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About The Richmond
Message from John & Thu Ha:
"The Richmond" is a small family owned restaurant.
We offer two tasting menus: a 3-course menu for $40.00 and a 5-course menu for $75.00. Both menus come with optional wine pairings.
At "The Richmond" our goal is to put a premium on individual diners rather than volume. Each night we take a limited number of reservations. Our mission is to provide personalized food and service.
Please come and be part of our restaurant family.
Our goal is to offer some of the cheapest "restaurant" wine prices in the Bay Area. We believe most local restaurants take advantage of customers with overly inflated wine prices. My wife and I are committed to selling wine at more than 30 percent below typical restaurant pricing. Our wine list has an emphasis on small local family wineries.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm last seating
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:-00pm last seating
7th & 8th Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Please call the restaurant for details.
Private Party Contact:
John Owyang: (415) 379-8988
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
The Richmond Ratings and Reviews
In this day and age, it’s challenging to know which reviews are real and which reviews are hidden ads. The lack of marketing and PR makes this restaurant harder to find but it is a local gem! The food and service are impeccable. 5 stars for the food and 5 stars for the service. If you are lucky enough to get a reservation at one of their 7 tables, make it happen! You won’t regret it.
Mom’s 75th birthday. Portions are Generous and artfully prepared. John explained each pairing and poured robust amounts without apology or pretense. Our server, Joon, was attentive and engaging. We recommend this place for anyone who is interested in a fine meal at a very reasonable price in a comfortable setting.
Truly a Neighborhood Gem! The Richmond is simply fantastic all around; the food, ambiance and service are top notch. The prices are so reasonable for the quality of the dining experience. I can't believe it took so long to try out this neighborhood restaurant but I will certainly be back!
John and his team at The Richmond went above and beyond to make our experience truly amazing. My husband and I were married earlier in the day and chose The Richmond to celebrate. Upon hearing of our celebratory news John and his team went to quick work making our evening a night we will never forget. The food was delicious, and the service was the perfect amount of attentive. We will definitely be back!
We were a party of 5 and has a wonderful experience. the owner ; chef checked with each person and made 5 different meals for each of us ... FOOD WAS AWSOME ..
restaurant was quite and we could really hear each other. We loved the personal touch.
will go back again asap.... the silverman's
Love this place. This city has a lot of great restraurants but when I lived in North Beach I found this place worth the drive. I have left California, when I returned last Thursday to take my daughter out for dinner, I picked the Richmond and we could not have been happier.
The Richmond was the perfect venue for a casual date night. The food was delicious from start to finish, and a great value by San Francisco standards. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was super cozy. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and will be back in the future!
My wife and I were in town visiting San Francisco and booked a table at this wonderful little restaurant. The restaurant is small with 8 or so tables. Each table is very private -- we finally felt we had a real occasion to talk without being distracted! The staff of the restaurant is small and willing to engage to make sure the evening is enjoyable. The chef/owner is also the waiter and he helped us pick out a terrific bottle of wine (after letting us try three different ones to make sure we liked it). The food was excellent and really represented cooking with seasonal ingredients. It is a well priced three course meal with an appetizer, main course, and dessert. We loved all three courses. The owner even walked us to our taxi when the meal ended. It was such a nice evening and one of the highlights of our trip.
We always enjoy dining at The Richmond. The food was wonderful and beautifully plated. The staff is attentive and friendly. John the chef/owner dropped by our table several times to talk to us and answered questions about how the food was prepared. We appreciated his attention and willingness to share recipe "secrets".
Hard to beat this friendly, welcoming, informally casual neighborhood haven -- a quiet place to relax with friends for dinner or to celebrate that special wedding anniversary. Three-course and five-course tasting menus--with or without thoughtful wine pairings--offer a wide range of sublime combinations. The wine list reflects the owner's hands on approach to everything, coupled with extensive knowledge and intent to offer a range of value prices that are not found anywhere else. After nearly 15 years of menu refinement and experimentation, the Richmond has evolved into an experience that always delights.
We had a terrific dinner at the Richmond in that the food and service were great. Chef John stopped by and chatted about the specials. I mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary. We opted for the 3 course fix price meal which included appetizer, main entree, and dessert. Then came the special treatment and service. First Chef John came back with 2 complementary glasses of wine. Then warm fresh bread and 3 different spreads were brought followed by 2 small cups of soup. We ordered the Crab Cake and the Whisky Braised Oxtail with a Maine Diver Scallop for appetizers, and they were delicious. The Crab Cake was moist and tender and packed with a lot of crab. The Whisky Braised Oxtail with a Maine Diver Scallop were also cooked to perfection. For the main entrees we had the Duck Leg and Bone in Pork Roast. The Pork Roast was so tender and juicy and I never had any Pork like that before. Then came the complimentary dessert Coffee Semifreddo with lighted candles and the waitress singing happy anniversary before the real dessert. I was getting full but everything was so delicious that we kept going. For dessert, we ordered the Panna Cotta with fresh fruit on top and warm Peach Crisp which topped everything off. Chef John stopped by one last time to ensure that we were satisfied and enjoying our dining experience. He mentioned that they always try to do their best in terms of the food and service but know that they can't please everyone. I think from all the positive reviews that people are appreciating their efforts. We rolled out of the Richmond happy campers having had a great anniversary celebration of terrific food and service at a very reasonable price.
This was our first visit to The Richmond, despite having read good things about it for some time, and the owner/chef could not have been more personable and helpful in our menu selections, taking time out from a busy kitchen on the hottest day recorded in San Francisco to describe each dish and its preparation in detail. Everything we ordered was very very good, especially the shortrib/scallop appetizer and the duck entree. It is a great place to get together where you can actually hear your friends, and not worry about speeding through dinner either. We were there for over three hours and never felt like they were anxious for us to leave. Another plus is that oarking in the neighborhood isn't hard to find. We will definitely return!!
Have been to The Richmond multiple times and the food and service is always fantastic. Been roughly a year since my last visit and I thought it was interesting that they had switched to a tasting menu only, either 3 or 5 courses. The 3 course (appetizer, main and dessert with several options for each) is pretty much what I usually ordered, just an interesting change to make note of.
In a word...SUPERB! Owner/chef John's creative and unique dishes compare with some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco, at half the price or less. Our party of 4 selected the prix fixe 3 course dinners from numerous options. As examples: appetizer of braised short rib sitting on bed of polenta and topped with a scallop...melted in my wife's mouth; my main of perfectly roasted duck fell off the bone accompanied with al dente vegetables and mashed potatoes...this was the best duck presentation I've enjoyed in years; our friends' mains of salmon and New York steak were also perfectly prepared and presented. As for desserts...so delightful it's worth returning just for the desserts. Wines are very reasonably priced, and John is quick to offer recommendations and tastes before your final selection. John does not 'turn' tables, so once you sit down, there is no rush and you can enjoy the evening at your leisure. We dined for 2.5 hours. With soft music in the background, there are only about 6-7 tables with velvet curtains dividing the areas, providing for a quiet experience, contrary to most high end city restaurants. John is delightful, friendly and engaging...all the while efficiently functioning both chef and wait staff, as his wife was home ill that evening (though he did have help in the kitchen). The venue is simple and not flashy; but who cares...you go there for the superb preparation of creative and unique dishes. Highly recommended. Indeed we will return.
Really nice dining experience. You get a table which is sectioned off from other tables by curtains so it's a great spot for a date or intimate conversation. The chef comes out and talks through the menu and wine pairings which is a nice touch. The food was all very good. Looking forward to trying more of the menu next time.
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