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All Spice

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$31 - US$75
CUISINES
Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

APPETIZERS‏
$17
Jerusalem artichoke soup
Curried hearts of palm, radish fans, toasted hazelnuts, honey-roasted cippolini onions (vegetarian)
$18
Savory black rice beignet
Roasted delcata squash, romesco sauce, crispy enoki mushrooms (vegetarian)
$18
Roasted winter squash and confit sweet potatoes
Garlicky mustard greens, cocoa nib-shallot polenta, brown beech mushrooms, fermented pepper sauce (vegetarian)
$24
Pan-seared scallops
Various pickled and cooked winter fruits, radishes, rosemary-bacon-Syrah reduction, Thai-style strawberry chili sauce
$23
Citrus-brined fried chicken
Pickled butternut squash, garlic confit, sauerkraut-potato kofta, sweet and sour cabbage, apple
ENTREES
$45
Dry-aged New York steak
Sunchoke, porcini farro risotto, japanese eggplant in various forms, roasted eggplant yogurt
$38
Wagyu beef shoulder confit
Barley-bean risotto, smoked beets, fingerling potatoes, baby winter carrots
$38
Slow-poached Scottish salmon
Baby fennel, smoked onion cream, kumquat-ginger gel
$41
Cardamom-cured Chilean seabass
Carrot-pistachio latke, sprouted lentils, smoked turnips, fresh oregano emulsion
$29
Roasted cauliflower
Red lentil hummus, feta cheese, blood ornges, beluga lentils, raisins and capers (vegetarian)
$29
Airy Parisian style gnocchi
Housemade pate choux dumplings, porcini-tomato sugo, spinach, (vegetarian)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to "All Spice" to celebrate a special event in our life. We only recently learned about their Michelin award. Amazing! Lunch was great because they provided their PreFix menu. The cost was very reasonable for only $35 which includes tax and gratuity. They...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank edwinsf8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in San Francisco for 15 years and now in the Peninsula for 13 years, I find it often difficult to find restaurants in the Peninsula that can keep pace with the quality and creativity of the dishes served in SF. All Spice is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank arasekhi
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Title may sound exaggerated, but if you like superior and creative food, in a nice and quite place, you won't find much in the bay area. This place is amazing: in each plate you recognize there is a concept behind. Flavors comes together in you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stefano F
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This place is tops! Food quality, preparation, creativity are all of a very high level. The service matches the food, and so does the ambiance of this little house hidden in San Mateo. If any place deserves the "Hidden Gem" moniker.....this place certainly does! As...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Most people know little about All Spice, even though it's right off busy El Camino Real (SR 82). That's because it's down a little street, in the middle of the block. You'll need to look good to see the little "All Spice" sign. Then drive...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I've been to this restaurant many times in the past. Its usually on a special occasion. Infact most people come here to celebrate a special occasion. Its a quiet, romantic, cute little home converted to a restaurant. This place is not just about food or...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rockonjimish
Reviewed 25 April 2018

3 small dining rooms. We were originally seated in one by a window on a very cold night, so asked to be moved. They did, right by the fireplace where it was warm. But, unfortunately we were right next to 2 ladies who were talking...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SanFranciscoVoyager
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The atmosphere is this small place is quiet and nice. I came with friends and we enjoyed the ability to chat while eating great food. The food is extremely good with special flavors. My only feedback to improve is their wine menu that wasn't good...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank omrihaim
Reviewed 22 January 2018

From the reviews, I had expected more distinctive food. Less 'fusion,' than I expected. This restaurant is a converted house, fairly intimate, seating 30+, in several smaller rooms. Except in the room where there was a larger party, the noise level was tolerable. The waitstaff...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank yakherd
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We've been here several times with small and large parties. The food is excellent and consistent. Waitstaff is surprisingly clueless about some important things, and this has repeated over several years. Desserts are still lacking. Here are more details if you like: Now that they...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Tim C
15 February 2017|
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Response from snowridergirl2012 | Property representative |
Hi Tim, Thanks for your interest in All Spice. We serve beer and wine only. Hope to see you at the restaurant soon. Best, Shoshana Wolff Owner/General Manager
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