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Universal Cafe

2814 19th St. (Florida St.) Send to Phone
415-821-4608 | Order Now! | Menu
A casual but classy destination for California spins on New American cuisine.
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Lunch Wed.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Universal Cafe Restaurant Review

: This relatively tiny spot where diners sit elbow-to-elbow offers an inventive New American menu---go on a weeknight to enjoy a less frenetic dinner. A short starter list includes a salad of bitter greens dappled with mussels and coins of dense fingerling potatoes and drizzled with a tangy sauce gribiche loaded with fresh herbs. A pan-seared chicken breast gets a classic treatment with a red wine marinade and mushroom and orzo sides. Brined pork chops sit alongside plump cannelloni beans and rapini spiked with a juniper berry-infused butter. Expect comfort-style desserts such as apple crisp, vanilla ice cream and peach pie.

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