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Michael Mina

Certificate of Excellence
Financial District
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Front and Battery)
+1 415-397-9222
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An elegant and sophisticated restaurant in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco. Discrete, but efficient service, beautiful plates and cutlery. The menus is relatively limited, which is likely to guarantee freshly cooked food. Mainly focused on sea-food though some meat dishes are also served. Whereas the food is of good quality, I was not overly impressed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular...yes, I know. Sounds rather dramatic. We enjoyed the Seasonal Five Course Menu which included many fantastic flavors. The tuna tartare was one of my favorites. YUM Service was outstanding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the tasting menu and enjoyed every dish. The combinations were intriguing and delicious. The atmosphere was friendly. Service was excellent and wait help knowledgable. Easy to get to from BART or cable car.

Thank aloha2055
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for Chinese New Year with wife. Heard Chef Michael Mina was in and working. My wife asked to have a photo when the opportunity arise. Waiter said he will check. Had our dinner and as we were getting ready to eat dessert, wife again asked and was told they'll check. A gentlemen came out and said Chef Mina... More 

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Provo, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in at Michael Mina for lunch before heading back to the airport during recent business trip. Everything was excellent. One of their signature dishes is the Ahi Tuna Tartare with ancho chile, quail egg and pine nuts. The wait staff prepares it tableside. Excellent. I also had the Maine Lobster Pot Pie with cognac-lobster cream—a fun variation on traditional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining at Michael Mina is an indulgent experience. We returned to Michael Mina with fond memories of classic dishes we had tried years before. We decided to try to the prix fixe lunch in hopes of recapturing the happy moments. The staff was incredibly accommodating, friendly and generous. They ended up spoiling us with 7 courses, when the lunch usually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I've headed to some truly amazing places over the years in Paris, London, Sydney and Asia and this is in the best 5. Superb food, great service and wonderful dining room and drinks. The tuna carpaccio with quail egg turned a non-tuna lover away from the dark side. Also loved the partridge dish and sashimi. The wine pairing was superb... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Had a great micro-dinner at the bar at MM. Short on time and needing some great food and beverage - hopped on a bar stool, ordered a "Other Borough" and WOW - incredible blend of great boozy cocktail made by hand in a high energy, customer facing, world class cocktail artist - complete with gold flakes on my ice cube!... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went here for a drink after eating at Perbacco down the street, and ended up wishing we had eaten here. The service was great and the décor is very nice. Meghan was our server at the bar and she is absolutely amazing at her job. Will definitely be back for more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The dinner was awesome. We had a series of courses which were amazing. The beef was super tender it melted in the mouth. Every details was perfect. Also the selection of wine to accompanying the dishes was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Front and Battery)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-9222
Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA is the crowning jewel that captures the core of Michael's philosophy: bold yet balanced flavors achieved through a combination of acidity, sweetness, spice and richness. At the helm, Executive Chef Raj Dixit achieves these bold, balanced flavors in a cuisine, which draws upon global influences, showcasing the highest quality authentic and seasonal ingredients. The 5-course tasting menu invites guests to explore a dynamic expression of Chef Michael Mina's vast culinary influences while also providing options within each course for the guest to define their ultimate dining experience. The tasting menu is offered for dinner only at $135 per person, with vegetarian options and supplements at an additional cost. A paired down 'a la carte' dinner menu is available at the bar. Lunch is served in the dining room featuring an à la carte menu and at the bar featuring an array of seasonal small plates, as well as salads.

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Staying in Financial District

Neighbourhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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