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Cynsa | Oct 2, 2007 01:06 PM

Sens - opened on October 1 for lunch and dinner.
"inspired by the Southern Mediterranean, focusing on Turkey, North Africa and Greece."

If you're reading blogs, then you've had a play-by-play accounting of the rigors and ambitions of a new restaurant -
The perfection of details from the selection of stemware to the artful plating of the sublime desserts promises a culinary adventure and delivers pleasures to the palate with sustainability intention, organic and local.

Lunching is a guilty pleasure, a three-hour respite with a dear friend after a two-month absence. It's the rare occasion made very special by the postcard-perfect view of the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge with impeccable service and the comfort of leather chairs, over glasses of Prosecco and Vermentio; laughing at life's follies, everyday minutiae and a friendship that spans 37 years.

I can imagine this table aglow under autumn's full moon. We're eager to return for the Autumn Squash and Chestnut Manti or the Mint Noodles with wild gulf prawns or the Wood Roasted Whole Fish and vegetable briam. For lunch; the Lamb Burger, beautifully medium-rare with pickled okra and fries, the Seasonal Greens with pomegranate, orange blossom honey and coriander vinaigrette, the Bitter Lettuces with mache, endive and Mission figs, Graviera cheese and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette and a side of the incredibly beautiful colors of the Fall Vegetable Briam. Coffees. Ethereal cumin-scented pot de creme with apple-walnut-white fig salad is Autumn Arrival...the other was Shuna's Famous Dark Chocolate Sauce with sesame cake. I came for Dessert and stayed for lunch. Truly delightful.

Sens is beautiful Wood, Stone, Art glass sconces. Gracious hospitality. Simply wonderfood, that's a typo that will suffice for the moment.

4 Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
(at the top of the spiral walkway) at Sacramento and Drumm Streets
San Francisco 94111

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