We had recent Saturday night reservations for my vegetarian daughter's birthday, but this restaurant was a big disappointment in terms of high prices coupled with really appalling service. Our waiter disappeared for much of the evening but the few times he showed up his ennui and lack of interest were crystal clear. It took 3 requests over 10 minutes to get him to bring some bread which he finally did with an attitude. He later brought cold coffee with our dessert along with a thimble of cream for 4 people to somehow share. Another fellow who refilled the water glasses repeatedly reached vigorously across the table veering close to each of our noses in an alarming manner that completely disrupted all conversation as we took protective cover. Along with multiple entrees and salads we also ordered a split entree and a split salad which the kitchen failed to split. The waiter just plunked these plates in the middle of the table and walked away---no extra plate, no serving untensils. Another waiter bashed me hard in the arm as he barreled down the cramped aisle yet failed to stop and apologize---just kept barreling along. The tab for 4 people was $200. Our waiter clearly paid lots of attention to the bill including charging $18 just to slice my daughter's birthday cake which he plunked on the table with an unceremonious bang---not even a happy birthday to you. Some of the food tasted pretty good but nothing can overcome this level of poor service which was vascillating between neglectful, sloppy, rude and scary. I can recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes to practice advocacy or self defense skills in a noisy, chaotic and hostile environment while trying to enjoy a pricey meal in honor of his daughter's birthday.
One of the best restaurants in SF. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and attentive service. I've been here about 10 times, and have always enjoyed it. As noted, it is pricey, but well worth the splurge.
I guess, I expected the price. The food was splendid! I had the special, which was the stuff Pablano Pepper. It had a spicy kick with some sweetness from Pom. fruit. The flavor was amazing! Both my husband and good friend who are real meat eaters. Enjoyed their food very much! There was little talk during the meal, because we were enjoying the rollarcoaster of flavor on our taste buds. We all sampled each others food. Superb! Very good quality too! I even picked up a cookbook, I enjoyed it so much. When we are back in the area, we are definetely returning to Millennium.
I was very disappointed in this restaurant. The food was mediocre at best and the service was poor. The staff was arrogant. With so many wonderful vegetarian restaurants in SF, I would not recommend this one to anyone visiting the city.
This restaurant is a must try for anyone who enjoys good food. All of the dishes are vegetarian and are based on the produce that is currently available. The prices are a bit expensive, but worth it. I should let you know that by no stretch of the imagination could someone call me a vegetarian, but I absolutely loved the food. The appetizers looked beautiful and were delicious. The main courses had a flavor that matched the exquisite presentation. The atmosphere of the restaurant is pleasant and romantic, while the waiters are very attentive. Overall dining at this restaurant is a very pleasing experience.
This was a big disappointment. I was told to expect the French Laundry of vegetarian cuisine. It cost as much as the French Laundry, but the food was simply mediocre. If you are looking for Vegetarian/Vegan food in San Francisco, go up the street to the Indian/Pakistani dives. The food is much better.
With it's romantic yet chic ambiance and amazingly delicious food it is definetly my favorite vegetarian spot. The price is not at all above what it is worth and you will even have an amazing experince if you take a seat at the bar instead of a table.
This is definitely a great place to bring a date as many others have said, and also to wine and dine friends. Sure, it's a bit pricey and the portions are a tad small, but it is fine dining, and it is SF. Always get a reservation as this place is hoppin most every night with the long-time strict vegans, (such as myself) and your basic Joe Omnivore who just wants to check out the scene. It's also really fun to be there during one of the event nights, such as the ever popular wine maker dinners, and Convert a Carnivore. Fantastic salads-ruby grapefuit and endive; imaginative entrees- maple glazed smoked tempeh; and worth-the-calorie desserts: chocolate almond midnight, and lavender scented meyer lemon shortcake, to name a few of my personal favs. (it is kind of funny to us veggies that everyone assumes it's healthy just because it's vegan!) Chef Eric Tucker keeps that menu rotating seasonally, and has been making all the right moves for over a decade.
Loved everything we tried. The menu is imaginative and borrows from many different cuisines (some Asian, some European). All choices are vegan, but so refined and delicious that even meat lovers will appreciate it. The flavors are very complex, and having studied their cookbooks, I can imagine why. Lots of ingredients, most of them locally grown and very fresh. Highly recommend this place for romantic dinner or dinner before a theatre show. Be sure to make reservations. This is a popular place.
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