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564 Fourth St. (Brannan St.) Send to Phone
Still not widely known about, this eatery features artistic decor and flavorful delights. Try the thin-crust pizza for a real treat.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Monk Restaurant Review

: After two years of dazzling the SoMa arts crowd, Café Monk remains one of San Francisco's best-kept California cuisine secrets. On most nights, walk-ins can still grab a few chairs at the communal table that sits parallel to the open kitchen and under the towering ceilings. Amongst the paintings of various monks from Thelonious to the Dalai Lama, happy diners enjoy the artistic details of the dining room and the flavorful details of the seasonal (and mostly organic) menu. Every table should indulge in one of the thin-crust pizzas, sometimes topped with lemon zest, Fontina cheese and portobello mushrooms. Or try a sprightly salad of endive, ruby grapefruit and avocado dressed in honey-coriander vinaigrette. Simple-but-hearty pastas and wood-roasted meats or fish round out the dinner options. Dessert span the globe, from the sweet potato--pecan pie to the house-made yogurt showered with almonds, dried figs and local star thistle honey.
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