Joeindamission
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 26, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
Joeindamission's Reviews
 
25 Lusk is a sophisticated, approachable fine dining restaurant specializing in seasonal contemporary American cuisine. All of the original exposed brick and massive timbers are still in place, creating a warm and inviting ambiance while maintaining the building's classic, industrial aesthetic.<br>The 9,800-square-foot space includes 120 seats in the main dining area, a spacious lower bar and lounge level, 30-35 seats in the private dining area, semi private dining for parties up to 14 people and a community dining table. <br>Perhaps the most unique element of the 25 Lusk transformations is the open space which allows soaring steel fire orb flues to pass from the main dining level to the lounge below. This design unifies the two-level space while still allowing each level to exist as a distinct venue. 25 Lusk's one-of-a-kind basement level bar and lounge offers a stylish and contemporary setting with an expansive selection of classic and modern cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great looks, only ok food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"25 Lusk looks great, but the food is really expensive, especially when you consider the food isn't too good. I got the sturgeon and the gnochi, but both had an 'old oil' taste.
Great place for drinks. Not much more."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, vibrant bar scene
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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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Food was delicious - obnoxious service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"First time at SPQR. The $50 opentable reservation is a drag, but whatever. What really irritated me was feeling like they **really** wanted to turn the table (I had a 7:30 rezzy) and get me out of there. After settling in, I placed an order for two appetizers and a bottle of wine. He wouldn't place the order, saying "They'd like to get everything placed in case some things take longer." Yeah right. There was no souffle a sous chef needed to prepare. He came back and finally placed my order when we also ordered some pasta. I asked what takes longer an only two things, one being a veggie lasagna which 'take just a few more minutes to prepare.' Sure.
But what really irritated me - and it's something that really frosts me - is that even when I was still working the bread in the sauce on the plate 4 different people came by asking me if they could take my plate, all about 5 minutes after the previous person. It was maybe ~ 15 minutes after the pasta arrived when they started asking me to take my plate. I eventually just gave up on the 5th attempt and let them take my plate. I know this isn't Continental Europe where you get the table for the night, but come on, please let me enjoy a conversation with my meal while finishing up the sauce with the bread.
Too many other nice restaurants in the City to spend my money and evening with."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Monsieur Benjamin is a modern restaurant and bar in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, inspired by the great Parisian bistro culture and traditions of French cooking.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2010
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very charming. Great service. Strong seafod menu. Ordered the 'plateau' and the French Dip, so we didn't sample the menu more broadly, but it was all lovely. A real boon and nice place to add to my rotation. Only thing is there isn't much of a 'bar.' You can get some drinks standing up.
Looking forward to going back."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, fit for foodies
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