Slanted Door

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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
The Slanted Door offers diners a gourmet experience where the food on the plate looks as beautiful as the views of the Bay Bridge and the Bay Lights in the evening from every table. Charles Phan, the executive chef, goes to the root of the dishes to represent the food authentically with a modern twist. The Slanted Door offers lunch and dinner menus with a variety of appetizers and main dishes.

The meals consist of organic elements including grass-fed beef and pasture-raised, cage-free chickens. Local seafood options include wild Gulf shrimp, spicy Monterey squid and seared Ahi tuna, or visitors can take advantage of the raw seafood bar. Those looking for a vegetarian or vegan menu will find plenty of options available. The Slanted Door offers a family-style menu and a wide selection of desserts with an extensive bar menu to wash it all down.

A pre fixe menu is required for all parties of 7 or more. Please call the restaurant to book. Multiple reservations will not be honored.
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K
San Francisco
408 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the final meal at Slanted Door before the SF Bay Area "Shelter in Place" went into effect. The food was wonderful (as usual), the restaurant almost empty and our server, who was friendly and professional, talked to us about the situation: his days had been reduced to two a week, so much that he was going to look for work in other areas, perhaps even a desk job. I don't know how that will be possible right now. We left the biggest tip we could afford along with our best wishes and highest hopes that everyone will be able to weather this storm. I hope we will be able to revisit Slanted Door in the near future, it's a dining marvel.

MR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. Loved the rice cakes and the carrots!!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very very good. Service was ok. Foods very expensive and a good ambience

i
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has fantastic flavors and an amazing view of the Bay Bridge. They have a great spin on Asian food and it is so fun as a result. The wait staff is right on it and make it a nice experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food and drinks were overpriced for what you were getting. Food was not as good as it was 2 years ago. Service was good.

P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter, Grey, was delightful. He gave us a good wine recommendation and was very attentive. Lovely eating experience.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was great! Drinks, food, ambience and service were all exceptional. Look forward to returning.

HF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Definitely worth a return again and again! (Have to try all the other dishes!) The service was outstanding! What took me so long to visit?! Request booths, with view of the Bay.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and patient service - with wonderful views!

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We had a 2:30 reservation on Sunday afternoon. We were rushed from the moment we sat down. As soon as our drinks arrived we were told we had to place our order the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes. Our appetizer arrived and within 10 minutes the balance of our meal arrived all at once. Before we finished our salad the entrees where cold and unappetizing. Several times during the meal we where asked if our plates could be removed while we were still eating. Slanted Doo has been a long standing favorite of ours , I can’t tell you our disappointment. Spending $250.00 on lunch should not feel as though you are an annoyance. We won’t consider returning.

D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great views of the harbor. Service friendly and efficient. Put it on your list.

f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating three family birthdays. Our meal was excellent topped off by the outrageous cotton candy. Much more fun than a birthday cake! Thanks to all who served us for a job well done.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was so lackluster. THe food was just one note and I'm so sorry to say it. We were two couples - they ordered a TON of appetizers and one main, we ordered one appetizer, two sides and two mains. We didn't hear one another order (we are vegan - so no sharing -- we told our server this from the start) - and when the food came out it was wildly unbalanced. We couldn't figure why the server didn't point this out to the table (knowing we were not sharing because of differing food preferences) - and suggest that our sides come out with the appetizers. It was all just really weird. Plus the restaurant had a nice crowd, but wasn't full and we were seated away from windows at a pretty bland table. Just from the food to the service to the setting - it was flat. I'm sorry to say, we won't be back.

KM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience with great service and amazing food. I have Celiac so I’m Gluten Free, they have a very GF friendly menu and provided more options to make other dishes GF for me. Our server was excellent. Late lunches on weekends are the best to avoid the crowds.

SS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Innovative flavors prepared to perfection. Service was ok, but cellophane noodles with Dungeness crab and bok choy were glorious.

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

there is a dumpling that is one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted... shrimp, water chestnut, etc etc. YUM!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Pros: Great views of the Bay and ships. Nice atmosphere and decor. Green papaya salad was great.

Cons: The rest of our food was quite mediocre. I’ve eaten in strip mall Vietnamese places that offered more flavorful, fresh-tasting versions of the standards we tried here, such a Pho and spring rolls. Very disappointing food, especially for the astronomic prices, even at lunch (i.e. $38 for a lunch entree of, essentially, stir-fried shrimp). Situated inside the Ferry Market Plaza, there are sooo many excellent options for dining that I felt totally ripped off. Even the service was pretty meh. Would not recommend. Go get a mild-blowing grilled cheese from Cowgirl Creamery instead. Your wallet will thank you.

