While in San Francisco, I begged my husband to take me to The Slanted Door. We opted for lunch time. It was buzzing with activity when we arrived, but we were quickly seated. It’s extremely noisy inside. The waitress came by and went over some items on the menu and explained items were served family style. We chose 1 appetizer and 2 entrees. I had some elderflower spritzers, which were lovely! I asked to make a few adjustments to one of the appetizers as I don’t eat seafood. The springrolls were supposed to be vegetarian, but we were given pork. I ate it anyway, I don’t mind pork, but I don’t love it cold. It was ok, not the best I’ve had. For the entrees, we had niman ranch flank steak with fresh ginger over rice noodles with roasted peanuts and grilled five-spice chicken with tamarind dipping sauce. The flank steak tasted as wonderful as it looked. I only wish there were more of it! The flavors were spot on – ginger and roasted peanuts. But there were 6 tiny pieces of meat to be split between us. Oh well. I make 5 spice chicken often at home. I have to say, mine is better. I found this to be lacking in any flavor and I would have liked it cooked a little more. And for a $60 lunch, I was expecting more! I’m glad we didn’t go for dinner!