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Michael Mina

252 California St. (Battery St.) Send to Phone
415-397-9222 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Michael Mina offers his modern American cuisine in the Financial District.   Chef Michael Mina is GAYOT's 2011 Best Restaurateur in the US.
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Michael Mina Restaurant Review

: Michael Mina’s eponymous restaurant relocated to the former Aqua space in 2010 and brought with it a decidedly fresher and hipper vibe. The cool, sleek dining room touts a minimalist design, a notable absence of tablecloths, majestic bar (where dining is encouraged at dinner and lunch) and high ceilings. The crowd is a convivial mix of young downtowners and older patrons, setting a tone of vivacity mingled with established old guard. And while Mina’s signature favorites such as lobster potpie and tuna tartare are alive and well, much has changed. In addition to Mina, the executive chef and owner, Ron Siegel, the longtime former toque of The Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, is in the kitchen, too, with executive chef duties. Consider starting with one of the shareable platters, perhaps the assorted caviars or the hors d’oeuvres comprising green olive financier, uni and bergamot, seaweed chicharron and smoked duck. Or begin with the likes of braised short rib tortelloni. Next, consider the shabu-shabu of rib-eye or Wagyu with sesame sauce, ponzu and local vegetables. Entrées range from black cod, crispy pork belly and sweet-and-sour to herb-roasted lamb complemented by creamy farro. At meal’s end, the “Dessert Service” runs the gamut with six items, which may include a marquise of dark chocolate with pecan and espresso ice cream, or order a sweet à la carte. Wine director Rajat Parr pulls together a formidable wine list.

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