Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 4th, 2015
Why did we dine here? – Mason Pacific is a new restaurant on Russian Hill named after the intersection it is at. It takes the place of Lalola tapas.
Chef Sean McTiernan (Delfina, Rose Pistola, Tailevent, Le Bellecour, and La Table de Robuchon) cooks a seasonal menu of simple, flavorful dishes, creatively elevated through technique and preparation. They have a high 4.5 stars out of 5 on Yelp and are starting to get hard to book. We noticed many neighborhood regulars being greeted in 2015.
Posted by Foodnut.com, December 8th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Crystal Jade is a brand new Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Embarcadero 4. They spent $14 million dollars renovating the former Harbor Village location. (Ah the old days..) The illustrious LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton et al) owns this restaurant group now. This restaurant group has locations all over Asia. We have previously been to the location at the Hong Kong airport and IFC, so we are familiar with their offerings in other countries. Expectations were high given their quality and the ridiculous amount of money they spent.
Posted by Foodnut.com, October 25th, 2014
Posted by Foodnut.com, June 16th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Alta is the latest restaurant in Daniel Patterson’s empire. (Coi, Plum, etc) Kitty corner from Twitter, this is in middle of the .com mid Market area. Clearly a tech worker hangout.
Posted by Foodnut.com, March 10th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Maruya had gotten written up in a local San Francisco magazine and was creating a lot of buzz. Was this going to be the new top Japanese restaurant in the city? Located in the trendy SF Mission district, was Maruya better than Akiko’s, Kiss or Ino? We would soon see. This restaurant has lots of exposed wood, from the planks on the front window to the walls and floors. The air was heavily scented with cooked fish, they should improve the circulation. San Francisco is still slowly catching up to top Japanese food outpost like LA or NYC. Guess we just don’t have to population to justify tier one restaurants.
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Posted by Foodnut.com, March 3rd, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Nico calls themselves a Modern Bistro. They are located in the swanky Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. We’ve been to a Nico in Carmel, and wonder if there is any connection?!
Nico is short for chef Nicolas Delaroque. He is from Paris and has worked at Luce and Manresa. Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle reviewed it last month and made it sound like a must visit. Lemmings we are all..
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 27th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Roka Akor is a modern Japanese restaurant that opened in San Francisco in 2013. They have branches in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as Chicago and Old Orchard. This is an offshoot of the popular Roka in London.
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 13th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Seven Hills is a quaint neighborhood restaurant in San Francisco’s Russian Hill. We used to live nearby, had heard all the rave reviews, and finally had an excuse to dine there. They proudly list the various local suppliers they use on their website.
Michael Bauer gave it a 2.5 star, Very good rating in 2013. A high 4.5 stars on Yelp.
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 6th, 2014
By Arnold Chan
Why did we dine here? – Fog City, formerly known as Fog City Dinner, reopened with fresh new decor and food in 2013. The predecessor
opened in 1985 and was famously featured in Visa commercials. The revisted restaurant serves modern American cuisine with wood-fired meats, fresh seafood and desserts that include house-made custard and French crullers.
Posted by Foodnut.com, December 23rd, 2013
By Arnold Chan
Lai Hong Lounge Restaurant is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant on the outskirts of Chinatown. They have been around since the Lichee Garden closing, 2012. They are pretty popular for lunch, but it was much more quiet at dinner. We were in the neighborhood so we decided to try it out, being big Chinese food fans. This restaurant appears to be related to Hong Kong Lounge. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, December 16th, 2013
Why did we dine here? – Don Pisto’s is a Mexican restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach area. We’ve had it on our radar for a while.
They have a famous Wednesday only Hamburguesa ($11) marinated in bacon and onions, guacamole, that we unfortunately did not get to try.