The restaurant is located in San Francisco's Financial District, my favorite part of the city ^.^, I like my concrete jungles hahaha and definitely gets very crowded. You'd definitely need a reservation if you're eating here on a Friday or Saturday night.
The decor is very...manly & dark, but still cozy. I love it. It's rather dark inside the restaurant and it's got the most magnificent bar ever. But...I didn't wanna look too cheesy so I didn't take a picture of the bar lol. I guess a manly tavern means dead animals on the wall •_•
We were seated immediately since we had a reservation. Not like some other restaurants that make you wait like 30 minutes even after you have a reservation. We got seated next to the fireplace so it was super warm and cozy =]
Service here is really great! Plus our waiter was hot teeheee ^_~
The kitchen is open so you can see everyone in action. T_T Tyler Florence was not there that night...I guess he doesn't work on Friday nights haha
There's a rumor that he's there on Wednesday evenings ^_~
Once you're seated, they bring you these popovers, which I've never had before. These are deeelicious!! They taste quite eggy but are amazing with the homemade butter that they serve with this.
Most amazing butter everrr! It's mixed with EVOO & it's just so fragrant & fresh.
I was debating between ordering the Steak Frites and the Organic Fried Chicken. Then the couple sitting next to us insisted that I must try the Fried Chicken, that it'll "change my life." LOL uhhh I was very doubtful that my life could be changed so easily with chicken. But I ordered it anyway.
Holy crap this chicken was amaaaazing! No, it didn't change my life but damn, Tyler Florence can make a mean fried chicken ^o^
The crust was sooo crispy & flavorful, full of spices. Lots of rosemary. And the chicken was super juicy & tender. Really really good. Highly recommend this!
My friend and I also ordered a side of Baked Macaroni & Cheese to share. It's one of their most popular items. This was aiiight. There's too much ricotta cheese in it so it was super creamy & slightly nauseating after you take a few bites. But the crust on top was super yummy.
My friend ordered the Cowgirl Ricotta Ravioli but she was starving so I didn't bother to take a picture of hers. She might've tried to bite my hand off for making her wait to eat her food LMAO
This dish was also really good though. Very unique taste I can't quite describe. Even though it's a ricotta ravioli, it wasn't too heavy.
For dessert, we ordered a Financier Cake to share. We ordered it because we had no idea wtf a financier cake was. We didn't like it -_- it was mehhh
It's just a dense pound cake-like cake that's almond flavored. It's served with honey thyme ice cream, which tasted amazing though. Too bad they didn't serve just the ice cream by itself!
The presentation was super cute though.
I couldn't finish my fried chicken so the waiter packed it away in the nicest takeout container I've ever seen. The fried chicken still tasted soooo freaking good the day after. Ahhh I want some nowwww! \^o^/
And they gave me a postcard & matches in my doggy bag lol That Tyler Florence sure pays attention to detail!
I'm looking forward to trying some of the other dishes at this place. Apparently the menu changes often =D The staff are very well trained and courteous, no one hurries you. The food here is quite good. Overall a fun fun fun dining experience for me!!
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