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Acquerello

1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619
+1 415-567-5432
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“amuse bouche” (25 reviews)
“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hadn’t been to Acquerello for some years until tonight. It’s been regarded for decades as one of the best restaurants in a city known for exceptional dining, and there is still a reason. This is a Michelin two starred restaurant, and it deserves those...More

Thank Triumph3A
Reviewed 5 days ago

In a city known for inventive, excellent food, Acquerello stands the test of time. If you're looking for a restaurant where you can dine on delicious food and carry on a quiet conversation, this is your place. The food is worthy of the visit alone,...More

Thank Kent D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate here for my wife’s birthday, while on holidays in San Francisco. Dinner was absolute perfection, and they were one of the only fine dining restaurants I contacted that were easy to accommodate a vegetarian, and did so just perfectly. For this level of restaurant...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing and presentation was flawless. The weird part was our server was so scripted and emotionless it felt like we were in a Twilight movie. It was a little creepy, but overall we would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything fine dining should be: superb service and flawless dishes served in an elegant room. Easily measures up to the 3-star places in town -- and at half the price. Save this place for a special occasion if you must, but don't miss it.

Thank steve10011
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night (prix fixe option) - the food was excellent, with multiple subtle flavors on each dish. The staff works like a well oiled machine - every member filling whatever tasks need to be done. And the price is actually a bargain considering...More

Thank John O
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We reserve the table 2 weeks prior to arrival. The place looks kind of classy, not as flashy like other contemporary restaurants. It has a vibe of such old-school Italian restaurant. We were quite impressed with the food as we order the 10 course tasting...More

Thank DWR P
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Set in a converted chapel, setting, food & service elegant. Prix fixe dinners from $105 for 3 courses, $130 for 4, $150 for 5 from regular menu, plus seasonal special multi course for $195. Portions small, but even 3 courses enough unless you are ravenous,...More

1  Thank Jo E
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Acquerello is a must for us when we visit San Francisco without the kids. On this occasion we actually had one of our boys with us. He enjoys good food and is fairly adventurous for his age and the staff were very accommodating. He still...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

It is a pretty spot. The wine service was excellent. Rafael was a true star. He was informative and fun. Now for the food. It is definitely bold but not finessed. We had caviar, the seafood platter and smoked squab to start. Of these we...More

1  Thank Vivian B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$95 - $185
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619
    (Polk)
  • Public Transportation: Van Ness Avenue is serviced by Muni bus lines 42,47,and 49. California Street. is serviced by the California Cable Car line. Sacramento Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 1. Polk Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 19.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-5432
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Description
Acquerello, named for its original watercolors, envelops guests in a warm and gracious atmosphere the moment they arrive. "At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests an experience of classic and contemporary Italian tastes in an elegant dining atmosphere." The 40 seat dining room has an upscale and quiet ambiance. The room, designed by John Wheatman, highlights the former chapel, graced with arches and a rustic wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, with warm Mediterranean colors of gold and terracotta. Acquerello's contemporary approach to Italain cuisine combines the freshest ingredients available, an innovative approach to classic Italian flavors, and modern techniques. Guests can design their own three, four or five course dinner with the Prix Fixe Menus or choose to enjoy the preset chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu. Acquerello,in its more than 25 years in operation, has received countless accolades and awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, two Michelin Stars in 2015, and a Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list continuously since 2012.
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