Just noticed the “Grand Opening” banner flying on the restaurant in the Da Vinci Villa on Van Ness and Filbert and walked over there this evening to find out the story. It opened a couple weeks ago and features dim sum night and day. The menu shown is available from 11am to 3pm. It’s also served from 5pm to 9pm except for the rice noodle rolls and the taro dumpling. More items will soon be added to the dinner time menu. I asked if the evening dim sum dumplings were frozen from lunch service and the man I spoke to said they’re made fresh and waved toward the two cooks in the open kitchen. The restaurant also serves Western breakfast to hotel guests.
I noticed his logo polo shirt and commented that it was the same as the staff wear at Guangdong Barbecue Tea House on Irving Street. Bingo! Same owners and the Cantonese roast items will be sourced from there. I learned that large party orders such as roast pigs can be ordered a day ahead and will be transported to the Van Ness locale in the morning for pick up. Finally, something authentic (and hopefully good) closer to home.
Let’s hear some reports on the food.
Dim Sum Club
2550 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109