We have dined here on seven occasions. This past week, we spontaneously stopped in on a Friday night and was greeted graciously and without condescension that we did not have a reservation. In over 20 years of living in San Francisco, we have discovered that if you are willing to eat at the bar or in a side area, every type of high-end restaurant is available, with or without reservations.
Our spontaneity was rewarded. We sat in the side area and the little, clear panels kept us from intruding on or being intruded upon by other diners. Our server, Cliff (I think), was terrific and his timing was perfect. He knew exactly how to present wine and food--so refreshing to experience!
I enjoyed a lamb dish with pistachio/garlic puree with kale and little perfect potatoes nestled underneath the flawless lamb. The lamb resembled butter in texture and so so flavorful, I had to check again as to what I ordered. My husband had a fish dish which included some original vegetables and a light sauce which made the fish soar in flavor. We shared a Kistler Pinot Noir--and voila! THIS is the reason one goes out to dinner: to be taken care of and served flawless food.
Enjoy this restaurant when you are not in a hurry, enjoy La Belle Epoque, and want to remember what civilized dining requires.
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