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“adventurous dining: splendid, but not everything”
Review of Outerlands

Outerlands
Ranked #284 of 5,857 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Sunset
Cross street: 45th Ave.
Transit: Muni: N-Judah, 46th Ave. stop; Bus: #18, 46th Ave. stop.
Description: Locally sourced, organic fare served in a handcrafted setting.
Reviewed March 26, 2013

a wondrous salad of clam, asparagus and sea urchin with Meyer Lemon, while the local lamb chops of my companion could not have been more tender or flavorful. The waitress was having a bad night, and took every request or question as a criticism. When the california pinot noir we ordered wasn't available, she said nothing else from California could be had by the glass. The dessert was a wildly oversalted Meyer lemon and maple custard, where the lemon was masked by salt. It was kindly taken off the bill, but the staff didn't say thank you or goodbye. Why does a restaurant in San Fransisco have such a dearth of California wine and an abundance of French vintages? Worth a return trip, hopefully with another member of staff.

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Thank etoileparis
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Trendy place in the Sunset District. As other reviews said, we went expecting a wait and yes, we had to wait 40 minutes for lunch on a Wednesday! Ordered one of the recommended lunch items - grilled cheese sandwich with their squash soup. It was all very tasty but to be honest, bland. Had to request salt to give the soup some flavor. Nice people and fun but not worth the time or effort to go.

Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I usually mock the folks who spend their time outside restaurants in SF waiting for a table. Yes, maybe your conversation is uber-fantastic and you have all the time in the world to hang out. Seriously, within 49 square miles you can't find good eats without killing tons of time? Well, I was one of those folks last weekend because the other half wanted to try something new and I read good reviews of Outerlands. We waited about 75 minutes in the frickin' cold but it was worth it. Pancakes were yet another wait, 'natch, but it was delicious and we held the hunger at bay with their homemade toast and accompanying spreads. One low point was the coffee - while the beans are ground just before serving (don't sit too close!) the brew was sour. Bundle up, bring your own cup of joe, have plenty to talk about, and you'll be well-rewarded.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

If you're out by the beach, this is a fun place for breakfast or lunch. But the wait can be very long especially on Sunday. Much of the seating is outside, but they have good heat lamps. The bread is too good to be true, and the egg dishes are tasty. Make sure you sign in right when you get there. We went back for lunch during the week which was much more manageable. They are very season. I asked for tomato on a grilled cheese, and they don't serve tomatoes in December because they are out of season..

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Thank AIS45
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

A little quirky but all in all a good dining experience. Outerlands does not take reservations so if you want to get a seat come early and sign in. we were lucky we got the last table in side. unfortunately it was by the door and therefore cold. The menu is limited and the portions are small but well prepared. For the night after Thanksgiving it was treat.

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Thank Steve55331
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