San Francisco cuisine is the star at Michael Mina's handsome, understated brasserie with clean lines and polished-wood floors, where the emphasis is on seasonal, globally inspired favorites. Enjoy a pre-theater Tavern Cable Car cocktail at the bar with an appetizer of chilled shellfish, charcuterie or caviar selections, or reserve a table in the dining-room or in one of the partitioned front booths. Well regarded for its wood-fired grilled steaks and "jet-fresh" fish,
Nobhill also serves appealing alternatives such as juicy burgers, roast chicken, lobster pot pie (containing baby vegetables in truffle cream), or cioppino served with Dungeness crab toasts. You can bet the sourdough bread's the real deal. Put simply, there are no weak spots in Mina's repertoire.