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All reviews sea bass seared scallops rack of lamb prix fixe dinner paella salad creme brûlée marina district potato wrapped small plates prepared to perfection delicious meal sat at the bar dishes courses sf california
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

You never quite what to expect during all the COVID-19 conditions imposed by the state...Isa has it dialed in! We sat out on the sidewalk and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. My husband and I shared a bottle of wine, some oysters on the half shell...and the crab salad. The service was attentive. My only complaint is that the oysters were a bit small. Everything else was spot on. Please when in San Francisco, please support the businesses.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

We arrived at 5:30 pm for dinner with no reservations. There was only one couple at the tables and 4 people at the bar. We were greeted by the bartender and then seated after a couple minutes of waiting. We ordered from the pre-fix menu...and then the SLOW down began. It took about 20 minutes for two bowls of creamed cauliflower soup to arrive. Although it was good we were disappointed that they didn't have the cauliflower and fennel soup as listed on the menu. And yes we were advised of the change when the waiter took our order. Ok, done with the soup and another 25+ minute wait for the fish dish to arrive and then 3 more minutes after that for the roasted chicken dish to arrive. Once those dishes were cleared it took about 5 minutes to get our creme brûlée. All the food was very good but the slow service was an issue. We still had to walk back to catch a concert. Over 90 minutes just felt too long as we were not having a 9 course meal. We also over heard the group next to us complain about waiting for their food. In summary, the food was very good but don't have plans after your dinner, you're going to be in Isa for awhile!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Sat at the bar and had their prix Fixe dinner with a friend. There were lots of choices on the menu, and they were served promptly. Food quality was good, and they made an effort to make sure we were happy. All in all an...excellent meal at a reasonable price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Our server explained the "small plates" concept of ordering & sharing so we ordered a variety of dishes and it worked nicely. It's a warm and welcoming place, quiet enough for talking, but with a buzz. Server was attentive, food was nicely spaced. Seared scallops...and the crab/avocado salad were especially delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Went with friends and loved the food and service. Their potato wrapped fish is the best. Vegetable pairing with Rack of Lamb is great. Prices are reasonable. Ask to sit in their patio, you would love it.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

This restaurant is over-the-top fabulous in every way. We loved everything about it: service, food, ambiance. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

We arrived at the restaurant prior to our reservation time and were seated promptly by the host. Then we met our server. The food was somewhat acceptable but our dining experience was overshadowed by dreadful service. Bad attitude, bad manners, brusque, and likely lack of...experience. He raised the wine bottle to his nose and sniffed the wine prior to pouring it. Yes, he did. That was a first for me - and only one of his annoying interactions. When we ordered, we asked to finish the appetizers before our entrees were delivered. The tables are very small and our table would soon be full of first course plates. We were not half way through the first course food when the grinning kitchen staff brought out entrees and asked "where do you want us to put these?" What an insane and inappropriate question. They took the entrees back to the kitchen where they sat somewhere for 25 minutes. We finished the first course food yet we had to wait 15 minutes for the already prepared entrees to be re-delivered. The food was lukewarm at best. So, that is what a $200 experience at Isa is like.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

We had the "Prix Fixe", 3-course dinner. This was just excellent. The food composition of each course, the taste: exceptional. And the service was very attentive.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

We spotted Isa while strolling through the Marina district checking out the possibilities and were very happy with our choice. We shared a lovely arugula and fig salad. My sea bass was phenomenal and my husband loved his paella. The little chocolate souffle was the...perfect end to a delicious meal. We will definitely eat there again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

I can’t believe I’ve never heard of ISA! I thought I knew all the best places to eat duck breast in the city, but I had somehow missed this gem! The wait staff you’re wonderful and the food was beyond expectation, Every dish was perfectly...prepared and flavors were magnificent! I highly recommend the calamari which is grilled to perfection and actually Accidentally pairing it with the heirloom tomato salad (a separate dish) was a perfect selection. My husband sea bass Was prepared to perfection. My duck breast was so flavorful and I’m wanting to book ISA for my next trip to the city. The only complaint I have about this restaurant is The timing of the dishes. It seams like they must have limited burners/ oven space in the kitchen as the spanBetween the dishes can be lengthy. Therefore if you’re planning on having one person eat a dish at the same time as another person eats a dish, you may be disappointed. The waiter explained Ahead of time that the dishes were meant to be shared however we didn’t want to share a main courses. TIP: If you desire to have two dishes served at the same time make absolutely sure to tell the waitstaff. The food was so good! You must give this place a try!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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