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  • Review Count
    8
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  • First Review
    August 31, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 28, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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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
Energetic
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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Inspired by the Bay Area's plentiful bounty of fresh products, Lark Creek Steak offers a menu that combines the classic and the new with an abundance of USDA Prime Steaks, fish, vegetable and dessert options to satisfy the palate.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lark Creek Steak is a good choice when you are at San Francisco Centre and want something more upscale than typical shopping mall fare. The food is good, although there isn't a great variety of side dishes. The complimentary mushroom soup at the outset of the meal is delicious and a nice touch."
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2006
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Slanted Door is Charles Phan's modern Vietnamese restaurant. Charles aims to showcase the abundance of sustainably farmed produce as well as meat, game and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area and globe. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Vietnamese food with a view
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food at the Slanted Door is still great. We tried the hoisin ribs and the imperial rolls for appetizers and the chicken clay pot and the steak for entrees and everything was delicious. The only thing not to like about the Slanted Door is its offbeat wine list and its shockingly high $36 corkage fee."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Piatti is a contemporary upscale restaurant overlooking Shelter Bay next to Mt. Tamalpais, featuring the rustic cuisine of a traditional Italian Trattoria. Join us for a spectacular Sunday Brunch on our waterfront patio, for our popular "celebration of wine" nights where all bottles of Italian wine are discounted by 50%, or anytime!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Food, Lovely View
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
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
"We in San Francisco, but whenever we go to Marin we eat at Piatti. The food is very good and the setting overlooking the water is very picturesque. For appetizers we tried the roasted tomato soup and the goat cheese with marinated tomatoes on flatbread and both were very good. For entrees we tried the pork chop saltimbocca (which was a special) and the chicken. The chicken was good as always but the pork chop was fabulous. We hope they will serve it again."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Foreign Cinema is a 'one of a kind', nationally acclaimed restaurant combining foreign and independent films with Cal-Med cooking. Enjoy an industrial chic setting, complete with outdoor courtyard, mezzanine and full bar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Burger in SF
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/25/2014
 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
"Only on Saturdays Foreign Cinema serves a hamburger for brunch. It is wonderful. The beef is juicy and flavorful, but what makes it even better is the addition of Foreign Cinema's brown sugar bacon. Pair it with an Anchor Steam Lager and you have the perfect Saturday brunch."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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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 Place for Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/19/2014
 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 wonderful restaurant for lunch. Many nice offerings, both for breakfast and lunch. We tried one of the specials -- Blackened Salmon on arugula -- and it was wonderful. So were the bacon and eggs. Our kids love the pizza. We did not eat outside, but there is a lovely outdoor garden too."
Dined on 10/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Restaurant Description: Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse (in the former AJ Spurs Location) is located at the Sanctuary Beach Resort, next to the Marina State Beach, just off Highway One at Reservation Road. As you drive up the brick-paved entry of the Resort, and circle around to the palmtree lined entry to Kula Ranch, you will begin to feel the Hawaiian Paniolo feeling of the Islands. The beautifully remodeled Kula Ranch, brainchild of popular local restaurateur Joe Loeffler (former General Manager of Baja Cantina)features a soothing Island feel, mixed with a little up-Country Western Maui! Executive Chef Darroll Rose (formerly of Fresh Cream Restaurant) has developed an enticing menu of Pacific Rim inspired fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, exciting Sushi Bar creations, exotic salads and fabulous appetizers and desserts. We look forward to seeing you soon….and often!! Mahalo!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A taste of Hawaii near Monterey
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"What a fabulous meal we had at Kula Grill. For appetizers we tried the potstickers and the pupu (appetizer) platter for two. The potstickers were great, as was everything on the pupu platter - teriyaki steak skewers, roasted artichoke, spring rolls and chicken wings. Each item in the platter came with its own sauce, which paired well with the food. For entrees we tried the ribeye and the skirt steak and both were great. The restaurant was accommodating in letting us substitute fries for the stuffed potato. We don't live in Marina, but can't wait to return to the Kula Grill. It is worth the trip!"
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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