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“Too bad it's only a pop-up” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waiheke Island Yacht Club - CLOSED

Waiheke Island Yacht Club
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sansome St
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
159 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Too bad it's only a pop-up”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was not impressed with the food selection (I'm a bit picky), but I had the filet and it was extremely good. The service was slow, but the 9 of us all loved our meals. The restaurant was also quite cold - most of us were shivering.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank kadels_s
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20 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
Level Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“" Go before it's Kiwi Late "!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

I went here last Monday night with a date, and I'd say I recommend this place for a 3rd date, you will impress them with the selections. Now, with that said, the wine was fantastic, I am not a fan of white wine, but after having a few sips, I regret not getting it, as It went well with the Market Fish.
I'd say to start off the night, order the 2010 Alluviale, Merlot/Cabernet Franc, you won't be ever so thankful! The wine strikes your taste buds slowly, like bait to a trout, and pulls you in with it's amazing, yet suttle flavor. The servers and staff were on their top game, if you can cough up your wallet a little, and let it lay down to dry, go here, as this magical slice of New Zealand will be gone at the end of this month!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JonathanFord
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Brookline, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“I like the Waiheke pop-up!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

If you're looking for a different dining experience, try Waiheke. As a pop-up restaurant, it's a little hip and not stuffy at all. The Mussel risotto may be the best thing that I have ever eaten anywhere. We had a very nice waiter who was able to suggest better wine pairings with our meals and lent to a great dining experience. I understand this pop-up could stay beyond 12/31, which would be nice.
If you're looking for a true "San Francisco" restaurant, this isn't it since it's a New Zealand concept and will likely only be around for a short time.
The hostess was able to seat us by a stronger heat lamp, which was perfect, but it might be nice if they offered blankets to cover your legs on a very cold night.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank capeweekend
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Milford, Delaware
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Food ok, staff not”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Sunday brunch with daughter and family. Not overly busy but took a long time to get someone to take our orders. Asked for bread for hungry child, took 3 requests and then came after meals served. Brunch food was nothing great except that it was NZ specialties. Expensive, but it is San Francisco. Understand that restaurant it temporary for Americas Cup and will close before year end.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank NoYips
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1 review
“So Many Better Options”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Waiheke Island Yacht Club is an expensive disappointment. The food may be prepared with local or "artisanal" ingredient but they are assembled with obvious indifference in the kitchen. This indifference carries across to the wait and bar staff: at the bar, there is a great deal of interaction between the staff while guests are ignored, at tables, servers are not knowledgable on the food menu and know little about the wine list. There are so many other great options in the city and along the waterfront: on the Embarcadero, you'll find The Plant (local and organic), Coqueta (with great Spanish food, and high-end prices), or explore the Ferry Building with its myriad choices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank StaceyInSF
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