What are they thinking?.
Was looking forward to dinning here but the space is NOT wheelchair accessible and no alterate entrance. How is that possible today? They offered to carry me and my wheelchair up the steps! Are you kidding. Talk about possible liabilty issues. How can anyone be so oblivious? What a joke.
paul k for brunch?.
paul k had me at first menu glance. It started when my friend sent me the menu link while we were determining where to go for brunch. The maple-glazed bacon was like foodie e-porn for me. After a daunting work seek, my recipe called for good friends, good conversation, atlantic salmon benedict, perfectly crunchy maple-glazed bacon, and a bloody mary. Combine and add a second bloody mary (bottomless) and you have the perfect Saturday.
Loved the food.
First visit and we had a wonderful meal. Great flavors, nicely presented and very tasty. We had several appetizers: artichokes poached in olive oil, fried okra, Pomegranate lamb riblets; entrees: Lamb leg, mixed seafood plate and for dessert: chocolate decadence. Food was nicely spiced and had great flavor combination. Staff friendly & helpful. Cocktails - very good, wine advice helpful. We were there on a Tuesday night and they were quite busy by the time we left (on our way to see Wicked). Favorites would be the lamb riblets and the chocolate decadence. Yum. btw - easy location for dining pre-event: opera, ballet, shows at the Orpheum Theater. Will be back!
Best Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco.
been there the 3rd time, love it! Not only great food but the service is nice! Love to see how chefs preparing foods right there ( we like seating at the "Bar") The flower arrangements deco in the restaurant is always so beautiful and perfect for my Romantic date. "Paul" the owner is always there to make sure everything came out great! not a lot of restaurants do that anymore, show how they care about their foods and guests. the worm salad was different but love it! the home made bread that they serve while waiting for meal is mouth watering. looking forward to the next visit there again.
Decent food & service. Cute restuarant.
ts a very cute spot. The service was good. Food was decent if not completely un remarkable. We had the mezza sampler to start. It was OK. I had the seabass and my bf had the chicken. Neither of them were bad but neither of them had any flavour and the chicken was a bit dry. THe huckleberry cake was the same...non-descript and blah. A very BEIGE meal.
We ate at paul k on Friday. I had heard great things about it, so I was excited. The ambience of the restaurant is hip and fun. Nice bar area as well. They have an innovative and interesting wine list with a great selection for all tastes and wallets. The service was attentive but lackluster--nothing overtly bad but nothing very impressive, either. We had two appetizers--the artichoke hearts (bland preparation--more oily than anything) and steamed mussels (delicious, with feta/mint/tomatoes mixed into the broth). Our entrees were disappointing...the grilled lambchops were so fatty that I could barely cut them with my knife (surprising since lamb is usually lean). The grilled prime ribeye tasted more like flank steak. We had the cheese plate for dessert--very good with a glass of their tawny port. All in all, it was good, but nothing to write home about.
Cozy, Cool, Creative.
Both of us hadn't been to this jazzy spot for a couple years, and we each left with smiles on our faces and warmth in our hearts. The gracious host, the professional staff and the quirky and experienced waiter set the perfect foundation for a night of excellent local dining. My grilled romaine with dates was inspired. Her asparagas soup (no cream!) was a silk ribbon of springtime wonder.
Our neighbors had the lamb riblets, and were kind enough to share - yum.
The wine list, while short, is wonderfully diverse and unpretentious. Her lamb tenderloin was sublime, my crispy skin salmon was cooked to a perfect medium with the crunchiest skin atop a bed of piquant lentils with bursts of crunchy pancetta. And make sure to have the sorbets, they're house made and paired beautifully with one another. The music is modern and clean, and not overpowering - yet another subtly chic element to make the night one of those special "San Francisco Memories". Oh, and the crowd was full of beautiful people of all makes, models and ages. An excellent night.
An OK, Mediterranean Restaurant.
Good food, ok service, Waitress had ZERO personality. We went with a party of eight women, food was good, the seared salmon, was only seared on the skin side, and served skin up...very unusual. The lamb riblets are awesome, but I dont' think the measure of a restaurant should be one item that is outstanding, and the rest of the food is just OK. Fire Station around the corner, so you'll have lots of red lights, and sirens to seranade you.