Brose
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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    July 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 26, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Brose's Reviews
 
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Wonderful outdoor dining area
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2000
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2000
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
"I enjoy bringing friends here for lunch, especially if we can eat in the outdoors garden in back where umbrellas shade us from the sun, and heat lamps are available to chase away the chill. Service is both professional and friendly. The standard lunch offerings are varied (and tasty) and there are daily specials. The blackened salmon was perfectly cooked (on the rare side, which I like), the grilled stone fruit added a nice sweet counterpoint, and the greens were fresh. Delicious bread and olive oil are always served, and the iced tea is excellent."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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With an exciting mix of vintage fixtures, comfortable furnishings, and handsome textures, Park Tavern is an elegant spin on a North Beach neighborhood classic. Owner Anna Weinberg and designer Kendra Nicholas of Park Interiors collaborated to divide the room into unique, dedicated spaces -- the handsome marble bar, the terra cotta floored cafe with windows that open onto the patio facing Washington Park, the comfortable dining room with tufted leather banquettes, and an open kitchen with a chef’s counter.<br><br>Park Tavern will showcase Chef Partner Jennifer Puccio's talents with delicious American bistro classics and emphasize seafood from a wood burning oven. From raw to fried, expect boldly flavored dishes that you'll want to eat several times a week. <br><br>Serving up classic cocktails with the candor and character of an old friend, you won't find any overly fancy mixology here. But when it comes to wines, you find something for everyone!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous food and service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our family (4 generations, from 4 months to 93 years old) gathered for a special dinner and we had a wonderful evening! Our server was incredibly attentive, providing a spoon for the baby to teethe on, checking to be sure our food was as ordered and expected and made us feel that our enjoyment was important to her. The food was just as wonderful. We enjoyed our cocktails and then shared lots of delicious starters including soft shelled crab, brussels sprout leaves, deviled eggs and a watermelon/cucumber salad. Entrees were stellar including Portuguese fish stew, steak & fries, scallops. burger and pork chop. Dessert is a must - loved the cherry crumble and bread pudding. We will return."
Dined on 8/17/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Marlowe is a market driven neighbourhood bistro housed in a rustic-chic and inviting space. Bright and bold flavors from a three-star chef, and a little family history create an exciting new restaurant concept nestled in San Francisco’s slick SoMa neighborhood. Marlowe was created by restaurateur Anna Weinberg along with a few partners and pals.<br /><br />Offering a menu of classic bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists, Marlowe Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio, who earned three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle for her cooking at Cortez, created a mix of snacks, appetizers, mains and sides made up of the kind of food she loves to eat when she’s not working.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Outstanding food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We enjoyed a fantastic dinner with a variety of tasty starters including corn soup (a wow!), bone marrow (decadent), perfectly crisped and salted brussels sprouts leaves plus a delicious radish and beet salad. The Marlowe burgers were outstanding and altho I'm not a big fan of chicken, the chicken vert was really delicious. We shared a great dessert (strawberry over ice cream) - 3 of us were sated. Our server was terrific, and the vibe was casual, fun (altho' a bit loud). We had a great evening and will return!"
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2000
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Located in Laurel Heights/Inner Richmond, Hong Kong Lounge II is the sister restaurant to the ever popular Hong Kong Lounge.<br /><br><br><br />Come join us for dim sum during lunch and traditional Chinese dinners!<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Big groups dominate
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2000
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Tables of 6-10 dominate the space making it noisy. We had to wait over 15 minutes after our reservation time but I'm glad we stayed. Once seated, we were attended to and got our drinks (beer & wine only), tea (delicious and partially steeped before serving - yay!) and water. There are lots of choices - and everything we ordered was tasty, with high quality ingredients and piping hot out of the kitchen. Serving hot foods means you don't get the food in the order you'd expect - one entree arrived before our small plate appetizers, but that's ok as we were all sharing. We loved the hand roasted chicken, soft-shelled crab, salt & pepper ribs, garlic noodles with shrimp and very fresh and tasty pea shoots. It's always busy here so reserve."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2000
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Husband and wife team Lori Baker and Jeff Banker opened the doors to their Lower Pacific Heights restaurant in December 2009.The dining room, decorated with caramel colored walls and leather banquettes, sits in a historic turn of the century Victorian that once served as an apothecary. Chef Jeff Banker prepares seasonally driven New American cuisine that utilizes produce and meats sourced from local farms. Pastry Chef Lori Baker turns out hand crafted breads and sophisticated versions of classic American desserts. Our wine list has been carefully chosen to maximize the diners experience with a mix of Old and New World labels.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Dinner is outstanding with a short but varied selection of entrees. Outstanding early girl tomato soup with pardon peppers! Steak was amazing with sweet corn accents. Beautiful calamari appetizer and shrimp entree. Bread basket is fantastic so do order it! Our desserts were also great. I loved the chocolate chip cookie and the deconstructed peach pie was also tasty. Dark wood walls and dim lighting lend a romantic aura but the space also works with a business dinner because conversation feels private (no eavesdropping your neighbors' conversation)."
Dined on 7/29/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Modern creativity and traditional technique combine seamlessly at Rich Table, a Northern Californian neighborhood restaurant.<br /><br />Chefs and Owners Evan and Sarah Rich have created a dressed-down interpretation of a fine dining restaurant, based on their extensive backgrounds in San Francisco's best restaurants. At Rich Table, they deliver an expert approach in a casual setting.<br /><br />Rich Table's menu, wine list and cocktail program all showcase a seasonal San Francisco style. The team looks forward to having you join them at their table.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Hits and misses
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We chose the chef's choice menu to experience the range of cuisine. This means you have no idea what you'll be eating as it is all up to the chef. First off, there is a lot of food! I wish our server had suggested we refrain from ordering the bread - altho very dense and tasty it really was too much. As for the tasting menu there were some amazing dishes - among small bites the cantaloupe and black-eyed peas, sardine chips and porcini mushroom fritters. The pastas were very good but I did prefer the lamb ragu. The salmon was good - but neither of us liked the steak. The dessert dishes were good - but too much mint (expected in the chocolate mint but redundant in the peach cobbler). Next time we will order the hits and avoid misses."
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2000
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Bella's notorious homemade pasta, cozy & inviting atmosphere and friendly service await you. We feature cusine from Southern Italia- slow cooked sugos, braised meats and various carpaccios.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Real feel of Italia
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a welcoming spot where you are guaranteed to get friendly service and fabulous house-made fresh pasta dishes! We've dined here before, and our most recent experience was consistent with the good food and service we've had in the past. This time we shared a generous antipasto plate that included sliced salamis, olives, cheese, zucchini, greens and a perfect bread accompaniment. On a chilly summer's eve we went for truffle infused dishes that included light as a cloud gnocchi and very tasty tagliatelle. We shared a large scoop of hazelnut gelato with our cappuccinos before heading out into the foggy night. Our server was very attentive, and the owner was friendly and made us feel he really appreciated our business."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely local dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2000
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
"I love being able to dine in my neighborhood and dinner is an easy table to snag. Service is attentive and friendly. On a cool summer night I loved the delicious beluga lentil soup to warm me up. The Caesar salad had nice plump anchovies. I enjoyed the lamb chops (a generous portion) and my husband enjoyed the special gnocchi with smoked chicken. There is a nice choice of reasonably priced wine including wine by the glass.
We return often and are always happy with our experience which is never pretentious."
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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