Medjool is a Mediterranean tapas restaurant as much as it is a Mediterranean wine bar. In both cases, 11 nations are elegantly represented. With a ... More
Medjool is a Mediterranean tapas restaurant as much as it is a Mediterranean wine bar. In both cases, 11 nations are elegantly represented. With a seductive lounge, vibrant mezzanine, a hip hotel, and the city's only sky terrace featuring 360A(deg) views of San Francisco, Medjool is truly an oasis in the Mission District.
It's a great one-stop shop. Come by around 7pm for dinner and then stay for drinks and dancing. Then spend the night at the hostel which is part of the restaurant! The rooftop scene is fun. The dishes were tasty but pretty small.
The Food is what saves this place. While the decor is to die for gorgeous the accoustics kill any ambiance at all. It is so crowded and loud everytime I have been there. Yes the food is great some of the best SF has to offer but the price is still too high for what you actually get. Service is is also some of the best I have experienced but you can tell who is new and whether or not they will last. I would definitely go there more often if they had better price point and it was a more relaxed atmosphere. Of course they do not have to depend on repeat business at this time because they are packed every night they are open. Perhaps its the Sangria. Honestly one of the most comprehensive wine lists I have seen. Some considerable thought has gone into the menu and its pairing. I strongly recommend reservations.
Medjool is a restaurant and bar. I went there last night and my review is for the bar portion. I think the rooftop on this place sets it apart from the rest. Reminded me of Mission Rock where a part of it is outdoors. On, a good clear night, chill on the rooftop. The rooftop is fairly spacious and is a good place to chill and relax. Last night was packed to the rafters. Only minus for me was that there was only one bar on the rooftop. With that many people there last night, it took a while before we got our drinks. Other than that, its a great place to party, unwind, and relax.
Medjool is a generally pleasing, if overpriced, night on the town. Small plates (the pork is a stand-out) carry the menu. Cons: the evening hours are noisy, crowded, and often feature slow service. The rooftop deck sports a beautiful view of the city, but should generally be avoided on weekend nights unless you long for those frat party days. Daytime at Medjool, however, is an entirely different scene - chill, comfortable, and hip with added character from the passers-by staying at the hostel upstairs.
Medjool is full of color and variety - multiple areas to lounge (cafe, bar, mezzanine, roof deck), warm and inviting atmosphere, pan-Mediterranean food for many palates. Spanish, French, Middle Eastern...it's all there. Try Friday night on the roof deck for Mojitos and appetizers. Service was pretty slow, but the ambiance and food were worth the wait. Prices are definitely fair.
This place has the potential to be great - it's in San Francisco - a city that is rich with quality dining establishments. Our experience was average at best - we brought a large party and spent a lot of money. In return, the staff was rude, food average - however like I wrote earlier - San Francisco is a city that is rich with with quality dining establishments - we currently explore those other establishments - again and again.
The rooftop scene was fun (amazing view of downtown) on a warm Friday evening in the Mission, but I wasn't overly impressed. Really just the usual type of crowd, nothing special. The food was a disappointment. Everything was overcooked (they managed to overcook both the fish and beef dishes - how do you do that???). Maybe they make more effort for the more sober diners downstairs, but the food upstairs was a disaster. I would return on a beautiful evening for cocktails with friends, but it didn't feel worthy of any special notice.
The place is huge, it lacks of any kind of ambiance, the style mix between oriental and high-tech is very annoying, like very annoying is the kitchen right in front of your eyes, it completely destroys any illusion of meditarranean flair... the food is ok, tastes good, but it is not outstanding... Will I go there again? Definitely not.
I went for brunch and it was great. We sat on top of the roof deck over looking the city and had a great tapas meal. We had the kabob sampler and it was easy to share while not being expensive. Go when it's great weather and you can enjoy the sun and a few drinks on the deck. Very low key with decent service.
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