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Michael Mina

252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Downtown)
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Ranked #198 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Front and Battery
Transit: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
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79% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Finally found the opportunity to try out this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. You can either order a la carte or their set menu with wine pairing. I was a bit surprised that for a Friday night, the restaurant didn't have more people dining there. I ordered the abolone as a starter and the herb roasted lamb as my main... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was absolutely one of the best dinners we've ever had while dining out. From the moment that we arrived they made us feel like they were the only people in the entire restaurant on a busy Friday night. The ambiance is beautiful. The service is impeccable without being intrusive. They are so on point that they anticipated what you... More

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Bergen, Norway
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I had a lunch tasting menu here. They tried to make it very mystic, emphasising how much the chefs just played around all the time, finding inspiration in the air they breathed (by some strange coincidence many of the dishes were written in the menu, I later discovered). Anyway, the menu was really tasty: The tuna tartare was the best... More

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Paris, France
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I came here for dinner on a Sunday evening and there were plenty of people dining. They have a long bar where you can sit, eat and drink. I went for a salad and a steak...straighforward but well done. They have a range of "fusion" and sushi dishes to chose from.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wonderful food, selection on the menu and service is impeccable. The attn to detail to the food and service is just outstanding. It is pricey, but we did not feel cheated!

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Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a reservation here one evening and walked from Union Sq, which took about 10 - 15 minutes. It is a very nice restaurant and offers a tasting menu, but we all opted to choose off the menu. The food was very good quality, but there were a lot of fish options, which are not my preference. I did... More

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This restaurant is beautiful staff food wine - the waiters bring little appetisers between the courses which is a nice touch and the butter with honey is soooooo good - glad I wasn't paying though

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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

this meal was a real treat. its an expense account/special occasion restaurant. we were in town for the bay to breakers race and i grabbed my best foodie friend and had the evening of the trip! make no mistake, this is a foodie place, if anyone in your party is finicky, do not come here. that said, knowing what you're... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Atmosphere and decor a bit obvious …large place small table … service not good. too fast … too many people around …bad timing (the bread arrived after I finished my plate), the dishes are taken when you are still savoring your last bite! Food is excellent! Wine list too complex.

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Napa, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We dined at Michael Mina for a birthday celebration, and were given a very nice hand written b-day card from the GM. Very nice detail. We opted for a la carte menu...service was warm & friendly, the starter we had was Abalone, but fell short of the mark being rather tough to cut and eat...the entrees were very good, lamb... More

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