272 Mcallister, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.780687 -122.416533
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Civic Center
Small portions of below average food. – The first thing you notice about Soluna is the nice ambiance and friendly service. Unfortunately, that's the last good thing about this restaurant. The food is below average at best and served in ridiculously small portions. The only plate that was half decent was the steak. I could see this being a fun place for drinks before the theater but for dinner...skip it.
Really liked this place! – We were there on a Thursday night and there was a jazz band! The food was awesome. We loved how their "big plates" can be bought as "small plates" instead. Everything tasted great and it was a fun place to order a few different things and share it all. This place is also really nice, comfy and has a little bit of a gallery feel because there's a local artists' work on the walls. We'll be back.
Perfect Before or After Theatre – What a find! Just off Hyde and the theatre district, Soluna looked new. It was comfortable, spotless, great service and food. We were held up by an accident on the bridge; they told us not to worry when we called, held our table, then made sure we made it well before curtain time. They rushed, we didn't. The the cuisine was both familiar and unique, well presented, staff obviously proud, excellent value. Owner very approachable, greeted diners, cared that all was well. We returned after theatre and found late diners, a 4-piece jazz group, very comfortable atmosphere. Under new ownership and management, staff said they love working there. This will be our first choice for dining in the theatre area - we will definitely recommend this to friends!
Great Atmosphere Great Location – This is a welcomed chage that. The place evolves over the course of the day. Check it out as a coffee shop in the morning, lunch place or club scene. You pick. It's all good.
Pleasant Surprise – We went to show at Orpheum last night and made an OpenTable reservation here since the menu looked interesting and the location was spot on.
What a pleasant surprise. Atmosphere was fun and the food was outstanding. I had the Watercress Salad and the Duck Breast in a wonderful caramelized sauce as a part of the Prix Fixe menu. My wife started with a Trio of Pear Salads which was an innovative takeoff of other salads such as a Nicoise combining in pear. She had the Seared Scallop appetizer as her entrée. We both finished the excellent Chocolate Espresso Pot du Crème.
great food great service great party – I had been going to soluna for a while for the night club but one day on my way to work i decided to grab lunch there. Boy was i surprised, the sandwich that i had with the salad a fries was the best ever. The next time i went, i had dinner and me and my brother faught over each others food it was so good. Not to mention the beginning courses. All around with the wondeful service and great food, its still to this day one of my favorite places to eat and i hope will continue to be for a long time.
Great Ambience but food was bad – I was there last night with my boyfriend and another couple. I had asked for a booth setting and they had they ready for us after waiting 15 minutes. We all had decided to go for their fixed price menu of $27.00 for appetizer, entree and desert. I got the mango, avocado salad, very good, my boyfriend, a tomatoe salad, yummy. My friend's boyfriend got the lamb and was not happy. My friend and i both got the sea bass that was over cooked! I should have said something, but just decided to let it go, and wait for desert. Overall, I will repeat once to see if another entree is better, if not I will not return, much better for the buck. Our total for an average dinner 148.00 with drinks.
Great Food, Friendly Service, Cool Ambiance – 8 of us dined at Soluna for a friend's birthday on a busy Sat. night. We were sat about 1/2 hour later than our reservation called for, but the staff made it OK by provided complimentary drinks for us in the bar. The wait was pleasant in the cool bar area, and the staff was attentive throughout the evening. Friendly, professional and eager to give us a very pleasant dining experience. Excellent, creative meals, beautifully presented. PreFix menu a real bargain. Bravo to the management, chef and staff.
Just BAD! – It was my wife's b-day, I picked Soluna because it looked like a nice place and a great menu. I WAS WRONG! Our reservation was 7:15 and we waited till 8 for our reservation. We finally got seated and it took awhile to get our apitizers (which were very good). Dinner came around 10:30 while the store manager sat at a table next to us and had his entire meal with his friends and was done by that time. All the food was cold. The mashed potatos had a crust on them. The pasta tasted like it was soaked in ovean water. We sent our food back several times. The meat was so raw it looked like seared tuna. It was a horrible night and I feel sorry for the people that attended. Needless to say they let us off the hook with the bill.
Exceptionally Horrific Service – 11/22/05 My friend's birthday dinner and also we were running Nikes marathon the next morning. Reservation was at 8pm but did not get seated until 9pm. The food arrived at 10:30pm. Most of us ordered pasta to load up on carbs for the race. We had to send back our food TWICE. Solunas pasta was saltier than any pickle. A medium-rare stake was first over cooked but served cold, then sent back and returned so raw it was cold inside. Bad day for the chef? But the restaurant manager was the star of the night. He set down with his friends at the table next to ours, they were done with their dinner before we got our food. Past 11pm, no bill but no food either, marathon starts at 7am, which we ran on empty stomach, try that Mr. Soluna Manager. What a nightmare, no its just sad.
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