The MINA Test Kitchen – San Francisco

4.7
189 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

A first of its kind, Diane’s Bloody Mary Bar is the newest concept to pop-up in the MINA Test Kitchen space located in the beautiful Marina neighborhood. Serving you breakfast, lunch and brunch Thursday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm . With our "home style" service and atmosphere, Diane's Bloody Mary Bar is a place to gather and spend time with friends and family.

In addition to our family style service, Diane's Bloody Mary Bar host a mini retail market filled with her signature blends, brand apparel and garden goods.

We also host special events, contact us for your next party!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Breakfast, Café
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Phone number
(415) 625-5470
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Diane Mina
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Private party facilities
The MINA Test Kitchen can host your party for special events for dinner and is available to reserve in its entirety. Our Event Manager will assist in seamlessly planning your special event. Please email events-sf@minagroup.net or call 415-625-5460.
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Private party contact
Nancy Zammit: (415) 625-5460
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Catering
The MINA Test Kitchen is available for catering requests. Please contact our event's department at 415.625.5460 or events-sf@minagroup,net.
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Cross street
Fillmore
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Parking details
Lombard parking garage is located behind the restaurant on Moulton Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The noise level at 1:45pm was intolerable. The music was too loud to converse.

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

I will miss this place terribly!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Diane’s Bloody Mary Bar is the greatest place on Earth. Not only are the food and drinks absolutely delicious, but Diane and Lisa are the sweetest people ever. Can’t get enough of the food and the company!

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San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Test Kitchen is currently a Bloody Mary bar being run by Dianne Mina (Michaels wife). The drinks are amazing, of course, and the food is outstanding. We had the cheesy /mushroom toast, silver dollar pancakes, and the burger. All were amazing. They are only open a week or,so more so go while you can.

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DJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very good...but the servers kept trying to yank the plates off the table before we were done with something....
And it was so loud in there...

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EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only bad thing I have to say about Diane's Bloody Mary Bar is that is is leaving December 2nd! This is a gem and will be missed. We have yet to have a bad thing on the menu and the staff is excellent!

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M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was friendly & food was tasty but hot food was served almost cold so I guess it had been waiting in the back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible brunch. Best bloodys on the bay, best French toast I've ever had and incredibly friendly. You wait for a bit for food, but what's the rush? Its brunch. Have a bloody and have a great time.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had in a long time

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KM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Damn fine cheeseburger and fries. Service a tad slow at the beginning but they eventually picked up slack. Bloodies and margaritas good. Paloma not so much. They need a decent IPA on the menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and service!

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LG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great (loved the French toast) but I was particularly appreciative of how gracious they were about accommodating a change to our reservation at a busy time.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Loved the food, the French toast was phenomenal. However the service was barely adequate for a restaurant that was almost empty at 1:00 PM on a week day. My husband asked to substitute bacon for the ham on his breakfast egg sandwich but they wouldn’t accommodate and told him that they would add bacon for $3 but wouldn’t take the ham off. This is a “test kitchen” that seems to have the food component down but really needs to work on the service element

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the playlist was fun and lively, and I the bloody’s were delicious! If you’re thinking about making a reservation, just do it!!

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DI
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food, friendly service, way TOO LOUD. Good bloody mary's.

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LA
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The place is very welcomed and homey. The food and the service were great. The value is great as well. The portions are very generous. We felt like we "left" San Francisco for an hour:-)

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OU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service and best Bloody Mary’s I’ve ever had. I’m recommending this place to all my friends.

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NC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, wonderful food and Lisa deserves a shout-out!

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bloody marys in town-- bar none. And tasty food....and friendly and on-it service!

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EW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I absolutely loved this place for a Sunday brunch. She got the burger and I had the french toast. She loved the fact that there were cooked onions between the two patties and the mustard buns were fantastic. The bread choice for the french toast was also amazing. 10/10 would come back

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was very polite but also slow. Fortunately, the Bloody Marys were good and it was a relaxed Sunday brunch. But honestly, food took a while to come out. Very good once it did, though. We’ll make it a regular stop for the weekends — when we have nothing else after.

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CK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food and great vibe, but so loud it was hard to converse. Would recommend some sound dampening.

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NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diane and her vibrant crew were so welcoming and hospitable! The food was delicious! Best french toast, bloody mary's and eggs ever!!

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

Amazing food, customer service was excellent! Great drink and food menu. Alot of healthy options. The location is centrally located and the restaurant is super cute.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I ordered a breakfast sandwich, and it was a bun with one fried egg, a slice of ham and American cheese...that was it. I was still really hungry after. The service was above average and the hostess was very friendly.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Would not go back. Pedestrian food; an intolerable noise level.

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CL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food service was slow but the wait staff was great. The food and bloody were expensive for what you got!

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EJ
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch -- very fun. The manager Lisa is outstanding. She's what more " hot spots" in SF need -- friendly, fun, professional and completely involved in her guest's experience. Restaurant was running late on our reservation and she took care of us very nicely. We sat outside and enjoyed some great bloody marys. Our server was good too. Go for Lisa's excellent hospitality -- you can't miss her.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lisa was really nice and the Bloody Mary is just amazing!

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food to a very long time to come out.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, quality ingredients, fair prices, and an Amazing staff. Such a fun lunch or brunch.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service. Great experience. Will be back this week.

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L
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love this lovely place. Came for breakfast. Excellent service. Friendly staff. Known for their Bloody Mary. Avocado toast and salmon toast were very delish. Definitely a place to return to.

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BB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was extraordinarily friendly. The bloody Mary and wine prices were very reasonable and well worth ordering. I had the hamburger which was one of the best I’ve ever had. The french fries were superb as well. I will be returning.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Service!!

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NE
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed ourselves at Diane’s. My main focus was getting a classic Bloody Mary, which I did, and it did not disappoint. It was the perfect amount of what a Bloody Mary should be. Not sure that our server was too happy that we only ordered drinks but the woman greeting us was as friendly as can be. Such a great vibe in a very cute neighborhood. We will be back.

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best brunch spot in SF. Diane, Lisa and Amber Ray crush it along with the rest of the amazing staff. I find myself bringing new friends to this place every week.

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BL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and good food, but I wasn't blown away by anything. Disappointed that the Bloody Mary had no pickled veggies. I'll go again, but more for the ambiance and friendly service than the food.

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NC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find this was! The pop up was Diane’s Bloody Mary bar and everything was phenomenal. The people were fantastic and so happy! (we met Diane also, she was lovely!) The food was absolutely to die for. They took simple avocado toast to a whole new level. Just outstanding. All of it. You have to go!

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TG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, one of the best breakfasts I've had in San Francisco. Definitely the best Bloody Mary. The "Eggy Bread French Toast" was sublime and the open face omelette was great. The servers were friendly and attentive. The overall atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Our only quibble is that it's such a small room that the noise is a problem. It was a problem with the last restaurant in that space, and the one before that, and the one before that...

But the food made the noise level only a minor annoyance.

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