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Al’s Place

1499 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3716
+1 415-565-9661
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1499 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3716
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We booked well in advance which I'm glad we did as at 8pm people were being turned away until 10pm for a table. We went for the sharing 'family style' menu which was a set price at $65 each and included most of the veg...More

Thank JENKEM83
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the name. Al's place is upscale and excellent. I had one of the very best meals I have eaten in San Francisco on my last visit. I shared a number of different plates with my son, and the meat dishes were...More

Thank A2Russ
Reviewed May 28, 2017

We loved the food at Al's! They were very helpful with my husband's food allergy. The only complaint was that the service was very rushed. I get that we were there on a Friday night but it was clear they wanted to turn the tables...More

Thank Hillary D
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Al's Place is a place with a story. And this story is best told in person. When you stand next to the open kitchen and see the compact unit of young chefs work in unison next to the equally young and focused owner Aaron, you...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

I am a vegetarian. Most of the time at fine restaurants, there is one begrudging vegetarian option for me. Or I have to ask the server if an entree can be cooked without meat. At Al's Place, vegetables are the main event, to which meat...More

Thank jalepeno4
Reviewed March 30, 2017

al's place offers very original and very wonderful food...the service is top notch as well. the family dinner includes all kinds of great tastes and chef's special offerings and most of it is very vegetarian friendly and awesome. the salad of mixed greens with avocado...More

Thank janetperlman
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Not like any menu you've seen before. What great choices. Especially enjoyed Chickpeas Catalan; roasted beets, and superb grits. Wait staff is exceptional in their knowledge and bon homme. The ability of this place to get the line-up outside at 5:30 PM opening into their seats and...More

Thank Llibsenoj
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Everything in this place is amazing. The combinations are unexpected but worth the experience. I recommend the Fish Mullet; you can't have enough of the sauce it comes with. Pickled fries were another delicious twist

Thank Ramon R
Reviewed February 19, 2017

I recomend to chose the "Family Style" which is a degustation menu. It gave us a comprehensive perspective on Al's cuisine. From appetizers to dessert it was a florilege of savours, mainly based on vegies, but not only. One remark : we can regret a...More

Thank Edouard T
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Really terrific food at this modern American restaurant, with various influences. Their specialties are seafood and vegetable dishes. Loved the mushroom broth chawamushi, brassicas, sunchoke curry, and fish mullet. Hanger steak and pork belly were also very good. Portions are larger than one might suspect...More

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1499 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-3716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-565-9661
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