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Michael Mina

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Financial District
American, Contemporary
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252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Front and Battery)
MUNI & BART: Powell Station
415-397-9222
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Chef Michael Mina has returned to where it all began! Mina’s eponymous...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Once..............

Once I was driving down 95 and was hungry. There weren't any great options for a busy traveler but I needed a meal. I stopped into Cracker Barrel. That was a one time experience for me. What do you ask does this have to do with Michael Mina? During my LENGTHY wait, I thought about that... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
suz b
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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404 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Once I was driving down 95 and was hungry. There weren't any great options for a busy traveler but I needed a meal. I stopped into Cracker Barrel. That was a one time experience for me. What do you ask does this have to do with Michael Mina? During my LENGTHY wait, I thought about that experience many years ago... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great menu ! Portions were too "nouvelle cuisine" we walked out hungry .... The experience was wonderful, staff extremely kind and helpful. All in all, you should try it out, the foie gras dish is spectacular .... Total high light of the evening !

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Stockholm, Sweden
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210 reviews 210 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant with a nice atmosphere for both business or pleasure. The bar in the restaurant was a nice surprise and a perfect place to start the evening. The food was very nice and the concept of a 4 course menu was a perfect set up if you are on a business dinner. The wine list... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food was OK. Nothing was special but well cooked. Service was good. However, there was a huge delay between courses. Get the foie gras it's good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Definitely deserves a second chance. The Artisan Fois gras was great. We had a 4 course tasting menu ... The black truffle risotto was beyond our expectations.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went there with a group of 7ppl. Decided to do the 11 course menu and we weren't disappointed. The 11 courses turned into 12 as we had an amuse to start. The Sommelier Evan was very helpful and recommended some great wines. By the end of the meal we were so full, but found room to try the dessert... More 

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California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Popped in and couldn't get a table as we had no reservation. We sat at the bar and had a fantastic lunch and a very entertaining time... Bartenders were fun to watch, great to talk to when they had time (very busy), shared information about drinks and even gave a few tastes... Lunch was very good but expensive. We would... More 

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san francisco
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I gave it a one star because the service was awful and the food, while presented. With great flare, was nothing that I remember. I left feeling ripped off as it was obscenely expensive and a truly forgettable meal. Try Gary Dankos. Skip this place

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Bay Area, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Recently hosted a group of people at a celebration dinner. We chose the $95 prix fixe menu which is 4 courses including dessert. With this option, wine and tip, don't expect to spend less than about $160 per person. They do have an option with more courses and wine pairing available, but the 4 course menu was enough for us.... More 

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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic location for a business meal with friends. The servers are warm, knowledgeable, silent, fast and friendly. The meal was perfectly portioned, timed well and left us leaving with the feeling of the best lunch ever. Definitely need to come back on a date night!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Front and Battery)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: 415-397-9222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?