BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
Friday night after a long week and needed a little night time to unwind, unwinding for me means a good meal and a couple of glasses of wine. I was told I should try this restaurant as they have a good menu and also a nice wine list.
When I showed up for my reservation I was shown to my seat at the kitchen bar, I always prefer to sit at the bar when I’m alone and specially if it’s an open kitchen concept. Before looking at the menu I ventured in the wine list. It’s pretty extensive and it took me a while to make my choice. They have a very nice choice which ranges for different budget.
For food I settled my choice on the Mac Caronara Raguna Poletana for my Primi Piatti and the Berkshire Pork Chop for the Secondi Piatti. The Mac Caronara was excellent, freshly made and just the right portion. The pork chop was a thick and generous portion and was also cooked perfectly, juicy but not too much.
The staff is very good at what they do, they don’t try to push some specials on you and just give you the proper description of what you would like to order. Since they were attentive and helpful I’ve let them convince me to have desert which was not too hard of a task. The Torta de Pistachos was surprisingly light and I really enjoyed it.
This place had a lot of groups while I was there and it seems to be a great place to get together with friends but it’s also a nice experience if you’re dining by yourself. I got the same attention from the waiters even if I was alone and that usually is a good indicator of the level of service you will get. If you’re in the area or feel like a nice wine and food experience you should give it a try and let me know what you think.
2355 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA, 94123