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Michael Mina
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Ranked #157 of 5,860 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Cross street: Front and Battery
Transit: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
Description: Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA is the crowning jewel that captures the core of Michael's philosophy: bold yet balanced flavors achieved through a combination of acidity, sweetness, spice and richness. At the helm, Executive Chef Raj Dixit achieves these bold, balanced flavors in a cuisine, which draws upon global influences, showcasing the highest quality authentic and seasonal ingredients. The 5-course tasting menu invites guests to explore a dynamic expression of Chef Michael Mina's vast culinary influences while also providing options within each course for the guest to define their ultimate dining experience. The tasting menu is offered for dinner only at $135 per person, with vegetarian options and supplements at an additional cost. A paired down 'a la carte' dinner menu is available at the bar. Lunch is served in the dining room featuring an à la carte menu and at the bar featuring an array of seasonal small plates, as well as salads.
Reviewed 9 June 2012

After reading some of the previous reviews I have to shake my head and wonder. "Too Much Food"? "Food was good but the waiter was......blah blah blah?" These are probably the same folks that think its appropriate to wear a tea shirt and shorts in a fine dining establishment.....please! OK I'll stop now......So let me be clear......this review is about the restaurant on California Street in the old Aqua space.......now lets be equally clear.......from the moment we walked through the front door until the moment we left nothing was less than PERFECT! The service could not have been better. Its a well oiled machine with all the parts working and helping to enhance the dining experience. Every single morsel of the many courses we sampled were simply amazing. We began our experience with Michael Mina many years ago at this location when it was Aqua. We have dined at his restaurants in Las Vegas and Dana Point (they are also excellent)but this was and is again our favorite venue. Any visit to San Francisco should include a stop here and if you live here we envy your opportunity to experience this culinary wonder again and again. Welcome home Michael, the excellence of your endeavors has a new/old outpost. We can't wait to return.

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Thank caltraveler54
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

From the moment you walk into the restaurant can you see the very modern art. The service is excellent even a single diner is well treated. The appetizers for superb a complimentary glass of cold smoke potato soup is offered. The appetizer includes a steak tartare and a cherry coated foil gras. The pork three ways has superb schnitzel pork belly and a meatball. The dessert tasting flight is the equal of any in the country.

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Thank asudarshan3
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Great great food, unbelievable service. I can't imagine anything surpassing this experience. I have never had such an expensive meal, we did the chef's tasting meal with the wine pairings it was amazing but crazy expensive. Would I do it again?? Probably.

Thank moknows2
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I really enjoyed the dinner experience at MM, however the portions are seriously too big.
This results in main courses not eaten and being from Europe: doggy bags is not our thing.

Thank RandstadJefe
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Just finished a great meal at Michael Mina's. First time in San Francisco, although I've been to the one in Las Vegas a couple of times. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Wine pairing suggestions were right on. Didn't have the dessert but I'm sure it would have been decadent.

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Thank monez
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