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“Surprisingly Good Food”
Review of Sens Restaurant

Sens Restaurant
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Ranked #642 of 5,910 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Drumm
Transit: If you are traveling by BART, exit at Embarcadero Station. Walk up Drumm St. pass the Hyatt Regency and turn right to enter the street level of Embarcadero Center 4. Take two escalator flights up to the Promenade Level. Sens entrance is located a few yards down the walkway on your left.
Reviewed July 28, 2012

The surprise is that the quantities are so large. People next to us ordered the lamb burgers ($15) - which came with a large side of french fries, and consumed them tout suite. The burgers were quite thick and looked very juicy. Not a scrap of food was left on their plates. My group ordered the Mediterranean Spread Plate for a starter ($16 for four spreads) and it was excellent. The spreads were very, very good (hummus, red lentil basil, tzatziki etc.) and accompanied by pita bread triangles. Individual spreads can be ordered for $5 each. We also had the Grilled Octopus starter ($14) and for entrees ordered Paella ($18) and Lobster Tagliatelle ($22). Both were excellent and the lobster was succulent and not overcooked. The only concern: the dish descriptions did not indicate the degree of spiciness. I probably would not have ordered them had this been indicated. The Grilled Octopus was very tender with a smoky taste, but far too spicy and no hint of this in the description. While the description for the tagliatelle included "chili flakes, lobster cream", there were no chili flakes to be seen and they were likely ground and added to the cream so could not be "eaten around". This spiciness overwhelmed the lobster, which is too bad, because otherwise it was a good entree. We had nice seats by the window and since our lunch started at 1pm, the noise level went down considerably as the restaurant cleared out. The outdoor patio has very small tables (for two) and was not open during lunch, which was strange because it was such a nice day. It was opened beginning with happy hour (at 3pm), which is when we left.

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1  Thank JeanOui
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Great for a high quality, quiet lunch, or a boisterous dinner experience. Plenty of variety in their adult beverage menu.

1  Thank MystiAnne
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

The bar food is better than the dinner menu. I have eaten here on 4-5 different occasions and always ended up at Eclipse Cafe at the Hyatt Regency around the corner.

Thank BZLover
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

During the day, the restaurant is barely ok. Food and service is not really up to par.

During the night, when it reopens, it seems like a nice place to be, unlit you find out how much you are paying for alcohol, and they tell you to leave the balcony just after you bought a $40 hookah round for four people, so you feel rushed and bossed around by security, and the staff is made up of truly horrible people who have no patience for you what so ever. There was also a jacket incident where a member of the staff got a customer kicked out just because her really short fuse ran out of patience for asking for his jacket back. She flipped out and told one security member to throw him out. (For trying to get his own property back?) This security guy didn't even bother listening to the customer, he just grabbed him and walked him out, just because the girl said so. The customer was not even rude in any way while he tried to plea for his jacket back.

So.... the night club is cool, but there should be a complete restaffing of the place, starting with the staff at the door and coat check.

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Thank GeoSur
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We found this place by luck. It was raining and we didn't want to go far. Walked out of the Hyatt Regency and there it was. No reservations, but they sat us immediately. The food was good, nice atmoshphere.

1  Thank msrosied
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