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“Very Good food, Average setting”
Review of Parallel 37

Parallel 37
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Ranked #339 of 5,769 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $105
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I wasn't expecting this restaurant to be in a hotel and was disappointed to find it in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton. I have this thing about hotel restaurants and it seems they have to work harder to overcome the "hotel restaurant" negative vibe. They try here - the ambiance is nice and the menu is eclectic. The menu items are all sort of tapas - there are no starters or entrees - everything is kinda small - which is a bit confusing but it worked nicely once we figured out the plan. We had 2 dishes each plus a dessert and it was a nice size as we werent really very hungary. The dishes were all excellent and beautifully prepared and service was very good. All in all, a good experience, despite the hotel setting.

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Thank yecats59
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable evening with friends, we were delighted by the Chef's tasting menu and the wine pairings. All of the eight courses were outstanding. The wine pairings were perfect. The Chef's table was a private, quiet setting with a window into the kitchen. Certainly a memorable evening with perfect service, wine and friends.

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Thank LenKinSanJose
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We dined at Parallel 37 with friends for the first time. It is the new restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton. We found the menu to be extremely innovative, and the quality of the food presented to us most excellent. It was professionally cooked and professionally presented, which we appreciated. It is a varied menu, and far too much to sample in one sitting, so we will be back.
The service was very good---professional yet unobtrusive.
We did not find the prices too high, and the entire experience was certainly worthwhile.

Thank DRT1404
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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

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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

Thank Joseph D
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