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COI Restaurant
American Restaurant$$$$
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373 Broadway St San Francisco, CA 94133
373 Broadway StUSCASan Francisco94133
$$$$American Restaurant, Californian RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSunday Closed
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Minimalist foodie mecca using local ingredients in avant-garde Californian-French tasting menus.- Google
People talk about tasting menu, daniel patterson, dining experience, abalone and dungeness crab
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Ping Chen
reviewed 4 months ago
We recently went back to COI after our first visit 2 years ago and the meal was exceptional. Every dish was very strong and the service was perfect. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the city.
Liked: Food, Service, Ingredients, Portions, Decor, Presentation
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Patti Harrison
reviewed a year ago
Absolutely my most favorite restaurant ever! The food is magical, whimsical, fresh and delicious. The yellow squash soup is like eating sunshine. Each meal is a melange of flavors and techniques without ever being unapproachable. Foams, infusions, multi-sensory dishes. Everything I've had here has been amazing. I wish it were priced for everyday dining but its a great special occasion meal.
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Ashley Hayes
reviewed 2 years ago
Incredible coursed menu; make sure to get sommelier pairings for each course, if possible. Everything is beyond fresh and fragrant, with delicate tastes balanced perfectly with texture and color. Its an artistic experience to eat here, so make sure to enjoy everything!
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Michael Xing
reviewed 11 months ago
Great ambiance, excellent food and friendly and professional service. Highlights included abalone, cod smoked over beet charcoal, and a grilled cheese sandwich with gruyere and pickled carrots. Like most other restaurants of this caliber, the menu is seasonal, so there are no guarantees that the same dishes will be available during your trip. A tip for prospective diners: when I went the restaurant offered both a tasting menu and an a la carte menu, but was more than happy to mix and match, which I would definitely recommend.
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Liked: Food, Service, Ingredients, Portions
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Bogomil Balkansky
reviewed 10 months ago
Remains THE most over-hyped mis-hap on the SF dining scene. The positive reviews of this place feel like the emperor has got no clothes - after you have spent $400 on dinner for two, you can't amass the courage to tell the truth.
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Michael Hraba
reviewed a year ago
I am not sure where to go with this, yet. I will write down the courses and wine pairings, but I realized why I wasn't excited to write a review, and why it was going to take a bit to work up the energy.... and that simple reason is because I came out of the experience, *immediately* with passive ambivalence. After a meal like that, and a check like that, there should be nothing but active raving. But it's almost that I wanted it behind me.... it was fantastic, beautiful, and delicious... The product here is so unbelievable in the Bay Area, the execution matters so much more.... all the product is the best in the world, in this area, so plating is vital. All the chefs go to the same markets, they are using the same products from the same farmers... so unless you grow stuff yourself (which so many chefs are doing), there is no real way to differentiate yourself beyond the plating and execution..... therefore we find more insecurity, and too much flourish, capping the SF food scene - people jockeying for position with little daring maneuvers and attempts. Coi was taking simple, beautiful, accessible products and making them uppity with no real depth, or too inaccessible, favoring art over function. It was not disappointing, but I should be raving. This one sentence sort of explains it.... I just wrote it to a chef friend: "Daniel is epic, and art is fun, but when the form goes so far over function, that the beauty on the front end is tempered by the fact you are just eating fancy veggies, the bill gives you a sticker shock that makes you forget about the plating." That is as simple as I could put it. When getting into multi-coursed stuff, maybe I want something a bit more traditional, or maybe I like artistic food to match it's visibly distinguished exterior, but in the end it just felt like fresh veggies that were played with for a bit too long. It was delicious, and the product was solid - but making such obviously simple stuff into expressively pretentious plates fell far shorter to my mind than the final bill did. I am waffling on making this a 2... so I leave it 3 hoping the review speaks for itself, and I don't have to court negative energy with that yellow looking star rating. =)
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