The Slanted Door offers diners a gourmet experience where the food on the plate looks as beautiful as the views of the Golden Gate Bridge 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, palate cleansers 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.
We brought our friends who were visiting from Tokyo to Slanted Door. The food was delicious, and the view of the Bay Bridge added to the experience. From what we had, I especially loved Kumamoto oysters, snap peas, gingered beef noodles, and Vietnamese crepe.
We had the crispy imperial rolls, heirloom melon salad, stir fried chicken, and cellophane noodles. Everything was delicious and service was fantastic. Great Pre-birthday dinner for my mom.
Resting on laurels. A mere shadow of its original self.
The food at The Slanted Door was excellent. I particularly recommend the Green Papaya Salad, the Shaking Beef, and the Cellophane Noodles. Unfortunately, the service we received was downright hostile. The waitress was incredibly nasty toward our children and deeply hurt my daughter's feelings (and mine). We will not be returning and I don't recommend visiting this restaurant with children. Such a disappointment.
After trying for several months we finally got a Sunday 2:15 lunch reservation. We were seated immediately and drink orders arrived pronto. Window seats give one person the bay view, but the other person views the bar. Crispy spring rolls in lettuce leaves, cellophane noodles with crab and a perfectly cooked flat iron steak with veggies were all delicious. Cheesecake was excellent, not too sweet and very creamy.
We enjoyed 3 great appetizers--very clean fresh dishes with excellent spices for taste--especially enjoyed the the mango salad. The chicken with cashews dish was also a great one to try. We ordered the cotton candy for dessert--great for a show and cool to see but really was too sweet. The beignet dessert was fantastic!
The food at Slanted Door is innovative and interesting. Having been there many times however, I was disappointed that it was less than stellar this time. We had to ask for water multiple times and our waiter would occasionally disappear. The food items were good, however the gulf shrimp meat tasted a bit fishy.
Additionally, at our 7:30pm seating the restaurant seemed to lack a bit of its usual polish; the menus they gave us were wrinkled/stained, the restaurant seemed a little messier than usual, kids were in there playing on their gameboys (not something the restaurant can control, but definitely contributed to a different vibe.)
we ate before we were to head to the theater. our waitress offered suggestions that were spot on. appetizers and main dishes were all delicious and different. you won't be disappointed!!
A friend suggested we try Slanted Door a few years ago. Being from Canada, I was eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get to San Fran and try out this famed eatery. So, four years later on a one day trip o the Bay area, I made a reso for two (a month in advance and could only get a 9:30 reso on a Wednesday!!!)...
- a stunning view by the waterfront
- great ambience and subtle, but fitting interior decor
- a waiter who was helpful, attentive but not intrusive. He guided our meal selection with honesty and promptly sent the sommelier to our table to discuss wine options based on what we had selected from the menu.
-the sommelier was unassuming, friendly and approachable. He provided a few options based on our preferences and budget.
- the food was sensational; the scallops were like WHOAH good, but everything was drool-worthy.
-the bill was a little more than we usually would have paid, but it was worth every penny.
- dessert was equally delicious and, even though we left with full tummies, we wanted more!
Will DEFINITELY be back.
Great food, great service - and enjoyed the view! Always a good time at Slanted Door - friends and I love it here!