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Saison

Saison

2014
Address :
178 Townsend St. USA - San Francisco, CA 9410794107San Francisco
Phone :
(415) 828-7990
Website :

Cuisine Californian

More than $75

Dining at Saison is like going to an idyllically California-casual dinner party at someone's impossibly cool brick warehouse. The gorgeous interior is vast, yet divided almost equally between the kitchen, lounge, and dining areas, which lends an airy feel. The décor bears an authentic, unique aspect with wood beams, Nordic-style chairs, and chef's table. No menus are provided and the price is not set until the time of your seating. Convivial servers guide diners through meals, providing instructions like "this is to be eaten in one bite" or "please use your fingers." This is when the forks briefly disappear. It's also when the staff may turn from engaging to didactic. Under Chef Joshua Skenes, the kitchen presents each course like a gift that not only demonstrates outrageous skill but unmitigated ambition—often with extraordinary results. Meals begin with an utterly refreshing rhubarb soda with edible flowers; or Parmesan custard with favas, gold leaf, and hearth-grilled pea sauce with subtle smokiness. This may lead to perfectly cooked rock cod in coconut curry with plantain chips and Thai spices, or morels stuffed with pigeon farci. Desserts, like sesame soufflé, are memorable.

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  • A particularly  interesting wine list A particularly interesting wine list

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Opening hours :

Dinner Tue - Sat. Contacter l'établissement pour confirmer ces informations.

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Saison

Score average

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2/5

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      jarq

      2/5

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      • Language: gbr
      • Position : As a couple

      Pros

      Very expensive for quality and quantity, a pretty place full of pedantic people attending. See reservations policies and you don`t will go. I misspend my money, there are another restautants in SF, not so expensive and better.

      Cons

      pretty place

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      FAPP

      3/5

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      • Language: gbr
      • Position : With friends

      Pros

      The way the restaurant is setup is unusual (e.g., kitchen as a focus point, wood fire, etc.) and that makes it interesting. Food looks good.

      Cons

      Emphasis seems to be more on the look of the food than the taste unfortunately and food tends to be over salted. I'm writing this review less than a week after and I need to look at the photos I've taken to remember what I had... not a good sign.

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