Stopped in a Lulu's last night. The first thing you see is that giant open fire they use for roasting and and on a cold, damp SF night, you can almost feel the warmth.
Started the evening with the iron skillet mussels which were as good as ever. They also had fried smelts, a very generous serving with a spicy aioli. Were very good but I probably like Bistro Jeanty's a little better, more crisp. Still, we didn't leave any.
Entrees were rex sole a la planta and beef short ribs. The sole was spicy and very good, three good size fish which I opted to bone myself. Lots of sauce with olives and red peppers. My wife said the short ribs were some of the best she's had out. First, it was a huge serving, they were very tender and very moist. The bite I had was excellent.
And, finally one of my favorite reasons for going to Lulu's, dessert. I think they have the best profiteroles in town, 3 large puffs filled with vanilla ice cream and covered with a gooey chocolate sauce and chopped nuts. YUMMY!!!
With 4 glasses of wine, think it was about $130 before tip. Service was perfect, not one glitch. I've read now "noisy" this place is but there was really no problem. We had a really fun couple from NY sitting next to us so there was some lively conversation.
Overall, would certainly go back. I know this place gets hot and cold reviews on this board, but we saw no problem with it at all.