Delicious and innovative dishes. On the pricier side but if you want to venture out and try things, get the chefs prefix menu!
Friendly staff and beautiful space. Try out their chef's menu if it's your first time and never skip their dessert
Innovative fusion seafood! No hard liquor license when we joined for dinner. Skip the martini mixed drinks.
Share the dishes family style and be sure to get the pickled fries
Tastes very very cod!
My husband, two adult daughters and I had dinner at Al's Place on Sat night June 18. My daughter who lives in San Francisco had been dying to try it because of the fabulous acclaim it had revived and so the only time we could get a reservation was 9:45 pm. The small restaurant was packed when we arrived and remained so until we left after 11. While the food was some of the most interesting and creative we had ever experienced, we were disappointed by the somewhat abrupt service-- but perhaps it had already been a long night for our server so we will cut her a bit of slack. However, even if that is the case, when asked for recommendations of the small plates we should have gotten more than" everything is good, order more." You will either need to google the menu terms and preparation styles or get a more helpful server, as the dishes are like nothing you have ever tried before. Everything is amazingly fresh and beutifully prepared. My husband, who is our wines expert, was surprised by how limited the wine menu was as we are in CA after all. I would like to try this restaurant again on our next trip to visit our daughter but we will book earlier!
Another excellent family-style restaurant, with a menu featuring seasonally inspired dishes. Fun atmosphere, and impeccable service.
Creative and surprisingly satisfying vegetable-focused dishes with seasonal ingredients. Tasting menu was delicious!
The best meal and service in the Mission. We opted for the family style (which is chef's choice tasting menu) and were delighted by the selection and quantity of the meal. I had a food allergy which the kitchen graciously accommodated. They even arranged for my date to have the regular dessert and, I, a deliciously created alternate dessert (because of my allergy). By the way, we loved how the kitchen team yells out whenever a family style order was received. My personal opinion is to order family for the adventure. The service was impeccably coordinated and first class service, yet with a sense of casual confidence. Everyone on the staff was kind, gracious and well-versed in the meal. I would go back again.
The fries are quite unique. Dessert is also surprising. Lots of greens from their garden out back.