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Aster - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
662 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Located in San Francisco, Aster is a 1-star Michelin rated restaurant serving up creative California cuisine in a warm & cozy, casual setting. On the menu are familiar favorites, elevated through carefully sourced and house-made ingredients and impeccable technique. Aster serves a four-course menu with options in each course for $75 per person, with an optional beverage pairing for an additional $58.


Please note: We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. All reservations cancelled after the allotted time will be charged $40 per guest on the reservation.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 875-9810

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brett Cooper

  • Private party facilities

    Aster is a lovely destination for both social and corporate events. Buyouts are available for groups of up to 45, and include a four-course menu with wine pairings, customized for your event. Please contact us at 415-875-9810 or email info@astersf.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    info@astersf.com: (415) 875-9810

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Cross street

    22nd Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking available after 6:00pm.<br>Garage at 21st & Valencia.

  • Public transit

    BART to 16th & Mission or 24th & Mission<br>J Muni to 22nd Street<br>#24 bus to 22nd Street

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Wine

What 662 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. CarolynY

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My sister & I really enjoyed our last meal at Aster. Everything was perfectly cooked & full of taste & texture. I enjoyed the Sunchoke, Winter squash, trout & chocolate dessert. We also enjoyed the wonderful sourdough bread & had all 3 desserts. We were lucky enough to enjoy countless wonderful meals at Outerlands when Brett Cooper was the chef there! Will miss Aster & Brett’s cooking! We wish him well on his move. Enjoyed reading more about him in the Sunday paper too.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Casual, refined ambiance. Will definitely return. Generous portions for pre-fixe.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoy the food and service here, especially the combination of textures and flavors are very impressive. Love the special ice cream Aster offered me for birthday. Aster really surprise me. Highly recommended!

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  4. AmandaB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Though I am generally not a fan of the “choose your adventure” type of tasting menu (I prefer one set menu), the meal was exceptional. I admire the vegetable-centric cuisine, and it appears (based on what I overheard) that they are able to accommodate diners with food allergies; not all restaurants can or will do that. Wine pairings were okay, but I would not add those if I went again, as they didn’t really serve to elevate the dishes. I know they do have a somm on staff, but .. the pairings didn’t really make sense to me. Restaurant decor is clean, rustic (lots of wood), and modern, and the infinity effect of the overhead light is brilliant. It’s seriously like looking up into outer space. Genius. I am glad we went, and would go again in another season if I had infinite money, but -- in terms of value, I do think you get more bang for your buck (and a much more solid wine program) down the street at Commonwealth.

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  5. TonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first Michelin Star restaurant and I must say it was exquisite! The food was amazing and delectable, dancing on our taste buds the whole meal. The four course meal is very filling and worth the admission given the quality of the food. Please don't forget the sourdough bread! Best tip we got before going and another quality thing to add to the meal.

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  6. Alexandra

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish was unique and delicious and the service was fantastic. I am a pretty picky eater but try to trust the chef at these restaurants and this one did not disappoint, I loved everything I ate!

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  7. Albiani

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing would recommend to anyone.

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  8. Mikk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Food was ok but nothing stood out. Nothing incredibly memorable. The decor is really off, place was empty... I'm afraid this place might be on its way out.

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  9. JG2019

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly attentive service and delicious food! Great for a special occasion

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  10. JMBSF

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely decor, first rate service and high quality “food as art”.

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  11. wcjjudy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food is mixed with Asian style, especially Japanese food essence, which is my type. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends. Hope to revisit it again!

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  12. verbalgarbage

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu is divided into 4 servings - choice of 3 options per course. The 1st & 3rd courses were superb - the standout dish was fermented squash (sounds horrible, tasted sublime). The second was merely ok but puddings were inedible (beautifully made but flavour profile jarred to our liking). Service was mixed - our main server was friendly but others were quite stiff. To their credit they did deduct one meal from the bill which were not expecting. Not a patch on Rich Table which we went to the previous night or The Progress the night afterwards.

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  13. Lpf4

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    food was pretty good but not worth the money. Staff was stand-offish and not particularly good.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, interesting and accessible. The portions were perfect sizes for the four courses. I love the format of the menu. You have choices based on your mood, but it’s not overwhelming and you know you’re going to get something good regardless of what you choose. The service was excellent. Very attentive without hovering.

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  15. catp

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food. Courses were thoughtful and interesting. Pricey but a good experience- recommend for a long dinner, catch up or special occasion

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  16. AnnaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! We enjoyed it so much we returned the following night!

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  17. Overserved

    San Francisco

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fabulous meal. The chef does an amazing job with contrasting flavors and textures in each dish. The little gem salad with bottarga and ranch style dressing on lightly sauteed (?) lettuce is a good example. The desserts are intriguing combinations of sweet snd savory ( hickory ice cream?!?!)and are not overly sweet. The wine list is an interesting collection of wines that are not well known including sake. we will be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived early and was seated immediately. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable.

