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Acquerello

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Nob Hill
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1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619 (Polk)
+1 415-567-5432
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Toronto
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went here for a romantic wedding day dinner. The staff was so welcoming and helpful. The service was amazing and we felt very special on our day as they made sure everything was taken care of. The food was great and the wine list was extensive. Highly recommend.

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Thank CaliforniaCanTravel
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very romantic restaurant! We had the tasting menu, of course super expensive but it was our splurge meal for the trip! Highly recommended

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San Francisco, CA
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Perfect special evening with 3 amuse bouche, wonderful smoked sturgeon, pumpkin seed and lentils second course, tender lobster tail, and choice of desert tid-bits--all delicious with wonderful wines. We think of this restaurant as our #1 dining experience in San Francisco.

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Thank Calif0rniadreamers
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The food is great, various courses, including some complimentary courses from the chef. I found the food to be slightly on the heavier side, and the presentations not impressive. Maybe going in, I had higher expectations, but I am not convinced this place deserves all the accolades. The dinning room is a bit lacking! It looks like an old room,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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981 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

In September, we had the pleasure of dining at Acquerello – and what a dinner it was! First, the restaurant is lovely, from the moment that one enters. It reminded me of a re-purposed church from the turn of the previous century, though there are a few aspects, which reminded me of a grand bank, as well. Whatever, the restaurant... More 

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Thank The_Loup_Garou
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Superb in every respect. The cuisine, the wine, the service, and the ambiance were all first-rate. But more important was the attitude. It seemed like it was every person's personal mission to be warm, friendly, welcoming and attentive, and to ensure we had a wonderful dining experience. And we did!

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Thank Lou-from-SF
San Francisco, California
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480 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is the second time we have eaten here and I must say that while the food is good, it's not uniformly outstanding. Given the price ($95 for 3 courses, $120 for 4 and a whopping $325/person for the seasonal truffle tasting), I have to say I was disappointed. Our bill, with a reasonable barolo ($115) came to $386 before... More 

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Thank Gailyn63
Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It is two star Michelin restaurant, so expectations are very high. Parking: there is no dedicated parking, there is no wallet parking, we were lucky to get parking on Van Ness. Area: location is not the best in San Francisco, lot of homeless around, however place looks secure Visit: we were meet by staff , did not wait a minute... More 

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Thank dtrvno
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, surprise courses, unexpected considerate extra touches and simply amazing food. The squid ink risotto a highlight among many.

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Thank Daniel W
California
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427 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I really tried to find something wrong but it was impossible. This is by far the best restaurant there is. I dare anyone to find another that is in the same class. First of all the restaurant itself is spectacular. Built inside a retired chapel, the ambiance is perfect. The service in one word is OUTSTANDING. Now to the food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$95 - US$185
Cuisine
Contemporary, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619
    (Polk)
  • Public Transportation: Van Ness Avenue is serviced by Muni bus lines 42,47,and 49. California Street. is serviced by the California Cable Car line. Sacramento Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 1. Polk Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 19.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-5432
Description
Acquerello, named for its original watercolors, envelops guests in a warm and gracious atmosphere the moment they arrive. "At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests an experience of classic and contemporary Italian tastes in an elegant dining atmosphere."

The 40 seat dining room has an upscale and quiet ambiance. The room, designed by John Wheatman, highlights the former chapel, graced with arches and a rustic wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, with warm Mediterranean colors of gold and terracotta.

Acquerello's contemporary approach to Italain cuisine combines the freshest ingredients available, an innovative approach to classic Italian flavors, and modern techniques. Guests can design their own three, four or five course dinner with the Prix Fixe Menus or choose to enjoy the preset chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu.

Acquerello,in its more than 25 years in operation, has received countless accolades and awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, two Michelin Stars in 2015, and a Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list continuously since 2012.

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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