5800 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
I first went here about a year ago after great references from friends. My friend and I shared one of the side booths, a fantastic location because it allows you to take in the whole restaurant's ambiance. The atmosphere is romantic and cosy. We shared some cocktails (delicious!) and the mushrooms in phyllo. The appetizer portion then was a little stingy. We shared the lamb shank and a dessert. Our bill wasn't too bad since we split a lot of the meals but I could see how the price could sky rocket easily. I just recently went there with my boyfriend and our meal was again, delicious! We had the lamb sausage and giant baked lima beans for appetizers. And for dinner we had the beef stew and lamb with charred eggplant. Both were incredibly delicious. The meat was so tender! We skipped on the dessert. The wait staff was very polite and courteous and although the prices are a little high, this is a great place to try at least once!
7000 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Just ate here recently on a Friday night. We got there around 7:30p and didn't get seated until past 8:45p. So in other words, this place a popular. My roommates brought a cross word so we did some collective puzzle gaming. The host was nice and brought complimentary wine outside for all those waiting. For that the service was great. The service throughout the meal was very professional and courteous. They screwed up my salad order but they were busy so I wouldn't put them down for that. The hostess brought us a complimentary dessert too. Overall the food was good. I'm not a HUGE seafood person so I'll try not to let that ruin my review. The menu is a bit limited as well but that might be a result of what's available at this time of the year. The atmosphere is cosy and inviting. Price is modest.
The Stinking Rose
325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Recently went here for my birthday (after hearing about it from a friend). I thought the food was good as did the other guests. They took a long time to seat us despite having a reservation. The bread and oil was amazing but realize that you are ingesting whole cloves are garlic at a time. That being said, you will notice that you will reek of garlic for up to 2 days depending on how much you eat. So, be sure to take a hot shower to steam all the stinky out. :) Also, going clubbing afterwards is probably not the best idea but it sure does keep the unwanted attention at bay. \r
I'd recommend trying this place at least once!
31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
This is a response to vasorge: maybe YOU should be asking yourself where do you eat brunch from because you obviously have not had superior food. And I didn't say the food was BAD at Five Points, I said that it was disappointing after reading most of the reviews (I'm not the only one who thinks they're overrated, mind you). You need to learn how to read reviews properly too before you start attacking people's opinions. \r
My boyfriend and I went here upon recommendation from his co-worker who said this was the best brunch place in the city. But overall, the experience was average. The decor is nice inside and the service is very professional. Our main compliant is that the food is overpriced for what it is. We won't be going back here. There are other places in the city that offer better food at a better price with similar ambience.
166 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
My friend recommended this place while we were out in the city. From the outside, it doesn't look like much but the decor on the inside is very well done. A little bit on the bright side for my taste but overall it looks trendy. The walls remind me of hotel wall paper and the booths have headboards. Very comfortable seating.\r
The food was extrememly tasty and the portions are very generous. And the price is reasonable if not 'cheap' by new york standards. Another great perk is their happy hour - everyday from 5-7p the cocktails are $5-6! The service was very professional. I would definitely recommend trying this spot at least once!