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Abbot's Cellar
Californian Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30–11PM
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742 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
742 Valencia StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
$$$Californian Restaurant, BarToday 5:30–11PM
Saturday 5:30–11PMSunday 5:30–10PMMonday 5:30–10PMTuesday 5:30–10PMWednesday 5:30–10PMThursday 5:30–10PMFriday 5:30–11PM
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Rustic restaurant with a New American menu designed to pair with the 120-plus beers on offer.- Google
"The beer selection, wine selection and food options were amazing."
"Stick w/ the Monk's Kettle - you'll be happier and it costs about 40% less."
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Adrian Sanchez
a year ago
Love it. What a great space for a restaurant, impeccably decorated with great taste. The beer selection, wine selection and food options were amazing. The food is incredible, I wanted to try everything and got to try several appetizers, which were delicious. Staff is super friendly and knowledgable about menu, both food and wine. Can't wait to go back and start sharing this place with friends.
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Dave Wang
a year ago
Beers were great. Food was executed way below expectations. We had a steak and a porkchop, supposedly their signature dishes. The wait for the dishes seemed much longer than appropriate, even though our wait was broken up by an appetizer (which was good). Finally both arrived, but both were at room temperature. WTF. The steak was thin, lack caramelization and had grill marks reminiscent of the faux grill marks on McDonald's McRibs. Our neighboring diners actually complained about their dishes, which were the same as ours, but in fact looked even more poorly prepared. What was worse was that when our neighboring diners complained, the waiter was completely unapologetic, not offering to "make it up" to them. This was pretty astonishingly bad service for a supposed higher end restaurant. Unless I hear from more trusted sources., I'd probably never go there again for real food. Stick w/ the Monk's Kettle - you'll be happier and it costs about 40% less. Think of this as the Monk's Kettle that's lost its soul...and quality control.
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Tony Gentilcore
2 years ago
Great concept for a restaurant: beer centric fine dining. My wife and I both got the tasting menu with the beer pairings. The cicerone personally explained everything. The only problem was that it was like there were two chefs in the kitchen: one who prepared delicious, tasty and well paired dishes, and the other who doused them with salt behind his back. Holy jeez, I've never had such over salted food.
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Rodrigo Lagos
3 years ago
Twice now that we have gone here, and twice that we have loved it! My wife and I love beer, so this place really is a shoe in on the beer alone, though what really gels this place for us is really great quality food and preparation, as well as an amazing desert! This is the kind of place where you want to let your server suggest some parings, they have nailed it both time for us. The scallops on the risotto appetizer is truly genius, what a perfectly balanced plate! The fish my wife has was perfectly cooked, and had well seasoned. My lamb was a perfect medium rare, and had a great sauce to go along with it. What has me just go nutty for this place is the Sticky toffee desert! I am not a huge fan of deserts usually, but this once is off the charts for me. I could eat 2 of these all by myself. Simply its a must have!
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Amanda Medrano-White
a year ago
I celebrated a big event here and it was perfect. They serve only wine and beer, but for our party, that was just fine. They offer a beer paring, and although no one in our party opted for this, it's nice to know for future reference. The menu offers some traditional dishes, but there are some surprise combinations. Everyone was very happy with their meal. I will definitely be returning.
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Ricardo Silva
a year ago
Probably had the best calamares of my life here!the beer selection is incredible (be sure to ask for the staff opinion, they can even offer you tastings) and the food will leave you quite happy also!
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Marie Fisher
2 years ago
I have been frequenting Abbot's Cellar since it opened. I've come here with dates, friends, business colleagues, and family - it's an all around great choice for any occasion. The extensive beer list and hipster-ish vibe keep it from feeling stuffy, but oh my, the food. The food is as good as anything you'd experience at a once-a-year, 5-star prixe fixe spot. The beers are from draft, cask, or bottle, and the servers are more than knowledgeable enough to help you select just the right pairing with your meal. My standout menu items include the beet salad, sunchoke soup, steelhead and petrale sole (sans prosciutto), while my carnivorous friends rave about the pork loin.
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Coni Warren
2 years ago
I love tasting menus. They have an ala carte and tasting menu. I went with the tasting menu and beer pairing, which was a nice change from wine pairings. They have an extensive beer list. I want to go back and sample some more from that list. Everything we were served was excellent. The service was outstanding. We had someone bring out each course and describe what it was, followed closely by someone else bringing our beer pairing to describe it and why it was chosen to pair with that particular dish. The menu changes every day, so it gives you a reason to visit often.
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