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ClosedOpens at 17:30
$$$$ Price range per person $75-150
1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco
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San Francisco, California, USA

After a long walk around Nob Hill, visit this restaurant and have a rest here. Italian dishes are on the menu at Acquerello. Many visitors come to try nicely cooked foie ravioli, foie gras and amuse bouches. Taste good biscotti, panna cotta and semifreddo.

The wine list is diverse, it can satisfy the needs of all guests. Get your meal started with delicious juice, latte or tea. The terrific staff demonstrates a high level of hospitality at this place. People say that the service is fabulous here. Pay fair prices for eating at this spot. The divine decor and cool ambiance let clients feel relaxed here. The two-star Michelin restaurant will provide you with showpiece dishes prepared by a senior chef.

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My niece and I celebrate our birthday each year at a fine (sometimes Michelin Star ⭐️ restaurant). This year it was Acquerello. Exquisite tasting food and fantastic wine pairing. I highly recommend for those extra special occasions.
Cuisine: 5 Service: 1 Decor: 9 Value: 3 Overall: 2 Two Michelin star restaurant in SF with 4.5 stars on Yelp, I expected so much more. Maybe due to that hype, I set my expectations high, but shouldn't they be? What I know for a fact is that other SF Michelin star restaurants like Saison or Birdsong destroys what is being offered at Acquerello, food-wise and especially service. As you can see from my score, our group of four walked into a beautiful dining room that I consider absolutely gorgeous. Good start to the evening, which continued with a few decent amuse bouche. Looks like the beginning of a wonderful dinner, where we were celebrating an anniversary. We all chose the 5 course for $150, which includes  dishes from any section, but only one from the entree section. That's cool, so we choose what we each wanted and then some relative different dishes in order to try more variety amongst everyone. Below are our group's thoughts on the cuisine itself. Highlights: 1) Cuttlefish "Tagliatelle" was unique and tasty 2) Duck Liver Terrine was delicious, bread was not 3) Foie & Truffle Pasta was flavorful 4) Desserts were mostly all quite good Lowlights: 1) King Crab + $100 Caviar was way too salty, yuck! 2) Grilled Spanish Mackerel was somewhat fishy 3) Spinach Pasta w/ Wagyu Bolognese was boring 4) Risotto tasted only tomatoes, no spot prawns 5) Gnudi lacked any real flavor and quite unspectacular 6) Turbot had a horrible sauce that did not work at all As for service, it was decent throughout the night. Never felt it was really that friendly, more professional, but not bad. However, when we returned one of the two Turbot entrees, they really showed their colors and turned an evening of celebration into something our group would never expect from any two Michelin star restaurant. The story goes like this. We returned an inedible turbot that had a cool center, to only receive the same one back overcooked. When we complained again and asked to simply remove it from the bill, they took off $15 for the dish. Wait! You can't take off at least 1/5 ($30) of our 5 course meal price ($150) when the main entree was messed up? When I complained that the discount seems improper, the waitress explained that they simply dropped one of our meal price from five courses to four courses. I then explained my position that both four and five course meals were allowed only one main entree due to its value, why should we accept the $15 only discount as if the entree was treated like an appetizer. Her answer was "That's how we do it here." What a line! No real apologies or any comped drinks/desserts, what a way to leave your patrons feeling at the end of a meal. Due to not wanting to cause a scene to ruin other diners' experience, as well as being with friends who drove up from Fresno just to eat with us, I simply accepted the situation and chalked it up to a failed Michelin experience. Honestly, before the incident, we were discussing that maybe this would be a good place to come for a three course meal of plates we enjoyed. Well, that's not happening. Can't a two Michelin star restaurant understand that when customers dress up, plan ahead, and pay hundreds of dollars to dine at their restaurant, the least they deserve is some respect. If customers left feeling less joy than when they came in, you failed at your job. I rarely give one star reviews, and the scores don't necessarily average out, but no one should have to feel disrespected on a night reserved for celebrations, Michelin restaurant or not.
A very high-end Italian cuisine served in a converted chapel with vaulted wood- beam ceilings.  For 30 years Acquerello has offered unparalleled fine dining in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood.  If you love Northern Italian food and prefer Michelin Guide Starred restaurants, I recommend this restaurant to you.
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1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, California, USA, 94109-3619
Booking Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi No takeaway Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 17:30-21:30
WednesdayWed 17:30-21:30
ThursdayThu 17:30-21:30
FridayFri 17:30-22:00
SaturdaySat 17:30-22:00

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