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San Francisco Restaurants

Millennium

Updated 05/02/2013

Fodor's Review

Inside the Hotel California, this big, wood-lined dining room is a well-known destination for visiting vegans and vegetarians. The seasonal menu of "animal-free" dishes made with organic and seasonal ingredients often includes Asian flair. Sample dishes include flat bread with roasted chanterelle mushrooms, sunchoke, and caramelized radicchio; rice flour and coriander seed–crusted oyster mushrooms; pumpkin tamales; and cannellini runner bean and smoked leek gratin. All

dishes are dressed up with bold flavors and numerous ingredients (sometimes a few too many). Come dessert, the chocolate almond midnight (mocha chocolate filling in an almond-cashew crust) remains steadfast on the menu for a reason. A long list of organic wines is available, and a five-course tasting menu ($72) is offered for when your wallet is full; if not, try the "Frugal Foodie" three-course menu Sunday through Wednesday for $42. Even raw diners can request a three-course tasting menu with two days' notice ($58).

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Restaurant Information

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Hotel California, 580 Geary St., San Francisco, California, 94102, USA

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Phone:

415-345–3900

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch

Updated 05/02/2013

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Sep 7, 2007

A carnivore goes vegan and loves it !

While attending a meeting in San Francisco, a vegetarian friend of mine suggested Millennium for dinner. The entire experience was outstanding. There was a great variety of dishes on the menu, and a very helpful staff who explained what the foods were. When my Indian colleague wanted extra hot sauce, the chef prepared a small cup for his use. I can easily say that I had a great meal, and didn't miss my usual piece of fish or meat.

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Dec 30, 2001

You don't have to be a vegen to love this food!

We had a lovely meal here and found the servers to be helpful and knowledgeable about the food. We are not vegetarians so it was a very different experience for us. We thought that the best items we sampled were the plantain/wheat tortilla appetizer - scrumptious, creamy and a bit spicy. Also the spread that they bring with the bread is wonderful - a creamy concoction with a rich taste, amazingly it is made with tofu and maybe and beans, I think.

Lovely, I'd buy it to take home! The best entree we sampled was the Asian napolean. Don't miss this, it is beautiful to behold, an architectural feat. Our other entrees were a mushroom jumblaya, curry flavored, served in a circled of squash (acorn, maybe? with rice. We also tried the seitan and tempeh - my husband really enjoyed it, I did not care for it - the olive oil mashed potatoes served with it were quite tasty, though. We did not have time to sample the desserts, unfortunately, but we would love to go back and try the chocolate almond pie. It is amazing that there are so many rich and wonderful flavors without the use of dairy, meat and little oil!

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Oct 19, 2001

Vegetarians Can Be Fun!

My wife and I visited Millenium about 1 year ago after seeing a story on the Food Channel. Our experience was so good we decided to make the 50 mile trip again and bring friends. Even the meat-eaters had a great time. There's something for everyone. Food was delicious, presentation fabulous, service helpful, prices reasonable for the quality and most people in the charming rooms seemed to be having a grand time. Every city should have a handsome,

yet cozy restaurant serving top-shelf vegetarian cuisine.

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Jul 2, 2000

Tasty (especially for vegetarian)

The food here is tasty (especially for vegetarian). I had a casserole-like dish I really liked. One thing, though: the Abigail isn't "venerable," it's just an older hotel.

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