Maya
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  • Review Count
    5
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  • First Review
    January 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 3, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
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Maya's Reviews
 
While PUBLIC’s cuisine is a fusion of flavors from around the world, the restaurant’s vibe is unmistakably Manhattan. Located on a tree-lined street in Nolita, this airy modern-minimalist eatery exudes sophisticated charm with details like library card catalogs, old-fashioned mailboxes, a large flowering tree and a cozy back lounge with a fireplace. <br /><br />The Australasian cuisine inspired by Executive Chef Brad Farmerie’s London training and travels through Australia, New Zealand and the East features a menu that “knows no ethnic borders”. The restaurant was awarded a coveted Michelin Star in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 New York Guides. <br />PUBLIC also received a myriad of awards for its design, including ‘Best Restaurant Graphics’ and ‘Best Restaurant Design’ by the James Beard Foundation.<br /><br />PUBLIC is owned and operated by design and concept firm AvroKO.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2013
 2010
Dined on 11/22/2013
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Loved the food here. Everything we had was super tasty. Was a little underwhelmed by the wine list however."
Dined on 11/22/2013
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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SEE, TASTE and DISCOVER authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Inspired by years of experience traveling through China, we bring the best ingredients, flavors and techniques. Watch our chefs in action as they prepare every dish in front of your eyes. See world champion noodle dancers pull giant balls of dough into thousands of thin noodles. Taste delicate hand-folded dim sum, and live wok-tossed dished, all in our open exhibition kitchen. Discover ancient Chinese tradition brought to life and interpreted in a thoroughly modern way!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food, a little pricey
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2010
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Highly recommend the truffle xiao long bao, scissor cut boar noodles, and mu shu pork tacos."
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Sons & Daughters is influenced by the seasons, unique elements of their garden, and the surrounding bay area. The approach to the food is thoughtful, delicate, and displays clarity of ingredients. Our tasting menu is 98 dollars. <br />The garden is located on one acre in Los Gatos, California and contains expansive boxes, a greenhouse and an orchard. The restaurant’s garden grows a variety of flowers, greens, herbs, vegetables, fruits and snails specifically for Sons & Daughters.<br />The wine program is unique, with wines that balance, enhance and pair the light and playful food. The 28 seat dining room is welcoming and wraps around a lively open kitchen which plays an active role in the dining experience.<br />Thank you.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Super fresh but not sophisticated
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2010
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Flavors are super fresh but not very sophisticated. Portions and small (as is expected with a tasting menu). It's a culinary experience for your palate but I didn't walk out feel sufficiently satisfied / full at the end of the meal."
Dined on 12/21/2013
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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La Folie is a French restaurant located in Russian Hill of San Francisco. Chef Roland Passot, with his wife Jamie opened La Folie in March of 1988. He combines the freshest ingredients in exotic combinations. Each plate leaves the kitchen resembling art-a canvas of color and design that tastes even better than it looks. La Folie continues to be rated as one of the top restaurants, receiving a star from the Michelin Guide, 4 stars from the San Francisco Chronicle and 4 stars from San Francisco Magazine. In celebration of 21 years, The Passots have expanded their bar into a lounge located next door, perfect for before or after dinner drinks. <br /><br />**We thank all of our guests for voting La Folie <br /><br />Best French Restaurant - 7x7 Magazine <br />Best French Restaurant - San Francisco Magazine<br />Best French Restaurant - SF Weekly <br />Best Restaurant - Eater SF <br /><br />Merci!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food but heavy at times
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2013
 2010
Dined on 12/26/2013
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I have been to La Folie on several occasions - and will probably continue to go back when there's a special occasion to celebrate. I will say that the quality of the dishes varies though and your selection will either have you walking out feeling like you ate a Michelin star meal with amazing fresh flavors or like you have a hunk of lard sitting in your stomach. Regardless, this is probably the best French restaurant in San Francisco"
Dined on 12/26/2013
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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Acme serves locally-sourced, seasonal New American Fare with Nordic accents in a casual bistro setting.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Underwhelmed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2013
 2010
Dined on 12/29/2013
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Was seated at a table near the front door instead of the main dining room as that was the only table available even though we had a reservation. Dishes were pricey for small portions and although they sounded interesting on the menu, flavors fell short. Our server had a great attitude to her credit, but so-so food and ambience made for a not so great experience."
Dined on 12/29/2013
 2010
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