For Valentine's dinner, my boyfriend and I went to Aux Delices on Polk street between Union and Green. This is our third time visitng and it continues to please us. The decor is nice and we were lucky to have a reserved booth waiting for us.
The food is vietnamese and is well priced. For two entrees, one starter, one cup of soup and a lemonade, we spent about $41.
To start, we had the imperial rolls which could be a meal themself. They are huge, come with salad, cold noodles, dipping sauce, cucumber, carrots and cilantro. The ends were a bit burnt, but otherwise very filling. Not those small rolls you get sometimes.
My SO also had Arlyne's soup which was egg noodles, ginger beef, vegetables and broth. Again, the cup was filling and the broth was very good. It tasted as if it had been simmering for awhile allowing the broth to soak up the meat and veggies.
For entrees, SO had the cold charboiled beef and lemongrass salad. He's a fan of this salad especially because he has them remove the beansprouts and they actually do it (unlike other places). It's a light salad but big on portions. And he likes that they don't skimp on beef.
I had #49 which was beef curry cooked in coconut milk with veggies coming in a hot pot. It was my first time eating this dish and it was excellent. The coconut milk cut the spicy factor down and it was more of a creamy consistency. It had red bell pepper, sauteed green string beans, and bamboo along with a lot of beef.
All in all, I would highly recommend this restaurant. The waitstaff are very pleasant and the portions of the food is great and the price really can't be beat.
2327 Polk Street, (between Union and Green streets), San Francisco, CA 94109-1821