The creativity of chef-owner Hubert Keller has brought every conceivable culinary award to this romantic spot. His three-, four-, and five-course prix-fixe menus (each course with many choices), priced from $75 to $98, include plenty of squab, lobster, and truffles to satisfy palates geared toward haute French dishes; even vegetarians are embraced with a meat-free tasting option for $75. Choosing some items will boost your tab, such as $82 extra for an ounce of domestic
osetra caviar, and even $6 extra for chocolate soufflé. Presentations can be playful, like the Fleurburger (a beignet with chocolate ganache) for dessert. The dining room, with its dramatic tented ceiling of 900 yards of draped and swathed fabric, is as showy as the food (and it's special-occasion central). Savvy world travelers may find the menu style to be stagnant, some of the dishes a bit odd (like truffled macaroni and cheese in brioche), and a few dishes miss the mark completely; but the busy dining room shows the affable Keller has many devoted fans.
777 Sutter St., San Francisco, California, 94109, United States
Oct 9, 2008
This was supposed to be a perfect summer dinner in a perfect restaurant, except we could never taste the food or appreciate the service, as the first minutes were also the last one spent at the table.We gave the car to the valet parking, who in fact looked more like a homeless than a **** valet, and realized quickly that we left a wallet in the car, after paying the toll at the GGbridge.We asked for the car right away, but the wallet was gone w/ 2000$,CC,
ID ...the evening was spent w/ the police and the manager ..anyway, wat was a big, big disapointment : the way the manager and owner handled the problem, just a few excuses and 2 glasses of champaign while doing the police report, no financial gesture, no invitation, no answer to the phone calls or fax sent back home ;they don't use their own valet parking, they hire a company, and they have no control on the employees.What a nightmare San Francisco became !
Apr 16, 2007
We had a wonderful 3 course tasting with wine pairing. I ordered an appetizer that had mussels in it, but I am allergic. They quickly took it away and replaced it with another. We shared a cheese course and a dessert, chocolate souffle. It was plenty and delicious.