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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    December 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    February 14, 2015
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    3.8
 
 
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Barbacco is a modern trattoria that reflects the vibrant city life of San Francisco and offers a casual dining experience that delivers exceptional wines, personable service, and high quality food inspired by recipes from all regions of Italy.<br /><br />Barbacco looks sleek and urbane, with a welcoming feel. The 66-seat restaurant is fitted with a rich black marble bar for counter seating complimented by a bright yellow beverage case displaying coolers of wine on one side and the building’s original brick walls on the other. The dining tables throughout the restaurant are great for parties of two and up to six. The space is full of energy and infused with a convivial atmosphere where guests come to meet friends or make new acquaintances.<br /><br />Reservations are welcome, keep in mind that our seating capacity is comprised of counter space and individual tables. We will honor requests for individual tables to the best of our ability.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Back after a hiatus
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had not been to Barbacco in quite a while, and so I was looking forward to a couple of things, the meat balls and small pours of wine, allowing you to create your own flights. The meat balls now came with pasta and the small wine portions are gone. So that was disappointing, but the waiter said that we could have the meat balls without pasta also. We decided to try them with pasta, but in the end I preferred them without. We also ordered roasted fennel, which was a smaller portion than I remembered their vegetable antipasti to be, but it was delicious. So were the other dishes we ordered, roasted squid, prosciutto with gnocco firtto, a delicious fried flat bread that reminded me of something I grew up with in Austria, bruschette, and burratta with black olive-orange zest,
roasted tomato & garlic confit.
Overall, the service was pleasant and food was good; I suppose I have to get used to the changes."
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2007
Special Features: notable wine list
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Mission Rock Resort is San Francisco's premier waterfront restaurant, specializing in pristine, sustainable seafood, spectacular sunshine, and service with a smile. Our newly renovated patio and dining room offer unmatched views of San Francisco's southern waterfront, and our expansive private event spaces are an ideal venue for your next party, large or small. Chef Damon Hall has crafted a delicious menu of specialities from the sea & shore, perfect for a lazy lunch, a client meeting, or a dinner with out of town guests. <br /><br />The historic property at 817 Terry A. Francois Blvd. has roots in the early 1950s as a bait & tackle shop, morphing into the original Mission Rock Resort, which operated as a bar & burger joint up until 1998, when it transformed into Kelly's Mission Rock. In 2012, the property underwent a significant renovation, reopening with the original name, Mission Rock Resort, in August of 2012 <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dining at the Water's Edge
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We love to go there on a sunny Sunday sitting out on the deck overlooking the water. It is a pleasure having fresh seafood on the water's edge without the hustle and bustle of Fisherman's Wharf. I love their clam chowder and jumbo prawn cocktail, and my friend loves their oysters and the over the top Bloody Mary with crispy bacon and gulf prawn, a meal in itself."
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Speisekammer serves up the best German cuisine this side of the pond! Cooking up original German recipes, pouring an outstanding selection of German beer, crafty cocktails and an extensive wine selection, Peter and Cindy will provide you with an experience you'll be eager to repeat. Listen to local musicians play Thursday through Saturday. Come by and sit in the Biergarten or by the fireplace and enjoy what's on tap!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great food, but needs speedier delivery
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My friend and I went for lunch on a Sunday and were starving, not having had breakfast. The place was not busy at all, but it took forever to get the appetizer. Then the main course took an equally long time. The server was friendly, but lacked attention and urgency.
On the upside all the dishes were delicious and satisfying. We were also pleased that everything was available for lunch, even dishes from the dinner menu. We started with the seafood antipasti and then had Wiener Schnitzel with veal and the Bratwurst. The Wiener Schnitzel was cooked just right and the Sauerkraut had the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Also the beer selection was great.
I would go back because of the food, and hopefully it will arrive faster next time."
Dined on 1/04/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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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. One of the best things about Yank Sing is the vast array of both traditional and modern dim sum known as the “creative collection.” Try Grandma Alice’s famous chicken and mushroom dumpling dotted with garlic, water chestnut, and cilantro. The classic shu mai are the best in town.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Downtown Place for Dim Sum
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We like to have dim sum during the holidays, which then results in us needing to be more forgiving of the service due to the hectic environment. But the fun of picking dishes from carts as they dash by and enjoying some of our favorites, like the green beans, Shanghai dumplings, Shrimp dumplings, and stuffed crab claws, make up for it.
We will be back for more."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Chef Ken Tominaga brings forth a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining with PABU San Francisco. In partnership with Michael Mina this modern izakaya and sushi bar in downtown San Francisco is a dream brought to life for Tominaga and Mina. Located at the landmark 101 California space in San Francisco’s Financial District, PABU combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication to create a dynamic, social dining experience. Requests for the sushi bar cannot be guaranteed.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our first time at Pabu, and we liked the design, although our table for 5 was super tight. The banquettes and table were a bit short to accommodate three people in a row.
Since we shared all the dishes we got to taste quite a bit. Everything was unique and delicious!
Our waiter, who according to colleagues was more than a waiter, not in the usual uniform, was amazing. He was attentive, charming and had a great sense of humor making us feel welcome and taken care of like celebrities.
I will be back."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Verbena brings a distinct culinary and beverage experience to the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The kitchen team incorporates a balance of artisanal vegetable dishes and whole animal butchery. The inspiration for the menu draws from deep working relationships with farmers and ranchers who are extremely passionate about their craft. The bar sets the stage in the restaurant and features an innovative beverage program highlighting carefully crafted small batch spirits and wines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Rich and tasty
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was my second time at Verbena, and this time I went with a Vegetarian friend only sharing Vegetarian dishes. We had the Josey Baker bread with Verbena butter, which we really needed as a sponge for the dishes to come. The little gems salad, sunchoke and beet, autumn squash and carrots, as well as the Spaghetti with walnut pesto, beet, sun choke and goat cheese tasted great, but all together were a bit rich. I felt like I needed something plain to absorb the intensity.
Service was great on all accounts, pleasant, warm and attentive."
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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