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“A dining experience to be remembered”
Review of Atelier Crenn

Atelier Crenn
Ranked #198 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Marina District
Cross street: Filbert
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a dinner that should be had, if you enjoy experience as much as the food itself. It's not about the ambiance, it's about how one plays with their food, and truly experiences it.

The menu isn't much of a menu, you pick one of two options, and it's a poem. Each line represents a dish. A kind of vague menu, but don't worry about that. Enjoy. Dominique Crenn's team has a delicate hand with flavors, occasionally allowing scents to enhance the experience as well. The dinner we had leans strongly toward the seafood side of the world, so if you're one for meat, their standard menu may not be for you. If you want to try something new, find interesting wine pairings, and help break down stereotypes of a stuffy wait staff. Try it. The staff is formal, but if you talk to them, they'll talk to you, and it was actually a lot of fun. Note, do allocate time for this meal, as it's not a quick bite by any stretch of the imagination.

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Thank nakanoquinn
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Atelier Cren is amazing and overwhelming at the same time. The originality, ingenuity, flavours, and presentation make for an unforgetable food experience. The Sommelier is very experienced and friendly with great advice on wines. Madame Crenn is in the kitchen all evening and visits each table at least once. She has trained the staff well and they certainly exude her attention and care to service and detail. The food is literally a poem and sometimes an obscure reflection to the actual food itself. If you are travelling to San Francisco, have a lot of cash in your pocket and want a food experience to remember, then Atelier Crenn is the place.

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Thank PaulLouSydney
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Be prepared to leave all inhibitions at the door and enter a world of fantastical imagination in the culinary sense. This is not dining, this is theatre for the senses. Some dishes may not be to everyone's taste but they are all created with such imagination and artistic finess that it is difficult not to be impressed.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Atelier is amazing. The ingenuity, the flavors, the presentation. The chef comes out to speak to you personally and she is there in the kitchen the whole night. The staff is attentive and caring. The courses are unbelievable. A must if traveling to San Fancisco.

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Thank Kidzot
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I think this is one of the best places to expirience amaizing, non convencional food not only in San Francisco but anywhere. Service just as good as well as wine! Hoping for the third Michelin star!

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Thank Chef T
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