Nova Bar & Restaurant
555 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Fax: (415) 543-3573
Cuisines: American, Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Bar & Grills
Price Range : Average
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Nova may not look it from the outside, as it presents iself as a slighlty divey, homey, comfortable after-work (and anytime before or in between) bar, but the food is really good- my favorite is the huge steak salad. Lean, freshly grilled pieces of steak on top of baby greens, with some fresh salsa...yumm! You can share this among two people, it's really a good amount of foof for $12. Also, don't miss out on the macaroni and cheeses (off the hook) and grilled asapargus, topped with parmesan cheeses and roasted tomatoes.
Nova understands its position in the SF food chain.....equal parts local bar and restaurant, the friendly staff serve up drinks & food with a welcoming smile. As a City dweller eating out 6 nights a week, I have Nova in my rotation when comfort food is in order. Their mac 'n cheese is the best in the League.....interesting choice of rotelli pasta with multiple cheeses and choice of ham and/or broccoli to boot. Outstanding! Equally good is the spinach salad and of course, their popular burger and fries combo. Tap beer choices are solid if not comprehensive and numerous wines by the glass are generously poured for extremely fair prices.
11/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I just returned from lunch at one of my favorite SOMA lunch spots. As usual, the food & service were strong and the atmosphere full of happiness. We split the Mac & Cheese and as usual it was outstanding. In addtion, we ordered salads- the Wedge & the Chopped Cobb. The Wedge was tasty and generous. The Chopped Cobb was huge and looked great. We made a reservation so were seated promptly as Nova can get busy at lunch time on a Friday. I suggest making one.
07/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
In from Phila. Found Nova thru City Search. Food delicious - order everything and share. Must order Lobster & mushroom Quesadilla, Crab Cakes, Chicken PotPie. All salads great. Don't miss Sunday Brunch. Fritatta's excellent. My personal favorite Apple Cinnamon French Toast -to die for. Bartenders & waiters/waitresses friendly and colorful. Forgot the calamari - excellent. Quaint restaurant - a real treat.
03/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been here a few times & each time the female bartender is great, ambience is cozy & good for conversation, but the waitress is rude and hostile. I was there last night with co-workers during happy hour and not only were we not given happy hour pricing, but when we asked about it after seeing the bill our waitress was incredibly snotty (not the first time she's been) & only removed $5 from the bill. I only recommend this place if they get rid of the waitress.
10/05/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Had been here several times at night and had a great time. The clincher for me was their help with incredible hangover on Sunday afternoon. The Bloody Mary's there will bring anyone back to life. Was about to pass on some giants tix but two Bloody's got me right back into the swing of things. The staff is extremely friendly, especially when it's a little less crowded and they have time to chat. Fun place with the sun up or down
09/05/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The bartenders on a Sat. night were really cool; they went the extra mile. For example, when I asked them about a local bar with a pool table, they surveyed various patrons and wrote out the address on a napkin for me. They even listed a few other options if that spot didn't work out. The scene was an older 20s, lower 30s crowd, and this spot had wine-and-cheese undertones.
The drinks were good, but I thought they were trying to make the buffalo wings into something they're not with the strange herbs: classy. They just tasted a little weird.
02/06/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I had my b-day celebration there this past weekend & it was great! It was a group of 19 & the restaurant did a fabulous job w/ the drinks & the food! All my friends really enjoyed what they ordered & the service was great. I chose this place b/c of the reviews it got on CitySearch, but the great help & service over the phone won me over! They were very accomodating & it was totally no hassle. I HIGHLY recoommend Nova.