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San Francisco Restaurants

Canteen

  • 817 Sutter St. Map It
  • Tenderloin
  • American

Updated 01/30/2015

Fodor's Review

Blink, and you'll miss this place. Chef-owner Dennis Leary has transformed a narrow coffee shop into a popular spot where locals and visiting gourmands rub elbows. The intimate dining room has just 20 seats (seven at a counter and a quartet of booths). But that's all Leary, with a modest open kitchen and a single assistant, can handle. The inspired dinner menu, which changes often, offers only four first courses, four mains, and three or four desserts. A typical meal might start with chestnut soup and rabbit confit, followed by a gratin of chanterelles and tomatoes, or pork tenderloin with braised cranberry beans and fig-olive jus, and then a stellar vanilla soufflé. Because this is a one-man band, a three-course prix-fixe menu is in force, and there are two set times to dine: 6 pm and 8 pm nightly.

Restaurant Information

Address:

817 Sutter St., San Francisco, California, 94109, United States

Map It

Phone:

415-928–8870

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 01/30/2015

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