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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    April 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 19, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Thomas Keller’s ad hoc, which literally means "for this purpose," was originally intended to be a temporary restaurant, open during the development of a very different concept. But, due to its loyal following, it was decided that it must be a permanent fixture in Yountville. ad hoc serves a prix fixe, 4-course chalkboard menu, changing daily. Food is served family style and reminiscent of the comfort food with which Chef Keller grew up.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perfect Meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ad Hoc was the perfect end to a perfect day. The experience, like every other Thomas Keller project, was flawless. Ad Hoc hit the perfect balance of casual, comfortable dining - like going to a friend's house for dinner - if that friend was a 5-star chef using the best ingredients available. We sat outside, which was lovely, given the sunset and warm weather, and our server(s) were all exceptionally warm, funny, and accommodating. We absolutely adored the tomato salad - like summer on a plate - and the entrees and cheese course were all delicious. Dessert was an especially wonderful experience - "build your own sundaes" with completely fantastic toppings and flavors. All this topped off with exceptional hospitality... Will be back for more."
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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The Cavalier is an all-day London-inspired brasserie, located in the new Hotel Zetta.<br /><br />This is the third property for restaurateurs Anna Weinberg, James Nicholas & Chef Jennifer Puccio; the team behind Marlowe and Park Tavern. The team has collaborated with award winning San Francisco designer Ken Fulk, who has revamped the interior in deep leather banquettes, polished brass, zinc and white marble, giving it a posh and sultry feel.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Enjoy an elaborate daily breakfast buffet and a la carte menu. Salads, sandwiches and tropical drinks are available for lunch poolside or in our Waikoloa restaurant’s seated dining area. Dinner features American- and Pacific Rim-style cuisine.<br /><br />*Please note: At this time, we require dinner reservations and special holiday reservations only. Walk-ins are welcome for breakfast and lunch.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dinner in paradise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"You can't really argue with dinner in paradise... Hawaii Calls is in our hotel and we finally came for dinner after exploring the local area spots. It was great! Delicious scallop appetizer, and a lovely meal overall. The banana cream pie was an excellent dessert. Mahalo!"
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Came to 25 Lusk for lunch for the first time last week and had a delicious meal! The Fried Chicken daily special was outstanding and then Fish & Chips were delicious. Friendly fantastic service too! Don't skip dessert, it is always fantastic."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Named for the northern French tradition of a shot of brandy between courses, this second location, from the owners of James Beard Award winning Bar Agricole, unites the pleasures of traditional mixed drinks and uncomplicated food. The focus of the kitchen is house-made charcuterie and salumi. As many as 40 types of charcuterie are available on the all-day menu. Seasonal sides and simple cuts of meat round out the dinner options. The menu will change throughout the day from breakfast through dinner and late night. The focus of the drink menu is brandy. Many of the Armagnacs, Cognacs and Calvados served at Trou Normand and Bar Agricole are found nowhere else in the world.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Bring on the meat!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a fantastic lunch at Trou Normand! The outdoor patio was warm, spacious, and vibrant with other Friday lunch-ers - a great vibe. The food was delicious... The Charcuterie and Lardo boards were luxurious, and the Broccoli Sandwich should not be overlooked! The one issue was that we tried to use the new Pay with OpenTable feature and the host marked us at the wrong spot so our bill was wrong. And no matter what the staff did they were unable to remedy it. They were super gracious about it and of course we paid easily the old-fashioned way. It would have been super cool to be able to simply click "pay" and leave, since the service got a little slow at the end of the meal... But payments aside, the food was divine! A must try."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Rustic; Wood-fired; Sustainable and seasonal. These are the hallmarks of the dishes that can be enjoyed during breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Many of the dishes draw inspiration from the wonderful fresh-baked breads produced right next door at our Bakery. And all of our meals feature organic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, many of which are prepared in the kitchen's wood-fired oven and rotisserie, which allow for long-cooked flavors, and for the simple, fresh ingredients to shine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food, poor service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We came here for lunch mid-week. Excellent food, to be sure, and a lovely setting. However, the service was terrible. I arrived 10 min early and was seated - then sat for a full 8 min without being acknowledged by the staff. No greeting, no water - even though I was trying to make eye contact with every employee that walked by. Instead, they chatted behind the server station or stared out the window ignoring all the tables in the restaurant. A poor experience. We waited an extra 5 min to order once ready as the server again disappeared. And then when done - empty plates sat, waiting to be cleared. They dropped the check without checking if we'd like dessert or coffee. The food here is truly excellent, but the staff needs training."
