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  • Review Count
    9
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 15, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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Spruce welcomes you into a warm and inviting 'neighborhood' restaurant that feels sophisticated yet relaxed, comfortable, and formal. Enjoy a glass of Champagne by the fireplace in our Library; unwind and dine in our spacious bar and enjoy our extensive spirit selection; experience the pleasure and richness of our formal dining room lined with dark brunette mohair for a multi-coursed meal.<br /><br />Chef Mark Sullivan highlights his classic American seasonal menus with ingredients from local farms and ranchers while Wine and Spirits Director Andrew Green has crafted an exquisitely rounded and extensive wine selection to pair your every need.<br /><br />We at Spruce, the sister restaurant of The Village Pub in Woodside, look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the neighborhood. Let us excite your senses and arouse your expectation. We await the opportunity of taking detailed and gracious care of your time with us.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Sunday nights are great here!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Sunday night Spruce burger and flight of wine are my latest guilty pleasures. So great to have a quiet place to meet with friends for dinner before taking on the next work week."
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Modern creativity and traditional technique combine seamlessly at Rich Table, a Northern Californian neighborhood restaurant.<br /><br />Chefs and Owners Evan and Sarah Rich have created a dressed-down interpretation of a fine dining restaurant, based on their extensive backgrounds in San Francisco's best restaurants. At Rich Table, they deliver an expert approach in a casual setting.<br /><br />Rich Table's menu, wine list and cocktail program all showcase a seasonal San Francisco style. The team looks forward to having you join them at their table.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Solidly good, nothing unique
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our second time, an improvement over the hostile host we encountered the first time we ate there, around the time of the opening. At that time I thought the food was good, but not unique. My husband thought otherwise. We took a long time returning b/c it was hard to get reservations. Now the furor has died down and we scored a table. Now he agrees with me. If we lived in this neighborhood, it would probably be a regular place for us, but since we don't, it's not worth the hassle. It's VERY noisy and I wish SF restaurants would find a way to factor in sound dampening as part of their design."
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2005
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SPQR is a Northern California restaurant inspired by Italian cuisine and wine. <br /><br />An acronym for Senatus Populesque Romanus, SPQR translates to “The People and Senate of Rome” and was the emblem of the Roman Empire. <br /><br />We strive for a balance in offering the highest quality of food, wine and service we can for each guest’s experience in a relaxed, fun, and inviting atmosphere. <br /><br />If you would like to dine at our Chef counter please mark your reservation. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions as we will try our best to accommodate.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great, but need better desserts
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We love this place and been coming for years....since the almond granita days. Please, SPQR! Improve your desserts! Maybe bring back that almond granita. (Yeah...we know....that was a previous chef.) Otherwise, I can't find a thing to fault. It's much more difficult to get into, but worth the wait and/or the effort to do so. Love the staff. Probably the best pasta in the city."
Dined on 5/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Parallel 37 offers globally-inspired cuisine that is artistically creative, disciplined and intriguing, perfectly paired with wine, beer or handcrafted cocktails. Sourced locally, Parallel 37’s hyper-seasonal produce is farmer-grown, while meat, poultry and seafood utilize sustainable practices. Whether creating your own global journey by selecting from our three-course menu of ever-changing seasonal dishes, or embarking upon Chef Rotondo’s five- or eight-course, market-inspired tasting menus, guests will enjoy an approachable and collaborative dining experience resulting in a unique journey for each table.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Superlative food without attitude
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"All the delicious and inventive food of a place like SPQR or Sons&Daughters, without the attitude or pretension! And of all places, at the Ritz! This chef can prepare something you might otherwise hate (for me, it's squid ink pasta) and make you LOVE it! Quiet enough for intimate conversation, a complete rarity in Bay Area fine dining. They have no problem accepting us in casual dress; there's valet parking (or if you prefer, the Sutter-Stockton is a block away). Good wine and good beer. At $65 for a three course dinner of this quality, it's a steal. The servers are pleasant and relaxed, very knowledgeable about the menu and give good advice. A+ to our new "go-to" SF dining spot."
