Dined here recently during a business trip to SF. The prior review "Some things do change" is very on point with my own reaction to my most recent visit. I have dined here 2 prior times, and had also arranged one other time for my wife to dine with daughter on a recent trip my wife took to visit SF resident daughter. My 2 prior visits were all a delight, and my wife and daughter had very high praise for the restaurant from their girls night out.
For my most recent visit, our 3 person group was upstairs. All my prior visits we were seated downstairs. The upstairs was very loud, driven and led by a 6 person group literally right over my shoulder. Raucous, cackling, explosive outbursts of noise really sort of dragged down the ambiance. Independent of that, something seemed missing in the food and the service. It was as if the heart of the place was missing this night. Make no mistake, the food was very good, the service prompt, wine recommendations basically correct. But overall, it ended up being just a meal. A good meal, but just a meal. Were this my first experience, likely would be the last given all the competition in the City. But, I will assume for whatever reason they were just off (and maybe the high decibel neighbors colored my overall impression, as I was happy to be out and away from their self-centered din!)
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