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Michael Mina

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
Financial District
American, Contemporary
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252 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4322 (Front and Battery)
+1 415-397-9222
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Essex, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a drink after eating at Perbacco down the street, and ended up wishing we had eaten here. The service was great and the décor is very nice. Meghan was our server at the bar and she is absolutely amazing at her job. Will definitely be back for more.

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Thank JohnSF8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dinner was awesome. We had a series of courses which were amazing. The beef was super tender it melted in the mouth. Every details was perfect. Also the selection of wine to accompanying the dishes was fantastic.

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Thank Stefano A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with my friends. Food were great and service very professional. We were allowed to bring our own red wine and they just charged a small open fee.

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Boston
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten much better food elsewhere so I can't honestly give this a five star. One course I simply couldn't eat. Left me feeling like I wouldn't want to come back. Pretentious.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

San Francisco is an expensive city to visit, especially with the weak £, so we did hesitate to book this fine dining restaurant but once greeted by our excellent waitress Maggie who explained the menu in depth and with enthusiasm, we jumped in for the tasting menu. This was a flavour sensation but at $177 per head we can't give... More 

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Rottach-Egern, Germany
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From greeting to adieu Michael Mina's namesake does not disappoint. Staff eager and helpful. Excellent bar & wine list From classics to new creations the kitchen shines and sparkles with presentations and gustatory excitement In SF financial district near Le Meridien & ferry terminals Understated elegance

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Aspen, Colorado
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This restaurant is one of my all time favorites!! Everything you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. The decor is stunning and the fresh flowers are out of this world! Every bite of food was delicious and every sip of their speciality cocktails were sublime! Service was attentive and knowledgable. This will definitely be a go to restaurant when... More 

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San Lorenzo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated a graduation 🎓 with 3 couples at Michael Mina San Francisco. This place is awesome!! We had a round table and it was perfect! The wait staff is friendly and engaging. (We tend to be a bit boisterous!) The cocktails were so delicious and beautifully prepared. I had way too many! We opted for a pre fixe menu... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The service at Michael Mina was outstanding at every level. The bar is lovely and relaxing and grown up. I would go back for cocktails in a second. But the restaurant is way overpriced, even for above average food (small portions -- which is nice, actually, served on way oversized plates, which is a pretension I can do without). I... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This place is really expensive and frankly overrated. The smallest digestation is 3 courses. Everything is done 3 ways, with numerous sauces, foams and garnishes. It's too much. We heard this place was great but the chef is drowning the food in fuss. The bill was over $600 with their cheapest red. We are from Australia so to pay over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4322
    (Front and Battery)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-9222
Description
Chef Michael Mina has returned to where it all began! Mina’s eponymous restaurant has reopened at 252 California Street and was named Restaurant of the Year 2011 by Esquire Magazine. With a brand new menu and a fresh concept, restaurant MICHAEL MINA provides casual, warm service with the educated flair of the West Coast. The restaurant’s cuisine features Michael Mina’s sensibilities with Japanese ingredients and French influence. The dinner menu is a la carte with the option to have the chef cook for your table. The wine list at restaurant MICHAEL MINA features an eclectic collection of small, boutique, American wineries as well as celebrated French and European vineyards.

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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