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“A recommendation to us”
Review of Lulu - CLOSED

Lulu
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: 4th & 5th Sts.
Transit: Powell St. BART; MUNI, SamTrans at 4th & King
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Food pretty good, service ok, expected more for our money and expected more due to reviews on here and a strangers recommendation. Wish we'd tried else where.

Thank r10ley
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Have been stopping by this place once every year when I visit San Francisco. The food is excellent and varied - something for everyone, all meals are top notch. The family-style eating is great, especially with food this good, where you want to taste everything they have to offer.

The staff is helpful, informative and polite. Food is served fairly quickly, and the prices are fair.

Atmosphere of the place is great. Wood-fired stone oven creates a warm and cozy center piece, and the tables are laid out in a way that fits both small and large groups.

Would recommend this place to anyone looking for good food in San Francisco.

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Thank Espen H
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Nice atmosphere, excellent service and marvelous chicken; also the fabulous lentil soup. Prices are extremely reasonable, portions large and the INCREDIBLY good bread did not incur an extra charge. A lovely spot near the Modern Art Museum.

Thank caplow
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stopped in for a late lunch before watching the Blue Angels practice for Fleet Week. We walked in off a busy street into a tranquil space. Standing at the entry, we had a view across the room of the flames in the wood-fired stove. Since it was past the lunch hour, there were few other customers. The wait staff was friendly and helpful in selecting our menu choices. My salmon with some kind of sauce was excellent. The couscous and faro under the salmon was alright, but not exceptional. For dessert, I couldn't decide between the chocolate cake and apple crisp, and the waiter said the apple crisp is great. He was right: sweet, cinnamony apple pieces on a phyllo crust with almond slices on top, then a little scoop of maple-walnut (if I remember correctly) ice cream.

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Thank LeoTheGreyCat
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This contemporary Povencal inspired favorite continues to stay on its game. The format encourages family style dining. The relaxed yet up-tempo atmosphere enhances group dynamics and food is presented honestly without extraneous embellishments. Here, fresh is first and foremost as was evidenced by the mixed shellfish platter. The oysters were spectacular (and I am not a big oyster fan). One of the great favorites here are the roasted mussels. On this trip I fell in love with the truffle oil parmesan fries...OMG these are amazing. The subtle truffle essence made them impossible to stop eating. The entrees were all stand outs including the plank roasted flounder, spit roast duck and bistro steak. Other dishes that were standouts were the portobello mushrooms with polenta and marscapone cheese. Desserts were equally on target with good variety but the winner was the chocolate breadpudding. Amazingly seductive textures and flavors. Note to the chef - please bring back the roasted artichoke with fried lemon. That was a wonderful starter and a real signature dish that deserves to stay on the menu.

While the restaurant has been lauded by Wine Spectator (among others for its wine list) I was frankly put off by a wine list whose prices for the most part exceeded $100 (and hovered more in the $175-$250 range and above).These days the expense account crowd can't spend like drunken sailors any more and the rest of us are watching our pennies as they devalue. Can't this excellent restaurant edit a wider range of excellent affordable wines by the bottle? Yes they are available by the glass but there really is a bit of a disconnect between the food prices and wine prices. That small issue aside LuLu does not disappoint and you are guaranteed a memorable dining experience.

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Thank LDGM
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