The Owner should be fired!!!
This would be a nice place if it wasn´t for the rude owner. Some previous review said he sings at the costumers sometimes... No. He raises the volume of the CD player until it`s heard in Los Angeles and then he ""sings"" along... When he`s not singing, he`s yelling at the employees. That made me and other costumers feel very uncomfortable.
The food is very good (he doesn`t cook, although he pretends to), but overpriced. The cooks are actually the nicest part of the place. The service is lousy and rude, just like the owner.
Be aware of the ""tip"" issue. If you are a foreinger, they will add percentage of "" gratuity"" to your bill. My friends from Scotland went there for dinner and that percentage was 17%!! My friend didn`t realize it until later and left 15% tip over the whole bill. Nice tourist trap!! When he went back to complain, the waiter told him that is the ""policy of the restaurant"", and never gave my friend back his money.
The wine list is poor and again, overpriced. The bus boy is far better than any of tha waiters.
If the place was managed by the cooks, it woulsd sure be the best one in North Beach, instead of just another tourist trap!