Archive for December, 2008

26 Dec

Izakaya Mai Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, December 26th, 2008

Izakaya Mai San Mateo_0000

Izakaya Mai is a Japanese Izakaya or Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food. They are more small plate oriented restaurants. This restaurant has an extensive drink menu.
This restaurant is located in the downtown San Mateo area that has Japanese restaurants on almost every block. Japanese people run it so it must be authentic. The menu is full of translation errors. Read the rest of this entry »

19 Dec

Clementine Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, December 19th, 2008

They have consolidated Chapeau! and Clementine into a Chapeau! at the old Clementine location at 126  Clement Street. See our Chapeau! review.

Clementine San Francisco 1

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18 Dec

nectar wine lounge Restaurant Review

Posted by, December 18th, 2008

nectar wine lounge exterior

nectar wine lounge is a stylish wine lounge with locations in Burlingame and San Francisco’s Marina district. They serve many different types of wine including many tastes and several flights. They also serve a full menu of food with a focus on local, sustainable, organic product. They have daily specials. We visited the one in Burlingame which is located just off the main Burlingame avenue shopping mecca. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Dec

Gitane Restaurant and Bar Review, San Francisco

Posted by, December 15th, 2008

Gitane San Francisco Exterior

Gitane Restaurant and Bar is a “modern, funky, and artistically bold restaurant” in downtown San Francisco in a hidden alley. It focuses on Basque small plates or tapas. They have a large beautiful bar area, outdoor seating, and upstairs dining room. Gitane means Gypsy in French. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Dec

Waterbar Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, December 10th, 2008

Waterbar San Francisco Exterior

Waterbar is a seafood restaurant located strategically on the San Francisco waterfront. It has extra ordinary views and is next door to the steakhouse restaurant Epic Roasthouse. They are both part of the vast Kuleto Restaurant empire.
The chef Mark Franz also runs Farallon and Nick’s Cove. Waterbar has several meat entrees forced to come here. The use local and sustainable seafood. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Dec

Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review

Posted by, December 5th, 2008 sells discounted Certificates for this restaurant.
Espetus Churrascaria Exterior

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse serving Rodizio style food. They focus on meats straight from the fire brought to your table, continuously through the meal! You can stop the meat parade by flipping the table card to red. They have a salad and hot plate bar with lots of different options including asparagus, bean salad, eggplant, rice, beans, cod, and much more. Do not eat too much of this stuff otherwise you wonder have room for all the meat.
Espetus Churrascaria has locations in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the brand new San Mateo location for dinner. It is all you can eat, with lunch going for $24.95 with 7 meat options. Dinner is $49.95 with 14 meat options. Kids are 50% off. Our last visit was in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

1 Dec

Greens Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, December 1st, 2008

Greens San Francisco 2

Greens Restaurant has been serving vegetarian fare since 1979. Their Green Gulch Farm provides much of the produce. Greens was a pioneer in the early days. Today almost every fancy restaurant accommodates vegetarians. The menu changes all the time. They have a $49 4 course prix fix menu on Saturdays. Read the rest of this entry »