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Rich Table
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Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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199 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
199 Gough StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94102
(415) 355-9085richtablesf.com
$$$Restaurant, American Restaurant
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American Restaurant
Californian Restaurant
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Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 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
"You gotta try the sardine chips (the right combination of salty and creamy."
"Burrata with beets and the chicken liver mousse were absolute standouts."
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Adam Avramescu
4 months ago
Wonderful, intimate place with delicious plates and a welcoming vibe. You gotta try the sardine chips (the right combination of salty and creamy). Aside from that, you'll find a flavorful, seasonal selection of small plates, pasta dishes, and mains. As is usually the case, the small plates are the best showcase, but we enjoyed the pastas too. When we went, they brought us the wrong dessert, and when we pointed that out, they basically brought out every dessert on the menu. Restaurants at this price point can sometimes get snobby or standoffish, but that wasn't the case at Rich Table. I felt at home the whole time.
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Fabien Curto Millet
a month ago
I was a bit disappointed by our recent visit for dinner. I guess I had very high expectations based on all the reviews. We found the service a touch brusk, and while the food was pretty good, it felt a level or two below Frances or State Bird (mentioning them as these three places are often compared). The decor was pretty nice. Worth trying, but I will wait a while before my next visit.
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Samantha Berg
4 months ago
This might have been the most outrageous meal I've had yet in San Francisco, in the absolute best way possible. I had dinner here with two girlfriends on a Tuesday night. We had the 5:30 early bird reservation, but given how difficult reservations are, we were willing to take it. We each started with a cocktail - I had one that was whiskey, scotch, lemon, and almond (can't remember the names), one friend had one that was gin, elderflower, lime, mint, and the other had the Tiger Lily. The first two were great, the third had some ingredient that smelled weird. We did NOT do the tasting menu, we opted to just order the things we were most interested in from the menu. From the "bites" list, we had the fennel bread and butter, sardine chips, porcini doughnuts, and chicken liver mousse. I was set on having the sardine chips and porcini doughnuts as they seem to be signature dishes, but to be honest, I was much more impressed with the chicken liver mousse. The crunch of the carrots paired nicely with the creaminess of the liver, and the brioche was the perfect about of platform to house the whole dish. The walnuts also added a nice touch. For appetizers we had the burrata with beets and the hamachi tartare. The tartare was great. The sauce had just the right about of garlic to be delicious without overpowering the delicate taste of the fish, though I could have lived without the cracker. The burrata was absolutely standout though. The cheese was perfectly rich and creamy, the beets perfectly cooked, and the onion crumble provided just the right amount of salt in contrast. I could have eaten ten of these myself. For mains, we had the bucatini with chicken skin, the trout with chanterelles and swiss chard, and the pork loin with brussel sprouts. All were fantastic. The bucatini was perfectly al dente, and the chicken skin provided some nice flavor and crunch. The trout came with a shellfish nage that really made the dish (I was dipping my bread in it afterwards), and the pork was awesomely smoky with crispy brussel sprouts. If the brussel sprouts were just served as a side, I would have had another bunch of those myself as well. I wish there were more chanterelles with the trout, but I'm a huge mushroom lover. For dessert we went with the cheese plate and the toffee-apple sundae. I'm not a huge sweet tooth, but the sundae had a good mix of ice cream to crumble, which I appreciated. The cheese was fantastic, but of the three, the camembert was really the allstar. I could not get enough of that. The service was good, we had cocktail recommendations, food recommendations, help with wine pairing. We did 3 carafes throughout the course of the meal, and all were delicious and went perfectly with our food. SUMMARY: Delicious food, great service, totally worth the price tag. Burrata with beets and the chicken liver mousse were absolute standouts. Don't leave without ordering these.
