2009

Frascati Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Frascati

1901 Hyde St (At Green)

San Francisco, CA 94109

415-928-1406

Frascati Website

Book Reservation

Frascati San Francisco Exterior

Frascati is a Mediterranean style bistro neighborhood restaurant on Russian Hill in San Francisco. Since 1987 this place has been serving it up. It has some of the highest ratings on Yelp.

Frascati San Francisco interior

Decor, Vibe – Small corner building with 3 inter mingled levels. This place has neighborhood charm and had lots of locals in their 30′s to 50′s eating. The hostess knew many of those dining.

Menu Pictures

Frascati San Francisco Menu2

Frascati San Francisco Menu4

Dessert menu

Frascati San Francisco Menu3

Big Wine list

Frascati San Francisco Menu1

Wine by Glass

Picks:

Frascati San Francisco Russet Potato Gnocchi

Russet Potato Gnocchi ($10) with butternut squash, black trumphet mushrooms, melted leeks and white truffle oil was very good. Good portion of tender gnocchi, cooked just right.

Frascati San Francisco Maple Leaf Duck Breast

Maple Leaf Duck Breast ($26) with herb spatzle arugula, hearts of palm salad, scallions and huckelberry sauce was cooked to a requested medium rare. The top duck piece had a crispy skin. Cooked just right and tasted wonderful, one of the better duck’s around.

Frascati San Francisco Osso Buco Milanese

Osso Buco Milanese ($27) with saffron scented risotto, carmelized leeks, baby spinach, citrus gremolata was very tender and full of flavor. They even give you a spoon for the bone marrow. The risotto was even better.

Frascati San Francisco Cauliflower Soup

Roast Cauliflower Soup ($8) with cauliflower salad and Basil oil was very good, smooth and creamy, but not too heavy. Oil gave it a nice accent.

Frascati San Francisco Apple Cobbler

Frascati San Francisco Dessert

Apple Cobbler ($8) with vanilla bean ice cream was hot out of the oven. Pretty big size and decent quality. Good ice cream.

OK:

Frascati San Francisco Duck Confit Salad

Duck Confit Salad ($10) with baby spinach, red onion, dried cherries, gorgonzola, and balsamic vinagrette was a good salad but very meaty. Dressing was also on the heavy side. Get it if you like duck and are not getting the duck breast for an entree.

Frascati San Francisco Blue Nose Bass Livornese

Blue Nose Bass Livornese ($25) with tomato, chiles, arugula, potatoes, white anchovy and black trumpet salsa was a fair dish. Fish was not cooked as well as it could have been. The tomato pairing did not work well.

Pans:
None

Frascati had above average service with servers around most of the time. Quality was high as were prices. This is not an everyday neighborhood eatery unless you are very wealthy.
While the food is very good, we feel it does not reach the level of the top tier restaurants in the city. If you are looking for a quaint romantic neighborhood place, this is a good place to dine at. This place reminds me of Chapeau!, a quaint neighborhood place in the outer Richmond, which has better food.

Frascati San Francisco bathroom

The bathroom has to be one of the all time smallest around.
Frascati Ristorante on Urbanspoon

Frascati Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Dressy
Hours:Mon-Sat 530-945pm, Sun 530-9pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$20 - $28
Posted on January 2nd, 2009
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