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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ROKA AKOR San Francisco is an exciting new addition to the vibrant luxury dining scene, a stylish prime steak, seafood and sushi restaurant that specializes in Robata "open charcoal" cuisine. Located in the heart of Jackson Square, the restaurant features a main dining room area anchored by an open-flame Robata grill, and an underground ROKA BAR, which serves handcrafted cocktails, whiskey, super-premium sake, house-infused shochu and an extensive wine list. ROKA AKOR’s menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and extraordinary desserts. ROKA AKOR is committed to locally sourcing as many ingredients as possible. The menu will change regularly to reflect seasonal offerings.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Beautiful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Came here for a Dine About Town lunch with a group of coworkers... The food is delicious, a lovely balance of traditional and modern, and absolutely stunning to behold. The presentation and flavors are great! The only knock we had was a slightly harried expediter yelling pick ups from the open kitchen and therefore a slightly rushed waiter - we watched our apps go to another table who looked as confused as our waiter until we flagged him down. Pacing could have been a little better given a working lunch, and the entire crowd was business-folk. I look forward to coming back for a more relaxed dinner (and to try to cocktails)."
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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A San Francisco brasserie & gathering place, at ONE Yerba Buena Lane, the intersection of downtown’s cultural, shopping and business corridors. An urban neighborhood restaurant, offering a lively dining experience, for anytime bites or drinks; a meal with friends, business associates or family; or picking up to enjoy at home. <br>Bluestem Brasserie features a familiar brasserie menu of fresh, simply composed dishes; distinct cocktails; a satisfying wine list with 12 on tap, sourced directly from Napa and Sonoma's finest producers - offered at a great value.<br>Named after the indigenous North American grass favored by cattle, Bluestem will showcase sustainably produced beef from highly regarded purveyors with an emphasis on whole-animal utilization. Ingredients sourced directly from the ranchers. Savory items are balanced by a dessert menu of classic, brasserie-style selections.<br>A theme of terroir extends from the menu of house-made items to the carefully crafted wine list.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always fantastic
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Took a new coworker here for lunch - and as always, Bluestem was a hit! The service here is stellar, and the location downtown is super convenient. Lunch was excellent - the confit salad, brasserie burger, and pork dish du jour were all perfectly executed. And we were surprised with the Honolulu Hangover cake for dessert... SO GOOD! Always leave room for dessert here!"
Dined on 6/02/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Bouche is a California-French restaurant with an oft-changing seasonal menu and a focus on small plates created by Chef Danny Murcia. The beer and wine list is centered on small producers from both California and France.<br /><br />Counter seating is available on a first come first serve basis.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Hidden" gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Tucked away from the Union Square crowd, Bouche is a gem atop the Stockton Street Tunnel. Super cute and cozy restaurant with delicious food. The service is slightly slow, so this isn't the place to come if you're on a tight timeline, but if you have the time for a leisurely meal, it's lovely. Be sure to save room for dessert!"
Dined on 5/20/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Stones Throw, a California/American restaurant and bar situated in the heart of San Francisco in the renowned Russian Hill neighborhood, goes back to the basics, highlighting the simple things in life: great food, undying hospitality and a fun, carefree environment where everyone feels welcome. <br /><br />Food inspired from past experiences at a slew of four star restaurants is turned into fun and approachable every day dining with a seasonally changing menu. Stones Throw features an extensive beer list with a balance between large format, hard to find beers, and familiar namesakes as well as a wine menu focusing on value, along with a careful balance of eclectic and adventurous wines.<br /><br />A carefully formed team of some of the most talented restaurant staff in San Francisco is here to help create a fun and unforgettable experience each and every time you visit Stones Throw. We hope to see you soon…and often. Cheers!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been hearing wonderful things about Stones Throw since their opening - but as with all new restaurants (hot spots) I took it with a grain of salt and wanted to wait a couple months so they could normalize. Finally went for Mother's Day dinner and the reviews were right! Delightful, delicious food - the pork belly in particular was exceptional. Octopus Okonomiyaki and Squid Ink Pastas were both well balanced and tasted like the ocean without being fishy. Strip steak, duck and mushroom lasagne were all fantastic as well. DO NOT SKIMP ON DESSERT! Incredibly artful plates with beautifully complementary flavors. Excellent service to boot. I will be going back to Stones Throw again and again."
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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