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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    June 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 22, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
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Perched above the waves of San Francisco’s picturesque Ocean Beach the historic Cliff House is home to the stunning Sutro’s at the Cliff House restaurant. With the most spectacular ocean views in the City and contemporary American cuisine that draws heavily from the bounty of the ocean visible from every angle of the restaurant, dining at Sutro’s is the quintessential San Francisco experience. The menu features local seafood offerings like whole roasted Petrale sole, Dungeness crab, and local shellfish as well as fresh produce farmed using sustainable practices. The Cliff House also offers the more casual Bistro Restaurant (no reservations), open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Sunday Champagne Buffet (must phone for reservations).
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Surprisingly good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"You don't expect a place with this kind of drop-dead gorgeous location to be this good--the food was excellent and service was delightful."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2010
Special Features: scenic view
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Committed to Chef Joachim Splichal's impeccable food and quality service, Café at the Opera is available for pre-theatre dining. Located in the lower lounge of the Opera House (Lower level), the Cafe serves an elegant hot buffet beginning two hours before every performance. Lighter fare is also served before performances and during intermissions at Patina's Café Express and Dress Circle Café. Please note that reservations can be made for Performance Ticket Holders only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Delightful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"You can't beat the view--it's a shame the windows don't open. The food was very good, and a nice wine list with enough selections by the glass."
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2010
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The recipient of a 2012 and 2013 Michelin Star, Three-and-A-Half Stars from The San Francisco Chronicle's Michael Bauer and the title of Esquire's Restaurant of the Year 2011, MICHAEL MINA San Francisco is the eponymous signature restaurant featuring Michael Mina’s sensibilities with Japanese ingredients and French influence.The restaurant opened in 2010 in the same location (formerly Aqua) and city where Mina first established his culinary reputation 20 years ago. <br><br />In the kitchen, Executive Chef Ron Siegel works side by side with Michael Mina to present an ever-changing a la carte menu featuring the finest ingredients the Bay Area has to offer. Japanese for "Dueling," the Ketto Tasting Menu presents guests with a one-of-a-kind, multi-course dining experience where each diner of a party recieves a different dish, often composed of the same main ingredient, but using vastly different flavors and cooking techniques.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not as fabulous as it once was
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2010
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I've eaten here maybe 4 times, and this last time I wasn't overwhelmed. The Toro and the Tuna Tartare were fine, but the heirloom tomato salad was tasteless. To their credit, I was not charged for the salad. Not sure I'm rushing back here on my next trip to SF."
Dined on 9/14/2014
 2010
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Multi-Level Italian Restaurant offering two private dinning areas, outdoor seating and an intimate low ceiling bar.<br />Painted white and blue with dark wood and chrome accents, the space suggests a small yacht cruising around the Isle of Capri.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Never disappoints--sometimes amazes
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nothing unusual about this visit except we sat upstairs for a change. The food was good but didn't blow us away on this visit (usually something really surprises us). Service was excellent. Stuck to basics--zucchini blossoms, linguine with clams, chicken with lemon sauce, tartufo. All were good."
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Voted "one of the Top 10 best steakhouses in New York City," Nick & Stef's is a masterful blend of ultra-stylish contemporary design and time-honored culinary artistry. Directly adjacent to Madison Square Garden on West 33rd St. at 8th Ave., it's the place to eat before and after concerts and games for succulent dry-aged certified black angus steaks, the freshest seafood and signature side dishes. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went on a very quiet August Saturday night--the place was empty. Service was fine and the food was very good. We had lobster (the summery lobster festival menu is great) and steak. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the peppercorn sauce (you can choose from about a half dozen sauces to be served on the side) was wonderful and really complemented the steaks. The 8 oz fillet was just the right size. The caesar salad was ok. I would imagine that this place gets pretty noisy when filled to capacity, but the night we were there it was quiet and calm. We'll be back."
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2010
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You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.<br /><br />* If you are making a reservation from outside of the U.S., please email newyorktimelife@tcgdine.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always reliable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I usually ignore "restaurant week" menus because they tend to contain the least interesting dishes. But the $38 menu at Capital Grille is a great deal. We each had the caesar salad to start, then I had the 8 oz filet mignon and my companion ordered the NY steak. The steaks were delicious and cooked perfectly. The $38 menu included dessert. We combined this deal with the "generous pour" and for an additional $25 each we were able to sample 3 white wines and at least 4 reds. A great meal at a great price."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2010
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La Fonda del Sol translates to “inn of the sun” and was first open from 1960 to the early 1970’s. The visionary “theme” restaurant was hailed as ahead of its time by many critics, with a menu that brought Latin and Spanish cuisine to New York for the first time in a fine dining setting.<br><br>Today, 47 years after its inception, La Fonda del Sol provides an unprecedented stage for modern Spanish cuisine in New York. Executive Chef Chris DeLuna reinterprets an expansive selection of dishes from across Spain, with a focus on tapas.<br><br>The split-level area consists of a bar room on the ground floor and the main dining room on the upper level, separated by an illuminated glass wall behind the bar. <b>Reservations are accepted for the upstairs, main dining room only</b>. <b>If you have a PROMO CODE, please enter it in the special request box when making your reservation</b>.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quiet Saturday night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Whenever we dine here we sit in the main dining room. Saturday nights the place is virtually empty. But the food and the margaritas are great. This time we had the gazpacho, bean soup, and some tapas--grilled shrimp, croquettes, empanadas. The fish taco was weird--not a tacp--actually a flat tortilla--and the fish was breaded and fried. Service was exemplary and it was easy to have a conversation. And those mango/jalapeno margaritas are fabulous."
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2010
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