular bread!
I expected Tartine Manufactory to have more dessert options equivalent to their bakery menu, along with some identified Wheat Free/Gluten Free options for meals, given their name and chef. Few options for vegetarians and gluten free. Only the Brussel Sprouts appetizer was amazing. One entree was bland and one was only ok. More attention paid to listing the rare ingredients on the menu than on making the food taste delicious. Too pretentious for me.
Fantastic and innovative food without being pretentious. And the service was great!
I’ve had great food every other time I’ve been here but on this last occasion it didn’t live up to my expectations. I had fish, which was cooked well, but the sauce was excessively buttery - to the point where no other flavors came through. The greens were unevenly cooked. The Salad also was extremely heavy on the vinegar. I always find the service aloof and unfriendly here, but this time it was extra disorganized. Overall a disappointment for the cost. I assume they are short staffed around the holidays but a nice place with these prices should be consistently good.
Second time there. Food was so good the first time, that I let the uninterested service slide, even overlooked the charge for bread because it tasted so good. Won’t do it again. Bread charge even higher now which is truly ridiculous. Table right by the front door in the daytime cafe area, felt like an afterthought. Crab fried rice was memorable. Nothing else was. Much better places to spend our time and money. Done.
Katie at the bar was very nice and accommodating.
Very good meal, the highlights of which were the Steak Tartare Tartine appetizer, which was by far the best version of steak tartare we have found anywhere in the world. Also, the Chocolate Souffle Cake was equally amazing. Highly recommend Tartine...
Great food as always, especially for large groups. Wonderful ambiance as well. Thanks Tartine!
I used to be a huge fan of this place when it opened, but after my last visit I can say with certainty that it's not worth your time. The menu and food quality isn't what it used to be and that's not even the worst part. The rude staff is the main reason why I will never go back here. They're condescending, presumptuous and totally unhelpful. Seriously reconsider before going to this once great restaurant.
The area in which we sat was freezing (next to the windows near the entryway). Our server said there was nothing she could do about it except to direct a space heater in our general direction. We were not the only ones who mentioned this issue - a couple on a two-top seated across from us away from the windows asked to move and they were sat in the main dining area. The couple I dined with wore their wool coats the entire dinner. I understand it is an old building , but it was cold. Hard to enjoy the food or evening while being so cold.
Really bad service tonight. Waiter hardly spoke to us, barely checked in, didn’t ask how anything was and took forever to bring the bill. They never brought our leftovers which we specifically asked to have wrapped to go. Really has gone downhill since my prior visits. Also bathroom area was a disgusting mess.
Bread, bone broth, steak tartare and black cod we're all delicious. Rabbit sausage rigatoni was ok. Cocktails we're good, but we had a pretty bad glass of Sauvignon Blanc
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.