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  19. ChrisC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good and the wine pairings made it even better. I get this is a tasting menu, but the for the price I would have expected more. Also, when you’re spending $133 per person for food and wine pairing, I think it’s a bit much to charge $5 for four smallish pieces of bread and butter... was a good experience, but won’t be going back. Also, the trout was extremely salty, which is odd for me to say since I really enjoy heavy seasoning generally speaking...

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  20. testing123456

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The seating at the long table was a bit unusual. Everything else was great.

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  21. Escoffier

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Aster was disappointing. Not the level of a one star Michelin. Ricotta gnocchi were salty, heavy and the mix of flavors didn't work. Little gems was average. Ahi Tuna was excellent but that's not a hard dish to pull off. Pork and cabbage not very original but good, like the trout. Desserts were good but again nothing I would remember. Service was very good and timing between courses was almost perfect. Only downside to the service: we were presented with the check barely 2 minutes after our dessert plates were cleared! There are so many other one star restaurants in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Aster is not one I would recommend.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente atención, servicio y comida. Recomendable.

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  23. StevenG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A superb restaurant that doesn't seem to have the acclaim it deserves. Creative, luscious food, relaxing ambiance, excellent service. Four course dinner, three options for each course. A real value at $75. Excellent wine list and wine pairing as well.

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  24. mainguyen

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was creative & tasty but overpriced for the portions that you get. I understand that the establishment is attempting a fine dining experience, but when an order is missed, it’s not ideal.

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  25. foodie

    San Francisco

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fabulous restaurant, four courses for $75 and three choices in each category...and such imaginative, seasonal, beautiful and delicious food! The service is attentive and warm, the wine list complete, the room quiet and warmly decorated...this is a find and a place to return to many times!

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  26. Akita71

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    The meal was very disappointing. Flavors did not work well. Dishes were poorly executed. The roasted heirloom carrots dish tasted like it had fast food bbq packet sauce dumped on it. The texture of the ahi tuna was somewhat mushy. I ordered the gnocchi as my main and there was too much going on on the plate and the gnocchi itself was substandard. Our waitress got the job done but looked like she hated her job. She wore a frown for the entire service. The ambiance was good but the meal itself was not worth the $260 bill.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cozy yet eclectic!

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  29. Maamsay

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate dining area. Quiet ambiance so great for conversation. Service was delightful and the staff were very knowledgeable about the offerings. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared and plated. Will definitely be back again.

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  30. EvanB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dope stuff as always

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food had nice texture and creative combinations. Service was great. Smaller restaurant with cozy sitting.

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  32. SHZad

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Not impressed at all with the food, nor the value. Surprised at having a Michelin star. Don’t bother.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had 6 courses menu for NY eve. The first two courses was just ok, didn’t impress us that much. We liked the next 3 courses, the carrots, caviar and gnocchi, nice tasting and complexity flavors. The dry age beef was good, but it was too salty. Miso sauce took out the flavor the dry age beef and made it too salty. The wine pairing was good. I like most of the wines there. The service was excellent.

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  34. Chris9408

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Très bonne cuisine avec saveurs raffinées. Regret d'avoir eu froid durant tout le repas. Table côté entrée sous la baie vitrée.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The restaurant didn’t address our special occasion at all. Also, two out of the three main dishes were too salty. It just not worth the “one star” title.

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  36. RajdeepB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I did not find right balance in the second and third courses of the Tasting Menu; expected a lot better from a Michelin-starred restautant.

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  37. BishopJustice

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    About half of the meal was delicious and well thought out. The other half was poorly executed and left me wanting more. This would have been a good meal at half the price, but for the cost it was definitely not worth it.

    2 people found this helpful

  38. jj302012

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was wonderful, I took my mom here for a nice mother daughter dinner. It was quiet and every dish was well thought out and the wine pairings were spot on.

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  39. Cori

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and the wine pairing choices were the best I’ve had.

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  40. Acee

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome. Service was great. Truffle dish should’ve had a lot more truffle in it for the extra charge.

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Aster - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Aster - Permanently Closed

1001 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    22nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available after 6:00pm.<br>Garage at 21st & Valencia.

  • Public transit

    BART to 16th & Mission or 24th & MissionJ Muni to 22nd Street#24 bus to 22nd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brett Cooper

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 875-9810

  • Private party facilities

    Aster is a lovely destination for both social and corporate events. Buyouts are available for groups of up to 45, and include a four-course menu with wine pairings, customized for your event. Please contact us at 415-875-9810 or email info@astersf.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    info@astersf.com: (415) 875-9810

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