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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 8, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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Only at Fresca will you find A Nouveau Peruvian Cuisine, a modernized style of Peruvian food crafted by Chef Jose Calvo-Perez, son of Julio and Zoila. We are proud to feature both traditional and A Nouveau Culinary styles in modernized presentations. We keep the Peruvian cuisine alive by keeping all traditional Peruvian ingredients and incorporating them into all our creations
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/06/2015
 2006
Dined on 4/06/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fresca is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is Peruvian and it is delicious. Our favorite is the loma saltado -- marinated beef with tomatoes, onions and French fries over rice. The roast chicken is also good. Service is very friendly. Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 4/06/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Ristorante Buon Gusto is simply the most authentic Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. We mix Sicilian cuisine, an excellent wine menu, a full bar, background Italian music, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to create a dining experience without equal.<br><br> Our Experienced staff have a well earned reputation of offering consistent and premier service.<br><br> We cater to business travelers, families, romantic couples, and our many loyal local patrons.<br><br> Come and experience Italian dining at its most genuine. Come once, and we know that you will come back, again and again!<br><br> Our restaurant is open for lunch on week days, and for dinner every day. Ask about our special banquet menu. Let us work with you to plan a memorable event featuring superb food and wine, and hosted in one of our private meeting rooms—ideal for business or family gatherings of any kind.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great local restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a really great dinner at Buon Gusto. It is a bit of a drive for us, but we liked it so much the first time that we wanted to go back. The restaurant was very accommodating -- making a half portion of pasta for an entrée, adding meatballs to a dish. We particularly liked the salmon al pizzaiola."
Dined on 2/21/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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A visit to San Francisco is not complete without experiencing Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar. Consistently awarded for serving 'San Francisco's Best Happy Hour' by San Francisco Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian and most recently, Where Magazine. The Tonga Room offers exceptional Polynesian Cuisine in a tropical setting that includes thunder and rainstorms. It is the perfect escape after a busy day of meetings or shopping along Union Square. Be sure to try the Mai Tai, voted the City's best by Conde Nast Traveler.<br /><br>Reservations are taken for dinner only. Hurricane Bar and Happy Hour guests are welcomed on a first-come first-served basis.<br /><br>Cover charge applies to all guests after 8:00pm regardless of the time they arrive.<br />$5 per person on Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday<br />$7 per person on Friday & Saturday
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lots of Fun!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The Tonga Room is a great place for dinner or drinks. The problem with only going for drinks is that the bar is packed. Better to go for dinner. The food has really improved in recent years. It's sort of Hawaiianesque. But whatever the food, the entertainment is amazing. A decent band on a boat that looks like it is from Gilligan's Island and thunder and rain special effects. You can't beat it."
Dined on 2/06/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view
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One of San Francisco’s most romantic restaurants, the Magic Flute, has a new and exciting menu reflecting California-Italian Cuisine. Located in fashionable Presidio Heights, the restaurant with sponge-painted walls and hardwood floors is reminiscent of a family-run trattoria found in a small Tuscan village. Sunlight streams in through large picture windows in the front dining room, and after dark, Florentine wrought-iron chandeliers, imported from Europe, infuse the room with soft light. The equally beautiful rear dining room looks onto a lovely, flower-filled patio with white Italian marble tables and large Italian market umbrellas that make the heated patio the ideal spot for al fresco dining. Phil LaCavera sees to it that service is personal and attentive. The staff also takes great pride in making each party and wedding a memorable occasion. You won’t find a more enchanting ambiance for your special celebration.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Magic Flute is a charming restaurant near Laurel Village. It has a lovely garden in the back, as well as a nice dining room. The restaurant is popular for baby showers and other large parties and there is a separate room for those. Weekend brunch is popular for good reason. One of the specials is blackened Salmon on wild arugula with tomatoes and cucumbers. It is absolutely delicious. There is a nice mix of breakfast and lunch type entrees -- waffles, quiche, hamburgers and pizza. But it is the Salmon salad that shouldn't be missed!"
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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It’s impossible to mention great dim sum in San Francisco and not hear about Yank Sing. Founded by Alice Chan in 1958, son Henry started wrapping dumplings at age 9 and moved the business to 49 Stevenson in 1974 where it became an instant financial district favorite. Today, a third generation of Chan’s continues the family tradition, creating nearly 100 items each day to roll out on the trolleys. <br /><br /> One of the best things about Yank Sing is the vast array of both traditional and modern dim sum known as the “creative collection."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Yank Sing is a great place for lunch. The dim sum is delicious and there is a good variety of it. Our only regret is that two of our favorite dishes have fallen off the menu -- the bacon-wrapped prawns and the fried prawn egg rolls with nori. Please bring them back!"
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Chou Chou Bistro is a French Bistro with a Provencal feel. Homemade variety of chocolates and fruit tarts, along with seafood and meat. Chou Chou Bistro has a bright, colorful dining room with a casual yet chic bistro atmosphere. <br /><br />Make sure to find out our specials on a daily basis!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We had a nice dinner at Chou Chou. For appetizers we tried the shrimp in pastis sauce and the onion soup and both were good. For entrees, we tried the steak and the duck wellington and both were very good. We had never seen duck wellington on a menu but really enjoyed it. Service was somewhat slow."
Dined on 8/26/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Fringale, which means "the urge to eat," has been a major contributor to San Francisco's South of Market culinary renaissance. From its opening fourteen years ago, it has remained a favorite dining spot for food lovers, socialites, politicians, artists, celebrities, and journalists. The restaurant's sponged eggshell colored walls, blond wooden chairs, sand and earth toned banquettes and wainscoting, and verdigris bartop create a dining environment that is sophisticated, intimate, and inviting. Fringale is a place where guests can drop in for a glass of wine and snack at the bar or enjoy a tantalizing classic French bistro meal prepared by one of the finest kitchens in San Francisco. Come and experience why Fringale has been consistently rated one of the top French restaurants in San Francisco since its opening.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great French Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a great Sunday night dinner at Fringale. Loved the prawns in pastis and the special butternut squash soup. Rack of lamb is probably the best in San Francisco. Also really liked the steak with red wine butter. For dessert there was a tiramisu special that was great, as was the hazelnut mousse cake. Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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