742 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Why did we dine here? – Abbot’s Cellar is a gastro pub in the Mission serving modern American cuisine. The focus is on fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients. We saw a favorable review and decided to try it out.
Insider Tip – Great for beer fans
Cuisine – New American
Location – Mission district, San Francisco
Opened – 2012
Service – Abbot’s Cellar had decent service. Much better than anticipated for such a small place.
Verdict – Abbot’s Cellar was very good but did not meet our expectations set by Bauer’s excellent rating.
Come here if you are into beer, you won’t be disappointed.
Two dollars per person to cover health care.
Abbot’s Cellar Signature Dishes – Menu Changes Often.
Abbot’s Cellar’s Menu changes all the time. They have a multi course tasting menu. The entire table does not have to order it!
Abbot’s Cellar Food Picks:
Pork belly & fennel bratwurst, vadouvan spiced potato, creme fraiche ($12) was a large sausage appetizer with a hint of pork belly flavor and lots of its fattiness.
lamb sirloin, grilled squash, flageolet beans, rosemary & pinot reduction ($29) was served extremely rare, high quality meat that lacked gaminess. This dish was a bit chewy but clearly reflected their goals of fresh ingredients.
Tasting Menu ($55)
Crudo Amuse Bouche and a small glass of beer
dungeness crab & coriander roasted carrots, preserved lemon was an interesting dish with some nicely done crab, accented with the other ingredients. This dish looks like it could have been served at Commis.
lamb sausage, vadouvan spiced potato, creme fraiche wasn’t as good as the other sausage, but was clearly homemade. A bit too much creme fraiche.
duck confit, roasted potato, asparagus, cherry reduction was a solid dish, decent quantity, but nothing spectacular.
creme fraiche raw caramel, pickled grapes, chocolate crumb, coffee cream seemed like a candy based dessert. They don’t an in house pastry chef and it showed on this dessert.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)