Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Canteen

817 Sutter St. (Jones St.) Send to Phone
415-928-8870
Chef Dennis Leary, formerly of Rubicon, applies French technique to the American cooking served in this canteen-size space.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Wed.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Canteen Restaurant Review

: Canteen carries the imprint of its diner past: a long counter commands one side of the narrow storefront while a line of blue booths runs down the other. It's a small space, but as it turns out, it’s the perfect environment for chef Dennis Leary. The ever-changing dinner menu is reliably ambitious. Leary crafts thoughtful courses like a green garlic soup with spoonfuls of pearl barley, beef tongue and ribbons of poached egg; oyster mushroom clafoutis with dried tomato, walnuts and curry is both savory and delicate. Desserts like lemon croquettes with hazelnut sauce feel homey, but the vanilla soufflé (ordered at the start of your meal) is a heady, cloud-like delight. The compact wine list features well-chosen, esoteric selections.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Canteen
 
San Francisco Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in SF here!

Discover the best restaurants in San Francisco for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.