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Vera Chen
4 months ago
I love their food and ambiance. The food is excellent. Reminded me of the style of Bar Tartine. If you are really into food, this is the place to go with a reasonable price. My problem with them is the service. 2 times I was there, the service was really really slow. I made a pretty early 6pm reservation and my friend was late. The waitress kept reminding me of the time of their next reservation on the same table. I really really don't like to be rushed when dinning and it's pretty rude of them to do so. Actually I ordered a cocktail while waiting for my friend, which also show some gesture that we will order soon but obviously they don't care. We left the credit card in the restaurant by mistake. I believe that their sloppiness of service also play a part in this. They are really slow in everything. The place is pretty modern, but they need to do something about the ventilation. You will smell like salmon after you get out of that place. They are famous for pre and post concert dining, if you dress well for the concert, you will not want to be there. I do believe that their service should keep on par with the excellent quality of food. I will come back but only for the food.
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Joe LaPenna
in the last week
Two solid courses (fois gras, octopus) followed by an incredibly disappointing ribeye along with a forgotten dish make for a disappointing reveal of a place ive been looking forward to for some time.
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becca plofker
2 months ago
Put your hands in the waitstaff and you can't go wrong - from inventive pastas to small bites this place never fails to deliver. Don't miss the uni pasta. i dream of this.
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Alyssa Ackerman
4 months ago
I went here last night for the first time. I'd definitely recommend making a reservation. The space is great, it's open to the kitchen, so you're a part of the action. It's comfortable and casual. They have a great list of drinks and house made sodas and the food menu is pretty impressive, as well. Not an overwhelming number of options but so much for vegetarians! The barrata and beet dish is the best barrata dish I've ever had. So flavorful, I almost ordered a second. The side of bok choi and the bread were also really tasty. We got the pasta, caper, cauliflower dish too, which was (again) so delicious. Everything was incredible flavorful. Between two of us, we shared two apps, the bread, a side, an entree, and dessert (awesome amount of food). Super friendly staff, we were in and out and incredibly well fed. Highly recommended
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Lena Song
6 months ago
I turned down NOPA for this. I had to see what the Rich Table hype was, and I conclude that the hype is great marketing. Because it's not great food. He got a glass of pino and I ordered La Poma, a specialty cocktail with tequila, elderflower liquor, pear and grapefruit juice; what I got tasted was like the watered down bathtub tequila I used to purchase illegally when I was 19. And Julio's hooch was a lot cheaper. Thanks Julio. The best taste of the evening was an appetizer of dried porcini doughnuts: spice covered beignets that taste like good fried chicken with a melt in your mouth gooey center. Everything else was a distant, unattractive second, like the guy you ask to the Sadie Hawkins after the first guy says no. My soup, and pork belly panzanella, his salad and New York Strip steak, were unmemorable. Even now I can barely remember them. The panzanella with light greens were presented with the completely forgettable protein on the bottom topped with hard-to-remember lettuce. Not my favorite plating. I think. Even now, they fade away like a boring dream. His steak was much more beautiful, though both dishes were chewier/drier than expected. There was the cheesecake panna cotta with graham crumble, which after the doughnuts was a bit like getting socks for Christmas. Not bad, but not really want you want. The decor is very unassuming for an audacious name. It's rich kids trying to play it down, which is the definition of Trust-Fund hipster. I'm surprised our waiter didn't have a bacon mustache. Maybe he has one as an ironic tattoo some place on his body where it's ironic to have a tattoo of bacon. Small space, crowded. Not a very private setting - it was impossible not to eavesdrop to our table on the left (celebrating her MTF transition) and the table to the right (who were visiting from the Midwest). Definitely not the place I'd take an intimate date. Service was stellar however. Bravo, maybe-bacon-mustache-tattoo Waiter. You were the bomb. Random FYIs $30 corkage fee for first bottle, $50 for the 2nd. They'll waive corkage fee for bottles ordered on site. I didn't ask what the cost would be if I opened the bottle in the car, however. There are two unisex bathrooms in the back. Pick the one on the right - it's 3xs as spacious and there's no ledge to trip up as the other one. And yes, I totally checked them both. I drank a lot of that water tequila.
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