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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Spoon

2209 Polk St. (Vallejo St.) Send to Phone
415-268-0140

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Spoon Restaurant Review

: SPOON HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Spoon, with its tiny tins of sprouting grass adorning each table, gold and bronze hues warming up the narrow space and a long bar packed with beautiful people, stands out on a strip of Polk Street already full of stylish and tasty eateries. Chef Eric Hopfinger, formally the opening chef at the Mission jazz club Butterfly, hasn't missed a beat-the joint is jumping. The narrow storefront space is dominated on one side by a comfortable bar where guests are welcome to sit for a full meal. Opposite, tightly packed tables buzz with energy. The long list of starters like PEI mussels touched with grappa, grilled asparagus with olive tapenade and Meyer lemon aioli, and four different pizzas fortified with a cracker-like crust could be a small-plates menu all their own. Pastas and entrées go from comfort Americana like the Mack & Cheese or the double-cut pork chops to adventurous California cuisine like the king salmon cooked in Chardonnay grape leaves or the wild mushroom risotto with goat cheese and pomegranate glaze. The jovial and professional staff helps to make Spoon the kind of restaurant that makes guests feel like regulars from the neighborhood.
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