Eos, meaning the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn, has become the hub of the quaint Cole Valley neighborhood for its unique Asian fusion small plates ... More
EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar
Eos, meaning the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn, has become the hub of the quaint Cole Valley neighborhood for its unique Asian fusion small plates and its extensive and eclectic wine list. When Eos opened in 1995 they were one of the first restaurants in the country to do Asian fusion food, and it was quickly hailed by renowned chef and food writer Micheal Bauer as the first American restaurant to do Asian fusion well. In addition, Eos Wine Bar was one of the first wine bars in San Francisco and remains one of the few wine bars today that also serves award-winning food. Soon after its opening, Founding Chef Arnold Eric Wong was named the 1996 Rising Star Chef by Gourmet Magazine
Exquisitely delicious Asian Fusion that is worth the trip, located in an upscale neighborhood. The Thai salad have an interesting mix of flavor, every bite is worth savoring. Delicious small plates of lemongrass/edamame risotto, beef/tofu/eggplant, and prawn cakes. Save some room for their decadent desserts such as Kaffir Lime Rice Pudding, five spice chocolate creme brulee, and Bananamisu
That's a direct quote from the waiter on my first visit to Eos. And he was absolutely right. The shiitake mushroom dumplings ARE indeed to die for. I love the tapas-style dining experience, and the food is very good. However, the plates are really small, so it gets pretty expensive if you want to eat your fill. But the atmosphere is great, and the waiters are incredibly nice. It'll be packed even on weeknights, so you need that reservation. All in all, it's a great night out for dinner. And what's more -- you know how hard it is to find the right place for a first date? I found that Eos makes a great first date (three times)!
Both the restaurant and wine bar are great - if the wine bar is not crowded, i prefer it for a more intimate occassion or to get a flight. Some menu recommendations - the Shi-itake Mushroom Dumplings are delicious. I have made friends get this who do not like mushrooms and everyone LOVES this dish. Also, highly recommend the skirt steak and ahi tuna tower. They often have good desserts (a peach blueberry crumble warmed w/ vanilla ice cream I once recall) so it's a great place to just grab a glass of wine and dessert as well.
like the name says, eos is a restaurant and wine bar. you enter the restaurant on the corner, and the wine bar is in an adjoining building next door. they share a kitchen. everything we've had here has been wonderful, but especially the tea smoked duck and chicken in clay pot which was amazingly tender and just fell off the bone. you can't go wrong with the ahi tower or day boat scallops either. desserts and cheese selection make nice nibbles if you're just grabbing a light snack at the wine bar. definitely a good spot for a date or romantic dinner.
I was so excited to have dinner at EOS. They sat us 1/2 hr late. Which was okay, the mgr. treated us to an appetizer. The food is excellent, please try the rice pudding its awesome. My friends and I didn't agree to well with the service. The waiter left out a lot of our dishes that we ordered. Very disappointing. It got to a point where we cancelled the remaining dishes. Even-tho we really wanted to try their duck dish. Note: Their dish size is small. All and all the food was excellent. Hopefully, the waiter was just having a bad night or needed to be somewhere later that evening. Ciao!
the wine menu is laid out logically from light whites down to heavy reds, and there's a good variety of wines by the glass. the space is dark but not too dark, the waitstaff is hip and dressed all in black, and the place was full but not crowded-feeling on a recent saturday. since it's a wine-bar, they dont care if you're not ordering food, which is nice because you can linger over your vino while looking into your date's eyes. :)
prices on the food looked high, but i didnt try it, so i'm not sure if it's fitting.
It's hard to find that comfortable, sophisticated and upbeat place that nice enough to take a date, but fine for a casual evening drink with a friend too. EOS brings it all together; food, ambience, great wine and a casual scene. It's refreshing in a city with little staying power for the little neighborhood meeting place. And, if they do stay usual those of us who could stick it out too can't afford it. EOS is worth a return trip.
I live in the neighborheed and I've been here a few times but won't go back. The staff is stuffy and pretentious and if you don't dress like a model they treat you like a street person. The last time I was there, the busperson cleaned our entire table off, including the condiments before we were even finished with our glasses of wine!
i love the food and the wine. great service in the restaurant, but drinking and dining at the wine bar are also splendid. Sunday - Thursday 5:30 - 7:00pm: $1 oysters and $5 wines and sake cocktails
Happy Hour Sunday (extended hours!) 4:30 - 7:00pm
**happy hour offerings not available at special events and during holidays**
i heard a rumor you can byob with no corkage fee at monday happy hour. call eos to verify.
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