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Local's Corner Review

Hang on, because chef Jake Des Voignes is about take you on a seafood joyride. With no industrial ovens or high-powered burners, this 30-seat place is really about the delicate, natural flavors of California's seasonal bounty, from the fish to the fennel, Japanese yams, and sunchokes. In typical San Francisco style, the menu reads like a jumble of ingredients, making it difficult to imagine how they might taste together, but each dish works beautifully, like creamy uni with crunchy English peas and preserved Meyer lemon, or a cured halibut with diced, sweet pluots. To get acquainted with Des Voignes' skill, reserve at the chef's counter for the seven-course tasting ($65). The three-course brunches are as well-crafted as dinner, featuring waffles with chicory syrup or chicken sausage and polenta. Although the food is solid, service is too casual.

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Updated: 05-02-2013

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