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EPIC Roasthouse

369 The Embarcadero (Folsom St.) Send to Phone
415-369-9955 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Big views, charm and New American cuisine cull the elite to this show-stopper on the Embarcadero.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Dining room at EPIC Roasthouse, San Francisco, CA

EPIC Roasthouse Restaurant Review

: With its majestic bay views and high-end allure, this cutting-edge restaurant is an oversize, dream-like interpretation of a turn-of-the-century pump house. Prodigious steamship components within the soaring dining room and second-floor bar are juxtaposed against vast windows framing Oldenburg’s “Cupid’s Span” and the iconic Bay Bridge. Yet the feel throughout is cush, detailed and pampering, with beautifully appointed tabletops and smooth and knowledgeable service. Executive chef and partner Parke Ulrich oversees the menu, which maintains a meat-centric focus lightly intermingled with seafood. Start with something from the raw bar: sashimi of Kona kampachi presents with ceviche-like elements and yuzu sorbet adding a slow-melting citrus note. Bone marrow, always a feature, has been updated with Dungeness crab gratin, its salty flavor and texture artfully offsetting the unctuous marrow. Steaks are prime and prepared correctly and to order; a dry-aged porterhouse for two is a highlight, arriving in full and carved tableside. Choose from béarnaise, Madeira, chimichurri and horseradish sauces (not that the flavorful meat needs adornment). A deep wine list, heavily weighted to California, offers creative and quality choices and includes roughly 30 by the glass.

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