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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michelin starred aziza presents inventive takes on california influenced, mediterranean & moroccan dishes, all enhance with western style service, beverages & desserts - adapted to a fine-dining setting. organic & locally produced ingredients are prominently featured on the menu that portrays mourad lahlou’s unique creations & modern versions of moroccan classics. the dinner menu is designed for flexibility with a diverse range of meal options. the inspired starter menu presents refreshing appetizer choices, or can serve as a basis for a complete meal. moroccan classics are well represented & are accompanied by signature & innovative selections. the tasting menu is designed for family-style dining & highlights the flavors & textures which encompass the entire range of the menu.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Foodie heaven in the Richmond
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our go-to place for great food in the Richmond District. Superb b'stilla. Our server is a "regular" with us just as we are "regulars" with him and it's a real joy to sit down and have someone bring us what we like to drink without being asked. Same story this time and considering how exhausted everyone must have been serving all Memorial Day weekend, it was a real treat."
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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We offer a small market driven menu that changes nightly, with wine pairings offered by the glass and half glass to accompany your meal.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Too much attitude
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"When a restaurant harrasses me about getting there on time with a confirmation telephone call, I generally assume the establishment would be happy if I were early. Not so! It was as if we had committed a crime to come 15 minutes early for our reservation. And we were missing a Giants game just for the privilege. So we walked back to our parked car and sat listening to the Giants on the radio because there was no place to wait in the restaurant. The food here is intended to be secondary to the wine. We prefer it the opposite. The chef came out to each table. I know he is trying hard, but the front staff and the general structure left us feeling unwanted, despite his attempts to Chapeau-it with his cordiality at the end of the meal."
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2005
-3points
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Foragers brings clean and ethical food of the highest quality to our customers by shortening the distance between farm and fork. We believe that it is worth going the extra mile to find foods that are healthy for human, animal, and land. We do so by bringing in many local products on our own distribution truck that delivers the best of the Hudson Valley weekly. We also grow our own vegetables and raise laying hens for eggs at our market garden in upstate New York. Since we opened in 2005, we have found many incredible people and products! We are happy to share our discoveries with you in our grocer, wine shop and restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
San Francisco quality
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was delicious and fresh, which I consider "San Francisco quality". I had the pasta, husband had the King Crab salad, our daughter had a couple of salads. Drinks all good, service excellent. We arrived 15 minutes early for a 6:00 PM reservation and they refused to seat us until 15 minutes AFTER 6:00 and there is nowhere to sit down. So we browsed the grocery store. The grocery store reminded us (as frequently happens) how lucky we are to live in California and eat the produce there. Punctuality is not rewarded here."
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
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The Plaza launched a European-inspired specialty Food Hall created in collaboration with acclaimed chef and restaurateur Todd English. The Todd English Food Hall offers a diverse range of quality specialty foods and prepared dishes for take away or to enjoy in one of eight seating areas, including: Wine Bar, Cheese & Charcuterie Station, Sushi Bar, Burger Bar & Rotisserie, Asian Noodle and Dumpling Bar, Pasta Bar, Brick Oven Pizza, and a Fish and Seafood Grill. Private Dining is available for receptions for up to 300 people.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noisy, uncomfortable and slow!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Made a mistake coming here. Seating was on barstools; noise level ferocious. Service appallingly slow. Food was just so-so, and not worth the misery we had to endure to eat it. So much for eating at the Plaza! Ugh."
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2005
0points
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Vitae, a contemporary American restaurant, offers a sophisticated yet approachable experience with genuine hospitality lying at the heart of everything we do. Our seasonal menu features a hearty selection of house-made pastas, and entrée choices using the best ingredients from New York City's finest purveyors. To complement our cuisine, Vitae offers an international wine list, with more than 20 selections by the glass, as well as a full bar and creative cocktail menu. We look forward to meeting you.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service doesn't match food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a waiter-in-training. Service was slow and our order was so fouled up they comped one of my husband's dishes. Then they forgot to take it off the bill! Food was pretty good, but not as good a the average SF place. I judge New York by SF standards."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2005
-2points
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