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Acquerello

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

Three courses $115
Four courses $135
Five courses $150
FIRST COURSE SELECTIONS​
Steamed duck egg, wilted spinach, roasted onion and white sturgeon Reserve caviar
Menu supplememt  $40 1/2 oz or $80 1 oz
Brassica and sprouted chickpea salad with black shallot and preserved lemon
Crudo of Kingfish with beetroot, sorghum, horseradish, and dill
Grilled Spanish mackerel with "Giardiniera" of pickled vegetables
Duck liver terrine, apricot mostarda, pistachio and chamomile
SECOND COURSE SELECTIONS​
Swiss chard and mushroom raviolo with brown butter, Parmesan and Balsamic vinegar
Australian Black Truffle Supplement $35
Risotto "Puttanesca" with California spot prawns
Rabbit "Culurgiones," artichoke, candied olive, green garlic and guanciale
Spinach 'Creste di Galli' with Wagyu beef Bolognese, whey, mint, and peperonata
THIRD COURSE SELECTIONS​
Mediterranean turbot, Taggiasca olives, potato, clams, and brown butter
Olive oil poached ocean trout, with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, red onion and pancetta
Spring Hen with rhubarb, speck, English peas, pink peppercorn and herb velouté
Willamette Valley lamb with grilled sunchoke, sweetbreads, brioche, and mustard
CHEESES​
An unusual selection of Italian cheeses presented tableside (Course supplement $10)
DESSERT SELECTIONS​
Cherry tart, roasted cherries and dark Manjari chocolate
Buttermilk panna cotta with apricots and almonds
Bourbon-caramel semifreddo, Amaretti crust, chocolate, and caramel sauce
Gianduja mousse and dark chocolate, cocoa nib and champagne
About
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,
PRICE RANGE
$95 - $185
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Contemporary, Italian
FEATURES
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent, the setting is quiet, the service unhurried (but I mean that in a very good way!). A perfect evening for two of us to enjoy and be able to talk.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 471judithw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is soothing, the decor is lovely and the staff charmingly professional-very old school, the right amount of attentiveness without being intrusive! We arrived early and they were ready for us, seated immediately for cocktails. Let me emphasize, the food is very, very good...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank H869QYcarlar
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Recently had the pleasure of being part of a business dinner with a fairly large group at Acquerello. The location is easy to find, and there are parking options nearby, including right across the street. We had their large private room. We were early, but...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kh57ca
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Visiting San Francisco , my wife and I were hosted by our son ( a SF resident ) for a special evening out , and we were most impressed by this fine restaurant . The ambiance was soothing , the service friendly , efficient and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tafkag
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Acquerello wasn’t what I expected it would be like, considering I had walked passed it numerous times. It was off a not so nice part of Polk Street and hidden away. Once we entered, it was like another world. The restaurant was upscale and dark,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank anniebobannieee
Reviewed April 6, 2019

What a delight it is when one finds a modern dining room with a clear vision for old-school service. Acquerello is one of those amazing places. The food is very, very good. Perhaps not off-the-chart amazing… But, very nice. Will certainly return.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 958jackh
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Just enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Acquerello. Be prepared to rack up significant points on your American Express card when you dine here, you'll be that much closer to scoring your trip to Aruba. Loved the ambiance of this place, it's housed in an old...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kissatoad2
Reviewed March 13, 2019

We dined here with another couple celebrating our birthdays. We are all thought it was one of the very best meals we have ever had. The small surprises before we ordered were amazing. Each (there were three and a light grapefruit and vermouth drink) were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank judygecko
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

The room is quiet which we really liked. They are very attentively. The food was good but not great and we were underwhelmed. Maybe our expectations were to high. All of us felt it was not worth the price. The portions were small. We have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

This was one of the best meals I ever had. Started with two amuse bouche. Both were great. Then a crazy celery root and parmesan Budino that I thought was great and might be the best thing of the evening. Never had anything like that....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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