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Address :
178 Townsend St. USA - 94107 San Francisco94107San Francisco
Phone :
(415) 828-7990
Website :

Cuisine Californian

over $75

No expense has ever been spared in this massive wow-inducing space. There are enough shining copper pots to supply a village of restaurants in France; wood tables, smart chairs, and faux-fur rugs mean that someone has recently been to Scandinavia. There is also a refreshing breakdown of traditional barriers between the kitchen and dining areas-underscored by the chefs' visits to each table, personally presenting and describing dishes. Dining here is gorgeous; some find the service personalities to be pompous, while others regard them as warm and convivial. However, the blaring 80's soundtrack (if indeed that is your era) keeps the mood lively. One thing that is undeniable is the level of extraordinary skill and detail that Chef Joshua Skenes uses to craft each item on his spontaneous menu. Expect cultured butters and cream, light and infused broths, as well as the smoke of a wood-fired oven to feature prominently. Meals may highlight luscious white sturgeon caviar with crisp potatoes tourné and a dab of cultured cream. Then, sample sweet, tender lobster barely warmed over coals with a savory seaweed dressing and rich lobster-brain sauce. Dry-aged duck is grilled "near the fire," served with giblet-confit ragù, wood-roasted date, a dark jus, and is absolutely delicious.

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

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