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“Small portions over priced”
Review of Parallel 37

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Ranked #321 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $105
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Stockton & California Sts.
Description: Located in the scenic neighborhood of Nob Hill, Parallel 37 is a vibrant and warm restaurant, bar and lounge featuring the globally-influenced and creative cuisine of Chef Michael Rotondo. Rich earth tones fill the restaurant's lively bar and modern dining room to create a relaxed yet refined ambiance. Chef Rotondo selects the finest hyper-seasonal produce and sustainable meat, poultry and seafood for his menus all expertly paired with wine, beer and handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy a la carte or tasting menus plus weekend brunch.
Stockport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Small portions over priced”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

A bit too clever for its own good. Only evening menu is a tatser menu with no differentiation between starters and mains. Portions were small as starters, miniscule as mains. What food there was was very good but it was expensive for what you got

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Grayslake, Illinois
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Great Restaurant”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Chef at Parallel 37 has gotten it right, fresh food, local food and prepared wonderfully, great service and nice wine list

Visited May 2013
Thank Joseph D
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120 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Expensive breakfast”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We ordered off the menu and did not take the buffet. The egg white frittata was surprisingly full of spinach and tomatoes and tasted very yummy. But was very very disappointed in getting good Darjeeling tea - instead the server brought me Oolong tea. When I tasted it and said this is not Darjeeling - he said we do not have that tea. According to him they only had green tea, oolong tea and English Breakfast. Very surprising for such a hotel!!!!!!

Visited May 2013
Thank momdaughter2008
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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“New Chef, beware!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

A year ago, this was a great place, wonderful food. Just went again a month ago, and it is a totally different experience. They have a new chef, the founder left, and he just doesn't know how to make good food. He thinks he is clever putting seaweed with flavorless duck breast, but in reality, is just tastes bad. Shame.

Visited March 2013
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Really cool and chic spot for drinks. The menu has been slashed, as have the prices. It has been transformed into a singles bar with good food. No table cloths, high stools and tables in half the room.

  • Visited December 2012
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