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Michael Mina

252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Downtown)
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Ranked #213 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front and Battery
Transit: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
Description: Chef Michael Mina has returned to where it all began! Mina’s eponymous restaurant has reopened at 252 California Street and was named Restaurant of the Year 2011 by Esquire Magazine. With a brand new menu and a fresh concept, restaurant MICHAEL MINA provides casual, warm service with the educated flair of the West Coast. The restaurant’s cuisine features Michael Mina’s sensibilities with Japanese ingredients and French influence. The dinner menu is a la carte with the option to have the chef cook for your table. The wine list at restaurant MICHAEL MINA features an eclectic collection of small, boutique, American wineries as well as celebrated French and European vineyards.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We arrived 15 minutes early for a 6:30 reservation for six of us, and decided to have one of their "crafted" cocktails at the bar which was a real treat. We were seated for dinner with in 30 minutes and then the action began. I took charge and ordered the Ahi Tartare for 6 of us, the Crispy Pork for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were party of 3 couples. It was very good place overall. Service is excellent & attentive . Starters were also excellent. We had beet salad , crab risotto . Main was black cod , lobsters. Deserts were not good .

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have dined here several times before for both dinner and lunch and keep returning because the food is very good and the atmosphere is elegant and upscale. This time was no exception. The service was nice and accommodative and food was excellent. It is pricey but everyone enjoyed themselves. Would definitely return.

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Niceville, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had lunch at this restaurant on our wedding day. Since it was a private ceremony it was just three of us dining. I must say I was impressed with the experience from start to finish. First of all, they made us feel very welcome and helped make our celebration all the more special. Giovanni, the general manager, discussed wine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

You need to understand the type of dining experience you are about to have because if you don't I can see why u cod be disappointed. I loved it! I had the shabu shabu with the Japanese wagu which I loved; delicate and so full of flavour. I also had the blue fin tuna with the fresh grated wasabi which... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I don't think good food should be that expensive so apparently you pay for the service but it didn't cone through this night. There was about 20 different waiters at our table but it was so slow. The food was good but expensive. Depends if you like that kindof thing. I got the salmon but they messed up my order... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I made a last minute reso here while in San Fran not really knowing what to expect. It was recommended and made by the concierge at Le Meridien. We arrived and were seated in the back corner. It was quiet and a bit romantic. The staff was very attentive but gave us our time to relax and... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

After our hotel concierge's recommendation and the many positive trip advisor reviews, we were very disappointed and upset over our experience at Michael Mina's in San Francisco. We arrived 1/2 hour early for cocktails at the bar, where we were treated very well and were thrilled with our choice in restaurants for the evening....very trendy, upscale atmosphere. Things went slightly... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Ok, so not all was bad, however they took us 35 minutes past our reservation time on a Wednesday night! We ordered a wonderful $1,000 bottle of wine, and two hours later we walked out without ever getting our entrees. Kitchen must be really messed up! Food was good but not worth the price or the hassle! They were very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have visited Michael Mina's restaurant for years, mostly in Vegas. Tried his flagship Restaurant in San Francisco and had the 9-Course tasting menu. Impeccable ingredients, an absolutely incredible meal (my top 3 in the world), a very knowledgeable Sommelier and fantastic wines. Expensive but great.

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