Restaurants & Bars 1

Watergate

Monty | May 14, 2005 09:51 AM

I had mentioned the Watergate on Nob Hill last week and someone said they had eaten there and didn't like it very much.

We had dinner there last night and thought it was pretty nice. They have a 3 course dinner for $35 with a couple of "supplements." I had the foie gras (which had an $8 supplement). It was pan seared and served atop a charlette filled with fresh apricot. The sweetness of the fruit was the perfect foil wiht the wonderful fois gras. My wife had diver's scallops dusted with Old Bay seasoning, very good. Portions were just fine, pretty normal size chunk of foil gras and 3 scallops.

There was a number of outstanding entrees on the menu. My wife had the rack of lamb, 2 double thick rib chops of which nothing was left when she finished. I had the five-spice coated duck leg confit with baby bok choy, suger snap peas and rice with chinese sausage. It was outstanding, loved every bite.

They offered my favorite dessert, profiteroles, which I of course had to order. Now, in many places the normal "order" of profiteroles is three, here there were only two but it was more than enough.

I tool a bottle of 1999 Hartford Court Dutton Ranch Pinot and it went perfect with both entrees. They provided nice large stemware and I believe corkage was $15.

Overall, a very good experience. Plus, one of the great things about living here is getting to ride the only moving National Monument to and from the restaurant, the SF cable car.

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