Birthday disappointment. On March 5th my husband and I had dinner for my fiftieth birthday at McCormick and Kuleto?s. The service was slow, with no explanation of the extended service time between the delivery of our salads and our entrees. When dinner did arrive, I had to send the fish back because it wasn?t cooked all the way through. (My husband would only later admit that his fish was still just a bit raw at the very middle, just a bite or two.) My iced tea glass was refilled only once. Thank goodness it was just the two of us that night, and we didn?t have to make embarrassed excuses to guests.
Sweeping bay views and an expansive seafood menu highlight this Ghirardelli Square restaurant..
The dining room offers a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Aquatic Park. The restaurant is serious about its seafood, serving a whopping 2,000 oysters each day. Seafood staples such as poached salmon and fried prawns make up the bulk of the menu. More uncommon selections include smoked sturgeon with sevruga caviar, and crispy smelts in tomato puree.
wonderful view, average food. I wanted to love this place! Even though we live in the city we like to wander down to Fisherman's Wharf on occassion to catch a glimpse of our city by the bay through the eyes of a visitor. We decided on lunch at this restaurant and we certainly had a lovely time, the view is great, atmosphere very different than hot Missioin hipster spots we're more accustomed to which was appreciated, but the food was really just okay. Crab cakes were good, but the $17 fish and chips weren't worth the price. The oyster stew was big mealy oysters floating in salty cream, and the service didn't hold up to the prices we were paying. Our server was incredibly kind, helpful, professional, and pleasant, but it seems she maybe had more tables than she could handle. This could be a really knock-out place if food quality was improved and the servers had perhaps smaller stations. But, really, we were able to have a very nice time here, but as locals we probably won't be back.
Just Okay. It was just as I expected, okay food, decent service, nice views. You can definitely get a better meal elsewhere. It's not bad, but it's nothing special.
Good location, average food.
If you want to eat with one of the best views of the bay, then this is your place. Lunch specials aren't bad and the food is solid, but definitely over-priced! It's a better place to get a drink and enjoy the view than actually spend money on a meal there. Leave the eating to the tourists and poor saps that have to work in the neighborhood and don't have anywhere else to eat.
Nice restaurant, but seems like it's trying too hard to be a fancy restaurant without the food quality to back it up. Service is great, though.
Service is slipping. While I enjoyed our meal, it wasn't perfect, considering the prices. Service was pretty good although the waitress didn't notice that I didn't have a knife and I had to wait a few minutes to get one. The crab louie we split as a salad was quite large and tasty. And, the salmon was cooked perfectly. However, the vegetables looked like they had literally been thrown on the plate, and the roasted potatoes seemed to have been cooked yesterday. The bread wasn't sliced well enough, and we had to tear it apart. It's a pleasant restaurant in a nice setting, but it's slipped from my favorite list.
worst experience for the money.
A man wearing some sort of white cook's jacket came to my area, started yelling to the waitress, his hands were pointing to my table's direction. The music was loud so I couldnt make out what he said; only words like "...reservations only...".
Caesar salad. The romaine lettuce was not even cut.
Clam chowder soup. The creamy condensed soup texture was blotchy and spotty, hence taste bad.
Deep fried calamary. It was as big as a pinky chopped.
Mashed potato. Extremely salty.
Pacific Mixed Grill (small thin slice of salmon, tiny piece of ling cod, crab cake). Ling cod was uncooked and very salty; the waiter I told this about casually responded that they always undercook all fish. The crabcake contains too much breading, it was like eating stuffing with some crab meats.
Good things are:
Our waitress was very nice.
Great view of the water (big windows all around).
Visiting city for the first time on business. Just looking for place to have good dinner and relax. Recommended by conceirge at hotel. Everything was perfect. Food was delicious. Had seared tuna, crab cakes and roasted corn chowder. All were perfect. Sat at bar. Drinks were cold and quick. Bartender was good to talk to. Service was attentive and above average.
Would recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco.
Given that this is San Francisco ....
The bartender took 10 minutes before taking our order, and then took forever to mix two drinks.
We ordered Cesar Salad that had maybe a drop or two of dressing and tasted like bare romaine. To find flavor, I ate a crouton, only to only to discover that every crouton on the salad was stale.
My friend and I shared calamari and shrimp - fine, but not amazing. And the "fresh" calamari wasn't very fresh. I dipped a calamari into the spicy red sauce, and a clump of cayenne got stuck in my throat. There was no water on the table. The waitress offered water after we finished the meal.
Given that this is San Francisco, one need not waste time or expense eating so-so food in Fisherman's Wharf.
Poorest Service I Have Ever Experienced. I took my family there yesterday and the service was horrible! It was the poorest service I have ever experienced. The waitress was slow, rude and completely unprofessional. We had ordered everything right away, and we got our oyster appetizer rather quickly. That is where it stopped. We waited another 45 minutes until she asked us if we had gotten our chowder (we had not) and then waited another 45 minutes to get our food. This was a late afternoon lunch and the restaurant wasn't even that busy! DON'T GO THERE!
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