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“Great Place... iffy location”
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Woodward's Garden
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Mission District
Cross street: Duboce Avenue
Transit: Bart stops at 16th Mission Street Muni stops at Van Ness Mission Street Bus stops at Duboce
Reviewed March 28, 2010

With but one exception, our food at Woodward's garden has always been excellent. The exception? Salt... too much... on my flat iron steak... early morning dehydration headache. But all the other items... especially the scallops and the beet-onion ravioli for the starter and the chicken for the main (who orders chicken at an upscale foodie restaurant?... You can here!).

Woodwards is located under a freeway on the edge of the Mission area. While it can be somewhat intimidating for the uninitiated to venture into this area... its bark is worse than its bite.Parking is fairly easy and if you take public transport, the best route from downtown is via the #14 bus running along Mission. Don't be dismayed when the bus lets you off infront of a shelter, the restaurant is only 300 feet or so down the road. Cab fare from downtown is about $10.

We found this restaurant abaout 10 years ago. It has an exceptionally loyal following, primarily locals, and it deserves your attention on a visit. The food is certainly high quality and we will return. The attentive owner is onsite and may be your waiter.

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Reviewed March 1, 2008

Fantastic food! This was one of the best meals I have had. We had seared scallops for an appetizer and they were excellent. It had a very original caper/artichoke/cream sauce. For an appetizer i had the best pork chop of my life. It had the typical glazed apple theme but there were spices in the sauce that were familiar but so unique that it was just fantastic. The sides of brussel sprouts, smoked bacon, and parsnip potato mash were incredible. My wife had the risotto and it was also unique and wonderful. Full of interesting wild mushrooms like hen-of-the-woods and squash. For desert we had a very fresh tasting granita with tangerine and dates. Yum. Lots of very well done local artwork adorns the walls. Nice atmosphere, attentive staff, very cool old building. Only complaint would be the location in the mission district and the ventilation in the building. When crowded I thought the air got a little stuffy. If not for that, 5 stars for sure.

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