Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

San Francisco Bay Area

Tonno Rosso on the Embarcadero

Share:

Restaurants & Bars

Tonno Rosso on the Embarcadero

krafter | Oct 17, 2004 12:22 PM

Had an opportunity to lunch at Tonno Rosso, the italian restaurant on the ground floor of the Hotel Griffon. I wasn't sure what to expect from a hotel restaurant, but I was very impressed. The bread basket had great foccacia and baguette, with a small bowl of cured olives alongside. I was sure this would be good because I had such a hard time choosing what to order. There were at least three appetizers and as many main dishes that I wanted to try. Finally settled on ravioli filled with roasted pork loin, which was surely cooked over the open hearth fire I passed on the way in. The plate arrived with 5 large ravioli in a light arugula pesto sauce and was excellent. My collegue at the table ordered the seared ahi tuna which had an excellent crust.

I don't know much about the hotel, but it looked quite charming, and it's right across the street from the Farmer's Market.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound