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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bistro Luneta

615 E. Third Ave. (S. Eldorado St.) Send to Phone
650-344-0041
Casual restaurant touting sophisticated Filipino cuisine.

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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bistro Luneta Restaurant Review

: It is from an entirely unassuming kitchen that the staff at Bistro Luneta, one of the only full-service Filipino restaurants in the Bay Area, creates wonderfully complex, nuanced and sophisticated dishes. Start with seafood kinilaw, Filipino-style ceviche that features hunks of tender tuna, scallops and shrimp soaked in the juice of tropical dwarf lemons and coconut milk. The flavors are a tasty contrast of tart and silky. Adobo, a pork broth reduction and the signature sauce of Filipino cuisine, is typically prepared with either chicken or pork, but here it accompanies sea scallops topped with sliced portobello mushrooms. Fork-tender cod is baked and drizzled with a sweet miso-tomato reduction that complements the buttery flavors of the fish. The overall atmosphere is casual, but a warehouse-style ceiling decked out with a collage of brightly colored tiles keeps it from feeling boring. Desserts such as panna cotta flavored with pandan, a type of grass, are unusual and not to be missed.
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