Two of us went to dinner here Mon 7/17/06. I made reservations over the phone in the morning a little after 10am and the lady said I had the last reservation!!
Walking from Embarcadero Bart takes about 15 minutes, and we got to the restaurant about 30 minutes before our reservation. We were seated anyways since it wasn't busy yet. B. got a glass of wine. We got bread which was good and dipped w/ the slightly spicy olive oil. Later we noticed there was a red pepper floating above the olive oil.
Everything sounded good on the menu so it was a tough decision. Dishes we tried: garlic soup w/ rock shrimp, bacon, bread & egg $10-was good but I was expecting a creamy soup--it was too watery for me and didn't come with any bacon that I could see or taste.
Warm Piquillo peppers w/ goat cheese, Calif raisins & moscated vinaigrette $10 was good, but for the price I'll skip it next time.
B. got a cod dish appetizer that he really liked. $10-$12 can't remember.
Marinated lamb chops w/ a potato gratin $23-Excellent. Very tender and juicy, ask for it medium rare! Potato gratin was delicious.
I got the veal cheeks comes w/ peas and corn and some brown sauce. $23. I liked the veal cheeks-which was very tender but I didn't like the peas-too hard, corn was just ok--maybe from a can.
Dessert-we tried the turron mouse cake w/ roasted almonds. $7. It was very light tasting and the almonds were crunchy reminding me of corn flakes a bit.
Total was around $90 after tax but before tip. I'd go back to try other dishes that Chowhounds like such as the warm sheep's milk cheese & ham terrine $12, steamed pacific snapper $19, Biarritz chocolate rocher dessert $7; or the chocolate cake "amatxi" $7 (seen on Check Please). Portions are good size and we left really full, but we also had no leftovers.
On OpenTable they only have one seating at 6pm. They have two unisex bathrooms.
1015 Battery St (@ Green)
Lunch M-F 11:30-3pm
Dinner M-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
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