2011

Parallel 37 Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Parallel 37

600 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

415-773-6168

Parallel 37 Website

Book Reservation

Parallel 37 San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Parallel 37 is the new restaurant from Chef Ron Siegel in the Ritz Carlton San Francisco. This restaurant replaces the fine dining establishment known as the “Dining Room”. This new more casual eatery should attract a more mainstream audience.
We were fans of the chef and came for a visit shortly after they opened. Parallel 37 focuses on contemporary American cuisine utilizing the freshest, local ingredients available.
Parallel 37 is a hotel restaurant, so you’ll see families in addition to the regular fine-dining crowd.

Parallel 37 San Francisco interior decor

Insider Tip – Give Parallel 37 time to work on their service.

Cuisine – New American
Location – San Francisco Nob Hill
Opened – December, 2011

Service – Parallel 37′s service is still a work in progress.
Verdict – Parallel 37 served up very good food in a relaxed modern atmosphere. We were surprised by the food. Give them some time to work out the kinks and make a reservation. Valet parking is $10 for restaurant patrons.

Signature Dishes – Slow cooked pork, cod.

Parallel 37′s Menu features a variety of starters along with a handful of entrees.

Website Parallel 37 Menu

Parallel 37 Picks:
Mojito ($15) was extremely expensive, but well made.

Parallel 37 San Francisco Scallops

BAY SCALLOPS green tea, herbacious green ($9) Consisted of 4 tater tot looking tender local scallops with a nice crust on them.

Parallel 37 San Francisco Kampachi

KAMPACHI SASHIMI orange ginger marinade, crisp rice ($15) Looked beautiful and proved to be a very light dish with some interesting flavors when combined with the pomegranate. Good for a one-time order, but we might not order it next time.

Parallel 37 San Francisco Crab salad

DUNGENESS CRAB SALAD winter citrus, avocado ($16) fulfilled our desires for some fresh crab, right after season had started. No shells to contend with here.

Parallel 37 San Francisco Mushroom soup

Mushroom Soup ($11) Was recommended by our waiter and proved to be a great dish for a cold winter’s night. Nice fresh mushroom flavors.

Parallel 37 San Francisco Black Cod

Local Black Cod daikon radish, matsutake mushroom, local squid ($26) was a tiny portion, but extremely tender and well cooked. We could have used a piece twice as big!

Parallel 37 San Francisco Pork

SLOW COOKED PORK braised greens, flageolet beans, madeira sauce ($27) was highly recommended by the waiter and proved to be excellent. Tender meat with a nice crust and a slightly sweet sauce. The beans were cooked perfectly and rounded out the dish.

Parallel 37 San Francisco Ribeye Steak

BEEF RIBEYE potatoes, chanterelle mushroom, red onion jam, pinot noir reduction ($29) was the largest of our entrees. Cooked to a perfect medium rare, tender, juicy, a dish many will enjoy.

BROCOLI RABE bacon, garlic, shallots ($7) was a tiny portion of brocolini.

ASSORTED MUSHROOMS Meyer lemon ($7) included several different types of tiny mushrooms. This continues the Asian-esque minimalist dish theme.

Parallel 37 San Francisco chocolate cake

Chocolate Decadence Cake dentelle, cinnamon passionfruit ice cream ($8) was tiny but very dense and went well with the ice cream accompaniment.

Chocolate Ice Cream ($6) Homemade was a solid version, but no match for Bi-rite.

Kids Chicken Strips ($8) were surprisingly good. Five large pieces of crispy chicken, and excellent fries.

Kids Pasta Marinara and Meatball ($8.50) is sure to satisfy kids, with its three huge meatballs.

Parallel 37 OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Parallel 37 on Urbanspoon

Parallel 37 Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

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

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

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy
Parking:Street, Valet
Reservations:Yes
Posted on December 20th, 2011
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