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Rich Table
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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199 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94102
199 Gough StUSCASan Francisco94102
$$$Restaurant, American RestaurantToday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday ClosedWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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Californian fare from local ingredients, served in a salvaged-barn-wood space with an open kitchen.- Google
People talk about sardine, tasting menu, doughnuts, panna cotta and porcini
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Sherry Li
reviewed a week ago
I have been waiting to come to Rich Table for a long time now, and was so lucky to get a reservation for 2 at a reasonable time on Saturday. We did the tasting menu, which was actually a great deal. You get to try so many dishes! However, in hindsight, now that I've had the tasting menu, next time I go, I will just order the dishes that I liked best. I found that in general there was some repetitiveness to the ingredients and flavor profiles. HIGHLIGHTS - Oysters were delicious - Loved the hamachi dish - Definitely get the dirty hippie - I enjoyed both pastas - Cauliflower dish was amazing MEH THINGS - Sardine chips were overly salty - Beef dish was very salty - The dough things were interesting, but were a bit heavy for me - I didn't really enjoy the desserts, but I think that's mostly personal preference
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Marie T. Fisher
reviewed 2 months ago
Rich Table had been on my list for quite some time and it did not disappoint. Just two blocks from the Van Ness muni stop and in the heart of Hayes Valley, it's the culinary brainchild of chefs Evan and Sarah Rich. It's incredibly unpretentious, as evidenced by the cozy,rustic interior and smiling servers. With an well-curated wine list, it's easy to meet most price points, with many options in the $65-85 per bottle range (they have plenty of wines by the glass as well). As for the food, the fried porcini donuts are savory, fluffy, pastry goodness. The raw carrots with brown butter and honey are exactly that, a crunchy sweet side. The black onion chittara is a smallish pasta dish, which deliciously leaves you wanting more of the dungeness crab. The scallion pancake was just a tad bit tough, as though it had been left heating a few minutes too long. The accompanying black garlic and pearl onions did not disappoint. TIP: it's tough to score a prime time spot on OpenTable, but if you email the restaurant directly, they can usually accommodate you.
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Andy Wong
reviewed 7 months ago
I've heard great things about this place and made reservations one month in advance (nothing was available sooner). The day finally came and I was really excited to finally be able to check them out. Sadly at the end, I left unimpressed. We did the tasting menu (chef's pick for $70/pp) which basically are dishes pulled from the regular menu so we were able to try most of the items on the menu. It's family style. For the two of us, each dish comes as one regular size order from the regular menu. Two oysters each Two slices of black garlic mortadella Potato fish puree Winter squash croquettes Sardines chips Flat bread with burrata Pork Bolognese pasta Tajarin pasta with butter Trout Steak Grape granita (palate cleanser) Chocolate ice milk dessert Only the pasta dishes stood out. Everything else was not bad but I could not say that it was good either. Value wise, it was excellent. There was an abundance of food. We were stuffed by the fish course. They had housemade non-alcoholic drinks. That was nice. Not sure why but not many places make their own non-alcoholic drinks. Service was fine. There were times where we felt a bit abandoned but our server was nice when he was around. Dislikes: -They charge $4 for bread. It was good but not good enough to pay for. Comes out nice and warm but just tasted like sourdough. -One unisex restroom. -It was pretty loud. -Hard to get a table. Don't bother going without reservations. Overall the meal did not impress. If I go back, I would just order pasta. Note: Prices for the tasting menu have gone up to $80/pp now.
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Davida Rabbino
reviewed a month ago
It was initially friendly and upbeat until it came to actually serving the food! We waited for one hour to be served the entree and it was tepid and the portions were small and uninteresting. The pasta was crab and it was hard to find. The brown dishes made everything look unappetizing and sloppy! It was not worth the wait! The scallops were underdone and cold. The sauces were not appealing and did not cling to the pasta, but pooled in the dish. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The coffee served 3 people, so to serve a group of 4 you had to order 2 pots and it was overkill. It was trendy and lively, but I would go for the atmosphere, not the FOOD! Who wants to do that?? There are too many good places in SFO to go for good food. Davida
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Don V
reviewed 4 months ago
Probably considered the hot restaurant in SF at the moment. And probably deservedly so. Rich Table is pretty tough to make a reservation, OpenTable is your best bet. First, the atmosphere. It wasn't stuffy or too fancy, had a rustic hipster vibe. Speaking to our server, the Chef goes to the local farmers markets in SF to pick out the produce for each week's meals. Farm to Table. It showed, the dishes ingredients seemed fresh and very tasty. We ordered plenty, probably more than enough for 2. Appetizers: Sardine Chips - The popular starter, I didn't like it personally, but I really don't like Sardines. It's potato chips wrapped in crispy sardine. Brussel Sprouts - This was amazing. Love the balance of the citrus and sprouts. Farro Bread & Cheese - This was also very good. Nice light appetizer. Entrees: Bucatini Pork Bolognese - Wow, lots of pork, but not too heavy. I thought the pomegranite seeds would be weird, but it really worked well. Farfalle Dungeness Crab - Yes also very tasty, horseradish brought an interesting taste to this pasta. Dessert: Salted Chocolate Crumb Cake - This was really good, loved the ice cream. Pumpkin Panna Cotta - This was ok, it wasn't great as the other 2. Mint Ice Cream / Chocolate - Probably our favorite, and it was on the house. Drinks: Bullfighters Brovado, Broken Compass and Creole Buck. By far the Bullfighter's Bravado was the best. Might be my favorite drink at the moment. Overall amazing restaurant with great cocktails. Intimate dimly lit atmosphere with a more casual ambience. Would definitely go again.
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Shawn Besabella
reviewed 7 months ago
Came here for a double-date. Had reservations for 8:30PM but weren't seated until 9PM. We weren't irritated at all by any means, but we were SO impressed by the restaurant's hospitality to sort-of make up for our wait. They gave us a free app and waived our corkage fee on a bottle of wine we brought. Between us, we got the free app, roasted beets, pappardelle, pork belly, steak and dessert. We knew the portions were't huge, so 4-6 plates was a perfect amount for us to share. The sardine chip was woven through the slice of potato. It was salty but not overpowering, and it was a good balance with the thickness of the potato chip. The roasted beets were good. I tend to try and order the simple dishes when I check our a place I've never been too, because it's a good gauge for how good restaurant is overall. No complaints, but not overwhelmingly blown away - but again, it's just beets. The papardelle was great. It had a good bite on the noodle, and there was a good ratio of beef and broccoli in the pasta. The portion was just a little bit smaller than we expected for a pasta dish, but I think the taste made up for that. My favorite dish by far of the night had to be the pork belly salad. The pieces of pork had the perfect crispness on the skin and the fat ratio on the meat was great. It was nice, tender and juicy, and cooked perfectly. We got our steak cooked medium well, but in my opinion, it was just a tiny bit chewier for a medium well. It could have also been the amount of marbling in the meat. Overall, tasted well but wasn't blown away. For dessert we got a cheese cake panna cotta. Die. So good. Overall, I would def. love to come back here.
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