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905 California St. (Powell St.) Send to Phone
415-989-3500 | Menu
A welcoming restaurant and lounge in the quietly plush Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel on Nob Hill.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Aurea Restaurant Review

: Whimsically curvy ultra-modern couches and other accents offset stout square columns and a Tiffany-style stained-glass ceiling dome in the Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel's roomy, lobby-level restaurant and lounge. A massive full bar attracts an international crowd for California-centric wines, classic cocktails and beers on tap. Chef de cuisine Michael Koenig brings an irrepressible playfulness and reliable expertise to California cuisine with seasonal fare such as mussels with Pernod, Harris Ranch rib-eye steak with olive oil mashed potatoes and bone marrow jam, and his silky signature peanut butter pot de crème. Despite multiple flat-screen TVs and the constant transit of hotel guests, the room is welcoming and the service is noticeably heartfelt: it's in a hotel, but they make you feel at home. At breakfast, Aurea's legendary lemon-soufflé pancakes --- served with pine nuts, fresh raspberries and raspberry jam --- are a symphony on a plate.

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