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Atelier Crenn

3127 Fillmore St. (Pixley St.) Send to Phone
415-440-0460 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Dominique Crenn's whimsical restaurant is a creative culinary adventure.
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Atelier Crenn Restaurant Review

: In Dominique Crenn's fanciful atelier, dishes are served bathed in bubbles, atop pristine logs, and in myriad unusual presentations that feel taken from a Tolkien novel. But beneath the otherworldly showmanship is an earnest love for and dedication to the essence of rustic virgin ingredients. Diners choose between a Signature Courses menu ($140) and the Chef's Grand Tasting Menu ($220); wine pairings are available for an additional cost. Instead of being just a list of dishes, the menu is a seasonally inspired poem composed of descriptions like "A gentle smell, oceanic, of yummy feeling" to match uni, caviar and licorice. There's also an edible cocktail: a delicate, bite-size sphere filled with apple cider and crème de cassis (a play on the Kir Breton). For all the restaurant's "wildness," the interior is surprisingly simple and casual. A large rectangle of thatched bamboo on the ceiling is the only nod to the great outdoors; otherwise, the dining room touts a very clean décor, with sealed concrete floors, neutrals and soft lighting. A posh wine list offers interesting selections primarily from France but also from Spain, Italy and California.

User Ratings & Reviews for Atelier Crenn
Average rating    3.5
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Best restaurant in the world.
by aivantch on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:20 pm
 
We are totally impressed. The experience is beyond all imaginable praises.
This restaurant left way behind the world leaders like Tru, Everst, L2O, Alinea. We have no words to express our admiration.
Dominique Crenn is a reincarnation of the King of Chefs the famous Escoffier. She is the new Mozart of cuisine.
Highly recommended for connoisseurs.
 
I am NOT convinced!!!!
by leconnaisseur on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:24 pm
 
The food was pretentious and I even had to have a slice of pizza after the meal because the portions were too small !! I guess some items were interesting but way too expensive for what it actually is...
 
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