I posted a comment earlier about SF chowhounds wanting an experience comparable to Citronelle but without the sportcoat requirement. I receive thoughtful responses and debated between Corduroy and Komi.
Our experience at Komi was OUTSTANDING!!
Unpretencious from the outside, I agree that the dacor was a bit stark and sterile. They told us they had recently warmed the place up a bit but I think they should go further. I would also recommend a decorative screen blocking the kitchen door since it was not an exhibition style kitchen and basically, our fellow diners got to watch the waitstaff clean glasses.
Excellent service and good recomendations on wine. They were knowledgable about their list and not apprehensive to say when they were unsure of something.
We went with the tasting menu which, if you choose, is required for the whole table . The courses just kept coming! Interesting flavors and presentations! We have a great meditereanian restaurant locally but there is no similarities in any of these menu items. Oysters, stuffed dates, intersting mousaka, etc.
We chose the sucking pig entee (for 2) and our friends had the lamb. Meats were moist and fell off the bone!
We had a truly special evening and a truly special meal. Thanks chowhounds, now I'm the restaurant mayven!