The service is among one of the most excellent in all of the restaurants I have tried in my life! Wonderful, accommodating servers. It's a beautiful, light ambiance, quite sophisticated but don't feel overwhelmed! It's actually quite down to earth since it's in the middle of many tourist attractions. The view of the ocean is beautiful and you can see Alcatraz from a distance. As for the food, I was quite surprised to find that the fish and chips exceeded the usual quality of a typical fish and chips order. The bread bowl soups are okay and the salad selection quality depends on your order! I had clam linguine pasta and it was really good. My complaint, however, is that this place has small portion sizes. I was still satisfied at the end of the meal but I'm glad I ordered appetizers and a to go pizza. Speaking of those, the vegetarian pizza was delicious and one of the best pizzas I've had. I also have to give a shoutouts to the delectable calamari appetizers! They were quite tender with the perfect crunch. Overall, this place is reasonably priced and I will definitely be coming back.
WOW! My new fiance and I (we had got engaged that day) went here to celebrate on the evening of our engagement. We each had a 5 course meal, in total 10 different dishes. The service was absolutely amazing and the food was even better. We both left feeling full, but not too full, but completely satisfied. We had: ahi tuna appetizer, roast maine lobster, herb crusted lamb, filet of beef, seared sea bass, cheese plate, pumpkin soup, pear tart tartini, bananas flambe, and chocolate souffle. We also got 2 glasses of champagne. Since we were also celebrating his birthday, they gave us a little lemon mousse cake with a candle and sent us home with a pumpkin bread wrapped up to-go. Absolutely a must do if you're in SF. Worth all the money we paid. Only complaint is that you sit fairly close to other tables, so you don't really have much privacy.
11/08/2010Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
This is another must-visit San Francisco establishment that I have been frequenting ever since it opened in the 90s. I noticed that some folks have used the phrase, "tourist trap." While I agree that tourists do frequent this spot, I must point out that this is certainly no "trap." And as someone who loves and is proud of San Francisco, I actually INVITE tourists to visit Beach Chalet, so that I can share with them one of my favorite spots in the City.Beach Chalet is also a microbrewery restaurant that offers top notch craft beers. Beach Chalet upstairs; Park Chalet downstairs - can't go wrong with either - both offer excellent libations, and also live entertainment on most nights.Oh, and if you have never been, set aside 5-10 minutes to browse the murals and museum-artifacts and the scale model of Golden Gate Park.
THE EATS:Spanish Chorizo -- A dish that came with a full, juicy, chorizo link instead of the normally smaller ground up pieces you find in a chorizo dish. Accompanied by a handful of perfectly seasoned potatoes and two even more perfectly done poached eggs. Super thin pieces of cheese were grated over the dish as a finishing touch. This dish definitely did not disappoint. If you're a fan of eggs + sausage, don't hesitate on this one! Soft-Scrambled eggs -- Super simple and classic, yet somehow they've made this a fancy $$$-worthy dish. The eggs are extremely yolk-y (very yellow, very creamy) and true to its name (very soft.) Carefully poured onto a large piece of crispy grilled toast that is topped by a couple slices of tasso ham and spinach, this dish was not only beautiful to look at, but also mouth-watering good.
We had been walking along the pier for a while and decided to get something to eat. Many of the restaurants had waiting lines or long waits. This one was way down at the end of the pier and wasn’t crowded. Usually, that’s a bad sign. We were seated immediately and had a nice water view. Our server, Claudia was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I tried the New England clam chowder and it was pretty good for a west coast recipe. My wife had the Pasta primavera, loaded with fresh veggies. I had the Spaghetti con frutti de mare. It was loaded with mussels, tender calamari, prawns and clams. They have quite an extensive menu. We were very pleased with our choice of restaurant.
What can I say about this place? Amazing Italian food, gorgeous ocean view, kind and friendly waiter. I wish I had gotten his name, but whoever you are, you rock! Customer service levels were on point.Fancy yet casual place. You can have wine tastings (I think), there were a bunch of elderly people with different wines on their table. Interesting concept; food restaurant service with wine tastings.Came here during a very, very busy time. Wait time took about 30-50 minutes, and surprisingly, that was the shortest wait time out of all the places we looked at, that's what brought me here.Was it worth it? For the food, yes.
Love this place . The view of the sunset while having dinner accompanied with delicious food is just perfect setting. Been here twice now, the service is great. The ceaser salad is the best ever, the lettuce is crisp, crouton have a great garlic & herb flavor. I tried their Fillet of Basa - it's a very light fish, with mango chutney and caramelized onions on too. Overall, their menu is great, the view is great of the ocean & Golden Gate Bridge & the ambiance is quite nice. If you are in town visiting, I definitely recommend this place.
We were here on our last night in San Francisco and Deon, our waiter, made it the very best! Amazing views of the bay and such wonderful Italian seafood, so charming and absolutely delicious food. We started out with the cracked Dungeness crab, so sweet and juicy. Then my husband had the Chicken Marsala and I had the Linguini and Clams, probably the best I've ever had. All the while the sun is setting on the bay. We couldn't have asked for anything better!! I highly recommend this place. It's on the 2nd level on Pier 39, don't miss it!