Happened to be in downtown SF on a weekday at lunchtime and decided to try the Educated Palate. We were a party of 10, and were seated within a few minutes. The person in charge kind of gave us the run down on what to expect. This was the first day of their spring menu, so we should expect a few glitches. Some of the students were new at serving and the menu was new to the "chefs". Drink orders were taken and delivered within about 15 minutes. Water, bread & butter served shortly thereafter. Lunch orders taken after that. Then came the wait - one full hour before the meals were brought to the table. It definitely was not the servers fault, as there were at least 12 milling around the restaurant. The food was good, not exceptional, but well presented and tasty. I'd probably go back again, but not the first day of a new menu!