Fodor's Expert Review Benu

$$$$ SoMa Modern American Fodor's Choice

Chef Corey Lee's three-Michelin-star fine dining mecca is a must-stop for those who hop from city to city collecting memorable meals. At this tasting menu–only restaurant, each course is impossibly meticulous, a marvel of textures and flavors. Lee, formerly of French Laundry, handles Asian components and ingredients—such as xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) and sea cucumber—with a Western gastronomic touch. You may find spectacular dishes like an haute take on barbecued quail with black truffle steamed buns or a caviar-adorned seaweed egg custard. An extremely professional staff is behind the quick pacing and on-point wine pairings. Bare-wood tables and a hip, minimalistic interior guarantee concentration on the plate. The tasting menu is mandatory and memorable.

Modern American American Service Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

22 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco, California  94105, USA

415-685–4860

www.benusf.com

Known For:
  • High-end dining
  • Tasting menu
  • Good service
  • Phenomenal wine pairings and list of bottles
  • Stellar service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch

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