JW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The atmosphere was electric, the view was stunning, and the food was to die for. My wife and I shared the pineapple chutney ahi tuna, and the shaking steak. Best surf and turf ever! This place is a most go to for anyone traveling to San Francisco!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, a little pricey but delicious and definitely a very unique experience

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Slanted Door. We both lived in the neighborhood when T S D first opened on Valencia St so many years ago, so it holds a special place in our hearts. Plus we love the food and I even creat dishes at home from their cookbook so it's also fun to compare how I do. I do pretty well. Just saying. I've also done my time as a waiter so I've earned my place to critique a little. The restaurant is now in the Ferry Building and high-end style has replaced the charm of its humble beginnings. Our table faced the water and the view was amazing. Our waitress was super friendly and enjoyable. The service overall was very good. The problem we had was that the food we ordered didn't show up but stuff that we didn't order did. My second cocktail never arrived until I asked about it but the wine was already open. Long story short it was a hectic confused effort on their part but we made the most of it and had a good time. The professional approach from our waitress really helped as she never appeared frazzled or upset. This led me to believe that at this point the restaurant is so busy and successful that nobody stresses over these mistakes and comping the food is no big deal. I would say that if you want to eat at The Slanted Door, DO IT. Have fun and be relaxed. Go with the flow, Yo.

AS
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food, excellent service, very loud.

BG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Slanted Door is one of my go to restaurants in San Francisco when I want a consistent beautiful dinner. This time I took a friend for her 60th birthday, the first time that she had been to Slanted Door. She loved it. Not only was the food beautifully prepared, but the service is always warm and spot on with attentiveness but not intrusive hovering. Well Done.

MD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here never disappoints you. It's both beautiful and comforting. The service at Slanted Door is generally very polished - I think everyone appreciates working at this (still) cutting edge restaurant.

u
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We ate chive and shrimp dumplings, which I thought were delicious. Also Imperial spring rolls which were a lot of work but still tasty. Our cocktails and table service were outstanding, too. After the initial appetizers and drinks, however, the meal fell apart. The glazed shrimp were inedible. The replacement shaking beef was bland and a small portion that cost a whopping $43. The glass noodles with crab were abundant with noodles and minimal on crab. The dish tasted just "ok". For $39 and with the understanding that The Slanted Door is best known for their seafood dishes, we feel meal was a very big let down.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was good as was service. Prices for lunch way over priced. Claypot chicken consisted of 8 pieces of chicken in broth for $35, crispy spring rolls for $25 - too much money for not a lot of food. Won't be back.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got there they said they couldn’t serve us anymore since they had a problem with the water. Even though they had our contact info they didn’t call beforehand and waited until we were there to tell us we could not come in.

d
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine list and service.

DP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good ambience but the food doesn't justify the cost.

OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Slanted Door many times. It’s amazing how it stays the same fantastic place with friendly service and delicious creative easy food.
For sure one of my favourite restaurants in the West Coast.
Lunch or dinner is always very good.

E
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, excellent service beautiful setting.

M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food quality has declined along with steep price increase. Unlikely to revisit this place

Y
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

70th birthday!

DJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This is a difficult review to write. There are so many great things to say about Slanted Door. Great staff, pleasant, efficient, eager to please. The view of the bay from every table is a plus, although it’s really a view of all the folks on the promenade, looking at the great view, but I’m splitting hairs.
So why is this a two? Well, lunch for two, with one (only one) glass of champagne, two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts. $203.00. And frankly one dish, the noodle dish with chicken, was very ordinary, and one, the tofu main course, was spectacular. The Pork Ribs appetizer was huge, 5 big fat ribs piled on the plate. After the first one, the rest just stayed on the plate, very tough, very fatty and difficult to chew. Seriously? The noodle dish with chicken was OK, but La Amour De Saigon on West Portal serves a much better version. The desserts were yummy, though.
This is a beautiful place, with surprisingly ordinary food, at extraordinary prices. This 4th trip is my last however. Too many better choices.

L
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Fabulous food, good service but just too noisy.

S
San Francisco
300 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an amazing Saturday evening dinner at the premium booth with the spectacular Bay Bridge view. The Pacific oysters, amberjack crudo and Ahi poke are great starters paired with a bottle of Ghostwriter Pinot Noir and lots of Chopin vodka. Those were followed with the fresh spring rolls and imperial rolls. So outrageously decadent and delicious. For the mains, the whole braised black bass was truly phenomenal but we still had to taste the shaking beef, Monterey spicy squid, and cellophane noodles with Dungeness crab.....just fantastic Vietnamese cuisine at a spectacular level of flavor and sophistication. But desserts are not to be ignored at Slanted Door and the confection plate with the cotton candy is just like the carnival. Our waiter “Finn” was an old pro, took care of us in an outstanding manner and kept the drinks coming.

c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Asian restaurant I have ever been to. It's not cheap, but the food is so superb, it doesn't matter.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good. But just did not make me want to die and go back for more..... like in the late 90’s when it was on Valencia.

Of course the views were amazing and the atmosphere was so different from the dark narrow restaurant it once was, but the food just did not wow me like it once did.

Cocktails were great. Service was great.

D
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Vietnamese dishes, sizable portions and efficient service. Appropriate wine list. Noise level kind of high.

s
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

good food but some dishes have gone downhill, shaking beef dry and overcooked, crab noodles devoid of crab, rolls and papaya salad excellent as were ribs. VERY PRICEY for what you get.