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“Wonderful Oasis after a Day of Travel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frascati

Frascati
1901 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Russian Hill)
(415) 928-1406
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Ranked #30 of 4,523 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Cross street: Green Street
Transit: Hyde & Powell Cable Car line
Mobile, Alabama
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful Oasis after a Day of Travel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had been flying all day and were exhausted upon arrival at the Fairmont. The concierge recommended Frascati to us when we asked for excellent food without all of the pomp and circumstance. The concierge was spot on. The service was perfect. The food was incredible and the wine list was not only abundant but reasonably priced which is an anomaly in restaurants these days. I don't know that you will find this place listed in Fodor's or Frommers, but do yourself a favor and make time to dine here. You won't regret it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“awesome food, very unique!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Definitely an authentic, neighborhood restaurant with fabulous food, nice atmosphere, and a reasonable price for high end dishes!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A nice place to eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Went to Frascati with friends whilst on holiday in San Francisco & really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant was busy with a great atmosphere, the staff were friendly & efficient, the food was reasonably priced & excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Wonderful Anniversary Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

On a recent trip to the West Coast, my wife and I managed to dodge the kids and have an 18th anniversary dinner. Walking from where we had to park (better to take a cab) was quite an uphill hike, but the dinner more than made up for it. Every single item, including the glasses of wine, was excellent. For starters, I had a delicious octopus salad that is among my 10 favorite dishes ever. My wife had a very good Panzanella. This was followed by Ahi Nicoise for me, and flat iron steak for my wife. The ahi was very fresh and perfectly cooked, and the steak was very tender and tasty. All of the accompaniments were delightful as well. For dessert, we went to opposite ends of the spectrum -- I chose the very rich dark and white chocolate bread pudding (more like a super brownie), and my wife had the delicate and refined panna cotta.

As you will see from reviewing the menu, Frascati is not typically Italian, but more mew american with a Mediterannean influence.

Service was attentive, casual, and friendly, which is what we prefer.

As others jave written, there is a bit of a smoky atmosphere in the room, but I found that it was unobjectionable and soon faded.

Very much a great meal, and even at around $160 (including tip) a great value for a special occasion.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“All around great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Excellent service, including recommendations of both food and wine, set the tone for the evening. Consider trying the roasted chicken which was one of the best I've ever had. For dessert the peach blueberry crisp under vanilla ice cream was divine.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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